The best lobster rolls in Wisconsin
After moving to Wisconsin over 15 years ago, my wife could only enjoy lobster rolls on occasional trips back to New England. This changed when we discovered Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern! The lobster rolls as well as the rest of the menu items we have tried are excellent. Our only dislikes were the parking (can be expensive, usually limited availability) and it can be very noisy inside during some sporting events and big gatherings. Overall a great place to get seafood in Wisconsin!
2/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can not really comment on
Can not really comment on the outdoor dinning as it is March in Milwaukee. The food was very good. They know how to treat fish without killing it with over cooking it. The calamari was tender with a great coating. The walleye fingers were very delicate. The cedar garlic bread is great, but will raise your cholesterol by ten points.
We had a nice meal at a fair price.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect for thirty-somethings!
Had a great time here, very memorable! Food was good, loved the atmosphere! Really enjoyed the music. We had a great view of downtown Milwaukee. Great place to go for a date! Great service too. Look forward to going back in the future! :)
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Molly Cool looking over the
Molly Cool looking over the Milwaukee river is beautiful, has great seafood and a great summer location.;
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time visit to Molly
First time visit to Molly Cool's. Wanted something within walking distance to the Marcus Center for pre-theatre dinner. Molly Cool's worked out great. The place is huge and it had a very energetic feel to it. Service was prompt and friendly. Wine list is not extravagant but there is a nice variety with different price points. The menu is extensive but I went with the fresh grouper which was excellent. You can chose from a variety of side dishes but the Molly cakes were really good. Portions for both meals was more than enough and the prices were competitive.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best of Both World
Molly Cool's is in a great location in the city and is perfect for casual dining or for date night. It's on the river so the scenery is beautiful and it's also located right next to a piano lounge as well as many other great Milwaukee bars. The food ranges in price but there's something for everyone. I enjoyed my meal and the service was excellent.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic! Very skilled Chef! he even came to our table, wished us Happy Anniversary and helped us pick out lobsters! Fantastic service!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
We had Mother's Day brunch at Molly Cool's and it was great! The staff (hostess, waitress, omlette station, carving station) were all extremely friendly and did whatever they could to make sure all moms in attendence were taken care of. The omlette station, carving station, and desserts were the highlights of the meal. The buffet items were good, but there wasn't a lot of selection and the fish was kind of drying out. All in all, it was a very positive and enjoyable experience due to the friendly service, outstanding view of the river, and delicious omlettes and prime rib! I am looking forward to trying this place again sometime before or after an event at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was not my first time
This was not my first time dining at Molly Cool's but the thing I love most about the restaurant is how consistent they are overall. I have never eaten anything that was not delicious and worth ordering again. The staff are personable without hovering. Molly Cool's is right on the water and offers great outdoor eating in the summer with beautiful views year round. It is definitely a favorite.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was fantastic, from the appetizer to the main course. The service was pretty good (the server admitted that he accidentally put our order in after other tables he waited on after us, which wasn't a big deal for us).
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Could not be happier! 8th
Could not be happier! 8th anniversary dining was perfect! We love the atmosphere, drinks, and of course the food was fantastic. She had the Salmon Oscar and I had the stuffed trout...our new favorites!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Downtown Dining Hit!
I have been to Molly Cool's for drinks before and the atmosphere and menu brought me back. I thought Downtown Dining Week was a good time to try it out. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was great. Our waitress was on point. The red velvet cake dessert option did not impress me, it was dry and tasted as if it was taken from the freezer and directly to our table. When I told our waitress I was not impressed, she brought two of the other dessert options, the carrot cake with caramel sauce. That was excellent! And warm this time. I tried a martini (Salted Caramel Apple) off the specialty menu because it was on special and while it was okay, it was too sweet for me, and there was a pile of salt at the bottom. But good overall.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Dining - Great Vibe
Food was well prepared, and served by friendly staff. Would highly recommend the mussels, they were divine. Music was upbeat but a little loud for my taste, great place to take a group with a lovely view of the river.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was nervous because the online reviews we're always good but I am very happy with my experience. The food and service was outstanding. The crab Rangoon was the best I've ever had! The service was wonderful. The dessert (carrot cake) wasn't the best (it had been frozen) but overall it was a great value with my taste buds being happy.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Booked a table for a birthday celebration between my wife and I - they were attentive to her gluten free needs and we felt very comfortable with our waiter who was incredibly knowledgable with the menu and the ingredients. How refreshing is that???
