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“Nice place for a cocktail and apps!”
Review of Thirsty Whale

Thirsty Whale
Ranked #11 of 56 Restaurants in Minocqua
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice place for a cocktail and apps!”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We loved being able to sit on the deck right on the water!! The staff was very friendly and made some great recommandations!

Visited June 2013
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English first
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Average but on the water”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

It took forever to get seated but when we finally did our server was very friendly. There is nothing special about the menu here. Cheese curds are good and the burgers are just alright. Overall, I'd say go here if the weather is nice and you wanna sit outside. The view is worth it...the food not so much.

  • Visited July 2013
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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The food is good and the menu has nice variety. My family likes to visit in the summer to enjoy the outdoor deck that is over Lake Minocqua (you are basically at water level) to enjoy the view and water ski show. The food is solid and good. Service can be good or just okay depending on how busy they are. The place is looking run-down and the bathroom is usually messy and clearly needs to be redone.

  • Visited July 2013
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WI Northwoods
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Cool Bar!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are visiting Minocqua, do yourself a favor and stop at the Thirsty Whale for a drink or food. The building extends over the lake and is a great place to watch the activity on the lake. The food has always been good as well.

Visited June 2013
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CHICAGO
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great View”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Family of 6 had dinner here last Monday. Food was quite tasty and served in a timely fashion. Burgers were cooked to order and Dad's fish was well seasoned. Great view of the sunset on the lake and not at all crowded-though we arrived past the prime dinner hours. Only downside was the mosquitoes. Perhaps some candles or zappers?

  • Visited July 2013
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