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208 North Main St., Nelson, WI 54756
(715) 673-4717
10:30 am - 8:00 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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Wabasha, Minnesota
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome BBQ beef, pork, chicken, it's all good. Large portions of you might want to share, I did say might it's so good. Huge bloody Mary's .

Thank _d47riverrat
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you get the chance to have the smoked prime rib go for it. Great value, great food. Great people.

Thank Alan N
Kewaskum, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Smokey. If you like smokey BBQ you will love this. The chicken, pork and brisket all are very good. Now the Strange. Three separate buildings, restaurant, bar, gift shop. You have to order food at the counter in the restaurant, they take credit card. Drinks you have to order in the bar, sorry cash only bar. Soda you have to... More 

Thank Dean P
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

I've been to Nelson numerous times, often the sight of an eagle devouring its prey at the National Eagle Registry, just across the bridge in Waubasha, MN, has me thinking of what I want to eat. Barbeque in Nelson is the first answer that comes to mind. You'll love all the briq-a-brack from bygone days in this fun place. It's... More 

Thank Bill H
Elgin, MN
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We have lived in the area years and just recently were told about his place. It is amazing. I love their ribs. They are smoked and a dry rub so you are able to add as much or as little sauce as you like. This is really nice as I do not like my ribs swimming in sauce...it takes away... More 

Thank Tracy D
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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 July 9, 2016 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

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?