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“Local gem...”
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Bartley House
Ranked #87 of 250 Restaurants in Kenosha
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Local gem...”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Upfront: the exterior, neighborhood, and interior ambiance is not super desirable, but we really enjoyed our Friday night fish fry experience at the Bartley House. We indulged in a few old fashioneds at the bar before getting our table. Merkts and crackers within easy reach on the bar top was a sweet touch. Our server was very friendly, and chatted us up as if we'd been going there for years. We observed all of the staff members on hand taking pride in their work and really hustling. The fried perch was piping hot, tasty and plentiful. We were impressed with the items that came off the charcoal grill area. The women that worked that area are on public display to the dining room and they really cared about the product they put out, working well together.

Glad to have friendly parking lot security on hand. I wish they would put a little money in restoring (not renovating) the interior. What appear to be some cheap fixes over the years (banquet hall metal chairs, chintzy, scattered wall decor) take away from what could be a vintage beauty. Tasty food at a unique establishment. We will return for Friday fish!

  • Visited May 2013
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Honey Creek, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“bartley house great place to eat”
Reviewed 19 April 2013

great food and drinks, they muddile their old fashion's and serve mix drinks like it was 1965 and your on the set of Mad Men. I've been going to this place over 20 years and still keep coming back. service is great but your their for the evening enjoy yourself and the autmosphere , don't go for a quick bite to eat that's not the reason they are still in business. parking is fine and much safer than most places with the outside guard always around

  • Visited February 2013
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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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208 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A Kenosha Legacy!”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

The Bartley House as fantastic service, the food is great, and the atmosphere is comfortable. In addition to the traditional cottage cheese and kidney bean salad, they have a phenomenal Friday Fish Fry. The Lake Perch is among the best - including the restaurants located in Door County.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Craig S
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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Quiet classic”
Reviewed 22 January 2013

Great service in 1950's setting. Fish fry is good but not much of a beer selection. Off the beaten track in downtown Kenosha.

Visited June 2012
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Best Old-Fashioned in town.”
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Charcoled steaks, home-made hashbrowns, cheese platter at the bar and an Old-Fashion!!! What could be better. Bart and his crew have been serving Kenosha great food for over fifty years. I remember watching Bart throw sugar cubes when I was a kid and still enjoy them today when I can have a whole one instead of a sip. Try their special and certainly the fish fry. Parking is security guarded, so don't be alarmed when you get there. Never had a bad meal there. Service has been spotty throughout the years. Last three times there I've had no problems. Enjoy!

Visited June 2012
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