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Black Bear Bar

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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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11045 Wisconsin 70, Minocqua, WI 54548
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My brother and I stopped in 3 times during our short trip. Once for dinner and twice for breakfast. The food was delicious and service outstanding. Very friendly people, definitely a must stop if you are in the area.

Thank LadyD68
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here before and will again. If looking for a good sandwich you can not go wrong and the location is not bad as well.

Thank Tom I
Aurora, Colorado
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176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here for the first time as we were in a B&B very close by and it was convenient after a long day. I love log cabin decors but it was quite dark inside from my perspective. We were seated right away and the service was excellent. I wanted a draft beer but there was some... More 

Thank MT1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food just OK but great menu, waitstaff was not friendly or good, but other guests seems to have better waitresses, physically the place is pretty cool and very large, easily accommodate huge parties, ample parking but be careful after dark not to back up too far into the ditch in one small part of the parking, sandwiches, burgers, dinners pizza,... More 

Thank Leo B
Minonk, Illinois
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been past this bar many times but didn't realize they served food. I asked a family member who lives in the area if he could recommend a place for pizza and Black Bear was the place he recommended. From the exterior it appears small but is larger on the inside than expected plus has outdoor dining available in... More 

Thank Marcia628
Madison, Wisconsin
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345 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped in here for a dinner with two other couples. The waitress was fantastic. We had some questions on the menu items and she was very familiar with every menu item. She was also very pleasant and most efficient. I had the beef sandwich and it was very good. Everyone was pleased with their choices. This is definately a... More 

Thank Marie R
minocqua, wi
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is a great little bar right on a stream with great food and good servers. When it is too busy to eat in the restaurant, take out is a great option!

Thank Anne A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Started out shaky, bartender ignored us and continued to shake dice. Sign said see bartender for seating. Luckily caught wait staff, directed us to booth right away. Service was fast, appetizers came quickly. Food was hot and food presentation was good. Bake cod was excellent. Add your own sauce to wings.

Thank Greg K
Waunakee, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We wished we would of found this place earlier. In talking with the locals, most come for the pizza, burgers and the fish fry. We enjoyed a nice dinner as well as were able to catch a band playing. It made for a fun night. They have an extensive menu....you can find most dining options on their menu. If you... More 

Thank H2OBoy21
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We just popped in for a couple of drinks and found the place to be swarming with activity. People eating, talking, laughing and generally just having a good time. We sat at the bar and had a couple of dinks - fast friendly service. Even their customers were friendly - everyone along the bar was making conversation with each other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11045 Wisconsin 70, Minocqua, WI 54548
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: 715-358-2116

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