food is delicious and very filling and it's a comfortable setting.
This is a great place for BBQ. We drive from Appleton just to visit J's BBQ. Great selection of food. Always top notch and if you leave hungry, that is your own fault. Hardworking and friendly staff. A must when near Ripon! More...
My husband and I went to J's for lunch with our friends; it was our first time going there. The food was really good. We shared since we weren't sure what to get and I wasn't feeling well, and the medium potatoes was a lot of potatoes. Good portions, good pricing, and good service. I would definitely go back. More...
Cute Place Food was good!
I only got to taste a bite today at the festival. Look forward to having some there soon.
Great food/atmosphere! Highly recommend!
Awesome food and service
Had the sampler platter thought it was awesome
Antonio Ruíz Ramirez
Muy buen lugar!!!!
A must stop when rolling thru hwy 23........ or when dropping of kids at College
This is by far the best Restaurant in the State. They make the best meat Plater period. I live in Milwaukee, but this place is well worth the drive. I have had all the best smokehouses in the state. This ones by far the best. It's my favorite restaurant. I eat out someplace new every day, but this place keeps me coming back. My only complaint is the white bald man with the beard that cuts your meat is always rude. This is saying something, because I eat here at least once every two weeks. I keep coming back thinking he'll be nicer. I'm always proved wrong. The owner is super nice though. More...
Absolutely love J's! The brisket, the mac & cheese, the sauces are our favorite. Employees & owners are so friendly and the atmosphere is comfortable and trendy.
Classic Texas style BBQ, order at the counter by the pound, order your sides and take them to your table. Went there with a group and everyone really enjoyed their BBQ choices and there were positive comments across the board. The brisket had a nice crust on it and you could taste the different spices in the rub. The pulled pork was also really moist and had good smoke flavor. The sides were all impressive and there was a wide selection of about 16 of them. The only reason I'm not giving them 5 stars is the sauces. Most BBQ joints nowadays have home made sauces. While they had a wide selection of them, it reminded me of another restaurant that rhymes with "Ruffalo Piled Things". The sauces were all over the place and weren't really traditional BBQ regional sauces. With that aside, great BBQ at a very reasonable price. More...
Best barbecue in the entire fox valley. We ordered the sampler and it came with so much food. The brisket was my boyfriends favorite (because he could dip it in whatever sauce he desired), mine favorite was the ribs. Super fall off the bone tender. The jalapeño cornbread was crazy good, though I wish it was served warm. I think it would be to die for then. But that's literally my only complaint. It's worth the drive to Ripon. More...
Great Owners, great food , great staff and a classic and great bartender.
Ryan Van Vels
A friend and I where staying in Ripon for the EAA show, and visited J's BBQ all three nights of our stay. The food was amazing, true authentic Texas BBQ. That opinion is based on living in Texas 6 years. The owners Jen and Suzanne where a delight to talk to and their staff was polite and helpful. Also the restaurant was very well kept and tidy. We will definitely go back next year. More...
Gregory Simanson sr.
Great food and service
Hands down amazing bbq and fantastic people!!! Pulled pork nachos with pineapple salsa is out of the world!
Good bbq ribs
The best place to eat in Ripon, Wisconsin! I love all the food here. Must try !
Delish. Great food, great atmosphere and friendly staff.
Awesome food served to you in a short period of time--literally 30 seconds
I had the pulled pork and it was truly delicious! Don't miss out on the mac and cheese offer the pickles.
Always love this place. Fantastic food. Fantastic!!!
The brisket is amazing, and the baked beans are awesome
Liz Pelton Albrecht
Excellent ribs and cole slaw was just right!
J's BBQ catered my husband's 50th birthday celebration on the lake this past weekend. The delivery was right on time, the food was EXCELLENT!! All the guests were raving about how good the food was - especially the brisket! This brisket was probably the most tender and flavorful brisket I'd ever had. Another guest shared with me that this was the best barbecue she'd ever had! Thank you J's BBQ for the great food and great service! More...
Our meals were exceptionally tasty, the specialty drinks and wine list excellent.
Like any good bbq place, there is a line. Get in line, dont look back, so worth the wait!
Great food and lots of choices make this southern style BBQ joint a powerhouse loved every bite prices were great portions we're better.....
Oh man... If you like real barbecue, not bbq sauce, this place is for you. Ribs, brisket, chicken, even really good fish. Try the sampler for 2 people, it is great.
Hands down the best brisket you will ever have.
Great atmosphere, great people, and GREAT food.
Awesome BBQ and sides
Best brisket anywhere.
Great food, great price. We will be back !
