Blue Bear - Racine

4.7
201 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!

Experiences

  • Winter Dining Globes - Weekend Brunch

    $35.00 per person

    Dec 18, 2021 - May 1, 2022

    Book a private winter dining experience in one of our heated outdoor globes! Your 90 minute brunch reservation includes: flights of mimosas for each guest, an assortment of from-scratch house-made pastries, unlimited organic Valentine coffee, and an entree for each guest! Tax and gratuity not included. After making your reservation, you will receive a call from the restaurant for a deposit to hold your spot.

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 201 people are saying
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PamD
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved that everything was made from scratch and purchased from businesses in the area. All 4 of us enjoyed our meal!’

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always fantastic. Thanks Alysa!!!

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LaurieM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great here and so is the service. If you want something unique or familiar they have it at a high quality.

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Kris
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience4

High prices. Menu selections not as good as they used to be. Server was not very attentive and forgot at least 2 things I asked for.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner for our 27th anniversary! Food was fresh and fantastic! Appreciate all the gluten free options!

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RedaP
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great little place. My guest was from Chicago and also enjoyed the food very mcuh. Kudos to the Chef! We will be back.

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AMK2004
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Blue Bear is the ultimate hit or miss. It’s an exciting place, with some of the best concepts for food and drinks in Racine. The food is usually good, sometimes great, occasionally completely excellent (it doesn’t always travel well so eating in restaurant is much better than getting it to go). The service is the biggest variable, and what can tank a Blue Bear experience. Times are tough, especially for small businesses, but it’s also hard to go somewhere that you don’t feel welcome. Hoping my next Blue Bear trip is better.

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JonathanB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, creatively done. Gluten free options and awareness. Very friendly service.

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AnnE
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was sooooo good. Original menu items make this place a special stop. Thank you for sharing your culinary gifts with us!

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING food and great service! My absolute favorite restaurant.

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KatB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great place for brunch and catching up with good friends! Highly recommend.

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LynnD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Food was delicious - there was an error in my order but they rushed a new one to me asap.

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MichelleC
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

This was our third time there and OMG it was sad. Waitress seemed rushed and out of sorts. I had ordered my meal with eggs over easy they were over cooked. My meal had no real flavor except it was hot . I ask for salt and pepper ( never had to in the past, Sunday was a first) and the waitress brought when I was almost done. No refills or asked if we liked our meal. It was impersonal and cold. My hubbies food was cooked well at least. Hoping it was a fluke and not a new common practice.

Blue Bear - Racine
Responded on December 8, 2021

Hi Michelle! Sorry to hear you had a bad experience. Please in the future, let us know of any issues with the food while you're here and we would be happy to fix the problem! We, like many places, are short-staffed and doing our best, but I do apologize if your server seemed rushed. As for the salt and pepper, since COVID we have been keeping them off tables to clean between guests, but we are more than happy to bring you some if requested! Hope you try us again!

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vipFoodjunkie
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good dining experience. The menu has a nice selection of items with vegan and keto options. A nice surprise

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasaamtly surprised, great food, excellent service, and the food was to die for.

Owners daughter made us feel welcome, along with our server Allie!

First time in, definitely not our last!

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Rick
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is really good, the tables are a little small.

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LynnD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing, as always - the service was really, really impeccable. She went above and beyond. The food was delicious and healthy - can always use more salt though :)

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Lori
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at Blue Bear. We met an old friend and it was a lovely time. We all had the walleye fish fry and enjoyed it. It’s a great place for my husband who has to eat gluten free. All homemade and delicious food!

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HeatherB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Blue Bear! They are accommodating when it comes to allergies and the food is delicious. The staff is friendly and food comes out hot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for there special event Izakaya night. Limited interaction with staff since you ordered and paid through an app but the server was very friendly. Pace of apps and main entree’ was good.

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LaurenB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This farm-to-table restaurant is phenomenal - fantastic customer service, a wide variety of options, and delicious food! The corn bread is fresh and warm, with a spicy honey dipping sauce - SO GOOD! We all had different brunch items, and we were each more than happy with our choices. We will be back!

