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208 North Main St., Nelson, WI 54756
(715) 673-4717
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everytime my wife asks me where I want to eat I say JJs. Great BBQ! I love me a rack of ribs. Brisket is very good as is the pulled chicken. I would skip the wings as mine were over done. But who goes here for wings. Just get the ribs and get messy. Never disappoints!!!

Thank Andy P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu was priced fair. The portions where good. The beef brisket sandwich was AWESOME! In it self the place was interesting with all the different things to look at while your having your sandwich. I would drive 50 miles out of my way to come here again.

Thank Daniel C
Mazeppa, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

My 95 year old Mom has been in a senior homecare in Nelson, WI for 2 years. We chose J & J's for a meal in 2014 and have been back every time we visit. They serve the most tender, delicious hand rubbed ribs, with great sauces on the side, and batter fried shrimp for miles around. The side orders... More 

Thank Diane195019681971
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This place is awsome, great food, great staff,all at a good price. Not big chain store food. This is how it should be done.

Thank glenovette
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love this place! Great small family owned and run bbq. Being from Texas the food here was outstanding we had everything from ribs to pulled pork and what we would call appatizers. All was hot ready and had great flavor. We are making a trip back the end of June for another round

Thank ksranchtx
Barnwell, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Going thru area stopped in and tried the Southern pork it was awesome will being stopping back on my next trip thru love there decor

Thank Billy P
Bloomington, Minnesota
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We waited in line for 20 minutes, then another 30+ for our food because of how busy they were. We got a full slab of ribs, a chicken dinner and pulled pork nachos, and there wasn't one meat or side that struck me as good. Everyone in the place, all regulars I'm sure, we're professing their love for it over... More 

1 Thank Jason S
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after ice fishing. Everything was welcoming from the smells to the environment to the staff. The food was reasonably priced. We received our food relatively quickly and uhhh, was the BBQ goooodddd!

Thank andrearose81
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

We were bumming around Lake Pepin on a recent Sunday afternoon, watching eagles, and relaxing. Decided to give J&J a try, and boy are we ever glad we did! Memphis style dry-rubbed ribs, smoked with a subtle, flavorful and not charry-tasting smoke, perfect blend of seasonings on these tender, cut-apart with a plastic knife-kind- of -tenderness ribs! Oh my-- just... More 

Thank Janelltheowl .
Minneapolis - South of the River
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110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Cute bbq shack with two seating areas plus open to attached gift shop. Beef brisket sandwhich was tender and on unique bun, pretty tasty but extremely greasy, bbq beans we quite good with real chunks of fresh bacon but the potato salad was shaved potatoes so kinda mush. I would return to try the pork, have more beans and see... More 

Thank WilderE

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 North Main St., Nelson, WI 54756
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: (715) 673-4717

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