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1/3 lb of meat on a gourmet roll, pickles, choice of side
Tomato based with a little kick at the end
Very good food and fast service
Good bbq, the patio is so nice
Food and drinks were delicious. Food portions were right amount and filling.
We sat outside and everything was fantastic. Pulled pork is for sure my favorite!
The service was great, the food was excellent and we were not rushed with our meal of appetizers, main course, and desert. The server also was very careful not to interrupt our business conversation and she made herself available often in case we needed something.
Food was not what it once was. Will not be going back.
Awesome, that is the best way to describe smoke shack. Great food, 3 meat sampler is a filling meal for two and everything tasted great, sides were perfect for sharing too. Our server Rebecca was great. So helpful and friendly. Definitely will go back when we return to Milwaukee
Drinks and service were really good. The BBQ left us wanting. The brisket was dry, the rib meat was dry and hard to pull off the bone and the smokey taste was on the acrid side. The pecan pie was really good!
Best BBQ we've found in the MKE area. Love the casual shack decor, seating options and extensive beer list.
excellent food - drinks and service.
I thought the pulled pork was highly over-rated, not only not much "smoke" to it but it lacked seasonings and by itself was pretty flat. This approach of not seasoning the meats at all in the cooking process I appreciate is the cost-effective one, as it also allows the choice of sauces, but it would be better to do small batches and after a good roast and smoke, complete the dish by cooking the last of the way with the meat in the sauce so that it penetrates the flesh.
Great brunch! My friend who doesn't like barbecue (and said, "Oh, I didn't realize this was a bbq place but... oh well...") even enjoyed her meal.
The Bloody Marys were a bit too much. Too strong, too sweet. We all had to water them down a little bit to get through them (my friend ordered a full beer because the chaser wasn't enough to cut it). I had one two years ago when I was in town, and I don't remember it being that strong or sweet.
Food was delicious with the exception of the corn bread which was a little dry and Cole slaw had very little flavor but you go for the meat and that was delicious!
My husband and I took a trip to Milwaukee for the Maroon 5 concert. We enjoy stopping at new restaurants that we can't experience in our area. My husband is a big BBQ fan, so he was thrilled that I made reservations at the Smoke Shack. There was delicious food, good service and the building itself was unique. We will make a trip down again, and we will definitely recommend to our friends!
Service and ambiance were outstanding.
Food was the quality of years past.
Fun to experiment with the sauces. Under the tent was shaded and protected. Server was attentive and full of suggestions. Hostess was friendly to dogs, less so to people. We made friends with people at next table and enjoyed their company and learning about Milwaukee politics.
Sides were great. Ribs a bit overdone
Fantastic!! Brisket cheese steak and pimento mac N cheese are awesome!!
Great good and atmosphere. The staff is outstanding and had some great suggestions. Highly recommend when you are hankerin’ for some BBQ
We were 55 minutes early last night. It just started to down pour. They were able to accommodate us on the outdoor covered patio. We had the chicken wings, smoked chicken and pork sandwiches, sweet potato fries and brussel sprouts. Excellent food but so was the service in these challenging staffing times.
Visited Smoke Shack after a one year COVID pause. The food was tasty, but actually not hot. Chase our server was very friendly and did a nice job balancing several tables at the same time. Next time, I will ask for our meals to be rewarmed so we can properly enjoy the BBQ.
Food was great! Reasonable pricing, lo dc the look of the place
Great food. Service was good considering current issues with finding staff
It was a nice day, so we skipped the indoor hi top and grabbed a table outside. All was good—I’d forgotten how good the cream corn is!!
Excellent and flavorful food. Great ambiance and music! Friendly and knowledgeable service. We were a bit early for our reservation. No problem. We had the Sampler Platter and loved it...... along with salad and yummy pecan pie and whiskey ice cream!
Great service, food and hand crafted cocktails! Loved sitting outdoors.
The food was so good. I would highly recommend the Mac n Cheese as a side.
Seriously obsessed with the Smoke Shack Salad. The pulled chicken, fresh veggies, honey mustard dressing, blue cheese and an added splash of Texas BBQ sauce ...combines for the perfect lunch!
My family loved it! We will be back soon.
Great overall experience! Really nothing to complain about!
Good service. Brew City Biscuits never disappoints!
We had a few cocktails from the drink menu and loved them. Started with fried green tomatoes as our app. They were delicious and the sauce delectable. Then we took on the Sampler but they were out of ribs so we doubled up on the brisket instead. Sides tasted great and it was a good mix but we would’ve like a few more fries as well as the mac n cheese. The meats were amazing with my favorites being the brisket and pulled pork while my date’s favorite was the chicken. We enjoyed the mix of bbq sauces and focused the Kansas City bbq on most bites. Texas bbq came in second. Too full for dessert. The ambiance while we ate was great. We ate outdoors underneath the tent. Lighting was perfect - it looked a little too dark inside. Good airflow with two ceiling fans in the tent. Most tables were full inside and under the tent. Service was pretty average but the food did come really quick!
One of my favorite places to eat in Milwaukee. Even on Fathers Day our table was waiting for us when we arrived. If you want to make sure there are ribs available, dine early.
Good food and fun to choose your own bbq sauce. Hostess and waitstaff were great.
Excellent service. Food delicious.
The food was really good! We happened to go and a guy was playing blues on the guitar which was cool. The only bad note was that we had ordered cornbread and beans and our waiter completely forgot about them. We weren't charged for them but still wish we would've gotten them. By the time we saw him again we were already almost done with our food.
Yummy BBQ and wonderful service!
We have wanted to try this place for awhile.
downtown dining options were great, great service, fun place. We will be back
Always enjoy eating at Smoke Shack. Downtown dining offers an attractive price for the evening. Thanks.
This place was great! We stopped in for lunch before a Brewer game and the food was amazing and service was quick. Highly recommend!
You can order delivery directly from Smoke Shack using the Order Online button. Smoke Shack also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Smoke Shack also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 431-1119.
Smoke Shack is rated 4.6 stars by 160 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.