Oak Barrel Public House

4.4
286 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
American cuisine in Milwaukee. Come a stranger and leave a friend! Join us for delicious food and a tasty beverage.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.4
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their popcorn 😃

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Very good pizza. We’ll be back!

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karenm
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Sunday Funday outside at Oak Barrel this past weekend. Highly recommend the bottomless mimosas!!

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AndreaC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Service wasn't bad, but not very attentive in my opinion. My parents ordered a pizza and they didn't bring extra plates. By the time our server noticed they were almost finished eating. My niece didn't like the beer mac and cheese (it was pretty bland). We sent it back and she got a burger, which took awhile and the place wasn't busy. My pulled pork blt was super fatty and not that great. Not a bad experience, just not that great either. Also, music is super loud for a Sunday afternoon.

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vipKissedbypixie
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was fine, the beers were mislabeled or had dirty lines. Tasted weird.

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JaimeeM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Super easy to make reservations on a Friday night and our waitress had lots of great recommendations for food. I would go again.

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WilliamR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food. Service friendly. A little loud.

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vipHappyvisitors
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun spot with great food, OUTSTANDING service, and plenty of ambiance to satisfy everyone. Cannot wait to return!

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Kaitlyn
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hailey was a great server and the food was phenomenal!

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JohnS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Ingredients on the Spicy Italian Beef pizza were a little dull and did not match the menu description.

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vipDavid
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our time at Oak Bartel Public House. Food was good, service excellent. Went before a Bucks game and will definitely be back.

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Friendship
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and fresh. After a year of eating at home and take out, it was the perfect way to dine out for the first time in forever. Highly recommend this place. The service was excellent, the drinks were delicious, and they took extremely safe covid precautions.

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pmu4
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Brunch was amazing. Bloody's were one of the best I have had. Music way too loud, couldn't have a conversation.

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MelissaY
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beans was an awesome server. The whisky selection can’t be beat. My beef sandwich was crazy good. Also, try the bacon fat popcorn!!!!!

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Mexdoll
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great bar food menu. Cheese curds are a must. If you’re in the area, good stop to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the experience

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MistyM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff was AMAZING!! Took very good care of my group and we had a wonderful time!

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CatelynB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such excellent service, amazing food and drinks! the host and server were excellent

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RayR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food experience was top notch. The ambiance of the restaurant was also great. Will return for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The food was decent. The service was terrible. 6 people behind the bar and nobody taking care of tables. It took 10 minutes each time we ordered drinks until they arrived at our table.

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Mariah
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We’re there for 2 hours and only got 1 round of drinks. Multiple excuses for poor service. I worked a in the food industry for 10 years and never waited over 30 minutes to greet my customers. And then waited another 16-20 minutes for my drink. Then when the drink showed up it was incorrect for over half the table. The food was good but service was below average

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AliciaC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, great service, and located in a fun area!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good food, service was alright.

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KerryR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The popcorn was delicious, great cheese curds. The grilled cheese with pulled bacon was awesome. The strawberry vodka drink was excellent too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great food, lots of menu options. We reserved at a specific time due to the type of table available according to the app (we didn’t want high top or bar seating). Upon arrival we were seated at a high top which was disappointing. Additionally, the table was near the entrance and the door was constantly being opened so we were quite cold. A heater of some sort may be helpful in that area.

My first mixed drink was phenomenal but the second one tasted completely different than the first and was not very good.

The popcorn is unique, and love the coleslaw! We will be back as the issues were minor and we will request different seating and our reservations be honored.

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Karla
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Had a terrible experience. Had a reservation and were seated right away then waited for an hour and a half and still didn't get our food. We decide to leave, as we were so hungry we were not feeling well, especially after drinking on an empty stomach because we expected to be eating by then. We were very excited to go out for the first time in a very long time and our Valentine's Day was ruined. Server did not check on our order and manager did nothing when we spoke to him. Watched multiple other parties arrive and eat and leave. Never going to Oak Barrel again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Nikki
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was good and our server was great, but there were only 2 servers upstairs where we were sat and they had probably 40-55 customers on that floor the whole time we were there. It was very hard to get any server over to our table when we needed anything. Not enough staff working.

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JohnF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and Drink selections. The popcorn is to die for.

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Reagan
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Our servers were friendly and easy to talk to. Everyone overall was very welcoming and accommodating. 10/10 recommend going here if you’re interest in a good meal and good drinks.

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Barb
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

OK first of all food came out super fast it was good.
It was nice to see a place busy however we went at 1o'clock in the afternoon and it looked like 1 AM on water Street there were drunk college kids all over the place so much so and so bad that the poor kid seated across from us was about one milliseconds away from puking everywhere .. no worries though because he just PTFO You can thank their bottomless mimosas which the waitresses poor like it's a bacchanal !
I ordered a single and it had no booze in it at all. It was hard for me to enjoy my time there as I'm watching children abuse booze and not maintain.
We won't be back, even though the food was good the place is a total shirt show.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley our bartender/server was great!!

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viphate2cook
Milwaukee
344 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food very good. Great pregame location. Service fair

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vipPhilS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go to restaurants when I’m in town! Great food and great prices. Love the fried bacon and cheese curds!

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ANIYAHS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oak barrel was great. Staff accommodated my guest appropriately. The food was very tasty. The cleanliness overall was outstanding. Will be returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the cheese curds, Mac n cheese pizza, and the fish fry - it was all delicious! Wonderful server as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We dined outdoors on a nice November evening. The heaters were on and it was very comfortable. The tables were separated by plexiglass and it felt safe. The service was very friendly

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HeatherJ
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our all time favorites! Service and food are always spot on. The bacon popcorn is a must and my new go to is the Milwaukee Cheesesteak. I've booked a private party there too and they were the best people to work with. Bobby and his staff really know how to make you feel at home and take care of you like friends and family.

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JudyM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the heated patio. Very nice! Enjoyed everything about it!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Owner was nice. Majority of the wait staff was rude and the food was subpar. Otherwise good atmosphere for drinks and sports.

FAQs

Oak Barrel Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 897-8320.

Oak Barrel Public House is rated 4.4 stars by 286 OpenTable diners.

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.