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John's Grocery Inc.

Not Rated.
John's Grocery Inc.John's Grocery Inc.

75 Ratings
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 6.96%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

401 E Market St
Iowa City, Iowa, 52245-2628
United States
phone: (319) 337-2183

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Specializes in imported beer and glassware; also known as “Dirty John’s” for selling Playboy magazines in the 1950s.

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am –- Midnight
Friday & Saturday: 7:30am -– 2:00am)
Sunday: 9:00am –- Midnight

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Reviews by daledeee:
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5/5  rDev +8.7%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This is one of the great treasures of the midwest. John's Grocery has been in business since 1948.

They currently stock over 500 beers. The only restriction is the fact that Iowa's liquor law prevents more companies from selling their beer here. All strong beer must go through the liquor commission.

That being said. Your will be hard pressed to find a better Belgian selection in the United States, The German selection is also nearly complete. There are many micro brews here also. The wine room is also supposed to be spectactular but I do not drink wine. Never have I gone here when someone doesn't offer to carry my beer out for me.

The kitchen also offers some taste treats. Just a great place.

UPDATE: 1-09-2008 I must say I was not visiting for a few years but I am proud that I was the one who first reviewed/added this fine establishment. Basically, if beer can be gotten in Iowa, it will be here. They have increased their beer area by moving it and now have over 700 kinds. Our state requirement of all beer over 6% going through the liquor commission poses problems several American breweries simply will not mess with the slow pay of our govt. beer agency. GRRR. John's has connections in Europe and they know Belgian beer. Their German selection is full of some new treats I must purchase and review. Look for many new entries in my beeradvocate column!!

06-15-2003 15:33:48 | More by daledeee
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Have stopped in here quite a few times on road trips and always found something worthwhile. Reasonable prices, great selection, plus the added convenience of other items... including glassware. Heck, they've sent stuff to me out of state as well (glassware). Love this place. Faithful customer when driving through.

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John's Grocery Inc. in Iowa City, IA
100 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.