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Fat Jacks Barbecue

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$$ - $$$
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6207 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-3934
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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Madison, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and good service. The ribs were very good. They have a salad bar. Will go again. Only downside was that we saw quite a few flies.

Thank jdouglas1
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a great place! Went for the Cajun cheese curds as recommended and was not disappointed! Melt in your mouth!! Codfish special delicious and so much food! Emily our waitress was wonderful😊

Thank Brianna F
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. I'm quite picky about BBQ, but their sauce is very good and the ribs were cooked to perfection. Their "zesty Cajun" cheese curds are the best curds I've ever had anywhere - and this is coming from a WI native so I know what I'm talking about. They aren't spicy at all, just super flavorful. Giving... More 

1 Thank Kristin K
Janesville, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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350 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $17
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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 53716-3934
  • 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?