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Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Milwaukee

4.6
4.6
1275 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
For dine-in reservations, please call (414)-223-3311. For take out, please visit us at ribs.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 223-3311

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kim Baldwin

  • Catering

    Contact our Party Planner Nick directly at (323)540-4888 or email him at nick@ribs.com

  • Private party facilities

    Contact our Party Planner Nick directly at (323)540-4888 or email him at nick@ribs.com

  • Private party contact

    Nick@ribs.com: (414) 223-3311

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Cross street

    N Old World 3rd St

  • Parking details

    We offer $12 Valet. We also credit you with a $10 beverage credit. Validate with the manager, please.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. N

    Nina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, atmosphere was like no other and our server Jacob was outstanding
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The steaks were unbelievably good. They just had a birthday party that was kinda loud. Besides that it was fun.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  4. L

    Lmw22

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good ambience and food!! Will certainly come back.
  5. JT

    JoeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived at 5:30pm; restaurant not very busy and quiet (very busy when we left at7:30p). First, service was excellent. Waiter (did'nt get his name) was very knowledgable of menu which was very important to us being first time diners. Both my wife and I are very light eaters and therefore order smaller portions. We were visiting with our nephew a 2nd year student at MSOE and a big meat eater. My wife ordered the crab cake and corn bread which she said wasdelicious & excellent. I ordered a combo BBQ rib (about 7-8 ribs) and an 8 oz filet mignon. My meal was also excellent and the steak was cooked to my liking, medium rare. Being a light eater I ate all of the filet but coudn't finish three of the excellent ribs which my nephew took to finish at his dormitory. I've had a hard time getting my steak cooked to my liking at many steak houses. My nephew really enjoyed his meal, the 16 oz strip (prime) also cooked to his liking, medium rare. All in all a very great dining experience for the 3 of us.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a great time! Our server was the best part of the experience!
  7. JD

    JasonD

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We love Carson’s! The Crab Cakes are absolutely phenomenal!
  8. GB

    GailB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went last week for downtown dining and enjoyed it so much we made the reservation for yesterday while we were there the first time. I will definitely dine there again, even without the fabulous downtown dining week prices. That was a wonderful wonderful lunch. I was nervous to try salmon at a steakhouse but it did not disappoint to the point of ordering it both times.
  9. t

    torbie65

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was quiet. Very nice. Classy place. Excellent food well done.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific meal and great service. It was a perfect evening.
  11. DB

    DeannaB

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Day date for downtown dining. The service and food were all outstanding. Could have done without the loud people near us and wish we had been seated elsewhere but we didn’t let it ruin our experience.
  12. f

    foodie

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a pleasure eating at Carson’s. Great to go on Friday or Saturday when they have valet! Otherwise almost impossible to find parking nearby.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Service was great but the food was incredibly average which was disappointing as it’s certainly not an inexpensive spot to dine.
  14. K

    Kathy

    Milwaukee

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening/dinner at Carsons. Our favorites are the ribs and the Mediterranean pork chop. We went for Milwaukee downtown dining week this time which was great value. Our server Steven was very friendly and we had a chance to talk a bit (probably because we went earlier dinner to avoid the crowds/noise). Also highly recommend the edge salad and Caesar salads - the salad dr4essing are very yummy/flavorful. Food cooked to. perfection.
  15. XW

    XWFK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The food was disappointing especially due the price. Famous Dave's is better for cheaper. The dessert was really good and customer service wonderful.

    Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - MilwaukeeResponded on September 12, 2022Thanks for giving us a try and compliments on service and dessert. For the record, Famous Dave’s sells st. louis style rubbed spare ribs which are a lot fattier and half the cost of baby backs then charge $31.50 in a casual atmosphere. On the other hand, we sell loin racks of slow smoked bbq babyback pork ribs in an upscale dining experience with no preservatives, chemical, or rubs for $34. It’s not really a fair comparison, but we wish you well in your future dining.

