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Beware Of Imposters!

It has been said that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. If this is the case, Smoky Jon’s has been flooded with flattery. Over the years other area caterers and restaurants have tried to copy our menus, our colors, our on-site catering presentations, and many other of our signature nuances. Some have imposed additional charges to their base menu prices which mislead the customer to believe they were receiving “bargain pricing” until they received their total bill. Others offer low price, low quality, small portion, poor presentation BBQ that is also no bargain. Some operations operate with no tangible, permanent business facilities as part-time caterers. One company has gone so far as to advertise their “special BBQ sauce” as the secret to their great pig roasts. Smoky Jon’s won 1st place in Whole Hog and Best Sauce at the National Pig Roasting Championships and 2nd place there, two years prior to that. Smoky Jon’s BBQ Sauce has won many World and National BBQ competitions all over the country.

New companies start up from nowhere, with no accomplishments, and “self-title” themselves as Madison’s Best? We have even had other companies use part of our business name with hopes of misleading the consumer that they were us! Other companies advertise catering very large functions, when in fact the majority has never done any large functions. Many companies serve boiled or baked BBQ, trying to pass it off as “Real Wood Cooked BBQ.”

These are only a few of the misrepresentations to the public from some of the restaurant and catering businesses over the years. Smoky Jon’s has seen many of these businesses come and go over the last 30 years. Yet new ones surface (from nowhere) and use many of these same tactics again.

In summary, I just wish that all the companies would be honest and straight-forward about who they are and what they can offer you, based on the actual hands-on experience they have when they make their offerings to you the customer. Don’t misrepresent the actual experiences and skills you do have and go out and earn them with hard work, diligence, originality, and honesty.

There is only one Smoky Jon’s. If you have your heart set on a truly great BBQ event, please don’t settle for less! Remember, you can only get a Smoky Jon’s BBQ event from Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ. Beware of imposters and thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely Yours

