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37238 Valley Rd, Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4745
+1 262-567-5242
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Ranked #21 of 72 Restaurants in Oconomowoc
Price range: $9 - $24
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
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have been to this restaurant on several occasions and find that while the lunches are very good, the dinner's are just average. The lunches have a great selection of home made soups, salads, and sandwiches, including the usual burgers and blts, but also things like crab cakes. We have always been disappointed at dinner, however. Last evening was no... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We went back here for a New Years dinner even after we have had many poor experiences and one good one here. We had a $10 gift card that they put on our windshield and others when we were eating at another restaurant. So we thought we would try it again. Long story short. 2 poor martinis very poor service... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a great place to meet for business, gathering with friends, special occasion, or any other time when you need the meal to be good, the service to be right, and the atmosphere to accompany your occasion. Consistently a great place to dine.

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Toledo, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Was hungry and wasn't sure what I wanted. The waitress at the bar was absolutely great she makes a great pumpkin spice martini. She was very patient as I worked through the selections in the menu. Once I received the food it was very tasty just a really enjoyable evening.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

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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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