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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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Madison, Wisconsin
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343 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

Thank Lexipup12
Madison, WI
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

As is tradition in the northwoods, a Friday fish fry was in order. The Black Bear doesn't disappoint. There was a choice of fried cod or broiled, 1 piece of 2 pieces. I had the broiled and it was excellent. The fish was a very generous portion. The staff of the Black Bear was excellent as well. Definitely a new... More 

Thank Darren K
Minocqua, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The food is so-so. It takes FOREVER to get your food no matter if breakfast, lunch or dinner, busy or quiet. Last Fall we were there and the bar tender was totally over-serving a drunk who decided to stumble right outside in front of the big glass windows and urinate in front of everyone; it was disgusting and was he... More 

Thank K5480JRbarbarac
Minocqua, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We visited with our family of four. The kids ordered grilled cheese and it was served burnt. I ordered chicken parmesan and the noodles were rubbery. My husband's burger was ok, but a little on the charred side. The place was not busy and our waitress took a very long time to serve us. We were never told the specials,... More 

Thank Amber J
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95 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We stopped around 10ish on a Saturday morning. There were a few customers besides us. We sat ourselves and were promptly waited on by a super friendly and efficient waitress. The bloody mary was a nice size and good for 5 bucks (could have used a few more garnishes and a tad more vodka). My mom had the French toast... More 

Thank sassy63
Francis Creek
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The ribs are fabulous!!! We were here years ago and they were wonderful then. The place closed for awhile and reopened which we did not know when going North so we asked and they were open and the ribs were fabulous and so was the service. Great place! Hope you have a chance to try it out. Was so warm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?