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“This place is awful !!!!!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Brickhouse BBQ

Brickhouse BBQ
408 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-7675
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Ranked #214 of 821 restaurants in Madison
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Denver, Colorado
1 review
“This place is awful !!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Visited with 10 other people for a birthday meal. Everyone in our party ordered a separate menu item and we also had 3 appetizers. Everyone thought their meal was AWFUL and a few people could not continue eating after only several bites !!

During our meal the Madison police came in on 2 separate occasions and dragged out people in handcuffs who were causing problems.

Extensive selection of beers apparently from local/regional brewers. There was no description of the beer on the menu and every beer we ordered was just plain bad.

The servers could barely get 2 words out of their mouth and made no effort to make us feel welcome.

This is a terrible excuse for a restaurant and I was just happy I didn't have to visit the kitchen before I left.........(can't imagine what it looked like!)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Spectacular BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Easily the best barbecue I've had in Wisconsin. Great sauce options, spectacular bourbon and beer selection and they do an excellent job with their meat. This is one of my top spots to eat on Madison.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This was our 3rd time visiting this restaurant, and it won't be the last. All of the food was delicious. Two of us had the country ham, the other two had the beef brisket, and this included the jalapeno cornbread, corn on the cob and potato salad. All of the meat was fork tender, and the potato salad was definitely homemade and not mass-produced. It did not have mayonnaise dressing, more of an oil and vinegar-ish base. We also had New Glarus beer (Spotted Cow and Totally Naked.) We were able to sit on the outdoor deck which looks over the capital building. It was a perfect summer evening, with great food and excellent service. We will definitely return there the next time we visit Madison.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Gluten Free Menu, Decent Experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The positive: all things gluten free are marked on the menu. Also, they have some wonderful, non-statch, sides. Finally, you get a lot of food. But something was missing. Maybe it's because the place was almost empty at 6:30PM on a Saturday night or maybe it was the obnoxious table of frat bros next to us but I wont be rushing back with all of the other wonderful food in Madison. Finally, the food. The BBQ Chicken Wings were awesome! I got the brisket and it was OK, nothing special. The chicken was pretty dry and so-so. The spiced apples were good and the corn on the cob, was, well... corn on the cob.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Iowa
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Great Craft Beer Selection, good BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Stopped at Brickhouse mainly due to the online beer menu. They had around 40? beers on tap, including many of the very local Madison or WI beers, New Glarus, Ale Asylum, 3 Sheeps, New Holland, Karben4 and Capital. They also had Toppling Goliath, probably the best microbrewery in the midwest.

I got the pulled pork and it was tasty, but was really more of a chopped pork, not smoked until soft and pulled. The sauces and mustard were all good. Mac and cheese, cornbread and cheddar grits on the side were all great. The service was excellent and the ambiance of the place was good.

I would definitely return, but probably try another main dish. Nothing wrong with the pork, but nothing special either.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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