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Burke's Lakeside

37238 Valley Rd, Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4745
+1 262-567-5242
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Ranked #22 of 71 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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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went to a wonderful wine dinner at Burkes! The dinner was in their banquet room with round tables set up for the reserved seating. The wines were paired with Italian dishes inspired by the Valenti family and originated in Italy. All of the five courses were delicious and the wines that Carl, the wine guy, paired with them worked... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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146 reviews 146 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Neat location right across the street form the lake. The place was not busy and the the staff were very attentive. The service was very good and the food awesome. I look forward to my next visit. The prices were very reasonable too!

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We found the food and the service very poor and the prices very high. We went with friends and the opinion was the same with the entire group. We will find other places in the future.

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The service and food have declined severely the last year or so,my wife and I used to love going there for our date night,but not anymore

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Elgin, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were camping at the Kettle Moraine State Park and was looking for a place to have dinner in Oconomowoc. We looked on Tripadvisor and although it wasn't on the top of the list we thought we'd give it a try. I had the salmon, it was de-lish!! My husband had the meatloaf, and it was very different and very... More

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Matt R, General Manager at Burke's Lakeside, responded to this review

So glad you gave us a try and enjoyed yourself! We hope to see you back again real soon! Be sure to ask for me so I can meet you in person! More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We held our rehearsal dinner for 22 people at Burke's on Friday 9/12 after having stopped in for lunch earlier in the year to check the place out. Working with Matt at Burke's was great! He was prompt with answers, very flexible, and worked with me to build our own limited menu. And it didn't end there. From the second... More

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Matt R, General Manager at Burke's Lakeside, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to be a part of your special day, and we're so glad you enjoyed yourself. Thank you so much for the kind words, we look forward to serving you again real soon! More

Waterford, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 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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Matt R, General Manager at Burke's Lakeside, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments! We love working with our Daily Supper Club Specials and we have a management team and bartenders who are absolutely passionate about craft beers, which are ever rotating on tap! See you again next time you're in the area! More

Ixonia, WI
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Matt R, General Manager at Burke's Lakeside, responded to this review

Thank you so much for frequenting and enjoying your experiences here- and also for spreading the good word about Burke's Lakeside! We appreciate it more than we can convey! Look forward to serving you again soon! More

Delafield, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 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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Additional Information about Burke's Lakeside

Address: 37238 Valley Rd, Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4745
Phone Number: +1 262-567-5242
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Oconomowoc
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 24
Cuisine: American, Irish, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary

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