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Burke's Lakeside

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American, Steakhouse, Irish, Seafood, Contemporary
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37238 Valley Road, Burke's Lakeside, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
+1 262-567-5242
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: In April of 2010 when the space was completely renovated, and a large...
In April of 2010 when the space was completely renovated, and a large wraparound (soon to be legendary) deck was added overlooking the shores of beautiful Silver Lake. The dining room evokes a timeless design with rich dark cherry wood and centered on an enormous natural stone fireplace. There is also a banquet room that seats 200 with a hardwood dance floor and stage where live music is played every weekend. The bar is a classic design and perfect for enjoying happy hour, before and after dinner drinks, sporting events, and live music events. Burke's menu features American classics, such as aged grilled steaks like the signature "John Burke", stuffed meatloaf, the "Dorothy Burke" (our shrimp scampi feature) and Pabst Beer braised ribs. Regional American foods like cast iron salmon and the classic Friday hand battered fish fry are favorites of many. World cuisine items such as shepherd's pie, chicken schnitzel, artisanal flatbread pizzas and tapas platters can also be found on the menu, along with Burke's classic originals like lobster and shrimp wontons, crab cakes, and lobster macaroni. Whether you have a business meeting, special occasion, or just want a break from the ordinary, Burke's Lakeside is ready to make your night memorable. "It's cooler by the lake!"
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
beautiful view, mediocre food

varied menu, but the food was ok, but not inspired. In keeping with the theme, the service was mediocre and the wait long. would probably be worth stopping by to sit on the balcony and see the lake when the weather is good, and you have low expectations for food

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

varied menu, but the food was ok, but not inspired. In keeping with the theme, the service was mediocre and the wait long. would probably be worth stopping by to sit on the balcony and see the lake when the weather is good, and you have low expectations for food

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Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lakeside used to be Burke's. This was our first time to the Lakeside and we were very disappointed, and won't be back. The prices have gone up and you get less food and service, and when your not happy and tell the staff nothing happens, and your given excuses. No bread or soup, salad or relish plate like traditional supper... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Four of us gathered here on a Friday night for a fish fry. To begin, we were told the wait would be about 20 minutes, it was more like 40. That wasn’t all bad, since we found room at the bar. Once we were seated, we placed our orders. Three of us had the fish fry. I thought it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Food was ok. But we were not allowed to change anything on the menu. Not even to leave off onions or salad dressing on the side. There was a group of U.S. and it took forever to get the tickets right. Service was the worst I have ever had in the US

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Oconomowoc
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We came in for lunch and were seated by Katherine who turned out to be our waitress. She made us feel comfortable and glad we stopped in. She was very personable yet professional. I had the Reuben and it was one of the best I have had in a long time. My wife had chicken pesto which she really liked... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Not our first visit and won't be our last. The food is nice and a bit different. I like the Wisconsin Old Fashioned they serve. But please go when you can sit on the patio, the lake is really what makes this place awesome and the servers are very good.

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Green Bay
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

They have a very limited menu. The server was very slow and never came back with my refill I asked for. She remembered as we were walking out the door and said she would get it. I will never eat here again.

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Delafield, Wisconsin, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Really disappointed in food at lunch. Priced for dinner, but could have done better at the local Culvers. Had a way over cooked fish sandwich with shrunken, shriveled cheese from being under the heat lamp too long. Fish was tiny and very deep brown. Bun soft from coleslaw drench, accompanied by mass quantity of fries. Not even a tasty carb... More 

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I enjoy the Supper Club atmosphere when dining. It's also a fun music venue on weekends. Unlike most supper clubs, it's open for brunches like Easter, Mother's Day, etc. It's three-in-one! Can't beat that.

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Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love Burkes Lakeside! WE go there quite abit in Summer cuz of the lake view, but we decided to go this past weekend for date night. (I also have gone with a bunch of girlfriends and danced) Had a drink at bar, bartenders were very nice, sat at a table server was extremely friendly, and heard some live band... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37238 Valley Road, Burke's Lakeside, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Oconomowoc
  • Phone Number: +1 262-567-5242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 24
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Irish, Seafood, Contemporary

Description

In April of 2010 when the space was completely renovated, and a large wraparound (soon to be legendary) deck was added overlooking the shores of beautiful Silver Lake. The dining room evokes a timeless design with rich dark cherry wood and centered on an enormous natural stone fireplace. There is also a banquet room that seats 200 with a hardwood dance floor and stage where live music is played every weekend. The bar is a classic design and perfect for enjoying happy hour, before and after dinner drinks, sporting events, and live music events. Burke's menu features American classics, such as aged grilled steaks like the signature "John Burke", stuffed meatloaf, the "Dorothy Burke" (our shrimp scampi feature) and Pabst Beer braised ribs. Regional American foods like cast iron salmon and the classic Friday hand battered fish fry are favorites of many. World cuisine items such as shepherd's pie, chicken schnitzel, artisanal flatbread pizzas and tapas platters can also be found on the menu, along with Burke's classic originals like lobster and shrimp wontons, crab cakes, and lobster macaroni. Whether you have a business meeting, special occasion, or just want a break from the ordinary, Burke's Lakeside is ready to make your night memorable. "It's cooler by the lake!"
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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