Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Milwaukee

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Milwaukee

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Milwaukee on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#12. Pitch's Lounge & Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (49 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1801 N Humboldt Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1699
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#11. Red Rock Saloon

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (82 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1227 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2505
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#10. Double B's BBQ

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (175 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7420 W Greenfield Ave, West Allis, WI 53214-4613
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#9. Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bar, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5077 South 27th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53221
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#8. Conway's Smokin' Bar & Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (10 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: not available
- Address: 2127 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1921
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#7. Maxie's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (339 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6732 W Fairview Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213-3937
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#6. Speed Queen Bar-B-Q

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (55 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (2.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, African
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1130 W Walnut St, Milwaukee, WI 53205-1721
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#5. Saz's State House

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (205 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5539 W State St, Milwaukee, WI 53208-2517
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#4. Iron Grate BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4177 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-4409
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#3. Carson's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (211 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 301 W Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1110
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#2. Smoke Shack

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (332 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 332 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
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#1. DOC'S Commerce Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (140 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Brew Pub
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 754 Vel R. Phillips Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2102
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