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Jail House Restaurant

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897 Pleasant Valley Rd, West Bend, WI 53095
262-675-9302
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
a little out of the way, but worth the trip

Business dinner. Lobster special was quite good as was the tenderloin. Was supposed to have actually been a jailhouse at one time. Definitely old architecture and interesting. Service was good despite sitting upstairs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Business dinner. Lobster special was quite good as was the tenderloin. Was supposed to have actually been a jailhouse at one time. Definitely old architecture and interesting. Service was good despite sitting upstairs.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We arrived just after opening on a Thursday night and were immediately seated. We had prime rib, ribs and shrimp and the salmon. We had duck soup as the appetizer. All was very good? Only complaint was we ordered steak fries and each plate only had a very small amount.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

First time here. Nice rustic decor. More seating than I expected. Sat upstairs and I will say it got a little warm. I think that was unusual as the server noticed it as well. Prices were above average but so was the food. Service was really good. Attentive and friendly without being intrusive. We will try it again.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The experience was fantastic. We went on a Saturday night and ordered a sampler that was very tasty and offered many selections. I had prime rib and it was excellent, I ordered the smallest portion and think they gave way more than the 8-10oz they said it would be. The place was quite busy at 6 pm when we were... More 

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buzdum-jailhouse, Owner at Jail House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive and encouraging post on Trip Advisor! We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at The Jail House Restaurant. We look forward to serving you and your guests in the future. As always, I will let the staff know you were pleased with your night out! More 

Mequon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A nice geographical escape in semi-rural Milwaukee area. Cool exterior and interior architecture. Upscale steak and ale place. Friendly staff, good basic American classic offerings. Relaxing atmosphere; nice getaway.

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buzdum-jailhouse, Owner at Jail House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your positive post on Trip Advisor! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at The Jail House Restaurant. We look forward to serving you and your guests in the future! More 

West Bend, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

You really can't go wrong with the steaks, fish or seafood at the Jail House Restaurant. The prime rib is always done perfectly. They also have a nice variety of fish available on Fridays. The mushrooms are marinated and have a unique tasty flavor. The duck soup is also excellent and worth a visit just to try it.

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buzdum-jailhouse, Owner at Jail House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a positive and encouraging review on Trip Advisor! We are happy you enjoyed your experience at The Jail House Restaurant. Our homemade Cream of Duck soup is a popular item at the restaurant and we are glad you were able to enjoy it. We look forward to serving you and your guests in the future. More 

West Bend, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It was Friday and Fish Fry. A bit pricey but all considered would have been worth it...but "experience" is about people. We chose to dine in the bar. Our waitress was in a huge hurry taking our order and rushed away. Salad arrived but it was forever t for our fish and shrimp to arrive. Again, not a problem... it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Cozy little place, bit pricey tho. Waitress seemed to forget I was there but accommodated my bf accordingly lol. She forgot several things for me, maybe she was having a bad night idk. Food was good, I had the lasagna and he had the prime rib. Servings were plentiful, took a to go box home with enough leftover for another... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If I could give this review a 0 thats what it would be. We were there last night again after a bad experience in January we thought we would give them another chance. The same issues presented themselves. It seems as though if you are not a regular you dont get good service. We were seated around 6:30. There were... More 

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buzdum-jailhouse, Owner at Jail House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review you posted on Trip Advisor. It is important for the continued success of the restaurant to hear what our customers have to say about us. I am the owner, who is also the hostess. You sat at the table next to me at the podium and had a bottle of Riesling at the table. I... More 

West Bend, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We go to the Jailhouse twice a year and for good reason,its a special place for us!!! Saturday was a little disappointing as there were 2 good sized parties at the same time so obviously our food came out after theirs and was under the lamp for way too long because the cheese on the potatoes was hard. The steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 897 Pleasant Valley Rd, West Bend, WI 53095
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  West Bend
  • Phone Number: 262-675-9302

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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