Reviews of Smoky Jon's #1 BBQ (Catering)

2310 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704, United States

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At this moment the business gets a score of 4.6 over 5 and the score was based on 891 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Smoky Jon's #1 BBQ IN Wisconsin

Desirae Walker

They provided wonderful service for our wedding at the barn at harvest moon pond! They worked with us in making some changes to the super bountiful buffet that made it perfect, and the food oh my gosh! Everyone at the wedding including us the new key weds loved it!!!!

Richard Koeritz

Nothing Fancy but great sliced brisket.

Raquel Richter

To the girl doing the register today. You were extremely rude and have poor customer service. The food was excellent though! (She had glasses and a tattoo on her neck). I suggest firing her.

Emmanuel John

The brisket just melts in your mouth. Go there and you will thank me afterwards.

Carlos Rodriguez

Delicious, great people, and amazing atmosphere.

Pierre Balian

My favorite BBQ place. I used to come here all the time when I lived in Wisconsin, and now I always make it a point to stop when driving through on my way down from Minnesota.

Danny Zawacki

Yes, very, very good BBQ. They did forget one of my wife's sides which was a bummer. We had the brisket and the ribs and both were good, but in different ways. Can't wait to try more of the menu.

Kyle Weber

#1 for a reason. Moved up from the South... THIS IS THE ONLY BBQ IN TOWN! Yes you read that correctly.

Gerrit Coetzee

Everything looked and smelled good. The sever was super nice, but she was told by management to ask after we order if we are splitting. Then there is a four dollar fee additional for that same meal and same portion. No thanks. We went next door. It just doesn't feel right.

Troy Matelski

Food not worth the money spent

Caleb Hanson

It has been a long time since I had really good authentic bbq. Great ribs and great sandwiches. Highly recommended if you like good char and juicy flavors.

Benjamin W

Best bbq around the price for amount of food you get well worth it i wont go.any where else

Derf Hoisington

Went here for lunch today and was very disappointed. I ordered the chicken. I came out and it was nice and hot. The meat was dry the bones were black and no smoke ring in meat. I believe it may have been warmed up in a microwave as it had spots where meat was cooked to the skin. I was drenched in BBQ sauce I feel to cover up the dry meat. I scraped it off as it was way over powering for chicken. Waitress was very nice and offered to replace it but with what? More chicken? No thank you. Better chicken at Texas Roadhouse.

Beau Brady

The best bbq in Wisconsin period. Perfectly smoked meats, all the sides are great. Even the hamburgers are amazing. Jon was in and asked how everything was, great person who cares about his customers.

Vanessa Lord

I wish I could give this place more than just 5 stars. Seriously, this is one of my very favorite places to eat! Everything is perfect. Just perfect.


Great barbeque

arturo juarez

I hail from Rockford Illinois, I visited having been in the area, hungry, and having a weakness for brisket. I actually missed my turn and spotted this place. The brisket sandwich was delicious. The mashed potatoes were seasoned perfectly. BBQ Sauce is out of this world. It is impossible to overstate how good this sauce was. Torrence was very friendly. I recommend this place and will return.

Fritz BunBun

Just like the sign says, Best Ribs in the Universe

Gregory Steinhorst

Friendly helpful staff, good food, nice atmosphere, but a bit pricey

jungwook kim

Great excellent Smokin BBQ place in Madison. This place already got a lot of trophy from different competitons. No need to say. Just drop by here and order the pork ribs.

Jeremy Winrich

Always good BBQ. And the staff, often have, that down south charm.

Jon Stendebach

Awesome BBQ. Was headed to the airport and stopped here for lunch. Had the Brisket sandwich and side of ribs. It was great. I will be back the next time I am in Madison.

Jeremy Staniec

Amazing food with great service

michael carson

Awesome sauce and fall off the bone ribs

Joshua Honey

Fantastic food , and our server Tiffany was outstanding! Definitely a go to anytime I have to stop into Madison.


The only place I will eat BBQ here. The best sauce.

mark johnson

The best place in madtown for ribs. Everything is smoked great. The only thing I wish they did was skin the ribs first. But if they did they may not survive the smoke to the plate with how fall off the bone they are. Loven the seasoned corn side. Come hungry leave stuffed

Mike Reisman

Consistency of meats ok, brisket leaves more to be desired at times. Great house BBQ sauces. Sides were excellent.

