First time here, and I knew it was good when I saw the line of customers. I really wanted to try the Sampler tray or whole rack, but decided on the pulled pork sandwich and slaw side, along with the banana desert and sweet tea.
The bun and pulled pork was fantastic, topped with either their Zingy or Original sauce.
The slaw was the well lubed kind, with just a bit of tang that went well with the pork, and washed down with sweet tea that was just right, not the common overly sweet tea that makes you wish you would have picked just plain water.
Definitely will be back to sample other items!
Parking: Plenty of easy access, paved parking.
I wish you could enjoy the experience of walking in the door and getting smacked in the face with the delicious smells. This is not my first trip to LDs but the first at the new location. Awesome atmosphere of family style seating or small tables. Service is stellar getting your food prepared while you are paying. We tried all three barbeque sauces. The original is your classic barbeque flavor. Zippy has a bit more kick but with sweet smooth flavors. The boss is sweeter but with less kick. This is a must stop on your way past East Troy.
I have had plenty of different BBQ from Texas, St Louis, and Memphis, Only 1 place in Texas can hold a candle next to LD’s. Get there early if you want Ribs and call a day ahead of time for burnt ends. You will be grinning from ear to ear and full if you dine here. Seriously top notch meat and the sides are awesome.
Great BBQ love this place I will come back every time in that part of Wisconsin great ribs, burnt ends,rib tips, beans just great!!! Enjoy
BBQ here is always top notch. Staff is friendly and do a great job at keeping things moving as fast as possible. Decent sized portions and side selections. Can’t go wrong here if you’re looking for BBQ!
I’m not much for meat but I got nachos with brisket and it was SO GOOD.
It was excellent food melt in your mouth chicken, so moist, the beans were delicious everything met my expectations perfectly. Would definitely go back!! Little bit of a line to deal with but worth it.
Our favorite BBQ restaurant. Everything I’ve had has been delicious! We have only done take-out. We normally go for the evening meal.
We’ve had bbq down south (in Texas and Mississippi) and your bbq was as good if not better! We have been searching for a great local bbq joint since having southern bbq and we’re excited to stumble upon your place! We will be back! Oh and the potato salad and baked beans tasted like my Grandma’s which if you knew her cooking is the highest compliment!
Leon Davis, the Owner could not be More Friendly and as far as we are concerned, the Best Pitmaster we know! The meats are smoked to near perfection, and the ribs fall off the bone. Pulled Chicken is to die for as it is not only Just Smokey enough, but JUICY like you would not believe! Many places have Dry, just normal chicken, but not LDs! From Burnt ends to dessert, I bet you would enjoy eating here. Bet you will be back!
– “Law Man”
This place is amazing. Food is great, I stop here all the time. I drive 40 miles one way to have this amazing BBQ. Highly recommend LD’s BBQ. Must stop and eat here. Oh the Host today had some amazingly beautiful Eyes.
We stopped here after a long day out with the kids and I have to say that this is the best BBQ I’ve had in a while. Everything was absolutely delicious but the ribs stand out for sure. They have the best potato salad and corn bread. Our 5 year old does not usually eat corn bread and he devoured this one. This place is worth visiting!!
Food was incredible. I had the Mac n cheese dinner and it was delicious. Super filling and they don’t skimp on anything there. The corn bread was probably my favorite side I had.
Some of the best if not the best BBQ around. I just left and I’m making plans to be back ASAP. It’s over an hour from my house so I can’t just run on a whim. Or can I. Take the time and stop in and get some Awesome BBQ!
Thank you Leon, and staff, for yet another fantastic meal. We have taken friends from all over the States and from across the world to have dinner there and every time they walk away agreeing that you have the best service, portions and greatest tasting food. Looking forward to many more years of sharing all you have to offer with friends and family.
Absolutely the best BBQ I have ever had! Had their Rib Tips Dinner – Fantastic! My wife tried the Half Chicken and could not have been more pleased. And their side selections of beans, coleslaw, and cornbread were all the best I have ever had. The menu has multiple options that must be tried including sandwiches. So glad we finally stopped there!
This is hands down THE best BBQ around! Leon rocks it every day with some awesome food. The entire staff is like family. This is our go to spot that said stay away as it will get busier and we won’t be able to eat LOL
If you don’t know, you definitely need to. This place beats any BBQ around the area and the prices are out this world great for what you are getting. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK LD’s👌👍
The brisket nachos are my favorite! I love the brisket here, no matter how it comes. I’ve never had a bad meal here and if I lived closer is come regularly. We visit when we’re in the area. The new location is beautifully renovated with great service. They have sweet tea and family style seating with clean bathrooms. A must visit!!
The tastiest bbq! we loved it when it was in the gas station and love it even more now that it is a bigger location. The staff is friendly, store clean, food delicious. We always get a side of mac n cheese no matter what we order. The cheese sauce is amazing!
LD’s never disappoints, except when they occasionally run out of an item on a busy weekend. Truth be told, I’m good with that. Leon Davis has always strived for quality and not quantity. Which is a testament to the food that he and his team deliver, day in and day out. Do not pass this place up and I would highly recommend that you even drive out of your way to sample anything and everything he has to offer. Chances are, you’ll be hooked and what was once out of your way, doesn’t seem so bad, when you need to get your BBQ fix on.
