Merriment Social

4.7
577 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
You are cordially invited to experience our industrial-chic neighborhood restaurant located between Walker's Point and the Third Ward serving eclectic, seasonally driven small plates, Milwaukee's favorite burgers, and amazing fried chicken. The restaurant also features an extensive, unique wine by-the-glass selection, craft cocktails, and several varieties of craft beers. We have multiple private dining areas that can accommodate several types of events and celebrations.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 577 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to a Mother’s Day brunch here for the last 5-6 years. (Except last, ofc). Great food. Great service.

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vipLibraryLady
Milwaukee
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Incredibly noisy. We were shouting across the table. Our waiter was great and enthusiastic.

The Pud Thai dish 3 of us had was very dry and we requested extra sauce. The brussel sprouts were excellent.

Portions were generous. A bit disappointed in the white wine list.

DA
DowntownAli
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Pros: Vibe of the space is super cool and trendy. Would be great place to go and grab drinks on a weekend with friends.

Cons: There were a few speed bumps with our food. Long wait time and waitress didn't really come back to check on us between dropping off our drinks and when the runner brought out food. We ended up canceling the appetizer because our waitress forgot to put the order in and then our entrees arrived. My plate of tacos and rice was cold. The waitress was apologetic and got me a fresh, hot tacos. She also gave us free slushy shots because of the appetizer. She also surprised us later with a free slice of ice cream cake for the hassle. I would definitely give it a second shot for drinks maybe, but the pricing of the food is a little high in my opinion for what we got. The tacos and burger were good, but didn't blow me away where I felt it was justified to spend $19 for three average tacos and basic rice.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great burgers and fun drinks!

KK
vipKyleK
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't say enough about our first experience at Merriment Social. The food, drinks, everything was just amazing!
Our server Carly was so perky and energetic and interacted with us throughout our entire dinner. She really made the entire experience even better! Can't wait to come back and see Carly again!

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Cass
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Merriment Social a few times and every time has been excellent. The food, service and atmosphere are great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food in a space with lots of circulation and lots of light.

BH
BobH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Super fun place with really good drinks. The appetizers we had were amazing and the fried chicken entree was just ok. Overall good time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good atmosphere, good food.

AB
AmandaB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keegan was great! He was on top of it with the large group we had. He even made the birthday special with dessert and a candle. Great food and atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The pad Thai is basically buttered noodles, no flavor. Salmon carpaccio was very good. Cocktails are excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food was nothing special for what you’re paying. Menu was very limited and the drinks were small (albeit boozy). Ambiance was kinda nice but mediocre.

CT
vipChiTownMom
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Undortunately the service was terrible. Only 3 tables seated when we went and we waited over an hour for food. Drinks never refreshed. I had been here before once and if was good. This visit was terrible. Would not go back

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shineOn
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overpriced midday menu (seriously, why is an avocado salad $16?! - romaine, avocado, and charred broccoli - $16). Service was incredibly slow and impersonal.

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Jamie
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time here and I am not disappointed! It was a wonderful dinner. We enjoyed every bit of it! We had the Gulf Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, Cauliflower Pad Thai, and Avocado Bowl and there were delicious! I would definitely recommend Merriment Social for small or large gatherings!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Appetizers and entrees we ordered were all excellent. Very happy with the food. Service was pretty poor, however. After we were seated, our waitress didn’t approach our table for 10 minutes. Actually considered getting up and leaving. Every time waitress came to our table, which was seldom and far apart, she was in such a rush, she was at the table for a very short time and rushed off before we could finish talking to her or asking questions. Felt as if we were a bother to her and that she would rather we weren’t there. Also, I would recommend not asking at time of reservation if there is a special occasion, if nobody at the restaurant is going to acknowledge the special occasion while you are there.

BW
vipBethanyW
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dylan was outstanding and super friendly, he made our first experience there extremely enjoyable! The food was so tasty, drinks were great, we will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Lobster quesadilla was delish along with the brussel sprouts. Yummy cocktails as well.

RB
RachelB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved brunch here! The natural light coming in felt amazing and we had an attentive server. :) I don’t even like Brussels sprouts but my friends ordered some for the table and they were to die for! Everyone loved their food; we will be back!

