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“Casual, Relaxing Dining at its Best!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar

Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
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Ranked #205 of 1,502 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Shorewood, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Casual, Relaxing Dining at its Best!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stubby's has an interesting and eclectic menu for both food and drink. Their selection of craft beers is outstanding! We always start our visit with an order of deep fried cheese curds . . . quite a staple here in Wisconsin, but Stubby's does 'em better! The staff is super friendly and attentive, the ambiance is casual and laid back, and the prices are more than reasonable. But beware, it is a bit of a sports pub and you might want to avoid the place on Sunday afternoons during football season. Unless you're into that stuff. :)

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cheryl A
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Stubby's Scores!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Great pub and grill on the river! We started out with cheese curds which are some of the best I have had in a Wisconsin restaurant. The Stubby's classic burgers were juicy,filling and flavorful.
The Tuesday night special was BB chicken wings which passed everyone's approval. Two in our party chose the Overachiever Reuben which was delicious and well supplemented with a zesty sauerkraut. Mine was served with a generous side salad of fresh greens, tomatoes and carrots.
The chicken quesadilla was the one item that was not worthy, but everything else pleased our crowd.
The evening was cool so we were inside, but weather permitting , having dinner on the patio would be a relaxing addition to a welcome meal. Nice place to take out-of-town guests. Try a week night in order to avoid waiting for a table. Reservations are strongly advised for weekend dining. They have a nice bar and TVs throughout to catch your favorite sport. Our tab for 6 meals, two appetizers,not counting drinks, was $95.65 before tip.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“good beer selection-dry, tasteless, expensive burger.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

Appreciated the beer selection but will never return as my "medium" burger was dog biscuit dry and tasteless.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun place to grab a beer and a bite to eat.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast and a beer and had a great experience. Breakfast skillet was really delicious and portion was big. Fantastic beer selection and good music playing. The service was great. The young gal who served us was extremely nice and friendly. Next time in MKE I plan to stop back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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seg82
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great Beer Selection, Delicious Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

We stopped in here for lunch while we waited for our tour at Lakefront Brewery. There is a wide variety of beers on tap, and everything on the menu sounded delicious.

The cheese curds were the best I've had, and my bluegill sliders were fantastic. My husband had the "Wisconsin Temptation" which he also said was great.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank seg82
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