Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn

4.5
164 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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JohnD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Good:
- Friendly, cozy ambience appropriate for a neighborhood restaurant
- Warm, welcoming staff

Needs work:
- Mediocre food
- Overpriced menu relative to what you get
- Seasonal menu confusion (we were handed a Summer Drinks menu in the first week of December)

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reservationqueen
Milwaukee
89 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is always delicious. I had the special of the day which was salmon cakes. They were fabulous! The homemade soups are also very tasty.

The entrees are not inexpensive but are worth the price. Most entrees include soup or salad and a choice of potato or vegetable.

When dining here you are always able to hold a conversation with others at your table. That is not the case at many other restaurants.

I highly recommend you try this restaurant!

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Dode
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were warmly greeted and it was a great dining experience from then oni took some of my meal home and they included some of those great chips and a roll
We also had a small poinsettia on our table which made it festive

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LobbingIt
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I grew up in Milwaukee, had never been there. The menu is pretty old school and expensive with a lack of anything healthy, but is certainly nostalgic. The cocktails were amazing and I had never heard of an Old Fashioned Sweet, Sour or Pressed.
Our bartender was certainly entertaining and so was the waitstaff.

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jamesb
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice ambience ad service. The restaurant has an old world Milwaukee flavor.

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NancyL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love to stop in when we’re back in town. Menu is always updated but with the classics available. Very attentive waitstaff and bus service kept our waters full (difficult for our crowd). The chocolate mousse pie was the piece de resistance.

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denniso
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, delicious food in a great atmosphere with wonderful service!

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JillS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

George Pandls does not "accept" open table. they had no reservation for us. they did find us a table but were very rushed and crabby

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vipWiscguy
Milwaukee
60 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Bartender was outstanding and waiter and food was very good. The low point was the unprofessional host that seemed to hang around and not know what he was doing. The very nice busboy would do a better job showing people to their table!

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GrammaDorey
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent menu choices, tasty and plentiful food, good service.

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my brother & wife in town for visit. They were impressed and pleased. Not crowded.. You guys know your business and I'm glad you still are in business.

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Marcie
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. ! I’ve been going to Pandls for years and it is consistently good

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vipfloydster
Milwaukee
89 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service and excellent food made this a very pleasant dining experience.
The whitefish is always very tasty.

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JTDG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance of this established restaurant is romantic, adorable and cozy. While there was outdoor seating with heaters on this beautiful fall evening, we chose to sit indoors to have a more realistic experience of the restaurant's historical feel. The service was outstanding, friendly and professional (We arrived a little late due to Uber issues, but the staff was so empathetic and accommodating regardless!). The food was delicious - we ordered the Weiner Schnitzel and it was phenomenal - some of the best we have ever had, and that is coming from someone 100% German. Thank you Jack Pandl's for a wonderful evening!

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vipKEVINV
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no better place to have a pleasant dinner with friends and family. Service and food are exceptional!

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Relish
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were celebrating a birthday and had a delicious lunch and dessert.

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vipOshkoshTraveler
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot! Love the nostalgic decor, great food & friendly service. A Milwaukee treasure!

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Relish
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, nice people. One of my favorite places.

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bpom
Milwaukee
65 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Pandls is always a favorite, and last night was no exception. We had a delicious meal and a terrific time. We will always be back!

JM
JanetM
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We didn’t realize Sunday brunch was the only menu option......not indicated on line.
Our waiter appeared unkempt and not very attentive...I requested my beverage 2x before I received it.
The small plate of store bought pasty was disappointing.
My eggs Benedict had very minimal Hollandaise sauce and the ham was tough :(
My husband had Wienerschnitzel. It came with red cabbage , which he would never have ordered had he known that would be on the plate. The fried egg on top was like rubber :(

All in all not a great experience and I doubt we would ever recommend Pandles.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was such a pleasure for the whole family & it felt like a special occasion for all of us. It felt personal, nostalgic & had a different level of service that you just don’t see very often anymore, especially for what we ended up paying for this experience. However, this wouldn’t mean anything if the food was not outstanding, which it absolutely was! From the fresh home-baked goods to the drinks to the soups, kids meals (ribs!) Eggs Benedict & schnitzel, everything was better than the next. We did have to wait a bit, but the staff did a great job communicating with us & we never felt forgotten—honestly, it was a pleasant, quiet place to sit & visit. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good. The salmon was excellent.

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vipRonB
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the dinner and the terrace… we’ll be back again!

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TomW
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent. Lamb shank was out of this world and spinach quiche was great.

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RichardF
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal all round!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Whitefish on the menu is great. Ribs were a bit dry. Shrimp scampi was just fine. Salads a bit dry, too. A staple for the area though. Great patio that is perfect for a party or reunion. The servers are super nice and loyal to their jobs.

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AdamG
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good old school joint..

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vipsusan
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I returned to Pandels after last visiting my hometown of Whitefish Bay after 30 years. Everything remained the same with tip top service and phenomenal food

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Robb
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Needs a new men’s bathroom

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DavidM
Milwaukee
3 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
6 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
35 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
32 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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HappyPig
Milwaukee
36 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
28 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
Milwaukee
2 reviews
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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Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 164 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.