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“Very good burgers!”
Review of The Waterfront

The Waterfront
Ranked #5 of 61 Restaurants in Menomonie
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Twin Cities, MN
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very good burgers!”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

College area. Stopped by on a Monday night in mid-August. Plenty of seating at the tables - the bar was full. There is outdoor seating overlooking the river. It is a lovely view! We sat inside because a storm was coming through. Not too loud. The cheese curds were great and the beer battered fries were better than the crinkle cut. I had a burger with mushrooms on parmesan bread and it was OUT OF THIS WORLD! My fellow diners also had burgers and everyone enjoyed! Good spot to stop for a good bar meal at a reasonable price!

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Windsor, CO
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best wings in Menomonie.”
Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Last Wednesday my husband & I went to Waterfront for wings. My husband was very happy with the wings, he sad they were the best he has ever had! There were many different flavors to choose from. We tried: garlic Parmesan, teriyaki, original & Cajun. The service was outstanding & the prices were extremely reasonable. This is definitely a college bar & was very load but the wings & beer fries were awesome!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Fish Fry and Good Bar”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

The Waterfront has the best fish fry in Menomonie (the fried is good, but the baked fish is fantastic). Great burgers also. Service is hit or miss...sometimes it's great and other times it's very slow. The bar is small overall, but there is a nice sized patio overlooking the lake that's great when the weather is nice. The drink specials aren't great, and it can get really crowded on weekend nights. Overall, a solid 4 out 5.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank DandJen
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Duluth, Minnesota
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Adequate food, College kid hangout.”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

I have been to the The Waterfront many times. It is a place to go with friends when you want to go out to a bar, that has a level of class to it. It is a bar that I would say is in the middle tier. It is not a grimy place but it is not as posh as say Log Jam or Zanzibar. The food is edible and they do have a variety of beers on tap and they do rotate from time to time.

  • Visited February 2013
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good food, great view”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

First off, the Waterfront bar & grill is a local college / young adult hangout. The place itself is not a family style restaurant & I would not recommend bring young children here for lunch or dinner. There is no privacy from the bar patrons, plus it can get loud at times. The decor is aged, but well aged with it's own unique history. Once you get past the initial “run down” appearance it is truly a hidden gem for the city of Menomonie. The menu selection is adequate for the size of the kitchen and the staff is well trained on the meals. Wings on Wednesday & the Friday fish fry is a must stop if you are in the area on these days. I must warn you, if you plan on a late dinner, it will be loud and crowded. The diamond in the rough for the Waterfront is the outdoor deck that overlooks Lake Menomin & it's open all year long for eating or having a cocktail with a view.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Docroy
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