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Kevin McAllister
Kevin McAllister
19:48 17 Jun 20
Brisket is excellent red hots are red HOT
Caitlin Jackson
Caitlin Jackson
17:30 17 Jun 20
The chopped pork shoulder is absolutely incredible and when I get the family meal to go, I enjoy it for a few days!
Jacob Slaby
Jacob Slaby
17:16 10 Jun 20
Because of the pandemic, my fiance' and I had to cancel our wedding and decided to have a small BBQ in the backyard instead. However, we had already booked Smoky Jon's BBQ as our 200+ person wedding caterer. We assumed our deposit was gone, but Jon bent over backwards to work with us to make sure we had a great experience. He graciously put our deposit towards a Pig Up And Go package and worked with us every step of the way. He's got two very satisfied customers in us. Thanks a lot Jon!!!
Christian Parish
Christian Parish
21:06 07 Jun 20
Really tasty ribs with very delicious BBQ sauce! Thank you for the great takeout for lunch, will be back for more!!
Donald Rosby
Donald Rosby
00:59 07 Jun 20
Ridiculously fantastic! I did not realize that we had a hidden gem right in our backyard! I just found my barbecue place. Yeah BUDDY! The food smelled too good to take the time to add a photo. Maybe next time
Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
14:50 06 Jun 20
Amazing! Hand's down the best BBQ in the city of Madison and on par with BBQ I've had at competitions in South Carolina and Texas (where I lived for 18 years) I've been coming to Smoky Jon's for 13 years since I discovered it after getting lost on my way to my new job one day. My wife and I used Smoky Jon's to cater our wedding and it was a huge hit. Everyone raved about the food. The set up was organized, timely and well priced. The portions for dine in or take out are large and the food is just incredible. Jon sells his BBQ sauce at several stores around the city and I highly encourage anyone to get some. It goes with everything. If you want great BBQ you can't go wrong here.
Laura Boylan
Laura Boylan
02:37 01 Jun 20
Smoky Jon's is a great BBQ spot right by the airport. I used to stop here all the time for ribs and pulled pork as I was travelling out of the Dane County airport. The sauce is smoky and spicy - a perfect combination. Definitely the best in Madison for barbecue!
Ditra Comer
Ditra Comer
19:56 29 May 20
Never been here just browsing internet
Robert fairfield
Robert fairfield
02:21 23 May 20
Jerome Mcneil
Jerome Mcneil
18:45 19 May 20
Last week was our first time we visited this magnificent restaurant. But It is surely not the last time. We enjoyed the evening very much with the good service, with the first-rate meal and booze and with the modest cost. We will definitely visit there in a short time.
Elizabeth Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
23:21 30 Apr 20
Al Guerin
Al Guerin
18:32 17 Mar 20
The shredded brisket sandwich and side of house BBQ sauce were great and are 5 star by themselves. The sides of corn and beans, in my opinion, were very average. I will gladly go back in the future.
T K
T K
22:45 15 Mar 20
Avery Fluet
Avery Fluet
00:43 15 Mar 20
Best bbq in and around madison and top 5 ive ever had. Atmosphere is very comfortable for a small town bbq joint. Staff was incredibly friendly and prices are great, under $20 A person if you love bbq as much as i do, under $15/person if you want smaller portions.
Shane Tolman
Shane Tolman
18:00 14 Mar 20
Karen Walsh-Ritter
Karen Walsh-Ritter
16:55 14 Mar 20
chad mcelderry
chad mcelderry
06:28 14 Mar 20
Jason Rychecky
Jason Rychecky
00:28 12 Mar 20
Marsha Ann
Marsha Ann
23:40 11 Mar 20
Best BBQ in Madison area. Haven't been to any place that beats their sauce and quality.
Andrew Pedersen
Andrew Pedersen
13:37 11 Mar 20
As soon as I walked in the door, I could smell that this was no ordinary bbq joint. The food was fantastic! We made a 2nd order to take back home. I recommend going out of your way to get here, its worth it!
Damia Causey
Damia Causey
05:07 11 Mar 20
Some of the absolute best barbeque in Wisconsin! We stop in whenever we're in Madison!
