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Fat Jacks Barbecue

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6207 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We are fans of Famous Dave's style ribs because there aren't many local smokehouses here in Wisconsin like there is down south. Fat Jacks is one of those local eateries that blew our minds away, except it's 50 miles away from where I live so we don't come too often. We got the ribs that had the citrus rub. Oh... More 

Thank GBPackerFan4evah
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

I wanted to try out some local food on my work trip. Found this place off of trip advisor! I went on a Tuesday where they had the spare rib and chicken combo! So much food! Very good. Also, loved the pepper sauce!

Thank Christina D
McFarland, Wisconsin
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We booked Fat Jack's for a surprise party for my mom's 90th birthday for about 25 people. Can't say enough about the food, service, help with the arrangements (Mary even did the decorating and cake cutting)! We did it on a Thursday night when they have all you can eat chicken and ribs. The food was terrific, the service unparalleled!... More 

1 Thank Raffdura
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Saw the billboard took the turn. We love Barbeque and have it on all of our travels. It must have been an off day because most of the other reviews are decent. Ordered Cajun cheese curds that were so greasy they were swimming in it. Mentioned it and showed waitress who said, "well that's what they always look like." Had... More 

Thank HarleyGirl61
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214 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

I'm in town again on business and I was so impressed with the barbecue I had the last time I was at Fat Jack's Barbecue I had to come back again for lunch. Today the had a daily soup special which was cheeseburger soup and it was awesome, I regret that I only order a cup instead of a bowl.... More 

Thank Pat M
Madison, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We had them cater for our wedding and it was absolutely delicious and everyone loved it. Every time that I have been in there for dinner, the service is so slow! Even when there's only a couple tables. Also, I have tried to go there a couple times and it has just been closed with no explanation on the door... More 

Thank vachaan
Monona, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

Fat Jacks is a great local place to eat. Local...since it is in my neighborhood. The food is good and the staff is very facilitating. I've had chicken, ribs, and pork and like the all. I usually have the red beans and rice and coleslaw.

Thank Joyce F
Grand Rapids
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Delicious every time. Great ribs, chicken and fish fry. Friendly and efficient staff. It's one place my son always has to visit when he comes to madison.

Thank Mary A
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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137 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten at Fat Jacks on occasion and have enjoyed their family restaurant atmosphere and pleasant wait staff. I usually have Barbecue Ribs, along with their extensive salad bar. The ribs tend to be too dry at times, but they are tasty. The salad bar is great. We also like the garlic bread and a side order of beans.... More 

Thank Bruce H
Youngstown, Ohio
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Per the waitresses recommendation, I had the brisket and rib combo . The brisket was so tender, you darn near needed a spoon to eat it, it fell apart so easily . The Rib's were good as well . There were two great sauce's... A normal and a spicy . Couldn't decide which one i liked better , so I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $17
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6207 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison  >  Monona
  • Phone Number: 608-221-4220

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