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Fat Jacks Barbecue

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6207 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716
608-221-4220
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
kanavis31
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Youngstown, Ohio
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Grand Rapids
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Mary A
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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Thank Bruce H
Youngstown, Ohio
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank kanavis31
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

I'm in town for business and as I do many times I sought out a place for lunch from trip advisor as I enjoy trying different foods. I must say thanks to all the reviewers who posted for Fat Jack's Barbecue, your advice brought me here for lunch and I was not disappointed. I had the lunch combo with beef... More 

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Thank Pat M
Troy, Michigan
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269 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

This is very good BBQ. The ribs (both KC and back) and chicken are quite good. Their dry rub or citrus glaze are superb.I lucked into the restaurant on a Tuesday with an 'all you can eat ribs-chicken night' at $13.95. What a great deal with 2 sides plus fries. The slaw is apple cider based and quite good. The... More 

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1 Thank Jim M
CENTRAL WI
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I HAVE BEEN coming to fat jacks since the very beginning,, THE FOOD IS ALWAYS VERY GOOD,,, i love bbq and have ate bbq all over the country and they DO A GREAT JOB!!!! some of the best wings / not smoked but very good ,, THEY HAVE A XCELLENT TENNESSE bbq sause to die for !!!!! blue chesse dip... More 

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1 Thank JOEYGCentralWi
Portage, Michigan
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The food was delicious. I had the beef brisket and my sister in law had the ribs/chicken combo. I also had the salad bar which was very fresh. My daughter enjoyed her kid's meal and she especially loved doing the scavenger hunt around the restaurant. The staff was very friendly!

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2 Thank Krista P
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I mean to tell you that they serve the best ribs on the planet. These scrumptious ribs are served up right off the grill and the meat is tender, juicy, and falls right off the bone. Don't miss out on their beans, absolutely the most flavorful you will ever have.

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Thank Steven858
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105 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch and tried the ribs and beef. Had to pry the meet off the rib bone and the beef was pretty dry. Had friendly greeting but the only time we saw our waitress was when we ordered and when she brought the check. Doubt I'll go here again anytime soon.

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Thank finnegan9107
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The chicken dinner is the best. The fish fry is good, too. The service is very good. Try to go for an early or late dinner as this place isn't that big and there is really nowhere to wait for a table.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6207 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison  >  Monona
  • Phone Number: 608-221-4220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 17
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?