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Timmer's On Big CEDAR Lake

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5151 Timmers Bay Rd, West Bend, WI 53095-9230
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been a favorite for years; we come often with friends. Today was perfect weather, reservations well in advance and seated on the patio. We were celebrating an anniversary with our in-laws (and embarrassingly so, this was their 1st time visiting Timmer's, per our recommendation), and dinner out sans children. Although I wasn't thrilled with not getting drinks... More 

Thank love2travel506
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife spotted this on TripAdvisor and we decided to check it out. We did a visit prior to making our reservation and immediately liked the spot. Friendly staff and my wife commented on how professional the young hostess was. We made our reservation and arrived a few minutes early (no problem). Seated in the bar area at our request... More 

Thank rickb527
West Bend, Wisconsin
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171 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

I took my wife out for a nice brunch and all I can say is "WOW". We were seated promptly at a nice table in the main dining room and offered drinks. She had a mimosa and I had a mint julep, and they still had lots of fresh mint on hand from the Kentucky Derby being held the previous... More 

Thank aatbender
McHenry, Illinois
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The worse part of our experience was finding the entrance in the pouring rain. Once we got around to the lake side and got in we were greeted and seated right away. Felt like up north only nicer. We tried the walleye, ribs and chicken. All were awesome. Would like to return in nicer weather.

Thank drrot
Hartford, Wisconsin
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

The atmosphere was awesome. Beautiful restaurant with views of the lake. The service was not very good. Not a lot of people while we were there but still took forever to get drinks or our food. Everyone in my party ordered steaks and they all tasted rotten. They were all aged so never getting them again. Very pricey. Never coming... More 

Thank BSParanormal1
West Bend, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Menu is excellent with outstanding seafood selections. Atmosphere and View is sensational with an excellent outdoor dining venue that can't be beat. Excellant Friday Fish Fry, and their sautéed Walleye can't be matched.

Thank DougRak
West Bend, WI
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had a nice dinner in the main room with the fireplace going. Very good food every time weve been there and good desserts. When the weather is nice great place to sit on the patio or wander to the lake

Thank Tammy67WestBend_WI
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to Timmers to celebrate Valentine's Day on Saturday Night 2/13. We had a reservation for 7 pm and waited in the bar for 40 minutes. Then we were taken to our table. The dining room is very rustic and has a comfy feel to it. They had a special menu only, no regular menu. We... More 

Thank Brenda E
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

It was my husband and my first time there. We were meeting my mother, aunt and uncle (who are West Bend residents). Food was excellent with a good variety from homemade ravioli, lamb, shrimp risotto and steaks. Everything was cooked perfectly. Service and bar tending were superb! It was well worth the 40 min drive from Milwaukee.

Thank kimberlyh51
West Bend, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Timmers is my favorite place to dine. There is a beautiful patio for dining in the summer and you can see Big Cedar Lake from the patio. The food is delicious. There specials are constantly changing and there is a good variety of sea food. They have a nice variety of wines as well. I've tried about 10 from their... More 

Thank 33Kathleen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5151 Timmers Bay Rd, West Bend, WI 53095-9230
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  West Bend
  • Phone Number: 262-338-7710
Come and visit this beautiful historic landmark! Built in 1880 Timmer's Resort was totally remodeled in 2008 to restore the original charm of this lakeside dining and cabin resort. Our beautiful lodge has fire places in each dining room as well as beautiful views of Big Cedar Lake and its surrounding pines and native foliage. Our classic menu offers homemade goodness. Salads, Sandwiches, Seafood, Aged Steaks, Ribs along with our signature dishes Chicken Wellington & Citrus Crusted Salmon! You will discover our homemade desserts are sure to please. Our wine list is strong with California and US wines that will please any wine aficionado. Summer months you will want to enjoy our outdoor dining patio..It's everyone's favorite! Let us share our love of true Wisconsin hospitality with you. Timmer’s offers live music on the weekends for your entertainment. We welcome you to enjoy and discover Timmer’s!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?