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Minocqua Brewing Co.

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238 Lakeshore Dr, Minocqua, WI 54548-9392
+1 715-356-2600
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Aurora, Colorado
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308 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I ate here for the first time and enjoyed it. The restaurant is right off the main road as you enter Minocqua and has a good sized parking lot. There is a bar with tables upstairs and a downstairs dining area, with a patio off each floor. We were seated right away on the end of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of great options that aren't just the typical bar food. They have a good mix of more gourmet options as well as more traditional Northwoods fare. They even have a few great vegetarian options. We have been there multiple times and have never had a bad meal or bad time.

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Winnetka, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took our family of six for casual dinner. Had to wait 30 minutes so kids went outside to play (youngest is seven) while Mom and Dad had a very nice drink at the bar (great bartender was chatty and friendly and poured a great Gin & Tonic). Once seated we had prompt service. I ordered a pulled beef sandwich with... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had gotten recommendations for this restaurant because I was told I could make individual selections for 'clean' eating. This establishment definitely focuses more on the 'drinking' aspect, than the eating. We went in as a family, and the first thing greeting us was a 'sign' telling us we had to go downstairs to be served as we had children... More 

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Douglas E, Public Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this review

Dear guest. Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and brewery. We appreciate your comments and take each of them into consideration in our response. I believe it would be only right for us to correct a few points in your comments. We are a northern Wisconsin restaurant and brewery. We are committed to excellence in each... More 

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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked into town with our dog and thought we would get take out and sit in the park next door for lunch. I guess they do not need business in summer.....be careful for what you wish for

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Thank Sharon C
Douglas E, Public Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this review

Good Morning Sharon ... Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant and brewery. We apologize for not meeting your expectations. We understand your situation as we get a large number of requests in the summer for carry out orders. Trust me, we take every comment and suggestion to heart, and it is not that we "do not need... More 

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at the Minocqua Brewing Company twice on vacation-once with 3 people and the second with 4 people. We had to wait about 45 minutes on our first visit. We sat upstairs and outside on the deck with a drink before we were called to be seated. Our waitress was very pleasant. She took our order and our food... More 

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Douglas E, Public Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this review

Thank you for your time in reviewing our restaurant and brewery. We are happy you joined us and look forward to meeting your expectations again in the future. We take pride in our great staff, thanks for noting. Stay Thirsty! Sincerely, Douglas Etten Marketing Minocqua Brewing Co. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pro. Beautiful location overlooking the lake. The food. Mediocre. Overpriced for what it is. Ordered a kale salad, it had grilled chicken that was stale. Beef and brie sandwich was not bad. The beers we're meh. Oh, did I mention we waited over 45 minutes for this? On a random Wednsday night. Overrated.

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Douglas E, Public Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this review

Hey Sonia ... Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant and brewery. We apologize for not meeting your expectations, and hope we can have an attempt to change your opinion in the future. We understand in the summer there are no such "random Wednesday's" Weekly, it's one of our busiest days of the week with camps bringing counselors... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great north woods place to get away and have a true old fashion. Their sandwiches are good as well.

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Thank THSMTHS
Douglas E, Public Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant and brewery. WE LOVE OLD FASHIONED'S ... No finer bar tool than a muddler! Thanks again for the visit. Sincerely, Douglas Etten Marketing Minocqua Brewing Co. More 

Evanston, Illinois
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband summarized our experience well: "They need the tourists, but they don't want the tourists". But your choices are limited in a small tourist town. The staff was friendly, like the first time we visited. They seemed a little overwhelmed on a Friday night which is strange since they've been doing this a long time. We were polite, but... More 

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Douglas E, Public Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant and brewery. We are glad to hear the service was friendly, but are sorry we didn't exude that in every fashion. We take pride in the fact we make so many of our veggie-friendly dishes from scratch, fresh each day. Our Portabella Mushroom as well as our Wild-Rice Veggie Burgers continue... More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived fairly early for dinner with 5 people. They hesitated on seating us anywhere other than a high top table in the bar area even though groups of 5 or more that came after us were being seated in the upper dining area. The table was smaller so it became crowded with 5 dinners and drinks. Our server was... More 

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Douglas E, Public Relations Manager at Minocqua Brewing Co., responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and brewery. We know at times the seating configurations can be a puzzle, but we thank each of our guests for sometimes being compromised into a tight position for sake of others. Hosts have one of the toughest jobs in the food industry, especially when trying to keep all guests... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Lakeshore Dr, Minocqua, WI 54548-9392
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: +1 715-356-2600
Description
We are a Wisconsin microbrewery and restaurant located in downtown Minocqua. We offer a variety of different ales, trending from light and easy-drinking, smooth amber styles and the rotating darks. Always 6-8 different craft beers on tap at all times. We are not a fine dining restaurant, but offer up our own twist on American classics and evening entrees after 4:30 p.M. Live Music every Friday and Saturday in our upstairs lounge. If you are coming onto the island from the north, we are on east side of Hwy. 51 South, next to Torpy Park. We do have on site parking, while also being close in proximity to downtown parking lots. From the lake, we are in what is known as "Save More Bay." Our docks are capable of handling four-to-six watercraft depending on size.

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