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Jimmy's Backyard BBQ

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201 Milan Ave, Norwalk, OH 44857-1178
+1 419-668-2200
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Jimmy's is the place to go for BBQ. Very nice selection on the menu and good service. Try the wraps, they are the best.

1 Thank Michael H
North Ridgeville, Ohio
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104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This is outstanding BBQ, a must stop!!! Please do not judge this BBQ joint by its cover, it is in a strip mall, but is is a LEGIT BBQ joint! You will be greeted by the most friendly staff. I have two suggestions: 1. Ask them what to order (they know) 2. Share your sandwich (let's you sample more, Mmm... More 

Thank Kevin Q
Natrona Heights pennsylvania
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

But the feel of a family owned Southern BBQ house. It starts with the meats all tender, seasoned lightly and feel and taste of an outside BBQ pit. The sauces are their own from sweet to hot. Some creativitity in the sandwich offerings such as the Jimmy Boy which is a lightly smoked sausage topped with pulled pork and a... More 

1 Thank LivinTheGreatLife
Milan, Ohio
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Good place to stop in for some BBQ. I go there 1-2 times per month. Recommend the chin dripper or the little warrior. Seems a little expensive for the area but can usually get 2 meals out of one. Get the slap yo mamma BBQ sauce.

Thank Brutane
Norwalk, Ohio
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Very small seating area, but the food is really good. Their Chin Dipper sandwich is huge and really good.

1 Thank Vickie H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

At frist I was unsure about the food,but after ordering from there,I was happy I didn't take others option cause there food is GREAT and pull pork is out of this world,so people don't hear what other people tell you,there food is awsome.

1 Thank Annie B
Norwalk, Ohio
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

I have eaten at Jimmy's on many occasions and have also taken it out. Their food is consistently good! I love the pulled pork and the chicken wings are great too. If you like BBQ, you will love Jimmy's!

1 Thank Ohiopastor68
Norwalk, Ohio
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I am not a BBQ person. It takes a lot to get me to eat BBQ. We ordered their wings for a get-together, and even "to go" they were delicious. They were very juicy, had a great smoky flavor (which also isn't typically something I eat), and were a good price. Definitely would again.

Thank L C
Sandusky, Ohio
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

If you have $7 and 5 minutes, you can walk in, enjoy a brisket sandwich with a load of brisket on it, and your choice of sauce. (I recommend Sara's Spicy.) For decades, I've lived in cities, towns, and villages, where that transaction was impossible. Now, thanks to Jimmy's, not only can I walk in and get BBQ, I can... More 

1 Thank JimSandusky
Norwalk, Ohio
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251 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Was on the north side of town and decided to try Jimmy's. Bought the special of 1/2 rack of ribs with two sides and a roll for $9.95. My meal was good and the service was quick. I would stop bye again for take-out.

Thank Suze44857

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Milan Ave, Norwalk, OH 44857-1178
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Norwalk
  • Phone Number: +1 419-668-2200

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?