Brisket Chili Fries
Vegetarian Chili Fries
Chicken Tenders with Fries
BBQ Chicken Nachos
Vegetarian Chili Nachos
Smoked, Buffalo, or BBQ BBQ Slider Sampler-Pulled Chicken Slider, Brisket Slider, Hamburger Slider
Tofu Tenders with Fries
Smoked Chicken and Vegetable Soup - Made from scratch, no fake stuff. Loaded with veggies and tender smoked chicken breast Smoked Brisket Chili - House-smoked brisket chili slowly cooked with our own special blend of spices Vegetarian Chili - Spectacular vegetarian chili made without any fillers or fake-meat substitutions. Even meat-lovers will enjoy! Tomato Bisque - Fire-roasted and smoked tomato based soup, with a bit of soy milk for sweetness.
SALAD Grilled Romaine Salad - Freshly grilled romaine with sun-dried and cherry tomatoes and house croutons, tossed with a smoked-tomato vinaigrette Arugula, Apple and Radish Salad - Baby arugula lightly tossed with chopped gala apples, radish, and house croutons, tossed lightly in cider vinaigrette Buffalo Chicken Salad - Crispy romaine topped with fried chicken tenders, diced celery and carrot, house croutons, and drizzled with ranch dressing Spinach and Bacon Salad - Baby spinach tossed in a warm bacon/mustard dressing, topped with hard-cooked egg, diced tomato, and "bacon" bits
HOUSE SPECIALTIES all meats are freshly smoked each day until perfectly tender. All house specialties include 1 side and coleslaw. Only available at dinner BBQ Combo - 1/2 BBQ Chicken & 1/2 Slab of Ribs (includes 2 sides and coleslaw) BBQ Salmon
Smoked BBQ Spare Ribs
Braised Short Ribs
Smoked Turkey Dinner -Smoked and sliced turkey breast served with smashed potatoes, green beans, and topped with homemade gravy Chicken Pot Pie - Shredded chicken, peas, carrots, and corn in a house-made sauce, topped with a flaky pastry and baked to a yummy perfection Smoked Meatloaf - Um, it's meatloaf that has been smoked, served with mashed potatoes and green beans
OFF THE GRILL
Milt's Way with brisket chili, "bacon," crispy onion, and bbq aioli Southwest -topped with pico de gallo and fresh made guacamole
"Bacon" Ranch with beef "bacon," ranch dressing, lettuce, tomato and onion Milt Dog -Romanian Char-Dog brisket chili, “bacon”, crispy onion, and pickled jalapenos. Veggie Burger - House-made, vegan patty loaded with veggies and pan-fried to crispy perfection, topped with garlic aioli
Smoked Brisket Sandwich Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich-Applewood smoked chicken served sandwich style! Fried Chicken Sandwich-Chicken breast tenders tossed in Buffalo or BBQ Smoked Chicken Breast Sandwich-Seasoned and smoked chicken breast sliced and served on a toasted pretzel roll Turkey Club-Smoked and sliced turkey breast, "bacon," LTO, garlic aioli on a toasted rye Smoked Seitan Sandwich-Locally produced ground seitan, smoked to perfection and tossed with bbq sauce and caramelized onions
Milt’s BBQ for the Perplexed is located in the trendy downtown neighborhood of Lakeview and just minutes from famous Wrigley Field. It has a casual modern décor, complete with green subway tiles and distressed wooden planks, and features outdoor seating in the warmer months. Jeff Aeder opened Milt’s BBQ in January 2013 with a vision transcending the notion of a regular restaurant. The place is named after the owner’s Uncle Milt, an uncle everyone has or wishes he had, jovial, unconventional and inventive, who can always be counted on to keep things interesting. The “perplexed” part is inspired by “The Guide for the Perplexed,” the famous 12th century philosophical work by Maimonides. Milt’s BBQ is not just a place for an elegantly casual meal, it is a gathering place, a “community center without the pool.” Milt’s aims to nourish not only the body but the mind, as they host speaker’s series and various events. But the most unique thing about Milt’s is that they donate 100% of their profit to charity to support their own programing and to contribute to multiple non-profit organizations. The terrific food and exemplary service earned Milt’s BBQ the titles of Best New BBQ by Time Out Chicago, one of the Best New Restaurants of 2013 by Chicago Magazine and UrbanSpoon, Joy of Kosher's Restaurant of the Year (2013) and a “recommended” earning by TripAdvisor.
Each day at Milt's, executive chef Bryan Gryka, a graduate of culinary school as well as law school, smokes the high-quality meats on-site until perfectly tender. Bryan’s rustic cooking style and his “addiction” to heat results in super-flavorful mouthwatering dishes. To get an idea, try their signature Milt Burger, a hamburger with chili, beef bacon, and fried onions. Another highly recommended dish that any barbecue lover will appreciate is their delectable Smoked Spare Ribs. If you prefer chicken, their Pot Pie, made of smoked chicken with vegetables is a great choice. Milt’s also serves a selection of sandwiches, with the house specialty being the Spare Rib Sandwich, with grilled onion, mushroom, pepper and BBQ aioli. Vegetarians coming to the restaurant won’t feel left out either, with offerings such as House-Made Veggie Burger, Smoked Seitan Sandwich and a number of salads. Treat yourself to one of their delicious homemade desserts such as Apple Cobbler and Chocolate Mousse topped with homemade spicy caramel.
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