4th Base Restaurant

4.4
143 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The 4th Base Restaurant is one of Milwaukee's oldest sports restaurants & is walking distance from Miller Park. 4th Base is famous for our horseshoe bar featured in the 1989 movie, "Major League." We offer an a la carte menu style that allows our customers to customize each dish & entree from the method it's prepared, seasoned, & what sides it comes with. We offer a large deli case for our customers to view & see the food available each day for order. Our food selection is showcased in our famous deli case, customers can view.

Our seafood selection consists of jumbo U-10 Shrimp, U-10 Scallops, Atlantic Salmon, Ahi Tuna, Sea Bass, large Alaskan King Crab Legs, Oysters, Perch, & Walleye.

Our steak selection allows you to choose from 32 oz Porterhouse, 24oz Ribeye, 20oz New York Strip, & Tenderloin Filets that can be cut in a 6-8-10 or 16oz portion cut. We also offer other meat including pork loin, & chicken breast.

We also have fresh vegetables, pasta, homemade rice & homemade soups.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food as always. Wasn’t thrilled with the lack of masks on bartenders and cooks during this time, our server did have a face covering. Still top notch food in a relaxed environment.

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Robin
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience1

WAY!! overpriced. ala carte no prices in a dive bar. My meal was $89.00. Not even close to worth it! Beers were $6 for tappers that at any other good bare are $4 to $5 tops. Food was good but not even close to worth it.

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vipkimk
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just be aware, no one here wears masks; not the bartender, server or chef. No social distancing of tables either. If you are okay with that you will enjoy your experience. If you are not, I do not recommend you go as the operations will make you uncomfortable.

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JasonB
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Let your imagination run wild. Order whatever you want and they will cook it. I was so impressed! Will definitely be back!

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Gffoodie
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food & service

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vipDandJ
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a valentine's dinner for two couples. Outstanding experience. Choosing your food by viewing it in a cooler was outstanding. The food itself was impeccable, the service was above average and we enjoyed ourselves very much. Well done 4th Base!

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ColleenP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

What a nice e surprise, great food, nice night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Not what I expected..but it's cool

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viprichnmar
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4th Although it might be well known by locals, we stumbled on it by accident, thanks kto Open Table! Just go up to the deli case and pick out your steak or fish or seafood and all of the sides, and it is prepared right before you! Great food!

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Gtownfoodie
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Pretty good but extremely expensive food. Very loud buts it’s a bar. I booked it through open table thing it was a steakhouse as that was how it was advertised Very surprised to find it is way more of a sports bar than steakhouse.

No menu and prices charged appear to be random. I’ve been told pricing is very subjective based on a number of factors.

Like I said, food was good but I would not return because $65 for a ribeye is insane.

4th Base Restaurant
Responded on January 15, 2020

GTown, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and I am glad to read you enjoyed your meal. I hope you keep in mind the next time you look to attend a "steakhouse" the similar quality of food and not judge us on our decor. Our Ribeye is a 1.5lb Bone In Ribeye that will cost you a similar amount anywhere you go for that size and quality of meat, regardless of sides that you order with it. Thank you for dining with us and trying the 4th Base Experience. CJ

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Angie
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience1

It’s a sports bar, covered in vintage sports memorabilia. They serve very minimal food choices and have no menus. The food they serve is al la carte meaning you go to a refrigerated display case and choose your meat and vegetable not many choices, however the food is delish! I picked a jumbo crab leg that was approx 1lb. my wife got a simple grilled chicken breast. Being that there are no menus there are no prices displayed, so we found out that one jumbo crab leg, one chicken breast and two vegetables baked potato and asparagus was $104. For the type of place, location and price I say not again, BUT the food was good and the server was excellent for a local dive bar scene.

4th Base Restaurant
Responded on January 15, 2020

Angie, I apologize it has taken me so long to respond. Please keep in mind that we offer the biggest, largest Alaskan King Crab Legs in town. They are not intended to be cheap but intended to be the best. If you both ordered chicken dinners it would not have been that expensive. CJ

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JaceR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve ever had. Cozy environment for sports and great food!

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julieo
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and the service was good too. Local bar atmosphere with fantastic food... no menus you just pick what you want and they cook it.

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MelissaH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! One of the best Ribeye’s I ever had.

