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Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern

Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mollycools.com
  • Email: info@mollycools.com
  • Phone: (414) 831-8862
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Glaser
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Kellie Frey (414) 831-8862

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highland
  • Parking: No
A word from Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern
Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern is a fun, casual approach to fresh seafood and offers a variety of freshly caught seafood.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have to say I have been to Molly Cools quite few times over the last few years and this last time was a complete let down. I didn't know I they had changed the menu, which can be good sometimes, however not in this case. I normally get the king crab legs or the lobster. While they still had the king crab legs, they no longer had a full lobster. I ended up ordering the twin lobster tails and they were like pure rubber! I also chose asparagus as one of my sides and not one of the stalks was done. Raw asparagus is not a good taste. My husband did have the crab legs which he said were just okay, but was still not happy with them. I think we are definitely on the lookout for a new seafood restaurant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was good, server was friendly- but busy so we didnt see him as often as needed. 1 main downside was they brought 3 meals out and 5 min later had to ask what happened with 4 plate- which was brought out another few mintues later."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Frozen waterlogged crablegs and lobster. Why ruin Salmon with BBQ sauce? and then I tried it apparently the salmon is so bad the cooks disguise it. Raw carrots and this weird pineapple strawberry mix of a crumble."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I had a wonderful time as usual! The food was awesome, the waitress was amazing! Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This was my first time and it was a very nice scene. The food was great. Had a good portion size. The service was good as well. Veey nice place to dine."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I attended a business dinner with 3 other colleages and the food was great! Everyone enjoyed their dinner and the service was attentive."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We did not expect anything special from this place as it looked like a college town hangout. Boy, were we ever surprised. It was a Friday in Lent and we were looking for fish. There were so many choices that it was hard to choose. The clam chowder was one of the best. The fish and chips were excellent as it was light on the batter. The grilled whitefish was done to perfection as was the grilled rapini. The meal was topped off with one of the best cappuccinos--big cup not the wippy regular coffee cup many places serve. The wait staff was very attentive. As visitors from out of state, we were made to feel welcome."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food here is great and the service is awesome! It also has a nice patio and a great view of the river!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great location with a scenic view and within walking distance to many downtown activities. We were seated right on schedule and the service thoughout was commendable. With it being a Friday in Lent we stuck with the walleye fingers and fish fry, both of which were very tasty. However, the large menu variety made it difficult to choose. We did order the calamari as an appetizer which was very dissapointing, but the waiter kindly took it off our bill. The only other issue was the noise level due manly to the large number of kids in our seating area which made it difficult to converse. All said, we would return to Molly Cool's."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had a relaxing dinner and then went to the Rep. It was relatively close to walk and was a convenient place for us to go to before the play. We enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We were worried that we would not have good food or service the weekend of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, however since we had a reservation, we were seated exactly on time and received such amazing service and food. A bit pricey, however the food and service was worth it. Very prompt and helpful service and delicious food. They dealt with a very large crowd very seamlessly. Very cozy place with a wonderful view as well."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Best calamari in the state. Fresh, light bread coating, tasty marinara sauce. Shrimp Po Boy sandwich on soft roll with very tasty and light sauce. Had reservations and was taken directly to a table. March madness time and place was filled and noise level was good so that you did not have to scream at someone to be heard. Definitely going back for other great looking menu items."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Went during the NCAA tournament. It was a ZOO because of all the people in town wanting/needing food and drink all at the same time. Tough time getting a drink at the bar ahead of our reservation (we were early) because there were so many people. But the didd manage it. They did a great job overall. They were spot on time for our reservation, regardless of the many, many people there. The service was terrific and timely. The oysters were varied, very fresh, and well shucked. Beer selection very good. Seared tuna salad exceptionally good. We've enjoyed their oyster specials and lobster specials etc. before too. Can be pricey, but quality is good. Well run establishment--important in Milwaukee; many good places. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Shrimp and Cod were delicious. Extra special with this sweet thai sauce."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Looking for something more than jus the usual Friday night fish fry (don't worry...they have that as well)? Look no further. Meatless menu options galore! Check out their menu (the Walleye fingers were fantastic)."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "All five entreys ordered that night more than met everyone's expectations. The on draft selection of beverages was just an unexpected added bonus. All of the wait staff bent over backwards to make our dining experience pleasant. Will definitely plan to entertain there in the future."