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J&J Barbeque

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208 North Main St., Nelson, WI 54756
(715) 673-4717
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10:30 am - 7:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best BBQ around the area, hands down!!

We stopped in for the baby back ribs & brisket dinner with fries and cole slaw. Hadn't been here since the owners bought the adjacent place and added a full service bar also but we were happy to see that the food hasn't changed a bit. The BBQ was still fantastic, the sauce is great. The slaw and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
grandpathomas
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Wabasha, Minnesota
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Nelson, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Food is average, but the service is usually not great. Interesting décor, although not a lot of seating area.

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Wabasha, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stopped in for the baby back ribs & brisket dinner with fries and cole slaw. Hadn't been here since the owners bought the adjacent place and added a full service bar also but we were happy to see that the food hasn't changed a bit. The BBQ was still fantastic, the sauce is great. The slaw and fries were... More 

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lake city, mm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Just across the river from Wabasha Wisconsin is a major intersection of travel where you'll find Nelson Wisconsin, home of J&J's BBQ. What seems small on the exterior will soon pass as your experience the big flavor of their authentic flavor. Too much to describe here so go and experience it for yourself... ENJOY!!

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is one of the best places I have eaten at in a long time can't wait to get back to the area so my family can eat there again. The line was long but well worth the wait. Food comes out hot and fresh. Best ribs I have ever had.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We decided to make the trip to Nelson for some BBQ with a guest Memorial weekend. After a great visit last year we had high expectations. This time the wait to get our food took forever. With only two people ahead of us we still waited over half an hour. Once the food finally arrived the ribs were overlooked on... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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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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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