Irvin Bowman
Irvin Bowman
17:57 09 Mar 20
I had the brisket. It was the best brisket that I have had at a restaurant.
Thomas Guitzkow
Thomas Guitzkow
13:30 09 Mar 20
Madison's original and only 1 LB sirloin cheeseburger! Couldn't wait to dig in. Who would've thought that a place known for amazing ribs would have the biggest and best cheeseburger in Madison. I pour BBQ sauce on before each bite.
Don Traverso
Don Traverso
01:27 09 Mar 20
Delicious ribs. Try the mashed potatoes (nice and garlicky) and baked beans (sticky and spicy). So much yum.
Elle
Elle
22:48 08 Mar 20
Notice how it doesn't say Smoky Jon's #2 BBQ
Shelly Rychecky
Shelly Rychecky
21:35 07 Mar 20
Great food! Love the brisket! Haven't had a bad thing here!
Alex Jahnke
Alex Jahnke
18:59 06 Mar 20
Dale O'Kray
Dale O'Kray
19:26 05 Mar 20
The food was great. I love stopping there whenever I'm in Madison.
Jamie Curles
Jamie Curles
16:18 04 Mar 20
The smoked BBQ brisket is the best! The sauce is awesome, and they earned the top rating so many years in a row.
Ralph LeVan
Ralph LeVan
01:19 04 Mar 20
Shain Z
Shain Z
01:41 02 Mar 20
Loved the 1/2 rack. Basic q sauce is amazing. Fast, friendly service. Smmoth, tasty slaw. Ample fry portion.
Eugene Yang
Eugene Yang
22:27 01 Mar 20
Todd Cramblit
Todd Cramblit
12:34 28 Feb 20
Best BBQ!!!
Michael Atchley
Michael Atchley
12:10 28 Feb 20
Jeff Roeder
Jeff Roeder
23:45 23 Feb 20
Sean Little
Sean Little
19:21 23 Feb 20
Jon Bremer
Jon Bremer
02:17 23 Feb 20
Incredible, rivals any KC bbq.
DJR
DJR
00:22 22 Feb 20
Morgan Peters
Morgan Peters
23:55 19 Feb 20
Lowrine Jones-Hawkins
Lowrine Jones-Hawkins
21:48 19 Feb 20
Eddie McGrew
Eddie McGrew
14:24 18 Feb 20
They serve big dishes and for fair pricing. very nice staff. 5 stars.
Patrick Gleason
Patrick Gleason
01:22 17 Feb 20
Probably the best BBQ I've had in the midwest, especially the sauce. The sides are good but some could use a little more flavor. The ribs, pork shoulder, and hot link were are especially delicious.
Justin Tomashek
Justin Tomashek
01:38 16 Feb 20
Eric Williams
Eric Williams
18:42 15 Feb 20
Best barbeque in Madison!!
River Welch
River Welch
15:47 13 Feb 20
The service is always fast, excellent vibes, very nice employees. Will eat here again when I am in town.
Ronald Carney
Ronald Carney
16:25 12 Feb 20
This spot is great and spacious, the menu was delicious and the rates were very reasonable. quickly, productive service and very affable staff members. I recommend this place.
Bea Manning
Bea Manning
13:54 12 Feb 20
Excellent food, customers service was awesome
larry whalen
larry whalen
00:54 12 Feb 20
Handsome Jack
Handsome Jack
00:46 10 Feb 20
Great value.
William Tredinnick
William Tredinnick
05:00 09 Feb 20
Corinne Johnson
Corinne Johnson
00:31 09 Feb 20
Always fantastic!
Angela Benson
Angela Benson
22:07 08 Feb 20
Delicious!
Lord Drake
Lord Drake
03:06 07 Feb 20
The food was amazing! Looking forward to going back.
Kole Hudson
Kole Hudson
22:35 05 Feb 20
Would absolutely recommend eating here. Exceptional ambience, delightful food, awesome service. Keep up the good work.
