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Fat Jacks Barbecue

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6207 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716
608-221-4220
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 22
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just good food

The chicken dinner is the best. The fish fry is good, too. The service is very good. Try to go for an early or late dinner as this place isn't that big and there is really nowhere to wait for a table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
DoubleD1015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went here for lunch and tried the ribs and beef. Had to pry the meet off the rib bone and the beef was pretty dry. Had friendly greeting but the only time we saw our waitress was when we ordered and when she brought the check. Doubt I'll go here again anytime soon.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The chicken dinner is the best. The fish fry is good, too. The service is very good. Try to go for an early or late dinner as this place isn't that big and there is really nowhere to wait for a table.

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I used to eat here before Badger hockey games as a kid. It's been a while since I've eaten here but don't remember it being this good. Some of the best BBQ I've had in a while. Lot's of historic WI stuff to look at and the staff was very friendly.

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Evanston
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131 reviews 131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We would stop here on our way back from Northern Wisconsin to Chicago when the girls were young and when we had a chance to be in Madison last Friday we made a point eating lunch at Fat Jack's. We were warmly welcomed and immediately seated and our waitress was especially helpful in walking us through the menu. We had... More 

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Madison
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went on Tuesday for the all you can eat ribs and chicken. The smoke taste was horrible and we won't be back -- EVER! The ribs weren't baby backs and they were difficult to bite into and impossible to chew. The chicken was 1/2 a breast and 1/2 a thigh. The highlight of the meal was the garlic bread... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Got there early. At 4 pm. Place was not busy on a Saturday night. Salad Bar was basic but good. Food took a while to receive but everyone enjoyed their meals very much. Ribs, pork, brisket, all very good. Beans kinda boring, I make better ones at home. Coleslaw is apple cider vinegar based so we hated it. Prefer mayo... More 

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WI
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We stopped in on a Friday evening around 6:30. We were seated promptly by a friendly hostess. It took a while for our waitress to get to us, but she was friendly as well. We have had BBQ all over the US, so we are well versed in what great BBQ looks and tastes like. I ordered the 1/3 rack... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Second visit to this area on business and both trips had a required lunch at Fat Jack's. Service is attentive, port, chicken, slaw, garlic bread, and beans all just soo good. And I can't forget the cajun cheese curds with their variety of BBQ sauce. Must visit every time I come here.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

My family has been coming here for years and have been enjoying good local BBQ! The atmosphere is great and you really can't beat the smell of wood burning in the smoker. Baby back ribs are best for take out as they are really messy...spareribs and sliced pork and brisket are excellent and fat jacks BBQ sauce is great too...prices... More 

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Arlington, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I have never written a review for a restaurant, until now. This needs to be said. My wife and I enjoy eating out at different places, I noticed the special for all you can eat on Tuesday nights and even invited my daughter and her family out last night for what I thought would be a great food experience, wrong!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6207 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison  >  Monona
  • Phone Number: 608-221-4220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 17
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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