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Nestled on the shores of picturesque Lake Onalaska, the Red Pines Bar & Grill is a destination location. A casual restaurant delivering high quality fare, we are known for our cozy, rustic atmosphere, hand-prepared walleye, lake perch, in-house smoked catfish and ribs, half pound burgers and brisket as well as our delicious homemade pizzas, soups, sides, dressings, and sauces.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a special magic to this place. Maybe it's the fact that the owner is on site and works alongside this well-trained staff to host, run food to tables, tend bar and add a smile to the experience. All the basics were covered too -...the beer was cold, the food came out hot, the bathrooms were clean, the menus well balanced with a solid range of crowd pleasers (including walleye cheeks) and perhaps the best cheese curds I've ever had.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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TheRedPines, Owner at Red Pines Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, we so appreciate the 5 stars and kind words - thank you so much! You made our day!

Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

Although we thoroughly enjoy the food at Red Pines Bar and Grill, the last two times we have been there the prices on the menu have not matched what we are charged when our bill is delivered. If that wasn’t bad enough, the menu said...we would have a seven piece meal and we were served four pieces. The price was adjusted down to the five piece appetizer price but we don’t feel like being the menu/price police when we are there to enjoy and relax. Too much hassle. Hire someone to keep up with the menu portions and pricing. I know inflation is tough but we haven’t had this experience anywhere else we frequent and we eat out regularly.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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TheRedPines, Owner at Red Pines Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2022

Sorry, there was confusion with your order and pricing. As I explained to you in person, we were subbed jumbo perch instead of our usual small perch and they were double the size. This happens occasionally these days with our suppliers, often without notice, as...More

Reviewed May 20, 2022

This place was packed when I arrived, which is a good sign! The fish and chips were delicious. It's unusual to find fish pan fried so lightly and delicious. The chips tasted like home made (nice change). Waitress was attentive, yet not smothering. And the...ambiance is great - right on the water! I was pleasantly surprised by all of it and would recommend for you to try.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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TheRedPines, Owner at Red Pines Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2022

Thank you so much for the kind review and 5 stars! So happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed April 23, 2022

We went here for dinner today. Had the blackened walleye and fries. Others had the cheese burger and fries. And the chicken sandwich. All were good

Date of visit: April 2022
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TheRedPines, Owner at Red Pines Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2022

Glad to hear you enjoyed your meals.

Reviewed March 30, 2022 via mobile

Good fish fry. Good service. It doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not. We ate on the enclosed patio with heaters. Very pleasant view

Date of visit: March 2022
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TheRedPines, Owner at Red Pines Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2022

Glad you enjoyed your visit and yes, for Friday Fish Fry to avoid a significant wait either come early or late. We are not a fast-food establishment. We hand-prepare all our meals.

Reviewed November 5, 2021

A bit out of the way but very good and we want to go back. Food was was very tasty and service was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2021
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TheRedPines, Owner at Red Pines Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2021

Glad you found us and that you will be back - thank you so much!!

Reviewed November 2, 2021 via mobile

Beautiful views, sports bar atmosphere, great food, and fabulous service. I can see why this place is ranked 1st out of 38. Our server was very friendly and informative about the menu which has something for everyone. We had the prairie melt burger on rye-yum!...With the location of the TVs, we had a perfect view of the Badger game. The only bad part…..we don’t live close enough to come back every week!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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TheRedPines, Owner at Red Pines Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2021

Well, thanks for stopping in and so glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope we see you when you are in town again. We really appreciate the kind review!

Reviewed November 2, 2021

The walleye cheeks as an appetizer are a must, the perch & walleye dinners were delicious, the service was wonderful, food time to table was super fast!!

Date of visit: September 2021
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TheRedPines, Owner at Red Pines Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2021

Awesome - thank you so much!!

Reviewed October 22, 2021

The excellent reviews brought us here for the first time tonight - an absolute delight! Loved the homey atmosphere, efficient service and the food was wonderful. The pan-fried haddock and perch were tasteful, hot and well prepared. Service was prompt and waitress was very attentive....Will absolutely come back again!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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TheRedPines, Owner at Red Pines Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2021

Thank you so much and so happy you found us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed September 25, 2021

We went here for super last night. Had the blackened walleye and baked potatoes. Others had the steak and fries. All were good. Portion was smaller than normalMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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TheRedPines, Owner at Red Pines Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2021

Kirt - you visit us often with the same 3 star review and wonder how we can get a 5 star. As for the portion size, we have not changed anything and often get comments about how generous we are. If it's a fish -...More

Reviewed August 5, 2021

The first time that we went it was a Friday Night so the wait was pretty long, but we enjoyed drinks on the deck while we waited. The next time was a Wednesday evening and we were seated right away. The food was absolutely delicious....The walleye was done to perfection. The blackened fish un-taco was also delicious. Take the trip.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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TheRedPines, Owner at Red Pines Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2021

Thanks for your patience on our crazy Friday nights. So happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and your time with us. Hope to see you again soon! Thanks for the awesome review!

Reviewed July 23, 2021

We went here for lunch today. Had the blackened walleye sandwich and fries others had the cheese burger and fries. Both were good

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 9, 2021 via mobile

i ordered kids chicken tenders and i’ve been pooping myself for the past day. i think i got food poisoning. will be going back because service was good but will not be getting chicken.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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TheRedPines, Owner at Red Pines Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2021

Glad your service was good and sorry to hear about your issues. However, not sure your sickness had anything to do with us. With our volume, we have fresh food deliveries 3 times a week - nothing has time to go bad especially our chicken....More

Reviewed June 30, 2021

Our party of three had a Saturday lunch here. It was raining, but we were able to sit outside on covered deck. We were told the menu was "online" so I would advise looking into this before going. They do have a few available in...print but "they may not be accurate". We all had something different ( Chicken/Pineapple wrap, Mushroom Swiss Burger and Chicken wrap). All were good. It seemed that most people were locals which tells me this was the place to be!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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TheRedPines, Owner at Red Pines Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2021

To clarify, our printed menus are "accurate" just not complete as our full menu and daily specials are online. Given todays climate, restaurants deal with regular price increases and missing items from distributors all out of our control. The online menu allows us to respond...More

Reviewed May 5, 2021

While traveling in the area, we went to lunch at Red Pines. We really enjoyed the whole experience. We both had salads that were delicious, with fresh ingredients and tasty dressings (raspberry vinaigrette and white balsamic). Our seating location on the covered patio afforded us...a beautiful water view. Our server Alison was super friendly and efficient - just the right amount of attentive. We highly recommend Red Pines to anyone.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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TheRedPines, Owner at Red Pines Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2021

Love this - happy you found us! Will definitely share your comments with Alison. She is a great addition to our team!

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We allow pets outside the covered patio area.
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We have a great wine selection, extensive craft beer list and full bar.
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Hi Robin, We do not have coupons or deals but as Dawn mentioned, we do have daily specials. You can go to our website at redpinesbarandgrill to see the specials for each day or "Like" us on Facebook where we post additional... More
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Red Pines Bar and Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5