Golden Mast

4.4
829 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
Welcome to Weissgerber"s Golden Mast on Okauchee Lake. Wisconsin's Premier Lakeside Restaurant. The food, the view and the service are impeccable, the architecture and ambiance go unmatched. Whether joining us for a romantic dinner for two, a wedding, a banquet or a casual meal in the lounge, we look forward to serving you soon!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, Contemporary German
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 2:30 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(262) 567-7047
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
John Moosreiner
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Catering
Catering Menu available for groups of 20-350 people. Party Trays of Hot & Cold Items, pick up ready to serve or cooking instructions to finish in your home. Appetizers, Sandwiches, Salads, Full Dinners and more. Perfect for Office Luncheons, Boat Ride Platters, Showers, Casual Picnics off site full catered events and more. Pick Up and Delivery Available. Impress your Guests - Bring The Golden Mast to your next function.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake Street
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Parking details
We have plenty of parking, both in front of our main entrance and private lots for banquet parking.
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Entertainment
Live Entertainment FRIDAY Nights in the Lounge 6:30-10:30PM. 2-3 piece groups. Casual Bar Menu with appetizers, sandwiches, salads and more. Over looking the lake, fireplace, large flat screen TV's.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Golden Mast offers Private Rooms for 2-400 guests. Overlooking Okauchee Lake, most of our rooms have beautiful views and outside access. From corporate functions, weddings, family gatherings and more, the Golden Mast is truly one of the most beautiful banquet destinations in the Mid West.

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What 829 People Are Saying
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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Compliments to the Chef. The Lobster tail was Exquisite. Having had lobster tail, from two oceans and three different continents, the Golden Mast recipe was superb. Prime Rib was cooked rare and did not disappoint while the Oysters Rockefeller started the entire experience as a pleasant treat. Wine menu displayed many different satisfying wineries from different regions. Bottom line, great place and view.

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Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

I actually didn’t get to ear at Golden Mast for the second tine in a row. When we arrived the first time about a month ago. It was very busy and we waited FOREVER for someone to come to the front desk. When the hostess finally arrived she said we would have to wait at least 30-45 minutes for a table because she had so many walk ins. When I said we had a reservation she looked at me and said”I already told you, we had a lot of walk ins, what did you expect me to do? “. I was tempted to say “I think it is why they call it a reservation”but did not think that would get me anywhere.

Even though we were upset at how badly we were treated the last time, we decided to give it another go this week as we like the restaurant and eat there frequently. When we arrived, same thing! Waited forever for someone to pay attention to us at the front desk and when she did arrive told us we had to wait 30-45 minutes because they had so many walk ins. No apology, no sense that they gave a rip that we were getting horrible service again. I asked for the owner and she said I am the owner, what do you expect us to do? I said “I expect you to honor your reservation”. She looked at me as if I was some lower life form and said; “Let me guess, you made your reservation on Open table”. I said yes and she continued “I have been trying to shut them off since 4.30” I stood there incredulous that this had happened again and she just rolled her eyes and said again “what do you expect me to do?” I of course expect her to act like she is in a service business and carry on the service tradition of her family. Open table should take them off their website as they clearly have no intention of honoring Open Table reservations.

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c
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food very good, service very slow and needs more attention to customer requests

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Reservation online was very easy. We were seated right away. Mashed potatoes were hot very warm.
Prime rib was excellent.

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G
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our evening with the view and the food. Service was good.

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JM
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Great view overlooking the lake. Our 1st time there, and everything was good,

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l
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Terrific restaurant, food, and setting. Owner is engaged and kind to his guests. He assisted me as I was leaving with my Mom who was in a wheelchair. Excellent experience, Thank you!

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D
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner very much. It was a Saturday night and we were able to book a table that afternoon. The Cosmopolitan Martini I had was one of the best around, just perfect! Dessert was also wonderful. Our waiter was very attentive. Wine was a bit pricy, but that was expected at a place such as this.

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CM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and portions. Great views and ambiance.

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VA
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though the weather was not cooperative wit HEAVY rains, the place was great wit the exception of a loud party nearby. We were orimotly seated at a table overlooking the lake which was great!

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BT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

The view and atmosphere was great. Went for Sunday brunch. Watching the omelet 'chef' was fun, as he did not appear to know what he was doing. Food went everywhere when he tried to flip the omelets. I also found it interesting that they had a great deal of trouble keeping the burner lit that they were trying to cook over.
The fruit plate that was brought to the table had one slice of each fruit for each person, which seemed chincy. As the courses came out, we gathered quite a large collection of dirty plates, as no one seemed interested in removing them from the table. Food was good, but not great. The bread basket contained products that appeared to be common grocery store items. The bagels that were included were mini sized, and again, one per person. The desert bar also did not appear to be anything too special.
Another thing that sticks out to me, was that I had made a reservation, and checked in on arrival. However, when they began seating people, they took whoever happened to be standing nearest the dining room, rather than going in the order of the reservations, or order of arrival. It was good I noticed this, and moved my party closer, otherwise we may have been the last ones seated, seeing as we generally try to stand back, and out of the way.
The experience may be different for a regular dinner, as opposed to the Sunday brunch. However, I am not in a hurry to test that.

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DH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Great food great service. We love it!

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was able to make reservations online and request special seating for a special occasion. They selected a perfect location for seating. Ambiance, service, food, atmosphere were all great.

