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American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

This is the best barbeque in El Dorado and is a great local place to grab lunch. The meat tastes fresh and quality. The sauce is good as well.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 28, 2019

Went there ONE time and that is the last time.!! I walked up to the counter where cash register is and tried to talk to a man, the owner, he immediately discounted me and walked away. I ordered the food, EXPENSIVE, and took home to...eat. I was SUBSTANDARD. I will NEVER eat there again. Don't wast your money.!!!!!!!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

We ordered take out during a business trip and the experience was excellent! The food was delicious, hot, and plenty of condiments to go. The fried pickles and chips are EXCELLENT!! If in El Dorado, STOP IN HERE!! Thank you JJ’s!

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed January 11, 2019

I have eaten here now three times in the short time I've been here and coming from Texas I can tell you JJ's BBQ is Off the Chain!! Small place but food cooked to order so if full go on in, order and wait for...a seat... you will not regret it!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Smoke fills the parking lot and street surrounding this ramshackle joint on Main Street, giving JJ’s an authentic guarantee. Inside it’s packed with gewgaws and people. The food itself, the actual draw, is rather dry and cool to the touch. Best bites: coleslaw and the...spicy bbq sauce, worst bites the brisket and smoked pork.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

How lucky was I? Stopped at JJ’s during travel thru town. Whimsical place with genuine people and atmosphere. Barbecue was spot on, perfectly smoked and the spicy sauce excellent. Sides were also delicious. Their home made fresh potato chips, were outstanding!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Always really busy, food is good generous portions, good barbeque sandwich. The Ed's curly fries are the best.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed April 20, 2018

Food here is very tasty and satisfying. I have been here multiple times, the food is consistently good.The staff is great!

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a little bitty hole in the wall place. You order at the counter, make your own drink, and find a seat. They do charge a surcharge using a credit card. The food was really good. The fish was excellent. It's on my list...of places to try again!More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Pulled pork sandwich is delicious. Would liked to have taken 1 with me. Homemade chips r great. To bad its not open on weekends.

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Friendly staff. Nicely decorated, aquarium is a big hit for kids. Food is good, no complaints. I've had better BBQ but this isn't bad.

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed October 2, 2017

We were in El Dorado for the MAD opening and stopped here for lunch. The food was great and the portions were huge. We will be back for sure on our next visit.

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Excellent BBQ. Another small mom and pop place with exceptional food. Try their curly fries too. Don't miss the big aquarium while you're there. The kids will love it.

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Offering some really great barbeque plates. Not the best place for parkings, blooming onions are worth the trip, and the homemade potato chips are awesome . Stop in and give em a try !!

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Opinions about BBQ Joints in the south can be pretty subjective. But no matter what type of Q you like, you will love a visit to JJ's in Lower Arkansas...East Main Street in EL Dorado, to be specific. This lil jewel has been on its...feet for 26 years...operated by the husband/wife team of Joyce and Joe. My Pick 2 dinner plate was very tasty...ribs and chopped pork. But just as great...the baked beans and mustard-based potato salad. But the real tasty touch at JJ's...fresh fried, home crafted kettle chips and now...fresh fried, homemade pork skins...complimentary to munch on while you wait for your meal. The atmosphere is funky and fun...full of hodge-podge nostalgia. But the real treat is the southern hospitality shown by all the staff...the owners, the cooks, smoke shack guys and their genuinely friendly server, Susan. They were all "johhny on the spot" with whatever we needed. We loved the joint and will definitely be back again. Heck...why not when they feed ya like kings and make ya feel as welcome as family, you just gotta return. Great job...Joyce, Joe and company. Keep up the great work and keep things "smokin" at this El Dorado landmark!!!More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Yes, JJ's BBQ offers takeout services.

JJ's BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5