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Fat Jacks Barbecue

) #5 of 35 Restaurants in Monona €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
6207 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-3934
+1 608-221-4220
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“ribs” (39 reviews)
“beans” (11 reviews)
“pork” (8 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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6207 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-3934
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We asked if we could split a dinner and were told "Sure". We're not told abt the $4 charge for sharing. It's OK but we should have been made aware.

Thank Zhgma
Reviewed 19 June 2017

I have been going to Fat Jack's since I was a toddler! Very friendly staff & owners who always treat guests with respect. Their food is my benchmark of BBQ. No, they do not have the overbearing sauce which many associate with BBQ, they smoke...More

Thank Lax1942
Reviewed 17 May 2017 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...More

Thank Sportcourtguy
Reviewed 18 April 2017 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
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank 11rightinthemiddle
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....More

Thank 75or624
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Tooshortgirl
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank maiagaia
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank katsatplay
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
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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