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333 Watson St, Ripon, WI 54971-1516
+1 920-748-2232
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (72 reviews)
“mac cheese” (16 reviews)
“wings” (16 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
333 Watson St, Ripon, WI 54971-1516
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ordered the sampler to share. Most of it was average. Ribs: a little above average; brisket a little below average. Otherwise, fun place and service is helpful and friendly! (give 3 and a half if I could)

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank hurricanemitch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The B B Q tasted like it had been baked or boiled.No Flavor unless you dip it in BBQ sauce.BBQ is supposed to have a nice smoked flavor.The meat should taste so good you should not have to have sauce to give it flavor. I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Scottym r
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place! The food was delicious and came out quickly. They had so many sauces to choose from and their lunch special was a great value. We loved it!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lindseyc611
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

We love J’s! The brisket is to die for, and the staff is always nice and fast. My MIL absolutely loved the cowboy caviar and the cornbread. The owners are always working at the place, and that’s really important. I love that they are involved...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank emilyjk15
Reviewed October 13, 2018

While it's definitely not the best barbeque I've ever had, it was fairly good. I would definitely visit here again. Everything was tasty and delivered fairly quickly. I believe the service and the food at J's BBQ has actually improved since my last visit. Now...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank photoguywisconsin
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I've always loved J's! ALL of the food is delicious, the atmosphere is fun, and the service is awesome. I've love Jen and Susan and they always great me with a smile and at least a little conversation even if they're really busy!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank aekbrumley
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

it is a super good place, will definitely be going there again! people are super kind and service is quick

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jessesmith799
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Thankfully man at our hotel recommended this restaurant. Only open Thurs-Sat. What a find. I am from Kansas City and i know my BBQ. Brisket amazing, best Mac and cheese and cornbread. We will drive 1.5 hours to come back and eat here again. Susan...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank carriebobarrie4
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Came here on a whim with the family looking a for a place that wasn't fast food and it was fantastic. I ordered a 1/2 lb of brisket chopped and it was amazing (I had to get the brisket after seeing them prepare it for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mattp598
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We went for all you can eat wings on a Thursday with family. Loaded fries were great! Wings were good. Liked we could sample the sauces! Loved my Spicy Bloody Mary ❤️ macaroni and cheese was good and loved the jalapeño corn bread!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank shellkreegs
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September 1, 2016|
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Response from Nancy G | Reviewed this property |
I don't know or belong to the restaurant. but I do belong to trip advisor and I give my honest opinion. you can check some of my options on places in Green lake. I believe if I can help one traveler then they may help... More
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October 21, 2015|
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Response from Susan R | Property representative |
We have vegan, vegetarian & gluten-free options. We make everything from scratch. I am also a clinical Nutritionist in addition to being one of the owners, so I would be more than happy to guide you along. Thanks in advance... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 Watson St, Ripon, WI 54971-1516
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +1 920-748-2232
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