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333 Watson St, Ripon, WI 54971-1516
+1 920-748-2232
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (67 reviews)
“mac cheese” (16 reviews)
“wings” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
333 Watson St, Ripon, WI 54971-1516
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There were 5 of us starving for lunch. We stopped here on the recommendation of a friend while in town for a wedding the next day. Since we’d never been here before and all 5 of us were hungry but didn’t know what we wanted...More

Thank castlerock20
Reviewed 5 days ago

Love the food and atmosphere at J's BBQ. Best place for BBQ outside of Memphis. Gotta have the Brisket! Love the ribs too along with their shrimp, fish, spinach salad dressing; and the cornbread has real corn kernels! Do the "J Walk" to order. Good...More

Thank Chytowngal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading so many outstanding reviews, I had to try this place. The menu looked promising and so my son and I ordered a platter that had just about everything. The food was just ok. The brisket was way over rubbed. The pulled pork was...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

We happened upon J’s BBQ this spring while passing through Ripon. We are so glad we stopped! It’s the best BBQ we found in Wisconsin. We like it so much we made a detour on our way to Wi Dells just to eat their lunch...More

Thank allysone178
Reviewed May 20, 2018

The food was amazing.... Brisket was the best I have ever had. The negative...they aren't open on Mondays.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

No more needs to be said, the title says it all. We've eaten here for lunch and supper and it's always been great.

Thank 123Katew
Reviewed April 3, 2018

A little pricey, but overall pretty good. The atmosphere is very nice - great rustic look to the place and friendly staff! Wasn't a fan of waiting over a half an hour to pick up take out. The breaded cod was very good - not...More

Thank lookinout4u510
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Did the simpler platter. Was $25, thought it was a little steep but plenty of food to feed me and the wife. Great brisket and pulled pork, chicken wings plan. Corn bread was good. Over all good experience for a collage town.

Thank DBTraveler01
Reviewed March 10, 2018

Wow. This is the place to go for authentic BBQ. The brisket and corn bread is out of this world and the prices are incredible. Fun staff. Fun atmosphere. Get there early so you don’t miss out on the brisket.

Thank Yichoke
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

J's BBQ is the best Southern BBQ place in the Midwest. Not only is the food amazing, but so is the "story" behind the place. I have read some reviews from some people who obviously are oblivious to what this great overall restaurant has to...More

Thank Heidi J
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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
Nicole B
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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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