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Jack's Original Barbeque

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5250 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85711-5004
520-750-1280
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Ive been many many times

Its a shame if you have never been. They are closed now, another BBQ shop set up in the same building. Getting so-so reviews. Jacks was the best. Ribs, sausages, chicken, brisket. Smoked on site. Sparkeling kitchen. everyone wearing hair covers and gloves. Never a disappointment. Goodbye Jack... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Michele R
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Its a shame if you have never been. They are closed now, another BBQ shop set up in the same building. Getting so-so reviews. Jacks was the best. Ribs, sausages, chicken, brisket. Smoked on site. Sparkeling kitchen. everyone wearing hair covers and gloves. Never a disappointment. Goodbye Jack, wherever you went. You were the best and one of a kind.

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Thank Michele R
Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I liked everything except you can't get the tips every day. I've been going to Jack's for 20 years or better. People just don't know what their missing if they don't eat here. Everything on their menu is good. Try taking home a quart of the sloppy Joe's for tomorrow!

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Thank Carl S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Just like I remember as a kid. Friendly Service, Excellent BBQ,! We ordered the 1/2 Rack, 1/2 Chicken, we got cornbread, Candied Yams, and Collard Greens! Everything was Amazing, Smokey flavor with the original Jack's rub and sauce! I'm so excited the new owner's stepped in, stepped up and are cooking the most wonderful soulful yummy BBQ. You have to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Expensive.....If you want to order a side of beans, don't....I did with my pulled pork sandwich, and I could actually "count" the beans on my plate. For $2.50 it's not worth the price. Just go with the sandwich and whatever side it comes with. As for the BBQ pork, it was OK.....not super, but OK. It is very pricey for... More 

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Thank Elptuc
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Very good service! The ribs and coleslaw were outstanding! Best BBQ sauce I've had. Can't wait to return to try the briskett and peach cobbler. Good assortment of desserts. The homemade pound cake was great! Homestyle atmosphere- great staff!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

I love this restaurant. I usually have the sloppy joe sandwiches which are different than any I've had anywhere. The meat is not ground, it's more like shredded and the sauce is awesome. I was their mailman for a while and I ate lunch here at least once a week. Great BAR B Q

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Jack's was OK and it is a local Tucson Landmark. I walked in with my children and was confused by what to order - multiple menus all over the walls.........AND the staff just kinda looked at us..........HELLO we are NEW here!! Finally a man from the back came an explained it all. The BBQ was GOOD, but the sauce was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5250 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85711-5004
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 520-750-1280

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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