For the love of Jesus, go here. Get the sample platter. You'll love me for it
Best brisket ANYWHERE . Everything is yummy. Try their homemade sangria
Great food. Good pricing and Good service
Pj Manning Sr.
brisket pulled pork and were amazing and the entire.menu is great.
Best bbq in the area at a very reasonable price. They also have a great beer selection incuding local Knuth brewery. Definitely will be back when in the area
Amazing food and atmosphere!!!!
Been there twice the brisket is as good as if I was in Texas. Food all around was awesome and reasonably priced
Decent. The mac and cheese was really good and wings. The brisket was good too, a little overdone for my liking.
Js is by far the best restaurant in the Ripon area, great selection, reasonable prices and the staff is always incredible. The brisket is out of this world and the mac and cheese will blow you away. More...
Fantastic, friendly service and great food.
Everytime my wife and I pass through Ripon on our way back from the Princeton Flea Market we try to stop here to get food...yeah it's that good. I can't say enough good things about this place...Friendly staff...good hearty food that taste excellent and looks good to the eye as well...there are many sides to choose from...something for everyone...various drinks, both alcoholic and non alcoholic....I recommend the sweet treat with the sugar and cinnamon added...absolutely wonderful and refreshing. The portion sizes are decieving because they fill you up plenty...I've never walked out of here feeling hungry. This place is topnotch and excellent...I highly recommend this place...awesome BBQ...chicken,fish and tacos too...My wife and I love going here and you will too! More...
Extremely fast and fresh cooked food. Brisket and fish was outstanding. Great sides and cheesy jalepeno cornbread. Relaxed atmosphere.
I really enjoyed this place the food was delicious. Friendly service good atmosphere
Brisket was Amazing! The Boneless Wings with Sauce are the Best. The Sauce Bar has 10 different Styles. Best BBQ around!
Mmmm. Down home cooking.
J's BBQ is one of the best restaurants in the area. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The menu is awesome. My favorite things to order: brisket, mac and cheese, potato salad mash, baked beans, fish
Everything was perfect!
Excellent food and great atmosphere!
Great food. Nice for a quick bite or to sit and chill for a bit.
Great place to eat. Foods always amazing!!
Great food & a great town...
Best brisket ever!
Great ribs absolutely will go back
The food is ABSOLUTELY the best!! We go there at least 1-2 times a month even tho its a 1/2 hour drive. The owners are super ppl and have BBQ down to a science. Weve been all over the country and J's is one of the very best!!! More...
Good food. Nice place to meet a group.
The food is fantastic!
Even when it's busy and you have to wait. The food and friendly service makes it well worth it. My favorite place to go in Ripon!!!
Very friendly, first time here they explained the lay out and we got fast service. I had the Beef Brisket and Cowboy Caviar My Wife had Pulled Pork with sauce Hand cut Fries Corn Bread (has cheese and jalapenos on it) . I will make it a point to come back! More...
Great spot downtown. Brisket is awesome.
The best Reuben sandwich ever. Out of this world delicious. If you are a reuben lover like me DO NOT miss out on this week's special. Once again, great job J's
Next time I am going to order the bigger rack of ribs!
Good meat. Delicious mac and cheese
Absolutly amazing smoked brisket!!!!!!
Outright amazing food. You haven't lived until you tried their mac n cheese!
Absolutely best BBQ in the area. Brisket was superb!
Mmm mac n cheese
Great food as always.....
Excellent food! Their beer cheese soup is amazing! Nice to be able to kind of mix and match what you order to get what you truly want! Cool decor too
BBQ pulled pork was good. Creamy mac n cheese. Wish they'd use plates. It's disappointing to have good food, and eat on cardboard or on a tray lines with tissue, & eating with plastic ware.
Good bbq, nice atmosphere.
Best BBQ in Wisconsin! Love it!
Went for Lunch on Saturday and finally somewhere a little closer to home that knows how to cook some BBQ. Thank you J's!Fun place and nice to see the presentation of BBQ the way it should be, on a tray just like down in the south. Love the fact they cut the brisket in front of you and even ask what area you want your cut from.The sauce and condiment bar was very nice and offered all kinds of options. Great cornbread, mac and cheese was good and creamy. Beans were very good but a little too sweet. More...
This place is run by some amazing people. When busy, the line can be long, but the food and service are worth it. The bbq and brisket are what they’re known for, but they have some wonderful sides too. Mac n cheese (sooo creamy), beer cheese soup (dip some pretzel bread or chips in it!), cowboy caviar (seriously tasty with a kick). Keep up the good work J’s! More...
I wish they were open 7 days a week. The brisket, cabbage slaw and fish tacos were great.
Great food !!! Will go back for sure...
Best Bbq I've ever had. You can't go wrong with anything, but the brisket is amazing.
