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Jay's Bar-B-Q

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4215 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806-5812
+1 225-343-5082
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Overview
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good56%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
Dec 9, 2017
“Great BBQ and Service”
Jul 17, 2017
“Not so great”
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4215 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806-5812
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

Jay's BBQ has been in Baton Rouge for over 50 years and run by the same family since it opened. We usually share a chopped beef po-boy and fries. The food is always served hot and the fries are excellent as well. Service is always...More

Thank D2522OSbillm
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Thought by stopping at a local, family owned place the food would be great - not so much. the sliced brisket looked like roast beef, the sausage was dry and looked like it had been recooked several times and the ribs were dry, dark brown...More

Thank ezunigafamily
Reviewed November 8, 2016

This was the worst version of bbq I've ever seen. I ordered a two meat bbq plate and was served sloppy joe ground beef and some form of thin shaved pork. Neither meat had any flavor, taste or texture. The bbq sauce is kraft out...More

2  Thank kengoney
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I found Jay's in 2011 when I was in Baton Rouge for work. It reminds me of a place I used to go to in Lafayette as a kid. Their chopped beef is very good as well as their sliced beef. I always try stop...More

Thank Tireswing69
Reviewed August 25, 2016

My dad grew up eating Jay's bbq, and I grew up eating Jay's. It a classic in my family! A little bit of a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but well worth it! Love the bbq poboys! I would recommend to everyone. Enjoy!

Thank Celeste A
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Tried Jay's Bar-B-Que for lunch because I had a discount certificate. Nothing special, just average, no-frills sandwiches and sides. Took a while to check out as there is only one register and a line waiting to check out.

Thank timeless2020
Reviewed May 18, 2016

My co-workers come here for lunch frequently, so I decided to come along. I can't believe I've been missing out! A simple, old-school business, with great food and friendly service. No pretensions, just deliciousness.

Thank AlnAbroad
Reviewed April 28, 2016

My co-worker raves about this place. Joined her there for lunch with other co-workers once. I had a sandwich, which was good, but nothing to rave about. Cheese Sticks were good. Staff was very friendly and service was fast.

Thank Mitch M
Reviewed December 26, 2014

It doesn’t look like too much has changed at Jay’s since it opened in 1954. The faded old sign beckoning off of Government St. advertises as much. I'm not a big BBQ guy, but I really enjoy stopping by Jay’s for lunch when I'm in...More

Thank tomgray347
Reviewed December 21, 2014

Awesome BBQ. Fantastic burgers. Years of expertise. Great family atmosphere. A must eat. Dislikes arent many. Should have been a nationwide chain because of its great consistency, a nice local secret.

1  Thank Donjarell R
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4215 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806-5812
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Baton Rouge
  • Phone Number: +1 225-343-5082
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