Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Madison

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Madison

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Madison on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#10. 5 Star Korean BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (17 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Korean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 605 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703-2916
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#9. Blair bbq

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 605 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53703-2916
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#8. Brickhouse BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (128 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 408 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703-2004
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#7. Liberty Station

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2161 Rimrock Rd, Madison, WI 53713-1443
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#6. The Thirsty Goat

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (97 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3040 Cahill Main, Madison, WI 53711-7104
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#5. Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 900 South Park Street, Madison, WI 53715
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#4. Mission BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4702 E Towne Blvd, Madison, WI 53704-7412
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#3. Fat Jacks Barbecue

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (94 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6207 Monona Dr, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-3934
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#2. Beef Butter BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3001 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704
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#1. Smoky Jon's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (145 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2310 Packers Ave, Madison, WI 53704-3178
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