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Saz's State House Restaurant, Milwaukee, WI

Saz's State House Restaurant

4.5
4.5
313 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
In 1976 Milwaukee native Steve Sazama, a.k.a. Saz, opened Saz's State House Restaurant in a historic building nestled beside the railroad tracks on the West Side of town. Saz knew how to make his customers happy with great food and stellar service. What he didn't know was that 45 years later Saz's State House would be the cornerstone for a thriving operation that includes successful Catering, Festivals and retail Barbecue Products divisions. Get the insider scoop on Saz's - click here to read the whole story!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 453-2410
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    While Saz's State House does not provide separate large-scale catering, its sister company, Saz's Catering, offers excellent catering options. Pick up orders are available from a pick up menu located at https://sazs.com/statehouserestaurant/statehousemenus/party-pick-up-menu/ - larger orders will be coordinated with Saz's Catering.
  • Private party facilities
    With multiple areas well-suited for private events, Saz's State House is perfect for all types of gatherings. Most popular is The State Room, with rich wood and architectural accents, private entrance, coat room, flat screen TVs, handicap accessibility, and a custom-designed bar offering a neighborly ambiance with modern day amenities.
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Cross street
    55th Street
  • Parking details
    Private parking lot adjacent to the restaurant offers ample parking, with additional auxillary parking available nearby. Complimentary shuttles to area sporting events.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 313 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Wisconsin

    Neighborhood gem

  • Milwaukee

    Neighborhood gem

313 Reviews
  1. DanW

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service. A little more expensive than expected, but good.

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  2. JosephC

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Staff is always attentive and friendly!

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  3. Sheri

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was surprisingly good. I am a very picky, walleye lover and they did a good job. Not too much breading or dry. I would have preferred to have a healthier option than chips, fries and coleslaw. My husband had a special, a Ruben and it was delicious.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went on a Saturday for dinner. The service was excellent and the food was great!

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  5. Zseller

    Orange County

    88 reviews

    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It has been a while since I was last able to dine here Once again Saz’s did not disappoint Food was awesome as I remember it from my last visit Looking forward to another visit when I am back in May

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  6. SMKM

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, great drinks. Nice night out. Definitely will come back

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  7. CandiceO

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This was a one and done for me . My husband who is picky thought the ribs were overcooked and did not vinegar based BBQ. The price was high for the quality

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The classic Saz’s chicken & ribs are consistently delicious. The service was attentive and food delivered quickly. The sides were not on par with the ribs and chicken and could definitely be improved in quality. The side salad was unremarkable and the balsamic vinaigrette tasted like it came out of a bottle, and the coleslaw was watery. Overall, I can recommend the barbecue highly.

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  9. Cindy

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had to make earlier reservations due to evening plans, but reservations weren't needed as it was basically empty when we arrived. More diners when we were leaving. We had the baked fish and the pork chop - both were very good, but a bit pricey. Service was attentive and prompt, food was served at good temperature.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and hot! I had the chicken and waffles and it was just AMAZING! Definitely one of my favorite places to eat.

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  11. ThomasF

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love Saz's ribs and they did not disappoint! Very good food and outstanding service.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vincent was such a fantastic waiter!! He was caring, charismatic and spot on with everything! He made wonderful suggestions (first timers!) and shared restaurant history. Such a wonderful experience! His personality and professionalism is what more restaurants need today! We will most definitely be back and will hope Vincent is working when we do! Thank you so much for a wonderful meal and for taking such good care of us!

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  13. ChristinaD

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite parts of the meal were the pork chop and the pulled pork sandwich. Everything we got was gluten free, and most things on the menu can be made gluten free. It’s important to note that they use a shared frier for chips, but the gluten free Mac and cheese, coleslaw, and baked beans were phenomenal options.

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  14. Gigi

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Will be sure to return again soon. Food and service were excellent.

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  15. JenniferP

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was kind, diligent and patient. I was on a lunch date with 2 friends I haven't seen in a while. We chatted and forgot to look at the menu to order. Server was so kind an gave us the time to chat while checking in on us. Server was fenominol!! If only every server were so kind and diligent

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  16. MikeOK

    Milwaukee

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried the new bacon appetizer and it was outstanding! I tried a side salad instead of fries. It was fresh and delicious, along with Saz's blue cheese salad dressing...WOW!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommended by a friend and didn’t disappoint. Service was great. We had a semi private room to enjoy my son’s graduation from UW-Milwaukee. Everyone loved the food including ribs, chicken, Walleye, cheese curds, onion straws, special sauces. Plus some had Mac-cheese and Cole slaw, while others had fries. The bloody Mary’s were outstanding, as was the spotted cow. Well done Saz’s, certainly a winner for us!

