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Ella's Public House, Delafield, WI

Ella's Public House

3.8
3.8
31 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Ella's Public House
Beautiful setting with great fireplace, patio and incredible beer industry artwork.
Gourmet pub food, full entrees, Friday Fish Fry, weekly specials, Monthly Taste of the World cuisine

No reservations for Friday dinner service; walk-ins only on Fridays.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (262) 201-4545
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Delafield
  • Cross street
    Hwy 18 just west of Hwy 83
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

31 Reviews
  1. Leah

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Five us met for lunch. We were the only ones in the restaurant except for a couple of others so it was very quiet which was good for conversation. Service was excellent with nobody else there. Our group had burgers, a chicken salad and I had the Ella’s flatbread. We all liked the food but my flatbread was not hot. No one else had cold food so mine must have had to sit and wait on the burgers.

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  2. Rudy

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was not bad. Was in a little room past the bar that has no ambience. The rest of the place outside that room seems pretty cool

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  3. Anniversary

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This is the first time that we dined here. We had a reservation and when we arrived we were asked if it was ok to sit at a small bar table between the claw and pull tab machines. We asked for a bigger table. One hostess accommodated while the other one told her she’d have to deal with splitting up 2 tables. Service was quick and efficient except at the end. Our waiter came to our table before we were finished eating and asked if we were ready for the bill. Never offered dessert or stopped by to see if we needed more drinks. On the way out the hostesses were chatting amongst themselves and never said goodbye or thanked us for coming. Food was excellent. Service needs work.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a Great time at Ella’s! We had great service and the food was very good. We went in on a Saturday night with a reservation and had no issues. We will definitely visit again! I was a little skeptical because of previous reviews but we had no problems and had a great time.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Took us 25 minutes for anyone to even take our drink order & then we had to ask the person clearing tables who our server was. Tried to catch eye of those serving other tables but it seemed like they were purposefully ignoring our party of two. Finally waited on & offered a round of drinks & free dessert. My soup never came & after meal arrived server said they were out of it. Food was overall good. Service terrible. Our first time there & probably won’t be back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our reserved table for four was given away to a party of two so instead of sitting in the restaurant areas they scrambled to seat us in the bar area. The service was slow and the quality of the food and drinks was poor. They were apologetic and they even didn’t charge us for an appetizer that was served with toasted bread that was too hard to actually chew. They could not even get a simple kids hamburger out of the kitchen in a timely manner for my four year old daughter. We had been looking forward to a nice New Year’s Eve dinner and felt it would be nice to have reservations. Unfortunate Open Table’s suggesting for the restaurant lead to an unenjoyable evening that was a waste of our time and money. Would not recommend at all.

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  7. DanS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Waited 20 minutes for our drinks. Asked for water 3 different times. We finally went up to the bar for water refills, when we did that, our waitress saw us and immediately came over with a water pitcher saying she was “on her way”. They initially brought the wrong soup out. Food was good, but the service ruined the entire experience

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and vibe! Went here for a girls night and enjoyed it!

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  9. RebeccaF

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The prime rib and burger were good and cooked to order. The chicken breast was rubbery and definitely frozen and a weird texture. I only could eat a couple of bites. The asparagus looked anemic and soggy. This dish cost $24. The server was wonderful and great timing.

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  10. FOODFESTER

    Milwaukee

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation, probably not needed but did not know how crowded the restaurant would be on a Saturday night. Front larger area very nice but we were placed at a corner table in another much smaller room looking at an old beer poster. Hardly an appealing view. Next time would “know” where the better tables are etc

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  11. AmyH

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent dinner and nice place to eat. I would recommend this place to anyone. Not too expensive, either, and the food was really good.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Left after being ignored for 20 min. At then 15 min point complained to hostess is front of 2 servers and still no one came to table.

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  13. AllisonS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kathy was the best server! Her personality shines and she is so personable. Her attention was perfect…stopping to check in without hovering. The food was delicious also. I can’t wait to go back.

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  14. UJDSE

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! The service was outstanding. This was our first time at this restaurant. We cannot wait to return.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Our expectations were not high and going to ella’s. To do the other reviews. But we wanted to try it and give it a whirl. The food was very mediocre. The service was fine. But the waitresses very very busy and handling many tables. I do not think that we will be going back.

