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“Not worthwhile”

Michael's House of Prime
Ranked #9 of 87 Restaurants in Pewaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$89
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Soups
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Michaels House of Prime has been a family owned and operated restaurant for over 90 years. While specializing in bringing our diners delicious slow roasted prime rib and mouth watering steaks and seafood, Michael's also delivers on a wonderful Friday Fish Fry and a great variety of appetizers. The changing menu reflects the change in seasons and the availability of produce from area farmers and providers. The bar chefs are constantly creating new drinks to entice you from leaving an old favorite for something new. They also make a wide variety of good old Wisconsin ice cream drinks. Tuesdays is Smokehouse night that along with our full menu the chefs use the backyard smoker to create some wonderful BBQ.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not worthwhile”
Reviewed 9 April 2013

I had a gift certificate that was going to expire soon. I called to make reservations for a Friday night. They only take reservations for parties of 6 and larger.

We got to the restaurant at 6:30. Registered with the hostess who said we would be seated quickly. A hour later in the bar and still not called. We were then seated by the kitchen.

Our waitress seemed to hate her job and was very cold. I ordered the french onion soup for an upcharge. I was very sweet. I ordered the filet medium done. It came out very well done. My husband had the prime rib which was good and cooked to his liking.

I would not return. It's pricey for poor service and the food is not done as you request.

Save your money or go to a quality restaurant instead.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Lucky11_111
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English first
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Busy night”
Reviewed 27 March 2013

It was a very busy night as many people were there before confirmation.. The people really worked hard to geteveryone out of there on time. Food and service were very good.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank PewaukeePete
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 4 February 2013

Very good food, friendly place to go, a little pricey but worth it in the end. Valet parking is a great feature, perfect location right on the lake.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Bridget H
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105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Took our son there for a special occasion a couple of years back. EXCELLENT selection of steaks and seafood. Very well prepared and reasonably priced. Parking is a bit of a pain but they do a good of job of accomodating folks.

Would highly recommend reservations as they get pretty busy.

Visited December 2011
1 Thank James T J
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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“More food than you can handle”
Reviewed 7 November 2012

The restaurant is small, cozy, warm and represents "supper club" properly. When you sit down the table is adorned with dips for you crackers and breadsticks. We ordered our drinks and looked over the generous menu. It would be impossible to leave this restaurant hungry. They start you off with a soup course, followed by fresh baked bread, then a salad course. I had the honey vinigrette and it was fantastic. I ordered the NY strip medium rare and it was cooked properly and was the "house" portion, which was plenty generous. My wife had tilapia and our friends has the prime rib. All loved their meals. The NY strip came with fried onions and mushrooms and a loaded baked potatoe. We loved the service, the food and the value. We will definitely be returning.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Billy J
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