Scott Mc Cullough

Lived in Madison most of my life and this is the first time that I can remember that I've been to Smoky Jon's. The lady at the register was awesome. We ordered the ribs. The service was fast and the ribs were excellent. Its a smaller place with limited parking. I was ok with the plastic utensils. Carry out seemed popular. Will try that next. Owner even stopped by to say hi. Thanks

Dawn Koentopp

The best barbeque sauce.

Lee Kronforst

It's not Memphis or St Louis but it fills in nicely.

Nyomi Ewack-Cleveland

First time there wit my bf and family we were so hungry ordered a lot of food wanted to atleast eat a few ribs then go they wouldn't even let us and were very rude about it. Not nice will never go there again. Bad service rude workers no good. Couldn't even park there had park by the bar.

Kerri Hirst

The food is always excellent! I've been eating ribs from here for over 30 years! Tonight, I called in a pick up order and at the end of the call, the employee said, "Get here safe"! I thought that was a wonderful thing to say and had never heard anyone say it before. Awesome employees all around! Thanks Jon !

BobNMandi Ware

The food was okay, but I'm fussy about my BBQ. I'd go again, but I wouldn't choose it personally.

Kristi Papez

The food is amazing so I cannot give lower than four stars, but the woman at the register was rather rude to us and the couple behind us. She immediately yelled at the guy behind us for a "carry in" which was obviously a water bottle, and didn't let up after he said it was water and they were just there for take-out. They also charge an exorbitant amount to split a dinner for my elderly grandparents and if you get takeout EVERYTHING is packaged in styrofoam.


Good food, quick and friendly service.

Jason Gojdas

Im from Chicagoland and was in Madison and was taken too Smoky Jon's to have a late lunch... extremely delicious, had their baby back ribs.. fall off the bone and that great smoke flavor in the meat made it a great choice for a nice meal

Robert Kaul

Best BBQ in Madison for 5 years straight and a quick service place to eat, this is the perfect lunch destination or carry out for dinner. Their beef brisket sandwich is out of this world good.

Brandon Tripp

I visited on my way to the airport from the Dells. If you have time to spare, this is a must stop for the best BBQ in town.

Sarad Aryal

Amazing bbq place around town. Must try their bbq sauce. That's my favorite

Brandon Green

We knew we were in the right place the moment the wave of smoky bbq air hit us in the doorway as we walked in. Great service. Great atmosphere. Even better BBQ.

Denise Goin

The best BBQ ever!

Amber Adamowich

We ordered food to go. It was our first time eating at Smokey Jons and my husband and I weren't disappointed. The food was fresh and hot. Everything was delicious. The chicken was seasoned and fall of the bone perfection. The ribs were good but not great, it was the sauce for me I just didn't really care to much for. The sugar biscuits are super yummy. All and all I would definitely go back to eat there.

Troy Dautermann

Brisket sandwich was awesome along with the fries. Loved the bbq sauce. Well worth the drive. Thanks so much.

Miranda Etzel

Portions and flavor of food are excellent! The sauce had a little more heat to it than I would typically like (I’m not big on heat, personally), but it was delicious, and worth it. We left uncomfortably full, and craving more!

Tom Adamson

Excellent tasting food. Ribs are second to none.


Best barbecue in the state. Their ribs and sauce are legendary and have won awards all over the country. You don't expect to find award winning barbecue in a little shack next the airport in the middle of Wisconsin, yet there it is. If it's your first time, get a full rack of ribs, fries and corn. You will forget about everything until it's all gone. So tender. Next time try some pulled pork or some brisket. It's all fantastic. Do not miss an opportunity to go to Smoky Jon's.

Matt Jackson

Delicious food and sauce! Excellent customer service!

Michael Bechtolt

Best BBQ in Madison so good and the mac n cheese is fire!

Mitok Lobo

A hidden gem up on Madison's near north side. The menu is simple for a reason; everything on it is done perfectly! I haven't had BBQ this good since I moved out of Houston, Texas and I don't say that lightly. Highly recommend the ribs or the beef brisket. Just trust me on that one. Their side dishes are all pretty solid but tend to be very heavy on the garlic. The employees are friendly and efficient and I've had no complaints. The dining area is a little small and tends to fill up during peak hours. Parking is limited to about 6 spots but if you search a little there are more than a few side streets or other lots you can find very close. If you're in the mood for BBQ you absolutely, positively cannot go wrong with this place.

