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Smoke Shack

322 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5814
+1 414-431-1119
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“brisket” (63 reviews)
“burnt ends” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
322 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5814
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the few places open later on a Monday night and not disappointed. Decent portions, cool atmosphere, and fair prices. Liked the House sauce the best and enjoyed the Mac/Brisket sammich.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Terrible carryout experience. Wrong selections, food so salty it was inedible, meat was dry and under the portion size. Called and spoke to Tanner the shift manager about my concerns and was told the GM would call me. Almost a week later and no call....More

1  Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This is a cute little shack in downtown Milwaukee. When I say little I mean little. We were a party of 2 and were seated at a long table with 2 other parties. It was quite strange. It was super loud as the restaurant was...More

Thank Staci A
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch. We are now going to Smoke Shack once a month. Can’t wait for March to end. I had the pulled pork sammich wit kettle chips. The sauces are all delicious barbecue variations! The salads looked fantastic. Service was friendly and efficient. On...More

1  Thank Dakotadog123
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Great food. Smoked just right. Choice of bbq sauces. Best baked potato ever. Very attentive staff. The building and atomosphere are really cool!!!

Thank Ann759
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

You don’t have to pack on the calories here. If you would prefer to skip the yummy brisket, delicious ribs or pulled pork in favor of your waistline, choose a crispy, generous and pretty salad and add some chicken. Best of both worlds.

Thank ReunionMilwaukee
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Burnt ends, chicken wings and good bourbon make this place one of my regular low carb spots. Also really enjoy the weekend music.

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a Thursday just before noon. Started out with the burnt ends and a couple of beers. The burnt ends and chips were great. My guest got the spare ribs and I got the brisket and brussel sprouts. I understand it is hard...More

1  Thank Bill H
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We were spending a weekend in Milwaukee and were looking for a good brunch place. We tried to get into Benelux but the wait was 75 minutes or more. Ouch. We walked around the block and picked up a few donuts from Holy Moly for...More

Thank atlbritt
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Wonderful Taco special for lunch! complimentary chips to try the sauces on the table was a very nice touch! Bartender came out from the behind the bar to wait on us, great attentive individual.

Thank Tom T
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Cheryl A
20 October 2015|
Response from JoeSorge | Property representative |
Hi there, we do offer burnt ends. On Wednesdays. Best right at 445pm. I think you'll love ours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 N Milwaukee St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5814
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-431-1119
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We're a cozy little joint with just 47 seats. This means we’re unable to accept reservations. Please feel free to walk in. Ooh, be sure to show up early – we sell out of much of our menu daily!
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