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4.2based on all time ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live band was a great touch for Friday night fish fry. Ability to reserve a table a head of time was perfect.

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DeMo
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food all tasted good. Some portions were outrageously large, others in comparison small. The service was good. However, we had made a reservation, so we waited for someone to acknowledge us after we walked in. When no one did, we just went and sat down as far as we could from the loud music. It didn't seem to matter that we had a reservation, although we told our server that we did. The place was busy and the servers were moving. The music was good, but we had come to talk (family get together), and it was hard talking over the music.

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SandyS
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The chicken schnitzel was delicious and BOGO. We arrived early for the drink specials and ended up eating at the bar since we had a good bartender and were comfortable.

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KathyL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible...had reservation and there was a sign to seat yourself. Service was horrible, very inattentive and never even checked back to see how food was,,which by the way
was horrible. Never brought us our water that was asked for. Never asked if we wanted dessert. Something terrible has happened to your restaurant and we will Never ever be back. It plain and simply sucked. Even the couple sitting next to us had complaints too...
If you are planning on going, Run away fast..

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JimH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My wife and I were here for Valentine's Day. This was our first visit to Jerry's since it came under new management. I ordered the full rack of ribs and they were very good. If that had been the only food we had ordered, I would have likely ranked them higher, but my wife ordered shrimp scampi and was very disappointed in it. Our only other complaint was that my wife could not get the drink she wanted because the bar had run out of Southern Comfort. The staff was friendly and the service was good. The atmosphere was casual They had an accordion-tuba duo playing throughout the evening that was OK but if you are seated very close to them it can sometimes make conversation difficult. From my perspective the quality of the ribs made the trip here worthwhile. We will likely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. Staff were very friendly and helpful

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Bogo Ribs on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s

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autumkat
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner and our server was wonderful-Sat evening even enjoyed a musician who played his sax & German music

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MissMeliss
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Did not need a reservation as they were quite slow. Interior was quite nice and it's my understanding that they are going through a transition. I felt that at $18.95 per person for the brunch buffet, there could have been more options/variety. My guest was fine as he eats meat whereas I do not. I would've loved to have seen something with a vegetable! There was a bowl with mixed fruit...

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friday Polka Band at 6:00 PM. No Miller products. Terriffic fish fry.

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JeffD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Drinks and service good.
Soup came same time as meal.
Food was dry, weiner schnitzel hardly any gravy & overcooked. The ribs half rack only 5 small ones. Not normal 7 big ones.

Red cabbage tasted ok but dry.
Very cold in there at first, had to leave jackets on. Overpriced for what we got. We drove from waukesha for meal, will never do that again, will not tell others was good place. Nice waitress.

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JulieD
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was HORRIBLE and the service was worse, there was nothing redeeming about the experience.

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lbj123
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Group of 5 went for Sunday brunch. First clue was that we were the only ones there, second clue was that we had to wait for them to bring out clean plates. Selection and quality of food was poor (how can you screwup waffles?). All of this for $18/each. I know one place I won’t be going to again.

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BillL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jerry’s Old Town is a terrific place with a great happy hour, excellent food, very nice servers, an owner who is there regularly and nice bartenders. Their fish fry is terrific. It is one of our favorite dining spots.

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KrisP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Didn't need a reservation for Sunday.

Too busy for one waitress. The bartender had to help, then another girl showed up about 6:30.

Minimal menu, which was a lil disappointing.

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BryanB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I thought the beer was good, the food was a little pricey. I had not been there in years and thought we would try something different. No problem getting a table on a Saturday evening which I thought was odd.

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Shellwood
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere out in the suburbs! Great beer and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went on a Thursday 515 pm. There were people at 11 tables at the time and 1 waitress covering all of them, She did the best she could considering the circumstances including busing the tables when tables were vacated. She was was very pleasant ( blond hair middle aged) but others including ourselves were frustrated at the waiting for refills on drinks,pay a bill, place an order,etc. had shrimp scampi which was ok didn’t care for the zucchini vegetable that comes with as did the other people at our table who ordered ribs and got the same zucchini vegetable mix as I did. Should have another option. Same with the ribs only option is frys, you may purchase a baked potato for $2.50. How about another option such as beans or potato salad. Ditch the zucchini or have other options. Ribs could’ve used more sauce. A small container with your order would have sufficed. Haven’t been to the old Jerry’s for a while and prolly won’t go back for a while.

