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Lakeside Grill

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7863 Leary Rd, Minocqua, WI 54548
715-356-1300
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food not as good as 2014

Update on last years review. New owners. The food, although is acceptable, is not near as good as last year. They must have a new chef. The shrimp is OK but nothing like last year. Still a nice view of the lake.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
John Z
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We stop here several times each summer and love the atmosphere. The restaurant is located, as the name says, right on the water. This is a high traffic area and really feels like it's in the heart of the action. The number one reason to come here is for the atmosphere and location. The food is so-so. It's nothing noteworthy,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stopped here last weekend with our wedding party for a few drinks- the staff was ready for us, and the owners were so grateful that we came it. Good prices, great drinks and atmosphere! We can't wait to go back!

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Thank 1985Fernweh
Wisconsin
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place has changed hands many times over the past few years. They offer traditional "bar food" on the menu. It has a small kitchen and always a big crowd. If you go there, be prepared to wait awhile for your food. It's a great spot to sit outside, enjoy the company of the lake visitors, either by car or... More 

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West Palm Beach, FL
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

You shouldn't come here if you are in a hurry. You come here to enjoy the view, the food, and the people you are with. You can't beat the bloody Mary here. It is amazing. The food was delicious too. We had burgers and wraps and it was all good. The location is absolutely wonderful right on lake tomahawk. Our... More 

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Thank Kelly T
janesville
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My husband and I were delighted to find a new place to eat outside. This one is just off Hwy 51 from the golf and horsebacking as you come into Minocqua. We both decided to have the fried shrimp (which they gave us a large amount) and cheese curds and ranch dip for an appetizer. There were so many cheese... More 

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Thank 5kgirl
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Food is consistently poor quality and very small servings for the price. I had chicken sandwich. The chicken was over cooked and dry and was only 3-4 oz and was $11. Very over priced for what you get. My husband got reuben sandwich and it only had 2 very thin slices of meat for $9. Again very overpriced. Service is... More 

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3 Thank Sharon C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We make a trip to this restaurant almost every time we visit the north woods. The location is great to stop by during a ride on the lake. Great view and easy to park the boat. This weekend our group of 3 families was extremely disappointed and will not be visiting again. It was a holiday weekend, so we understood... More 

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1 Thank Tracy B
Bloomington, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Update on last years review. New owners. The food, although is acceptable, is not near as good as last year. They must have a new chef. The shrimp is OK but nothing like last year. Still a nice view of the lake.

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1 Thank John Z
Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Julie L
madison, wi
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120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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