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Most Recommended

Smoke Shack


Highly Recommended

Ashley's Que

Atlas BBQ

Saz's State House

Speed Queen Bar-B-Q

Also Recommended

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue
Famous Dave's
Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub
Milwaukee BBQ

Oh Dennis
Palomino Bar
Pat's Rib Place
Pike Lake House
Puddle Jumpers BBQ

Milwaukee Barbecue Restaurants

The following results are based on detailed surveys from more than 40 Milwaukee-area chefs, restaurateurs and other culinary professionals.