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RandyU
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the ribs great flavor, we will be back I have to try the pork shanks

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DeborahB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The website is miss leading. I wanted the bierstube . I walked in there and they said if I had reservations I had to go to the restaurant. After having a meal in the restaurant I went back to the Bierstube and that was where I wanted to eat. I drove all the way there from Indiana and ate in the wrong place. The menus were different and I would’ve been happier had I ate in the original place I entered, which was the bar. We wanted German food. It’s misleading because you have no idea that they are separate places unless you’re a local.

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DaveM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. Make sure to have the bacon wrapped water chestnuts!

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Jinx
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took young adult there to ecperience thw Wisconsin fish fry. They were not disappointed and enjoyed it. We got there early so no music but just before we left the German music began which was great and they loved the atmosphere and food.

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Margaret
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good atmosphere ... what more could we ask for?!

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GordonH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Would love to see German beer brought back for happy hour prices and not just three micro brews available for reduced price during happy hour.

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Sydney
New England
22 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised on so many levels. The food, ribs and fried cod, were excellent. The ribs were tender and fall off the bone and the batter coating on the cod was light yet crispy and the cod was flaky. With both entrees the portions are large. The ambiance is cozy and fun. The prices are very reasonable.

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vipJRPMD
Milwaukee
283 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had a great beer-battered cod fish fry - one of the best I've had. It's noisy - between the crowd having a good time and an oopah band playing it was hard to converse. I'm sure the place is very authentic of real German eateries.

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CurlyH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Being Good Friday, we arrived early for our fish fries. There was no Friday menu, but when asked the server mentioned the choices. I had to ask again for the individual prices. The baked cod and the shrimp dinners were average, at best. Two dinners, three beers and tip was $60, a little more than we normally spend on a Friday fish fry.

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Brent
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun beer hall! Love the Friday fish fry and music!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the fish fry, and the fish (cod for her, perch for me) was crispy & tasty as always. Unfortunately the potato pancake was not up to the usual standard - it tasted more like something commercial than made in house
Loved the ‘new’ music duo (squeezebox & tuba) but the accordion could have used a mic.

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SueV
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had our family 13in all new born to 56we all had a great time

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ChrisS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ribs here are fantastic! Thursday's buy one rack-get a rack free is a great deal. My wife and I will definitely be back!

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GeriM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Waitress was outstanding. We will be back!

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robertr
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hello, we have been coming to Jerry's since the 80s . We see not much has changed, the Ribs were tasty and French Onion Soup as well. Thought we would of gotten a bread basket with that meal? All around happy with everything. When I made our reservation for dinner I mentioned that it was our Anniversary Dinner and upon the confirmation it said that if we mentioned the Valentine special we would receive a free bottle of wine? Well I did ask about it and the waiter had no clue as to what I was talking about. I bit disappointed on that issue.

Thank you , Mr& Mrs Rangel

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JerryK
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome Fat Tuesday Event complete with music, dancing and the Muller Fasching Verein.

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DuaneZ
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food great beers. Id go again and tell friends.

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Windyb
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fantastic food and great atmosphere. Although the server met our requests, service was slow with long waits between our requests. Overall, would visit again because of the delicious food.

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vipARB1968
Milwaukee
109 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Mozz cheese balls with ranch were amazing. We also ordered 2 sandwiches a black forest chicken sandwich (it was bland and screaming for a sauce, thankfully I saved my ranch from our app, this was what rhe sandwich needed or a honey mustard) and a burger with a side of french onion soup for dipping(the soup made the burger, otherwise the burger would of been meh by itself. The fries that come with the sandwiches were really good. Will come back for rib special and half price apps.

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, Excellent Food with live music that was pleasing to hear while dining! Highly recommend you check it out!

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DeedeeA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The service was slow but other than that, it was good. The appetizers are amazingly good. Ribs were good and fish fry was good.

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PeggyW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We made reservations but sign said to seat yourself. Took awhile for someone to acknowledge us but once our server started, it was great. The food was a real bargain since my husband wanted ribs. Every Thursday they have two for one ribs. He ordered one order and we took the other home. I had Bourbon Glazed Chicken which was delicious.

FAQs

Jerry's Old Town offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 293-3098.

Jerry's Old Town is rated 4.2 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

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.