Best local bbq! Tip: order ahead for take iut. Can be a long wait
The food here is always awesome. Good drinks as well. We had had most items on the menu without any disappointing choices. Get here early though as things sell out quickly. More...
Food and service is amazing it's a must stop!
Great food for not bad prices
The food is delicious the service was awesome
Amazing food, beautiful small town, constantly delicious!!
Love the nachos, but everything is amazing
First time there today, Dec. 14 around 11 3011 45 on a Friday and they were quite busy. It seems like we waited quite a while but you look on the wall at the menu and choose what you want to eat and then when you get to the front of the line you will tell a guy who's behind the counter what you want. I had pulled pork quesadilla and it was very good. Very small but good. More...
Great wings and quesadilla
Went here and had the lunch special. Chopped brisket, mac & cheese, rice, chips and corn bread. Wow it was fantastic! The brisket was perfect. Make sure to get J's sauce on the side. Will come back here again next time I'm in Ripon. More...
Stood in line a bit longer than I liked...but...food was excellent and will certainly return
Amazing food! Great for the entire family! Highly recommended for all (BBQ lover or not)!!
Fantastic food and catering service for our wedding!
Best BBQ I've had in Wisconsin! These guys make everything right. Brisket is top notch. All of the sauces are great. Every side you can think of, and all of them are ridiculously good. I can't believe there's a BBQ place this good up here. More...
Always amazing!!! Brisket was perfect! Fried okra extra crispy and fried fish extra crispy are my favorites. The customer service and the genuine smiles always make you feel right at home!!! Love this place!!!
I make BBQ at home in a Pit Barrel cooker with charcoal and wood. My BBQ rocks. This is the first restaurant I have been to in WI that tastes as good as homemade imho. Their brisket is super different from mine but it is all day long legit. I highly recommend the super flavorful point instead of the drier flat, but then I like the fatty lusciousness of the point. The pulled pork was solid. It could have been a bit more moist, but the flavor was very good. The ribs had much too much sauce on them for MY taste. I couldn't taste the ribs. All I tasted was the powerful bbq sauce which tasted quite good, but I couldn't taste the ribs. That said, that is the preference around these parts, so you have to do what your customers want right? Thus I can't hold the ribs against them. I'll just never order them again. The chicken wings didn't seem smoked. They were fine, not bad, not great. Overall, that brisket point was EXCELLENT and makes the trip MORE than worth it. The flavor of the pulled pork should be experienced also if you have never had real bbq. J's is NOT crockpot pulled pork Those two things make this place a MUST visit. I didn't care too much for the mac n cheese, but I bet most people would go MAD for it. Chances are that you'll think it's the best mac n cheese you have had. I use less processed cheese in mine is what it is, but it is great. In fact, i'm going tonight and I'll order it again. I just remembered I took a pic. The pic reminded me of how good great the cornbread was. More...
Delicious food! We drove in from Oshkosh and J’s did not disappoint! I will definitely be coming back for heaping piles of meat. I’m looking forward to coming back on a Thursday night for the all you can eat wings...mmmmm. More...
You might pay a small premium over fast food, but, it is always worth it! Options for vegans and vegetarians, even though it is a barbeque place. The brisket is amazing and the chicken is great on "J's Nachos"Edit: I took a star off because they are closed too many days! It’s worth the wait though. More...
Wish I would have lived closer to this location...so tasty food!
The smoked brisket was excellent. A little cool in the dining area.
J's has really good food.
The food was excellent cant wait to go back.
Best. Barbecue. Ever. Also, run by the best people, and I love everything about this place. It feel like home every time I come in.
Excellent food, great lunch special and family atmosphere with exceptional service.
Lots of flavor.. seating was questionable.. prices were reasonable.. very recommended
Best brisket and Mac and cheese ever
Very good service and good food and nice atmosphere!!
Great food, great service and fun atmosphere.
Love this place! So hard to decide what to get!! Ended up with Brisket (amazing!), Mac & cheese (also amazing), baked beans (de-lish), & sweet potatoe fries! Everything was amazing!! I also loved that J's has all of their sauces available for you to try & use. More...
The staff and friendly and helpful, being our first we had no clue what the process was. The food was tasty and enough for two if you have sample plate.
