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Merriment Social, Milwaukee, WI

Merriment Social

4.6
4.6
948 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Burgers, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 645-0240
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Miller
  • Private party facilities
    Multiple areas available for private dining accommodating up to 100 people.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (414) 645-0240
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Cross street
    S Water St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 948 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Milwaukee

    Contemporary American

948 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my parents here for Mother’s Day and my mom loved it!! She got the crab egg Benedict and she said it was the best she has ever had. My dad got the biscuits and gravy and he loved the spice level on it! I love the grapefruit mimosa! Overall it was so good!

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  2. Katrinka

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding venue to celebrate my son's 30th birthday with family and friends. The restaurant is casual and the food outstanding. It has a really fun vibe. We had excellent table service. We were able to bring in a cake from an outside bakery. The staff took it into the kitchen and brought it out at the appropriate time. They then cut the cake for us! We will be back!

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  3. KatieF

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant has a cool vibe. Service was ok. However, IMHO, food is really overpriced.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server and drinks were amazing, however one of our entrees was not I got sick from the fishy smelling crab cakes I was not able to finish. I should have sent them back but there was a really big table in our section and my husband was almost done with his food I felt bad for the server. Also, for the price of the entrees I did expect better quality food ( the hash browns were 2 generic store bought patties?) I emailed the restaurant over a week ago and no one ever got back to me. With so many other options close by I would definitely skip Merriment Social not worth the money.

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  5. PeterS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. We will be back. Enjoy ourselves can’t wait to come back during summer

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  6. Cora

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so nice! The chicken and waffles were also so good

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cheese curds were unbelievable and a can’t miss! Highly recommend. My husband and I shared the cheesesteak and smash burger and both were wonderful. The French fries are so good as well. Service was great and atmosphere was lively.

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  8. Kerry9396

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was not great but our server and the drinks were very good.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food great menu wonderful and quick service! Brunch was phenomenal Not a good space for anyone that struggles with loud ambient sound or echoey/open spaces

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  10. Lisa

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Burgers were a hit! The Bestseller is just like the old-time Big Boy Burger if you remember those. Staff was attentive and personable. Overall, a great experience.

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  11. Stillyman

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sam is a great host, and the vibe was a fun Gallery Night clammer. Upper level seating was much better for conversing. The SmashBurgers were dynamite. Bravo.

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  12. OpenTableDiner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food, drinks stayed flowing, and great service.

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  13. EmilyF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for a family dinner as the food and noise level is good for kids/ teenagers.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was just average and was cold by the time we got back to our tables. Service was slow in clearing plates etc. they appeared to be short staffed so it was clear the staff was doing the best they could.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went there for Easter Brunch. Way overpriced at $55/person for pancakes, waffles, salad, overdone eggs, sausage, bacon, dumplings, chicken tenders, and over cooked sliders. Bar was best part.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter brunch vibes were great! The food was amazing and it was great value. Loved the fact that they had a pastry case full of delicious items to eat on site or take to go. Music was on point and had me dancing in the buffet line. Have been here for regular service and it was great then too. Can’t wait to come back soon!

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  17. Cari

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really kind staff and a cool kitchie venue with old school music.

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  18. GingerD

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, great drinks, fun atmosphere. Our waiter was incredibly attentive, made good recommendations, and was very kind.

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  19. LisaK

    Milwaukee

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good brunch menu! The brussel sprouts and potstickers were amazing!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and our server was outstanding!!!

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  21. mapdine

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had excellent, attentive service for a party of 6 during a busy St Patty’s Day brunch time frame. Good food & drinks as well.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and loved it so much. Will definitely go again.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I experienced great service and the food was really good.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, good food. The only thing that really peeved me, was the 3% surcharge on my bill. Just adjust your menu prices, I have no issues paying more, instead of using an underhand tactic like that.

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  25. ChrisS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service.

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  26. RebeccaB

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Stephanie was kind helpful and efficient. The food was delicious and our overall experience was great!

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  27. Nick

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    There is a reason this restaurant was not fully booked at 6:30 pm on a Friday. This was far below being okay. This is my second time there . . . Not impressed either times. The food was below par and it actually upset my stomach pretty bad. The “homemade” cookies on the menu were old and cost quite a bit for 2 cookies. I will not be returning. Would not recommend to a friend.

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  28. AmyM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the ambiance, ability to gather & talk. Good service & food. Bit chilly seated next to large garage doors.

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  29. KristenR

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great dinner! The quality of the food was high, especially for the reasonable price. What really sets Merriment Social apart is the people who work there. To a person they were friendly, cheerful, speedy, and professional, and it made our experience a very happy one.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service!! All excellent!! Nice quick night out

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  31. Mandi

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We've had brunch at Merriment social once before, and loved the food. My son asked that we go back when my mom and my niece were in town with us. My mom ordered the savory croissant, which arrived cold. The rest of our food was great, so we started eating and she sent her croissant back. Instead of making her a fresh croissant, the kitchen staff warmed it up. Slightly gross just on it's own. When it came back to the table, the piece that my mom had cut was warm and the rest of the croissant, not surprisingly, was still cold. She sent it back and then didn't want to chance it and order anything else. This is not a high end restaurant however I do expect the kitchen to remake a small side dish vs throwing it a microwave which does nothing. We will need to now find a new brunch spot.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool atmosphere. Best French fries ever. Great service. Wagyu burger was very good, but not great.

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  33. KellyW

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience the only thing I would change is the noise level. It’s very noise due to the open concept environment.

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  34. AliD

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service with multiple staff people supporting our time. Beautiful sunshine, cool open space. Flexible about our arrival time which helped tremendously. Delicious food

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  35. JoshK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was awesome and the food was a delicious. The menu is basically a fusion and they make all the flavors work together well. It is pricey but the degree to which the meals were prepared were worth it.

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  36. KasieS

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was very cold in the building. Food was great, service was mediocre.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were fantastic! My new favorite brunch spot in Milwaukee! Great variety and stellar bloody Mary’s. Great for large groups too, looked like they could accommodate parties as large as 15 pretty easily as well as our group. Fun vibes!

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  38. ThomasS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a great time. Food was good. Thicc Pretzel was good as were the dipping sauces. The Cream City Special burger was good. In my opinion could have done without the beer cheese. Really overpowered the taste of everything else. When you could break is down a little and taste everything separately, it did taste great! Especially the Dill pickles with the cream City sauce. If I get the cream City burger again, it will be without beer cheese. Will be back to try the Philly Cheese French Dip.

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  39. EricaP

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, friendly and attentive. Food was fantastic as well, no complaints!

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  40. ChuckB

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been a fan for years. This last visit was really rough. Food was greasy and just not very good. Not expensive in this day and age but too expensive for the quality we ordered. Overall disappointing.

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FAQs

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

Merriment Social is rated 4.6 stars by 948 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Merriment Social

240 E Pittsburgh Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S Water St.
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Burgers, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Miller
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (414) 645-0240
  • Private party facilities
    Multiple areas available for private dining accommodating up to 100 people.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (414) 645-0240
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