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  16. SteveP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the chicken sandwich, it was delicious. Baked onion soup and cheese curds were excellent.

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  17. lawks

    Denver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The ribs were very good. The service was good. The drink special was good. Kind of a weird environment with the dining areas, bar and video slots but that may be normal around here. We are from out of state. It didn’t bother us, it was just new for us. Overall a nice place.

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  18. LoriWallner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal and the service was the best! Would definitely recommend!

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  19. Wash

    Milwaukee

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food moderately priced. We will go back.

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  20. Ireview4you

    Cancun

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and experience is abou what you should expect for pub grub. Weekly specials.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We stopped in late to have dinner. We ate at the bar. The food was fantastic. It was a slow night so it was very quiet. We’ve been there when it’s busy and louder and every time we go we are pleased.

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  22. AnneN

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Was not impressed with the food. Very underwhelming

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  23. paulat

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    HANNAH, OUR WAITRESS DID AN AWESOME JOB. THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS. TOMATO BASIL, MY FAVORITE WAS THE BEST I HAVE HAD. FRIENDLY, CAUSAL DRESS. MY FRIENDS AND I GET TOGETHER ONCE A MONTH FOR LUNCH, WE CHAT ALOT, WE HAD A RELAXING TIME AND ENJOYED OUR ONCE A MONTH VISIT. GOOD FOOD AND PLEASANT PLACE TO DINE

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to hangout for a game! The bartender was fantastic, she was on top of her game, fun and professional.

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  25. MichaelM

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Prime rib was very tasty and done just right. Fried chicken was not quite done all through but buttermilk batter was great. Reasonable prices and good service.

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  26. Heather

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It’s was NYE and we expected some kind of special items on the menu or even an acknowledgment of the event but nothing. Disappointing as was the food. We have eaten here before and it was amazing. Not sure what happened.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and drink. Waiter very lost

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  28. AlexandraS

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    It was horrible! I ordered the short braise ribs and they came in 3 pieces that had fat all over the top! I was very disgusted by the appearance I lost my appetite. The waitress took it back and brought me a pretzel chicken sandwich out instead, which looked even more disgusting to eat. It was so high and it was a huge piece of burnt fried chicken with gravy all over it and a few other things that didn’t belong on a chicken sandwich. Such a huge disappointment. Ruined our celebration completely!

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  29. JenniferT

    Milwaukee

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service! Food was pretty good. The fries were cold. But other than that everything was good. We will try Ella’s again!

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  30. Vegetarian

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a very good restaurant that has the potential to be something great! Tofu salad is a 5-star vegan dish! Keep up the good work. Lose the "Bucca-style" kitchey wall decor to make this place look like an elegant hotel lobby and you will attract the after-work business crowd you desire.

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  31. DJH1Pewaukee

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Bartender had an attitude. When we said we made a reservation through Open Table they said we did not, "they don't use Open Table". The staff was short handed so the service people took it out on the customers. Our hamburgers which wee ordered medium rare were well done. They place is small with no atmosphere inside. The outside tables sit on the parking lot and look onto parking spaces where cars are within 2' of the tables. (We prayed the drivers had good brakes and put the big pickup trucks into the right gear when leaving.) Very small wine list and beer was not cheap even though it should have been happy hours. Not our worst experience, ever, but close to it.
    Ella's Public HouseResponded on July 7, 2019
    I think you may have gone somewhere else. None of what you have said in your review even comes close to describing Ella's Public House! We have a capacity of 207. Our decor consists of mostly Milwaukee beer history, including cream city brick from the Pabst Malt House and railings from the Schlitz Brewery circa 1890. The centerpiece of the room is a sunken fireplace and lounge. Parking is across the street except for ADA and motorcycle parking. We do use Open Table but not for reservations now.

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Ella's Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 201-4545.

Ella's Public House is rated 3.8 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Ella's Public House

W325 S1767 Mickle Rd, Delafield, WI 53018

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hwy 18 just west of Hwy 83
  • Neighborhood
    Delafield
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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