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128 W Wisconsin Ave, Oconomowoc, WI 53066-5205
262-567-9691
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Not professional but fun

If you're looking for a dinner place with professional wait staff, this isn't it. They like to have fun and have conversations with their customers. This wasn't a bad thing to me, just something I think is important to know. We went for a Friday fish fry around 7 and the place was empty. A lot of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Heather H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for a dinner place with professional wait staff, this isn't it. They like to have fun and have conversations with their customers. This wasn't a bad thing to me, just something I think is important to know. We went for a Friday fish fry around 7 and the place was empty. A lot of food is included-much... More 

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Thank Heather H
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Spinnaker's in Oconomowoc for Friday night fish fry recently. The restaurant was moderately busy and we were seated quickly. I had the Canadian Walleye Pike Filet, served fried, with the Spinnaker's Spud Potato and Cheese Brat soup. The fish was tasty and a good sized portion, the soup fairly good and the potato somewhat dry, but fine with... More 

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Thank Bruce H
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

3 of us went out for steak and none of them were cooked right. It almost seemed as if the steak was frozen and thawed out improperly by the way it looked on the inside.

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Thank Mike F
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I give this 3 stars only because it's a staple establishment in Oconomowoc and they sit right on the lake. The food is straight from Sysco, nothing creative, nothing new. The atmosphere is dated...very dated. The service is hit-or-miss; depending on the time of day, the crew is non existent or could possible have begun congregating at the bar once... More 

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Thank EagerWander
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Excellent service--excellent food at a fair price. Can't find fault with anything other then the chairs outdoors need to be replaced.

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Thank Michael Z
chicago
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Lovely views of the lake, good pours on the cocktails. Standard fare for most, but vegetarians beware, the chef is not so willing to be creative for you, and there's only one salad on the menu without meat. A little updating on the menu would be great.

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Thank travel5760
Denver, Colorado
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217 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We stopped by for lunch on a hot and humid summer day, but still opted to sit in the back screened patio overlooking the lake for the view. It wasn't crowded, but there were 4 or 5 other tables with patrons on the patio. Our waiter was a young helpful fellow. I had a salad with grilled chicken and hard... More 

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Thank Darlene51
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We have enjoyed having friday night fish fry at Spinnakers over the years. The food quality is good, not great, but a fairly good value for the price. We recently went there again and ran into some additional issues that cause us to re-evaluate our assessment. First, although beyond their control, there is a serious amount of major road work... More 

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Thank Bruce H
East Troy, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Been a chef for over 30 yrs , this is my first review ! We had dinner there Aug 4 th not that busy , ordered the panfried walleye After having a quarter of my soggy ceasar and taking a look at my ( staff member for 18yrs recommended ) burnt walleye and asking my server if they would ask... More 

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Thank J R
Olathe, Kansas
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

As we were doing the walking tour of historic homes, we stopped and visited with a local who gave us this recommendation for dinner. We were very pleased to enjoy a relaxing meal in their screened patio overlooking the lake. My husband enjoys fish and I need a Gluten Free menu and we were not disappointed. We watched the sunset,... More 

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Thank Deb M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 W Wisconsin Ave, Oconomowoc, WI 53066-5205
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Oconomowoc
  • Phone Number: 262-567-9691

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?