To be honest, I HATE country and rock & roll music, two things that are a part of Red Rock Saloon's essence. However, I LOVE barbecue (easily my favorite type of food), whether it be pulled pork, baby back ribs or another entrée drizzled in barbecue sauce, and Red Rock Saloon, conveniently located on 1227 N Water St, definitely delivered in the taste category! Red Rock doubles as a bar too for anyone looking to experience a bit of Milwaukee's nightlife, and they also have a mechanical bull that you can ride on if you are brave enough!
Sadly, their service was mediocre, and my friends and I continually asked for items that typically should be readily available including napkins, straws and side dishes for our meals. My chili, which was my appetizer, was not as hot in temperature as I would have liked, and it took awhile for the waitress to come check on us to see how we were doing, which was annoying and inconvenient. To cap it off, our waitress added items to our bills that were incorrect, and the greeter decided to have an attitude when I asked where our waitress was to fix this problem.
Other than these gripes, my trip to Red Rock Saloon was fairly enjoyable, especially because their barbecue was tantalizing and tender. I'd have to give Red Rock Saloon an advantage over other BBQ joints like Smoke Shack because they offer a wider variety of options and have a better conception of what barbecue is supposed to be in terms of comfort food. Red Rock's prices were decent, and their website is somewhat misleading so some options on there were no longer available at their venue. Also, their seasonings also were through the roof, a key function when eating barbecue. None of my friends complained about their food, whether it be pulled chicken or an angus burger with onion strings, bacon and a fried egg, and we all believed Red Rock satisfied our taste buds, especially mine as I ate their pulled pork sandwich and ribs.
Having been to world famous Corky's in Memphis, I've eaten some of the best BBQ in the country, and although RRS disappointed in the service category, it made up for it in the category that brought me there--taste. Hopefully when I go back their in the future the service will be somewhat better and add to the already fantastic BBQ they offer!
It has been a while since I've posted any sort of review, nearing two months to be exact! After going back home and traveling to D.C. in late May, it is nice to be around Milwaukee exploring the city again! With the summer under way and having more time to roam, I thought it'd be an opportune time to take a trip to Comet Café, located at 1947 North Farwell Avenue on Milwaukee's east side. Comet is only a ten minute bus ride from Marquette, a plus for anyone living near campus.
Although I am just doing a food review on Comet, I have eaten there five times and have enjoyed every trip I have taken to this retro-inspired bar/café that serves items from bacon-filled pancakes to their comet benedict (the dish I chose), which is a biscuit topped with sausage and gravy, ham and a fried egg, all for eight bucks.
A few pros of Comet Café is its ambiance, playing a wide range of music to offering coloring books for young and old artists alike and their extremely inexpensive pricing. Their food is also made from scratch, locally sourced and tastes homemade, a plus for any restaurant. Broken Yolk, Build-a-Burger and other breakfast joints might be closer in location and possess a familiar taste, but Comet mixes up their breakfast, lunch and dinner options, offering deep-fried ribs, an apple walnut burger and an ahi tuna burger, to name a few. Finding something new to eat is always an adventure but definitely always delicious. By the way, they sell a wide variety of cupcakes if you were still not persuaded.
When asked what makes Comet Café different from other venues, the waitress stated "A lot of employees have been their for a long time so I think that speaks to how much people love being in this atmosphere." Having a low turnover rate at a restaurant signifies Comet's positive vibes and happiness of their employees, and by the taste of their food and service, it is safe to say that this venue on Milwaukee's east side is not going anywhere any time soon.
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