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“Cozy Mid-Scale Hangout” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oakcrest Tavern

Oakcrest Tavern
Ranked #615 of 1,502 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cozy Mid-Scale Hangout”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Nice to find an independently owned and operated restaurant! Rick, the owner, has been there almost every time I have visited & makes all feel welcome! The food is beyond "bar food" and extremely fresh. My personal favourite is the Nueskes Chicken Pasta! Oh, and they use only the very best avocados in their uniquely delicious Shrimp and Avocado Salad. Located in the lovely neighbourhood of nearby Shorewood.

Visited November 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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188 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Doing a great job”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

This location has had several restaurants and this one did not start out great but it is now.

Chicken Wings were great and rapidly vanished.

House Salad fresh and well made.

The Meat Loaf gets high marks and I have loved the Strip and the Ribs

Carrot cake also vanished.

Service good to great.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Shorewood, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Jets Fan in Wisconsin; NFL & great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Walking distance from my house, the Jets game on the TV of my choosing and some great bar food; grilled salmon salad & Oakcrest burger top my list of favorites.

Visited March 2014
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milwaukee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Didn't like the Fish Fry (To Go)”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

Just tried the Friday Fish Fry- To Go! Not terrible, but not good either. Soggy, cold fries will ruin any fish fry. And when I asked how the portion was, I would have preferred the truth so I could have ordered an extra piece. Could have been cold because the bartender who retrieved my phone order for me, didn't acknowledge me for 5 to 10 min. In all fairness, this was my first fish fry there. Maybe they are usually good. But I'll probably never know.

Mona K.- Shorewood

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent Friday Fish Fry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

The Perch Fish Fry is terrific! I can't remember when I've last had perch and on my friend's recommendation I had it and loved it! Two of our party had the baked cod with lobster butter and that was excellent as well! Nice, friendly atmosphere! Will definitely visit again!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barb M
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