Golden Mast

4.6
1139 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED
Tuesday-Thursday, Saturdays & Sundays. Does not apply to Friday nights.

Due to Covid our staff wear masks and our tables are 3-4 feet apart for social distance. Groups Size Limit 12 guests per table. Please visit website for menus, specials, music and upcoming events. www.goldenmastinn.com

The 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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JulieB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would highly recommend the Golden Mast for prime rib or steak. I would not recommend them for seafood. I debated whether to get the Alaskan split king crab legs or the prime rib. I opted for surf and turf. I got a huge piece of prime rib with the bone in and got a small portion of Alaskan king crab legs. So glad I didn't get a full plate of those crab legs. I don't think many people order them and they appeared very frozen and for awhile. My portion was not very meaty. My husband got the stuffed orange roughy and it was very bland. Our friends got the rib eyes and they were excellent My prime rib was delicious. The baked potatoes were delicious, dessert was a schaum torte and chocolate mousse cake. Both were absolutely delicious. The drinks were also great. We had a brandy alexander, a blue fly, a rum and coke, and a gin and tonic. All very well made. The only disappointment was the seafood.

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vipSteveF
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

You can never go wrong on the Golden Mast. The most obvious to point out is the overall size of the restaurant. Perfect for keeping social distance. It also allows the Mast to space out the tables yet still maintain a liveliness about it. The cocktails are very generous & well crafted. The staff is always pleasant and accommodating. The food was very good and served in a timely fashion. Great place to celebrate any occasion. Our past visit was Saturday night for Date Night. Perfect seat by the windows on the lake. Steve.

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JennaS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and wonderful atmosphere!

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KimB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! Our family's favorite brunch spot.

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ROBB
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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KaterynaS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you looking for the best place to celebrate your special event and have no risk to be disappointed with the service or quality of food, you should make your reservation at Golden Mast. Extraordinary restaurant!

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vipJeff
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as usual. Amy, our server was great!

Thanks so much.

Jeff and Jane

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Live music (Viola & Spanish Guitar) and German food were both outstanding!

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kathleeng
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Golden Mast has been our favorite restaurant for as long as we have lived here which has been 18 years. The atmosphere is so interesting with beautiful woodwork and interesting things to look at. The food is top notch and there was live entertainment by an amazing group playing guitar and cello. Once again another incredibly memorable dining experience.

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DebbieD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The setting is beautiful on the lake. The Tuesday steak and lobster special is a great value and a great meal. The traditional Wiener schnitzel was as spectacular. Great place to go for a special occasion.

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SueBee
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Can't wait to go back.

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vipolderwiser1
Milwaukee
145 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening from start to finish. Great drinks and awesome bartenders to start us off. Seated at exactly our reservation time. Table with a pretty view of the lake. Wonderful waitstaff...perfect amount of attention and efficient timing between each course. Ribeye and the evening special filet were delicious, well prepared and presented. Leftovers are never wasted at our house. It is totally worth the 40 minute drive every time we dine at the Golden Mast.

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tinak
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This is a gem! Our party of four was greeted with enthusiasm! The view from our lakeside table was amazing! The staff was very attentive (blame the second glass of wine on that fact). Our food was delicious! I ordered off the German Night speciality menu- highly recommend that!
Prost!

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vipRichard
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was once again very good but we requested a window seat through Open Table and were told when we got there 5 minutes ahead of our appointment that there were no window seats. Disappointed since my lovely wife wanted our date to be by the water.

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DanielN
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Golden Mast was a very enjoyable dining experience. The food was excellent. We were seated immediately at a table overlooking the lake. The waitstaff was very welcoming and knowlegable about the specials for that day. Our waitress was also very attentive during our meal. The atmosphere was quiet which made it pleasant for my husband and I to enjoy our conversation and meal. We will certainly return.

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BobB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Elk was terrific done to perfection.

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Eileen
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great view. Perfect place to go for a special occasion.

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Parentof2
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Golden Mast is a beautiful restaurant at an amazing location on Lake Okauchee. Each person in our party of four ordered a different meal and we each loved our meal. Our waitress was kind and attentive. Highly recommend!,

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vipBrittG
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous small plates and beautiful view of the lake from the patio area.

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vipLana
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We sat on the patio. A nice surprise was they have music on Wednesday. A very enjoyable evening.

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CarolN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loud music from private party. Asked if they could close some doors between outdoor patio and inside party, but was told they couldn’t do that.

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TandKW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent as always!

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vipSmihlen
Milwaukee
75 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal immensely, especially because we were able to dine on the beautiful patio. The clam chowder and cream soup were equally delicious. My beef rouladen was nicely done and a little peppery, which I loved. The duck was wonderfully prepared, as were the steaks and lobster. Sadly one dish arrived without lobster, though that was quickly rectified, however only one butter accompanied the meal. Otherwise, it was a delicious and wonderful meal. The sorbet offered for dessert, along with the bierenstich cake were also delicious.

