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John Hawk's Pub

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100 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4107
(414) 272-3199
Today
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good location, good food

I don't understand all the negative reviews. A group of 8 of us had dinner and drinks here. Both the service and food were very good. I had the grilled cheese ... very good. Several people ordered the specials and enjoyed them. We sat near a fireplace. Unfortunately there was a door near by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Diane P
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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brown Deer, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I don't understand all the negative reviews. A group of 8 of us had dinner and drinks here. Both the service and food were very good. I had the grilled cheese ... very good. Several people ordered the specials and enjoyed them. We sat near a fireplace. Unfortunately there was a door near by that opened often so we did... More 

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Cozumel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Ended up leaving before we ordered because the server was crabby and rude. Chastised our 3 year old for touching the window. Really? Lighten up, you just lost revenue from a party of 7. Place was virtually empty too, wonder why.

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Blackfalds, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We went for lunch at this pub and the servers were rude and the food was Mediocre at best. Would not recommend to travellers looking for what looks like a cool pub by the water.

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Winchester, Virginia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We went here for a family function, about 10 people attending. The service was a little poor...slow, with the server never checking on us a single time,once food was delivered. Those who ordered standard pub fare appeared happy enough with their fried food except for complaining of undercooked potatoes; however, the salads (which sounded awesome on the menu) were pretty... More 

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Milwaukee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have taken my wife to dinner at John Hawks many times. The food has always been worthwile and the servers very nice/helpful. The outdoor area along the Riverwalk is fantastic. Love the free parking, not always easy to find parking downtown otherwise.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Love this obscure place on the river. The cute, flowery outside patio has a great view of all the action on the water. We had bacon cheeseburgers and primerib sandwiches with fries - food was excellent! Prices not too bad either for food and drinks. Friendly service may have been a little slow, but we were in no hurry to... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I love this restaurant, they have a great selection of awesome food, and the loaction is great, down town, and right on the river. Theres tables inside and out, and there iis garage parking u can park in, that when you go to john hawks, they will give you a ticket for free parking ( regular $7 an hour). No... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

There was nothing extraordinary about this place. Food was adequate. Place is dark. Staff was ok. We wouldn't rush right back, but we wouldn't stay away either. If you were downtown Milwaukee there were a lot of other places I would seek out before this one for a burger and a beer.

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Thiensville, Wisconsin, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

John Hawk's Pub has been around for a number of years and it is a great place for lunch or dinner or just drinks. A great view on the Milwaukee River and a walking area along the river in Downtown Milwaukee. If you live in the Milwaukee metro area or are visiting Milwaukee, a great stop for sure.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

NEVER COMING BACK. RUDE LYING STAFF / MANAGEMENT AND ROTTEN FOOD!!!! Save your money and your health and eat at the Rock Bottom across the river. Visited this place 3 times. The first 2 times everything went well, not so on the 3rd and last time. The sauce on the food my party including a pregnant woman received was left... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4107
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (414) 272-3199

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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