Quivey's Grove Stone House

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$30 and under
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The Stone House Restaurant at Quivey's Grove, was built in 1855 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It showcases Wisconsin’s heritage of comfort foods. A memorable dining experience that is a trip into the past!
Serving local guests and visitors alike in search of authentic regional comfort food using local Wisconsin products and foodstuffs contribute to a menu based on the dishes brought to Wisconsin by the ethnic settlers of the region. Delicious food served in a gracious manner, in a historic setting for 37 years, a dining experience you won't forget.

Connected by underground tunnel is the rustic Stable Grill, where you can belly up to th brass bar with a polished black walnut rail, or enjoy casual dining in the old horse stable. No reservations in the Stable, just join the fun.
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OT
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lake perch and baked cod were excellent as always. Parmesan potatoes are wonderful. Quiveys never disappoints.

JF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and the ambiance was fun. Got a history lesson and enjoyed some delicious combinations of great food.

AR
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, excellent old fashioned, and top-notch service. We’ll be back - if nothing else, for the warm fresh fruit muffins!

ER
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Quivey's Grove in the past with a friend. This is the first time to do so alone. I found it a very pleasant experience. There was single woman at a nearby table, and we agreed that sometimes it is nice to just enjoy one's own company at dinner.

TH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great experience from beginning to the end. We were seated on the second story. Both of us found something on the menu. I had the duck and my wife the lamb both of us enjoyed the food and it was cooked perfectly. Our waitress was very attentive and there when we needed anything. This was an anniversary trip which they acknowledged and provided a small desert free of charge. When we are back in the area and looking for a very nice meal we will be coming back here. It was the best restaurant we ate at over the three day trip.

F
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

The fish fry was good, as were the stuffed mushrooms. Wasn't expecting much after being served cold strawberry muffins. Arrived on time for our reservation in a virtually empty restaurant and the host was busy chatting with one of the employees. Another host asked if we were being helped, after saying "well I thought we were.." loud enough for the other host to hear, he decided to seat us. We sat for over 10 min waiting on our server, and when she finally showed up she spent most of her time with the party of four behind us, one of which in their party was loud and obnoxious and blurted obscenities every other sentence. Seriously let down with this place.

JP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First visit to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Food and ambience was awesome. Noise level was unusually loud in our space due to two young ladies sharing their personal conversation with those sitting near us. In fact, a couple celebrating their anniversary next to our table apologized for the rude young ladies who only stopped into the Stone House for a glass of wine and loud conversation. The staff did not attempt to quiet the two ladies who were obviously disturbing several tables. In addition, we told our server we were celebrating my wife’s birthday and were promises a complementary birthday dessert, but she forgot to give it to my wife.

OT
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to dine in Madison area. Food is always excellent and service is very good. Sit on the patio if available.

CE
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and location. Don’t pay attention to the road closed sign from McGee!

Stop by Yahara Bay Distillers for an after dinner 🍹

S
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Quivey's often and have never been disappointed. Friendly staff, excellent food, much of which is unique to Wisconsin and local heritage. The venue has so much character. If I had to summarize, I would call our dining experience comfortable. Always glad we decided to go there. Great value.

OT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for the walleye 3-course special - it was great! The only slight negative is that it was a bit cool - we sat near a floor cooling vent (covered by some tiles!) but still cooler than I was dressed for! Overall the food and setting and service were great.

DS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and how Wisconsin themed the menu was. I'll be back.

TL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As expected on busy fish fry friday

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Baked walleye was superb. Service a bit chaotic. Wonderful outdoor seating.

RR
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an engaging Polish waitress and were the only ones sitting outside on a beautiful evening, so the setting was perfect for the four of us. We came specifically for the advertised walleye three course dinner and were pleased with each course. We were leisurely and were well looked after.

H
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance at this place - i really love their decor and the general vibe

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks and food were wonderful. Our waitress was fantastic. Just a delightful all around meal.

Quivey's Grove Stone House
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are happy you were able to join us.

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CM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quivey’s Grove is in my opinion, the best restaurant in the Madison area. Service is always great with many employees having worked there for years. The food is always outstanding. Their “old fashions” are wonderful. They often have special menus besides the standard menu and the selections are always interesting and tasty. They have my highest recommendation.

