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“Owned by a couple from Ireland” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Pub

The Pub
Ranked #9 of 83 Restaurants in Oconomowoc
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary, Healthy, Gastropub, Irish, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Owned by a couple from Ireland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Very charming atmospheres. The dinning room makes you feel like you are in Ireland. Aelred and Bernie are the proprietors of this cozy spot. Great selection of beers and spirits. They try to serve everything from local farmers. This was not our first visit but on another visit we choose to sit in the bar area and have a cheese platter. Great selection of artisan cheeses. Last night we went for a fish fry. My husband was looking forward to the fried perch. Well...by 7 o'clock they were sold out. He had the fried cod instead and said it was great. Just the right amount of batter and was not over fried. Since I had fish at lunch, I decided to have a grass fed burger. I love that they serve good quality meat. I ordered it medium rare and it was perfect. We will return.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank 2eat4health
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English first
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Too much for too little”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

Service at the bar was a bit slow and not so friendly. Too busy with housekeeping work rather than keeping our glasses full which I think a young bus boy would do a good job doing. Dinner was great however the scallop salad which we shared as a starter was small for the price. A bit disappointed as the portions and price of the plate were a bit off. Tiramisu was the best I have ever had!! Won't go back for dinner because of the price vs size which is too bad because it was yummy although the potato leek needed a bit more flavor

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jenchristine
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Locally owned Irish Pub, wonderful home made food, fresh and vegetarian choices, friendly family...a must try in Oconomowoc!

Visited January 2013
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3 Thank Anonymousreporter
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not up the hype.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

My wife had the Goat cheese on soda bread as an appetizer, it proved to be the only item with any flavor. As a second course I had the clam chowder and my wife the potato leak soup, both very disappointing and lacking in flavor. Our main course we split the shepherds pie, once again we had to add a lot of salt and pepper. After all the great reviews we read on Trip Advisor we were really looking forward to it but were severely let down. We just can't see what all the hype is about, the food we had was pretty much flavorless.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IWantCoffeeTime
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great FOOD!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Very good food!! Had the pork chop and it was very tender and flavor full!!Always love the salads! Friendly atmosphere!

Visited January 2013
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3 Thank phl2494
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