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John's Grocery Inc.

Not Rated.
John's Grocery Inc.John's Grocery Inc.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

65 Reviews
Reviews: 65
Visits: 95
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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

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Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

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: 65 | Visits: 95
Reviews by mwilbur:
Photo of mwilbur
4.85/5  rDev +6.6%

AKA Dirty John's. Lived in Iowa City for 4 years and this is one of the few places I ALWAYS make a point of stopping by when I happen to be in town. I remember when their beer selection was a tiny fraction of what it is now (they moved the wine into the former beer section, added a large walk-in cooler, and significantly expanded their beer selection...especially Belgians). They also now have their glassware housed in a neighboring house-turned-storefront. Needless to say, nostalgia certainly plays a role with my experience here. They have some truly knowledgeable staff (as long as you don't ask the newbie). Their prices are much more reasonable than bigger city stores. And they actually are a grocery...check out their deli and find some good picnic items for City Park. It is cramped, but that is part of the homey charm. You will always find something new and/or intersting here. An absolute must if you are in the area. (932 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.84/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of elkinbrown
4.57/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wapcap
3.57/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

A small grocery downtown.
They seemed to have a good selection. Nothing blew me away though. Its a grocery store so you can get some foods of course.
I'd recommend stopping if you are in the area. (196 characters)

Photo of spacecake9
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great place, a real surprise in Iowa. Lots of great beer to choose from. Most of the American craft beers are in the cooler so they are ready for drinking! (157 characters)

Photo of ALC82
4.66/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Reinbeck11
4.67/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JessLehn
4.89/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best beer selection in town! (28 characters)

Photo of jak
4.29/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

It's a little cramped, but it has a good selection and you are going to get decent service. Definitely worth going to if you are in the area. (142 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of heyheymdn
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of NathanStelter
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Always stop in here when I'm in Iowa City...selection is consistently strong and broad. (87 characters)

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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John's Grocery Inc. in Iowa City, IA
99 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.