Bass Bay Brewhouse

4.5
764 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bass Bay Brewhouse is a casual American restaurant serving Wisconsin fare with supper club roots. Prime Rib Specials every Wednesday and Saturday. Offering Classic Fish Fry every day open.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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DaniD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Menu was very limited. Noise level was a bit high. Employees seemed very casual at first but worked very hard and were pleasant.

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drbvh
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great evening out.

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Disney
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

we love bass bay and normally always enjoy the experience. it was just unfortunate and maybe she was new our waitress didn’t know much when we asked fairly basic questions and having to go ask is fine, however she seemed annoyed by having to go ask “if you want me too i will” when if we’re asking it’s to me obvious we would like to know. we went over the summer i had a impossible burger on multiple occasions then she said that never existed. i at that point because we had asked a couple other questions just got a salad because i could tell she was annoyed. We didn’t mind she needed help but she sure seemed too. Normally we would recommend but this time and last time our wait staff was just rude and unfriendly which is too bad because we used to always recommended coming here.

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PamelaG
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it started to rain and they quickly escorted us inside and had tables ready and waiting. Jessika is a great server and took care of all of our needs. The food was amazing as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal

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Angie
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, scratch kitchen with an in house pastry chef! Reasonably priced with large portions!

Outside was amazing on the lake. It feels like you're on vacation! This is my family's new favorite restaurant!

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TerryE
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere- lake view is stunning. Food and service also great. Don’t hesitate just go!

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LynnM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last year I went for my wedding anniversary and I got a free drink, this year we got nothing. But overall it was great service and food

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Fish
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

You can blame the lackluster review on "the pandemic," but Bass Bay needs to scale back on tables with the availability of staff. Overall an "eh time," here, but probably won't come back.

Food was "eh." The Friday Night Fish Fry was a disappointment. It had the taste and texture of "freezer to fryer" with the claim of hand-dipped beer batter. (I didn't taste any beer.) Cole slaw had the flavor of cabbage and cardboard (in a lil' tiny plastic cup.) Potato pancakes, much the same.

Service "eh." Our waitress was nice, but it was apparent over worked (too many tables in too many areas).

The ambiance was chaotic at best. In the several areas of dining crying kids, a wedding rehearsal (members of the party were vocally upset the Brewers game was not on the TV. Catch... they were yelling and complaining over our shoulders from an open window.) When I asked a bartender to change the channel he was bothered that I would ask. As it sounded like there were more important things to do.

The lake location was nice, but flies were inside.

Probably won't come back.

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SharonH
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Have had much better potato pancakes and cole slaw. The fried fish was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute get together, dinner was excellent as always. Service outstanding!

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vipPickyPicky
Milwaukee
52 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a big, serious restaurant that apparently has staff to feed you during the employment shortage. We are 40 minutes away and wish it was closer.

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SueC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great view of the lake with large outdoor patio and plenty of seating. Many patio heaters and a fireplace to keep you warm on a cool evening. Variety of food to choose from and the food was delicious although the salmon and scallops were over cooked. Accommodated requestc to switch vegetables. Took a while for the main course to arrive and waitress did not update on the status/wait time. Service overall was good and prices fair. Definitely would go back.

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Kathy
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. However, would like to see Beer Can Chicken back on the Menu.

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GaryP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is so friendly, great dinks and great food!

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vipycook4
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress who was so kind to my mother on her 95th birthday. Food was excellent, as always.

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ShelleyG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a birthday! Gorgeous view seated on the patio and excellent service even with a group of 8 people!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Skip
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

First time at Bass Bay. Sat outside to enjoy the views of the bay seeing that the weather was fantastic. Service was very good. The drinks and the food, prime rib and fish fry, were excellent. Drink and food prices were very much in line with comparable establishments. We will definately return in the future.

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PamelaG
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Bass Bay, I am never disappointed by the food, service or the ambience. My favorite place!

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ValGW
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the French dip sandwich which was just added to their menu, it was excellent!

