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Barbecue

Milwaukee may not be southern, but we are passionate about our barbecue. You’ll find wonderfully rubbed, sauced, and smoked delicacies at these fine BBQ establishments.

  1. With two locations, Ashley’s Que has been a barbecue standard-bearer in Milwaukee since the early 1960s. It’s just as beloved today, whether you’re stopping by its Center Street location or checking out its new digs at Eleven25 in the Pabst Brewery complex.

    124 W. National Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 276-7666
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  2. The only ingredients in Doc’s Commerce Smokehouse meats are hickory smoke, spice and time. Head to Doc’s for the excellent burnt ends (often on special) or the 60-plus craft draft beers, or the 100-plus bourbons and whiskeys.

    754 N. 4th Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 935-2029
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  3. This restaurant and bar uses a Missouri-built smoker for brisket, pork shoulder, chicken and ribs right on the back patio. Here you’ll also enjoy appetizers, salads, great sides, burgers, and sandwiches.

    7420 W. Greenfield Avenue
    West Allis, WI • 53214
    (414) 257-9150
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  4. Iron Grate BBQ Co. uses live-fire cooking in Edna, their smoker that they built themselves. They’ve dubbed their style of meat smoking “Milwaukee style BBQ” and offer ribs, beef brisket, hot links, pulled pork, and chicken legs.

    4125 S. Howell Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53207
    (414) 455-1776
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  5. Maxie's

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    Maxie's

    Maxie's inspiration includes the "low country" cooking of the Carolinas, Creole and Cajun cooking of Louisiana, traditional slow-smoked southern BBQ, and southern comfort cooking of all kinds.

    6732 W. Fairview Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53213
    (414) 292-3969
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  6. Saz’s State House Restaurant is another mainstay Milwaukee restaurant – and barbecue hub on the Henry W. Maier Festival Grounds. Saz’s is especially known for its ribs, so be sure to try them the next time you’re at a festival or their State Street location.

    5539 W. State Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53208
    (414) 453-2410
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  7. With two locations, Smoke Shack offers a unique take on barbecue: certified humanely raised meats that are dry rubbed, slow smoked and sauced by you, enjoyed in one of its cozy, rustic restaurants, or on the "escape the city" patio at the Third Ward location.

    332 N. Milwaukee Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 431-1119
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  8. Since 1956, the Gillespie family-owned Speed Queen Bar-B-Q is a Milwaukee landmark. They use family recipes and “secret sauces” to create their finger-lickin’ offerings, along with a full slate of tasty sides.

    1130 W. Walnut Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53205
    (414) 265-2900
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