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Pat's Rib Place

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151 East Sunset Drive, 53189, Waukesha, WI
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent pulled pork. Try the pulled pork fry basket. Yum. Also don't leave without a piece of the fresh bread pudding. Amazing.

Thank Cindy B
Waukesha, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I rely on Pat's for takeout. Their dining room is small but cozy, but if I had to stand at the curb I would do it. Their meat is so tender, their house sauces are delicious. Add to that imaginative and delightful southern-style side dishes. It's a treat, as convenient as fast food but infinitely better!

Thank StCindytheInnocent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to add that despite my criticisms, this is probably the best BBQ in Waukesha. Definitely better BBQ places in the greater Milwaukee area. Pros Sauce was top tier and home made. They have a really cool chunky apple BBQ sauce that was unique. Their wings were also very good. Cons They pull their brisket apart, which I've never... More 

Thank Mark D
Hartland, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly people, good BBQ and beer! What more could you ask for! I look for BBQ everywhere I go. Finally a good place close to home. I had baby back ribs, my wife had pulled pork. Both were delicious .

Thank Paul R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As if you were at the park with family & friends, enjoying an awesome bbq!!! Never a bad dish! Love their season fries, mac & cheese, and baby back ribs!

Thank b168
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love that they put 5 bottles of different BBQ sauce on the table. Try one, try them all. They have ribs and pulled pork and beef brisket and on and on. One of my favorites is the Fried Pickles. Reminds me of the State Fair (which is a good thing.) The beans are so good, Cole slaw is fresh... More 

Thank Marla H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place. Owned and operated by a self driven women that really knows her BBQ. Small but inviting place. Definitely will be back with friends and/ or my family

Thank Robert A
Sussex, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful fresh, flavorful catfish!!! Perfectly breaded! Really impressed! Seriously so Good!!! Daughter had pulled pork sandwich with house sauce. Had some kick to it. She really liked it and the macaroni bites. Looking forward to going back!

1 Thank JAdams19
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Nice vibe - Wish the place were bigger! I could totally see a Wednesday night blues band in there! Thanks Pat! You ROCK!

2 Thank Elaine W
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is what Waukesha has needed for a LONG time. A wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am (to quote the late David Bowie) kind of a restaurant. The owners are super friendly and care about the community, and they even have pictures of their customers framed throughout their restaurant. It is a MUST DO when in waukesha. It's also owned by Oprah WInfrey's Cousin, how... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 East Sunset Drive, 53189, Waukesha, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waukesha
  • Phone Number: 262-544-4099
(262) 544-4099

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?