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Fat Jacks Barbecue

6207 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716
608-221-4220
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Ranked #5 of 38 restaurants in Monona
Price range: $8 - $17
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Chambersburg
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Weekday specials usually include ribs. Meat came completely off bones of ribs. Prices were reasonable.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stopped in because our first choice, Italian, was closed on Sunday and Fat Jack's was just down the road. We arrived around 7:15 and the place was still rather busy. I ordered a full slab of spare ribs and my father ordered the beef dinner. Our server was attentive and courteous the whole way through. Our meals were just... More

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Western New York
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151 reviews 151 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great selection on menu. We visited when it was all-u-can-eat chicken for $9.50 pp. Such a deal! Family-type of eatery, give it a try if you crave barbecue!

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I just started ordering form Fat Jacks, often for carryout for lunch and everyone who orders from our work place loves it! The daily specials are great, the "sides" are wonderful The price is reasonable for the quality and quantity of food. Salads are fresh, cole slaw is tasty and unique, and each dish from Jambalaya to Barbecue to Chicken... More

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Absolutely love the ribs here but the sides are skimpy and subpar. The service is Inconsistent from trip to trip

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Monona, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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