Blue Bear - Racine

4.7
117 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Blue Bear is a locally owned farm to table restaurant. Our entire menu is made from scratch including all sauces, dressings, soups, bakery, etc. We use whole farm fresh meats with no hormones, antibiotics, additives or preservatives. We use free range chicken and farm fresh eggs. We roast all of our meats in house. We use locally grown and organic produce when in season and available. We offer many gluten-free, vegan & keto friendly options. We use plant based, compostable carry out containers. We cook with 100% real clarified butter. Blue Bear is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a fantastic Saturday & Sunday Brunch!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 117 people are saying
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lisa
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Vegan and Gluten Free options. Cozy atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious fresh food and we can’t wait to go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Side dishes were brought out far in advance of the main dish. Crème brûlée came plain, no garnish. Blueberry pie without ice cream.

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vipBordeauxbob
Milwaukee
102 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Blue Bear never disappoints—food and service are exceptional in a quite, casual atmosphere.
Highly recommend this restaurant and hope they can continue to extend their outdoor dining opportunities once the weather warms.

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Pearl
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good, as always! Glad to be able to gather there with friends while enjoying delicious food! Looking forward to outdoor dining again!

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MelissaP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Went for my mother in law's birthday. Reserved a table for 4 and we were seated outside next to the busy street with constant loud traffic even though there were multiple open tables available inside the restaurant. It was a bit chilly outside and my mother in law is elderly and walks with a cane. Sure would've been nice not to make her walk extra to be seated outside. Food portions were way less than they used to be. Not impressed and won't be back.

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vipTjkenny
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic service, the food choices on the menu are nicely organized and diverse to appeal to every pallet and the quality of the food including Visual, taste and textual presentation are five stars. They do a terrific job in this restaurant.

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vipJimW
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed it. Food and Service excellent. Would certainly return.

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LindaA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wait staff are very friendly. I would recommend Blue Bear in Racine!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice - we were seated immediately, which was greatly appreciated.

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PatrickZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is fresh and the food was hot
Coffee cup was kept full and our waitress was attentive and helpful and very
friendly

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Lori
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious gluten free fresh walleye fish fry!

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vipGrabadinerski
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time and we love it. The Brisket Benedict was amazing. We love the vegan or gluten-free options.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Will absolutely go back

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PaulR
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

COVID Plastic barriers reduced the ambiance, but otherwise great experience

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PatrickZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the biscuits and gravy. It is the best I have had in a very long time. Our waitress was attentive, and polite. She answered our questions. The coffee was always hot and fresh the ingredients were locally sourced We are planing going back

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DaniellD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is fantastic. I highly recommend visiting this restaurant.

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SueA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Blue Bear outstanding food and service it never disappoints.

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MaTrLa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

"Background" music was not in the background, too loud for pleasant conversation.
And the table near the door was uncomfortable/drafty/windy.
But we're old and are kinda picky.

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ShamaraL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was my first visit to Blue Bear. My friend and I had a reservation. We were asked to sit on the back patio which was heated. The area was very small and smelled of fuel. The tables and chairs were outdoor iron sets. We chose to stay outside as the restaurant was packed! I would not sit on the patio again!

The waitress was kind and kept our coffee cups full! We ordered the ham, cheese and caramelized onion omelet with rosemary potatoes and wheat toast. We were brought our food with corn muffins instead of toast by a runner. Our waitress noticed right away that we didn’t have toast and offered to fix the mistake. We chose to keep the muffin.

Now for the food, the coffee was decent. It was flavorful but not very strong. The rosemary potatoes were bland. The omelet was fine but cold and needed more cheese.

Given this is a local place that’s close to home, I’d give Blue Bear a second shot. I probably wouldn’t go on a Sunday, would sit inside, and tryna different entree.

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CGventure
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I enjoyed my first visit and came with an open mind Because I didn't know what food to expect. End up trying 3 items on their menu special for valentine's and it was delicious! From latte drink to the food they put extra thought into executing making them fresh and unique. I was worried about not liking it but glad I tried it out. Staff was friendly. Only dislike I had was the small quarters. Small like a cafe, I do recommend if you want to have a little more space and quiet to get a table in their patio section, they have heater lamps for use.

