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333 Watson St, Ripon, WI 54971-1516
+1 920-748-2232
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (61 reviews)
“mac cheese” (15 reviews)
“wings” (15 reviews)
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333 Watson St, Ripon, WI 54971-1516
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

While it's definitely not the best barbeque I've ever had, it was fairly good. I would definitely visit here again. Everything was tasty and delivered fairly quickly. I believe the service and the food at J's BBQ has actually improved since my last visit. Now...More

Thank photoguywisconsin
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I've always loved J's! ALL of the food is delicious, the atmosphere is fun, and the service is awesome. I've love Jen and Susan and they always great me with a smile and at least a little conversation even if they're really busy!

Thank aekbrumley
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

it is a super good place, will definitely be going there again! people are super kind and service is quick

Thank jessesmith799
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Thankfully man at our hotel recommended this restaurant. Only open Thurs-Sat. What a find. I am from Kansas City and i know my BBQ. Brisket amazing, best Mac and cheese and cornbread. We will drive 1.5 hours to come back and eat here again. Susan...More

Thank carriebobarrie4
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Came here on a whim with the family looking a for a place that wasn't fast food and it was fantastic. I ordered a 1/2 lb of brisket chopped and it was amazing (I had to get the brisket after seeing them prepare it for...More

Thank mattp598
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We went for all you can eat wings on a Thursday with family. Loaded fries were great! Wings were good. Liked we could sample the sauces! Loved my Spicy Bloody Mary ❤️ macaroni and cheese was good and loved the jalapeño corn bread!

Thank shellkreegs
Reviewed 13 July 2018

There were 5 of us starving for lunch. We stopped here on the recommendation of a friend while in town for a wedding the next day. Since we’d never been here before and all 5 of us were hungry but didn’t know what we wanted...More

Thank castlerock20
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Love the food and atmosphere at J's BBQ. Best place for BBQ outside of Memphis. Gotta have the Brisket! Love the ribs too along with their shrimp, fish, spinach salad dressing; and the cornbread has real corn kernels! Do the "J Walk" to order. Good...More

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

After reading so many outstanding reviews, I had to try this place. The menu looked promising and so my son and I ordered a platter that had just about everything. The food was just ok. The brisket was way over rubbed. The pulled pork was...More

1  Thank ajselgrad
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We happened upon J’s BBQ this spring while passing through Ripon. We are so glad we stopped! It’s the best BBQ we found in Wisconsin. We like it so much we made a detour on our way to Wi Dells just to eat their lunch...More

Thank allysone178
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Response from Nancy G | Reviewed this property |
I don't know or belong to the restaurant. but I do belong to trip advisor and I give my honest opinion. you can check some of my options on places in Green lake. I believe if I can help one traveler then they may help... More
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21 October 2015|
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Response from Susan R | Property representative |
We have vegan, vegetarian & gluten-free options. We make everything from scratch. I am also a clinical Nutritionist in addition to being one of the owners, so I would be more than happy to guide you along. Thanks in advance... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 Watson St, Ripon, WI 54971-1516
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Ripon
  • Phone Number: +1 920-748-2232
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