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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 69 Restaurants in Oconomowoc
Price range: $9 - $24
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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Delafield, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Dousman
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have been there twice. Food is too expensive and menu is small. Drinks are also expensive. The only thing good about the place is the bartenders. Was also too dark in this place during the day!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are looking for places to go enjoy dinner in the area, we got a groupon to Burkes Lakeside and went to check it out. We had a cocktail at the bar first and enjoyed conversation with a bartender who gave us a little history on the restraunt. The menu has many choices of casual dining with... More

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