I wish this place had been around when I went to Ripon College. We stopped by for lunch while in town on a dreary day and this place brightened our day. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Everything they offer here is fresh, homemade, and really good. Not good... really good!! We had two lunch specials which are $8.95 for a drink, homemade chips (yummy), a side of your choice(with too many great options to choose from) , choice of bread and choice of meat. I had the haddock which was barely battered, fresh tasting and cooked perfectly with the beer cheese soup (when in Wisconsin I feel it is my duty to eat as much cheese as possible), pretzel roll and a spotted cow beer. I also got the tangy coleslaw (fresh cabbage with a mustardy dressing, not creamy on it made to order. No premade coleslaw sitting around here!) My boy had the ribs with extra chips, a pretzel roll and sprite. Everything was amazing. Again, not just good, super good. Few places are this consistent about everything they serve. Also, the place is cute, relaxed and clean. They have gender neutral bathrooms too! Oh, and I forgot the wall of sauces. I tried about 5 and liked them all. Go here - you will not be sorry!!! More...
Really great food and service!
Great BBQ and fantastic service!
A wonderful restaurant with delicious brisket and a very friendly wait staff! You can’t go wrong with the pork cushion either.
We had the lunch special-brisket with a side, chlps, bread and a drink for $9. Very good and the staff was friendly. Will come back
Great food and service as always.
Great people fantastic food and quick
Bbq was fantastic. Fun atmosphere!
Great BBQ and sides. Get the brisket it was very unique. Only open Thurs-Sat though
Thursday evening "All U Can Eat" wings are spectacular! Outstanding food and service.
Delicious late evening BBQ dinner!!!! Family friendly service by Jen, Susan, and staff.
Great BBQ Jen and Susan run an excellent business with a great variety of food.
Great food.a bit small and get really busy.
Spot on BBQ with all the sides and then some. They even have a favorite pleasure of mine, fan tail shrimp. Outstanding brisket and pulled pork. Perfect cafeteria style a la carte style set up so you can order as much as you want of whatever. Do go. More...
Great food, fast service! What more need I say? Pleasant decor, fits the type of food available. Lot of cosmbos to choose from.Be sure to check hrs. Not open every day. More...
Best BBQ I've had in a long time! Great lunch specials.
Plenty of great food and atmosphere
Amazing BBQ & sides! We will definitely return.
Absolutely worth the round-trip drive from Osh. Everything was fantastic! Do not miss this spot if you are within reach!
Good food and neat atmosphere
Food is incredible and the staff is very friendly. A great place to eat and well worth the drive from Oshkosh.
OMG - FIRST time there! Owners are amazing, food is amazing, ambiance is amazing! So welcoming, so cool. Will tell every human I know to get there ASAP!!!
The brisket. Get the brisket.
Wonderful atmosphere & excellent food
Literally the greatest place to get ribs or brisket. Super fast and super friendly service. Oh and they also do take out AND CATERING!!!!
Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Friendly service.
If you are even remotely close to ripon J’s is the go too for sure! Literally every menu item is a hit! Brisket is by far the best I have had in the Midwest and pair that with some local beers you have a win! Friendly staff and a great relaxed atmosphere! The portions are generous and delicious! We will be back for more BBQ soon! More...
Been looking for quality bbq in the area for a while and this fits the bill!
Food was excellent.
Great food! Menu on chalkboard while waiting in line, full bar, lots of sauces!
J's is absolutely amazing. You have to check it out. The atmosphere, food, and owners are awesome!
Try the sampler
Came in for the first time today. We are in town for a play and we selected it based on reviews. Really good!! Staff was so nice and provided great recommendations! Food was hot, tender, and delicious. We got a platter to try for the first time, great way to try and find a favorite!! Highly recommended!! More...
The most fire place in all the land
WOW !! I was really impressed with food and the service. Stopped in for a Saturday lunch, greeted at the door by one of the owners. Very friendly and informative. BBQ meat was high quality and more than I could eat for lunch. Full homemade sauce bar lets you find the perfect taste. Spicy, hot, mild, Kentucky, sweet and many many more. Looking forward to a return visit. Outdoor patio will great in the warmer months. Shopping and craft brewery in walking distance. More...
If you’re looking for quality BBQ, a very welcoming atmosphere, and affordability this is your place. (Quite frankly, we ate here two days in a row we loved it so much.) The two owners were incredibly personable and professional; thanks for welcoming us to Ripon! More...
Fantastic corned beef today for the holiday. No knife needed! Delicious. A place to seek out for sure.
Best BBQ I've EVER found in WI! If you get the opportunity to eat here, DO IT! You WILL NOT regret it! Also, try the brisket, YOLO!
The bets food ever!!!
BBQ IS GREAT! THE MAC AND CHEESE IS SCRUMPTIOUS! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE!
Another EXCEPTIONAL meal and top notch service at J's! You can tell Jen & Susan put there heart and sole into this place!! ❤
Roberta St Denis
Fun lunch. Great food.
A great BBQ joint with the best Mac and Cheese I've ever had. Has a nice rustic feel to the place.
