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Bad Bones BBQ

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1421 US Highway 51 N, Arbor Vitae, Minocqua, WI 54568
+1 715-358-0200
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good20%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brisket” (28 reviews)
“smoked meat” (8 reviews)
“beans” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1421 US Highway 51 N, Arbor Vitae, Minocqua, WI 54568
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful , generous portions. Amazing bbq. Sauces are wonderful. Carolina fries with cheese sauce for dipping are a Must! Will be back soon to try pizza and get more bbq. Pork and beef brisket were our ffavorites.Great slaw also, Yum!

Thank Erin W
Aaron A, Owner at Bad Bones BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to BB on a Saturday night at 8pm on a weekend when it was not visitor's weekend for any of the camps. When I walked in, there was no line. There were only two seated tables. Heaven - because on visitors weekend the...More

Thank nlman1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has it going on for BBQ! The illegal part is the fries with cheese curds and gravy! Pure OMG! And all the different types of BBQ sauce you can put as much or little as you want! Portions are huge, bring your appetite!...More

Thank 405kylew
Reviewed June 8, 2017

So we stopped here for dinner on our way out of Minoqua. The parking lot was full so that is always a good sign. No waitresses here..order at the counter and grab a table. This place is no frills and strictly about the food. I...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Last month a friend and I got together at this fabulous rib joint. We had the most delicious melt in your mouth incredible food. I had a pulled pork sandwich that was mounded with simply delicious coleslaw in the traditional way of having a pulled...More

Thank k d
Reviewed March 3, 2017

This was our first time eating at Bad Bones BBQ. My husband and I both had the pulled pork - it was delicious. Sauces were also very good - the Memphis style was our favorite. Very generous portion - we both ended up leaving the...More

Thank jdlakeshore
Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

We just finished our meal and I had to grab my phone and let everyone know about this new gem! Wow!! My fave BBQ place was forever Corky's in Memphis but Bad Bones just took their place. The ribs were meaty and juicy and the...More

Thank Lexipup12
Aaron A, Owner at Bad Bones BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate the great review! Thanks for stopping in

Reviewed January 24, 2017

The ribs are out of this world. Many different sauces to choose from. Smoked out back. The restaurant is easy to miss. Almost looks like a house. Service and food are the best very friendly. We stop every time we visit Minocqua.

Thank Alvin R
Reviewed December 23, 2016

Ok, you may ask yourself, why 3 stars on a review titled "Food Excellent". I will get to that.First, the food. Gyros on Wednesday, awesome. Wings always great, fries great, pulled pork, great. Brisket, not so much. Ribs, not so much. Now for the two...More

1  Thank loydsmith
Reviewed December 15, 2016

Best beef brisket in the Northwoods. They also make a good pizza always trying making their food the best it can be.

Thank Ronald W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1421 US Highway 51 N, Arbor Vitae, Minocqua, WI 54568
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: +1 715-358-0200
  • E-mail
Description
We offer Southern BBQ up North. Our daily menu offers pulled pork, brisket, ribs, and chicken. You can get these as a sandwich or dinner, and we offer combo meals as well. We also offer a variety of specialty sandwiches featuring our smoked meats. Don't forget about our pizzas too!
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