Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue - Milwaukee

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Located walking distance on the same block near Fiserv Forum in the Moderne luxury high rise. Carson’s Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue Milwaukee is a classic American Steakhouse. Family owned and operated with love since 1977. Carson’s serves hearty delicious portions of slow smoked Award Winning Babyback RIBS, BBQ Chicken, Fabulous Chargrilled Pork Chops, Generous cuts of Finest Quality Prime Rib, Filet, Delmonico, and Prime or Black Angus NY strip steaks. Favorite dishes also include Cedar Plank Salmon, Mediterranean Shrimp, Crab Cakes, Homebaked Corn bread, Famous fresh Coleslaw, Old School Shrimp DeJonghe, Generous Salads, Homemade Dressings, Sandwiches, Burgers, and Amazing Desserts. Full bar. Wine Menu. The lovely interior has City Views, Exposed Brick, Fireplace, Cozy booths and Tables. Perfect location for date night, family dinner, business meal, and celebration venue! America’s #1 Barbecue RIBS.COM

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

🥰 Dad’s favorite family dining tradition. Delicious Father’s Day Meal at Carson’s Ribs! 🕺🏻Reserve your table early. Reservations for this special day go quick. Please call Carson’s directly for large groups 414-223-3311 👨🏽‍🦰 Carson’s is family owned and operated with love 💞 RIBS.com

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet was delicious! As were the bbq ribs and NY strip. Our waiter was great! Celebrated our daughter’s graduation from UWM.

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RE
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really the best food I had and at a Reasonable price. The wings where exceptional and pork chop was the best I ever had. For a pleasant time and great food you should try it.

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C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to eat very enjoyable

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g
Chicago
131 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Carsons milwaukee is maybe the best carsons.
we drive up there from chicago to meet people.
ribs and chicken and pork chop are typically the best.
service was lacking.
would recommend.

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WK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Listen, I get it. Right before a bucks playoff game and you're super busy. But I can only review my own experience. The menus and salt and pepper shakers were BBQ sauce stained. My guests were not pleased with their food. Drinks were less than average. Went there because they valet park for $12 (so says the big sign). Valet is $40 for special events (in tiny lettering on the base of the sign). I won't be going back anytime soon.

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CB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! The owner was very nice and humbled. Owner walked around the entire time making sure everyone food was up to part!
Thank you for your humble spirit!

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JN
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere was great. Food was outstanding, had the 12 ounce filet was a little pricey but was cooked to perfection. Nice choices of sides. Dessert Tiramisu was also delicious.

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BW
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can only able to go to Carson's a few times a year but all I can say it the place is outstanding. From the appitizers to the main course and the Key Lime pie is to die for. The service is excellent we were there for 2.5 hours and our waiter was perfect keep our drinks filled even the water and it was just a totally relaxing dinner. This place is more than just a restaurant it is truly an experience. You have to try the shrimp dejone only the appitizers it's so rich and decdent that you can only eat a few pieces but it's out of this world. And the ribs are like all ribs should be they don't fall off the bone like baby food there is some texture and the sauce hasn't change since they first started. I can't say enough about Carson, everyone should experience at least once. Thank you Carson for make our Mothers Day so special. Hope to see you again soon.

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b
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great waitress, too much good food!! Ate leftovers next day for meal!! Like location, near Bucks stadium!! Will be back!!

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OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day. Amy, our server, was very courteous. The food was very good and well seasoned.

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DS
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Good service. Valet parking gets you $10 off a drink, so you're actually only paying $2 +tip to park your car. Krug Cabernet was a treat to purchase by the glass. The BBQ was plentiful and yummy. Au Gratin potatoes were cheesy and delicious. My only disappointment was that we were from out of town and I couldn't take the leftovers.

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RR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing. Our server was the best. She was attentive and very knowledgeable. We will definitely be back!

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BK
Grand Rapids
60 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Mothers Day. It was fine. Hotel and arena crowd. Really noisy and the 1980s piped in music didn’t help. Food was fine, with the exception of the tiramisu which was excellent. Don’t need to go back.

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CD
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Happened to be there before a Bucks playoff game. Very packed and noisy but this probably isn’t the norm.

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AW
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second go round and I’ve had a great dining experience both times!!! Carson’s is my go to place for my special celebrations. I will definitely recommend and will definitely be patronizing again!!! From the host to the waitress the customer service was great. Thanks Carson’s

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N
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy dining at Carson’s, love the steaks.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was again the best dinning experience from beginning to end. The food is outstanding and everything else is your cake and eat it too.

Management greets you at the front door and welcomes you like family. Your table server is outstanding, remembering when you visited last.

I had my special father - daughter date, special time. My daughter is a junior at Marquette,so you can see making special time for her dad is so important to me. Why would I take unnecessary risks and go anywhere else. Not this dad, thank you so much Carson’s for the special night.

Tim Goetz.

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h
Milwaukee
279 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, great service

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ME
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super nice one of my favorite. The waiter was the best

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c
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was DELICIOUS! Prices reasonable. The temperature in the restaurant was a bit warm in comparison to the outside and it was somewhat loud but worth it!

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KS
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were in town for a concert. I easily booked a reservation online and we had a wonderful time. The food was good, service and drinks great too. We liked it so much we came back following the concert for cocktails. I would definitely recommend Carson's. Mike was our server both times and he was fantastic.

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K
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to go to dinner before a Bucks game! Staff is very polite and accommodating; will even hold your leftovers until the game is over. Valet parking is absolutely a plus. Will definitely return!

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l
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience with this restaurant the best food the best service best people I love it

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PS
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best ribs in Wisconsin! Friendly and efficient staff. Good size portions, everything was delicious besides the ribs as well. The au gratin potatoes are to die for. Love the sauce served with the ribs.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must go place, great steaks and people are very nice!

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KC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Excellent atmosphere. Excellent staff.

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M
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and worth the price. Michael was our server and he was great!

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B
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We went on a weeknight and the service was extremely slow. In addition we had several people order the same items at our table but it appeared the portion size varied on the meat entries for male vs female. In addition 2 people ordered their steak medium, one was done perfectly while the other was rare. Given the price/location of this restaurant I expected a great experience but received something that was average at best.

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DR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Milwaukee. Have never had a bad meal or service.

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J
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very food, friendly wait staff and prompt service. Prices are a bit high, but likely due to its prime location to Fiserv Forum. It is a bit loud in there as there is really no sound deadening. Betting that if it was carpeted, it would be noticeably quieter.

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LS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a 530 Saturday night reservation to take a friend out for her birthday they were out of their fish special and prime rib already at 5:30 that’s the beginning of a dinner evening. Whomever is ordering the food for that restaurant needs to take note very disappointing that the first two things I wanted were already gone at 5:30 in the evening .

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KH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their ribs are amazing. Service is always professional and courteous. Everyone is there to assist to make sure your experience is first class.

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f
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When going to the Brewers - Cubs game we always go there.

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f
Milwaukee
68 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food at a great location for all downtown and Fiserv Forum events.

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F
Milwaukee
73 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous family b/day dinner where the food was outstanding as always and the service from our waiter Michael was fantastic.
Look forward to going back again.

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food the service was good and very fast. The waiter was outstanding

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PW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Quite literally, I can cook better food than this at home.

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was ok but the service was very average at best

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best cosmos EVER!!

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J
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

We will try Carson's again however our first experience was good not great. Our overall meal with drinks for two was $135 before tip. Had to send steaks back because they were over cooked. However the manager offered free dessert. It was a very very busy night with a concert at Fiserv. The volume was very loud and difficult to hear each other across the table.

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