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l
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made Saturday night dinner reservations to celebrate our wedding anniversary and our friends’ wedding anniversary. We requested a table for a party of 4 by the window with a view of the lake. There was a short wait for our table so we had drinks in the lounge. The live music in the lounge was so outstanding we didn’t mind the wait. We loved the Old-World German atmosphere at Golden Mast. Our server Stephan was very personable and knowledgeable. He was a natural with his German accent and background. He was attentive to our needs even though it was a very busy evening. Our dinner began with the small plates of Lobster Strudel and Stuffed Mushroom Caps which we shared. I would definitely order these again. For entrées two of us chose the Bay Five Salad with Salmon. Excellent choice as it was a wonderful blend of flavors. The other two entrées were the King cut Prime and Elk Medallions. Also great choices with tender meat done as ordered. We finished with a Strawberry Schaum Torte for each couple to share. We truly enjoyed our visit and plan to return next August to celebrate another Anniversary.

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F
Milwaukee
54 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always great food, service and ambiance!
Beautiful facility and great water view! Love it!

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MZ
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our second anniversary and were pleasantly surprised. My wife is german and was a bit sceptical about wether the food would be authentic or not. She was amaxed at the wonderful job they did with the food. The ambiance was perfect and offered us the privacy we wanted as well as giving us an amazing view of the lake. The wait staff was very pleasant. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a romantic getaway, or even just a fun night out. The cost of the food is a little high, but it is worth the price.

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LE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing. We had the surf and turf both with crab mine with p

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Golden Mast never disappoints! Perfect night by the lake to celebrate our anniversary!

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SM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The facility, staff and food are all excellent. Lot's of old world charm of a Germanic/Bavarian variety. Nice variety of dishes, with ethnic specialties. Food is excellent without being pretentious. All the wait staff are clearly trained to be attentive. All seats provide a lovely view of the lake.

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l
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael is the best waiter, so professional and kind. Always enjoy having him as our server!

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LW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

We waited 45 mins even though we had a reservation due to them marking us down as being seated. We were told we could wait at the bar so waited until we saw others being seated 45 mins later and checked back.

We really came for a good steak and i was so disappointed. My med-rare $40 steak was close to well done. My boyfriends prime rib was too salty (and he loves salt btw) to even eat, most was not eaten and left. $120 later and we had just an awful meal. We are not the type to complain and cause a scene, we just won’t be back unfortunately.

I’m shocked a well known place could mess up meals this badly.

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l
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wednesday night's in the summer are fantastic on the patio. Great food and music. Thanks!

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MM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, the service very friendly and accommodating, the ambiance is romantic...love all the wood work in the architecture and design.

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Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartenders mix a very good drink. Wait staff was very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient and paced our meal well. The Duck was exceptionally good as was the German combination plate.

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MB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Unique food, waitress we had wasn’t very welcoming or friendly, my guess is it was just a bad day.

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Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We took clients from out of the country mostly for the food. The food is ok. The view is everything. I would go there for appetizers and drinks and sit on the patio.

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SD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Waitress wasn’t too friendly
All business, didn’t talk at all.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Slow service and the red cabbage was overcooked and sickly sour

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J
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Had a nice quiet dinner with my wife. Food was great as usual and the service was good. Have often recommended to friends.

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TD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Main course was poorly presented. French Fries were overdone. Shrimp were reheated and not freshly prepared. Salmon was ok, but spinach burnt. First time in over 30 yrs we experienced a less than satisfactory dinner.

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AH
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an absolutely fantastic dining experience and the atmosphere was second to none!

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place! Great service, delicious food and loved the live music on the patio overlooking the lake! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect date night! Two thumbs up👍🏻👍🏻!!

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SR
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had father's day brunch there and it was delicious! Originally our plan was to sit outside, however, the weather didn't cooperate and we were pleasantly surprised to find they had moved our reservation inside!

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KE
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love it here! Great food and atmosphere..highly recommend!

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F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Golden Mast is excellent! Food is fabulous and service is fantastic! Celebrated our anniversary there. Love the setting with the huge wall of windows overlooking the lake. Just beautiful. We both had the select your own surf and turf. This was really nice as you could customize your selections and steak size. Plus, it was delicious. Can’t wait to go again soon!

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D
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very good restaurant which we always enjoy dining at.

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BB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was well worth the drive. Something for everyone on the menu. Great service. Great food. Great Drinks. We were treated like we were part of the family ( in a good way). The worst part of the visit was trying to chose how much you could eat and not crawl out.
Save room for dessert! Better yet, maybe eat dessert first.
You can choose from full meals or make yourself a meal with starters, soup , salad and dessert.

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My sauerbraten was excellent with the red cabbage and spaetzl; however, I regret to report that my wife's pork chop was rather dry and not too tasty. The recommended red wine was exceptionally good and the ambiance was great for our date.

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RB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The restaurant has a great, relaxing view.

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KK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ordered the German specialties, Wiener Schnitzel, and the combination plate, which included small portions of several German specialties. My Wiener Schnitzel and the accompanying spaetzel were somewhat too cool and dry. The vegetables were cooked and seasoned delightfully. The spinach salad with hot bacon dressing was very good. We were treated with a wonderful Schaum Torte for dessert to celebrate our anniversary. We had a table side window view of the lake--nice.

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