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Cotton Exchange

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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345 Hickory Hollow Rd, Waterford, WI 53185-2894
+1 262-534-9291
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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192 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The waitress was the best part of the meal. My husband's salmon was cold, my daughter french fries were tasteless and she wasn't thrilled with the fish fry. Our cheesy hash browns were like eating cardboard. They were tasteless and we're more like mashed potatoes. My stuffed tilapia tasted good but that too was not hot. I WILL NOT return.

Thank 196LindaC
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watch out for the coleslaw. Two times the coleslaw was spoiled. The first time I called and complained and no apology was given or any type of compensation. I went thru again on Jan 6,2017 and again when I brought home the coleslaw it was spoiled. I don't think calling and complaining will do any good. Don' know if I... More 

Thank luvhorsesbez
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my most favorite local restaurants. The food is fantastic, drinks always very good, service great. I prefer the ambiance in the lounge compared to the restaurant.

Thank Renee D
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious. The servers were very friendly and fun. They focused on making sure you were happy. Great place overall!

Thank Katy J
Waterford, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We live within 2 miles of the restaurant, and have tried it once or twice a year for the last 15 years. Never expect too much, but, figured how can you screw up a fish fry in Wisconsin? Well......Fish portions were small and tasted like "Miss Paul's". the potato pancakes were tasteless and the slaw tasted like sweaty feet. I... More 

Thank riverboat_capt
Union Grove, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Good food not great. We eat here several times year the last was a catered lunch. Everything was well prepared and presented. They have a very good Friday fish fry. Known for stakes and chops which are very good as well but not the best I have ever had however they are priced much less then any I would rate... More 

Thank Steve J
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

We went to this place for my mom's birthday off of a recommendation. We went on a Friday night and the place was dead. I will say they have a nice bar area with tables and a fireplace and I wish we would have eaten there instead. The restaurant area itself had a very cold feeling, very informal and casual.... More 

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Waterford, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

I feel that the Exchange has lost it's appeal for me. The last visits have not been as pleasant as those in the past. I felt rushed through my meal and the food has not been as creative/satisfying.

Thank 43years
Vienna, Virginia
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Our family returned to the Cotton Exchange following our granddaughter's dance recitals. We were here a year ago following the same event. In addition, we were celebrating the 6th birthday of one of my granddaughters. The Cotton Exchange graciously kept a birthday cake refrigerated while we were at the dance recital. We returned 2 1/2 hours later and were seated... More 

Thank 121RJW
Thornton, Colorado, United States
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

We have had weddings, Anniversarys and family events, this place is awesome. The food is top shelf and is well prepared and good portions.

Thank Peter P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 Hickory Hollow Rd, Waterford, WI 53185-2894
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +1 262-534-9291

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