Voted one of Madison Magazine's Best New Restaurants of 2010, this down-home eatery delivers a menu loaded with barbecue-style southern savories and a deluge of draft and bottled beers. Customers will have to discard their dog’s squeaky toys at the door to keep mum about the menu's hush-puppies appetizer, a stack of southern-fried cornmeal fritters served with spicy mayo ($6.99). Diners can also dive into a legume-laden vegetable sandwich, packed with grilled portabella mushrooms, broccoli-forest-fire-roasted roma tomatoes, smoked gouda, and herb-infused garlic spread ($7.99), or beckon a rack of Brickhouse ribs, slow cooked in the St. Louis style and smothered in a signature spice blend ($19.99). The brisket sandwich sports Texas-style meat smoked in-house under a mound of melted pepper-jack cheese and onion strings ($8.99), while the southern catfish appeases anglers with a blackened or cornmeal-dusted, pan-fried filet coupled with corn-poblano relish and spicy mayo ($11.99).
The Wonder Bar is steak done right in the heart of cheese country. In fact, the Wonder Bar has been famous for great steaks and fresh seafood since 1929. The tradition and quality that were apparent then have continued down through the generations to be the driving force behind the fabulous food and stellar service that make the Wonder Bar what it is today. Steaks are the specialty and you can’t go wrong with the Wonder Bar Signature Steak (a 14 oz. premium filet of striploin cut from the heart of the New York sirloin) or the Filet Mignon. If lighter fare is your desire, the Wonder Bar also serves lobster, crab, and a host of fresh-caught seafood from around the world. Take a trip to the Wonder Bar and enjoy dining the way it should be.
Smoky Jon’s #1 BBQ serves multiple-award-winning cuisine, and the restaurant has been selected as one of the top 100 barbeque places in the United States. Smoky Jon’s BBQ sauce is gluten-free and has won over 100 Pro BBQ awards. Family packages include ribs, whole and whole rib chicken, ribs and chopped pork shoulder, ribs and turkey breast, ribs and chopped beef brisket. Yes, the ribs are the restaurant’s best seller. Diners’ reviews brag on the “potentially addictive” sauce. The brisket is said to be moist and flavorful. Smoky Jon’s No 1 BBQ also serves gourmet chili and jumbo sandwich platters.
Slow roasted barbecue. Is your mouth watering yet? If not, it will be as soon as you walk into Fat Jacks Barbecue. They serve all the classics. And you can mix and match your choices and design the perfect meal with their "Build Your Own BBQ Combo." Affordable prices and a great atmosphere have patrons going back meal after meal. Dine in or carry out, you can also have them cater your next event. One things for sure, you'll have a full and happy stomach.
Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon boasts carnivorous eats filled with Southern charm and topped with a hearty dollop of house barbecue sauce. Lunching stomachs can saddle up with a noontime menu of specialties, including the carolina pork wrap, with coleslaw, shredded cheese, and honey mustard burrowed inside a flour tortilla ($7.99). Or slather six buffalo wings ($6.99) in southern bourbon, garlic jalapeño, or deadly Ghost Dance sauce, for which you need a written disclaimer and a flame-retardant tongue. Meanwhile, dinner tables groan under the large portions offered by the evening menu, including the Wildwood Platter, where smoked turkey, pulled pork, sliced beef brisket, and half a rack of ribs fill in gastronomic gaps like a digestible game of Tetris ($24.99).
Sharks embraces an atmosphere of roadhouse rusticity with exposed-brick-and-wood-paneled walls sporting a surfeit of taxidermy and other colorful décor. Inside, diners can soak in the sounds of cue balls cracking and darts crashing into bull's eyes, while outside in the beer garden, live music sometimes fills the open-aired environment.