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208 North Main St., Nelson, WI 54756
(715) 673-4717
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Nelson
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Mantorville
2 reviews
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
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great setting and delicious BBQ! Lots of choices on the menu for great BBQ items and Fast service. We had to have the ice cream too...warning...A single scoop is wayyyyy plenty! Lol especially after the yummy food!

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Driven past this place many times over the years heading to Rochester and never stopped. A gem of a place. Although they now have a larger dining area, we chose to sit and eat in the 'store' part, which was the original. Our food was fabulous with huge portions. You order at the counter and they bring it to your... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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110 reviews 110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went there today for the first time. We were in Pepin, WI about lunch time and were looking for something different. I'd seen the sign driving from Alma one day and the sign stuck. We tried it and the claim was pretty much right on. Great Ribs!! Half a rack was enough for me. The baked beans were also... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Big amount of food for the money. There 1/2 rack is larger that most full rack. Great Flavor. Baked Beans & Potato Salad is fantastic. You order at the counter and pay there then sit down and wait for the biggest surprise of your life. These Ribs where the best I ever had. you will not be disappointed.

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Additional Information about J&J Barbeque

Address: 208 North Main St., Nelson, WI 54756
Phone Number: (715) 673-4717
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Nelson
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue

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