“Smoky” Jon

Smoky Jon's #1 BBQ

Smoky Jon's #1 BBQ

Smoky Jon's #1 BBQ

Cassandra Moreno
Cassandra Moreno
12:48 30 Jul 21
Terri Tourtillott
Terri Tourtillott
20:52 29 Jul 21
Mmmmmmm!
Yusuke Senpai
Yusuke Senpai
18:57 27 Jul 21
good sauce, the meat was amazing, the sides were a little on the small side and left some to be desired, but good experience all around! Also the server behind the counter was pretty cool!
Sy Guzman
Sy Guzman
03:50 26 Jul 21
Best food in Wisconsin!! Food served fast, hot, and courteously. Much appreciated!
Amber Anderson
Amber Anderson
20:13 23 Jul 21
Have been here with family twice now. Both times, the service was awesome and the food stellar. Smoky Jon's is the first BBQ place my family has genuinly enjoyed north of NC (and that says a lot). Would definitely recommend giving it a try, as its now our favorite spot in Madison🙂
Rick Pertzborn
Rick Pertzborn
20:30 14 Jul 21
Ron Spence
Ron Spence
00:13 11 Jul 21
1StopMom
1StopMom
21:18 09 Jul 21
Smoky Jon's is definitely on my recommended must visit list. The sweet and tangy bbq sauce is delicious! We had the half slab of ribs with sides. The food was filling and well seasoned.
Angie Maney
Angie Maney
17:16 05 Jul 21
Enrick Garcia
Enrick Garcia
13:58 04 Jul 21
Craig Detter
Craig Detter
22:15 03 Jul 21
Best tasting barbecue in Madison.
Anjin Rider
Anjin Rider
11:53 02 Jul 21
Very good midwestern/KC style bbq with a slightly sweet, spicy, tangy sauce. I had the half rack dinner plate, fries and slaw. Best BBQ I've had north of Omaha!
Rick Christiansen
Rick Christiansen
11:47 29 Jun 21
Jason Kleinschmidt
Jason Kleinschmidt
13:31 26 Jun 21
Always a generous amount of food! The bones falling right out and the barbecue sauce has great flavor! The baked beans also have great flavor and are barbecue baked beans. They also play great blues music in the background
Luke Graham
Luke Graham
22:22 25 Jun 21
Bob Massa (Bob M)
Bob Massa (Bob M)
01:29 24 Jun 21
Great prices, great ribs (I would recommend getting them dry, no sauce).
Yael Jimenez
Yael Jimenez
22:18 22 Jun 21
It's seriously #1. Was initially taken back a bit, but after trying out the food, I can see why they have won numerous awards
Barry Statz
Barry Statz
17:20 21 Jun 21
Heather Randall
Heather Randall
02:10 21 Jun 21
Service was impeccable. Food scrumptious. Music fitting for eating BBQ. Definitely our new BBQ joint.
Lynet
Lynet
01:24 21 Jun 21
The taste of the barbecue sauce and the moistness of the meat makes Smokey John’s the best barbecue in Madison Wisconsin! I crave it so much that whenever I fly in and fly out I always stop there before I get in or after I get off the airplane!
Barak Gunter
Barak Gunter
18:05 20 Jun 21
Ian Petersen (Ian Petersen)
Ian Petersen (Ian Petersen)
18:01 19 Jun 21
Derrick Anderson
Derrick Anderson
20:48 17 Jun 21
My favorite BBQ joint!
Rebecca zupo
Rebecca zupo
16:40 16 Jun 21
Alex Fringe
Alex Fringe
17:23 15 Jun 21
One word. GO!
Angela Marie
Angela Marie
00:41 14 Jun 21
Kirk Henry
Kirk Henry
23:10 11 Jun 21
I travel around the us trying different BBQ and this is one of the best up north here. Only found similar in KC or southern states. Highly recommend. Thanks "smoky" Jon!
William Jackson
William Jackson
01:50 03 Jun 21
Good food - good people. Well worth it.
Terrie Sanchez
Terrie Sanchez
14:23 01 Jun 21
Food and staff are great thank you
David Ryan
David Ryan
22:43 24 May 21
Love the freat cheesy double brat sandwich platter with fries and slaw.
Elizabeth Seier
Elizabeth Seier
22:22 24 May 21
Tyler Coppens
Tyler Coppens
15:00 24 May 21
Wonderful staff & service. Food was equally excellent. One of the servers even brought a snack out for our dog while we decided on what to order. Need to be more people like the staff here. 100% would return again. God bless!
Gail Barber
Gail Barber
14:40 21 May 21
Had a great experience here with my girlfriend. The food came rapidly and the service is just good. Prices are fair.
Mitchell Weger
Mitchell Weger
12:15 17 May 21
Excellent food and service
Adam Wroblewski
Adam Wroblewski
00:41 11 May 21
Love the food. Always amazing place to go to.
Chris Drake
Chris Drake
00:31 02 May 21
Most restaurants exaggerate when they say they’re number one, but in this case, it’s actually true. I’ve had barbecue from around the country, but Smoky Jon’s has the correct combination of cooking technique and sauce flavor that outdoes the rest. If only they could be franchised, then other people would know what they’ve been missing they’re whole life.
Ken Lisauskas
Ken Lisauskas
19:08 28 Apr 21
Some of the best BBQ I've ever had! I did have a couple issues with order accuracy and was contacted by Smoky Jon personally to handle the situation. You can tell that he is someone who really cares about his business and his customers. Looking forward to my next meal from there.
Jay Feldbs
Jay Feldbs
13:23 26 Apr 21
Great food, recommend the ribs!
Karl Bandow (Karl ßændœw)
Karl Bandow (Karl ßændœw)
22:22 22 Apr 21
Best BBQ I have ever had. Excellent service as well!
Cowboy “Cowboy” Cowboy
Cowboy “Cowboy” Cowboy
17:17 22 Apr 21
Literally, THE BEST BBQ in Madison. The price and service also can not be beat.My favorite is their Beef Brisket.If you want a true "BBQ joint" experience then you need smoky Jon's in your life.
Eric Keniuk
Eric Keniuk
00:48 17 Apr 21
Best barbecue ever