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Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn, Milwaukee, WI

Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn

4.5
4.5
446 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    German
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 964-3800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 446 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Great for brunch

  • Milwaukee

    Great for brunch

446 Reviews
  1. Alaska

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quality of the food prep is not what it used to be.

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  2. FrankS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every thing was fine. However they did not have our open table reservations. Even though I had a confirmation number

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  3. williaml

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Old school, but the best school is how I describe Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn. Been coming here seemingly forever. Just great in every way. I love the atmosphere on top of the wonderful entrees. These folks know how to prepare fish so beautifully. I also enjoy the Pandl Brau...one of my favorite brews on terra firma. I can't wait to go back. Bill O'Dea

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  4. out2eat

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My sister and I went to Jack Pandl's really looking forward to having their lamb shank. The flavor was good but the lamb shank was way underdone. I let the waiter know after the meal and he showed concern about it but did not offer to do anything for us about our disappointment in our meal. I ate very little of the lamb and told him I was taking it home to cook it all of the way through. To pay what we did for an under-cooked meal was a huge disappointment.

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  5. Luvfood

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was prompt and courteous. Food delivery was quick and hot. Taste was outstanding for the simple dishes we ordered

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  6. KristenP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Sunday dinner at Jack Pandl’s! It had been years since I went and it was fun to introduce it to my daughter. My mom enjoyed being back there too, as it was a regular place we brought our family to when I was a kid. Service was fun, polite, and thorough if we had questions. It is a gem - Keep the tradition going!!!

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  7. BenK

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Thought the place was okay. It's an older Supper club feel out of an old converted residence. Nice white linen tables and candles to set the mood with Beer Steins and horned skulls lining the walls. Kind of an old World German theme, I guess. Food tasted good, but portions were very small. $45 for smaller filet mignon, with 1 cup of steamed broccoli and four rolls and a few smaller red baked potatoes...okay.

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  8. shaggy

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was fantastic and the food is always good. This is a classic place I hope never leaves.

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  9. DarenA

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time eating at Pandl’s. We thought the food and service were very good and would definitely recommend this establishment.

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  10. Lucy

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as usual! In 55 years the food and service has been consistently wonderful! Their Friday fish fries and Sunday brunches are great. I especially like the whitefish and German pancake. Pandl’s is definitely a Hidden Gem!

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  11. JeffS

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Definetly old school. They need to take it up some to get back to where they used to be. Maybe just me with different expectations than I received.

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  12. SandyR

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    3 out of the 4 dinners were awful Service slow and poor No rolls, I had to take butter from another table

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  13. shars

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Although I know their signature dish is Whitefish, I ordered the Whitefish dinner and 1/3 of the fish was so fishy I could not eat it, the potatoes were delicious, the salad, very good but sparce, my friend had the Whitefish cakes and she experienced the same, part of the cakes were good where the other not eatable. We told our waitress and she walked away

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  14. BobG

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good, nostalgic German-centric dining experience in Whitefish Bay. Enjoyed the nod to 50-60's decor in a what appeared to be a house/log cabin. The Schnitzel and fish were both good including the traditional Germans sides. The grandkids had the Dutch baby pancakes...Our bill came out to over $100 which included 1 beer, tea and two sodas. That seemed a bit overpriced for the food and overall dining experience, however, the uniqueness and coziness of the space was worth the expense.

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  15. WendyG

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this Whitefish Bay staple! We frequent often and Carmen was EXCELLENT!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love eating at Jack Pandl’s in winter & outside on their patio in the summer/ fall. It’s always a wonderful experience & the food is outstanding!

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  17. Tommy

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went at 2:30 on Friday to beat the fish fry crowd. Gave us the lunch menu which didn’t offer the fish fry. We asked about a fish fry and was told they switch over the Friday dinner menu at 3 so he would give us that menu and by the time we had our cocktail the kitchen would be ready for fish fries. Perfect ! We both had the perch and they were perfect.

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  18. Seuss

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food One of our favorite places

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  19. KatyA

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wiener Schnitzel appetizer perfect for lunch! Delicious!

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  20. BillStocks

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I always enjoy my meal at Jack Pandl’s Whitefish Bay Inn! The schnitzel and spatzle is always great!

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  21. JohnW

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoyable and accommodating on short notice; the team is great!

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  22. BrendaT

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    There was a hair in my salad. I ordered one white fish cake (you used to automatically get two) and it was tiny and over cooked and dry. Our waitress was good and very pleasant. The food was disappointing and seemed overpriced for the amount and low quality.

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  23. StaceyS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wide selection on brunch menu! Food was delicious! Service was very attentive!

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  24. JeffW

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the all-time grates in the Milwaukee area with my family history going back to the mid 1800s many family dinner we sat at the table of my great grandfather and the great thing. It hasn’t changed over all these years. I am now 63 years old and whenever I’m back in Milwaukee now that I live in Florida Have to go to whitefish Bay and Pandl’s was born and lived in whitefish bay for anyone that is in the area and wants a wonderful dinner. My suggestion is to stop at Pandl’s.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasurable dining experience. We ate at the bar enjoying saying hello to those next to us. Cocktails were good and the food was great.

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  26. ScottB

    Milwaukee

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great. The service was fantastic. Steak and lobster was cooked to perfection. It was a great place to ring in the new year.

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  27. KathyS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We hadn't been to Pandl's in a very long time and our expectations were high. Nothing has changed in the coziness of the restaurant. However it was my husband's birthday and after a difficult few days was looking to have their famous chicken livers only to find out they don't serve them on Fridays and the menu was abbreviated. We settled for what was left. On their website they do list the Friday menu however nowhere does it state that is the only menu used on Friday. That may have affected our decision. The food itself was good soup was tomato broth with vegetables but the vegetables overwhelmed the soup and made it difficult to eat. Broiled fish was served in too much butter.

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  28. chabela

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ryan our waiter was outstanding as was Carmen who we met but did not wait on us! Loved the Shaum Torte best! I never had had corn and mushrooms in tomato soup before...so delish! The only negative was the noise level was frustrating! It was really hard to hear the people at our table and my head actually hurt after a while! Loved the ladies bathroom too..what a relic from the past!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It had been DECADES since I had eaten here. Two of the women I was with had never eaten at Pandl’s. We were very pleased with the service and our lunch. The antiquated restaurant is tired however is filled with so many happy memories. It is a testament to the restaurant that it is a great German Milwaukee restaurant.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    They still need a redo of the men’s bathroom. This has been a problem for years. Plus refresh the back entrance

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  31. Mark

    Tampa

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beef rouladan was good not great. Seemed to be missing bacon, onions and mustard in inside. Service friendly and efficient. Chicken livers were deep fried, a little dry but tasty. All in all a good experience in a classic setting.

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  32. LoriZ

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived early for our reservation, but we were seated and served promptly. The server did an excellent job, as did the bartender. The food was outstanding as usual. A very relaxed atmosphere helped the four of us enjoy our time together.

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  33. DJVike

    Milwaukee

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an awesome anniversary dinner at Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn. Excellent drinks, great food (liver dumpling soup was outstanding!), and delicious desserts! But The service is amazing...Jason was tremendous! We'll be back soon!

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  34. NoelL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you to Jason for his efforts to provide recommendations-/ our first time at Jack Pandl’s was a very good one and really appreciated the value and taste of the homemade dishes and the upper class ambiance made it feel special

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  35. CathyS

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our annual Holiday lunch was lovely as usual! We’ll be back next year.

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  36. PeterT

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful - fantastic experience! Highly recommend.

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  37. Wiscguy

    Milwaukee

    91 reviews

    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and fair service . You need to spend some money and freshen the place up. Lite over bar table too bright and no globe. Bulbs out on light fixture in bar. Need fresh paint and upgrade. Tired!

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  38. Alfonse

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time there. We enjoyed it very much. We'll definitely go back,

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  39. ChrisT

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Potato crusted cod fish fry was delicious and well worth the drive to this iconic restaurant.

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  40. reservationqueen

    Milwaukee

    111 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Of all my many visits to Pandl's over the years, this was my most disappointing visit. My old-fashioned was not up to par in flavor. The wiener schnitzel was not all that tasty and somewhat tough. I was disappointed. The dinner rolls were fantastic, and the coffee was delicious. We did not order dessert. The service was good as usual. Maybe this was just an off day. I hope so.

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FAQs

Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 446 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn

1319 E Henry Clay St, Milwaukee, WI 53217

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lake Dr and Woodburn St
  • Neighborhood
    Whitefish Bay
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    German
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Full Bar
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