Aaron Aeschlimann

Beef Brisket sandwich was juicy and awesome!

Puissant Thaumaturgy

I ordered the Smoked Chopped Pork Shoulder Family Package (for pick-up) and when I got home I found out they didn't include our buns. So, I had to drive back to the restaurant to pick them up. After returning home (for the second time) I find 2/4 buns are squished and practically unusable. We are a family of four, so that really sucked. When I called back to complain, the staff was completely unapologetic. Total waste of $28.75! We'll be patronizing Beef Butter BBQ in the future.

jim griffin

Was really good,fast-friendly service. Small dining area but I saw a lot of carry-outs. Place was packed and busy. Small parking area but enough for what the dining room accommodates and for the carryout customers. Will return.

Gold Star HVAC-R

Finger licking good.

Nestor Mayorquin

Visiting from out of town. We were told to come here and we are glad we were not steered wrong. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The place was busy during the lunch our we were there but the quality did not diminish.

Jeff Blaser

Terrible. After placing our order and paying for the food we sat down. Anxious to try this highly recommend BBQ. After 45 minutes and observing three other tables that came in after us, I returned to the window that takes the orders. They apologize and say what did you order. I showed them the order placard they gave us and told them what the two were. They a couple more minutes. About five minutes later they drop two dinners off at our table. Not what we ordered. A third employee came to our table again asking what we ordered and taking the second wrong order away. After a few minutes of watching the staff try to figure things out rather than bring the correct order to us I returned to the window cause they were struggling. I asked what it was going to take to get the correct order . After a one minute conversation I asked for my money back. They didn't win any award from me. Smell was great but I have no clue what the food tastes like. Parking is not good, and the inside is not appealing. Oh yeah, they gave me the. Wrong change too

Zackary Hake

Bbq is great. I wasn't expecting much from the looks of the place. Limited seating and ordering from a counter. The food and service blew me away. Highly recommend!!!


All the trophies tell you how good it is. Definetly get a bottle of they're bbq sauce to take home for some of your own cookn. You'll love it. I should have got a couple bottles while i was there.

Paul Kanski

Wow!! This place is just great!! I feel bad for the vegetarians ; )

chris Miscevic

Food was excellent today. Brisket, baked beans, fries, kids meal hot dogs. Mac and cheese were fair. Definitely recommend this place. Also their homemade sauce was great.

Accounts Receivable

Absolutely amazing! Best pulled pork sandwich I have ever had. My husband loved the ribs. Great service, fun atmosphere.

Brett Stampfli

Best pork shoulder around. If you like BBQ, look no further. Well worth the trip.

Bryan Riesen

yummy ribs friendly service

Michael Moorehead

Definitely some of the best BBQ in Madison and if you're lucky Smoky Jon himself will pay your table a visit!

Bethany Benisch

This is a delicious BBQ joint! Also, it's locally owned, so you know it's damn good food. The quality and taste is way better than Famous Dave's too.

paduka schlitz

Great food and the only bbq sauce i ever use!

Robert Schmidt

Ribs and brisket are fantastic. Super soft meat, the rib meat was sliding right off the bones. The side dishes aren't great but not bad. For example the onion rings have good texture and aren't too greasy, but also lack much flavor. Applesauce and BBQ beans could also use some more flavor. The inside is pretty simple and I think they do a lot more carryout than dine-in. I'll definitely go back.

Peter Phakonekham

Great BBQ!!! I came in here for the first time a few weeks ago with my roommate. We live up the street in elka lanes apt and we walked here to try it out. Best BBQ ever!!! I love the options, the location vibe. Its everything you need for good pleasure traditional style BBQ.

Susan J

They didn't have the pulled pork this time and its the only reason I go here. My sister and I both ordered the pork ribs. I ate 2 and gave the rest to my sister. The sauce was sour and I don't like it!

