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Smoke Shack

322 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5814
+1 414-431-1119
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“brisket” (60 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
322 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5814
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Tried the ribs. Mmmmm good. Spicy cream corn is good. I've tried a lot of bbq and this was one of best. If you are looking for alcohol they own the place next door and you can get the food to go and eat it...More

Thank Cody P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We went for Sunday lunch/brunch. Had two options for the menu. Wife had BBQ lunch, I had the Chicken and waffles. Both meals outstanding. Outdoor seating is great.

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 7 August 2017

The inside is kind of quaint and the staff were super nice, but I wasn't overly impressed with my meal. I had spare ribs and they weren't very tender/fall of the bone. Okay, but not amazing. Hush puppies were great though.

Thank Tam A
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We came by on a saturday and waited 15 minuts for a table. Not bad. Nice outdoor area! There was a glitch when they seated us and therefore nobody came for our order. Had to ask a couple of times. Well, eventually we got the...More

Thank Sophiefradanmark
Reviewed 20 July 2017

A beautiful little restaurant in the middle of town that transports you to the south with its looks and charm Very cool décor and cool patio But for me the Ribs didn't stand up, mine where over cooked and lacked depth. Had them for lunch...More

Thank belgiumcdn
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Got into town late, close to their closing time and they were kind enough to serve us. We had the pulled pork sandwich and meaty mac and 4 cheese sandwich - both were very good and filling.

Thank CinS280
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A tiny oasis of genuine Southern Barbeque in the ( sometimes ) frozen Midwest. Authentic pulled pork, ribs, beans, slaw, etc served with a surfeit of sauces . Being a transplanted Arkansans we know good "Cue" and his is it. A small place, boisterously noisy...More

Thank abhumphrey
JoeSorge, Owner at Smoke Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Happy to host you anytime you have a craving for some cue! Come back anytime.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Very good food and fun spot to visit. Nice deck in summer. BBQ is high quality, multiple good sauces. They also helped me order food for a party I had at our condo, very helpful and made it a good value. Recommend this place highly.

Thank Will B
JoeSorge, Owner at Smoke Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you so much, Will. Hope the BBQ was a hit with your guests! - Joe

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Spare ribs and baby back ribs to go. Slabs were not cut and they were overdone. Beans were pathetic and mac/cheese was lacking. Drive a few extra miles to 3rd Ward location and you will be glad you did.

Thank Cliff C
JoeSorge, Owner at Smoke Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Hey Cliff, I'm so sorry the Wauwatosa location disappointed you! Would you send me an email so we can it up to you? feedback@hospitalitydemocracy.com - Joe

Reviewed 7 June 2017

It's Downtown Dining Week so what the heck let's try Smoke Shack. They were up to their usual great quality. We each had one of the starters: a wedge salad, fried green tomatoes, and the Kansas City Rolls (which were made of pulled pork with...More

Thank Bluesbaby_US
JoeSorge, Owner at Smoke Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

It was a pleasure to serve you! Glad you all left satisfied. - Joe

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Cheryl A
20 October 2015|
Response from JoeSorge | Property representative |
Hi there, we do offer burnt ends. On Wednesdays. Best right at 445pm. I think you'll love ours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5814
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-431-1119
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We're a cozy little joint with just 47 seats. This means we’re unable to accept reservations. Please feel free to walk in. Ooh, be sure to show up early – we sell out of much of our menu daily!
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