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American, Brew Pub, Bar, Barbecue
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All reviews brisket burnt ends mac and cheese collard greens great bbq extensive beer selection downtown milwaukee ate here docs tender meat midwest platter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled upon this place while really hungry. I ordered takeout consisting of a chicken sandwich, mac and cheese, and pb pie. The meat was excellent, but I should have tried a different sauce. The tangy one was just ok. Mac was some of the...best I've ever had. REALLY good. Pie was very good as well. I was a little skeptical bc this place was connected to a hotel, but it's totally worth a try and I wouldn't hesitate to return.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 4, 2024 via mobile

I came here with a group of friends who were attending a conference at the Hyatt, just a couple of blocks away. Our waitress, Norah, was great, especially dealing with our large group. I had the two meat platter, with brisket and burnt ends. The...brisket was very good, and the burnt ends were great! Definitely the highlight for all of those who had them. They have a nice whiskey selection as well.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed October 22, 2023 via mobile

We sat at the bar. Good TV selections to watch the games. Bar tender was solid. Ordered the Judging Table to split with the wife. Came out and served to us without any Brisket. Could had told us they were out of brisket when we...ordered. Gave us extra ribs instead. Ribs were dry and not edible. Turkey was the same. Wings were very dry but if you added the sauces they gave you, they were pretty good. Pulled pork was only meet not dry. Baked beers were good, fries just average. Everything was salty. It was later in the evening but I would still expect better service and food that hasn’t been sitting around all day dried up. The manager did give us 50% off the food. I’d try somewhere else for good BBQ, not going to find it here.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 8, 2023 via mobile

We came here from a friends recommendation and it just happens to be located just around the corner from Hyatt the food is delicious and cost fair with good service

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 10, 2023 via mobile

Huge draft beer and Bourbon selection! My smoked turkey sandwich was enormous and seriously moist and tasty. My wife’s chicken sandwich was awesome as well. This is a large space but ambient noise is very pleasant. We will come back!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed April 9, 2023

Excellent location and great food. Waiter was patient with our large group and explained all food options. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed September 22, 2022 via mobile

We had the platter with ribs and chicken. The ribs were wonderful- but the chicken was out of this world tender, juicy and delicious! I am allergic to black pepper/too spicy and I could eat the ribs, which made me very happy- but the collard...greens were too spicy 💔. The other diner loved them. I’d go regularly if I lived there!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 5, 2022

Doc's has a great atmosphere and a huge selection of beers. The burnt ends were delicious. The mac and cheese was more like alfredo or white cheddar than regular yellow cheddar cheese but were delicious. I was very disappointed with the ribs though. They were...not fall off the bone ribs. The meat was more dense and had a lot of fat on them. The meat to fat ratio was close to 50/50. They were also dry rubbed (not that dry rubbed is bad - just stating a fact so people are aware). I prefer fall off the bone ribs with more meat than fat so I wouldn't come back for the ribs but I would come again for the burnt ends and beer.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 5, 2022

Clean place, friendly staff. Since it was located in the hotel we had to eat there often when in a hurry. A few nights they were out of ribs which in a BBQ place was not a good thing.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022

Meat lovers Converge! Great friendly staff, good grub. Especially enjoyed House salad with Brisket and the Burnt Rib ends.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2022

Went to Docs on 6/28/22. Meet Mike Vanga, bartender. Had a coupon for flights. Really took care of me. Great guy. Excellent service. Had a plate with 2 meats. Best BBQ I have had in a while. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

We just got back from Midwest Gaming Classic in Milwaukee and ate here both nights, as it was attached to our hotel. Both nights we were waited on by David M and he is a blast! The turkey, pulled pork, and sausage links are awesome...as well as the extensive beer selection. Can't wait for next year's MGC!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022 via mobile

Great beer selection with a lot of options for you. They just reopened fully and have a lot of people in town for NCAA tournament. Service was quick and not delayed. Two of us were in and out in an hour

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 16, 2021 via mobile

ompletely recommend Doc’s Smokehouse! Fantastic food, GREAT service, bar, and management made our visit perfect. Tons of beer to choose from, but I was more than happy to enjoy a PBR tall boy. All of the meats were smoked to perfection, and the sides, all...of which are homemade, were incredible. Throw in a slice of peanut butter pie and it was pretty much a perfect meal. Shout out to our server, and though his name escapes me, he owns a stellar Rollie Fingers type of mustache and did a great job. Had a chance to speak with a manager, Emily, who was terrific as well. Best wishes to ownership, management, and staff on a successful future in the great city of Milwaukee.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 10, 2021 via mobile

Found this barbecue restaurant real close to my hotel thought I’d try it and glad I did because it didn’t disappoint ordered the 2 meat platter with 2 sides the meats I got was brisket and chicken and sides fries ,Mac and cheese.Tried the barbecue...sauces they were good also sweet was my favorite and with all the beers on hand didn’t disappoint had the spotted cow a New Glarus craft beer was very good a lot to pick from can’t go wrong even if you want to just get a drink.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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DOC'S COMMERCE SMOKEHOUSE, Milwaukee - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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DOC'S Commerce Smokehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5