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Speed Queen Bar-B-Q

1130 W Walnut St, Milwaukee, WI 53205-1721
+1 414-265-2900
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“bbq chicken” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (8 reviews)
“pan” (3 reviews)
Opens in 14 min
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1130 W Walnut St, Milwaukee, WI 53205-1721
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

I ordered the pan of BBQ chicken. The chicken was nice and moist, and very tasty. It said a pan is good for 4-5 people and with sides it was enough for 5+. It is cash only.

Thank Betty C
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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...More

Thank Barbara K
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...More

1  Thank Mary W
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...More

Thank Debbie S
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...More

Thank Shacream A
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...More

Thank Melisx33
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...More

Thank Darry A
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.

Thank Roadmaster2013
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,...More

Thank Stephan I
Reviewed 2 December 2014

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...More

Thank Joseph F
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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