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Smokin' Jack's Rib Shack

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505 W 17th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3457
+1 812-332-7427
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“cornbread” (7 reviews)
“pulled pork” (12 reviews)
“ribs” (17 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
505 W 17th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3457
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to find a BBQ place while passing through Bloomington. The food was marginal at best. The ribs were smoked too long as was the chicken - we both got the 1/4 ribs and 1/4 chicken combo meal. Both meats were dry so it was...More

Thank Dann H
Reviewed April 9, 2018

I go to Smokin Jacks at least once or twice a month. Each and every time, there is always food to take home. A nice place, friendly staff, and more than enough food to go around. Would highly recommend this place to anyone coming from...More

Thank J C
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Service was good. Decor great. Smelled fabulous. Then we got the ribs. They were mostly dried out which was a bummer as they had a good sauce. What really got me is they keep silverware on the tables in mason jars....what is to stop anyone...More

Thank Lu E
Reviewed March 15, 2018

We went to Jack's Rib Shack for my friend's birthday, and we had a wonderful time! My husband is allergic to garlic and onions, so we were sure that he would not be able to eat anything, but we were assured by the cook that...More

Thank Yu Ra K
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

To properly measure a bbq joint is by the quality of their pulled pork. Did they take the time to separate all the fat and cartilage. Is it tender and have good flavor, is there the right amount sauce. This place checks all the boxes!...More

Thank Logan s
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

While volunteering at the Bloomington Boys & Girls Club a group of us visited Smokin' Jack's Rib Shack. Lot's of good food. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Also took note than on Monday nights they have 1/2 price for Seniors so get in line early!

Thank Lugi14
Reviewed December 29, 2017

Was impressed with the portion sizes and the quality of the food. Employees and always courteous and friendly.

Thank James W
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

This is the 2nd time I've tried the ribs. There's just not enough meat on them !The portions are big, the sides are tasty. the sauces are great and the environment is welcoming too.If they would just buy better meat Id come back.

Thank ErinMorton3123
Reviewed August 17, 2017

I like BBQ and Indiana is one great place to get really good pork. Smokin’ Jack’s had been on my list of places to try for a while, but its location was a little out of the way from the hotels I normally stay on...More

Thank WA2world
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Food was alright but nothing all that impressive. Staff was friendly and attentive. Part that grossed us out a bit was the guy in the grill area with lots of hair but no hair net or hat. All in all it was alright, might be...More

Thank Lefty91
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 W 17th St, Bloomington, IN 47404-3457
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-332-7427
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