Brian Hair

Small hole in the wall place, incredibly large amazing BBQ flavor. A coworker who is from Texas recommended Smoky Jon's as the best BBQ in Madison. I've not tried all the others but I'm thinking they are probably right. The chopped brisket was fantastic. Not dry or lacking in flavor even before adding on the BBQ sauce. The Mac 'n Cheese was awesome too. Tasted like some aged cheddar in there and it was creamy smooth. I want their recipe! The baked beans were quite tasty as well. Everything had just enough kick in it to be good but not too much as to be overwhelming. I'll definitely return and have more of their delicious BBQ.

Bob Queen

Great barbecue and service. My half rib slab and slaw and potato salad almost beat me back to my table. Award winning ribs and brisket and chicken with perfect sauce. Can not go wrong here . In a log cabinesque setting. Waitress called me (and everyone else )"sweetie ".

Robert Borremans

I have been reading and hearing about Smokey Jon’s BBQ in Madison for years. Most accounts say it is the best BBQ place Madison if not the entire state of Wisconsin. With more than 100 awards, including many national and world awards, Smokey Jon’s is rated a must stop for anyone who enjoys barbecue. And, I fit into that category. Usually in Madison around business activities, I never took the time to stop until the other day when I stopped for lunch. Now, it is going to be a must stop every time I am in Madison. Smokey Jon’s is located in a nondescript building on a busy street on Madison’s east side. There is virtually no parking, but I was lucky to find a spot along a side street. This mainly a takeout type of place although there is a cozy little seating area with about 12 tables. You order your meal at a “hole in the wall” counter from a very pleasant cashier/server. The menu is a large, painted sign over the counter and it took me several minutes to read through all the meal options. Finally, I selected the 1/3/Slab and Smoked Pork Shoulder Sandwich dinner knowing that I would have leftovers for dinner that night. My meal came with 2 side dishes. I chose applesauce and buttered corn from the 10 options available. The server brought my meal to the table in less than 5 minutes. The 1/3 slab of ribs was smothered with their “famous” barbecue sauce. The ribs were perfectly smoked; they were meaty, juicy and falling off the bone tender with a nice bark. The sauce had a nice zip but was not overpoweringly hot. It was one of the best barbecue sauces I recall ever eating. I can see why it won a world award for barbecue sauce. My only problem is there was only 1/3 slab of the best ribs I have eaten in a very long time. The Smoked Pork Shoulder sandwich was a mound of shredded pork on a rather plain sesame seed roll. The barbecue sauce was served on the side. I sampled the sandwich meat but saved the sandwich itself for dinner. The real surprise of the meal though was the corn. It had a spicy, roasted buttery flavor that was a surprise. Smokey Jon’s gets my vote for best barbecue in Wisconsin.

Megan Stadler

Fantastic BBQ! The food was NOT dry. Delicious! Sides were tasty. Even took home some sauce in a bottle. The man himself, the creator of Smoky Jon's, was there and talked with everyone. I know he is not there all the time but it he showed a care and concern for each person there making sure it was a good experience. Let's just say the food does that on it's own though. Highly recommend!


The beef brisket and ribs are both awesome. Easily the best in Madison or Milwaukee.

Heidi L

A bit pricey, but food is worth it. Eat in convenient.

Craig Parlin

Great BBQ!


Food was decent, but the way we were treated and the atmosphere wasn't good.

Peter Gelhar

I stopped here with my daughter after spending the day in Madison. From the outside it looked like a place that needed to be checked out. It just looked like it would be good. It was around 2pm on a Sunday, so we didn't expect any kind of crowd. We were the only ones there until we stepped up to the ordering counter. 3 other parties (12 or so people in total) lined up behind us... Great timing!... We ordered a brisket sandwich (chopped), 1/3 rack of ribs, and a side of brisket. Side orders of beans and cole slaw too. We ordered and chose a window seat. The food came out about 10 minutes later. The ribs were spectacular and the brisket was very good. The sauce included was original, but it was a bit too sweet for my taste (it was very good though). Definitely some of the best ribs I've ever had. I'm really glad that we decided to give it a try. Regarding the service, they were extremely friendly and efficient. Will definitely be back!

Donna Braun

Sauce is great. Mac n cheese good too.

D Macie

The ribs were well done and easily removed from the bone. Spices were very good. Very small sides; cole slaw, etc.

Todd Sindelar

I had the Jumbo 1/2 Chicken platter, and it was magnificent.

Matthew Trefilek

Small dining area, but plenty of options for takeout and delivery! The ribs were delicious.

