Merriment Social

4.6
599 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 599 people are saying
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MilwtownGirl
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good and the experience was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Don’t get the cheese curds! The chicken that was a $5 addition on my salad was broiled and not seasoned. It was just a very odd experience. We have a little kid and the restaurant was half empty and they led us to a high top table near the back. The hostess kind of just pointed to the table and didn’t walk us there. This place used to be a club and the feel of the atmosphere and staff is still pretty similar. Maybe a good place for a drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great! We were celebrating a surprise engagement brunch. All the staff was welcoming and helpful. Dave our server was exceptional and very professional. Food was remarkable! Wouldn’t have changed a thing! Thank you!

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vipDonny6
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and excellent service. Great place to eat outdoors for dinner.

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Aiya
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Upon arrival at 5, we were the only customers (party of 2). Ordered drinks. Ordered an appetizer. Ordered a burger to share. We were not even 1/2 done with the appetizer when our burger was brought out. Why the rush. Appetizer was Brussel sprouts. Though flavor was great they were under cooked. Burger and fries were very good. Doubt we will return.

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CoryH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the bar and the service from all was excellent. The food and atmosphere were great as well. We came back the next day - the bar team remembered us, what we ate and drank - that is exceptional service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Moriscass123
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

looking to hold an a family event and it sounds too noisy unless it is a separated area. Love the food ...fresh and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

No one came to serve us for about 10minutes. Workers would look at our table when they walked by and still said nothing. I had to reach out to ask for a server. Once we finally got service we had about 3 different people at our table none of which gave good service and still forgot things we ordered. Felt like they messed up by taking so long to get to us and then they wanted to avoid our table instead of making it right.

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DowntownFoodie
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was back here for the first time post-pandemic, and similar to before, it didn't disappoint! The menu seemed more scaled back from what I recall, but that was totally understandable. We weren't sure what to expect from a service perspective given how short-staffed places are, but we had no issues - service was great! Food was also very good. Only suggestion would be to not open the large garage doors if it is very hot outside. Our table was inside next to the doors and it was very comfortable inside when they were closed. Toward the end of the meal, they opened them up and the hot air (was probably still in the 80's) came rushing in. We had commented that our experience would not have been that enjoyable if it had been that warm near our table for the entire meal.

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vipWaldoFoodie1
Kansas City
39 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Milwaukee and we were looking for an good burger/sandwich place and Merriment did not disappoint! We read very good reviews so we gave this a shot. Excellent across the board. The appetizers (brussel sprouts and eggroll apps) were really good and served hot. Dinners were a braised shortrib sandwich and a cheeseburger which exceeded our expectations. The fries that came with them were also perfect. Cool place, with a cool vibe and excellent service.

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vipBethanyC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great location and great food and drinks!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Fried chicken is up there with some of the best I’ve had and the Brussels sprouts appetizer is out of this world

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vipJeffW
Charleston
155 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had a party of 4, reservations and were seated right away. Had “Aunt Barb’s hot crab dip” for an appetizer and it was “not hot”. It was Luke warm at best. Entrees were the French dip, hamburger and avocado bowl. Food was moderately warm, fries cold and service overall was slow. The restaurant was fairly full and quite loud with the cement floors and high ceilings. I wil try it again where the doors are open and the warmer weather permits outdoor seating.

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KaylaG
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience. Delicious food, wonderful service (We had David who was great), and very nice vibe inside. Will be returning.

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ColleenS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Merriment Social! Always great food, drinks and service! Our favorite when we come to Milwaukee.

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Foodiepoblana
Monterrey
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cheese curds are a must try here, I had the fish tacos and those were good, but would've loved to see a more healthy-ish dish on the menu. I also had the sangria which packs a punch. Overall good service and ambient.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a group of 15 at brunch!

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vipGinaB
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was awesome

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Visionaries20
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for dinner. Great food, fun place. We had the burgers and monte cristo egg rolls for app. Very good.

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vipcathdav
Milwaukee
126 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious. Felt a little rushed with service but it was good. There are fans in the ceiling that were on and made it particularly cold. We asked to lower the fans and they did but it was still chilly. Also, it is very noisy because of high ceilings. Would try the restaurant again because the food was great. Will ask to slow down the delivery of food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food selections were unique and tasty. The bottomless mimosa package was affordable as well. Service was top tier.

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vipMaryf
Milwaukee
36 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish-and great service -we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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
33 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
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.

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DowntownAli
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
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 on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great burgers and fun drinks!

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vipKyleK
Milwaukee
7 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
2 reviews
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.

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

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

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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!

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

Good atmosphere, good food.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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vipBethanyW
Milwaukee
12 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 599 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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