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Phat Jack's

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2441 N 11th St, Lincoln, NE 68521-2230
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place definitely isn't fancy but we went there based on the reviews of the food not the decor. You order and pick up your food at the counter and even though we showed up 2 minutes before closing they took the time to explain the menu and had no problem letting us sit down and eat our food there.... More 

Thank mpizzaman
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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217 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Very good BBQ and its in Lincoln Ne. These folks have that Kansas City type BBQ that's properly cooked plated well and served fresh. The sides are good. I am not a big fan of their beans but they are ok. All of the meat I have eaten is tender and very juicy. I have eaten there several times and... More 

Thank Bones83
Lincoln, Nebraska
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

After tasting Seattle burnt ends, I know what a gem we have in Lincoln. It's first come, first served, so be sure to be early if you want to order burnt tips. One order and two sides are perfect for the two of us, but the important thing is the pure taste of candy melting in your mouth. Tender and... More 

Thank RHKoller
Hillsboro, Oregon
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360 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We stopped by here after a class and I was pumped to try their burnt ends. I love me some burnt ends. Unfortunately we were too late and they were sold out. The waitress told us they usually run out of them shortly after lunch. She recommended we call in and do a pickup order earlier in the day. I... More 

Thank Trafcon
Milford, Nebraska
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We visit this place often because of the friendly service and best darn BBQ in Lincoln. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for great BBQ.

Thank Tamara R
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We love the ribs and the burnt ends, when they are available. I would love to try the Nachos. We have never eaten here I always stop for carry out.

Thank hmom358
Bellevue, Nebraska
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88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I came here a couple years ago with my friend and returned today with my husband. We shared the Jacks Combo thinking it would be a light lunch to spare our appetite for dinner later. Not the case! ;-) the combo came with a pile of brisket on a piece of Texas toast, a pile of pulled pork also on... More 

Thank xcathyx
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Phat Jack's is spectacular. It's KC style BBQ from a family that does competitive que. It's in a strip mall and it's best for lunch because they run out of food every single day. I'd recommend the psycho sandwich which is brisket and pulled pork.

Thank Hansogovern
Lincoln, Ne
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Hard to find, tucked in Belmont Shopping Center, but easy to love! The place is tiny and lunch is pretty crowded but it's worth the wait and sharing tables with your new friends. They have won compititions and have the trophies to prove it. They are simply the best and just be ready to lick your fingers!

Thank Hunleygirl
Lincoln, NE
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Well worth your visit. Excellent service and food. The brisket and beans are my favorites, but I am also addicted to the Carolina sandwich. Easy parking and access. Fair amount of seating, good hours and menu

Thank twoboys4me

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2441 N 11th St, Lincoln, NE 68521-2230
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: 402-464-7428

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?