Oak and Shield Gaming Pub

4.7
39 Reviews
$30 and under
American

About

Oak and Shield Pub is Milwaukee's epic tabletop and video gaming restaurant. Featuring over 400 tabletop and console video games and weekly events like trivia, karaoke, D&D and more! Open for lunch daily at 11am, featuring locally sourced ground beef for our custom burgers, build your own mac and cheese and delicious sandwiches, tacos and wraps. We also offer a large selection of craft tap and bottled beer, two full bars, mead and wine.

WE LOVE LARGE GROUPS! Buuuut we need to plan for them due to our space. If you have a group of 9 persons or more, please call us directly at 414-988-9982 so we can ensure you receive the level of service from us that you deserve!
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4.3
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, fun atmosphere, friendly helpful staff

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ChristopherE
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ari is the best! Love this place for playing games. Even the upper level is quiet enough to play properly.

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SamL
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It's a great environment for kids and adults. There is so much variety of stuff to do!

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RoSK
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great place to get together with friends. Awesome brunch, great staff, and a fun atmosphere (without being overwhelming)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Stopped in while on a trip to Milwaukee! Food was great, great service and fun idea for a pub!

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ScottS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to game and hang out. now they have Small plates which cost only 6 bucks so you can game the evening away without breaking the bank.

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NinaC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oak and Shield is one of my favorite restaurants to dine in and have fun with friends! Every time I visit, their staff is always super friendly and amazing with their service. The food is also made well, and tastes delicious. GG, Oak and Shield <3

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MollyK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this pub. Love the games, food selection, and the service is remarkable.

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KarenP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I already posted my review on Google on 6/10 and the owner already responded. In short: it was a bad experience on 6/9.

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AdamH
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Reserving the basement for a gaming session was really excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal updates to the menu, it was a late night reservation during downtown dining. The service was great, unfortunately two items under the entree portion were out, but the options we did receive were outstanding!! Desserts were fun and tasty. Tried a lot of different drinks and was happy they are one of the few places that serve B. Nectar. Great environment to have fun, hang & celebrate

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Downtown Dining. Very good food & friendly staff.

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vipLuv2eatinmilw
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Downtown Dining Day 3
This was a fun place to dine. They have a bunch of board games for you play while there Dining/drinking, or you can bring in your own game!!!!
The service and food here is good also
Appts-House Salad. It was a salad, it was good.
EYEHOLES & BACON CHICKEN IN LITTLE CHINA SAMPLER- i was told they too were ok.
Entrees-HEY MA! THE MEATLOAF!-This was actually pretty good. Nice flavor and seasoning. Mashed potatoes were even good(I'm not a fan of restaurant mashed potatoes). I was shocked that the meatloaf wasn't wrapped in bacon; but still good.
SLIDER TRIO-These had a lot going on (see picture)
DULCE DE LECHE SUNDAE-Basically a sundae with Churros. But still good!

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MarciaC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Because it's called a Gaming Pub I wasn't expecting too much from the food, but the Downtown Dining menu sounded good. We were impressed. The chili was very good, the hummus w/vegies was good and very refreshing. The chicken tacos were tasty, but needed the hot sauce I added. Hubby's briskwitch sandwich (they all have cute names) was really good. The dessert was excellent, Stay Puft, and so much better than the description sounded. :D I don't know if they usually have desserts, or just made some for Downtown Dining week. The server was nice but we ate the entire meal with just one spoon between us (it was finger food mostly, but still) and he didn't bring napkins until I asked. Hubby produced his long list of things he is allergic to, and they made sure our order (including my food) didn't have anything in it that would give him a bad reaction. If we had more time I'd like to try some of the games!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like this place! This my first time here. We came for Downtown Dinning 2019. The service was very good and friendly. The food was great! And I love that u can sit and play games while there. I plan on coming back! I only took pics of the starter bc I was too busy eating the rest the meal!

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vipKevinN
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

There for restaurant week menu and they ran out of one of the desserts we selected.

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Valerie
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server and the games were cool.

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CrystalB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited during downtown dining and had a great time! food was delish and we had a great time exploring all the board games they have available to use while eating. We will for sure return.

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vipalimay
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Bar first, restaurant second. Pretty lively after a certain time. Food was good.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has a lovely, intimate atmosphere with a quirky gamer twist. Loved it! And the food was unique and amazing! We are definitely going back!

