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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
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All hours
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Medford, Oregon
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138 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

That's right, forget dinner. We are stuffed. These guys have room in the last six years and the barbecue competition with the greater Lincoln Nebraska-area. In 2016 competition in Montana,barbecue cooking I forgot to include first, second and two fourth place winnings for overall barbecue, chicken barbecue, ribs, and brisket. This place is located in a strip mall, sandwiched in... More 

1 Thank Anita W
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant appearance is nothing great, but the food more than makes up for it! Their burnt ends are the best!

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great barbecue! I have never had anything that didn't taste great. I especially love the burnt ends.

Thank Sandi M
Grand Island, Nebraska
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to eat here after the football game. Fast, friendly service. Good BBQ food. Neat to see all the awards they have won displayed on the walls. Very comparable to Kansas City BBQ.

Thank catdub
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent the week in Southwest Iowa, Omaha and Lincoln NE and by far the best meal I had on my trip was the Burnt Ends at Phat Jack's. the meat absolutely melts in your mouth. Wish I could try everything on the menu. No BBQ exists where I live like this. Yummmm

Thank Brad K
Chanute, Kansas, United States
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a gem in Lincoln . We had the brisket and racks of ribs. The beans had pulled pork in them, just fantastic. The ribs are baby back and cooked just right with dry rub. Good bbq sauces. The brisket was done perfectly with a nice smoke ring. The pulled pork on one combo plate was nicely pulled... More 

Thank Troy K
Clinton, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This place has the best BBQ in Lincoln Nebraska. This restaurant would beat any of the competitors at Ribfest. Super friendly staff especially Lacy. This is a must stop.

Thank Darren M
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 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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231 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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?