Smoke Shack

4.6
107 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We’re obsessed with the craft of smoked meat. Our certified humanely-raised meats are dry rubbed, slow smoked, and sauced by you. In some cases, we began smoking your meat yesterday to ensure you get the perfect quality barbecue. We smoke our meats in small batches, all-day, every-day. In some cases, we sell out when items are in high demand, but sit back, savor a bourbon or two, and try something new. We’re certain that you’ll enjoy our variety!
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PaulS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent exceeded our expectations.

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DonaldO
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great.

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RalphW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Over all the resturant was very cool. The waitress was attentive at first, but there were serval service issues. Brought our food but did not bring the sauces - we had to ask for them. They brought the wrong meal for my wife. The Brisket which I and another in our groupo had was ice cold and very tough. We asked for them to replace it and they suggested warming it up (Not acceptable) we asked for more and they were out so we received pulled pork instead. At that time we asked for refills on our water. The waitress did not come back until we were done eating - so we did not get refills until we were done. They did take 10% of of bill, but not much of an appology. It was disappointing. Rest of the food was very good.

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JodyTaves
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was able to get us in an hour early for our reservation which was great. I had a bourbon smash and it was AMAZING! Service was great, and the food was great as well. Will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All the food (we got the tasting plate) was delicious! Our drinks were great, too. Our server forgot about us for a while (I wasn’t able to order a second drink), but overall it all worked well. I’d definitely go again.

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DevonaR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Very little indoor seating and outdoor seating is under a tint with extremely wobbly heating lamps.

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Nikki
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff, great food. Only issue was sitting right behind the host stand at the front of the restaurant because the phone rings right behind your head and it is very loud.

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CLeeB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took visiting friends for weekend Brunch and no one was disappointed. Made reservations for outdoor seating area and we were greeted and sat immediately upon our arrival. While the day was a bit chilly, the heated tables and tent was warm and energetic. Enjoyed cocktails and our server was attentive to our questions. Each of us ordered a different Brew City Biscuit and despite the size of them, our plates were empty by the end. Nueske's bacon and poutine waffle fries were great sides to share. We will be back Smoke Shack!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad food. Did not taste Smokey at all.

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SteveZ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious bbq and cocktails in a cool environment!

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Brown
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome creamed corn. Weird sentence to write. Brisket and chixken were good and my son enjoyed the brisket cheesesteak.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nothing really special.

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Kristen
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal!! Loved the vibes and atmosphere of this place!

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SarahP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quality barbecue in a great location downtown. Staff very accommodating!

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vipFran
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love smoke shack, one of our favorite restaurants in Milwaukee.

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Steph
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service! I would highly recommend the Smoke Shack.

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Flyfishertoo
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday night, NCAA tourney on TV, blues on the sound system, cold Shiner in my hand and smoked delicacies on my plate. What more could you ask for? Had a great time and will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff was excellent and very accommodating to our time restrictions needs.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed to find an available high quality restaurant, Smoke Shack had an immediate table and BBQ sounded good

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kaylag
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their meal! Been here many times and it never disappoints.

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JonH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brisket

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KamilaK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We absolutely loved smoke shack. Our waitress, Lindsay so so incredibly nice and welcoming. We were in Milwaukee for a weekend but would come back just to have this great food and amazing service :)

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chadc
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Dinner, service and fantastic desserts! I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The brussel sprouts were the best I ever had! Everything was very tasty and was quick to order

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JoeK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Front door people could not find my reservation. I had a confirmation. Food was expensive and Bloody Mary overpriced.

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vipJB28
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smoke Shack has been terrific because we've been able to eat outside all winter on their heated, covered patio. They have firepit tables in addition to tall heaters, so the patio is cozy and warm.
The food, such as brisket, wings, sweet potato fries, brussel sprouts, etc is always great and service is excellent.
If you'd prefer carryout, they have a carryout window.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food

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vipFran
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Smoke Shack, one of our favorite places! We have never been disappointed, doesn't matter if dining in or taking out.

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WilliamS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service! I recommend this restaurant.

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beerguy75
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always, nice mix of local craft beer and standards on the menu.

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AmyM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant staff, wonderful food, and a cozy atmosphere on a very frigid evening! Highly recommend!

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ThomasS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu all looked so inviting but we had the best biscuit sandwiches in the weekend brunch menu. Bloody Mary and Mimosa flights were second to none. No disappointments.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Downtown Dining

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vipJimJ
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, and service were all exceptional during our Downtown Dining week lunch. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was cold but other than that it was enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We totally enjoyed our experience at Smoke Shack! We have only been out to eat 2x since last March. We were a little nervous trying indoor dining but from the minute we walked in we felt safe. The host reminded us that servers have been trained to only approach the table when all guests are masked! Tables were spaced nicely. Paper menus. Perfect! Our server kept 6 feet distance and made us feel welcome and safe at the same time. Now to the food! The brisket was amazing. The sausage was delicious! The sides were plentiful and tasty! And the bloody Mary’s were savory and had a good punch! Thank you for making our in-person dining experience so positive.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Next level BBQ!

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vipAdamabouttown
Milwaukee
147 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and drink. Amazing service.

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MicheleS1970
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Smoke Shack is a hidden bbq gem. The interior of the restaurant has a unique, shacky decor and they even offer outdoor seating in winter with plenty of shelter and patio heaters-SO GREAT!

The food was delicious and we'd recommend "The Count" during their weekend brunch.

If you're a bourbon fan, this is your spot! So many high-quality bourbons to compliment any of your meals.

Stop in for a wonderful meal, and even better service!

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JonahG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I shared a 3 meat plate and really enjoyed the food. The ambience was lovely for BBQ and the staff was incredibly friendly.

FAQs

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 107 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.