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312 Clark St., Algoma, WI 54201
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4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 98
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    Very good
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  • 4
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service.

We were here in July and the seating was outside. It was great. The food was excellent. They had a wide range of menu items. Each one in our group ordered something different and everyone was happy with their meal. Would highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Patty B
Roodhouse, Illinois
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Roodhouse, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were here in July and the seating was outside. It was great. The food was excellent. They had a wide range of menu items. Each one in our group ordered something different and everyone was happy with their meal. Would highly recommend.

Thank Patty B
Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No finer food served anywhere. Presentation exquisite. Lacking greatly in atmosphere, needs more room for quests.

Thank Alumni1960
Green Bay, WI
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fish is outstanding, so are the red meat options. Everything is seasoned and cooked perfectly! The grilled romaine leaps off the plate with flavor. They also make an authentic Wisconsin Old Fashioned. The only thing to keep in mind is that they don't offer a big selection of vegetable/vegetarian options.

1 Thank Claire T
Virden, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I were staying at a bnb nearby and owner had told us she hadn't been but had heard the food was good. We dressed for fine dining. But jeans and tshirts are are totally acceptable as it is a bar. Service was great! We called about 45 minutes before we got there and we had a table... More 

1 Thank Amybiv
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

First and foremost, be prepared for a unique experience when going here. I saw several reviews that complained about portions, prices, seating and long waits. It's true, they do not serve large portions, it's not cheap, and you wait a long time just for a seat in a loud, crowded dive bar, yet I LOVED IT! I knew this was... More 

Thank Christopher P
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We made this road trip (4+ hours) just to try this restaurant. We made a weekend of it and this was definitely one of the highlights! The food, waitstaff and experience was great! Our suggestion is to go shortly after the door opens to get your name on the list and recieve your pager. Then go across the street to... More 

1 Thank skoug
Algoma, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

the food does not disappoint but the drink prices are absurd for a small town " dive bar ".......the worst offender in my opinion being 8 bucks for a small glass of Spotted Cow....not even 12 oz....who are they kidding? We'll go back for the food, but will make sure to have cocktails first somewhere else!!!

Thank chinchilla444
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Heard so much about this place, kinda disappointed. It is truly a dive bar like they say, very few high top tables and seating around the bar. Fun to watch them cook food as the cook right behind the bar. The menu is on a chalk board, it was hard for us to see it and no explanations of items... More 

Thank chestersimba
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This was our second visit to Skaliwags; the first being shortly after they opened 4-5 years ago. The building is a former bar and quite small. However, the food is some of the best we've ever had. Menu varies day to day depending on what is available. It's a little pricey but go for the food and not the ambiance.... More 

1 Thank Dale M
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We went there with another couple. The facility is not very large and the menu is not posted, nor the prices. I had a mahi mahi, and it was excellent. The crab patties were also tasty, but I thought they were expensive. Be prepared to wait. The owner is very sociable and creative in his menus.

Thank tdammen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 312 Clark St., Algoma, WI 54201
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Algoma
  • Phone Number: 19204878092

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 34
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pasta, Seafood


Open Hours
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 am
4:30 pm - 9:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?