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Speed Queen Bar-B-Q

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1130 W Walnut St, Milwaukee, WI 53205-1721
+1 414-265-2900
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11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I started going to Speed Queen in the '70's when it was really good. Since then the management scenario has changed (possibly in late '80's or '90's) and it has never been the same. I have gone back a few times over the course of the past 8 or 10 years, but the quality of the food has suffered alot.... More 

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Thank Barbara K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Last night my CNW Family came to our home for our first family dinner. We treated the "kids" (young teachers) to a Speed Queen family-style spread: pan of bbq chicken, pan of bbq ribs, SQ slaw, our own purple cabbage slaw, local organic corn and our tomatoes. The meal was complete outside at our picnic table with SQ mild and... More 

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Thank Mary W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Saturday 7pm. Easy to get to off expressway. Cash only. ATM inside. Great aroma. Not as fast as expected. Budget sandwiches smaller portions than expected. Very tasty. Good value on French fries. Ribs tough. Sauce more vinegary than sweet. Would go back to try other menu items.

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Thank Debbie S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Me and my fiance went there he got a shoulder dinner he said there was not enough meat and the portions were very small for $11.05 and their side orders are very skimpy you only get like a spoonful of coleslaw and they don't accept credit cards cash only not everyone carries cash... he said their food doesn't taste good... More 

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Thank Shacream A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

I went here with my husband and his family. I had the turkey sandwich, my husband had shoulder and others had various forms of BBQ. It was pretty good. The cornbread was very dry and I always love cornbread with my BBQ. The food was hot and fresh. You do have to wait a bit for your food so be... More 

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Thank Melisx33
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

The barbecue is still good but you don't get your money worth. I ordered a pan of shoulder and it was not more than 3 dinners. I payed $45 for a pan to feed 5 people. Only enough for 3 to 4 the size portion is very sad. But great tasting barbecue.

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Thank Darry A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

The side dishes were still ok except to corn muffins which tasted like they were 2 weeks old. The BBQ is not good anymore. Portions are small. The meat is over sauced and under smoked. Add some bad rude service and you get 1 star.

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Thank Roadmaster2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

The best, period. Great value. Catering a few of our lunch parties, EVERYONE was full and completely satisfied, plus enough leftovers for everyone to have a full plate to take home, which is rare. Neighborhood can be a bit sketchy with people asking for money, but nothing too extreme. Dine in or take out

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Thank Stephan I
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

I still remember my first Speed Queen. My palate was accustomed to Southern BBQ and I was not expecting much in Milwaukee...then I fell in love and have made Speed Queen my go to spot for BBQ in Milwaukee. They have drive through or take out. Personally I love the brisket and ribs. The sauce is outstanding. Spicy and tangy... More 

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Thank Joseph F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014 via mobile

Just moved from FL and we have been looking for a great BBQ place! The sauce is perfect! It hits the spot with the perfect amounts of sweetness, tanginess, and richness!! Love their BBQ!!

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Thank Jo G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:30
Thursday
11:00 - 00:30
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1130 W Walnut St, Milwaukee, WI 53205-1721
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-265-2900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?