I heard good things about this place prior to going and i wasn't disappointed. My wife and i had the sampler platter. We were starving and still took food home. When we ordered, i was excited to eat, after seeing our server effortlessly cut our brisket into slices. The side of mac-n-cheese was great too. Pulled pork was tangy, A+ there. Even the slaw was intriguing, A. I'm not a rib guy, but I'd come back for those, A. Overall, I can't wait to come back! More...
Great place for BBQ. Reasonable price. Parking is a bit of a challenge.
Couldn’t of been better. The brisket was delicious. The staff very friendly. Definitely going to back.
Ayce wings on Wednesday are the best.
This is some of the absolute BEST bbq I've ever had!!!! I wasn't very convinced at first when I saw it was like Texas bbq but it's even better than bbq I've tried back home (Texas). 5 STARS HANDS DOWN
Super menu. Super good. I would go all the time if this were on my home town
Hands down best place for barbecue in WI.... You all should invest in coming to Madison, WI. Nothing like this there.
Excellent Pork BBQ!!!Cornbread Moist and has corn and peppers in it, if you like your cornbread this way!Very busy on Friday nites- plan for this.You stand in line to order Great atmosphere Friendly staff More...
Very good food and the people there are really nice too!
Literally found this place on accident, and was blown away by everything. Decor, functionality, and most importantly, taste. Food was fantastic, and even though I'm hours away from home, I'm making sure I make a return trip to taste more.If you're even hours away, do it and go here. You'll be satisfied. Unless you're a vegan. I'm sure they have vegan friendly meals, but the bbq was insanely amazing. More...
Everything was delicious...the mac n cheese and brisket were my favorites!!
Great food and mellow atmosphere. Definitely will be back!!
Food was great lots to choose from and a great variety. The sides were awesome. You could make. Meal of just sides and be very happy. We had ribs and the smoked chicken. Both were great but too much sauce on the chicken. It tasted good. It chicken that good doesn’t need to be smothered. The menu is a little confusing and being on the wall. You have to remember what you want as you wAit in a line to order. Some small pencils and order forms or note paper would be helpful. The ability to order via an app would be great too and probable shorten and speed up the line. My only disappointment was the cornbread. Don’t get me wrong it was good but average with everything else and the description I was expecting more. Would definitely recommend and will be back. More...
Great place with friendly staff offering very generous portions of barbecue done RIGHT! Their brisket is fantastic, as is the beer cheese soup. They even have a good selection of Wisconsin craft brews - several on draft. I can guarantee that you won't leave hungry! More...
Easily one of the best BBQ restaurants I've ever been too. It rivals if not destroys Famous Daves.
Best Barbecue in the area. Full bar, friendly staff and we'll maintained. A great all around experience.
Delicious! They should open more locations in the Fox Valley.
Good smoke flavor
Another great lunch at J's!!!!!!
Great BBQ huge selection and friendly staff, bring a friend to share the sampler platter with. Great brisket... plus multiple homemade sauce choices. Cozy atmosphere. Make sure you check online for their hours as they are closed 2 days a week. More...
They have the best Brisket and Mac & Cheese. The sauces are very good.
Look at the photo. That is why I love J's and drive from Watertown! Tip: put their Wildfire sauce on the Mac & Cheese!
Try the pork ribs, you will not be disappointed.
My favorite place!! Wonderful staff!! Amazing food :)
Unbelievable good, can't say anything better!
Good Food, Good Prices, Good Portions, and most importantly... Friendly Staff
Top notch BBQ. Excellent brisket.
Great BBQ and the most awesome selection of sides you will ever find at a BBQ place. The vegan in your group will eat well too.
Friday night - shrimp (great brisket - great shrimp). Came back down later, sat outside, and had wings while enjoying the music (The Jimmys) on the Village Green!
Their food is delicious!
Michael N Carrie DeMotts
Awesome food,and the owners are great people with hearts of gold.
Awesome food ! Definitely will be coming back for more !!!!!
Good bbq in casual atmosphere
Wonderful food, and outstanding staff!!!
This place has the best bbq I've ever had!
Fantastic bbq food, friendly atmosphere & good value. Cannot say enough good things about it. Come in & enjoy
Kelly A. Burnett
Exceptional BBQ, near par with Texas BBQ, highest quality in the Midwest. Make it a summer destination and you will not be disappointed.
Loved the food. I will be coming back for more soup.
Man the food was delicious. Oh the brisket was on point. Baked beans on point. Service was awesome. We were greated with a smile. It was my first time there and the staff totally helped us all . If you haven't been there I'd highly recommend you go. You won't be disappointed and the prices were reasonable More...
THE BEST food!! Great prices and a super cool dining area! I just love their pulled chicken and mac and cheese. I recommend J's 100%!! You HAVE to try it!!
