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Jim's Barb-ie-Q Shack

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3940 8th St S, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494-6508
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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South Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I love good bbq and this is my favorite in the area. The pork and brisket are my favorites, but the prime rib is absolutely amazing also. The Feeling Cheesy is the absolute best!

Thank Selinakyle71
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here for a while. Order a BBQ,fries and a soda. Tasted good. The dining experience is nothing much above a picnic table. ..but it's a change of pace from a burger. I did have a ice cream cone after I ate. They had a nice variety. .. Settled my stomach. Overall it's not bad. It's alittle expensive. I... More 

Thank bigbuzz2016
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant three or four times in the last month. It's a at counter service only no waiting on the tables the tables are picnic benches. The highlight of the visit was the flavor in the texture of the barbecued ribs I've had several times there. I was recently in Memphis Tennessee which is the BBQ... More 

Thank Mike P
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you appreciate real genuine smoked barbque, Jim's the perfect place. Jim and his wife Barbie have operated here for a number of years and the food is great. The portion sizes are generous and the service is friendly and excellent. I highly recommend Jim's Barbie-que

Thank tooblest
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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166 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Although this place is a little bleak ...meaning picnic tables to sit on and you pick up your own silverware and napkins at a service area, the FOOD is great. It is true Bar-B-Q without question! The stuffed baked potato is the bomb. Whether stuffed with pulled pork or brisket, you can't go wrong. Many dinner options also but I've... More 

Thank kathyandjack1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

the food was good but pricey. It was to laid back for me but the people I was with said it was typical for a BBQ restaurant.

Thank sixroses
Arkdale, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

For one thing, I won't go anywhere that advertises that guns are welcomed on the premises. Then, the owner is abrupt, rude, and opinionated. The food is average and rather expensive. For the money, I would expect something much better but it seems that the meat is smoked on the smoker and then kept warm in some type of warmer... More 

Thank Karen E
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Just got done eating here. First walking in yes it was empty not a problem with me. The owner took our order and unlike some of the reviews saying he was rude, he was very nice and chatted with us. We both ordered the ribs. My sides were coleslaw and cheesy hash browns. They were perfect. Also ordered hush puppies.... More 

Thank Todd C
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Excellent BBQ sandwiches! We've ordered Jim's BBQ for several lunch meetings at work and ALWAYS had great food! If you like BBQ, you'll love Jim's BBQ!

Thank KnitterBarb
Fox Lake,wi
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

The prices seemed high to me. My husband and I had the beef sandwich and the cheesy hashbrowns. The hashbrowns were the best part of the meal. The meat for being a bbq joint really didn't taste of any seasoning at all. Not worth the $24.

Thank JessH40

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3940 8th St S, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494-6508
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wisconsin Rapids

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