DC
DissatisfiedCustomer
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

I've eaten here probably about 6 times, And it's like a 50/50 split between good experiences and disappointing experiences. This most recent time, our server forgot several items, we had to sit at a table right next to the door (despite having a reservation and there being other 4-tops where our party could have sat), and then when we were ready for the check, our server was nowhere to be found. The food and drinks were great, but consistency in service could be improved.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Such a good vibe.

KL
KarenL
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time had by the family celebrating 77th birthday. Appropriate social distancing was done.

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NicoleP
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food for a Friday during lent. You don't always want a fish fry. The lobster quesadilla and cauliflower pad thai was outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! We will be back.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I saw Merriment on the Food Channel and was expecting so much more. We went on a Sunday afternoon, and they had a special "midday" menu which included 3 entres only. I complained about it, telling the waiter that we had travelled 1-1/2 hours to get there and he talked to the kitchen and they then made more entrees available. Overall, it was a great disappointment. There were no other diners there (though they insisted on reservations with many conditions). I would not go back. It was overall a grave disappointment.

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vipKoj56
Milwaukee
56 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place for casual brunch service is consistently great! yummy food amazing drinks super trendy vibe. its our go to for breakfast

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great night here. We went because of the night rating on open table.
The food was great, drinks fantastic and the service from Dave was the best! If we’re in Milwaukee again we shall re visit.

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vipHaje
Milwaukee
42 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent burger and fries, good cocktails, and friendly bar tenders! I always enjoy it here!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We went for my roommates birthday. The place had a very unique style which I did like. Service was great. Drinks were great but the food wasn’t too good.

LB
LukeB
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I would give 5 stars if tables/people were more spread out for covid reasons. Other than that, food was amazing, good service too!

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vipMarc
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A solid go-to restaurant for comfort food and cocktails

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Burgers were great! Service was friendly and very nice casual dining with cute string lights and garage like doors that look like the may open during the warmer months. Gives like a cute backyard summer time feeling with the sting lights, easy going vibe. Felt there weren’t a ton of “regular” options for food. Not a ton for a picky eater. Expensive for what it was. Still delicious and will still be back.

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SAM50
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and COVID safety. We had the Valentines dinner special - Osso Bucco which was outstanding.

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marks
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Small but interesting menu. I'd like to come back and try several other entrees that I obviously could not get to in one visit. Large room that still was able to hold quite a few diners despite pandemic restrictions. My entree was good but not great. The beer selection was pretty good for a place that does not highlight that. The service was very good - a nice-and-steady amount of attention. Ambience was a little hard to adequately judge due to the pandemic and the brutally cold and snowy weather on the Saturday evening before Valentine's Day. The music over the speakers was to my liking.

PA
PATRICKR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was our waiter and he did an exceptional job. We shared the Avocado Bowl and the Lobster Quesadillas and were very impressed with the freshness.

Thank you!

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Applepeels
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Went there for bottomless mimosas which was fine. The food was quite disappointing though. Ordered the chilaquiles which were bland and lacking a lot of flavor.

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TimA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at MS with friends and as many during COVID, it had been a while since a night out. Merriment did not disappoint and lived up to all the reviews and recommendations. From well poured drinks to start to decadent dessert finish, each part was well played by MS staff. Appetizers of chick magnets and brussel sprouts were a delicious start. I had heard the merriment burger was amazing and it lived up to reputation. The Swayze Burger melted in your mouth like the clay in Patrick Swayze's hands in the movie Ghost...we finished with PB&J shots and pecan pie.....tremendous finish to a really great night......thx Merriment....I'll see you soon!!!

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vipTomF
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like the atmosphere and the sound level at Merriment Social. Awesome burger and French dip sandwiches.

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vipMSBrunch
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merriment is always a solid brunch spot. We tried the potstickers for the first time; those were a must-have. Chilaquiles and breakfast sandwich were both fantastic. The bloody with jalapeno vodka was a good upgrade-- spicy without burning your tongue off. Not our first visit, definitely won't be the last!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

FAQs

Merriment Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 645-0240.

Merriment Social is rated 4.7 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.

Merriment Social does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.merrimentsocial.com/gifts.

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.

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