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KRISTINAG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience! We had celebrated my mothers birthday and enjoyed a beautiful outdoor dining experience. Food was excellent as was the ambience. Our waitress was very attentive and offered excellent feedback on the best dishes and drinks. We plan on coming here again and again.

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vipJleigh
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter was in town from Texas, for her twin brother and sister-in-laws baby shower, she was missing Wisconsin. Thank you for such a wonderful night , great food and beautiful ambiance!!! We love you Bass Bay Brewhouse!!!!

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CharmaineC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant! Gorgeous view! Great food !!!

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michaelk
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Bass Bay! Our server Ayssa was attentive and helpful in deciding on our order. We sat inside and it was a little noisy. Otherwise, food was hot and delicious. We will be back again.

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doreenb
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

the location is very nice. the disappointment came when the entree's were brought to the table. three rib eye steaks were ordered they were not impressive in any way (tough ,worst steak s we have had) and pricey $108.00 ) and the complimentary birthday ice cream sundae (was $5.00 ) did not want to make a fuss since we were celebrating a 92nd birthday. May be back for the atmosphere, but certainly not for the steak. Sorry

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DavidC
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a bit early and had to reduce our original count. They were very receptive and accommodating. They were super busy on a Friday night; however, we were seated right at our reservation time. Great service response, good drinks, excellent food. Next time we will try the outdoor seating and a bit earlier than 8p to see the excellent views of the lake.

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EmilieF
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time at Bass Bay Brewhouse, enjoyed the outside seating. I’ll be back!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Soup was cold so sent it back. Our meal came out before the soup was back out and was still charged for the soup. Never got a refill on our waters.

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MICHELER
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though the reservation said that outdoor dining needed to be requested by a phone call directly to Bass Bay and we did not make that call, we were given a beautiful table overlooking the lake for our Sunday brunch. What a wonderful surprise! Our waitress, Ashley Rose was delightful and we enjoyed her service. The spicy pickle Bloody Marys were tasty and our entrees delicious. Every time I visit Bass Bay the restaurant lives up to its reputation and does not disappoint.

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Met4bd21
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had such a magical evening on the lake at Bass Bay. Local craft beers, fish fry and steak entrees on an expanse if lawn and patios and gazebos overlooking the water? It’s the ultimate Wisconsin experience and an opportunity to say goodbye to the last days of summer and welcome fall.

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MargaretS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious, our service was great and we could eat outdoors on a beautiful evening.

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AlyK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved entertaining our friends from out of town with a stunning view and delicious meal!

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LisaL
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outside dining. We didn’t get an ideal time 4pm for dinner…so plan ahead if you want prime time. Great fish Fry and yummy grilled cheese

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RobertD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WE THREE LADIES GOT THERE EARLY AND SAT ON ENCLOSED PATIO AREA. SERVICE AND FOOD EXCELLENT BUT BY THE TIME WE LEFT (6 P.M.) NOISE LEVEL WAS AT THE SHOUTING TO BE HEARD STAGE. IF IT HAD BEEN LESS WINDY WE WOULD HAVE SAT OUTSIDE AND HOPE TO DO SO NEXT TIME.

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MaryPatP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere especially on a late summer night. Live music outside. Got there around 645pn, Had reservations for 745pm and enjoyed a picnic table and drinks waiting for table. The problem was that we weren't seated until closer to 830pm. Made for a long night.

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DianeB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience5

We love this restaurant, but unfortunately too many diners were allowed for 6 servers working. We waited well past our reservation for a table and then our server was overwhelmed, service was slow. We’ve never had this experience here. Shout out to Stevie who identified we had a long wait for food and jumped in to help. He was positive, apologetic and really cared about what was going on

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ROSAB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time and had a great experience. Nice view of the lake and love the patio and the ambience. Totally will recommend

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Mitch
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and great service again! Thanks Bass Bay!

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vipycook4
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always!

FAQs

Bass Bay Brewhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 377-9449.

Bass Bay Brewhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 764 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.