Incredible food. The brisket with their original sauce was amazing. The owners are wonderful people who are happy to give some time to just chat a bit. Absolutely lovely!!!! I recommend this to any of my friends who love bbq. More...
Tons of food for the money. It was so good!!!
Food was excellent and very good customer service. Rare to find a good rib place with slow smoked beef brisket. A hidden gem worth the drive to Ripon. Very nice atmosphere.
Yummy! Cute little restaurant. Has a line style ordering system. The lunch portions are huge! I also like the variety of sauces and the little sauce bar. I ordered the pulled pork, and it was pretty good! I prefer to sauce my own BBQ, and this came pre loaded with lots of sauce. No complaints. Staff was welcoming and service was quick! More...
Great food !!
Awesome food and the best southern sweet tea. Susan and Jen make sure everything is top notch every time!
AMAZING FOOD!!!!! ROCKIN PLACE TO TAKE FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!!!
Fantastic brisket. Better than some of the barbeque I have had down south!
Great BBQ! Check out the vegan chili-absolutly wonderful!
Dynamite Mac n cheese. Ribs were awesome. Overall it's really good food. Must try.
Food was fantastic as usual. Never disappointed.
AWESOME southern BBQ and customer service
Jeremy David Johnson
Surprisingly amazing. The variety of sauces is great.
Absolutely incredible brisket! Here's to hoping for a Milwaukee location!
Awesome service, great ribs, amazing brisket.
Great variety of sides.Something to satisfy everyone.
Very cute place and delicious food! Large portions, would recommend the ribs and pulled pork. Yummy Sauces!
Super fast service, food is wonderful
I’ve eaten BBQ in every major BBQ City in the U.S. and I just enjoyed the best brisket I’ve ever had in Ripon, Wi. The pulled pork was also excellent. The Mac and Cheese was creamy and rich. Cornbread and fries were also excellent. The service was great. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. More...
I live in Milwaukee and would drive here just to eat! Food is amazing, favorites are the mac and cheese and brisket!
Best bbq place in Wisconsin. Great food portions,.excellent choice of sides, and the environment is excellent. Lots of sauce choices, I do wish they had more BBQ sauce flavors as some of the sauces are closer to what you would put on wings and not other bbq meats.
Paige Macrina Thompson
Our experience at this establishment was absolutely outstanding! Fantastic owner (one of the two) and staff, AMAZING food that you literally cannot decline the offer of! Great atmosphere! We will be returning in the near future! We will be spreading the word! Great job J's!! More...
Menu Very confusing for first time visitor. But once figured out, it was good.
This was excellent. I hope the people in Ripon take advantage of this restaurant. I was very impressed with the authenticity of the brisket to the brisket I am used to in Texas. The sides were excellent. The sauces were great. The owner and staff were very friendly. It's great to know when I come to Ripon for a visit I can still get some great Texas brisket! More...
My first visit at J's BBQ! Excellent BBQ pulled pork and cowboy caviar - I would like a bit thicker cheese sauce on my mac n cheese, but that's me. Great service too.
Excellent brisket, corn bread, sauce and cheddar mashed. Happy staff and good service. Reasonable prices for a BBQ place. This place is a solid hit.
Food is always good and owners are always friendly
I lived in Texas for 4 years. J's is every bit as good as any of the BBQ joints I visited in Texas.
Great welcome! Great meal options ...tastey, prompt, relaxing atmosphere!
Amazing food and service. Fried okra? Yes, please! If you ever are in Ripon, stop by if you can.
kimberly Neller Lindert
Amazing, from the food to the service to the decor to the prices... it's the best around!!
Always great and awesome
The best BBQ I've ever had north of Chicago.
Great place to meet friends
Excellent brisket & cornbread with lots of great sauce choices!
We really liked this place. Good food, great prices, clean surroundings, and a pretty friendly staff. The menu can be a bit confusing the first time through. But it's not unfathomable. And it lets you mix and match sides and meats in lot of ways.A bigger selection of draft beers would be nice. Especially one that includes several Wisconsin brews that aren't New Glarus Spotted Cow. But a $3 PBR bottle actually goes pretty well with this menu too. More...
We visited last weekend after having it on our list for a long time. Drove from Oshkosh, totally worth it. Since we didn't arrive until 8 pm we were pleasantly surprised to hear that they weren't sold out of everything! Having lived in the South, we know that selling out means the product is legit and made daily! None the less, our pork nachos were killer- all elements shined on their own. Homemade chips, creamy cheddar sauce, and of course awesome pork. Enjoyed the patio, and so did our doggie. We will be back- especially now that they have bacon from our favorite Farm Parkelm! More...
