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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
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Nice locale along the river

This restaurant is situated along the river, thereI are a lot of tables with umbrellas outside and a large inside dining area and bar. The menu is fairly extensive and the food was tasty. All meals served with soup prior. Maybe a Milwaukee thing?

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Mary Ann E
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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English first
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This restaurant is situated along the river, thereI are a lot of tables with umbrellas outside and a large inside dining area and bar. The menu is fairly extensive and the food was tasty. All meals served with soup prior. Maybe a Milwaukee thing?

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Racine, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We Went there tonight for my sister's birthday dinner and should have left when we realized we were the only one in the restaurant. We all ordered dinners ($18)It took one hour and five minutes for our food to be served, when it came, the steak and salmon were cold, the chicken fingers were cold and all coating, and the... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Come and enjoy a good meal and ambiance. Fine place to meet friends for an after work drink or relax & enjoy the evening. Fun place close to the river.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Its just a bar folks, nothing special other than being by the water, like many places in downtown Milwaukee. But serious drinkers and folks who want that 'ambience' well, go ahead and overspend, this is the place for it.

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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137 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A level above good pub food; an absolutely great setting in summertime if you can get an outside table along the river. Lots of menu offerings - basic American fare. Always good service. Of course, parking is a challenge unless you want to park in the structure above the restaurant.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had not stopped in for years but found ourselves in the vicinity at lunch and on a whim went in. The restaurant area was nearly empty with a few people at the bar and one group at a table. Aileen, the bartender, also seemed to be doing several other jobs with few other staff visible. She was very efficient... More 

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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Additional Information about John Hawk's Pub

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

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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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