Amann Toor

Hands down the BEST BBQ in Madison, The ribs simply melt in your mouth. The slaw is one of a kind awesome! Not a lot of seating, but take out is easy. Out of the way location, but well worth the drive!!

Blaine Albert

Great ribs and quick service

Rhonda Kisting

Great Food. Great Flavor. Excellent Customer Service.

David Coan

Just the right amount of spice on the ribs

Mandi Ware

They must pay more attention to their catering then their restaurant.

Tye Oppermann

Great food and atmosphere! Not a fan of styrofoam plates and plastic forks. Washable or recyclable would get 5 stars.

Dan Kunstman

Best BBQ . Been coming here for 30 years and it's still outstanding!!

Jon Augelli

Great BBQ. My favorite BBQ place in Madison WI. I recommend them to anyone visiting Madison. I love all of their menu items, but I especially love the smoked hot link. Trust me. Even if you order a meal, order a hot link a la carte.

Dan K

I'm not generally a huge BBQ fan, but I'll go out of my way to stop at Smoky Jon's! Pulled pork is great, with Coleslaw and potato salad. Yum!!!!

Lance Magic

Well I work for a delivery service and I got there a little bit late on a busy night after they had closed the place at least 30 minutes early. The employee I talked to was indifferent and rude about it as she and another guy were waiting outside for a ride home apparently. She could not have given a damn about their customer who was set up to receive that food and the food never got delivered.

Damian Dressler

Ribs were amazing, not a fan of the sauce but the flavor on the meat made up for it.

Jessica Reible

We love Smoky Jon's. We order and pick up. I wasn't super impressed that they forgot an entire family side in our last order of almost $60. I called and they said they would send a refund. Nothing yet... We are also gluten free, so I asked if we could have a gluten free option instead of the 8 buns they would include. They said our gluten free option is to not include the buns for us. No credit, no substitution. So after all is said and done I had a meal without 8 buns and a missing side for $60.

Greg Kaegi

Excellent food. Wow was this place good. Girl at the front who took my order was super friendly and very helpful with the menu. I was there Tuesday night July 9th about 8pm. I had the brisket, Mac and cheese and fries. Everything was outstanding and the bbq sauce was possibly the best i've had. Visiting from Vegas, I'll be back!

Richard James III

I want to Smoky Jon's BBQ for the first time yesterday on the 4th of July. And I was very disappointed. I ordered the whole slab dinner. And the half a slab half a chicken combo. The ribs seem like they was made the day before and reheated. so they were very dry. The chicken was somewhat dry and the macaroni and cheese was just terrible. What they say about first impressions. 50 bucks down the drain I will never ever go there again.

David Snook

Food was excellent, as expected. It's self-service: place your order and pay, sit down, then they bring your food and take away the trash. Very small seating area, so with a large group, I'd suggest takeout.

Jason Tart

Very cook BBQ, and Ribs just like down south cooking. Highly recommend this place .

Taylor Scheel

This was my first time in to smoky Jon's and I am so impressed the food was amazing and the service was even better. Smoky Jon came out and talked to us about what brought us in and how we liked the food and told us a story. If I could give a 10 out of 5 I would this place is amazing I reccomend to anyone looking for quality bbq

Benjamin Smith

Outstanding BBQ! A little pricier than some of the other BBQ joints in Madison. Completely worth it. Oh, and try the garlic mashed potatoes...they are amazing.

Tylor Wendt

The food and awards speak for themselves. I would marry this place. Still might.

Ryan Nell

Always good meat. Sandwiches and sides are mediocre. The ribs and sauce are excellent!

Jeff Metersky

Amazing Ribs! One of the best I have ever had!

Steve Fink

BBQ heaven! Very small, but I suspect most people carryout anyway. Very friendly service along with generous portions of the best BBQ I have ever had, make this place #1 on my list of places to eat in Madison.

dutch wiering

Great "hole in the wall" place to eat.

Susan Larson

Great food, perfect smoke flavor & right moisture content. BBQ sauce is amazing and the smoked spicy corn is the best- must try!!