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JGSK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan options are always amazing! The owners are awesome as well :)

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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RobinB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Tasting Food, Cute little interior, very clean and friendly staff

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vipchigirl34
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. I had the blue “beary” pancakes which were delicious. The breakfast was great. Good housemate chicken sausage. My friend had the biscuits and gravy which was good too. The only thing I would change is the temperature of the food. It wasn’t hot enough for me. Also the scrambled eggs were tasty, but not scrambled “soft” per my request. I would definitely return. My blueberry cocktail was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a good price. Second time I’ve been here for breakfast and once again everything was very good.

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BruceP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious farm to table breakfast. Great, fast service and a fantastic bloody mary !

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StephanieR
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding, really unique and excellent. Prices are high, but the portions are generous and very tasty. We had a reservation for 4 people, but waited over 20 minutes to be seated, which was frustrating. Overall, I would recommend to anyone.

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LaniU
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Enough choices that there is something for everyone. I’ll eat there again.

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Pampog
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shepherd pie was the most delicious dish I've had in a long while..Shh. don't tell anyone I licked the pan..It was that good!! My daughter was surprised how fresh and delicious her fish was, being from Milwaukee where there are good places on every corner to eat. She was surprise that Racine could offer better food. Delicious!?

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REBECCAP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time. Cute place set up perfectly for Covid safety. The waitress was great in that she was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.
We took her suggestions and ordered smoked brisket entrees, they were amazing. Fresh baked bread and homemade jam. We will definitely go back.

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vipSteve4031
Kansas City
82 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Has a potential to be good if the employees paid attention to details. The serving of 4 pancakes is very nice. But when you forget to bring butter, and provide a small container of syrup, and when you finally bring 3 hard as rock slices of butter, the proportions of pancakes to butter and syrup do not work.

I realize Covid is a challenging time for all, but at the prices I paid I expect details to be done correctly.

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BradW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visit regularly because we can dine outside away from folks- we always go for dinner.
Blue Bear has a greatly unique menu which is almost entirely (maybe entirely) gluten free. From appetizers like Nashville Hot Wings !!) and Warm Crab Dip (yes, GF) to entrees like GF Cod Fish Fry (which is better than terrific!) or Chili Pork Verde (it was Awesome) and desserts like home made GF Cherry Pie or Creme Brulee. They do everything well at Blue Bear, their breakfast is just as creative and satisfying and also, Gluten Free.

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love2banter
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic!

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DebP
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, delicious, locally sourced - what's not to love! Honestly one of the best brunches I've had in a very long time (including NYC, Chicago, Charlotte, Milwaukee, etc.). And really nice people too. Can't wait to go back! This is one not to be missed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Definitely sitting on top of the Racine area food charts. I had a good mix of food my first time and will certainly be back for brunch and more dinners the rest of my trip. The ribs, meatballs, chips and flourless cake all hit the spot!

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CharmaineP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently good quality. The service is always good. The decor is attractive and the art is interesting. You don't often see good art in a restaurant. The only thing I would criticize is that the Morning Buns are over baked and it's hard to cut through them with a knife. In warm weather, the patio is absolutely stunning with hydrangeas and vines and the potted plants are beautiful. Makes it easy to forget that you're on a busy street. Char Petersen

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LisaM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have this little gem in Racine county! We loved all of the fresh, healthy options. Our server was attentive and checked back on us often. We'd love to check out the brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Long wait for them to take our order and bring food but server was very polite and food was excellent.

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BabetteP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality ingredients equal good food. Saw the tomato plants that were to be in my salad as i was walking in. Homemade ranch. The garbage pile sandwich was hard to eat and every bit as delightful as it sounds. This restaurant deserves lines out the door.

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You can order delivery directly from Blue Bear - Racine using the Order Online button. Blue Bear - Racine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 583-3131.

Blue Bear - Racine is rated 4.7 stars by 117 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.