Humboldt restaurant to expand to Harrisburg

May 29, 2018

A Humboldt restaurant is expanding to Harrisburg.

Big J’s Roadhouse BBQ & Grill is leasing the former Game Changer location on Cliff Avenue near Air Madness.


“We’re going to try our hardest for a mid-June opening,” said James Clark, the general manager in Humboldt who will move to the Harrisburg site.

Big J’s Roadhouse is owned by Justin and Tina Kjellsen. They took over the Trophy Room in Humboldt in October 2014 and gave it a new name and menu.

The Harrisburg restaurant will have the same name and menu as Humboldt, Clark said. The menu is in the process of being expanded.

“We do barbecue, hand-pattied burgers, hand-cut steaks,” he said. “Pretty much everything is from scratch, and we smoke our own meats.”

The restaurant won a local award for its wings, and it was chosen as the South Dakota Pork Producers Council’s restaurant of the year for 2017.

Big J’s Roadhouse will feature a full liquor license and offer catering.

The building is being remodeled and will seat 50 to 70 people, Clark said.

“We’re having the patio expanded and will have considerable more seats out there.”

Hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The restaurant will offer delivery for $4.

Hiring has started for managers, cooks, bartenders, servers and delivery drivers. Stop by the new location or Harrisburg’s city office or apply on the restaurant’s Facebook page under the jobs tab.

 

Humboldt restaurant to expand to Harrisburg

Big J’s Roadhouse BBQ & Grill is leasing the former Game Changer location on Cliff Avenue in Harrisburg.

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