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "It had been a minute since I'd eaten at Molly Cool's and was pleasantly surprised to see a change in menu items. My husband and I both ordered snow crab legs with our choice of sides (2 ea). Unfortunately, the legs were over cooked and it was a lot of work to get to the crabmeat. Although a manager came to the table just as a routine check to see how things tasted, I informed her that the crab legs were over cooked and her reaction was to wince and simply walk away. We certainly weren't looking for a free meal, however, it would have been appropriate, to at the very least, make the meal that we were going to pay for correct. All was not bad, the flavor was there, nicely seasoned. I'll stick to happy hour at the bar area."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding, but recommend asking for a quiet location within the restaurant. The table that we were assigned was an unusually noisy location."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We chose this place for taking out r MU student/daughter for closeness to Marquette. Definitely will be back for great food n loved Happy Hour prices. Wine was great n fresh oysters amazing. Got the Friday nite fishplates n loved all 3 of them. Best chocolate cheesecake ever. Our waiter was just terrific too. Love how easy this website is to use."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "there for valentines, not impressed with the special menu. the steak was small overcooked and tough, and the lobster ravioli was really a fishy lobster salad...yuck. have been to this restaurant on other occasions and had a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The combinations of food as well as food choices was excellent. We got to experience food choices that we had never done.before. I especially like the burger and popcorn shrimp combination."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Loved the Shrimp, Crawfish, Brie Stuffed Grouper! It was FABULOUS! And although it's not a place you'd think to go to for steak, the filet was seasoned perfectly and incredibly good! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were sat at our table and watch as several of the staff walked by including the hostess who sat us for twenty minutes. Very unhappy with a total lack of service we left"
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Great dinner overall. Will be back, but not at 9pm for dinner. It was obvious that our soup had been removed from the warmer. It was lukewarm. There were some loud customers that I wish would have been addressed or cut off at the bar. However, the overall experience was good enough to bring me back in hopes that we are not surrounded by intoxicated guests. They also accepted our online coupon for 10 off of 40 bucks. Nice job Molly Cools."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was the first visit for my wife and I and it was fantastic. The wife had the giant crab legs and enjoyed them. I had the New York strip and enjoyed. Service, attitude, everything was great."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The food, service and ambience were nice. Nothing stood out as spectacular, but no complaints. For the price, I would hope for something a little distinctive."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We let them know of someone in the party having a birthday, but nothing came of it. Sparse visits from wait staff, but food was good, as usual."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend there for our second anniversary and it was incredible. The food was unbelievable and the atmosphere was perfect. The service was exceptional. We will absolutely go there again!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We love going to Molly Cool's. The food is always wonderful and it has a great view of the river! We always have the crab cakes,a nod this time we also tried the sushi rolls. They were delicious! The wait staff was prompt and friendly. It was a great first date after having our first baby!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "A nice casual place if you want a nice view - and simply great fish"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Good food, good atmosphere. Hostesses weren't as friendly as I would hope, but wait staff was great and attentive."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Love this place. Stopped after a Marquette game, for their 2-4-1. Had dinner which was great and all the young lady servers were friendly and very helpful. Will definitely come back."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great, and our food was amazing! I had salmon and my husband had the jambalaya."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Enjoyed a great dinner - walked across the bridge and enjoyed show at Vogel Hall - came back for a night cap - perfect spot!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The food was very good. I got the King Crab Legs, which were HUGE and very filling. My husband got lobster mac and cheese and alough it did not warm up too well the next day it was very good at the restaurant. I also indulged in a She's My Cherry Pie martini which was amazing! The view of the river was beautiful and it is a short walk to the Bradley center. I would recommend this great restaurant for any seafood lover!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Good food and many options were available. That being said, the place seemed understaffed when we were there (they were hosting some sort of large party) and as a result service suffered. I would recommend going but in a group setting and not on a one-on-one date."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The general manager (Kelley, I believe) came to our table and was genuinely apologetic for the total lack of service we had received the first 10 - 15 minutes. She comped our starters and our first round of drinks. VERY NICE GESTURE in "making it right". Our experience the rest of the meal was GREAT, as was the seafood cervaice! Our waitress was genuine and very helpful in respect to both the menu and "things to do" in the area."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Started the night with good drinks and apps, but went downhill quickly from there. Have the $27 lobster mac that I wouldn't have paid $2 for if I knew how bad it was going to be. We will not be back. Too bad as the view of the river is pretty nice and the drinks are good."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "reasonable price but for s slow night the service wasn't that good"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Great dining experience at Molly Cool's. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing. The best part was the creative, delicious martini's ... campfire was the favorite. Definately would go again to dine and/or spend time in their fun bar area."
    Dined on 10/25/2013