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Smoky Jon's

2310 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3178
+1 608-249-7427
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ribs” (56 reviews)
“baked beans” (8 reviews)
“pork sandwich” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2310 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3178
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here at the suggestion of a friend who lives in Madison and we're glad we did. Everything was great, very tasty. Hubby had delicious ribs and I had a yummy BBQ pork sandwich. Sides were great, too, and the service was terrific. Loved everything...More

Thank dizzylizm0m
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

dizzylizm0m, thank you very much for leaving us this kind review and 5-star rating! We are so pleased that you and your husband enjoyed our ribs, BBQ pork sandwich and sides! We look forward to your next visit! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ribs. So good that you think you need to try the brisket. Don't bother with the brisket. But the ribs don't disappoint.

Thank EdsOpinions
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

EdsOpinions, thank you for your feedback! We are very glad you enjoy our ribs! We hope that you'll visit us again so we can leave you loving all of our food! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Our tradition before heading to the annual “Great Taste of the Midwest” beer festival. I enjoyed very much the Smoked Chopped Beef Brisket Sandwich Platter with sides of baked beans and spicy corn. My order arrived quickly, was hot & delicious. I would highly recommend...More

Thank Meander241944
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2018

Thank you for this wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed our Smoked Chopped Beef Brisket Sandwich Platter! We hope to see you again! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

I've been here before and I needed BBQ on my birthday. I decided to splurge and get the ribs and tenderloin sandwich. GOOD DECISION! The tenderloin was tender, juicy and flavorful. The ribs were really good, and the sauce is the best. Brisket was dry...More

Thank Rob D
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Rob, thank you for taking a moment to leave such a great review and rating. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and I hope to see you again soon! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

I had a half rack and two sides. Apple sauce and garlic mashed, both were very good! It's been years since I've been here and it is delicious the way I remember. Thanks, I'll be back!

Thank Brian R
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Brian, thank you for the great review and rating. I am so happy that you enjoyed your half rack along with apple sauce and garlic mashed potatoes. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Reviewed September 1, 2017

I attended a work event in August 2017 at an outside location that had Smokey Jon's cater. The pulled pork was dry and flavorless, the potato salad had hard potatoes and had no flavor and the beans were just as bad. There were lots of...More

Thank JBS2569
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

My coworker and I were in town one last night and wanted to lay low. We decided to head here. The food was good. We each got a rib plate. We also wanted brisket. Sliced was sold out at 6 pm. We couldn't get just...More

Thank Jonathan J
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Jonathan, thank you for your taking a moment to leave a review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your rib plate. I hope you stop in again soon. Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

For 25 years, my husband and I have enjoyed eating here and take our kids here, now, too. Portion sizes are large, food is delicious, and atmosphere is very chill. We buy extra sauce to take home with us. If you like bbq, you will...More

1  Thank badgergirls
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

badgergirls, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am pleased that you and your husband have been enjoying my delicious barbecue for over twenty-five years! I look forward to seeing you and your family again soon. Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Reviewed April 26, 2017

I keep thinking my experience at Smoky Jon's will be better than it ever is. I lived and worked nearby for a number of years, and ate there often. The staff were always incredibly friendly, and even got to know my order after awhile. Their...More

2  Thank Alyska
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Best ribs ever. You can't find a better place for barbecue. We mentioned Smoky Jons to friends from the twin cities and the next time through Madison, they remembered and stopped to indulge. You won't be disappointed.

Thank MichaelM6930
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Michael, thank you for the great review and rating. I am so pleased that you enjoyed dining with us and I hope to see you again soon! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, 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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