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J&J Barbeque

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208 North Main St., Nelson, WI 54756
+1 715-673-4717
Sun 10:30 - 18:00
Wed - Thu 10:30 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 20:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The ribs at J&J's are among our favorites. Eat in or take out - either one is great. Huge portions and the ribs just get better the next day. Try the signature Bloody Mary

Thank Rob B
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We took a trip down the great river road, had no plans and stumbled upon this place. Hometown feel, walk up to the counter and order. Had no idea what to expect, but YUM, the barbecue was delicious. Highly recommend to anyone in the area.

Thank Breanna0312
Wabasha, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is a wonderful place to eat,we live just across the river on MN side, very short drive for us, Food Wonderful. And the ice cream is to die for, they know we always leave room for that, 3.00 for one scoop, and the scoop is HUGE. They ask when we traveled there. At least 4 times if not more,... More 

Thank Kathy H
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Went to J&Js for lunch had a sandwich called the Heavenly Hog it was pork, brisket, provolone, peppers, bacon and fried onions on a pretzel bun. There are several sides you can order, i had the baked beans and fries. The sandwich was one of the best sandwiches I can ever remember having and the baked beans were homemade and... More 

Thank Lynn D
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped there for lunch in October - had a delicious bloody Mary and fantastic ribs with great baked beans and Mac and cheese - large portions - enjoyed sitting at the bar connected to the restaurant while we waited for our food order.

Thank govtraveller
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This place is darn good. The family and I visited this past Saturday night. We fed the whole crew and had a few cold brews. The service was fast and friendly and the food was perfect. We enjoyed the ribs, brisket, some pulled-pork nachos, and some cold beverages. I am not an expert in BBQ but I thought the food... More 

Thank Thomas O
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Was driving on the Wisconsin great river road. Stopped in here they had a steady line of customers. Food came out in a great amount of time and was very delicious. Had the Mac and cheese for a side had just a little kick but tasted great. The BBQ beans were great too with smoked bacon pieces in it. The... More 

Thank Brenda P
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We enjoyed the meal at J & J Barbeque. The bbq ribs are top of the line. They flake off the bones and are juicy with their own special sauces.

Thank Martha M
Wabasha, Minnesota
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I hadn't been to JJs for awhile and then it was always for lunch. Went for dinner with friends and will be returning again soon. The ribs are fantastic. To break from the usual, I had the mac and cheese as a side and was not disappointed. Great BBQ.

Thank Lauri H
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I am not a huge bbq fan however the brisket sandwich I had was delicious. Very good flavor and fun atmosphere. I am more of an "waitstaff take my order" type of eat out and this is where u order at the counter. But u can go into the next room and belly up to the bar while u wait.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 North Main St., Nelson, WI 54756
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 715-673-4717

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?