  16. MS

    MargaritaS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    The food wasn’t great. Service was not there, server didn’t ask if food was good or anything. Didn’t get all food off we ordered. Wouldn’t come again.
  17. N

    Nancy

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We choose Carson’s for dinner because I really wanted ribs. Best decision ever. The ribs just fell off the bone. The entire meal was very satisfied. I would highly recommend Carson’s for dinner it’s amazing! ❤️
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I really like coming to Carson’s. I usually prefer to go alone but it was a really nice date. My date’s steak was a bit overdone, but he really enjoyed the crab cake and his manhattans. I had the caesar salad which is classic, and the Kim Crawford was also a good pair.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. It was not too busy and the waitstaff was attentive to our table. I would return there. The only issue was that the steaks were ordered medium plus but came out rare-ish. They went back in for a few minutes and came out perfect.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My mom’s birthday
  21. p

    pmargi

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time at Carson's since the pandemic. Food was great and service was awesome! Our server, Steven was amazing and made our birthday dinner extra special. Looking forward to my next visit.
  22. CB

    ChristineB

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Salmon was delicious. Chicken was great. Loved the Caesar salad. Bread ~ delicious. Beef Brisket was fatty and a skimpy portion. Service was very good.
  23. Y

    Yummy

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I wish our waiter would have brought out the bibs with the salad to avoid have olive oil spatular over my dress from the Greek potatoes. I ask for one after that happened. Lol That was the reason for the 4 Star on service. Otherwise I love, love, love Carson! So yummy and nice dining experience vibe!
  24. I

    Ilka

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent. The service was lean, however. Out waiter started the evening by telling us he is actually a bartender, so patience was needed. He did fine. He was able to mix excellent drinks.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service was great! Food was awesome!
  26. O

    Obdoc

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!! Would recommend. Can't wait to come back again.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, as always!
  28. F

    Foodie

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We out a lot at fine dining restaurants. The food wasn't great at this place. I sent my supposed-to-be medium rare steak back - it was at best medium. The next one came out better, but still grainy and overcooked. I know a good steak when I eat one. Waiter was not very friendly and argued that the steak was fine. I have no problem paying $50 for a well cooked steak; but this was not a well cooked steak. I would not recommend this place. Overpriced for quality.
  29. KC

    KeyonnaC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited for our 9th wedding anniversary. Everything was on point. From the waitress to the food.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The waiter offered the best customer service I’ve had in such a long time. He was patient and gentle and very knowledgeable with a keenness to his patience and observation skills. The Rib tips were a bit tough and could’ve been smoked more to tenderness but it was a great experience.
  31. R

    Ruthee

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful first time experience dining at Carson’s last weekend. Our food was delicious and everything we expected. My husband had the Filet and it melted like butter in his mouth. The BBQ Ribs and Chicken were very tasty, not to sweet, just perfect! Had their Greek Potatoes for the first time and would highly recommend them! Outstanding!
  32. l

    lrs1221

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch date
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife’s birthday and favorite spot everything was great from the hostess to the chef and the service food is phenomenal!!!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service at Carson’s is impeccable! The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about their cuisine. The cornbread is outstanding! It is served warm from the oven with just the right amount of sweetness! We can’t wait to go back!
  35. SS

    ScottS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here with some of my peers and can honestly say that it has been one of the BEST restaurants in downtown Milwaukee and is a must if you plan on visiting. The environment is so exquisite and professional and the food simply tops that in display and taste!
  36. t

    terrih

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites!
  37. B

    Brittni

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had an amazing night at Carson’s. Service was outstanding, Amanda was our server and she went above and beyond for us. Food was outstanding as well.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service food is always plentiful and tasty
  39. G

    Grant

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience. Came for an anniversary celebration and were treated like royalty. Eric was fantastic, food was delicious. Carson's is a great place to celebrate an occasion. Will return soon.
  40. TK

    TiaK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carson’s have Great food ! Quick & Friendly service as well !

    Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - MilwaukeeResponded on August 19, 2020Thank you so much, Tia. We appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know about our delicious food and friendly service. Thank you for the 5 stars & We hope to serve you again very soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Milwaukee using the Order Online button. Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Milwaukee also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 223-3311.

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Milwaukee is rated 4.6 stars by 1275 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Milwaukee

301 West Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N Old World 3rd St

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We offer $12 Valet. We also credit you with a $10 beverage credit. Validate with the manager, please.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kim Baldwin

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (414) 223-3311

  • Catering

    Contact our Party Planner Nick directly at (323)540-4888 or email him at nick@ribs.com

  • Private party facilities

    Contact our Party Planner Nick directly at (323)540-4888 or email him at nick@ribs.com

  • Private party contact

    Nick@ribs.com: (414) 223-3311

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