The 4 best spots to score barbecue in Milwaukee

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Looking to sample the best barbecue around town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top barbecue sources in Milwaukee, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

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1. Ono Kine Grindz

First on the list is Ono Kine Grindz. Located at 7215 W. North Ave., the deli and Hawaiian spot, which offers barbecue and more, is the highest-rated barbecue spot in Milwaukee, boasting 4.5 stars out of 456 reviews on Yelp.

2. Smoke Shack

Next  is Historic Third Ward's Smoke Shack, situated at 332 N. Milwaukee St. With four stars out of 767 reviews on Yelp, the breakfast and brunch and traditional American spot, offering barbecue and more, has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Maxie's

Bluemound Heights's Maxie's, located at 6732 W. Fairview Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Southern spot, which offers barbecue and seafood, four stars out of 719 reviews.

4. The Saucy Swine

The Saucy Swine, a spot to score barbecue and sandwiches, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 48 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2245 E. St. Francis Ave. to see for yourself.


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