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7863 Leary Rd, Minocqua, WI 54548
715-356-1300
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good place to have lunch while you are boating!

I live in this area so this is one of our stops while boating. It can get pretty busy....and at times there is a back up of boats waiting for a spot to park their boat. At times it can be my favorite----the food can at times be excellent..............then..........it can be so...so! Maybe they... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2014
Julie L
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Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I live in this area so this is one of our stops while boating. It can get pretty busy....and at times there is a back up of boats waiting for a spot to park their boat. At times it can be my favorite----the food can at times be excellent..............then..........it can be so...so! Maybe they have different chefs. It's a fun... More 

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madison, wi
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42 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Stopped here for drinks while boating. Great spot to stop for a drink and enjoy the view. Can't speak to the food since only had drinks. This was in Sept after Labor Day so service was no problem. Sat out on Deck and enjoyed best Bloody Mary with all the trimmings. Highly recommend for a drink.

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Weston, Wisconsin
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Stopped here twice while on vacation on Lake Tomahawk. My mom said their crab cakes were the best she has ever had! All the food we had was great as was the service.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Poorly trained staff, horrendous food, stomach-churning sanitation practices (coarse hair in your dipping sauce, anyone?). We ordered the lobster mac and cheese thinking it's hard to go wrong with only three ingredients, but we were oh so wrong. Lobster dumped out of a can on top of undercooked noodles and tasteless sauce. Staff couldn't answer the most basic questions about... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

On our visit, we needed to wait about 40 minutes to be seated, which was decent for lunch time. Our server took at least 15-20min to bring us our appetizer. Finally after waiting almost 45 minutes, our food was brought. The buns we were soggy, the waffle fries were luke-warm, and our server only checked with us once. Everyone seemed... More 

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Wayzats
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

So for $10 I got a handful of packaged romaine lettuce sprinkled with Parmesan cheese from a container and a plastic cup of dressing from another container. Are you out of your mind? Needless to say I didn't pay for it. Seriously, how can you own a place and serve that? Locals do not go here and everything they serve... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Best shrimp I have had outside of New Orleans. Service could have been better, waitresses got slammed with a busy crowd on Friday afternoon. Very nice lakeside atmosphere and view!

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We waited over 45 minutes with still no food while others that arrived after us received theirs. As others have stated-no visible management noted as well as understaffed. Finally left when "our food ticket got stuck in the printer" and the food was never prepared 50 minutes after arriving. I am confused on how they stay open.

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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Before the condos went up all around and J. Solem owned the place a few years back, this was the best kept secret north of Madison - great walleye fry on Fridays, good food, competent caring staff... but, it was sold and the new owners quickly brought in Sysco prepared "food" and it's a "same old - same old" tourist... More 

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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We just returned from a meal at Lakeside. The ambiance provided by Mother Nature was still great but the food has changed. The waffle fries were overlooked and seemed like they had spent too much time under a heat lamp. The blue cheese and carmelized onion burger was so bad we could only eat half. There was so much sugar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7863 Leary Rd, Minocqua, WI 54548
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: 715-356-1300

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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