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Reviewed June 21, 2022

While it was a quick trip we did not have a good experience here. I am GF so i ordered a salad w/o croutons and a baked potato and the salad came out with croutons and the baked potato was so cold it would not...melt the butter.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2021

From the time you get there, the sewer/sulphur smell is EVERYWHERE! That said, the crispy chicken was very good. Service was terrible and the smell overwhelmed eveything else. Go to the General Store instead

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2020

Good food- got walleye bites and pizza- nice wading pool area to cool off with waterfall in it. Music at night as well - rent golf carts here

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 17, 2020

We stayed at a condo on Middle Bass Island and went to Walleye's for a late lunch on our last day. We were told to seat ourselves, so we did. We opted to eat inside where a few other tables were being waited on. We...sat at our table for about 40 minutes, while be passed by servers and other employees, and ignored. The one employee who finally approached us said they would wait on us, but they had three other tables somewhere else. So, we waited before finally going up to the bar. We asked if we should put our order in at the bar and the bartender said yes, he'd take our order. He'd already seen us sitting at the table, but chose to ignore us. We got our drinks from the bartender and placed our order. About 30 minutes later, we still didn't have our food, so we went to a woman who was now at the bar and asked about our order. She asked the bartender and he admitted that he didn't put in our order. We continued to wait for another 20 minutes, and they brought us out a basket of walleye bites that we didn't order and didn't want. After another 20 minutes, we decided that they really weren't interested in our business, so we left. I get the feeling that we came at an inconvenient time and they simply didn't want us there. Lastly, the employees were not all wearing masks according to the state mandate.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 18, 2020 via mobile

Good food, drinks and service. Nice outdoor wading pool with a waterfall for all to use. Live music was great.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 6, 2020

Yet another establishment that dislikes families with kids. One waitress actually rolled her eyes and huffed when we walked in. Well, they showed us. We waited for over 20 minutes to be acknowledged at our tables, and didn't even get an "I'll be right with...you." Not sure if it had to do with the mixed races in our group amongst our children and their friends, or it was the fact that we had kids with us, but everyone else (including those with kids) had a waitress. Definitely wouldn't walk foot in this place ever again.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

J F Waleye's Is a fine place and a "Must Stop" for eating and entertainment. The atmosphere is beautiful and the screened in area in the back offer a great resting place while you can enjoy a drink, .and food. There cheese sticks are a...meal in themselves. No one can eat two orders. J F Walleye's is conviently located. T.here service is outstanding.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

Yep, island bar food. All you can stomach cod and fries on Friday night for $11. The shrimp basket was very good. The perch sandwich was also good. Our waitress was friendly and kept the kids sodas full. Even the bar tender greeted us as...we walked through the bar area. You can get ice cream cones up front. There might be golf cart and bike rental on the property too. You can play corn hole and Jenga (wood block tower). The wading pool with walk under waterfall is pretty cool for an island bar to have. There's live music inside some evenings. Location is a short walk from the ferry, and accross the street from the state park. I'd like to come back on a Tuesday night for pizza and a half bottle of wine for $6.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

Very disappointed this place wasn't open during posted open hours. Tried a few times but never found it open.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Zertbo, Owner at JF Walleye's, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Sorry you showed up when we were closed. Our hours are properly posted on our website and our facebook page. If you found hours elsewhere, we cant be responsible for them. Surely a 2 star review is quite funny, just for not being open! SMH

Reviewed August 12, 2018

The Staff was great:)) Our server was great:)) The atmosphere was great:)) My wife and I wanted a day trip of bike riding, and nice places to eat. Middle Bass Island provided a nice place to ride our bikes, although there wasn't a whole lot...of places to ride. When it came to a place to eat we found out that there were only two restaurants on the Island. Luckily JF Walleye's was everything that Maria and I were looking for. The atmosphere was very fun. They had a long bar, and eating area. They also had a screened in area in the back where they served drinks. behind the screened in bar they had a beautiful landscaped patio with a water fall and wading pool. JF Walleye's was very relaxing. Maria and I ordered Walleye bites as an appetizer, and they were delicious. The frozen strawberry daiquiri that I had was delicious as well. If your traveling to Middle Bass Island you have got to visit JF Walleye's.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food Yummy black and blue burger and seafood salad in a bread bowl. Drinks were good, service was great

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Didn't eat there,but the staff was great,and the wading pool out back was a very relaxing. Had a nice gift shop also.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Was on MBI for the weekend. Stopped at our favorite hang out. As always, excellent service, and awesome staff. Our bartender Holly does a great job keeping our drinks flowing!! The owners are also great. Thanks Chris and Lori Ann for all you offer. Can't...wait to come back. See ya soon!!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

This place is so poorly run it is sad. While we spent quite a bit of money there for the past two days we were treated horribly! The staff amongst themselves were talking about how everyone had to “watch out” for our group of friends...right in front of one of us. The bartender would not allow my husband to open a tab. She also refused to serve my friend a virgin mudslide because “management” said no even though all of the ingredients were clearly available. I should also mention that this friend is pregnant, them knowing that still refused to serve her because she was with our group of friends. We have had so many fun times at walleyes in the past but this year was unacceptable. If you’ve ever watched kitchen nightmare this is the type of experience we had. This place needs Gordon Ramsey. To the staff I’m sorry that you work for such horrendous management.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

very good , service was good. this place has upped it's game. Very fresh salad bar yummy perch. all of us were happy with what we ordered

Date of visit: May 2018
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JF Walleye's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5