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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
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Charles City, Iowa, United States
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing BBQ. Burnt ends are a must and I understand why they run out of these early! I will be back on my next business trip to Lincoln!

Thank Shannon K
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down ....Best in Lincoln. We use them for company luncheons quite often and it is always excellent. The ribs and brisket are my personal favorites

Thank Jim K
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here several times during my visit to LNK. Have had the brisket plate with tatter salad, cornbread, and a cold drink every time. Kinda reminds me of back home. Good meat, sauce and sweet cornbread, yum yum.

Thank Kenneth H
Lincoln City, Oregon
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 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 6 November 2016 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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116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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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10 restaurant reviews
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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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?