The entire menu has good options that to date are awesome. The brisket is crazy good, pork-sausage and the chicken are off the hook. The sauce choices compliment a less spicy to a moderately spicy offering and you can always have them load it up. The portions are large and service is excellent. It’s more like a family as the conversation and atmosphere is relaxed and the smell is just the beginning. It’s a must stop and I would say the best BBQ in southern Wisconsin-check it out./em>
I’ve had good BBQ all over the North and South. LD’S is 1 of the best BBQ joints I’ve been to. Their ribs are incredible, just the right amount of tug. Brisket is tender and very flavorful. Pork is delicious. Beans are amazing, Filled with onions, bits of meat and their own sauce. But the banana pudding…..OMG! Such a simple dessert but oh so good! I frequently order the flying V. Brisket and smoked sausage combo sandwich. Insanely huge. You definitely don’t walk away hungry. If you’re a BBQ lover like I am, you’ll love LD’S!!!! Thank you, and keep it up!!
Best bbq in Wisconsin! Love LDs, always great food and kind people. Feels like home
First time we have been there, was highly recommended by a friend. We live an hour away. It was well worth the drive. Non-pretentious , counter service. Attractive and clean. EXCELLENT barbecue! Husband had the sampler, ribs, chicken, brisket with a side of mac n cheese and cornbread. Very generous portions. Best barbecue we have ever had in Wisconsin! I had mac n cheese with shredded chicken. It was excellent. Brought home lots of leftovers. Reasonable prices for barbecue. HIGHLY recommend!
This is one of my favorite restaurants to go to in the area especially for barbecue… I don’t think the owner realizes how much we love his place!! Leon you’ve got the best barbecue in the state actually whenever I travel I try to eat at barbecue restaurants but no one compares to LD’S BBQ!!
Seriously one of the best BBQ joints I’ve ever been to. The portions are fantastic and the meat is incredible! While I was waiting in line the owner came out and said hello to everyone and seemed genuinely excited to be able to greet everyone. The staff was friendly, the food was great… What more can you ask for?
Their BBQ is phenomenal! Their new location is also very nice. Really friendly wait staff. You know the food is great when people are waiting in the parking lot 10 minutes before they open at 11 a.m. on a rainy Saturday.
The best pulled pork, chicken, brisket, and ribs anywhere. Sides of beans, Cole slaw, cornbread, and man ‘n’ cheese. Awesome! Warning: Often busy with 20-min. wait on weekend evenings, especially between 6-7, but only because it’s so popular and so delicious!
Finding true real BBQ in WI is like finding a unicorn. When I say real bbq…I’m talking an outdoor smokehouse, a pitmaster, homemade sauces and rubs….not some “bbq” place that cooks their meat in a pressure smoker in their kitchen. Well, Leon Davis, you are the unicorn!! Legendary bbq! So good it doesn’t even need sauce! I knew I was in for a treat when I smelled the smoke and bbq when I was 2 blocks away!! And saw the long line out the door of people waiting! Well done sir!
It’s my go to BBQ joint. Best in WI hands down. Went to RibFest earlier this summer just as an excuse to eat their BBQ.
Just had the BEST LUNCH EVER of chicken, ribs and wonderful side dishes!
Tried the brisket and pulled port earlier this week which were excellent too. The chicken is my favorite!
Nothing here is bad. All the barbecue is phenomenal and you will never have a bad meal here. The beef brisket is my favorite because it is melt in your mouth. Try it you will not be disappointed.
I’ve travelled all over the country and try the BBQ wherever I go. LD’s ranks with or above the best from Texas to the Carolinas and Memphis to Kansas City. Everything on their menu is excellent!
The best BBQ that I have found in Wisconsin. I’m well traveled and have eaten bbq across this great land. LD’s stands up to the best!! I’m so happy to have them around that I drive from Milwaukee when I get that craving without a second thought. Their holiday Hams are awesome as well…. Keep up the good work!!
Our first time there was today! Such amazing food and people! Leon and staff are so friendly! Those ribs and pulled chicken though!! Everything was delish. Definitely coming back!
Roommate and I ate at LD’s for the first time this weekend. It was amazing! We drove 45 minutes from Shorewood (north-shore of Milwaukee) and it was well worth it!. I got the $22 sampler platter dinner and made a few meals out of it. The ribs were the best part! The smoked chicken, sausage and brisket were great too. I hope you open another location in Milwaukee or Waukesha 🙂
I’ve eaten at the Rendezvous in Memphis, not great. The Central BBQ in Memphis, excellent! This place, better than Central!
Wow! Fantastic food, friendly folks, awesome service, and all-around an amazing experience! If this place was closer to home, I’d be closer to needing a gym membership. It will definitely be our stop anytime we are within driving distance!
Awesome food, BBQ is outstanding drove 40 minutes just to get it. Love the vinegar base sauce.
Great service! Saw as one of the top bbq places in Wisconsin. Definitely nothing left to be desired! Nothing left on any plate. Could have gone for a second plate before leaving!! Told the hubby we could have ordered for dinner as well!!! Smokey flavor sits on your tongue! Not overbearing, just awesome!!!
This is the best BBQ that I’ve had in the state. I first discovered it years ago, by accident. Over the years I’ve introduced several friends to it and they all love it too – including someone who claims to be a BBQ aficionado, and once toured Texas sampling it. We all make the trek from Milwaukee regularly – despite having other places to go in town…
I’ve been to St. Louis, Dallas / Ft Worth and Memphis eating all kinds of BBQ and LD’s by far has the best BBQ around and I only have to travel 30 miles to get it. I would and will recommend LD’s BBQ to anyone and everyone. This place is the Best!!!
Yeah I know this is a BBQ place but the mac & cheese is awesome. Husband and I split a combo platter that had brisket, sausage, ribs and chicken. If I wasn’t on the motorcycle I probably would have bought a couple pounds of sausage and ribs to take home. The sausage was hands-down the winner out of all the meats I tried just due to flavor alone.