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2441 N 11th St. (11th & Cornhusker Hwy), Lincoln, NE 68504
402-464-7428
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

Did lunch here on recommendation of a relative. We had combo meals. The brisket and pulled pork were excellent. The ribs were tasty but a little fatty. The beans were excellent. The place is a order at counter type with seating available, good for take out. I would eat here again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ole D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did lunch here on recommendation of a relative. We had combo meals. The brisket and pulled pork were excellent. The ribs were tasty but a little fatty. The beans were excellent. The place is a order at counter type with seating available, good for take out. I would eat here again.

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Thank Ole D
Montrose, Co Usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

When we entered we realized it was more of a take out BBQ than sit down but there were tables and we ate there. They did offer suggestions which helped me. I had the Psycho Sandwich and a side of beans. The sandwich had both brisket and pork. It was good as were the beans. I had the mild sauce.... More 

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Thank ChocolateTraveler
Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch on recommendation of a local. Was not disappointed. Told to get there early because they sell out and usually close before 3pm. Signature dish is burnt ends but I got a pork/brisket/rib combo. More than I could eat so it made a takeout meal too. Spicy sauce was just right with a little kick. Seating for... More 

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Thank James W
Owatonna, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Killer pulled pork, tender brisket, ribs were perfectly cooked. A variety of sauces to choose from, baked beans were especially smoky and tasty. Everything we had was done right.

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Thank Chris N
Nebraska City, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We arrived at Phat Jack's just before noon and by the time we picked up our order at the counter, the line to place an order reached the front door, so "beginner's luck" with timing on our part! We are from the deep south (GA and LA), so I'll caveat my review with a note that we are a bit... More 

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Thank wendy S
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We stopped here after a game on a Saturday afternoon. The burnt ends were labeled "when available." Luckily they were available. We shared a combo plate and order of burnt ends so, we got to try it all. It really is outstanding BBQ. Ribs, pork and brisket were all delicious. I saw people skip coming in due to the line.... More 

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Thank eeboz
Dunedin, Florida
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Came here for a quick lunch. Ordered the Big Red brisket. Sauce was a little runny for my taste. Flavor of meat was good but it was not as good as Tennessee, Alabama or Texas BBQ. Enjoyed the cheesy potatoes. They were delicious. I also had cole slaw that was very good. Big minus was that there was no sweetener... More 

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Thank gatorcindy
Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I returned again for take out (I was too lazy to go to a restaurant). Basic and simple BBQ. Grabbed the take out, picked up some beer (they don't sell any) and all was good.

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Thank Matt M
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Having grown up in Chicago and lived in Texas and Missouri; many a bite of BBQ has passed my lips. Never would I have thought to find the best BBQ in Nebraska. Don't let the modest location fool you, the food here is awesome; and I'm not the only one who thinks so. The walls of this humble establishment are... More 

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Thank Jessica R
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

this place has great food. for me it was a drive clear across town, but it was worth it. don't let the looks of the place scare you off. the food is great. mostly counter service with tables, or take out. we need something like this in Lincoln. I would go more often, if only it were closer to me.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2441 N 11th St. (11th & Cornhusker Hwy), Lincoln, NE 68504
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: 402-464-7428

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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