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“A must stop, great bbq. Try it!”
Review of J's BBQ

Ranked #1 of 36 Restaurants in Ripon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

My hubby and i stopped for dinner, after i saw the ch5 spot on this wonderful bbq restaurant. We were not disappointed in the food, and the awesome caring, helpful service of the owner, Jen. We didn't know how to order, or what to order, and she explained it all, gave us a sample of the brisket, and it was heavenly. We ended up ordering a sampler type tray, with chicken, ribs, brisket, and pulled pork. We got two sides, baked beans and cornbread. It was all so good. There was a huge wall of sauces to choose from, self service, from hot to sweet to spicy to mild. If you can't find one you like, there's something wrong with you! We had to go look for the plates and napkins, and now we know where it all is. We also had iced tea. Strong though! We can't wait to go back. The ribs were my ultimate favorite, and will be my go to order next time. We've been telling everyone about it, and I'm so glad I saw that show highlighting the place on tv. Excellent. Prices are very reasonable. And when we were done, Jen even came out and asked us how we liked it. Great food. Great service. Steady stream of people in and out. Check hours, as they are not open every day of the week.

Thank Dawn H
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Our favorite part of road tripping through the southeast US is finding a local BBQ joint and enjoying what we often can't find in the Midwest and then we discovered J's. Our friend who lives in Ripon invited us to J's a favorite of her family. This local joint has been offering award winning BBQ in downtown Ripon for three years. J's is take out or dine in and on a nice night you can enjoy outdoor seating. Limited seating inside but as long as you avoid a busy night you'll be fine. The restaurant is an order at the counter service with entry hall containing the blackboard menus. You can build your own platter from different proteins (brisket, pork, chicken, haddock) offered in different quantities (1/4, 1/2, and full pound.) or ribs, wings, and shrimp in different quantities (4, 1/2 rack or dozen, or full dozen and rack. An endless supply of sides are available also in different quantities and lots of different sauces including J's specialty BBQ sauces. J's offers a $24.95 platter if you want to sample a variety of offerings. We did wings and ribs with beans and fries and enjoyed what we ordered. Our bill was $22 with one soda. The crowd thinned out quickly and we enjoyed a leisurely visit with our friend. We're looking forward to a return visit to try some other offerings. Nice to have such great BBQ close enough that it doesn't require a major road trip!

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Thank ReadRibbet
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

The bbq is pretty good, but I would suggest getting it 'unsauced' so that you can add your own.

The portions are very large.

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Thank MadcityJan
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Great food! Friendly people. Plenty of choices. I loved how allergens we're labeled on the menu! Portions were worth the price.

Thank Deanna C
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

If you've tried JS BBQ, then you already know the food is out of this world!
What you might not know is that the owners are such a wonderful part of Ripon... these amazing ladies cater events, and sponsor so many people and activities in Ripon/Green Lake.
If you haven't been there, run in today! And PS, the big combo platter is the way the start off if your new, and it feeds three adults!

Thank nina n
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