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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed January 13, 2020

If smoked meats are your thing, Fat Jack's is your place. The menu has a very nice variety of smoked beef, chicken and pork and sides. If you can't choose, just go with a combo meal. Options of both dry rub or wet sauce available....Staff is friendly enough, restaurant was clean. Eat in or take out is available. Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

We were looking for a place to stop heading home from up north and stumbled upon Fat Jacks. Boy, am I glad that we did. The food was too notch. Between all of us at the table I think we got every sort of meat...and sides. Everything was well cooked and tasted great. My tip would be to just get the dry rub and do that saucing by yourself. Grab yourself a beer and enjoy the barbecue!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2019

I've had Fat Jacks from the Fat Jack's in Ithaca and it was excellent. That FJ has closed so we called in a takeout order. When we got it home the brisket and the ribs were all overcooked and tough. Will never get take out...from them again.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019

Food is always good but boy the lady at the front needs to learn about greeding customers. She didn't get a tip just for that reason. Also please wipe down the condiment bottles. They are disgusting. Oh and don't use the same rag to wipe...every bottle in the joint. Even the menu's are gross.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

Very hard to find a local please to eat in Cortland. Stumbled on Fat Jacks BBQ. Audrey was super friendly and have us some recommendations on what to see in Ithaca I would recommend the collard greens and the brisket.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I checked this place out on a Sunday afternoon.... the aroma from the outside and inside are awesome... go to place an order and get the " I'm sorry we are fresh out of ribs" ... ok.. still wanna try something and...we are starving so took a few more minutes.... find something else and .... yep they are out of that too.... finally settled on a combo plate with brisket and 2 sides each... only got one side each... made a request for the rest of our combo and was told it will be right out.... nope... after picking at our cold tasteless brisket... I tell them to just bring me a box so I can take the rest to go and here comes the "new Orleans beans and rice" that we've been waiting on.... I'm not a rude person so I just asked for a box and we packed up and left.... I paid over 40 dollars for 2 combo plates...1 warm beer and 1 Pepsi that I had to get myself....I'm sure that maybe we just caught them on a bad day... we all have them but... I really wasnt impressed with the flavors...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

the food here is good and fresh. the location is well maintained the bathrooms are clean. the food is expensive however

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

My fiancé and I stopped in for lunch one day, there was no one in the restaurant. Guess that should have been our first clue. The staff was not eager to stop their personal conversations to answer questions or help us. Should have been clue...#2. When we finally got someone to take our order she was extremely rude. They refused to make changes to any of the items on the menu. For example, the bbq sandwich I wanted did not come with coleslaw, I asked for it to be put on and she flat out said NO. Should have been clue #3. We ordered, took forever to get our food and she wouldn't even bring it to us. We had to go up to the counter and get it. The food was ok. The bbq was very greasy and lacked good flavor. The name is perfect "Fat" Jacks because the meat I had on my sandwich was very fatty. Gross! We definitely won't be back.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2018

When I think of barbecue I think of flavorful even without the sauce. That was not the case. The food just lacked flavor. Even if you get any of the meats with some type of sauce on it, it is still not enough. I had...the pulled pork and the ribs and the little bit of sauce they added was not enough to give it flavor. The price is average for BBQ and my cheese fries were great just wish the meat had more flavor.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Went at lunchtime on a Saturday - it was quiet. Food was delicious. BBQ and burgers are what this place is all about.

Date of visit: October 2018
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