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North Star American Bistro

4518 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211-1215
+1 414-964-4663
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“crab cakes” (5 reviews)
“scallops” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, French, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
4518 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211-1215
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is consistently very good. One of the best restaurants north of downtown Milwaukee. Atmosphere is good. We like sitting in the bar if available. Service always nice too.

Thank heidi-german
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Met here with friends. Pleasant setting Limited menu with good choices. Burger was moist and messy- just how I like it. Service was good Too full for dessert, so I will need to visit again. Finding parking is the only challenge.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Great food...varied menu...pleasant atmosphere...consistently a good place to eat, meet, and converse.

Thank B3029SJhelenl
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Haven't been here in ages, like years. Was really happily surprised last night - all four family members were happy, content, and it was rather empty but that's because so many were dining outside.

Thank Jst856
Reviewed 9 July 2017

First time I ate in this restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised. I arrived for Sunday brunch. They have a nice brunch menu - I had a Mimosa and the Southwest Skillet with 2 eggs (any style), chorizo, bell peppers, onions, jalapenos, roasted potatoes, and...More

Thank bac26
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We used their private room for a family gathering and had a wonderful time. Excellent food, and great service. Would highly recommend.

Thank cmcandelawi
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Bought a gift discount card from WISN radio station after hearing the review, thought we would try it out. It was well worth the money spent, nice menu and very good service. The food was very good and reasonably priced. the drinks were a little...More

Thank Rich R
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Went for a date night with my husband and sat outside on the terrace. Weather was nice, but we were the only ones out there - felt a bit lonely. Server was super friendly and good wine recommendation. I ordered the salmon salad which was...More

Thank Maria W
Reviewed 1 December 2016

During our October vacation to Wisconsin, we spent two nights in Milwaukee. We were looking around for a place to eat on Friday night and everything was booked up until we discovered this restaurant, which is located about 4 blocks from where I grew up...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant as a group of eight plus two small children on a Friday evening. Staff were aware that we had two children and had placed us in a room at the side which had a children's play area which was a very...More

Thank cob20
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, French, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4518 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211-1215
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Shorewood
  • Phone Number: +1 414-964-4663
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