BrewersFTW
BrewersFTW
02:03 01 Feb 20
Nick Meulemans
Nick Meulemans
01:08 01 Feb 20
Steve Allison
Steve Allison
18:23 27 Jan 20
Jessica
Jessica
19:57 26 Jan 20
Cathy Christman
Cathy Christman
00:07 25 Jan 20
Yummmmm
Matthew Foutch
Matthew Foutch
04:01 23 Jan 20
Chad Koch
Chad Koch
22:17 22 Jan 20
Robert Shore
Robert Shore
19:02 21 Jan 20
Beef brisket was amazing. The staff was super polite and served us with a smile.
Jim Remer
Jim Remer
01:27 21 Jan 20
EE N
EE N
15:46 19 Jan 20
Best BBQ in the Madison area that I've had, hands down.
Chill Dog
Chill Dog
19:21 18 Jan 20
Daniel Osborn
Daniel Osborn
15:13 14 Jan 20
Great meal ,great people that serve you,always a great experience.
Justin K
Justin K
22:59 08 Jan 20
Grant Johnsen
Grant Johnsen
19:20 08 Jan 20
The BBQ here was some of the best I've ever tasted! I would definitely recommend eating here!
Joseph Hill
Joseph Hill
15:05 08 Jan 20
Connor
Connor
15:21 06 Jan 20
Bob Thurmer
Bob Thurmer
04:07 06 Jan 20
Food was great and service was excellent!
Ronda Schuett
Ronda Schuett
20:33 05 Jan 20
Tony Young
Tony Young
20:09 05 Jan 20
Best ribs in town, hands down.
Rev. Cathy Christman
Rev. Cathy Christman
12:49 05 Jan 20
Yummmmm, always a treat!
David Pelow
David Pelow
05:46 05 Jan 20
Nick Lopez
Nick Lopez
19:40 04 Jan 20
Tiffany and Torrance are so awesome and the Brisket was phenomenal!!! Tiffany steered me towards a larger portion which was the greatest choice. T and T were very conversational, knowledgeable, and had great energy. Torrance shared stories of Chicago (where we came up from) and told us stuff to visit in Madison. Overall: definitely number 1 for a reason.
Tazz Mann
Tazz Mann
19:28 04 Jan 20
Christopher Wood
Christopher Wood
19:07 04 Jan 20
Teng Moua
Teng Moua
04:27 02 Jan 20
Kirsten Kendall
Kirsten Kendall
17:24 30 Dec 19
Smoky Jon’s catered our wedding reception on August 24th, 2019 for about 150 people in Dodgeville, WI. Smoky Jon himself handled every detail. From our first conversation there was no doubt in my mind we picked the right caterer, Smoky Jon lives and breathes BBQ and catering. We knew by hiring Smoky Jon we’d be receiving 5 star professional service, 5 star food, and just the best experience overall. Thank you to everyone at Smoky Jon’s for making our wedding oh so delicious! Our guests have not stopped complementing us on the food! Truly THE BEST in the business!
Terry Warnke
Terry Warnke
22:41 27 Dec 19
Best BBQ in Madison.
Kenny Dzelil
Kenny Dzelil
02:23 23 Dec 19
Deontay Pullom
Deontay Pullom
21:28 21 Dec 19
Jesse Cooper
Jesse Cooper
13:17 21 Dec 19
Best BBQ in Madison. The real deal right down to the plaid table cloths and roll of paper towels. The brisket is solid and the turkey is marvelous.
Michael Aschinger
Michael Aschinger
18:37 20 Dec 19
Wow! A friend and I like to explore and share lunch at new and unique places. Just happened upon Smoky Jons today. What an experience. Wonderful portions at great prices. The smell just walking in was worth the visit. Will have to come back because the sliced brisket was so good I didn't have the stomach to try anything else. Also had a fun time bantering with some good humored staff. Highly recommend.
TARA M
TARA M
02:02 19 Dec 19
Cheryl Romo
Cheryl Romo
01:05 16 Dec 19
Enjoyed my food and cozy and warm and friendly place.
