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Fat Jacks Barbecue

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$$ - $$$
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6207 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-3934
+1 608-221-4220
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 21:00
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stop in on a Tuesday, excited by the all you can eat chicken and rib combo for 13.95 (like I could eat more than one plate fill but still), food came out fast, Maybe too fast....two sauces on the table and waitress said they had a real spicy one she could bring to the table, let me just say they... More 

Thank Sportcourtguy
Howell, Michigan
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123 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner with a coworker and had the all you can eat chicken and ribs. Great smoke flavor throughout! Also had the key lime pie. That was good too!

Thank Gary P
Monona, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Nice cozy homey atmosphere. Family run restaurant with savory tender ribs, red beans and rice and yummy garlic bread! They offer a variety of other things on the menu like burgers, chicken and a salad bar. If you're looking for good barbecue, I would recommend it.

Thank 11rightinthemiddle
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We popped in on a Friday night without reservations. We were seated immediately and the waitress took our drink order right away. She was attentive and swift throughout the meal. The barbecue is excellent. The meat was tender and moist and the sauces were great. Two thumbs up!

Thank 75or624
Monroe, Wisconsin
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We love BBQ so we decided to give this a try. The booths are small and uncomfortable. so if you want extra room, request a table. I was surprised to find that they had a salad bar. There seemed to be an okay variety on it. I ordered the pork butt and my guest ordered the ribs. My favorite thing... More 

Thank Tooshortgirl
Macomb, IL
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144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Fat Jack's is a must stop for us when we are in the Madison, WI area. We have gone there probably 6-8 times over the past 14-16 years. Fat Jack's staff is always friendly and efficient. The food is plentiful and tasty. Prices for dinners range from about $10-15. You can order ala carte; they do have sandwiches. Last night... More 

Thank maiagaia
Burnsville, Minnesota
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169 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

At the end of a difficult day, we were driving around looking for a place to eat in Madison. We picked a couple of places and one had closed and the other was fancier than we wished to dine. So driving a little further and not sure where we were, we ended up driving past Fat Jack's Barbeque in Monona.... More 

Thank Bruce M
Monona, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

5 of us ladies met Sat. Pm at 5:30 no waiting. 2 ordered baby back ribs, 2 ordered the beef, I ordered the pork loin 1 Cajun and one BBQ. I love their supper club salad bar. Our waitress Erica was very attentive. We all tipped her extra. One lady said her ribs were dey in places. The other lady... More 

Thank katsatplay
Madison, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Good food and good service. The ribs were very good. They have a salad bar. Will go again. Only downside was that we saw quite a few flies.

Thank jdouglas1
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! What a great place! Went for the Cajun cheese curds as recommended and was not disappointed! Melt in your mouth!! Codfish special delicious and so much food! Emily our waitress was wonderful😊

Thank Brianna F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 17
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6207 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-3934
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison  >  Monona
  • Phone Number: +1 608-221-4220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?