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Jim's Rib Haven

3801 Ames Ave, Omaha, NE 68111-2236
+1 402-451-8061
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
10 May 2017
“Best BBQ on the planet.”
21 Aug 2015
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$$ - $$$
3801 Ames Ave, Omaha, NE 68111-2236
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Their meat is smoked perfectly. The sauce is outstanding! If Jim's isn't open, come back when they are.

Thank slewfoot3079
Reviewed 22 August 2015

I lived in Omaha for 17 years and moved and have been gone for 10 years and have never quit craving Jim's Rib Haven Barbeque. No it is not a pretty place , it is small and in the middle of North Omaha. When you...More

Thank royjuju
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Since I am a experienced world travler growing up in OMAHA you get Spoiled by the great BBQ found in the MID WEST STATES Like that of Kansas City,St Loius, Chicago, Texas. Oklahoma Joe's, and Arthur Bryant's,The BBQ business is very hott and Heavy a...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 10 May 2015

One thing I am extremely picky about is ribs. You know, the meat must be done just right, smoked well and that is all worthless unless the sauce is unique so that it embellishes the natural flavor of the ribs. So when that urge for...More

Thank Roy E
Reviewed 17 April 2015

I ordered a slab of spar ribs and a slab of rib tips. Both were cooked at to high a temp and for to short a time. Fatty and tough, with no smoke flavor or even a hint of smoke ring. It took 6 hours...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Spoiled by the great BBQ of Kansas City, e.g. Oklahoma Joe's, Fiorella's Jack Stack and Arthur Bryant's, I am often disappointed by what passes for BBQ in the Omaha/Lincoln area. Last night we tried Jim's for the first time and all we can say is...More

4  Thank ebfunk
Reviewed 12 March 2014

The boney box is a selection of end pieces and scraps of all the offerings--beef,pork ribs, links, brisket. Best French fries on the planet! Peach cobbler is a dream come true. The medium sauce is plenty spicy, can't imagine the hot! We drive 60 miles...More

1  Thank Ruth T
Reviewed 19 December 2013

I ordered the sliced beef (sandwich) combo. At $9.99 it was a little pricey for what you get. First of all, they use the wrong kind of bun for a BBQ sandwich. They put WAY too much sauce on the sandwich. Combine too much sauce...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Jim's ribs are great. There really isn't a dining room, just some stools along a wall. Most people use the drive through.

Thank JoRoOmaha
Reviewed 10 November 2013

I was stopping through Omaha on a road trip and decided I wanted some BBQ. I saw the reviews fro Jim's and decided to give it a shot. I agree it is a hole in the wall which doesn't mean much of anything, some of...More

Thank B G
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3801 Ames Ave, Omaha, NE 68111-2236
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-451-8061
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