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DisappointedDiner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

First, the hostess was incredibly rude when we chose to sit inside because she felt it was fine outside. She proceeded to tell us, a bit under her breath, how she thought it was just fine but would get us a table with a water view. She gave us a table where we overlooked the boat launch and a wall. Not great. I actually read a few reviews about a rude hostess, and wonder if that was her too?

Second, our service was horrible - literally 15-20 minutes between courses. The waitress ran over at one point to apologize (we'd said nothing) but she was serving tables in another room and really way too busy.

Then I had the Tuesday special. It was terrible! The lobster was overcooked and rubbery, and the filet was chewy and clearly of poor quality. When I mentioned the meat quality to our server she said yep, they use cheap cuts for the special rather than the good cuts for the regular menu, and she KNOWS it's not great but she couldn't tell us that because that's not her place. First, it is entirely her place as a server to guide us to a better dining experience. And two, you're seriously using cheap food for specials?

I question the management who does not set up their employees for success. Clearly this was the case overloading her capacity and knowingly giving her sub-par food to serve.

Finally, another reason we picked this restaurant was its online discussion of being COVID ready with masks and social distancing. All great until people kept walking in without masks, and your crabby hostess even ran up to one gentleman without a mask and hugged him! I get folks don't want to wear masks, but to actually greet such a person with a hug when you're working there and interacting with other guests who are more conscious of the need to wear masks and be prudent? Not acceptable. She puts others at risk.

I would not waste a dime here again. Besides the great location, all other aspects were a bust and left us hungry and broke.

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MikeM
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table on the patio was ready on time, the service was excellent, and the food was wonderful. We had almond crusted walleye (the best ever), prime rib and crab legs, and the German 3 choice dinner. Everything was delicious. This has become our mainstay outdoor dining restaurant.

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DominiqueM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to have dinner. Sit by the lake! Its Beautiful!!

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal by the lake. The food was fantastic and service was very good. If you want a quiet night don't go on a night they have a wedding as you can hear a lot of what is going on, and boats on the water, but we enjoyed it. It was fun listening to the singing and fun of the wedding guests.

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JodiR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the live music and the service was amazing. The food was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table overlooking the lake. It was outstanding.

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KathyW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening on the deck with live music, beautiful view and great food and drink!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice view of the lake

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RobertR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Served me a piece of veal for my Wiener schnitzel and it was the worst meat I ever had. Their was so much tendons I could not chew it. Took it back to the kitchen and brought it back. It was better not nothing to write home about.

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vipmomsshopping
Milwaukee
61 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I made a reservation to celebrate my daughters birthday. The Golden Mast has been one of my favorite restaurants. I ordered Walleye that was on the menu. I was then told they no longer serve walleye. So because everyone else had already chosen what they wanted, I quickly order a filet Bread was delivered which was very good. Salads came. Also good. Then entrees came. The birthday girl ordered shrimp and scallops. She said they were very good however only 2 shrimp with a few scallops. They were room temperature but the pasta and veggies were cold. My husband had a German dish. Also cold. My son in laws food was delivered cold. My medium well steak came over cooked with a handful of grilled veggies. The steak was ice cold. I took a bite and it was like eating leftovers. I waited a long time to get the servers attention. Finally we caught her eye. I asked her if she could please have my steak warmed a little. About 20 minutes later, after the party had all finished eating, she brought my steak back. Absolutely pitch black and shriveled up. The knife would not penetrate it. I asked to see the manager. We waited another 20 minutes and the server came back to see if the manager visited us. She had not. In the meantime we saw the manager clearing tables and walking around. We finally called her over and showed her how my steak was delivered. She agreed it should never have been served that way and said she would take a little off the bill. No apologies, no offer of making a new one or anything else. So she took $20 off my $32 steak. She said that was all the owners would approve. Again no apologies. Is this the new grade of service since COVID?

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DavidS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always excellent food. Have been here multiple times and never disappointed. It’s our favorite Waukesha county restaurant!

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Hope
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean
Eat inside or outside
Lake views
Sunday Brunch!

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TraceyH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience from the time we stepped in the restaurant til the time we left

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MadelineT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night on the patio. Great food and service! Hans himself even stop at our table to say high. Always a wonderful experience.

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SusanK
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My main concern was social distancing inside and they did a wonderful job with that. I felt very comfortable.
I had the German combination plate. Everything was absolutely delicious.

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LisaG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Really neat atmosphere and right on channel leading into Lake Okauchee. However, was not expecting food to taste as bad as it did for how much we paid. Ordered the only two german entrees (around $30 each) on menu because the restaurant itself has a very German feel so we thought it would be their specialty. Have had much better German food in past for much less. Soup was cold as well. Wedding going on during our visit so could have had something to do with it as they were very busy. Would return but definitely trying something else on menu next time. Very expensive and food quality did not match on this visit.

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Lisa
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our go to place! We always have great service and fabulous food.

FAQs

Golden Mast offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 567-7047.

Golden Mast is rated 4.6 stars by 1139 OpenTable diners.

Golden Mast does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.weissgerbergroup.com/store/products/weissgerbers-gift-card/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.