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Ernie's Wine Bar

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5471 Portland Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012
(262) 375-9200
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  • Food
    1 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small Friendly Wine Pub

I'm not sure there are wine pubs, but this is one. They have a great, inexpensive list by the glass or bottle. They also have beer, hard liquor and bar snacks - pistachios, M&Ms and even cheese crackers made by the owner's wife (yum). The owner is always behind the bar, but don't call him Ernie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Denise A
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Ernie's is a place that we feel the need to go to make our yearly spring getaway to cedarburg complete! My wife and I enjoy the romance of this quaint establishment! Ben the owner is a friendly man who is always busy attending to detail. He is attentive to polishing the wine glasses to make sure they are perfect for... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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95 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I'm not sure there are wine pubs, but this is one. They have a great, inexpensive list by the glass or bottle. They also have beer, hard liquor and bar snacks - pistachios, M&Ms and even cheese crackers made by the owner's wife (yum). The owner is always behind the bar, but don't call him Ernie, that's the name of... More 

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Waterford, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I've read the reviews below this, and let's be real, folks: no one should mistake this for an establishment solely dedicated to wine. Instead, understand that this is a comfortable, colorful, local bar which just happens to stock and pour an excellent selection of wine, too. The bartender does chat more with regular customers but easily warm up with first... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had some good wines, but way over priced. Very poor service, bartenders ignored us and never greeted us when coming in. Rude to my wife when asking about desserts.

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Belgium, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My wife and I stopped in by way of a friends recommendation. We're glad we did. This was a great way to end our evening. The wine and beer selection is very good. The atmosphere was relaxed. We will definitely make this a more frequent stop.

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Bay View, WI
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133 reviews 133 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I was really excited to stop in this wine bar after reading the reviews. Very disappointing. It is a cute old place, with nice outdoor seating, if it happens to be nice out. It just seemd uncomfortable when we walked in. Both my husband and I felt like we were an annoyance to the bar tender. No personality at all,... More 

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Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

From the outside it looks like a little mom & pop country tavern. You get inside & there's a beautiful back bar, lovely white tablecloths, yummy chocolates & candies & nuts (not your regular type of bar snacks) on the bar for snacking & savoring with your wine. I love the place....lots of atmosphere, lots of wine choices.

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Grafton, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

A great place to enjoy a glass of wine from the dozens to chose from and a perfect place to just kick back.

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Belvidere, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Cute place, I feel like I just wanted more from someplace called a wine bar? Not sure what, but something is missing

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Milwaukee, WI
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Ben (the owner/bartender) keeps a great selection of wines on hand with a leaning toward the esoteric, and makes great cocktails as well. This is a great place for a drink and a conversation with the friendly regulars you'll find. Highly recommend stopping by if you're in Cedarburg. No food though, short the chocolates and pistacchios you'll always find on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5471 Portland Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Cedarburg
  • Phone Number: (262) 375-9200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

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