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10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa, WI 53226 (Watertown Plank)
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great add-on soup & salad bar

If you stay here, get the market bar. Lots of good items that are fresh. Can't go wrong. They used to accept rest.com coupons but they just stopped. They have a good fish fry too. Check it out, not your average hotel food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Nancy C
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Business meetings
  • Large groups
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English first
Wauwatosa, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed a Friday Fish Fry here. We're usually not fans of fried fish (or fried food in general), but we were given a choice of either fried or baked cod or even a combination of both. We did try both, which were excellent! The restaurant also offered walleye, which we did not try, but hope to on... More 

Thank Marion S
Serpentine, Australia
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We ate breakfast there almost every morning. I would recommend the French Toast. Jewels was our waitress and i can not say enough on how well she serviced and treated us. We had other meals there as well and all were excellent.

Thank Greg T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great food and excellent staff which was much needed after a full day of tests and procedures at Froedtert.

Thank LuvEMTin P
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Four of us arrived at restaurant and it wasn't very busy. Had reservations and still had to wait. Innovation offered a beer- batter cod as their Friday Fish Fry (all you care to eat) with salad bar. Salad has two types of lettuce, cucumbers, black olives, fresh red onions, cheese and bacon. Sides were warm hush puppies, warm corn bread... More 

Thank mints2013
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The food was beyond bad. I ordered the burger and it was cold and so was the bready bun. I would rather have Burger King. Save your money.

Thank Aaron J
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I had to travel to this area on business almost every week for the past two years. The food here was uniformly excellent. My favorites were the variations on steak or grilled salmon served on salad. The best part was the service by all the staff with a special nod to Mary and Frankie who always served dinner with a... More 

Thank Bos2traveler
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

If you stay here, get the market bar. Lots of good items that are fresh. Can't go wrong. They used to accept rest.com coupons but they just stopped. They have a good fish fry too. Check it out, not your average hotel food.

Thank Nancy C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Local restaurant for where we work. Excellent Friday Buffet (fried cod or baked cod) with salad bar for $12. Or you can just get salad bar for $7.95. Includes dessert bars. Its simple and you also get clam chowder soup with the price. Excellent food and very filling. This is also offered at dinner time, salad bar.

Thank Maggie R
United States
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155 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Excellent service - room service was always prompt and accurate and tasty hot. Breakfast buffet or menu service - super nice ladies who seem to be working because they enjoy their job. For room service, I landed on the calamari with Thai dipping sauce and stuck with it several nights because it was SO good. Accompanied it by a mixed... More 

Thank Filipendulous
London, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We stayed at the hotel and really enjoyed the Breakfast Bar as it was full of choices and everything was delicious. Lots of healthy choices as well. The one dinner we had there was really good - a popular spot for their all you can eat fish fry. We didn't have a reservation and the place was packed, but we... More 

Thank Toni P

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
    (Watertown Plank)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wauwatosa
  • Phone Number: 414-259-0793

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Large groups


Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?