This is the only good Restaurant in ripon. They make the best meat Plater period. I live in Milwaukee, but this place is well worth the drive. It's my favorite restaurant, and I eat out someplace new everyday. More...
Great Treat. Texas BBQ in Ripon Wisconsin. The brisket was outstanding... I did the sampler plate. Was happy with all but maybe the chicken. Very Nice Surprise.
Wow. Had the lunch special with beef brisket. Moist, tender and flavorful. I went back in line...I wanted to sample the pulled pork. I was shocked when they made a small slider side one, and told me it was on them. Not saying you will get a free sandwich. But, i share this story because this never happens to me. Well, I was glad I tried the pulled pork...DELICIOUS!!! More...
We love J's. We go there almost once a week. Can't go wrong with anything there. Brisket is excellent, pulled pork, ribs, and shrimp are great as well. We love the chutney on the brisket, and ranch with the sweet potato fries. Can't beat the location downtown too. A must while visiting Ripon! More...
This is probably my new favorite BBQ place. The line was long (about 30 minutes on a Friday), but definitely worth the wait. I highly recommend the brisket and the corn bread was really tasty. I would like to see J's expand to Oshkosh so I can come eat here more often! More...
It's great to visit from Texas and get some authentic Texas BBQ. The brisket was moist with great flavor. Lots of sauces and sides to compliment the meat. They even have sweet and unsweet tea! I'll be back next time I'm in town! More...
Excellent portion sizes. Sweet potatoes fries and the regular fries are great. The sweet coleslaw is really good too. The fish tacos are amazing. Want e overly impressed with the pulled pork or chicken wings. Got them unsauced so we could share and use different sauces and they were both kinda dry. Super cute decorated! Will definitely go back. More...
Very impressive! The brisket was amazing! Pastrami rubbed, not dry at all. The baked beans are out of this world!!! Great Mac & cheese. Only negative were the wings, not smoked :(. Everything else was terrific. I will drive back here again!!! More...
Very good BBQ! We ordered the nachos and the raspberry jalapeño chutney is AMAZING!! The brisket on the nachos was very flavorful and tender. Drinks were strong. Wish we lived closer. This place is legit! More...
I'm a fan of good brisket and this place had it. The shrimp was outstanding. As we're the baked beans.
We absolutely love eating here. So affordable for our family of 6. The quality of the food is amazing. Everything is just so yummy. Atmosphere is fun and the system for ordering makes the whole process so quick and easy. More...
In town with some friends to see The Belle Weather play down the street. We came to J's BBQ because my buddy raved how great it was. Wow, was he right!I had a combo plate with the beef brisket, corn bread and mac n cheese. I can honestly say that this was the best brisket I've ever had. It's not super smokey and has an excellent bark with brown sugar and spices. It was tender, juicy and fork tender. I got lucky and Jen gave me the bottom of the point, a generous 1/2 lb portion. Sure glad we got here when we did because I was served one of the last brisket of the night. The corn bread was really flavorful and moist. The mac n cheese rich and creamy... simply perfect.They have a really nice sauce bar with 13 interesting home made varieties. I picked the Jerk and Smokin' Hot. Paired it with a large 24oz ice cold glass of Capital Amber.An incredible meal, I will be back many times in the future. It is worth the drive from Appleton. More...
Places like this are the reason I like traveling for work. I came into this place hoping to find a decent lunch, and I got much more than that. It was soooo good! I ordered the lunch special, which is a meat, side, choice of bread, chips, and a drink. I got the brisket (I asked for it to be chopped), brisket baked beans, corn bread, and I added on the dirty rice because I wanted to try that as well. The brisket was super moist and tender. It had the perfect amount of bark on it, and getting it chopped just mixed all that awesomeness together. The beans were amazing. It tasted like I was eating a great beef jerky but it was beans. The rice had a spicy kick to it. The corn bread was great, especially dipped into the beans. Even the house chips were way above average. Whatever they put on them, it made me think of salt, dill, and onion. The staff was super friendly as well. They helped me order since I'd never been in before (you walk down the line and order at the butcher block). More...
God! I LOVE this place! Seriously, cool vibe, great food, and even greater people. They are so friendly, I simply can't get over it. Either they're acting or they're genuinely just this nice. I think it's probably the latter. Either way, have now been here three times (son is in college in town) and this may be my favorite place to come for lunch. So far I've had the pulled pork (phenomenal) and the chicken (good). Wife has had the brisket (phenomenal). Sides are to die for, especially the sweet potato fries and the potato salad. Baked beans are also killer. But seriously, you can NOT go wrong. But the best part? The best part is the sauce bar: They have like 10 different flavors of BBQ sauce including my favorite Thai chili. The only reason I'm giving it four instead of five stars is the chicken has been overly dry and not very smoky. Eh, I know, it's my fault for ordering it when I could've gone with the pork, but hey, I had to try. Anyhoo, if you happen to be in town, give J's a try. If you like BBQ like I do, you won't be disappointed. More...
