Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn

4.6
125 Reviews
$30 and under
German
Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn
~Since 1915~
"You are a stranger here but once"
When making a reservation please note if you would like it to be for inside, the outdoor patio, or the heated outdoor tent. Thank You!
What 125 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
TW
TomW
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite brunch places. My wife and I went on a Sunday morning and were one of the first people there. The pastries and mimosas started things off deliciously and that was followed by soup or salad. My farina dumpling chicken soup was excellent and my wife’s salad was nice and fresh. I can’t resist the German pancake, which was fantastic and very filling. My wife had the spinach quiche, which was light and delicious. All during the meals our coffee cups and water glasses were kept filled.

KH
KimH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great food but a bit over priced compared to other places I have been such as the Golden Mast.

CP
vipChristineP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was over-the-top wonderful. The food was outstanding and our waiter, Mark, was a joy. He was helpful with both meal and wine selection and made our experience a very pleasant one. I wish you were closer than a 2 hour drive, but we will be back anyway. Thank you.

TB
vipToddB
Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perch fish fry was very good. We loved the potato pancakes.

P
vipProntomac
Washington DC
381 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Historic community restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining. Our server and bartender were great and attentive. Family style menu with German influence nicely done. The fresh whitefish fillet special was excellent

LP
vipLindaP
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience!

KE
vipKEVINV
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience! Food was well prepared and service was courteous and discreet.

DB
vipDBDB
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Love everything about going tp Pandls.

SM
vipSandyM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful Sunday Brunch outside on the patio in September. Our server was extremely personable, the food was tasty and the added touch of a yummy pastry plate was a perfect start to an amazing meal!

KE
vipKEVINV
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at a very nice table on the patio. A very pleasant anniversary celebration for us!

D
vipDelaney13
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We all enjoyed our meals. The sea scallops in particular were excellent & I would highly recommend the Schaum Torte for dessert. Additionally, the outdoor seating area was very pleasant and comfortable.

ML
MilwaukeeLady
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I brought a group to the patio at Pandl's. The hostess/owner was very welcoming and everyone enjoyed their meal. Was happy to introduce friends who had never eaten there to Jack Pandl's.

KE
vipKEVINV
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no better place to enjoy outdoor dining in the North Shore!

JU
JohnU
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and personnel were wonderful. They have the best whitefish dinner around and chocolate mousse pie to die for.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant outdoor garden dining experience with a residential (non-commercialized) feel. Very good food and great value!

WT
WTL2014
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday and wedding anniversary

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always good

BS
BellaS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just the way I remembered as a kid...

I
vipIrish
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Our food was very good. The service not very good. We had to flag down our server several times to get another glass of wine or more water. We made reservations but when we arrived they only had one table available outside and it was on the grass which was completely uneven. It was a horrible table setting and I understand they are trying to social distance. However, if I make a reservation and arrive on time I typically expect not the get "the leftover" table no one wants. They did not offer to wait a couple of minutes until another table left. The worst was that I saw our server wipe her sweaty forehead with her hand and then not wash them. Sorry, we're in a pandemic and basic hygiene was ignored. I cannot go back during this pandemic if the servers are not practicing good health and safety.

ML
MilwaukeeLady
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A friend and I had lunch on the patio. Very nice with flowers and plenty of space. Service was friendly and good and the hostess thanked us for supporting them. Food is "old fashioned" good. Always nice to eat on the patio.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The lamb was dry and over cooked and the wiener schnitzel was bland. The server was an old lady who made it clear she did not want to be there. She didn’t check on us, was slow getting us drinks, and whenever she brought out food she would have her finger in the food. The bartender and the other servers seemed attentive and clean, so we might try eating there again and just request a different server. We are big fans of lamb and Weinstein’s schnitzel, so we were disappointed with the price and the quality of food. Would not recommend ordering either.

SB
ScottB
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic

AW
AliWmilw
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We sat in the bar area so a little crowded around table, but it was fine... it did take a little while to place our food order, but it came out pretty quick. Shrimp cocktail was not good. Cod fry was great, although surprised no Cole slaw... just wish they would have also offered a grilled or fried shrimp on the fish fry menu, considering they offer scampi and shrimp cocktail. Our waitress was nice! We love going to restaurants that are not chains!

LR
LRKM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and a great value for the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great drinks and A1 service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was great and courteous. Love the fillet which was perfectly prepared.

J
vipJosh
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carmen is the best server they have. Be sure to request her.

JD
JDKP1016
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved your bread basket with those little fried pieces - we ate so many of those were almost too full to eat lunch! Two of us had Wiener schnitzel which was delicious,spaetzel not as good, but okay. Shrimp salad was awesome, as was the turkey wrap! Server was lovely!

T
Tigger
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and great environment. Everything is homemade!

RB
RichardB
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I have visited Pandl's occasionally for more than 50 years. Nothing about the place has really changed in all of that time. The comfort food has always been the attraction for me. I expected to find a crowded restaurant on a Saturday evening, but when we arrived for our 7:00PM reservation, the dining room was only about 2/3 full. Most of the customers were seniors. By the time we left about 8:15PM, only two tables were occupied.

As always, the food was excellent. My Manhattan clam chowder was homemade and delicious. The fresh whitefish fillet, a specialty for years, was prepared perfectly. My dining companion had the beef rolladen with red cabbage and a dumpling. She enjoyed it very much.

I am looking forward to returning to try some of the other menu items. We enjoyed our evening, but the atmosphere was a little too quiet.

MV
vipMaggieV
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a great dinner with friends. The place was packed. It the service was excellent and the food delicious.

M
Meema
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would give 5 stars but they didn't offer many gluten-free options or GF bread or buns.

KV
KarinV
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cozy, historic restaurant. My walleye was cooked to perfection and the service is great, with very happy, charming waitstaff!! Not to be missed!

NC
vipNancyC
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

A long time staple in the area, we really had to go. We enjoyed it, but probably won't be back. It is like going back in time and there is something very special about that. However, the wait was long for the food and the food was just OK.

JB
JimB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had Rouladen, Chicken Livers, and Whitefish, all of which were excellent! Our waitress was Amy, and she was very attentive, as was the busboy who made sure our water glasses were never empty. The only noise came from the table next to us where a large family group with several young coughing children sat. That was no reflection on your restaurant, and out of your control. We had fun guessing the number of lights on the Christmas tree outside the window, and can’t wait to see if we won! This was a return visit, and we will definitely come again.

S
Squirt
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect experience for a holiday outing experience. The restaurant and outside were festively decorated. The food was excellent and the service was great.

F
Fred
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful old style German restaurant with great food. Some, like roast duckling, is almost impossible to find in any other restaurant. Our waitress, who has been an employee 48 years, was extremely friendly and efficient. One of our favorite places for a special meal- their Sunday brunches are great too, and again have some unusual and really good entrée choices.

E
vipElizabeth
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met there with friends from out of state and they were delighted with our choice, as were we.

DB
vipDerinB
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with friends. Terrific value. Attentive service.

DB
vipDerinB
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as always and the wait staff friendly and attentive.

FAQs

Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 125 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.