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Bismarck's Mainstreet Bar & Grill

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103-105 East Main Street, Watertown, WI 53094
920-261-9391
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 10:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat 8:00 am - 2:30 am
Description: Excellent food all around, known for award winning burgers. Great place...
Excellent food all around, known for award winning burgers. Great place for food, friends, and a place to meet new friends.
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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 4
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Old Historic Bar with good food and service

Stopped in at the Bismarck and loved seeing this great old historic bar. It is a big place and has kept its original decor with the metal tile ceiling, great old back bar and wood tables and booths. We had their specialty, the Prime Rib sandwich and it was big and very good. They have several... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Susan L W
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Delavan, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Delavan, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped in at the Bismarck and loved seeing this great old historic bar. It is a big place and has kept its original decor with the metal tile ceiling, great old back bar and wood tables and booths. We had their specialty, the Prime Rib sandwich and it was big and very good. They have several options to chose from.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This is my husband's favorite Saturday lunch spot! I believe they make the best burgers in all of Watertown! And with a variety like Rodeo burger, chipotle burger, black & blue burger, etc. What I love is that they will accommodate me and put my burger of choice on a bowl of garden salad! Their Main St chips are scrumptious,... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I can say this because I have tasted burgers from almost all (or possibly all) restaurants in Watertown. The have a great variety and are always excellent.

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Bismarcks has a nice selection of burgers, sandwiches, and plate lunches in an "old time tavern" building. There is a good beer variety but almost always something new added to the lineup. The staff and management are cordial and will call you by name about the third time you visit. My wife and I go in regularly, often for a... More 

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A lot of very typical fried bar food but also has good specials and items not found at the average 'bar'. For instance, their prime rib sandwich, which is really tasty, but pretty 'hit and miss' with size. I eat here several times throughout the year and have gotten it from 1/4" thick to 3/4" thick - always tasty though!... More 

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Watertown, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great downtown pub with great service and good food. Pool table, basketball game, back room tables with nice flatscreen TV's. Great place to watch the game.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Nothing special. Food is good, but the service and staff attitude is terrible. We waited over an hour for our simple orders.

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Ixonia, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Absolutely love the food. Unfortunately, every single time we stop there the service is incredibly slow. Most times the bartender is serving drinks and taking care of the tables. We will not stop if we want to be there for anything under an hour. The wait is worth it, don't get me wrong, but better service would go a long... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The family was hungry after a stop to pick up a few items at the outlets in Johnson Creek. One of the major downsides to Johnson Creek's outlets is the lack of non fast-food options nearby. A quick drive (<15 minutes) to Watertown offers a number of solutions, and while the Elias Inn was closed on this particular day (a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

While in Watertown, WI for work I asked the staff at my hotel where I could find a good burger and beer for dinner. I was quickly told that Bismarck's was the place to go. The wait staff was prompt and friendly. I drank a couple local beers with a great tri-pepper burger that featured pepperjack cheese, peppered bacon and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103-105 East Main Street, Watertown, WI 53094
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: 920-261-9391

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Excellent food all around, known for award winning burgers. Great place for food, friends, and a place to meet new friends.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:30 am

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