Troy Heflick
Troy Heflick
22:42 14 Dec 19
Excellent food and great service
Richard Stout
Richard Stout
04:29 08 Dec 19
My favorite BBQ joint in Madison. Very good brisket. Love their sauce. Very good baked beans... And the Mac and cheese is good flavor. I have had the chop pork in the past it is good too. Someday going to try the ribs... Seen others eating them and look delicious.
Jim Trebian
Jim Trebian
03:25 08 Dec 19
Best barbecue in Madison!
Patrick Suminski
Patrick Suminski
03:23 08 Dec 19
Brian Mitchell
Brian Mitchell
00:42 08 Dec 19
Alejandro Meza
Alejandro Meza
00:42 08 Dec 19
The brisket and ribs are very good. The sides are ok.
Eric Hansen
Eric Hansen
23:46 07 Dec 19
Excellent food.
Andrew Gabrysiak
Andrew Gabrysiak
02:07 07 Dec 19
Jeff Seehafer
Jeff Seehafer
19:52 05 Dec 19
I just hosted a office lunch with food picked up from Smoky Jon"s. Everyone LOVED the various BBQ meats, man those ribs are something else they are great!! Great job as usual with the food, Thanks.
Austin Feys
Austin Feys
18:14 03 Dec 19
Probably some of the best barbeque I've had to date. The sauce was perfectly twangy and spicy. Meat was nicely cooked and was lean. Will be returning soon!
Brent Michalski
Brent Michalski
00:55 28 Nov 19
Hunter Goddard
Hunter Goddard
20:44 27 Nov 19
The ribs and sauce were fantastic - crispy outside, juicy inside, smoky, and tender. The sides were disappointing though. They were very small and not well seasoned (the potato salad and coleslaw could use a bit more salt & pepper, and the mac & cheese was too salty to finish eating).According to the menu, you can save $1 on a dinner platter by not ordering sides, and that's what I'd recommend. Go here for the meat!
Bell wiza
Bell wiza
18:17 22 Nov 19
Sandra Breininger
Sandra Breininger
18:33 19 Nov 19
Wonderful food great service
Jörg Brendel
Jörg Brendel
15:12 19 Nov 19
The1Reaper
The1Reaper
15:48 18 Nov 19
Best ribs I have ever had.
Joshua Schild
Joshua Schild
04:33 17 Nov 19
Awesome!
Drew Leja
Drew Leja
19:43 15 Nov 19
There's an obvious reason this place has won so many awards.
Craig Detter
Craig Detter
03:26 15 Nov 19
Best ribs in Madison, period.
Ryan Christoffersen
Ryan Christoffersen
17:02 10 Nov 19
Tjeerd Saijoen
Tjeerd Saijoen
11:22 10 Nov 19
Great food
Kristy Igl
Kristy Igl
23:45 09 Nov 19
Food is always good.
C W Stenbol
C W Stenbol
18:04 09 Nov 19
One word...awesome! Good variety & service.
Suree C
Suree C
00:49 06 Nov 19
Nick L
Nick L
22:41 05 Nov 19
Amazing food. Quick friendly service!
Joshua Blum
Joshua Blum
22:36 05 Nov 19
Very friendly staff. 1/2 chicken was great but if you like spicy do not pass up the beef hot link. It was amazing and I wish I had ordered more of it. Sauce was great. Not to be missed.
Anne Davis
Anne Davis
15:06 01 Nov 19
Scott Vandeslunt
Scott Vandeslunt
15:26 31 Oct 19
Best BBQ in Madison. Super friendly staff. Wish they offered corn bread on their normal menu.
Benjamin Black
Benjamin Black
02:40 30 Oct 19
Great bbq and fast service. Love their spicy corn.
Brandon Green
Brandon Green
17:40 28 Oct 19
We knew we were in the right place the moment the wave of smoky bbq air hit us in the doorway as we walked in. Great service. Great atmosphere. Even better BBQ.
Kevin Doelling
Kevin Doelling
21:48 27 Oct 19
I'm a St. Louis boy born and raised. This BBQ is great. Good to find an awesome spot locally for amazing BBQ thats consistently amazing.