the atmosphere is somewhat echoey but the food and service make you forget about it. The view is great as well.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanks to our Server Adam, we learned about his favorites on the Downtown Dining menu and ordered those. We really enjoyed ourselves! Food and drinks were delicious. Looking forward to going back!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining and Social Experience
Our waiter was great. The food was delicious. There was just enough noise to make it fun, not stuffy but not too loud.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we ordered was delicious. This was our 3rd trip to Molly Cool's and it was as good as the first. Try the mussels appetizer and the table bread. Soooo wonderful!!!
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
On the River
Patio is great. Nice view of all the activity on the river. Lunch was wonderful. Try the fish fry...shrimp platter is always good too.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each time a new experience
Sea bass was dry but geat overall. Will be back! Always playing super tunes.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
great setting,great food
had a wonderful experience- the seafood was delicious- cooked to perfection! The setting along Riverwalk in Milwaukee was perfect on a beautiful summer night.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the place. Large portions
Loved the place. Large portions of tasty seafood and great Happy Hour deals. We sat outside and loved the view of the Riverfront. Our waitress was very attentive.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was just fine. Lobster roll wasn't what I expected. Howeve the swordfish was awesome! The waitress forgot our appetizer but oh well..... I will come again someday.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good, but
The food was very good, but it was very loud inside the restaurant.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time for dinner, but many times for tapas and happy hour.. Brought friends who had never been here. Went outside to the river, but had to move in (too cool in August???)...
They moved us to a table indoors with a great window view of the river. They were so nice and accommodating, friendly, and attentive.
The food, ambience, service and view were excellent. three of us had salmon oscar, and it was terrific!!
Alex, the waiter was superb. He had a great command of the menu and he was always checking in without hovering!
We will be back!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place never disappoints. Menu selection is huge. Even if youre not a seafood fan, you will find something delicious here. Service is always friendly and great!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My FAVORITE Restaurant in Milwaukee
I love seafood and Molly Cool's hits it out of the park on a good budget too. It is lovely to sit on the river and the ambiance is great for a relaxing night on the town. I've always had great food there, but even more, the service is exceptional! I've never had one bad experience with waiter or anyone else. I highly recommend this restaurant for a nice night out.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dinner in Milwaukee!
I wish I would have come to Molly Cool's sooner! This was probably the best dinner I have ever had. From the garlic cheddar table bread to the salmon, green beans and Molly's potato cakes....wow. And don't forget to try dessert! Chocolate lovers will divulge the triple chocolate cake! Great service and view of the Milwaukee River and city.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food quality
The food tasted wonderful and was cooked to perfection. no complaints!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu was a little pricey. We had a table by the window over the lake so that was nice...our waiter had no sense of humor though and he didn't come around too often. The cook (or whoever it was) who brought our food out had a much better personality than our waiter.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best.
I come up from Chicago twice a year to have the seafood chowder, which is probably the best I've ever had. Their drinks are tasty and top notch as well. Service is always prompt and helpful.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEST seafood I ever had. The blackened Swordfish is AWESOME. I'm now a big fan of Swordfish.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Molly Cool's twice now and really find it to be a great place.. The food is fantastic, and the view of the river is relaxing and can be quite romantic.. I will definitely recommend this place to friends and family..
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Experience, very good oyster
Overall, the service was outstanding and the food good. I would not recommend the swordfish. it is overcooked and dried. it lost all this moisture and it lost all its flavor.
However, the oyster was as good as the ones we had @ harbor house.
it is a bit noisy for a family dinner but the ambiance is great.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first visit...
We like trying different places to eat on the weekends....Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern was FANTASTIC!! The waiter was very informative, helpful and had a great personality. The food was wonderful! There was no push for us to move along at all. Nice list of wines, drinks and a full list of beers. I would recommend Molly's!!!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful view of the RiverWalk, great menu options. Lightly breaded fish and shrimp, steak cooked to perfection. Flavors were amazing! Moderately priced and a nice wine selection. Will definitely visit again!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Making it right!
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.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun place for a double date
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.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good. I
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!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM