Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn

4.7
136 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!
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4.7based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Robb
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Needs a new men’s bathroom

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DavidM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and food. Enjoyed the German dinners at this Milwaukee area classic restaurant.

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MarkLoki
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pandl’s was an enjoyable lunch spot. The food was good and the service outstanding. If you like a local restaurant with long history with the community, this is worth checking out.

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Jeweljett
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to go! Absolutely love Pandl’s.

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foodie
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hostess and Waitress were amazing. Truly cared that you had a great experience and that the food was delicious. Served on China! would definitely recommend and go back

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NewYearsDisappointment
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service along with great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great old style supper club experience...even down to the antelope horns on the wall.

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Mitch
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Met up with a old friend of mine for a business get together dinner. Good location, great selection and good ambience. He had the shrimp scampi and it was a little dry but still good. I had the jaeger schnitzel and it was pretty good. It was worth the price and the experience for my first time there. I would give it a second shot again.

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Elizabeth
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant showed great appreciation for us being there. Nice buttered crackers came out first to nimble on. I then had corn beef soup which was excellent,then their renown white fish with their homemade excellent tartar sauce. It was also served with buttered “new” potatoes. Highly recommend their white fish with was baked with a dusting of paprika .

The service was genuine and thoughtful. It also was enjoyable to be at a historic restaurant from 1915 that still had lots of original charm. They did accommodate us with regards to distancing during the Covid virus. In fact ,only one other couple was there for this Thursday lunch. I will return to get their German pancake.
Delightful experience.

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vipHappyPig
Milwaukee
34 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a holiday lunch with family. Three of us had the special - sauerbraten with red cabbage and dumplings, salad/soup. Super delicious. Everything fresh, including the coffee and rolls. Our waiter, who has been there forever, was attentive, fun and engaging. We always enjoy our meals here.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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vipToddB
Milwaukee
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipProntomac
Washington DC
383 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

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vipLindaP
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience!

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vipKEVINV
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDBDB
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Love everything about going tp Pandls.

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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!

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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!

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vipDelaney13
Chicago
13 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.

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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.

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vipKEVINV
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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!

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WTL2014
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday and wedding anniversary

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

Food and service is always good

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BellaS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just the way I remembered as a kid...

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vipIrish
Milwaukee
9 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.

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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.

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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.

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ScottB
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic

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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!

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LRKM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent and a great value for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great drinks and A1 service.

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MarioA
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and consistently terrific service!

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

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

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vipJosh
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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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!

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Tigger
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and great environment. Everything is homemade!

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Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 136 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.