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Thirsty Whale

453 Park, Minocqua, WI 54548
715-356-7108
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Ranked #10 of 48 Restaurants in Minocqua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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madison, wi
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It is right on Lake Minocqua and you can get to it by boat or car. It is only two blocks from downtown. Sandwiches are very good and staff was helpful. Not there at night but seemed it would a happening spot at night with music in season.

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BELOIT WISCONSIN
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place has one of the most amazing settings right on Lake Minocqua! Absolutely beautiful view from every direction! Lots a places to dock if you come by boat and just a hop skip and a jump from downtown if you want to go take a gander! Good food too!

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Verona, WI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

My family and I stopped for lunch at The Thirsty Whale on a Tuesday afternoon around 3:30pm for a late lunch. Since there were only another 5 families dining at that hour, we had no problem getting a table (picnic table) right on the water. I'd say one huge attraction of this place is the setting as if you can... More

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ontario canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Great place of a drink or two before dinner...or day drinking. drinks are a little expensive, however the deck overlooking the water is great.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I had the opportunity to eat here this week and I declined. Very casual sandwich menu. Great view of Lake Minocqua.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We arrived to see the ski show with our daughter who was home from college. We asked for an outside table. We were told inside was 45 minute wait and outside an hour so we opted for outside. After an hour or so the hostess sat us inside and I asked this is our view for the ski show. She... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The food is average but my kids love this place (head straight to the porch!) so we make it a must see every time we are at the cabin. The views from the porch are fantastic and the service has always been good. If you want great food, skip it. If you want a decent meal with a fun atmosphere,... More

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We ate here on a Friday a couple of years ago and were happy. The fish fry was good, although the wait time was somewhat unreasonable. This year we went back for the same meal and 2 of the 4 meals were not good. On top of that the price of drinks had gone up considerably. The wait time was... More

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Weston, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had a delicious Chicken Bacon Ranch sandwich. Sat on the deck outside and enjoyed the great view. Food was amazing. Drinks were a bit pricey.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Love sitting out on the dock to eat...great view and setting. The food wasn't up to par though. We all had burgers, and none of them were that great...poor quality meat.

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