We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Smoky Jon's

2310 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3178
+1 608-249-7427
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (61 reviews)
“baked beans” (9 reviews)
“chopped pork” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2310 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3178
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (133)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped in on my back out from a business trip. Made having to go to Madison, WI worth the trip. Had ribs, brisket and sausage and all were really good. Cole slaw was also tasty. Probably would skip the side salad next time but should...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank moransj
Reviewed 5 December 2018

If you are coming in from the interstate, the best approach is to take 30 west. Once you pass the Mobile station on the right, the right exit immediately before the bridge takes you up onto Packers Ave. The restaurant is on the left, about...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jetsly
Reviewed 26 November 2018

My girlfriend and I were first time out of town diners after reading a couple travel and BBQ online stories about the top BBQ joints in Wisconsin and our research definitely paid off with our visit here. We stopped in on a late afternoon and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank zimmys57
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you very much for sharing your experience -- it's customers like yourself who help keep our stellar reputation so that other Madison visitors check us out. I am flattered to know that you liked my sauce so much that you're gifting it this holiday...More

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

This is the best bbq that I have had at any restaurant in Wisconsin. The suace is fantastic!!! Had the chopped pork sandwich and just fantastic as was the beans and slaw. Service was great and friendly. Will for sure be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 805briank
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Wow, thank you for reviewing us, Brian! It would be our pleasure to serve you again soon so you can try more of our menu. Have a great week! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Reviewed 12 November 2018

Smoky Jon has won a ton of awards for his barbecue sauces. We love the chopped pork shoulder sandwich, but the ribs and chicken are terrific too. Meals come with two sides of your choice and they're all good. Beer and liquor are not available,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wis_Badger_Traveler
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Wis_Badger_Traveler, thank you for taking a moment to leave a review and rating. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the ribs and chicken! I hope to see you again soon! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Reviewed 12 October 2018

These are some of the best ribs that I have ever had. As a BBQ snob, I like rich, thick, smokey sauce and Smokey Jon's does not disappoint. The kids meal was terrific and the service was awesome! This is a great stop for good...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kswany
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you for recommending us to Madison travelers! I'm always happy to serve BBQ snobs and hear their feedback. Please visit us again soon if you're in the area! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Reviewed 6 October 2018

Homesick for me means thinking of BBQ Beef sandwiches on white bread with onion and pickle. BBQ to me means Texas, no sauce/ sauce if you want. In WI, it is called Chopped Beef Brisket sandwich. I have always heard good reviews, but I live...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cstina
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Cstina, Wow, welcome to Wisconsin! It means the world to me to know that your first experience was the best one. Authenticity is at the heart of all that we do and I am so happy to hear that you appreciate REAL barbecue. You are...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

If you like ribs, then this is the place for you. Exceptional. Huge assortment of different foods. Everything was just fantastic. They only have a small area to eat so it is first come, first for eatin there. Plan your eating accordingly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jhebda53
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Jhebda53, thank you so much for this amazing review and rating! I am thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your experience with us! I hope to see you back again soon! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Reviewed 15 September 2018

Came here at the suggestion of a friend who lives in Madison and we're glad we did. Everything was great, very tasty. Hubby had delicious ribs and I had a yummy BBQ pork sandwich. Sides were great, too, and the service was terrific. Loved everything...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dizzylizm0m
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

dizzylizm0m, thank you very much for leaving us this kind review and 5-star rating! We are so pleased that you and your husband enjoyed our ribs, BBQ pork sandwich and sides! We look forward to your next visit! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Great ribs. So good that you think you need to try the brisket. Don't bother with the brisket. But the ribs don't disappoint.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank EdsOpinions
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

EdsOpinions, thank you for your feedback! We are very glad you enjoy our ribs! We hope that you'll visit us again so we can leave you loving all of our food! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Nearby HotelsSee all 64 hotels in Madison
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel by Wyndham Madison
1,000 reviews
3.09 km away
Rodeway Inn
56 reviews
3.41 km away
Motel 6 Madison East
272 reviews
3.62 km away
Crowne Plaza Hotel Madison
520 reviews
3.76 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ale Asylum
190 reviews
.31 km away
Cafe La Bellitalia
77 reviews
1.55 km away
Chico's Villa Tap
25 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
1,522 reviews
3.84 km away
Lake Mendota
151 reviews
2.36 km away
Madison Mallards
135 reviews
.86 km away
Warner Park
30 reviews
1.53 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
24 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Pat F | Reviewed this property |
Jon Olson
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2310 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3178
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-249-7427
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing