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Motor Bar & Restaurant [edit]
401 W. Canal St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 287-2778
www.motorrestaurant.com
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Motor offers a menu of bold American lunch and dinner classics that celebrate the discoveries of the open road. The peach cobbler looks and tastes exactly like it does in the roadside diners of Georgia, there are hints of Little Rock in the smoked BBQ ribs, and of course, the menu features Wisconsin favorites like lake-caught Walleye and Milwaukee's best sausage and cheese.

While the food is designed for triggering memories, the space is designed for sharing them. Communal tables and a horseshoe-shaped bar make every seat a perfect spot for starting conversations, either with an old friend or the new friend one seat over.
 
Upcoming events

Sept. 30, 2017
BBQ & Blues

On Saturdays, MOTOR brings together two true American classics: live Blues music and all-you-can-eat BBQ. For just $29.99, have your fill of hickory-smoked BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked brisket and grilled sausage links – add on AYCE Memphis-style dry-rubbed ribs for just $5 more. All BBQ platters include AYCE French fries, jicama coleslaw, BBQ baked beans and made-from-scratch cornbread. Not up to the AYCE task? Enjoy a special BBQ platter with hickory-smoked BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked brisket and grilled sausage link with all the sides for $19.99 – add on a side of Memphis-style dry-rubbed ribs for just $5 more. In addition to all the smoking BBQ, MOTOR will sizzle with the best in true American blues music from nationally known musicians – with no cover charge! Call (414) 287-2778 to make your reservation. AYCE special: 5 - 9 p.m. Blues music: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Come early and visit the Harley-Davidson Museum® from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. H.O.G members get in free to the H-D Museum every day - for full admission prices, visit h-dmuseum.com.

Oct. 7, 2017
BBQ & Blues

On Saturdays, MOTOR brings together two true American classics: live Blues music and all-you-can-eat BBQ. For just $29.99, have your fill of hickory-smoked BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked brisket and grilled sausage links – add on AYCE Memphis-style dry-rubbed ribs for just $5 more. All BBQ platters include AYCE French fries, jicama coleslaw, BBQ baked beans and made-from-scratch cornbread. Not up to the AYCE task? Enjoy a special BBQ platter with hickory-smoked BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked brisket and grilled sausage link with all the sides for $19.99 – add on a side of Memphis-style dry-rubbed ribs for just $5 more. In addition to all the smoking BBQ, MOTOR will sizzle with the best in true American blues music from nationally known musicians – with no cover charge! Call (414) 287-2778 to make your reservation. AYCE special: 5 - 9 p.m. Blues music: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Come early and visit the Harley-Davidson Museum® from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. H.O.G members get in free to the H-D Museum every day - for full admission prices, visit h-dmuseum.com.

Oct. 14, 2017
BBQ & Blues

On Saturdays, MOTOR brings together two true American classics: live Blues music and all-you-can-eat BBQ. For just $29.99, have your fill of hickory-smoked BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked brisket and grilled sausage links – add on AYCE Memphis-style dry-rubbed ribs for just $5 more. All BBQ platters include AYCE French fries, jicama coleslaw, BBQ baked beans and made-from-scratch cornbread. Not up to the AYCE task? Enjoy a special BBQ platter with hickory-smoked BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked brisket and grilled sausage link with all the sides for $19.99 – add on a side of Memphis-style dry-rubbed ribs for just $5 more. In addition to all the smoking BBQ, MOTOR will sizzle with the best in true American blues music from nationally known musicians – with no cover charge! Call (414) 287-2778 to make your reservation. AYCE special: 5 - 9 p.m. Blues music: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Come early and visit the Harley-Davidson Museum® from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. H.O.G members get in free to the H-D Museum every day - for full admission prices, visit h-dmuseum.com.

Oct. 21, 2017
BBQ & Blues

On Saturdays, MOTOR brings together two true American classics: live Blues music and all-you-can-eat BBQ. For just $29.99, have your fill of hickory-smoked BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked brisket and grilled sausage links – add on AYCE Memphis-style dry-rubbed ribs for just $5 more. All BBQ platters include AYCE French fries, jicama coleslaw, BBQ baked beans and made-from-scratch cornbread. Not up to the AYCE task? Enjoy a special BBQ platter with hickory-smoked BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked brisket and grilled sausage link with all the sides for $19.99 – add on a side of Memphis-style dry-rubbed ribs for just $5 more. In addition to all the smoking BBQ, MOTOR will sizzle with the best in true American blues music from nationally known musicians – with no cover charge! Call (414) 287-2778 to make your reservation. AYCE special: 5 - 9 p.m. Blues music: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Come early and visit the Harley-Davidson Museum® from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. H.O.G members get in free to the H-D Museum every day - for full admission prices, visit h-dmuseum.com.

Oct. 28, 2017
BBQ & Blues

On Saturdays, MOTOR brings together two true American classics: live Blues music and all-you-can-eat BBQ. For just $29.99, have your fill of hickory-smoked BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked brisket and grilled sausage links – add on AYCE Memphis-style dry-rubbed ribs for just $5 more. All BBQ platters include AYCE French fries, jicama coleslaw, BBQ baked beans and made-from-scratch cornbread. Not up to the AYCE task? Enjoy a special BBQ platter with hickory-smoked BBQ chicken, pulled pork, smoked brisket and grilled sausage link with all the sides for $19.99 – add on a side of Memphis-style dry-rubbed ribs for just $5 more. In addition to all the smoking BBQ, MOTOR will sizzle with the best in true American blues music from nationally known musicians – with no cover charge! Call (414) 287-2778 to make your reservation. AYCE special: 5 - 9 p.m. Blues music: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Come early and visit the Harley-Davidson Museum® from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. H.O.G members get in free to the H-D Museum every day - for full admission prices, visit h-dmuseum.com.



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Posted by S&S on July 13, 2009 at 1:52 p.m. (report)

Was here for lunch about 2 weeks ago. It felt like they just opened, the service was very slow. Took almost 45min to get our food, grilled ch. While the food was good, the order was wrong. The MGR was great & took off the food that was not correct. I will try it 1 more time. I suggest getting younger waiters who can move fast.

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Posted by stuartw on Jan. 9, 2009 at 1:07 p.m. (report)

Food & service marginal. Ordered ribs and burgers. Ribs were tough (bad qaulity of meat) &/or under cook. Didn't fall off of the bone. Flavor was okay, but overly smokey, disappointment - wouldn't order again. Burger was prepared to order, but the bun it was presented on was dry and old. It seemed like the b-team was working that Thursday evening. As for service, it was lack luster. They weren't on top of things that evening and had to request beverage service numerous times before it would arrive. The four of us will probably not go back to the resturant.

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