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Michael's House of Prime

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W278N2316 Prospect Ave, Pewaukee, WI 53072-5218
+1 262-691-1450
16:30 - 21:00
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has too many tables too close together, the prime rib is extremely over priced, the piece I was served had a lot of fat and gristle and was almost cold. The salads were skimpy and baked potatoes tasted like they had been cooked yesterday. Very disappointing, I will never go again!

Thank _lcouillard1953
Geneseo, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There new chef and new ownership, while staying w/ Michaels traditions, has renewed energy that can be felt as you walk through the door. Not many restaurants still have the old school fresh baked bread, cracker, ham spread, and cheese pre-dinner, and relish tray w/ your meal like Michaels does. Everything on the menu is house made and excellent!

Thank Toad115
West Allis, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My family dined at this restaurant on New Years Eve 2016. This night isn't New Year's eve for my family it is actually a birthday celebration. The evening meal was a total loss. We were never told that our 6:30 reservations would turn into a 7:15 seating. It would have been nice to have been told they were so far... More 

Thank Dawn_M1325
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We've been to Michael's House of Prime several times, but have never taken the time to compose a review. We love this charming jewel on the lake. If you expect modern, contemporary decor with overpriced "gourmet" food, this is not the place for you. Reservations are accepted but not mandatory--even on a Friday night. The bar is large and welcoming... More 

Thank barbaraUsa
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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180 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

My husband picked Michael's because he had come here years ago. It seemed to lack ambiance and there was a damp smell. Our food was OK but nothing I'd come back for. On our way out we noticed how worn their sign looks. It's too bad. I bet this was a nice place in its day.

3 Thank 534PatM
Pewaukee, WI
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I can imagine this place had a great past. In fact I used to go there for fish fries 10 or more years ago. From the outside it looks a little run down, but I decided to try it with my wife this past week. The server was fine, but a little chatty and stayed by our table quite a... More 

Thank AllenatHome1
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Service is excellent, it is small but very comfortable. We like there Friday Fish Fry you can have either French fry's or potato pancakes, it is severed family.

Thank deedee2015
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Great old school supper club feel….Food is really good...Friendly staff…I have been there twice now… will go again.

Thank Mark F
Delafield, Wisconsin
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142 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We visited with another couple. It's been years since we were here last. Anne R. provided excellent attentive service Servings were one Filet Mignon (very good) and three Prime Ribs (good, but I've had better). A little on the pricey side but we all agreed we'd probably return some time in the future. Cocktails were generous and fairly priced.

1 Thank RonW763
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

For Great steaks and prime rib its a must in the Pewaukee/Waukesha area. They also have a very good Friday night fish fry. Parking is tight but they offer valet parking.

1 Thank Rich F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Soups
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: W278N2316 Prospect Ave, Pewaukee, WI 53072-5218
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Pewaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 262-691-1450

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