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Phat Jack's

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2441 N 11th St, Lincoln, NE 68521-2230
+1 402-464-7428
11:00 - 19:00
Open now
All hours
Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Lincoln City, Oregon
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ribs were cooked perfectly and nearly melt in your moth. The brisket nearly the same. By far much better than Dickeys or Hog Wild. Best in Lincoln.

Thank James P
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the brisket sandwich. Very tender and perfectly complemented with the spicy BBQ sauce. Baked beans were good, but a bit on the sweet side.

Thank Teri L
Brooksville, Maine
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got the last of the day Brunt ends...YUM! Very good BBQ and the side are just as good. Truly worth a stop!

Thank rrlebel
Pittsburg, Kansas
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the ribs pulled pork and brisket. The food was awesome the service was even better and the corn bread was to die for. Oh and for sure the baked beans are definitely worth getting.

Thank John L
Omaha, Nebraska
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74 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best brisket in the state as far as I've found! Daughter had Jack's Combo and it was all very, very good. Sauces were wonderful though sparsely needed, and even the sides were exceptional. Friendly staff, good prices. Leftovers made for the best breakfast treat I've had in awhile. Have to plan an early lunch to catch their famous burnt ends--they... More 

Thank ebfunk
Medford, Oregon
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145 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

That's right, forget dinner. We are stuffed. These guys have room in the last six years and the barbecue competition with the greater Lincoln Nebraska-area. In 2016 competition in Montana,barbecue cooking I forgot to include first, second and two fourth place winnings for overall barbecue, chicken barbecue, ribs, and brisket. This place is located in a strip mall, sandwiched in... More 

1 Thank Anita W
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The restaurant appearance is nothing great, but the food more than makes up for it! Their burnt ends are the best!

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great barbecue! I have never had anything that didn't taste great. I especially love the burnt ends.

Thank Sandi M
Grand Island, Nebraska
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to eat here after the football game. Fast, friendly service. Good BBQ food. Neat to see all the awards they have won displayed on the walls. Very comparable to Kansas City BBQ.

Thank catdub
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I spent the week in Southwest Iowa, Omaha and Lincoln NE and by far the best meal I had on my trip was the Burnt Ends at Phat Jack's. the meat absolutely melts in your mouth. Wish I could try everything on the menu. No BBQ exists where I live like this. Yummmm

Thank Brad K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
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: 2441 N 11th St, Lincoln, NE 68521-2230
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-464-7428

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?