4th Base Restaurant

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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.

Specials

Late Night Weekend Eats

Family Style-Late Night! Stop down and enjoy our late night Weekend special including homemade soup and salad and warm bread included with every late night order (sandwich orders not included.) Pick out a late night steak, or seafood dinner with your starters automatically included to fill you up late night!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 5, 2019

Ends: March 6, 2118

Availability: Fri-Sat 9:00PM-11:30PM

Complimentary Appetizer Basket

Enjoy one of our legendary Appetizer baskets including Parmesan French Fries, Haystack Onion Rings, Breaded Mushrooms, or pick a medley of all 3. Complimentary with purchase of dinner meal.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 23, 2018

Ends: August 24, 2117

Availability: Wed-Thu 4:00PM-10:00PM

Open Table Special, Thursday Night Football

Enjoy $4 bottle imports and crafts every Thursday and get ramped up for Thursday Night Football.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 23, 2018

Ends: August 24, 2117

Availability: Thu 4:00PM-8:00PM

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What 131 People Are Saying
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JR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

j
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

MH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

r
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

JD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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!

MS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

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!!!!!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

PM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely awesome as usual. Always fabulous food!

BD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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BW
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

KB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

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

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Steak was delicious!

KG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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.

JJ
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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

TK
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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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JH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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BV
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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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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J
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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TD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in milwaukee. Change my mind.

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

RO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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RL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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D
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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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d
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Write up sounded interesting the reality was another story. Let's start with a "chef" who looked like he just got pulled from a homeless shelter. The baked potato was steamed and undergone. The steak was ok but not much better and my guest who I have seen eat two walkeye filets that weemre fresh and well prepped did not finish his. I guess as a pre or post game venue it is as good as it will get but otherwise definitely not a revisit

4th Base Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2019

DHCDOC, Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. I am not sure what write up you are referring to but I am sorry we didn't meet the expectation set from it. The "chef" you are speaking of has been working with us for many years and although is not easy on the eyes, is known to do a good job in the kitchen. I would like to know more specifics on the Walleye and what your guest didn't enjoy so we can pass it on to the "chef" for constructive feedback. CJ 4th Base

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C
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Fantastic service! It IS a bar and it feels like a bar. It is NOT bar food! You have to go into it knowing that there are no menus/prices (which should be a clue that it will NOT be cheap). Everything is fresh and cooked RIGHT THERE, how you want it (you can discuss directly with the chef). You don't expect to walk into a bar and pay such high prices...but the food you get is what you would order at a 5 star restaurant, just without the tablecloths and surrounded by tv monitors, watching a sporting event.
Everyone that lives or visits Milwaukee, should make this a MUST stop! Such great history!

4th Base Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2019

Canuck, Thanks so much for such kind words and positive feedback. I am glad everyone enjoyed there experience and hope to get you back in again soon. CJ 4th Base

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j
Milwaukee
51 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

No paper menus. No prices listed. Was able to get only what you wanted. Steaks done perfectly. Very friendly staff.

4th Base Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2019

I appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. I am glad you enjoyed your 4th Base experience. Cj 4th Base

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P
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding! Service was great.

4th Base Restaurant
Responded on March 11, 2019

Thanks for the kind words! Lets do it again soon. CJ 4th Base

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a
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased with the servers knowledge and personable service. Equally impressed with the chef checking in on our dining experience not once, twice, but THREE times during our visit. Overall GREAT first experience, we will definitely be back again and recommending others join us!!

4th Base Restaurant
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thanks so much for the kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to get you in again soon. Feel free to enter your email for marketing materials sent from us and updates on events, food, and more! Cj 4th Base

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LD
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stopped in a couple of times. Traditional West Allis/Milwaukee bar. Staff were very friendly. Food was excellent, made with passion for good food. For someone that is a bit more adventurous i love that was no menu. Tell them what you like and they will give you suggestions. I loved my bacon wrapped shrimp, crab stuffed portabella mushroom and stuffed jalapeños! My husband was grated with steak tips that the owners son whipped up for him ! So delicious! It is a bit pricey so be prepared but well worth it!!!!

4th Base Restaurant
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thanks so much Lisa. I am glad you enjoyed your seafood platter and your husband enjoyed his steak tips. We look forward to spending another afternoon with you again! Thanks. CJ 4th Base

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D
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

VERY over priced for quality of food. Bar somewhat dirty. Steaks tough. 2 inch stuffed mushroom was $20 for 1. No menu. Ala cart. Not worth it. Could have gone to fine dining and been waited on with all the extra for the price.

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Responded on February 26, 2019

Daisy, I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy yourself. Please keep in mind that the mushroom was Alaskan King Crab stuffed and made in house. It is a very unique experience and it isnt for everyone. Thank you for dining with us and thanks for leaving us your feedback. CJ 4th Base

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a great place for the evening food was awesome will come again love it

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Responded on February 26, 2019

Thanks Kevin! Lets do it again soon. CJ 4th Base

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Hidden gem! Always excellent food, and just a unique experience.

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Responded on February 26, 2019

Thanks so much for the 5 stars! Hope we can get you back in again and do it again. CJ 4th Base

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GR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great seafood tonight. Low key atmosphere, not fine dinner but definitely great food. Learned from posts before we went, just ask how much things cost either per piece or per lb. We had a full seafood extravaganza king crab leg, lobster tail, shrimp, scallops... about $200. Happy with the price considering my husband was having a field day picking from the case.

OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They don't have a set menu...just a refrigerated glass case with ingredients. You give them an idea of what you want based on the ingredients and they make you an amazing meal!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

No drink or food menus. It’s a made to order kitchen. Have something in mind that you want before you go.

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