Oak and Shield Gaming Pub
Responded on May 30, 2019

Thanks so much for the kind words, Jennifer. We appreciate you taking the time to review us! I hope you had a chance to check out our board game and video game selection. If you ever want to play a game, please just ask your server or bartender and they'll be happy to show you a game menu or make a recommendation. Hope to see you again soon!

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DanaH
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Cool atmosphere, decent food, fun menu, and the night we were there, really slow service

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Starlightnova
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Not a fun date spot, but it would be a fun group hang out. The Valentine’s Day course meal was okay. Soup or salad for first course was standard. The main course lacked flavor. Vegetable medley tasted like leftover veggie scraps and vegetable stir fry was doused in sweet chili sauce. The desserts were pretty great though. The mains were absolutely nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Great ambience, nice people, love the theme, decor, etc. Always packed. Food is standard pub fare at a decent price. Great selection of drinks. Not enough servers - service is consistently very slow once they get busy.

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Ohananuinani
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun and relaxed family experience and good food and drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not great. Service was slow, but friendly. Seemed like maybe our server was oversat. Food was either underseasoned or too salty, and the chicken in my Mac n cheese was really dry. The menu felt like an afterthought. We liked the beer list and atmosphere, would probably return for drinks and games but not food.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place with good food and drink. Oh and games!!!

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vipJackie
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My son liked it....the food and the atmosphere. I was less impressed. It was difficult to find something on the menu unless it was a burger or mac & cheese. I settled for the tacos and they were generous size, but they were odd tasting. I only ended up eating one, and I really did not enjoy it. The tots and cheese curd apps were good. So a decent place to hang and eat some apps, but I would not recommend it for dinner.

Oak and Shield Gaming Pub
Responded on November 9, 2018

Hi Jackie, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry it sounds like not everything was to your liking. If you'd like to contact us with more information about what exactly went wrong with the tacos, I'd love to work on fixing this issue. Our number is 414-988-9982, ask for Lynn (Open Table won't let me publish my email address :) ) I'm glad you liked the cheese curds and the tots, however! We're always looking for ways to improve, I hope you'll give us another shot in the future.

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thorsgirl
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed this gaming pub. Everyone was so helpful, kind and considerate. The employees were exceptional and it was a pleasant experience. I have no negatives about this place except that the food had slightly too much salt.

Oak and Shield Gaming Pub
Responded on November 9, 2018

Hello and thank you for your review! I will pass on your kind words to our staff. In the future, if there's anything we can do to make your stay even better, please let your server or bartender know. We are here to help!

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Fun decor and menu items, lots of choices for entertainment. Would definitely go again!

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StacyW
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was my first visit and I was very impressed with the food. Great apps and entree. Was disappointed in the cookie dough ice cream, wasn’t really cookie dough ice cream, was cookie dough truffles that weren’t worth the calories and 2 scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream. I’d definitely dine there again and try some games but won’t get dessert

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ChristineD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a small party to celebrate my son's graduation. We stayed for 5 and half hours, played lots of games and tried a variety of appetizers. The food was good, the staff was very attentive, and it was fun to be able to hang out that long and try new games we hadn't played before. There weren't many kids there, but I would say the menu and the selection of games are both very kid-friendly. I would definitely recommend Oak & Shield to anyone who enjoys games of any kind (board, cards, video, party games).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Had amazing time playing video games while eating food and waiting for food. Waitress was very nice. The food though I had the buffalo chicken wrap and it ran right through me once I got home. My stomach hurt so bad and I was in the bathroom ever since I had got home.

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Jetski
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great surprise. It had games galore and inspiring pub food.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Out of town family dinner

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vipMichelleS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time - chose a game that we really didn't know that much about and the waitress was so helpful in getting us started and answering questions. Exactly how a waitress should be at a game restaurant - passionate about games and gave great service with the food and drink!

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JoannaD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ari was a wonderful and welcoming server, the food was out of this world, there was such a massive option of board games and the mead was so tasty. I would give this place 6/5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Holly as our server and she was amazing. The food was top notch and I can’t wait to go back.

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MaryS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun time. You can try new games while you eat. Great pub food choices. And it didn't get too noisy. ou could play fun games, eat, and chit chat.

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Marr
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cant wait to come back! Rogue burger is delicious, so are the cheese curds. Server was super accommodating, helpful, and nice, too bad I can't remember his name! (Had dark hair? All I can remember.) Can't wait to come back and play some video games while I eat!

FAQs

Oak and Shield Gaming Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 988-9982.

Oak and Shield Gaming Pub is rated 4.7 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.