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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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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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  • 24
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 4
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  • 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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Portage, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious. I had the beef brisket and my sister in law had the ribs/chicken combo. I also had the salad bar which was very fresh. My daughter enjoyed her kid's meal and she especially loved doing the scavenger hunt around the restaurant. The staff was very friendly!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I mean to tell you that they serve the best ribs on the planet. These scrumptious ribs are served up right off the grill and the meat is tender, juicy, and falls right off the bone. Don't miss out on their beans, absolutely the most flavorful you will ever have.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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
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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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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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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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?