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208 North Main St., Nelson, WI 54756
(715) 673-4717
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not the best ribs ever but for this area these are worth the trip

A truly family run restaurant with all hands on deck. Really good bbq meats. Not the best ever but very good. The ribs are dry rub memphis style....a turn off for some but for others who like their ribs meaty these are excellent. Only two sauces....regular and mustard-style. The fries are okay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
markmywordz
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Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
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127 reviews 127 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A truly family run restaurant with all hands on deck. Really good bbq meats. Not the best ever but very good. The ribs are dry rub memphis style....a turn off for some but for others who like their ribs meaty these are excellent. Only two sauces....regular and mustard-style. The fries are okay but the beans were good. Best part might... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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126 reviews 126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This no-frills barbeque stop was a great place to get some delicious pulled pork and smoked brisket. Everything is served in a basket and there was nothing fancy, but the focus of this small town eatery was to get the food right and out quickly. The dining area also served as a store selling mostly antique replica items, and was... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Stopped in Sunday night, didn't realize they close at 6pm. Got there about 5:45. The ribs were really good but felt guilty about them closing right after we got there so kind of had to eat quickly. Food was good and am sure would enjoyed it more had we paid attention to the clock. Wife got the brisket. that was... More 

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Saint Paul
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were driving home from a weekend trip and happened upon J&J in Nelson, Wisc. It's a unique place with excellent b-b-q, good portions, and nice prices. It's a place where you order and pay at the counter and they bring your food out when it's ready. Two of our group had brisket, one had the Nelson cheese steak sandwich,... More 

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Mantorville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Made the short drive from Rochester over to J&J on Saturday afternoon. Wow what great food and service! I have been going there for years and me and my family always have a great time checking out all the unique merchandise and the massive bottled PPP selection. Owners Laura and Jim are super friendly and hard workers. This place is... More 

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Durand, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

They certainly do have wonderful food, but their hours are not consistent as well as the owners can be quite rude which will not keep the locals coming. We have spent a lot of money here when it comes to dinners at harvest time and the last time I called (which when I do call I normally have to call... More 

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Nelsonribman, Owner at J&J Barbeque, responded to this review

We are sorry this customer feels this way but we fell people who are in the door waiting to order should be served first. We have found people try to call in an order to get ahead of the waiting customers. This person feels she is to busy to wait in line just as we get to busy to always... More 

Payson, Arizona
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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Driving between LaCrosse and "the cities" stopped because of their ice cream reputation. Screams "Americana" and reminds me of things my grandmother collected and most are for sale. The walls are covered with humorous signs and old advertising slogans. The shelves are covered with knick- knacks. The ice cream met our expectations, and we assume that the barbecue is as... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great place! Food was fresh and very tasty! Big portions! We went to the eagle center in wabasha which is 5 miles away ;) great activity or families!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

I came in to eat and wanted something put on the side she was rude about it and also they don't make certain things on certain days to be careful and ask of they are making the item you want so you don't stand in line for 20 minutes waiting for the owner lady to write out slips they should... More 

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Nelsonribman, Owner at J&J Barbeque, responded to this review

With the large volume of customers saying we can't change an item is a fact not being rude and we do have items only made on certain days. As to catering we post it on Facebook and on our answering machine to let folks know as we are a small business. It's to bad they don't have a place business... More 

Buffalo City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great tasting southern style bbq ! Best I've had. The atmosphere is wonderful. The staff is friendly, and so much to see. A really fun place,, and great spot to meet up with friends and family.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 North Main St., Nelson, WI 54756
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: (715) 673-4717

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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