Merriment Social

4.6
535 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 535 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burgers were great and we loved the Brussels sprouts.

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ElizabethG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great Sunday brunch here on 10/11/2020! Service & food both excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and place

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great staff! Great music! One of my favorite spots in all of milwaukee!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and great service

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Marie
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our first date out since March and we picked the perfect spot. Amazing cocktails with all the detail, fast service, all staff wore masks and plenty of space outdoors at our patio table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

A 5% "Covid service fee" is added onto your bill. There's no reference as to why you are being charged this fee (What does it go towards)? I don't mind donating to a cause...but don't put that on my bill without my knowledge.

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Annie
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a great evening. Social distancing and masks were evident. The service was spectacular. Our server was extremely pleasant and attentive. Actually, he provided the best service I can remember in a casual or upscale restaurant. Our only complaint is the price of the food in this very casual restaurant. Our meal was good but some of the prices seemed over the top for what it was. For example, one of us had the fried chicken “dinner” for $23. The chicken came with two delicious biscuits but that was it. Nothing else. No potatoes, or slaw - or even a veggie. A few menu items could have been ordered a la cart as a side but that would have added another $12-$13 to the price of the meal. We loved the environment but it probably won’t be a regular place for a casual meal.

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BreannaJ
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brunch with friends. Wait staff was very attentive, drinks were decent and food was nicely fried and as expected.

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vipAllie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food. but there was no one there and there was not much around

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vipIrish
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We had dinner last night at Merriment. We are not from Milwaukee so we were not aware of the mask ordinance. The host told us very rudely that we need to have masks on or else the restaurant will be fined $500 and he is not going to be responsible for that. Rather than "we require masks unless you are eating or drinking did you bring them with you? If not, we can supply you with one." We went outside to discuss who would go back to the car to get our masks when he walked by and practically threw them at us. Then, seated us next to a dumpster even though there were three other open tables for two. Needless to say we were very close to walking out the door. Pros we experienced were ambiance. Nice patio, socially distanced and inside had a fun vibe going on. We ordered the brussel sprout appetizer and they were delicious and a large portion to feed up to four people. We order a craft cocktail which was also wonderful. I had the fish tacos and my husband had one of their specialty burgers. The fish tacos were disappointed. Fried fish, too much sauce, bland mushy rice and the best part was the beans but a tiny portion was served. The burger and fries were excellent. Our waiter was so so. He left our empty glasses sit for 15 minutes and placed dirty glasses from another table on our table and left them there. Overall, I was not overly impressed. I would go back for drinks and an appetizer but not dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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RodM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were very impressed with Merriment Social (enough that we went back and had brunch the next morning there as well!!!) My wife had the fried chicken and loved it, I had the Swayze burger and loved it as well. Very happy with the food, staff and the patio was very nice to sit at as well.

Highly recommended!!!!

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for evening meal or just a drink at the bar. Great venue, great service, great food. We take all of our out of town friends and they rave about the place. My son lives in Brooklyn and Merriment Social is his first stop when he comes to visit. Love the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome every time!!

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LifeOnFire
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a little birthday celebration. Just us girls. The waiter was very accommodating and did a great job with all of our special requests. The drinks were well made and the food was delicious. Perfect for the first day of daylight savings time.

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vipKoj56
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite brunch spot for us food always amazing service is great all you can ask for in a place to enjoy good food drinks and friends

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ScottP
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service - had a lot of fun with our waiter who made us feel comfortable and at home and made sure we enjoyed our first time at Merriment. The Fried chicken was very good, Brussels sprouts were good but not quite worth the price. Their house gin and tonic recipe was very refreshing.

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vipIldikolikesgoodfood
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fun time, great food. Slow service that night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Placed us in back room all by ourselves. Food was taken away too quickly and not up to standards. I would like a gift card to be able to redo our experience

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katiem
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Merriment Social is a fun restaurant offering fresh, seasonal, and unique food. The food tastes great and the atmosphere modern relaxing creating a great environment for gatherings or dates.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice, comfortable place. Good food and atmosphere.

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AntoineM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had the fried chicken and biscuits. Possibly, the best fried chicken and biscuit place I’ve ever had. Amazing!

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David
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My legs caught a breeze the whole time. It's very expensive food, they should be able to add a heater or two. 🤔
Food was amazing, if you haven't been here you need to check this place out. don't sit in front if you have a choice.

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vipSJMilw
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We each had the Merriment burger, and they was awesome. Good old fashioneds, the cheese curds were great, a very nice evening.

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Sam2
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place! A bit pricey, but the food and quality was great!

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CNHB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Been on the list for a while - working to plan a trip back already!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. Service was amazing. Favorite spot!

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vipARB1968
Milwaukee
101 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We have been here 4 times. The first time we liked our potstickers, burger, and shake. The second time we came for brunch, we didn't like the bloodys, the chicken and waffles were over priced. The 3rd time we ordered a burger and we felt it wasn't as good as the first time and very pricey. This last time we came for brunch shared the monkey bread, it was hard. I can make better at home with a can of biscuits. The only thing we liked was the whiskey peanut butter drink, delicious!! We will not be back, to many other restaurants in the city that do it right for the money.

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HollieV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Merriment social is one of the best restaurants in Milwaukee. Their chefs are so talented, food is incredible, trust me your stomach will be happy. The staff is friendly and on top of it. Not to mention they have a fantastic beer and cocktail menu! Always a great time at Merriment!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Ordered bottomless for brunch, they neglected to tell us that last call was at 12:30pm because they needed to close for a private event. Our reservation was for 11:30am. We would have never ordered bottomless if we were going to be asked to leave after 3 mimosas. It was a waste. Not sure that I’ll be back.

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Buffalo91
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Group from work

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All went wonderful! I definitely recommend the brussel sprouts! Our server was friendly, drinks were yummy and food was great. We enjoyed sitting upstairs in the loft area.

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GCH1
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and a fun place to dine. It was a busy night, but we were seated on the second floor which helped keep the noise level a bit lower. Fried chicken is amazing!

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CharlesB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good. Service average. Atmosphere was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch after a big holiday party and was the perfect spot. Food was great, service was good, wasn’t too busy, only had the packers on 1 tv but we were able to see it so that was all that mattered! Perfect start to our Sunday funday.

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DavidS
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Terrific food rather loud for conversation great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clever menu - I got the smoked meats every day (lol) and it was delicious but I do not recommend this place if you’re on a diet!! Also it’s a refurbished warehouse I think? Unique and well decorated! This would be a fun place to come with a big group of friends !

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NancyG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It would be great if they had one or two vegan dishes

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MarcyM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a stop when we are in Milwaukee. The French Onion Bruschetta was amazing. The Wedge salad is always great. Awesome service! See you next time!

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 535 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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