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Smoky Jon's

2310 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3178
+1 608-249-7427
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (52 reviews)
“pulled pork” (11 reviews)
“baked beans” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
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2310 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3178
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended a work event in August 2017 at an outside location that had Smokey Jon's cater. The pulled pork was dry and flavorless, the potato salad had hard potatoes and had no flavor and the beans were just as bad. There were lots of...More

Thank JBS2569
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

My coworker and I were in town one last night and wanted to lay low. We decided to head here. The food was good. We each got a rib plate. We also wanted brisket. Sliced was sold out at 6 pm. We couldn't get just...More

Thank Jonathan J
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

For 25 years, my husband and I have enjoyed eating here and take our kids here, now, too. Portion sizes are large, food is delicious, and atmosphere is very chill. We buy extra sauce to take home with us. If you like bbq, you will...More

1  Thank badgergirls
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I keep thinking my experience at Smoky Jon's will be better than it ever is. I lived and worked nearby for a number of years, and ate there often. The staff were always incredibly friendly, and even got to know my order after awhile. Their...More

2  Thank Alyska
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Best ribs ever. You can't find a better place for barbecue. We mentioned Smoky Jons to friends from the twin cities and the next time through Madison, they remembered and stopped to indulge. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Very good texture and flavor in the brisket... BBQ sauce compliments it well... Good BBQ beans though I found the Mac & cheese average at best... Will definitely go back and try more BBQ meats...

Thank Todd P
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Nothing even remotely close to it as far as BBQ and Wisconsin. If you have any questions, just check the award list.

Thank SRH-1605
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank you for the kind words! I am so happy you enjoy our BBQ and I hope to see you back again soon! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Reviewed 21 March 2017

I eat here often and have never been disappointed. I have liked everything that I have tried. It is very small so there is not a lot of seating but people carry out alot and people move in and out easily even when it's busy....More

Thank zenabeans
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this great review! I am happy to read how much you enjoyed dining with us and I hope to see you back again soon! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Reviewed 14 March 2017

Smoky Jon's is my family's favorite rib joint. I've visited (and dined) in 37 states and have yet to find any place that can match the taste, texture, and all-around quality of Smoky's ribs. Just go.

Thank gbmorr
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Oh my goodness, thank you so much for the rave review! I am so glad that we have provided you with the best ribs you've ever had! I hope to see you back again soon! Best, Smoky Jon (Owner)

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I have had great meals and lousy meals here. Sometimes I can't wait to go back and other times I pledge to never go back. This time I needed to catch a flight and thought it would be better than airport food. I typically order...More

Thank ServiceMatters86
Jon O, Owner at Smoky Jon's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

We are sorry to hear that sometimes your meals are a hit or miss. We always want our guests to have a good experience with us and enjoy everything. If there is ever a time when you do not like the food, please do not...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2310 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3178
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-249-7427
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