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Fat Jacks Barbecue

6207 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716
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Ranked #3 of 38 restaurants in Monona
Price range: $8 - $17
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Most recent review
- Apr 16, 2014
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72% Recommend
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English first
Monona, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I ordered a take out order for several racks of ribs early in the day and was quoted a price that was their "catering price". When I picked up that evening the cashier needed help ringing up my ticket and got someone from the kitchen. The man that came out and told me that wasn't going to be the price... More

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Monona, Wisconsin
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The smokehouse is right out back, and during the day the pleasant smell wafts across Monona Drive. Prices are very reasonable for authentic BBQ. If you are looking for a good salad bar, there are better places in town, Fat Jack's offers great pleasure for the carnivore. Service is friendly and attentive, and the weekly specials are indeed special. Baby... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Starting looking for a Fish Fry and saw Fat Jacks. Great decision to change gears. Server Talia was friendly and informative. "You've got to get the cheese curds"! Boy, was she right-Best we've ever had, and that says a lot. Not "pre-fab" and super light. Wings were also tasty. Servings were so generous for appetizers, we opted to share a... More

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We live almost 2 hours away, yet we get back to Fat Jacks about 5-6 times a year and we've been going there over 20 years. We travel to Madison for the Badger hockey games and we found Fat Jacks when the Badgers played in the Coliseum. Over the years we chose our favorites and no longer need a menu... More

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Sussex, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Our waitress was friendly. The BBQ beef and pork were good, the grilled drumstick was moist and flavorful, the grilled chicken breast was dry and flavorless. Only two BBQ sauces to choose from (sweet or spicy). The worst beans ever ... especially for a BBQ joint! They were bland and mushy, and indistinguishable from Campbell's pork and beans from a... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We stopped on a Sunday evening. There were several families having dinner. Although the greeter was not too happy with her job, our server was outstandingly friendly, knowledgeable and fast. We had the eat all you can BBQ chicken (special), and a meat platter. The chicken was average for BBQ food. It had a good smoked flavor but was not... More

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Goderich, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

My husband found this restaurant while looking up good restaurants in Madison...we were not disappointed! The spareribs were on sale, all you could eat, and were an amazing value and flavour, smoked right on site. The sides were delicious: coleslaw with apples, baked beans, garlic bread and ranch fries, all tasted awesome! I was just sad that I couldn't finish... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I went there with group of people and they told us they ran out of ribs.very poorly ran.we drove 50 miles to get there and they have no ribs.they also refused to subsatute anything else on there menu. I will never go back. So do yourself a favor and never go to Fat Jacks Ribless BBQ.

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Saugerties, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Went here for lunch, and the food and the waitress were great. Very good ribs, and the brisket was tender and moist. The sides were obviously homemade and really topped off the meat perfectly. The "hot" sauce was not that hot, and had a great flavor. The waitress knew everyone in my party and what the usually order, and she... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Fat Jack's smokes it own barbecues on site. The food is good solid food. This place puts on no airs but the food is good and portions adequate. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is typical o fa small town restaurant in the Midwest. If you are not from Wisconsin you can learn about us from the decorations (collectibles)... More

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