David Bruton

Well they didn't win so many awards for nothing! I was skeptical after hearing about this place from a friend. I wasn't sure if they actually knew their BBQ. After taking my first bite of their famous ribs, I knew I was in for some good cue. I've gone to many BBQ places all around the US and always take my time to consider the flavor, texture, and quality of the meats. For a wet style rib Smoky Jon's does an excellent job! I tried a taste of some of their brisket and that was delicious as well. Their most popular sides are the sugar fried biscuits, beans, and fries. I got the beans and sugar fried biscuits. The biscuits were more like a dessert item, but the batter isn't sweet. This makes sense because they are "sugar fried." The beans were just okay. I've had much better down in Austin. Overall it was an excellent meal. I would definitely come back

Scott Vandeslunt

Best BBQ in Madison. Super friendly staff. Wish they offered corn bread on their normal menu.

Brian Dobush

Great atmosphere and really great food!

Bethany Kolander

Smokey bbq heaven. And about $10 will get your meal and 2 sides- some are less! Big portions- you won't leave hungry or broke. Get the sliced brisket (I was skeptical too, but the guy I came with was adamant) Oh man. I bought a bottle of the award winning sauce for my brother for Christmas. Can't wait to go back!!

Frank Pilkington

One of the best BBQs I've had. Fast service & great authentic log cabin atmosphere. This is the real deal. Meats melted in my mouth with great seasonings & plenty of BBQ sauce. We want to go back.

Juli Christian

Greatest little barbeque on the east side of Madison. So much delicious food. Quick service whether dine in or pickup. You just have to experience it yourself.

Laura Betthauser

I've heard about this place and driven by it SO many times and I've never stopped. That is my loss! The staff is so friendly the food was amazing. Their BBQ sauce is like a chutney, I can't even describe it, but it's so great! My new mission is to find out where to buy it. I'll definitely be back to try more things on their menu. I noticed most people came in for carry-out, we ate in and the service was exactly what we expected. Make sure you read the menu all the way through so you don't miss anything.

Sarah Bauman

Being a newbie, I asked for recommendations. She was very sweet and I got just what I wanted. The ribs were delectable! Great staff and ambiance too!

Kim James

The bake chicken was tender and juicy but the ribs were not so tasty. My ribs were over cooked and dry. This was my first time eating from here.

Joe Hrdina

As a first timer, I enjoyed myself. Went in a Sunday and the line was short, but there doesn't seem to be parking (easy enough to park around the block). Check out the menu before you go because the only menu inside is high on the wall and only visible from in front of the register. Portions are good and the sauce has a nice vinegar tang. Beverage options seem to be only fountain drinks (root beer tasted like diet).

Brendan Engels

Best BBQ I've ever had.


We were looking for a BBQ place that could accommodate someone with Celiac's and stumbled across this place. The food was amazing as well as gluten free, and there was a lot of it. It's always great to find another restaurant where I can eat without getting sick (it's a short list). Highly recommend them, and I'll definitely be back!

JOEL Godding

Great food and atmosphere. I will be back when I can

Camryn Jean

The service here was so awesome! They even brought out free beignets for my boyfriend's birthday. The food was amazing too, we were full all afternoon.

Michael Smith

Good ribs and brisket and likes the sauce which is key. Know of better rib joints but not in Madison.

Joel pryor

Traveled to Wisconsin from West Virginia for work and searched google for a decent place to eat. Had a craving for some BBQ so I went with Smokey Jon's. It was located a little over an hr from my hotel but not what I would consider "too far" for good BBQ. When we got there, I noticed a sign that read "best BBQ in the universe" which gave me a good chuckle. The staff was friendly and helpful. I ordered the 1/3 slab of ribs and beef brisket sandwich meal. I'm not a food critic by any means but this is by far the best BBQ I have ever had. If you're in the area, do yourself a favor and stop by Smokey Jon's.

Justin Knoble

As advertised, they have the best BBQ in the universe. No joke! The beautiful young lady that takes the orders has a gift for customer service and she makes everyone that comes in smile.


Best BBQ place I've ever eaten at.

Kevin Doelling

I'm a St. Louis boy born and raised. This BBQ is great. Good to find an awesome spot locally for amazing BBQ thats consistently amazing.

James Seitz

Great food awesome price

Katy Sticha

My very favorite BBQ Joynt. Even better than some places in the southern part of the states. No wonder they've won so many awards!

