Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Milwaukee

4.6
1283 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1283 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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Obdoc
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always!

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Foodie
St. Louis
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.

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KeyonnaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 29, 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.

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Ruthee
Milwaukee
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!

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lrs1221
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch date

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
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!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 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!

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 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!

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vipterrih
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites!

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Brittni
1 review
Dined on August 18, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service food is always plentiful and tasty

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Grant
1 review
Dined on August 14, 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.

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TiaK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Milwaukee
Responded on August 19, 2020

Thank 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.

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DenitaR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Great ambiance. Fun staff. Felt like i was at home.

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Chas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food a lil more expensive but it’s definitely will be worth it. I will be back soon 😊

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vipJasonC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent BBQ. The ribs are great, but the double thick-cut BBQ pork shops are amazing.

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vipMere
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner on Saturday night was fantastic! We had a great server. The hostess was great. The music was great. Most importantly the food was amazing. It couldn't have been any better. My husband said it was the best steak he'd ever had anywhere which means something because he's very picky. I would highly recommend. They were enforcing face masks and social distancing while moving within the restaurant which I very much appreciated.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night. They did a great job. I will for sure be going back.

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LisaM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Milwaukee
Responded on August 4, 2020

Hello Lisa. Thank you so much for leaving us a 5 star review. We appreciate you letting everyone know about our great food and service. We are thrilled you loved your dining experience with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipChiFoodJunkie
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. Great to see this establishment continue to provide amazing food and generous portions at great value

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Jaycee
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waiter was awesome very informative made good suggestions on things we should eat

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Milwaukee
Responded on July 22, 2020

Thank you for this kind 5 star review, Jaycee. We appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know about our awesome staff and the positive dining experience you had with us at Carson's Milwaukee. Take care and we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Carson’s ribs, great food, ribs are consistent on flavor and quality and downtown Milwaukee location service it’s top notch. Will recommend.

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Amelie
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked our table at Carson's to celebrate a birthday. The food certainly did not disappoint. We ordered a starter, a 20 oz. steak with two sides, and a salmon caesar salad all to share. This was more than enough food for the two of us! Steak was ordered medium rare and came out perfectly. I'd certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for flavorful food and steak that is correctly cooked to order.

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Milwaukee
Responded on July 15, 2020

Thank you so much for this awesome 5 star review, Amelie. We are so glad that you chose Carson’s Milwaukee for a birthday celebration and enjoyed your dining experience. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to let everyone know about our quality, flavorful food and generous portions. We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipFred
Milwaukee
222 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, as always. Thank you for re-opening and providing a relaxing and COVID responsive environment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great we got sat right when we got there and the food and atmosphere was great!!

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vipJohnM
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their pork chop is the best thing on the menu! This is one of our go to restaurants in Milwaukee.

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ZaalZ
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great as always!

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NessaB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is very good , great for groups and when you just want to do a date night

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GeraldH
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Caesar was our server and he was outstanding. It was our anniversary.

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vipRitaC
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always, and the service was excellent.

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vipcharlie
Chicago
227 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lettuce salad with the sour cream/anchovy dressing was excellent, as were the 12 oz. fillets. The ribs were absolutely the best I have had at any Carson's in a long, long time; they were sweet and succulent. What made the whole dining experience even better was the service of Carlos; he was extremely attentive and willing to do whatever we asked. I was also impressed by the fact that, when we were leaving, every staff person we passed thanked us for coming and wished us a good evening.

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LauraK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent! Best ribs and best corn bread in the Milwaukee metro area!

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DenisseW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad we were able to enjoy Carson's with friends and family. The service and food was great and definitely will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Food was fantastic and the surprise birthday dessert was even better.

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MonicaS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime Rib Sandwich-save yourself reviewing the menu and make your stomach oh so very happy. YUM!

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vipParker
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my friend for dinner at Carson’s. Her first time at Carson’s. She was impressed and had stated that this was the best meal she has had in a long time. Carson’s did not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brought some customers prior to a Bucks game. 12 oz filets around the horn, excellent! I’m about to book another reservation.

FAQs

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Milwaukee 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 1283 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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