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The Braising Pan

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American, German, Bistro
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1100 North Main Street, West Bend, WI 53090
2623349668
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Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Traditional Wisconsin

I'm learning fast that Wisconsin is all about hearty food inspired by the German or eastern Euro heritage. This place in small town America is just that: Comfort food that is well done. Menu is unashamed to list a "heart attack" burger and belly busters for breakfast. I had a Reuben on... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Paul M
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I'm learning fast that Wisconsin is all about hearty food inspired by the German or eastern Euro heritage. This place in small town America is just that: Comfort food that is well done. Menu is unashamed to list a "heart attack" burger and belly busters for breakfast. I had a Reuben on pumpernickel. It was fine!

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We just finished dining with another couple and the food was awesome. We started out with the German appetizer plate. The serving was more than enough for four people. The main entrees were equally great and more than we could eat. Service was excellent. We will definitely dine here again.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My husband and I go here for brunch on the weekends. They make amazing bloody marys loaded with tons of food! One of the best bloodies I had! There breakfast is amazing as well!

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Slinger, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Don't be fooled by the modest exterior. This place serves good food in massive portions at a fair price. The fried brie is a great appetizer, enough for 4. The jager schnitzel was excellent. No room for dessert. Try the Ginger Baden mixed drink for a treat.

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Kingsford
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93 reviews 93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

A bit of German emphasis on the menu but is large enough to encompass something for every taste. We were there for lunch and ate lightly but the sandwiches,soups and salads were delicious.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

I've been here several times and never have had a bad meal. There fish fry is excellent make sure to ask for the warm German potato salad with it. Their fried mushrooms for an appetizer or are fantastic. Try some other specialty German food much better than Maders

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It was a throwback to eating in my grandparents kitchen. Wiener Schnitzel to die for, spaetzel and the best Reuben sandwich in West Bend

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Mequon, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I stopped in on Saturday. She had the liver and I had the braised beef roll. Our sides were the potato salad, spatzle, and cabbage. Everything was superb. Water glass never got half empty. Several staff stopped by to check in. Prices were extrsordinary. Nearly everything on the menu was under $20. We will return and look... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Friendly service of authentic german dishes in generous portions. The cafe motif doesn't prepare one for the "fancy restaurant" quAlity dinner one receives at affordable prices. Entertainment coupon makes it a nearly unbelievable deal.

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Hectic weekend found us hungry in the early afternoon in West Bend. Stopped in for lunch. I had been wanting to come for dinner some time but it hadn't worked out yet. I had a sauerbraten sandwich and a side of German potato salad and a Wartstein Pilsner and it was the perfect taste of Germany. The sauerbraten was flavorful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 North Main Street, West Bend, WI 53090
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  West Bend
  • Phone Number: 2623349668

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 27
  • Cuisine: American, German, Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?