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Burke's Lakeside

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American, Steakhouse, Irish, Seafood, Contemporary
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37238 Valley Rd, Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4745
+1 262-567-5242
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10:00 am - 8:00 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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lakeside View!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Susannadanna1
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  • Outdoor seating
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Oconomowoc
Senior Reviewer
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
3 restaurant reviews
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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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

They have awesome food here. I would recommend the lobster and crab wontons for appetizer very good! Nice atmosphere. Usually very good service but service was slow considering how empty the restaurant was on a Wednesday night.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We live close by and were excited when it openened. Was very good at first, good food and great service....next time, when bringing friends, of course, not so good food and not good service. Couple months later, better, then worse. Wouldnt go back if not for the location and a nice outdoor deck. We went with friends to see entertainment/... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Beautiful lake view from most seats and outdoor area available weather permitting. Menu is limited but covers all the bases. I've never had a bad meal here.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was there with my husband for lunch on 2/7 after not visiting for a couple years. Both entrees came warm at best and the tenderloin was chewy. Service was okay, but we don't plan on going back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37238 Valley Rd, Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4745
  • 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?