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Jim's Barb-ie-Q Shack

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3940 8th St S, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494-6508
11:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Wisconsin Rapids, WI
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you appreciate real genuine smoked barbque, Jim's the perfect place. Jim and his wife Barbie have operated here for a number of years and the food is great. The portion sizes are generous and the service is friendly and excellent. I highly recommend Jim's Barbie-que

Thank tooblest
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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156 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Although this place is a little bleak ...meaning picnic tables to sit on and you pick up your own silverware and napkins at a service area, the FOOD is great. It is true Bar-B-Q without question! The stuffed baked potato is the bomb. Whether stuffed with pulled pork or brisket, you can't go wrong. Many dinner options also but I've... More 

Thank kathyandjack1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

the food was good but pricey. It was to laid back for me but the people I was with said it was typical for a BBQ restaurant.

Thank sixroses
Arkdale, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

For one thing, I won't go anywhere that advertises that guns are welcomed on the premises. Then, the owner is abrupt, rude, and opinionated. The food is average and rather expensive. For the money, I would expect something much better but it seems that the meat is smoked on the smoker and then kept warm in some type of warmer... More 

Thank Karen E
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Just got done eating here. First walking in yes it was empty not a problem with me. The owner took our order and unlike some of the reviews saying he was rude, he was very nice and chatted with us. We both ordered the ribs. My sides were coleslaw and cheesy hash browns. They were perfect. Also ordered hush puppies.... More 

Thank Todd C
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Excellent BBQ sandwiches! We've ordered Jim's BBQ for several lunch meetings at work and ALWAYS had great food! If you like BBQ, you'll love Jim's BBQ!

Thank KnitterBarb
Fox Lake,wi
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

The prices seemed high to me. My husband and I had the beef sandwich and the cheesy hashbrowns. The hashbrowns were the best part of the meal. The meat for being a bbq joint really didn't taste of any seasoning at all. Not worth the $24.

Thank JessH40
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

I went with a friend for lunch during a weekday. We had prompt service, excellent food, easily found a table and staff was friendly. I recommend for lunch, dinner, or take out. It is not fancy and you place your order then they bring it to you.

Thank 205KathyT
Ripon, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

You may not even see the place as you drive by, but just across the street from Wal-Mart and all the other chain restaurants is the best BBQ in Wisconsin Rapids. Jim's offers many types of BBQ and to top it all off has an ice selection that will make any adult or kid happy.

Thank aaronk346
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014 via mobile

I came here because of the review the pansy below made about being scared to bring his young family due to the concealed weapons are welcome sign. Those with permits are the most law abiding citizens die to background checks... but I must digress. The BBQ was good, a little too soggy causing the bun to become soggy too fast.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3940 8th St S, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494-6508
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wisconsin Rapids

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