Wisconsin January 31, 2018
The Best BBQ In Wisconsin Actually Comes From A Small Town Gas Station
They say not to judge a book by its cover and never has that been more true then when it comes to find delicious food in totally unexpected places. An East Troy gas station isn’t exactly the first place you’d think of when imagining where you might find award-winning, delicious BBQ, but if you overlook this place, you’ll be doing yourself a disservice.
If ever there was a reason to take a small road trip for a meal, LD's is it. This multi-award winning BBQ joint is the stuff meat dreams are made of.
You'll start to smell the smoker the minute you get off the interstate and you'll want to let your nose lead you right on in. LD's is just a counter and a few seats set off to the side of the main gas station, but don't let that deter you.
Located about 35 miles from Milwaukee and 60 miles from Madison right along I-43, discovering LD's is like finding the gold at the end of the rainbow.
The meat here is slow-smoked with oak and while you'll find BBQ menu regulars like ribs, brisket and pulled pork, you'll also find chicken, short ribs, Daddy Rack, smoked sausage, chili and meatloaf.
The menu is a smorgasbord of delicious and the sides are no slouches, either. Folks love the mac and cheese and the BBQ nachos. Make sure you save room for dessert or plan to take the banana pudding to-go - it's mouthwatering and the perfect slightly sweet ending to a savory meal.
From an array of tasty sauces to juicy, perfectly smoked meats, the BBQ at LD's is honestly perfection. Just check out the smoke ring on those ribs.
I've definitely talked my way into more than one dinner road trip when I've been craving the very best BBQ around - just writing this piece up guarantees that I'll be needing to get my fix in the coming days.
If you're a carnivore, there's just no doubt that a visit to LD's is a must.
The meat is so fall-off-the-bone good that you don't even need sauce. I use just the tiniest bit to add some acid.
This spot is one of the best hidden gems in Wisconsin and I might curse myself for sharing it with you the next time I go and they're out of my favorite things. But LD's is too good to keep a secret. Just go and then thank me later!
LD’s BBQ is located at 1880 Co Hwy ES, East Troy, WI 53120.
Have you eaten at LD’s? Do you love it as much as I do?
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