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BradW1
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great visit to BlueBear! November 2021, Friday dinner of GF fish fry, GF fried chicken and gravy, GF fried artichokes and GF polenta fries. Everything was terrific in flavor and preparation, served exceedingly hot and fresh. Great flavor, great variety, all gluten free! Thanks Again!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful restaurant!

Blue Bear - Racine
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you so much!! hope to see you again!

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JenW
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Welcoming host. Nice selection of food. Large portions. Excellent flavor! Definitely recommend.

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RexJ
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere. Compliments to all the chefs…simply fantastic.

Blue Bear - Racine
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thank you both so much!! Loved having you! hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Bear consistently delivers excellent service, exceptional food and an innovative menu. Do not miss the ham when you go.

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GinaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG - what a gem, so glad we found this place - breakfast, coffee, selections, and hospitality - everything 5 star and more! If you haven't been here before and you are a foodie - it is a MUST. You'll lick your plate clean. They also source from local vendors. Could not recommend more!!

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WIVegetarian
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu offers a diverse selection that will make everyone happy. The options are innovative, high quality and rotate based upon season. Service was fantastic. We will definitely be back!

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AnneB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, great set up! Excellent food and service as always.

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DMJM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing, as always. The Taylor Street Chopped Salad is my favorite salad in the area! Normally I can't indulge in bacon on my salads, but because I know that it is sourced carefully, and nitrate free, I can get my bacon. I'm a regular at Blue Bear and I'm always so impressed by the quality of the food, for the price. Always high quality and always delicious!

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LeahC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious. Pleasantly surprised at how yummy everything was! Great service as well. Would have liked to sit outside but they didn’t have enough lighting in the dark.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Great food and loved to be able to sit outside.

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JenniferN
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The meal was all right but one of the omelets was very salty. The worst was the terrible waitress. Did not aim to please when I tried to replace vegan bacon with regular bacon and she wouldn’t do it because she said then it wouldn’t be vegan. I’m not vegan, just wanted bacon and she didnt seem to get it. She was also very inattentive and forgetful…almost mean. On the chance I would get her as a waitress again, doubt that I will be going back anytime soon.

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vipBordeauxbob
Milwaukee
117 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sat outside for Sunday brunch—food and service were excellent, as usual. Appreciate being able to make reservations on Open Table — not many Racine restaurants use this app.

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Madamekelle
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the Blue Bear Benedict and the Blue Bear coffee and now I’m addicted. Our waitress was super helpful in picking between menu items and keeping our drinks coming. A new local favorite that I’m sure we’ll visit often!

Blue Bear - Racine
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you for the visit and the review! We always love to hear our staff being helpful, we'll see you soon!

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nathanm
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Loved the food! Excellent flavor! The service was very polite, but a little disorganized. I had made a reservation for outdoor seating, and even though we got there a couple minutes before the reservation, the only seats available were inside. There was another couples of people ahead of us that had to wait another 15 minutes before they could have a seat outside, even though they had made a reservation as well. I definitely still recommend them though. It was a busy time of day that we came, so I’m guessing that this is a common issue among restaurants. Love the style of cuisine that they serve! It’s hard to find a place like this around here.

Blue Bear - Racine
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thank you for your visit and for the review! You're absolutely right, Sunday brunch is always a very busy time for us. We do our best to make sure we have tables available for our reservations but definitely have room for improvement. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and the food was fantastic! We were seated outside in a “cabana” and it couldn’t have been more wonderful!

Blue Bear - Racine
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thank you so much for coming in and for your review! We're always happy to share our beautiful cabana space with our customers. We hope to see you again soon!

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MarvinD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. We are GF and Blue Bear has a good menu for GF - first time we have had a Friday night fish-fry out in several years. The breaded COD was very good, perfectly done and very good flavor profile. Potato pancakes are excellent also. Outdoor seating was nice, tables are well separated. Definitely a good value and excellent food.

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Marge
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went to a wine dinner which was very nice and very good food. My only complaint is that the "up front manager" who was one of 2 servers had absolutely filthy fingernails. Blue Bear touts they clean in between guests, etc, but has anyone even looked at the hands of the people serving food? Totally turned off and disgusted.

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EWKWI
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, though just a little bit pricey for brunch without formal service. Highly recommend anything with the gravy on it.

FAQs

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 201 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.