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11045 Wisconsin 70, Minocqua, WI 54548
715-358-2116
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wow are the Ribs Outstanding! And Pizza, and Breakfast

We go here a lot for pizza and breakfast (both very good) and burger night (also good) but I tried the ribs recently for the first time. Wow--really, really exceptional. I can't lie--I was kinda shocked. I just didn't quite expect something that frickin' good in that department. Great atmosphere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
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Francis Creek
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ribs are fabulous!!! We were here years ago and they were wonderful then. The place closed for awhile and reopened which we did not know when going North so we asked and they were open and the ribs were fabulous and so was the service. Great place! Hope you have a chance to try it out. Was so warm... More 

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Thank 660bridgetm
Gratiot, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How to submit a review for this place. We've been going here for years. It's our kids favorite place to eat. The black bear burger is a regular hamburger with a brat burger on top...must try! The taco wrap, the ribs, the pizza!! For the adults...they have seasonal drink menus! Yum! Homemade rum chatta!! Even better! Stop in! You won't... More 

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Thank rjathg
Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a bar/ eating place. After a day of skiing this was just perfect with a pellet stove in one room and a wood fireplace in the other. Everyone was friendly and is is enough like a supper club that you are comfortable bringing the whole family. Our group had burgers, pizza, and fish. All of it was good.... More 

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Thank Fossr50
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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159 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The Big Bear Bar is an establishment that celebrates the north woods with the hunting and fishing theme throughout. We stopped for dinner on an evening that a local snowmobile club was having its meeting at the front of the bar. We were seated in the back which was quiet enough for conversation. Monday was "special prices on pizza" night.... More 

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Thank Joelyn O
Minocqua
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We go here a lot for pizza and breakfast (both very good) and burger night (also good) but I tried the ribs recently for the first time. Wow--really, really exceptional. I can't lie--I was kinda shocked. I just didn't quite expect something that frickin' good in that department. Great atmosphere as well, and Al and Sue are usually around to... More 

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Thank MinocquaLocal
West Bend, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

A very nice little restaurant/bar. Breakfast was very good. I had steak and eggs. Portion size was just right and the steak was ordered just the way I ordered it. We'll be back when we are in the area.

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Thank BigDaddyWB
Wausau, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Most people don't think of going to a bar for breakfast but the Black Bear Bar does one of the best breakfasts in the area. The bacon alone is worth the trip.

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Thank GordonBetz2012
Minneapolis, MN
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

So we had a bad experience nearby and went here one day for lunch but they were closed. Came back for dinner as someone said they had great pizza.. Well the kids had pizza and it was great. My wife and I had the fish, one fried and one baked. The baked was better than the fried as it was... More 

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Thank muskiematt
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Met a friend that was staying out this way for dinner. We both had the fish fry which came with 2 pieces of cod and choice of potato. We both got the fries. Food was good. Could have had one more piece of fish. Sat outside which was beautiful. Very busy place and very crowded inside. Would definitely return

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Thank Kim R
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our cabin owner was alsed to suggest a place to eat out in the Minocqua area.He quickly responded The Black Bear.He highly suggested the pizza but we chose burgers instead.The menu is mostly burgers and pizza.We sat out back overlooking a stream on a nice August night and enjoyed a very pleasant spot.The burgers were char broiled and excellent.They came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11045 Wisconsin 70, Minocqua, WI 54548
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: 715-358-2116

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?