Smoke Shack

4.6
123 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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Meghan
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yummy BBQ and wonderful service!

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viphate2cook
Milwaukee
348 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have wanted to try this place for awhile.
downtown dining options were great, great service, fun place. We will be back

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schaef34
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always enjoy eating at Smoke Shack. Downtown dining offers an attractive price for the evening. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great! We stopped in for lunch before a Brewer game and the food was amazing and service was quick. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO FREAKING GOOD

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vipGlobalMogul
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great BBQ in DT MKE.

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vipJimW
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service - never had a bad meal here.

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MicheleZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious! Several BBQ sauces to select from.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This brunch is out of this world. Run to those biscuit sandwiches and Cowboy Coffee ASAP.

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JordanO
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Bland, over-cooked meat. Good sauces. Cliche ambiance. A bit overpriced for the quality.

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KarenL
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The biscuits are OUTSTANDING!!! The sandwiches are definitely a knife and fork meal. Had a very good Mother's Day brunch at the Shack!

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vipJB28
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Smoke Shack many times, but my sister came to visit (now that we all have vaccines) so we took her to Smoke Shack for brunch and sat on the patio with our dogs. She loved the biscuit sandwiches and the firepit tables, which kept us warm on a 50 degree day.
The staff is friendly and attentive, and the food is great.

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Alexanderk
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! From the wit staff to the outdoor heaters, a d of course the food!

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MichelleZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both excellent. We will definitely come back!

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ACann
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious and great price! The sample platter is the way to go.

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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
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Steph
Milwaukee
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
Milwaukee
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
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
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
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brisket

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KamilaK
Chicago
2 reviews
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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vipchadc
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 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

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 123 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.