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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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    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
River Lane-very comfortable. Very tasty.

We were a large group and the staff handled it very well. Service was wonderful! I had the Salmon on the cedar plank. It was a little overcooked, but tasty; horseradish sauce was very good. Small amount of veggies accompany. The person to my right had the lamb and obviously enjoyed it. What was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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atlanta
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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atlanta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were a large group and the staff handled it very well. Service was wonderful! I had the Salmon on the cedar plank. It was a little overcooked, but tasty; horseradish sauce was very good. Small amount of veggies accompany. The person to my right had the lamb and obviously enjoyed it. What was great is that the food all... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I was surprised when we arrived at the River Lane Inn; it was recommended by the hotel I was staying at, but nobody had mentioned it would be jammed, even on an ordinary Tuesday night. The dining room was very noisy, simply because of the large groups and busy tables. But our server (Jenny) arrived right away, she was funny... More 

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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food and service at River Lane is wonderful. Staff is attentive, but not hovering. The restaurant specialty is seafood. They serve a nice variety with specials listed on a small blackboard. White linen is on all tables--definitely higher end in choices and price. We feel it is worth it!! They did not serve hamburgers in the evening.

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about River Lane Inn

Address: 4313 W River Ln, Brown Deer, WI 53223-2425
Phone Number: 414-354-1995
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Brown Deer
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine
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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