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Fat Jack's (Monona WI)

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Post Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:17 pm
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
BBQ Deputy

Posts: 8648
Location: Stoughton, WI
I generally like my barbecue to have a definite smoky taste and a lot of places don't have quite enough for me, but Fat Jack's in Monona, Wisconsin does and my wife and I ate there the Tuesday before Christmas.

For at least 20 years Tuesdays and Thursdays have been nights for all-you-can-eat chicken and spare ribs. The price now is $11.95 and when I first moved up here I think it was either $8.95 or $9.95...still an outstanding deal IMO. Then again, maybe if they charged a little more they could fix the sign. Am I the only person that thinks "Jack" bears a resemblance to our own Bob-BQN?:lol:

There are booths and tables, lots of natural wood, and plenty of Wisconsin-related memorabilia. Too bad those aren't current prices!

Potato wedges, beans, and coleslaw round out the order. Years ago this was just the beginning for me...nowadays I can't even get through the initial serving. Doggie bags are OK for the first plate but not on reorders, which is a very smart policy.

That pink meat means it's undercooked, right?:wink:

My wife ordered the regular back rib dinner. FJ's serves back ribs with a sweeter sauce while the spare ribs have a citrus glaze and are dry and crusty in comparison. Personally, I prefer the spares by a long shot...I think I've ordered the backs maybe once over the years.

I'm sure that some form of cold tea is on the menu but I need a beer with barbecue, and Sprecher Black Bavarian is one of my favorites.

Sometimes the chicken can be a little dry but this night it was just fine. I honestly don't think I've ever had a bad meal at Fat Jack's although some have been better than others.


Post Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:14 pm
BJM rare

Posts: 13
Location: Griffith,Indiana
I going to have to check that place out!
Stay thirsty, my friends!

Post Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:03 pm
Andy medium

Posts: 199
Location: Dane County, WI
I love their all-you-can-eay chicken deal on Sundays!

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