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.
Guests need not come on bended knee to Speed Queen’s Bar-B-Q. From ribs to beef to fish, this Wisconsin eatery has something for every lover of home-cooked savory food. Using the "largest barbecue pit in the city," all dinners come with bread and coleslaw to round off rib tips, chicken or turkey. For those on a budget, this establishment offers pork, beef or turkey on a bun. Families are welcome to enjoy the Family Feast menu options, which feed up to five people and include a pan of the meat of your choice. For extra large groups of barbecue lovers, Speed Queen’s Bar-B-Q offers catering services as well. Diners wanting to find more of the restaurant’s delicious trademarked sauces can find them in grocery stores in Milwaukee, Madison and Racine. Hungry patrons are in luck as the restaurant is open every day of the week except Sunday.
Milwaukee Smoked Barbeque was opened just a few years ago by Brian Brieske and Don Michals, who renovated a motorcycle shop to pursue their hobby of smoked barbecue. They’ve been very successful and today sell all the smoked meat favorites such as beef brisket, smoked sausage, barbecued chicken, fork-tender ribs, and more. The secret to their success lies in the dry rub they use on meats and the slow cooking process using Wisconsin hickory wood. They make their own sauce and serve regular meals with side dishes as well as meats by the pound. Milwaukee Smoked BBQ generally receives rave reviews from diners who enjoy the tender barbecue and smoky flavors. They’re open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day and closed on Mondays.