Paul Kanski
Paul Kanski
17:04 27 Oct 19
Wow!! This place is just great!! I feel bad for the vegetarians ; )
Amann Toor
Amann Toor
16:32 27 Oct 19
Hands down the BEST BBQ in Madison, The ribs simply melt in your mouth. The slaw is one of a kind awesome! Not a lot of seating, but take out is easy. Out of the way location, but well worth the drive!!
Jeremy Winrich
Jeremy Winrich
03:43 26 Oct 19
Always good BBQ. And the staff, often have, that down south charm.
Willie Mallard
Willie Mallard
19:59 24 Oct 19
Finger licking good.
Brittany Black
Brittany Black
10:01 24 Oct 19
Driftlessdude
Driftlessdude
17:31 22 Oct 19
Craig Parlin
Craig Parlin
19:16 19 Oct 19
Great BBQ! 👍
Tom Adamson
Tom Adamson
22:55 17 Oct 19
Excellent tasting food. Ribs are second to none.
Taila Schluter
Taila Schluter
20:56 17 Oct 19
JK Trader
JK Trader
04:43 05 Oct 19
Great excellent Smokin BBQ place in Madison.This place already got a lot of trophy from different competitons.No need to say. Just drop by here and order the pork ribs.
Aaron Johnson
Aaron Johnson
20:54 04 Oct 19
Beautiful.
Wade Reyes
Wade Reyes
19:57 04 Oct 19
chris miscik
chris miscik
17:33 28 Sep 19
soupergirl1
soupergirl1
01:34 28 Sep 19
Keith Uselman
Keith Uselman
02:46 24 Sep 19
It gets best of madison for a reason!
Remy D
Remy D
21:12 22 Sep 19
Bob Queen
Bob Queen
15:45 22 Sep 19
Great barbecue and service. My half rib slab and slaw and potato salad almost beat me back to my table. Award winning ribs and brisket and chicken with perfect sauce. Can not go wrong here . In a log cabinesque setting. Waitress called me (and everyone else )"sweetie ".
Brian Wyman
Brian Wyman
01:43 22 Sep 19
Best BBQ in Madison
Ron Pyka
Ron Pyka
18:16 19 Sep 19
Lee Kronforst
Lee Kronforst
20:59 18 Sep 19
It's not Memphis or St Louis but it fills in nicely.
Adrian Love
Adrian Love
20:41 18 Sep 19
Camryn Jean
Camryn Jean
19:12 15 Sep 19
The service here was so awesome! They even brought out free beignets for my boyfriend's birthday. The food was amazing too, we were full all afternoon.
David Coan
David Coan
23:40 14 Sep 19
Just the right amount of spice on the ribs
TJ Tj
TJ Tj
00:23 14 Sep 19
Great barbeque
Lauren Moriva
Lauren Moriva
00:10 14 Sep 19
Jiwon Baek
Jiwon Baek
23:34 13 Sep 19
Denise Goin
Denise Goin
21:08 13 Sep 19
The best BBQ ever!
Ryan Anderson
Ryan Anderson
09:22 13 Sep 19
Todd Sindelar
Todd Sindelar
00:59 12 Sep 19
I had the Jumbo 1/2 Chicken platter, and it was magnificent.
Dawn Koentopp
Dawn Koentopp
01:45 11 Sep 19
The best barbeque sauce.
Katie Purnell
Katie Purnell
17:32 06 Sep 19
ChRiS tIAn
ChRiS tIAn
14:58 04 Sep 19
Great food and the only bbq sauce i ever use!
Joshua Honey
Joshua Honey
21:09 03 Sep 19
Fantastic food , and our server Tiffany was outstanding! Definitely a go to anytime I have to stop into Madison.
Spencer Verstegen
Spencer Verstegen
00:11 01 Sep 19
Tom Mccall
Tom Mccall
18:02 28 Aug 19
Great rub and sauce. Not a lot of seating, more aimed at catering and carry out. Had ribs and chicken. The slaw was real good too! I will go again!
Eric Hultgren
Eric Hultgren
23:27 27 Aug 19
jocopo jenkins
jocopo jenkins
23:04 26 Aug 19
It's taste good
Angela Tolsma
Angela Tolsma
18:30 25 Aug 19
Frankie Milfred
Frankie Milfred
23:45 24 Aug 19
Delicious bbq!!!
