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Fat Jacks Barbecue

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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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Monroe, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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167 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. I'm quite picky about BBQ, but their sauce is very good and the ribs were cooked to perfection. Their "zesty Cajun" cheese curds are the best curds I've ever had anywhere - and this is coming from a WI native so I know what I'm talking about. They aren't spicy at all, just super flavorful. Giving... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

We are fans of Famous Dave's style ribs because there aren't many local smokehouses here in Wisconsin like there is down south. Fat Jacks is one of those local eateries that blew our minds away, except it's 50 miles away from where I live so we don't come too often. We got the ribs that had the citrus rub. Oh... More 

Thank GBPackerFan4evah
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I wanted to try out some local food on my work trip. Found this place off of trip advisor! I went on a Tuesday where they had the spare rib and chicken combo! So much food! Very good. Also, loved the pepper sauce!

Thank Christina D
McFarland, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We booked Fat Jack's for a surprise party for my mom's 90th birthday for about 25 people. Can't say enough about the food, service, help with the arrangements (Mary even did the decorating and cake cutting)! We did it on a Thursday night when they have all you can eat chicken and ribs. The food was terrific, the service unparalleled!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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?