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  18. Ellyn

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We typically love going to Saz’s with the family. We went last night and it was very expensive and the food was not good. 2 people ordered the chicken and waffles. The chicken was really dried out and they received 2 very small chicken fingers and 2 small waffles for $19.50. 2 others ordered bbq sandwiches which were also very small. We were very disappointed. Not sure we’ll be back.

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  19. JulieP

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Service was fantastic....will go again

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  20. HeatherT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed it. The pulled pork sandwich was over sauced the cubano was great.

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  21. RichardR

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ribs were excellent service was timely and our waitress Nadia was outstanding. Personable, efficient and attentive. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the spicey Bloody Mary. Thank You to all.

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  22. ThomasB

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good good, service and atmosphere. Special requests gladly completed.

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  23. JanineN

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best ribs in the state!! We have come to Saz for many years. Best ribs, but sad that they got rid of the baked potato option!!

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  24. marylou639

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good...service from Katie was excellent!!

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  25. RonR

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ribs all the way...................................

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  26. JeaniaW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Dark lighting ambient, difficult to read menu. Both entrees came out cold. Had to send back to the kitchen. Waited longer for replacement food than original order. This was our 1st time visiting. Chicken and waffles on menu stated Chicken breast. Received 3 chicken tenders, high price of $19. Will be last visit.

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  27. RaRa

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you enjoy pork ribs, then this is the place to go. We enjoyed the full rack of rib meal.

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  28. JimS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s called “The Finest” for a reason—it absolutely is!

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  29. JanE

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We each had the 1/2 rack of ribs. Service was quick and ribs delicious.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were amazing! Everything came out in great time and was fresh/hot. The staff was very friendly. We went on a Saturday afternoon and the place was pretty quiet and we were seated immediately. Great experience I can’t wait to go back!

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  31. BeeG

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for lunch; food was great and service was exceptional

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  32. DavidK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vincent was great, had a group next to us ( 5 small children) and he helped the moms keep the kids on task and insured all had a pleasant experience.

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  33. RogerB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived early and were seated immediately. The server was gracious and looked out for us. The food was beyond our expectations. I enjoyed my full rack of ribs and the drinks exceeded our expectations. It was a fantastic experience. My wife's birthday dinner was successful and she enjoyed it very much. Saz's food and staff made it everything that we expected.'

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  34. RickG

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the Walleye! Service was great, and we had a great time.
    Saz's State House RestaurantResponded on October 10, 2023
    RickG, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Walleye on your most recent visit. We hope to see you again soon for more of "The Finest!"

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  35. LauraGetsSpoiled

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the cheese curds and ribs. The entrance renovations are an improvement.

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  36. WilliamM

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We brought a client from Jordan to Saz's because he wanted some American Food. The first restaurant that came to mind for Saz's. The staff was friendly and the ribs were great! The restaurant closed at 8:15 PM (a little early), but we were able to finish our meal before they kicked us out.

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  37. DawnC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our most favorite places to eat! Saz's catered our wedding reception 20 years ago and it was fun to go there for a special dinner to celebrate our anniversary!

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  38. KatrinaG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a good time and really enjoyed using the Brewer Game shuttle. The food was good. My friend had a wrap with cauliflower and it was pretty greasy. Thought is was going to be battered. Otherwise everything was really good. We will return.

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  39. creade

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good, attentive service. Good portion size, delicious entrees.
    Saz's State House RestaurantResponded on October 3, 2023
    Creade, thank you for the review. We hope to earn five stars on your next visit to Saz's State House. See you next time!

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  40. BethAnnZ

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food and excellent service! The Spinach Dip with Home Made Chips was the best I’ve ever had. We all agreed we have to go back when we visit Milwaukee again.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Saz's State House Restaurant using the Order Online button. Saz's State House Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 453-2410.

Saz's State House Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.

Saz's State House Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Saz's State House Restaurant

5539 W State St, Milwaukee, WI 53208-2514

Additional information

  • Cross street
    55th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private parking lot adjacent to the restaurant offers ample parking, with additional auxillary parking available nearby. Complimentary shuttles to area sporting events.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (414) 453-2410
  • Catering
    While Saz's State House does not provide separate large-scale catering, its sister company, Saz's Catering, offers excellent catering options. Pick up orders are available from a pick up menu located at https://sazs.com/statehouserestaurant/statehousemenus/party-pick-up-menu/ - larger orders will be coordinated with Saz's Catering.
  • Private party facilities
    With multiple areas well-suited for private events, Saz's State House is perfect for all types of gatherings. Most popular is The State Room, with rich wood and architectural accents, private entrance, coat room, flat screen TVs, handicap accessibility, and a custom-designed bar offering a neighborly ambiance with modern day amenities.
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