Jonathan Karns
Jonathan Karns
02:07 23 Aug 19
Best BBQ place I've ever eaten at.
Brittnee Wu
Brittnee Wu
16:36 21 Aug 19
Pork sandwich was awesome!
Jon Augelli
Jon Augelli
18:16 20 Aug 19
Great BBQ. My favorite BBQ place in Madison WI. I recommend them to anyone visiting Madison. I love all of their menu items, but I especially love the smoked hot link. Trust me. Even if you order a meal, order a hot link a la carte.
Elena Clancy
Elena Clancy
13:08 18 Aug 19
Dutch The Yooper
Dutch The Yooper
03:44 15 Aug 19
Great "hole in the wall" place to eat.
Blaine Albert
Blaine Albert
02:22 15 Aug 19
Great ribs and quick service
Wayne Lin
Wayne Lin
16:12 13 Aug 19
Brendan Engels
Brendan Engels
01:14 13 Aug 19
Best BBQ I've ever had.
Tee Wamps
Tee Wamps
22:14 12 Aug 19
Ray Peters
Ray Peters
21:23 12 Aug 19
Dan Kunstman
Dan Kunstman
02:30 12 Aug 19
Best BBQ . Been coming here for 30 years and it's still outstanding!!
Patricia Engels
Patricia Engels
00:47 12 Aug 19
Mike Erickson
Mike Erickson
00:17 11 Aug 19
Amazing BBQ!
Bob Fernandez
Bob Fernandez
04:21 10 Aug 19
Connor Thompson
Connor Thompson
16:25 09 Aug 19
Josh Barniskis
Josh Barniskis
14:51 05 Aug 19
Jason Tart
Jason Tart
13:58 04 Aug 19
Very cook BBQ, and Ribs just like down south cooking. Highly recommend this place .
Carl Dexter
Carl Dexter
02:25 04 Aug 19
Good food and service
Gregory Steinhorst
Gregory Steinhorst
10:00 03 Aug 19
Friendly helpful staff, good food, nice atmosphere, but a bit pricey
David Machotka
David Machotka
12:10 02 Aug 19
mark johnson
mark johnson
03:16 02 Aug 19
The best place in madtown for ribs. Everything is smoked great. The only thing I wish they did was skin the ribs first. But if they did they may not survive the smoke to the plate with how fall off the bone they are. Loven the seasoned corn side. Come hungry leave stuffed
Donna Braun
Donna Braun
19:20 01 Aug 19
Sauce is great. Mac n cheese good too.
Sean Grady
Sean Grady
19:51 29 Jul 19
The owner thanked me for a 4 star rating and it got me thinking. Usually I'm just prompted by Google to give feedback, so I'm not a connoisseur, nor do I go out of my way to make ratings. Let me clarify then, that I held off on a full 5 stars for some fairly minor reasons. The flavor should have taken this into a solid maximum rating, but my friend thought he was going to get a brisket sandwich (and only got the sliced), and mine, in the combo meal, looked like it was shredded for a sandwich, but was not in a sandwich. Moving past that (and other minor confusion about the menu) this is some excellent BBQ. I'm literally craving it now, again, not 24 hours after, and I don't really care if it's in sandwich form or not.
Eric Ark
Eric Ark
20:39 27 Jul 19
Melissa H
Melissa H
01:20 27 Jul 19
ZEN
ZEN
23:31 25 Jul 19
All the trophies tell you how good it is. Definetly get a bottle of they're bbq sauce to take home for some of your own cookn. You'll love it. I should have got a couple bottles while i was there.
mike risso
mike risso
11:03 25 Jul 19
Willy Sibulo
Willy Sibulo
02:18 24 Jul 19
Good food
Zach Steigauf
Zach Steigauf
00:37 21 Jul 19
Great
Melissa
Melissa
10:02 19 Jul 19
john envoylochner@yahoo.com
john envoylochner@yahoo.com
23:12 17 Jul 19
The only place I will eat BBQ here. The best sauce.