Carl Kopplin

Amazing BBQ, best in Wisconsin, holds up against any accross US I have tried (and I make point tp try best where ever i am) . Particularly good is sauce, best i have had.

Kelsey Storm

The name says it! It really is the best barbecue place around. It’s a small little place that’s great for ordering and dining in or carrying out. The entire staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The food is always served hot and there sauce is by far the best barbecue sauce I have had. (They even sell it by the bottle!) It’s sweet, tangy with a little spice that builds flavor. Favorite menu items are the ribs and pork sandwich. If your a big fan of Mac and cheese I highly recommend it as a side. By far one of our favorite hidden gems in Madison!

Becky Nitschke

This was our second time coming here and would come another 2000xs! Best mac n cheese, garlic mashed taters, you actually taste the flavor not bland at all and definitely homemade. The ribs are fall off the bone mouth watering and that little crunch here and there. LOVE Smoky Jon's. You're missing out if you drive past or don't wait in line.

Lucas Snowbeard

Very good BBQ! The only thing that bummed me out was that I saw all these awards for a variety of different sauces; having moved here from Georgia, I was really looking forward to trying the spicy vinegar. Not that Jon's house sauce isn't fantastic, but it kinda felt to me like the awards that are displayed are for products that aren't available to the public. But I'll be back at some point.

Mandi Balch

The food here was phenomenal. I ordered the ribs and they were the best I've ever had! They have a wall of awards from their sauces and dry rubs and I can definitely see why.

Keith Uselman

It gets best of madison for a reason!

Brittnee Wu

Pork sandwich was awesome!

Jason Morrison Phillips

Dry brisket slathered in BBQ sauce.

Derek Fer Real

This is a mandatory stop of you are visiting Madison. Residents already know how amazing this place is. It's truly one of the things I miss most about not living in Madison. Great food!

Ben Goff

Great bbq and fast service. Love their spicy corn.

Don Anderson

Awesome. Friendly staff

DC Amanda

Best mashed potatoes I've ever eaten and I'm a potato connoisseur. Highly recommend. The ribs, brisket, chicken.. They're all good. You will not be disappointed.

Steve Morgan

Small rustic place, very friendly people and the ribs are excellent. Jon can out and greeted us. Only thing I could have asked for would be a beer ... They only serve soft drinks so go for the ribs

Tory Balcom

I absolutely LOVE this BBQ, but 5 onion rings for $6?

Nick Pichette

This place is amazing!! The staff was very friendly and helpful on our first visit. We had the ribs and brisket. The ribs were very yummy. The brisket was good but a bit dry. The very tasty sauce with the brisket saved it however. I also loved how crispy the fries were and the seasoning on them. I will definitely become a regular here now. I don't know why it took so long for me to visit!

Sean Grady

The owner thanked me for a 4 star rating and it got me thinking. Usually I'm just prompted by Google to give feedback, so I'm not a connoisseur, nor do I go out of my way to make ratings. Let me clarify then, that I held off on a full 5 stars for some fairly minor reasons. The flavor should have taken this into a solid maximum rating, but my friend thought he was going to get a brisket sandwich (and only got the sliced), and mine, in the combo meal, looked like it was shredded for a sandwich, but was not in a sandwich. Moving past that (and other minor confusion about the menu) this is some excellent BBQ. I'm literally craving it now, again, not 24 hours after, and I don't really care if it's in sandwich form or not.

Benjamin Gutman

Easily the best BBQ place in the area. Texan approved.

Tyler Swenson

Good bbq. Except they chop the brisket every time I ask them to slice it. Which ruins it

Keith Johnson

Usually very very good. The sauce is great, the sides are superb, the smoked meats are simply great. I don't want to call it one of those places that is a "hole in the wall" that happens just have the best food around, but it's sort of one of those places. Like a "local secret." I'd recommend the usual smoked meats, pork shoulder or brisket. Last couple times I tried the chicken I was given an embarrassingly small breast, I'm more convinced it was a Cornish game hen. But the smoked meats usual of BBQ are fantastic. Personally I enjoy the corn as a side, buttery and terrible for you, but worth the consequences.

Carl Dexter

Good food and service

Tom Mccall

Great rub and sauce. Not a lot of seating, more aimed at catering and carry out. Had ribs and chicken. The slaw was real good too! I will go again!


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