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2310 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704
608-249-7427
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9:00 pm - 11:00 am
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Mon - Fri 9:00 pm - 11:00 am

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good BBQ!

My husband & I like to find good BBQ places & we found one at Smoky Jon's! The owner is a multi-BBQ champ & seriously knows what he is doing. We ate a weekday lunch here and the place was hopping. I had smoked turkey platter; my husband brisket. Both delicious. Good smokey flavor and tender... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 19, 2013
lynnejack99
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Bloomington, Illinois
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  • Local cuisine
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Bloomington, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

My husband & I like to find good BBQ places & we found one at Smoky Jon's! The owner is a multi-BBQ champ & seriously knows what he is doing. We ate a weekday lunch here and the place was hopping. I had smoked turkey platter; my husband brisket. Both delicious. Good smokey flavor and tender. Everyone there seemed to... More 

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I'm always seeking out good BBQ joints. This one is small (about 8 tables) and friendly. I ordered 2 meats, brisket & ribs. My sone had a burger & my wife had chicken & pulled pork. I would say all meats were a step above Famous Dave's. Really good ribs, all meats were moist. Unfortunately, no one outisde of Texas... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Hard to believe they have better tasting brisket and ribs than anywhere I've been to in Austin and Dallas Texas. (I lived in Austin for 6 years and traveled to Dallas 8-10 times each year) Great smokey flavor but not overpowering. Extremely tender meat. Must have the brisket! Ribs we're delicious and falling off the bone. Couldn't get enough! Sauce... More 

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Alberta Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

I have been all over the USA and after hearing so much finally got to Jon's. wow impeccable service and the food though a little pricey was one of the best BBQ meals Ive ever had and Im picky. Jon was there too. Definitely can't wait to return...

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We always get the pulled pork family pack. Great pork= great slaw= great sammy. Quick service. Small seating area, that's why we carry out.

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WI
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146 reviews 146 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Back for more. I think hands down the best smoked meat in the Midwest. I am a little particular about wet sauce. I know, I know. But these guys really know how to smoke their meats...low and slow. I love the tangy and spicy sauce. Their sides are great too. Not exactly in the most convenient place to get to,... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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120 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Delicious BBQ from friendly, saucy folk. The brisket was as good as any I've had in Texas and the sauce was sweet, spicy and with a little heat. They also offer a number of tempting sides (you get 2 with most everything on the menu) including a great corn, skin on fries, coleslaw, beans and deep fried biscuits that look... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Okay, got to MSN Airport early for my flight and did a quick search for dining in the area and saw Smoky Jon's Barbeque, and thought I love barbeque....why not give Smoky Jon a try? The place is literally 1 minute from the airport entrance on Packer Rd. Just a small place that just looks like a great barbeque joint.... More 

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Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Over the years we've heard alot of hype about this place.....so we decided to take a drive and try it. I love brisket....this was right there with the driest brisket I ever had....it was sliced very thin and was dry (where's the fat??). Both my husband and myself had the sandwich and both would not order it again. I will... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Love this BBQ, which is a high compliment from someone who grew up in Kansas City, home of great BBQ!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2310 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-249-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 pm - 11:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thursday
9:00 pm - 11:00 am
Friday
9:00 pm - 11:00 am

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