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KyleL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and chef were awesome. First steak came over cooked but there was no hesitation on their part and the second attempt was perfect. The chef was very apologetic and said no one is leaving this place unhappy, especially on their birthday. I highly recommend. The scallops were some of the best I’ve had.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

To start I was not impressed with the 14.00 Bloody Mary, And although the food was very good , ( i/we did not like the fact there is no menu), I and my party of 8 was not a fan of the fact that yes, you can order anything you want and they will make you whatever you crave, you do not know how much your meal is until you get the bill. Which is much higher than the $$ signs on their web site.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We actually did not go in. We were met in the parking lot by who we assume to be the cook and he told us he would have liked a little notice that we would be there. I thought he was kidding at first but then he persisted that he was not expecting us. He seemed a bit intoxicated. I showed him my open table reservation on my phone (while still standing in the parking lot). He said I needed to have spoken to a real person. We told him we would just eat somewhere else. He said no he would make it work. We said we would find another place. He followed us to the car and apologized and said he didn’t mean to run us off. I told him next time he might try saying “welcome” instead of telling us we inconvenienced him. So we never made it into the restaurant and never tried the food. Poor service met us in the parking lot and I honestly feel like we dodged a bullet by not going in.

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viprichnmar
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was just what were looking for! A "divey" type place with great food. No written menu. Just go to the deli cooler and choose. We enjoyed delicious fresh-made oysters Rockefeller, prawns in bacon. Or choose a fresh cut ribeye or Porterhouse! Of course 4 has the usual bar food too. The server and chef are friendly and helpful. Don't miss this place!

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JoanneD
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

AWESOME! Same amazing food & service I remembered from years ago ... we were celebrating anniversaries with our best friends! Our first couple date was there 22 years ago ... so fun to go back! Thank you for the delicious food!

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MoSarsour
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Was pricier than I thought it would be, but the food and service made up for it. Chef Brian is an absolute wizard! One of the best meals I have ever eaten.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The place is basically an older bar. The food was excellent. The service was slow but the place although VERY small was very busy with just one waitress and the manager had to help her. There are no prices on ANYTHING so beware and be sure to ask. We had the portabello with crab appetizers which were outstanding BUT....$25 EACH!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cool concept for dining! Pick your food and preparation method. A little pricey. Everything was delicious except the pricing of our crab stuffed portabella mushroom. There was very little crab for a charge of $24- not worth it. Other than that, the scallops were perfectly cooked and everything was delicious.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome as usual. Always fabulous food!

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BillD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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BobW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Revisiting from Texas after 3 years to celebrate my Wife’s Birthday. Chose 4th Base since Bryan, the Chef was still there and treated us with a great meal and great service. Amanda, our Server treated us like Family and the Owner made sure our special dessert request was delivered. It is rare to find this kind of dining experience at any price!

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KateB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Unusual concept “private chef for the night” which we loved. Quality ingredients and great chef.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steak was delicious!

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KimberleeG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food, as other reviewers have mentioned, is supberb....fresh, tasty and well prepared. A gem you wouldn't expect where it is. The only con was our server was fairly inattentive; we had to get the attention of bar staff to get refills on our drinks or other needs.

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JuJu
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My husband an I had our very first date at the original location many years ago, and would go there often . Took my daughters there to relive the experience.
The burgers were inline with what you would pay at any other place and for the most part were good. we had 6 people in our party and 3 of the orders were wrong and had to be sent back. All of us had the fries but some had cheese sprinkle on them and some did not?
Not really fond of the "NO Price" menu. The food was good but, not worth the price It's ridiculous! Seriously 65-75 for a steak? at a Pub? Who would pay that for a steak at this place?
When asked about the price of the shrimp scampi? the reply was "well it depends upon how many shrimp you want in it". $7.00 per shrimp? Left me to wonder how much the butter and garlic cost.
It doesn't even include any sides.
The waitress was nice but, had trouble answering our questions.. which were not that difficult. We asked the cook about one of the Specials on the board, he couldn't even tell us what it was? He's the guy cooking it.
There is a reason the place only had 2 other customers besides us on a Saturday night.
Sorry 4th Base but you disappointed

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TimK
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, as always. Highly recommended if you enjoy freshly prepared food!

4th Base Restaurant
Responded on May 14, 2019

TimK, 5 stars all around! Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. Lets do it again soon!

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JanetH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were there before a Brewer's day game and it was a fantastic experience! Great food and outstanding, friendly service. There is no place like 4th Base. If you are in Milwaukee for a game, you must check it out! This Chicagoan wishes we had it here.

4th Base Restaurant
Responded on May 14, 2019

JanetH, Thanks so much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed yourself and appreciate what we do! Thanks CJ 4th Base

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BrandonV
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al a carte seafood and steaks, that being said the food was amazing! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable a out the steaks and seafood. Had a wonderful time, highly recommended. Also at least 6 big screen tvs to watch sports on.

