A Madison tradition for over 40 years, Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ produces fantastic, authentic wood-cooked barbecue in our catering and restaurant operations in the Madison area.

We are also world renowned, winning numerous World and National Pro BBQ Championships.

We specially select raw ingredients seasoned with our own “Flavor Magic” BBQ Rub Seasoning, then slowly smoke and cook your meal in our special rotisserie, wood-burning BBQ pit to tender, juicy, smoky perfection. Smoky Jon’s Gourmet BBQ Sauce completes our delicious Championship BBQ taste. Dine with Madison’s all-time BBQ King and you’ll agree that you’ve experienced the Best Ribs in the Universe!

Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ is a totally independent and locally-owned business. We offer a cozy Log Cabin Dining Room, Express Take-Out Food Service, four types of BBQ Catering, Gourmet BBQ Sauce and Seasoning, and Special Event Planning. We offer Madison’s best BBQ at a very fair price. Thank you for your business and please come and see us soon.

✔ SMOKY JON’S BBQ SAUCES & SEASONINGS ARE GLUTEN-FREE!

MADISON’S ALL-TIME BBQ KING

SMOKY JON’S #1 BBQ has been representing Madison Wisconsin in prestigious barbeque competitions all over the U.S.A. for over 35 years. Smoky Jon set lofty goals to win World and National BBQ Championships. By working tirelessly at the art of producing World Class wood and charcoal cooked BBQ, these goals were attained.

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WORLD BBQ AWARDS WON

2014 – 1st Place, BBQ Sauce, Smoky Jon’s Fiery Supreme BBQ Sauce, World Hot Sauce Championship (Lafayette, LA)

2014 – 3rd Place BBQ Sauce, Smoky Jon’s Original Supreme BBQ Sauce, World Hot Sauce Championship (Lafayette, LA)

NATIONAL BBQ AWARDS WON

2015 – 1st Place, Smoky Jon’s Unique Original Supreme BBQ Sauce National Fiery Food & BBQ Show (Albuquerque, NM)

2015 – 1st Place, Smoky Jon’s Fiery Supreme Hot Vinegar BBQ Sauce National Fiery Food & BBQ Show (Albuquerque, NM)

2015 – 1st Place, Smoky Jon’s Mild Mustard BBQ Sauce National BBQ Convention (Nashville, TN)

2015 – 1st Place, Smoky Jon’s Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce National BBQ Convention (Nashville, TN)

2015 – 1st Place, Smoky Jon’s Caribbean Marinade National BBQ Convention (Nashville, TN)

2015 – 1st Place, Smoky Jon’s Asian Marinade National BBQ Convention (Nashville, TN)

2015 – 2nd Place, Smoky Jon’s Spicy Fruit BBQ Sauce National BBQ Convention (Nashville, TN)

2015 – 2nd Place, Smoky Jon’s Mustard Marinade National BBQ Convention (Nashville, TN)

2015 – 2nd Place, Smoky Jon’s Condiment National BBQ Convention (Nashville, TN)

2015 – 2nd Place, Smoky Jon’s BBQ Apparel National BBQ Convention (Nashville, TN)

2015 – 3rd Place, Smoky Jon’s Fruit Marinade National BBQ Convention (Nashville, TN)

2015 – 3rd Place, Smoky Jon’s Oil & Vinegar Marinade National BBQ Convention (Nashville, TN)

2015 – 3rd Place, Smoky Jon’s Caribbean Seasoning National BBQ Convention (Nashville, TN)

2014 – Grand Champion National BBQ News Sauces of Honor Championship (Waycross, GA)

2014 – 1st Place Pork Division, Smoky Jon’s Original Supreme BBQ Sauce (Waycross, GA)

2014 – 3rd Place Chicken Division, Smoky Jon’s Original Supreme BBQ Sauce (Waycross, GA)

2014 – 4th Place Beef Division, Smoky Jon’s Original Supreme BBQ Sauce (Waycross, GA)

2014 – 4th Place Pork Division, Smoky Jon’s Fiery Supreme BBQ Sauce (Waycross, GA)

2014 – #1 BEST RIBS, Madison Magazine

2014 – 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Mediterranean Rub, National BBQ Convention (San Marcos, TX)

2014 – 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Caribbean Marinade, National BBQ Convention (San Marcos, TX)

2014 – 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Mustard Marinade, National BBQ Convention (San Marcos, TX)

2014 – 1st Place Smoky Jon’s Best Barbecue Apparel, National BBQ Convention (San Marcos, TX)

2014 – 1st Runner Up People’s Choice BBQ Sauce Smoky Jon’s Original Gourmet BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention (San Marcos, TX)

2014 – 2nd Place Smoky Jon’s Cajun Rub, National BBQ Convention (San Marcos, TX)

2014 – 2nd Place Smoky Jon’s Oil and Vinegar Marinade, National BBQ Convention (San Marcos, TX)

2014 – 2nd Place Smoky Jon’s Fruit Marinade, National BBQ Convention (San Marcos, TX)

2014 – 2nd Place Condiment Smoky Jon’s Sweet Fire Table Sauce, National BBQ Convention (San Marcos, TX)

2014 – 3rd Place Smoky Jon’s Sweet Southwest Rub, National BBQ Convention (San Marcos, TX)

2014 – 4th Place Smoky Jon’s Spicy Mustard BBQ Sauce, National BBQ Convention (San Marcos, TX)

2014 – 5th Place Smoky Jon’s Asian Marinade, National BBQ Convention (San Marcos, TX)

2013 – 1st Place National BBQ Convention (Mobile, AL)

2012 – 1st Place National BBQ Convention (San Diego, CA)

2011 – 1st Place National BBQ Convention (Greenville, SC)

2010 – 1st Place National BBQ Festival (Douglas, GA)

2010 – 1st Place National BBQ Convention (Memphis, TN)

2009 – 1st Place National BBQ Convention (Austin, TX)

2008 – 1st Place National BBQ Convention (Austin, TX)

2007 – 1st Place National BBQ Assn. Convention (Raleigh, NC)

2006 – 1st Place National BBQ Assn. Convention (Knoxville, TN)

PS: A very special thank-you to my loyal customers, family, friends, loyal employees, fellow Pro-Barbequers, National BBQ Association, the press, and everyone else who helped SMOKY JON’S #1 BBQ become what it is today!

PSS: And especially for you Connie for believing in me and supporting me in every way!


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