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Pat's Rib Place

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151 E Sunset Dr, 53189, Waukesha, WI 53189-7601
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Watertown, Wisconsin, United States
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried Pat's for the first time tonight due to the rating on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed at all! We had Brisket, Ribs & Pulled pork. All 3 were outstanding and the fried pickles were the best. Alisha is just a treasure...so pleasant! We were later on Sat so you know the staff already had a long day but... More 

Thank Brian H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love Pat's Rib Place! You cannot go wrong with whatever you order. Every cut of meat is tender, juicy and smoked to perfection. A lot of food and value for the money.

Thank Lynn S
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pulled pork sandwich with side of fries. All was tasty and filling. I also at a previous visit had the catfish dinner. No complaints. I want to return again someday for lunch. I want to try their back ribs.

Thank 1Mishka4u
Waukesha, WI
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Authentic BBQ! Beef brisket is out of this world! I'm not one for fried food, but anything you get fried at Pat's is hot and fresh. Hubby loves the ribs, and our son loves the pulled pork sandwich. I only wish it was a bit larger, as seating is limited. The owner always remembers me and says hello! Great neighborhood... More 

1 Thank CornfedContessa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Alisha was a fun beautiful waitress. great food for a good price. we enjoy eating there with family and friends

Thank James M
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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226 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Our fun server, Alisha, gave me permission to have dessert first: delicious raspberry bread pudding! I ordered the half and half sandwich to decide if the pulled pork or beef brisket was better--it was a draw since I enjoyed each half equally with the coleslaw and sweet and tangy Apple Chunky Sauce! We dined in, but heard many rave reviews... More 

Thank 262DianeV2014
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Pat's is a no nonsense Rib Place - plain service counter, a handful of booths and tables in a non-descript strip mall. You can eat in or take out. But - the food is outstanding - I had the ribs. Really good barbeque can be pricey - Pat's is really good barbeque - at a very affordable price.

Thank Richard K
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The food takes center stage. We enjoyed the pickle chips which are more like chips than other places I have had them where you more or less have a breaded 4 billion degree pickle to try to eat. Then we each had a fry bowl which is the right size for lunch IMO. The beef was a little dry and... More 

Thank Matt W
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

First trip to Pats was a positive experience. Last few trips had fatty pulled pork and poor Customer Service. I'd complain about the customer service issue but the problem was the owner who seemed to be unnecessarily rude.

Thank kidcancun
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Went with my husband for dinner and we both orders the pulled pork. It was fantastic, all the BBQ sauce to choose from is awesome too. Would definitely go back

Thank AshleyMarieH13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 E Sunset Dr, 53189, Waukesha, WI 53189-7601
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waukesha
  • Phone Number: 262-544-4099
(262) 544-4099

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?