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Nobody does barbecue like Smoky Jon's. What began as a childhood hobby -- helping his father tend the grill during family barbecues in the backyard, at a mere 8 years old -- developed into a fervent pursuit for barbecue glory, culminating in this homey, cottage-like joint in Madison and the legendary, award-winning 'cue it now serves. It's hard to go wrong here, but first-timers should opt for the ribs -- slathered in the signature secret sauce and accompanied by sides of refried beans and buttery mashed potatoes, they're sure to leave you wanting more.

Best barbecue in Wisconsin at Smoky Jon's No 1 in Madison

Smoky Jon's #1 BBQ

Smoky Jon’s No 1 BBQ

Nobody does barbecue like Smoky Jon's. What began as a childhood hobby -- helping his father tend the grill during family barbecues in the backyard, at a mere 8 years old -- developed into a fervent pursuit for barbecue glory, culminating in this homey, cottage-like joint in Madison and the legendary, award-winning 'cue it now serves. It's hard to go wrong here, but first-timers should opt for the ribs -- slathered in the signature secret sauce and accompanied by sides of refried beans and buttery mashed potatoes, they're sure to leave you wanting more.