4th Base Restaurant
Responded on May 14, 2019

BrandonV, Thanks you so much for dining with us and sharing your experience. I hope we can do it again soon. CJ 4th Base

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vipJkohler
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband surprised me with Billy Joel tickets at Miller Park AND he found what sounded like a pretty interesting and unique dinner spot. Boy, was he correct! 4th Base is a laid back, sports memorabilia filled cool place! Thankfully we had reservations (on a concert night and I am sure a ball game night) they are busy and popular....and we can totally see why.

We were greeted at the door, and our reserved table was ready with a unique way to “reserve” a 4th Base coaster with my name and the time of our reservations....along with the next reservations coaster so we could gage our table time....and we had plenty!

Marisha (hopefully spelling correctly) our server, greeted with such a friendliness and welcoming attitude. She explained they have no menu....yep NO menu. We followed her over to the butcher counter filled with amazing delicious options. (Hamburger, Steak, Pork, Chicken.....Shrimp for cooking and shrimp cocktail along with several fish, scallops and crab legs!! On the top shelf was a bountiful display of vegetable and there was pasta as well!

CJ, the talented and masterful cook (and we never did the names of his assistants) was working his magic as we decided what yummy meal we wanted him to make. Marisha went to the bar to order our very flavorful and classic whiskey old fashioned’s.....and then we ordered our fabulous meal.

We met Marisha at the table and our drinks arrived along with our crab stuffed mushroom and shrimp cocktail that was all to die for. Our meal arrived hot, flavorful and more food that either of us could eat!
All prepared exactly as we asked.

Marisha told us about the homemade delicious cheese cake and of course my husband HAD to have it....wow it was amazing!

Sadly we had to leave to get to our concert but, we left our car....at 4th Base so we could come back after for a snack and late night cocktail....and we did!

If you are a laid back, go with the flow person....this is a great spot for you. Enjoy!

4th Base Restaurant
Responded on May 14, 2019

JKohler, Thanks so much for such an in depth review of our place! BillyJoel was an amazing crowd of customers and I am glad you had a great time with us. I look forward to getting your group in again soon sometime! Thanks! CJ 4th Base

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TracyandDanny
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in milwaukee. Change my mind.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us for lunch before the ballgame. It was outstanding!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and drinks. This place is pricey but the quality is right up there too. Everything is priced separately. I will be back.

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RichO
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Don’t be fooled by the appearance/ambiance of this place. The quality of the food is top notch! The concept of selecting the type of, the amount of, the combination of, food you would like is each toy what a dining experience should be. It’s a bit pricy but worth every dollar. Sit in the backroom if you want to avoid the bar scene/area.

4th Base Restaurant
Responded on April 9, 2019

RichO, Thanks so much for the kind words! I am glad you enjoyed yourself and thanks for reminding readers about our back dining room. We have the ability to provide a sit down dining experience for customers as well and not just the bar-feel experience. Thanks so much for dining with us! CJ 4th Base

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is top notch. Pick whatever your in the mood for from the deli case and the chef will whip you up something amazing!

4th Base Restaurant
Responded on April 1, 2019

RobertL, Thanks for the kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your experience. Spread the word! CJ 4th Base

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Disappointed
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food here is really pretty good. I understand that you get what you pay for, but the prices seem a bit inflated for a dive bar style restaurant. We are also used to hearing prices for food, which is fine if that isn't their style, but I expect a warning when a steak is going to be $65 (have had better cuts for better prices at a number of establishments). The food prices might have been able to be taken in stride if the bartender had been friendly and the drinks weren't a gouge (again, this place is a nice dive, but a dive nonetheless). When we saw what we were getting charged for drinks it gave us a "you're kind isn't welcome here" sort of feel (like they were artificially inflated because we weren't regulars). It's worth a try for a delicious burger, but not much past that in my opinion. I have to re-iterate, they do NOT cut corners on food.

4th Base Restaurant
Responded on April 1, 2019

Good Morning, I appreciate you taking the time to mention in your review how good our food is. We pride ourselves on a quality, top notch food product, and I am glad that you see that. I am sad to hear that you did not feel welcomed. I train myself to welcome everyone, and to engage with them and the fact you feel you received the opposite treatment, I do not like. I would love to hear more about this. Please message me at the4thbase@yahoo for more follow up. Thanks! CJ 4th Base

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4th Base Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 647-8509.

4th Base Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 143 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.

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