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All 69 Oconomowoc Restaurants

Burke's Lakeside

37238 Valley Rd, Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4745
+1 262-567-5242
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Ranked #20 of 69 Restaurants in Oconomowoc
Price range: $9 - $24
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Irish, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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!"
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Waterford, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Returning from Madison, WI we found this beautiful gem. Located on a lake front, with a large screened porch and lots of light inside the restaurant. They have unusual beers on tap and a chef who is great with daily specials.

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Ixonia, WI
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been to Burkes a number of times and are never disappointed. Food is always fresh, place has that lakeside country club feeling and they play awesome music for dinner. (James Brown was playing over the system and my husband loved it!) Food and drinks are pricey here, so be forewarned and while you can go in jeans, t-shirt... More

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband and I used to dine at Burke's quite often. Unfortunately it will be awhile until we go back there. We took my parents and a friend to Burke's after a funeral that we attended. It was a Wednesday night and we were seated at a booth in the dining room. 2 people at our table ordered Diet Pepsi,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Beautiful secluded silver Lake is the perfect setting for an outdoor dining experience. Service was prompt and curtious. The special was duck in cherry sauce and it was excellent. Other's in my party raved about the ribs. The prices were abit high, but there were absolutely no complaints.The wine list provided a good variety of quality wines. Dining inside is... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The view had originally sold me on this place but then I had the salmon Burger off their lunch menu and I was officially in love. A little pricey but the quality is worth it.

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Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Outstanding view of Silver Lake. We ate lunch on the large deck and found the service as well as the food to be very good. This is the second time in the last 2 months we have been here and have enjoyed ourself on both occasions. We will be back.

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Wind Lake, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

First, I must say that the restaurant itself is beautiful and the staff was very friendly. We made reservations for 12 people and were seated promptly when we had all arrived. The restaurant was only about half full and did not seem very busy. The menu was nice but limited. Most everyone at our table thought the food was average,... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I think I have found a new favorite! Tried Burke's because of a Groupon and will definitely be back. It's right by the boat launch of Silver Lake in Oconomowoc. The atmosphere is very nice. For what's described as a "supper club" I would say they have far surpassed. We were in for lunch around 1pm on a Sunday and... More

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Delafield, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We've been to Burkes several times and enjoyed their food. Most of these visits were for lunch where they have extensive menu and many great options. This time we made the mistake of going for dinner and ordering STEAK. DON'T DO IT !! Meat cut so thin it's virtually impossible to have it medium rare. To top it off the... More

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have been to Burke's many times, and each time I like to choose a different dish because nothing disappoints. My favorites are the jerk chicken, the quesadillas (some of the best I have ever had!), the lobster mac and cheese, the margherita flatbread, and the fish fry. I wish the salads offered healthier greens (less iceberg-type lettuce), but other... More

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