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Cotton Exchange

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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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Waterford, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
8 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 15 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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64 reviews
35 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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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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461 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Came in at 11:15 Sunday hoping to order off the menu. Didn't know that on Sunday's they only do brunch buffet from 10-2. There is a variety of choices and everything was tasty. They kept the buffet filled. They charged one of our kids adult price accidentally. Would like to go back and try the lunch or dinner menu choices... More 

Thank Amanda M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

My husband and I use to eat here for each of our birthdays and other special occasions. The last time we ate here we were disappointed in the service and portion sizes. When we use to go here you got soup n salad n your portion sizes were bigger. Now U get either soup or sald n they raised their... More 

Thank Sneeker01
Greendale, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

We have been here numerous times over the years; most recently to meet family for a fish fry on a Friday night. In addition to brunch and dinner, we've also been to a number of banquets. Therein lies the problem...it can be very difficult to find a parking spot. They are willing to give large parties separate checks, which is... More 

Thank Anna Marie L
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015

Went here on a Saturday night in December, had reservations for around 20 people--table was ready, they were able to give us separate checks, which I thought was nice. Service was good, no screw ups, given that many people I was surprised. The place was full. Prices were in the high teens to high twenties, depending on what you ordered,... More 

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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
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, 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?