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Phat Jack's

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101 S 14th St, Suite 102, Lincoln, NE 68508-1803
+1 402-464-7428
11:00 - 19:00
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Seward, Nebraska, United States
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our grandson asked to go to Phat Jacks for his birthday lunch. Great choice. Great food, super friendly employees. Very clean, employees always wiping something. Bathrooms were spotless! We will be back.

Thank Connie D
Lincoln, NE
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here continues to be consistently great, even though they're now in a larger location. The menu has expanded, too - they now have a salad bar in addition to the variety of smoked meats. The BBQ Nachos looked amazing - the large order looked like it would cover the majority of a trash can lid! Service is fast,... More 

Thank Julie P
Delta, Utah
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the Burnt Ends smothered in mild BBQ sauce. The meat was so tender and just fell apart. We had potato salad for our side, and it too, was excellent. Service was fast, and we would definitely come here again.

Thank Chandlerk7
New Market, Maryland
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch with another couple on our way out of Lincoln. What a great place for BBQ. This was our second time there, and I couldn't wait to get my own plate of Burnt Ends this time. I had a brisket sandwich the last time that was really good, but they are known for their Burnt Ends... More 

Thank Sheila W
Cole Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate lunch there several months ago and it was great ! Went the other day for evening meal (CornHusker Hwy) building was empty

Thank icecream2017
Topeka, Kansas
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

After reading all the fantastic reviews, I was looking forward to trying this place for Saturday lunch. I had the pulled pork/brisket sandwich with cheesy potatoes, and ordered the baked beans in addition. The pork, potatoes, and beans were fine.... They were good. However, the brisket was far and above the worst I've ever had anywhere!!! I could hear myself... More 

Thank Lesa D
Lincoln, Nebraska
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

But this place is very good! Service excellent, prices reasonable and bbq and sauces are as good as any around. I avoid the chains and like to see the local, family-owned places like this succeed. Give them a shot.

Thank dave f
Lincoln, Nebraska
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Everyone I know raves about the burnt ends so I tried it with the cheesy potatoes. The potatoes were good but the ends where not as good as I would have expected. Some were dry and some fatty. Good flavor overall. I will go back and try brisket.

Thank Christy N
Lincoln, Nebraska
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

What an awesome BBQ! I have eaten at many BBQ joints and to compare this eatery to other BBQ places in the region, their taste and quality is much better than any other eatery in the Lincoln area!

Thank Jerry201358134
Michigan's Upper Peninsula
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107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The bbq was amazing! We were bummed that we were too late for burnt ends (they had run out for the day). The brisket and pulled pork were both very good. They might need a better sign. We had a hard time finding it and we had to turn around a coupe of times, but in the end we found... More 

Thank dcmal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
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: 101 S 14th St, Suite 102, Lincoln, NE 68508-1803
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-464-7428

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