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River Lane Inn

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4313 W River Ln, Brown Deer, WI 53223-2425
414-354-1995
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a good time

Frequently take advantage of the Wednesday night lobster special. If you appreciate good sea food, this is one place I would recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Tom-Bonnie1212
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Shorewood, Wisconsin
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Coming to this restaurant for several years, we have grown weary of the same old food and those dated burgundy walls. The menu needs to be updated with different sides other than "steamed vegetables" and rice pilaf. Hasn't the chef ever heard of roasted vegetables or something other than carrots? Food has come a very long way since this restaurants... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great food and home of the world's best calamari (parmesan crusted calamari steak) - I kid you not! The cajun halibout cheeks are also great, as is pretty much everything on the menu!

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The River Lane Inn in Brown Deer continues to be a wonderful experience. I have been to this restaurant many times as they have been around with the same owner Jim Marks for it seems at least 25 years. If you crave fresh fish flown in daily, excellent service with a smile and wait staff that you can tell really... More 

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Shorewood, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Frequently take advantage of the Wednesday night lobster special. If you appreciate good sea food, this is one place I would recommend.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My husband & I having been dining at this fabulous restaurant for probably 30 years now. It has never disappointed us. It is an upscale, warm & friendly restaurant with top-notch service, catering to your every request. Our waitress bent over backwards to assist someone in our party who needed a gluten-free choice and was very pleased with her selection... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Our friends chose this restaurant. We did not know anything about it. We left very impressed. The menu is predominantly seafood. Four of us dined and we tried three different entrees - salmon, sanddabs, and walleye. They were all fantastic. I ordered the macadamia nut sanddabs. The fish was perfectly prepared, the macadamia nuts were plentiful, and the sauce was... More 

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Lomira, Wisconsin
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67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Our waitress was wonderful. The lobster with rolls, soup or salad, potatoes, veggies and a full lobster was $19.09. The food was very good - the soup was either a potato andoulle sausage or a butternut squash. Good buns. Yummy lobster. Plenty of food. Beer tappers broken :( Great halibut cheeks with cajun seasoning. Will go back.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Nice mid to up scale place. Great service and great food. Hard to find so you really have to get a turn by turn on finding this place. It was worth it.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had a 7:30 reservation for three and left our car at 7:27. We were told "We are running late with our seating. It will be a few minutes." There were no seats anywhere so we stood for about 20 minutes before a party was seated and 2 bar stools opened up. There is no appetizer or other food service... More 

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were taken here by locals on a Tuesday night. Nice bar up front for drinks and a professional bartender. We had a party of 6 and could not have had any better service. We had several apetizers including calamarie and halubut which was delicious! Please try and of the fish entrees as they were all perfectly prepared! We CANNOT... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4313 W River Ln, Brown Deer, WI 53223-2425
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Brown Deer
  • Phone Number: 414-354-1995

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?