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The Tavern on Central

Bar, American, Pub
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500 Central Ave, Florence, WI 54121-9486
+1 715-528-2020
11:00 - 21:00
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Florence, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

North woods bar with good food. Friendly local establishment with normal beers available and familiar food - burgers mostly with fish fry on Fridays. Easy laid back pub can be busy at weekends.

Thank arm3821
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

A classic northern pub with all the aesthetics you expect such as pine walls, pine tables, a classic bar with stools, and booths. The walls are adorned wtih whitetail deer mounts, and lots of old neon beer signs. They have a back kitchen that serves very good pub food including Friday fish fries, various chicken dishes, some good chile, and... More 

Thank Richard C
Florence, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Very nice place for some casual food and drinks. Friendly staff and very nice atmosphere. Located right downtown so its easy to find.

Thank nvr2loud
Crystal Falls, Michigan
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Food is great and a lot of it. Came for fish fry and it was excellent. The staff is the best.They are friendly and attentive. Get there early as this place fills up fast.

Thank Patricia R
Largo, FL
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

We were told that Wednesdays were 50 cent wings and since we were there on Wednesday, we partook. They were good, the sandwiches were good, and the beer was cold. The bartender was very friendly (I did not get her name).

Thank swatem
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

The Tavern on Central is for the blood Mary enthusiast! Being a avid bloody mary connoisseur, my husband and I decided to take a trip on our side by side and try them. We were impressed on how clean the establishment was. The staff was also friendly. The bloodys were amazing!! 22oz of goodness with a cheeseburger slider, bacon, deep... More 

2 Thank Gina M
Florence, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

I've been here several times and the food and service has always been top notch. Friday night fish fry has to be one of my favorite times to go there.

Thank smleffler1
Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This place was right on the main highway that drives through Florence so it was the perfect place to stop and grab dinner. The place was packed so we were worried we were not going to get a table anytime soon. We were seated within 5 minutes and the service was great! Friendly cute little waitress! Our food came out... More 

Thank gbpackfamily4
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Most amazing bloody Mary I've had in my life. Fun & relaxed atmosphere, fast and friendly service. NOT to be missed!

Thank jesinn
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Our party of 7 arrived at 5:15 pm for the fish fry. We tried perch, cod, walleye, and baked cod. Everyone was happy with their dinner. This place used to be The Black Bear for the past 50 years. The new owners cleaned it up and have fast friendly service.

Thank BadgerRay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Central Ave, Florence, WI 54121-9486
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +1 715-528-2020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?