We ordered the brisket on nachos (yum), and with beans, Mac and cheese, cornbread...everything was fantastic. Excellent small business. Cute interior.
Fantastic food made by good people . some of the best barbecue I've ever had . The macaroni and cheese is amazing .
Southern style food with a twist. Very relaxing atmosphere. Quick service. Great place
Best BBQ for miles!
My husband 's first time eating barbecue was today!! He absolutely ENJOYED every morsel!!!! I helped him with the menue. And he ordered the Brisket. MELT IN YOUR MOUTH GODNESS!!!!! I enjoyed some as well!!!!! So WORTH THE TRIP TO RIPON!!!! YUMZ!!!!!! More...
I had the pulled pork and it was amazing. Great potion size.
For a college town restaurant, J's BBQ has it all. Amazing food with great portions for a decent price. There are plenty options to choose from and you won't go wrong with any of them.
Lisa Brown Hunger
Excellent Food and Service!
The food was fantastic! It was our first time eating her, but the staff was phenomenal with helping us with the menu. Will definitely be back!
Recently relocated to the area from Texas and this is legit real deal bbq. The sides are amazing and you can tell they are homemade. The brisket is one of the best I've ever tasted. We will definitely be back . More...
If you they have the best damn brisket around and their wings are amazing too and make sure you try their macaroni and cheese. If I could give them a 10 star that's what they would get. Get the sampler platter and try everything you'll be so happy. More...
Everything was absolutely delicious !
Excellent brisket, mac and cheese that was better than I could have hoped, and beer cheese soup that, when paired with a pretzel roll, was insanely good.
Great food, great service, and great atmosphere. Try the pulled pork.
I made my first visit last week. I was a skeptic because Ripon is far from the center of the barbecue universe. On a first visit to a barbecue restaurant, I usually just order a sandwich and a side. I went for the brisket since it was on the carving table to see. It looked really, really good. I had a side of barbecued baked beans. The brisket was amazing. The beans were good. I'll be back soon. Glad to have such good barbecue so close to Fond du Lac. The 20-mile drive through America's Dairyland for great barbecue is well worth it. More...
Excellent food and service.
Delish! A group of 4- we had the spinach salad, wings, fries, rack of ribs, chili, coleslaw, smoked chicken. Everything was terrific. The smoked chicken fell off the bone. I put parm. Garlic sauce on it. The owners are very friendly and helpful when u can't make up your mind what to get. The line was 20 deep. Loads of people wanting the brisket. They ran out of that so we will for sure try that next time. We will definitely be back. More...
Pretty good BBQ. Ribs were great.
John W Olson
never had a meal I didn't enjoy!
No question, best food in town
A VERY DELICIOUS place to go - the food is fantastic! A hidden gem of a restaurant - worth the drive if you don't live near Ripon.
When we are planning to impress people with incredible homemade food and delicious barbecue and brisket I take them to this restaurant. Great Variety in their menu and their new location is the ultimate place to be for the restaurant. They have a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and a sweet tea, that is homemade tastes right out of the South! More...
I eat and try alot of BBQ joints. J's BBQ is a hidden gem in Ripon, WI. The new location is amazing and their food is outstanding! Best Brisket I've ever had! The two owners are friendly as can be, I can't wait to go back. More...
awesome wings! Great new location. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Very relaxed, casual place with good food at good prices. The staff is great!
Hard to believe a vegetarian and a nutritionist opened up a BBQ joint! Food is always superb!
Best BBQ I've had in Wisconsin yet. Great food and quick service. Make sure to try the brisket.
This is the best place for BBQ in the Midwest. You have to try it. The story behind this place is amazing as well. Make the trip...it's so worth it!
This place is OUTSTANDING!!! I have been many places for BBQ in my years in the military and this tops the list!!! Loved the whole experience :) I am also a foodie...all I can say is AWESOME! Thank you for bringing a place like this close to home...and for such a GOOD cause!!! More...
This is a legit BBQ place. There's nothing too fancy, the food is good, and the portions and prices are fair. Don't expect silverware or a glass for your beer, a true BBQ joint doesn't have that. I didn't care much for the seasoning/rub on the brisket, but the meat was smoked perfectly. I always expect a little fat with brisket, but some of my family had more fat on their slices than I would have expected. The sides are all great and it's worth trying every one. Not perfect, but as close as you can get this far north. I will be back. More...