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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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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: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 39
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
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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
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Stopped here after ice fishing. Everything was welcoming from the smells to the environment to the staff. The food was reasonably priced. We received our food relatively quickly and uhhh, was the BBQ goooodddd!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
andrearose81
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here after ice fishing. Everything was welcoming from the smells to the environment to the staff. The food was reasonably priced. We received our food relatively quickly and uhhh, was the BBQ goooodddd!

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Thank andrearose81
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were bumming around Lake Pepin on a recent Sunday afternoon, watching eagles, and relaxing. Decided to give J&J a try, and boy are we ever glad we did! Memphis style dry-rubbed ribs, smoked with a subtle, flavorful and not charry-tasting smoke, perfect blend of seasonings on these tender, cut-apart with a plastic knife-kind- of -tenderness ribs! Oh my-- just... More 

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Thank Janelltheowl .
Minneapolis - South of the River
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Cute bbq shack with two seating areas plus open to attached gift shop. Beef brisket sandwhich was tender and on unique bun, pretty tasty but extremely greasy, bbq beans we quite good with real chunks of fresh bacon but the potato salad was shaved potatoes so kinda mush. I would return to try the pork, have more beans and see... More 

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Thank WilderE
Winter Haven, Florida
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Cool, rainy fall day just great for some BBQ. Sandwiches are very large and so delicious. Just the right amount of smokey flavor, not over powering, and the sauce was perfectly tangy with a little sweetness. Baked beans were excellent with nice chunks of bacon. The owner visited out table to check out how we liked our food. Very friendly.... More 

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Thank TPASEA
Alma, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Worth the drive! Excellent food! Great customer service!! BBQ sauce outstanding but they don't sell it :( Tried all the food and all of it is awesome!! Brisket to die for. Love the laid back atmosphere!!.. Get a lot of food, more than you can eat which is good you have leftovers. Just cannot drive by without stopping!!

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Thank Catherine T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

While in Wisconsin admiring the fall color, we decided to give this a try. I have to admit, the line to order was long, and we waited about 15 min to get through the line and then another 10 min to get the food, it was worth the wait! The ribs were great" my brother-in- law and husband lived the... More 

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Thank Cooker2k
Eastman, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The barbeque was fair to middling as I'm originally from South Carolina and I know what real Southern BBQ is and should taste like. The fires were good and the Ice Cream was really good and they give you a good portion for your money.

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Thank William H
Nelson, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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

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

The statement on not much seating we have seating for over 100 people the most seating of any place in Nelson thanks Jim More 

Wabasha, Minnesota
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank grandpathomas
lake city, mm
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?