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Smoky Jon's

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2310 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3178
+1 608-249-7427
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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing even remotely close to it as far as BBQ and Wisconsin. If you have any questions, just check the award list.

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Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! I am so happy you enjoy our BBQ and I hope to see you back again soon! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner) More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I eat here often and have never been disappointed. I have liked everything that I have tried. It is very small so there is not a lot of seating but people carry out alot and people move in and out easily even when it's busy. Never have not been able to sit down and dine. You order at the counter... More 

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Thank zenabeans
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this great review! I am happy to read how much you enjoyed dining with us and I hope to see you back again soon! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner) More 

Waunakee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Smoky Jon's is my family's favorite rib joint. I've visited (and dined) in 37 states and have yet to find any place that can match the taste, texture, and all-around quality of Smoky's ribs. Just go.

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Thank gbmorr
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this review

Oh my goodness, thank you so much for the rave review! I am so glad that we have provided you with the best ribs you've ever had! I hope to see you back again soon! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner) More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had great meals and lousy meals here. Sometimes I can't wait to go back and other times I pledge to never go back. This time I needed to catch a flight and thought it would be better than airport food. I typically order the ribs. This time I selected the chopped brisket sandwich. It was ok. It seemed... More 

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Thank ServiceMatters86
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that sometimes your meals are a hit or miss. We always want our guests to have a good experience with us and enjoy everything. If there is ever a time when you do not like the food, please do not hesitate to reach out to us while you are there and we would be more... More 

Oshkosh
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal! BBQ sauce was excellent. Sandwich were hot and good sized, sides were small. Did not taste smoke in our meats, but still very good. I would go back.

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Thank brettmatthews2016
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner) More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Smoky Jon's is great. Their ribs are the best in town. I also like the mashed potatoes and corn. Their chicken could be better, but that isn't why I go. I don't think that they have alcohol and really would never plan to eat in there, but their ribs are top notch. This is one of those Madison treasures that... More 

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Thank DJAfterbar
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for the kind words. We are happy to hear you enjoy our ribs along with our sides. We can't wait to see you again. Best, Smoky Jon (Owner) More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We were settling in today and needed to return our rental truck in Madison Wisconsin. Thanks to a wrong address we stumbled upon this joint and TA had great reviews so we ventured in for some to go fixins. This was around 11:30am and the lunch aroma was unbelievable, so what hungry people do is order everything that sounds tasty.... More 

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Thank richieny70
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this review

Hi Richieny, Thank you for your feedback. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed your food so much; however, dinnerware is not usually included in our family packages. We'd be happy to accommodate your request, please just ask for dinner set-ups! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner) More 

Lindenhurst, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Sides were on small side but BBQ was delicious! Small parking lot & one small eat in area but food was tasty!

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Thank Michele M
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Michele. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the BBQ. We hope to see you again. Best, Smoky Jon (Owner) More 

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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We met family from Milwaukee. We have eaten at Smoky Jon's for decades. The BBQ is still as good or better than the BBQ in Memphis or Kansas City. Pulled pork is my fave and it was done perfectly yet again. The fries dipped in his sauce hit the spot! My daughter loves the ribs and my son the sliced... More 

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Thank Pat F
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am excited to read that you enjoyed the BBQ and hope you dine with us again soon! Have a wonderful day! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Smoky Jon's is a fabulous Bar-B-Q restaurant just across from the Dane County Regional airport. The good portions are generous, the meat is luscious - last time I was there I had a chopped pork sandwich platter with baked beans and cole slaw - so good! I was VERY hungry when I went, and it took everything in me to... More 

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Thank Rebecca C
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this review

We're thrilled to hear you and your husband both enjoyed our food so much! Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to review us. We can't wait to see you both again soon! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2310 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3178
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-249-7427

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