A Message to Milwaukee

To our friends, family, neighbors: Iron Grate is here for you.

We as a staff discussed among ourselves “How should we respond to the pandemic prevailing in the world? What would our town ask of us?”.

Through lengthy discussion, we weighed the pros and cons of staying open to serve our community or temporarily shutting down to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

It is our collective decision to remain open and “self quarantine” while continuing to serve the south Milwaukee community, albeit with additional sanitary procedures and the utmost precaution in place. We have not made this decision lightly.

In order to ensure minimal risk of exposure to the virus for our customers and our staff, we are currently only accepting delivery and carry out orders over the phone. Ordering and dining inside the restaurant will be temporarily suspended until further notice.

Payments will be taken over the phone when orders are placed. No payments will be accepted at the window. No orders will be taken at the window, carry-out only.

If you are picking up an order, we ask that when you arrive to please remain in your vehicle until we call to inform you that your order is ready to be picked up at our walk up window.

Our full menu will be available starting out, but please note that product availability may vary day to day. Up to date daily menus will be available on our website, mailing list, and all social media channels.

We are committed to continue providing you the best BBQ Milwaukee has to offer during this difficult season. In staying open, we are also committed to continue contributing to the local economy through continued employment of our staff, and dozens of local vendors supplying the goods we use to create our product.

Milwaukee BBQ

It’s all about the fire.

We love live fire cooking. We find ourselves constantly learning and teaching ourselves from history. One would not just open a fridge, pull out food, turn on a stove and begin cooking. Preparing meals would take all day and then all night. 

We pride ourselves on a skill of live fire cooking that is unmatched elsewhere. The soul of live fire cooking cannot be replicated by any other means, so much that we’ve designed and built our own smoker, whom we gracefully refer to as Edna. 

Milwaukee needs and deserves a voice for this style of cooking that at one point in it’s history was so prevalent. 

Milwaukee deserves Milwaukee Style BBQ.



House Special - Meat & 3

limit 2 portions brisket per combo

1 Meat
& 1 Side

Feeds 1 Person

1 Meat
& 3 Sides

Feeds 1 Person

2 Meats
& 3 Sides

Feeds a Hungry Man

3 Meats
& 3 Sides

Feeds 2 People

4 Meats
& 3 Sides

Feeds 2+

Hush Puppies


Hickory Butter BBQ Shrimp


Links'n Curds


Beef Brisket


Milwaukee Ribs


# o'Riblets


Pulled Pork


Pork Belly
Burnt Ends




Leg Quarter


Chicken Wings


Smoked Tomato Mac 'n Cheese
Stone Ground Grits
Smothered Greens

Ask about catering!

We have a few “family packages” available for groups up to 12 people. If you have a need to feed more than 12,  other options are available. A special order can be placed for pick up, with a 48 hr notice. Any menu item may be ordered by “half pan” or “full pan”. Please call us for more details on how we may be able to serve you and your needs, or feel free to use the form below.