Quivey's Grove Stone House
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thanks for the glowing review. So glad you were able to join us during this hot weather spell.

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MG
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved everything! Fantastic server! Really enjoyed our private room next to nursery. A very special place and experience.

Quivey's Grove Stone House
Responded on July 23, 2019

So nice you were able to enjoy our little private dining room with just one table, overlooking the front lawn. Great for birthdays, anniversaries, and proposals!

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c
Milwaukee
56 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Quivey’s several times. Tonight’s meal was EXCELLENT in every way. Tasty food, great service and reasonable price. Keep it up, Quivey’s!

Quivey's Grove Stone House
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thirty Nine years ago we set out to provide authentic food, great service, and reasonable prices. Nice to hear we are still accomplishing that simple goal!

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Wisconsin comfort food as advertised!
Charming, historical dining room and excellent service.

KS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been visiting Quivey’s for 20 years, and I keep going back because they are the best food, service, and ambience that I have ever experienced.

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VERY EXCELLENT CHOICE FRIDAY FISH FRY IS SUPERIOR GET THE COMBINATION PLATE HAS BAKED,PRETZEL COATED PERCH,BEER BATTER COD,POTATOES,COLESLAW MUFFINS

K
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I both had the Friday night fish fry, it was delish! We did have to wait about 40mins for our meal to arrive but our waitress was excellent, very attentive and kept us happy while we waited. We will be back!!

I
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We usually go to Quiveys at 5 or 6 and most commonly we go to the Stone House. We were running late this last week and were pelasantly surprised to get a reservation at 7:45. We got there and put in our order fro brandy old fashioneds - press (less sugar) and two fish fry combos. Our server Bailey took our drink and food orders right away and the food came out within 10 mins and was nice and hot and you could tell it had just come out of the kitchen. Your food is always so good but this time it was exceptionally good. Thanks everyone for the great dinner. As we were leaving we heard someone saying that this was their first time there - and it wont be their last. Keep up the good work. If you would restart your birthday and anniversay club we would like that a lot.

S
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for a special dinner.
Waitstaff could not have been any more accommodating.
Food was beyond terrific.

LH
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We have been going to Quivey's for many years and enjoy the food in the Stable. Lately, we have been eating in the house for the Friday night fish fry. After a long week it is nice to go out for fish in a more calm setting. The last several times we have been seated around families with very loud kids. Would it be possible to hold an area in the house just for families with young children? It sure would be a better experience for your customers trying to enjoy their meal. You could see it on other faces they were frustrated with the kids being so loud. Thank you.

TW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a beautiful evening, the perfect setting for an outdoor meal at Quivey's, which is becoming a go-to destination for us for a special dinner. Our entrees (lamb and duck) were incredibly tasty.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great gem!

r
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quivey’s Grove is a treasure. The Stone House fills one with nostalgia - the smells, the farm family feel, the wooden floors and early last century feel - this place is special. The food is wonderful, showing a careful attention to detail and a connection to Wisconsin history. Stacy, our waitress, was excellent! This is a great spot for special meals or everyday dining.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Two of the 3 of us would have chosen something else on the menu if we did it over again. But the great staff, the service, the setting were perfect, superb. You might consider adding a vegan, non-dairy item to the menu; I had no choice other than meat / cheese. Nonetheless, it’s a fabulous, historic place to enjoy a relaxing, special time together.

TN
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Quivey’s Stone House for over 20 years. It is a very good restaurant that has maintained high quality food and service at a reasonable price. Very good place for a casual dinner or special occasion celebration.

DR
Cincinnati
33 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed our meals on the patio. The weather was perfect.
The smoked trout was excellent. Highly recommended.

LW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was outstanding. But the service was only mediocre (waited a long time for our order to be taken, weren’t told about the specials, generally ignored); judging by the fawning our waiter did over his other tables it may have been because we were two women and not expected to tip well (a phenomenon I’ve heard referred to as “lesbian service”) or perhaps he was having an off evening. Since we were celebrating a promotion and had been told to expect a great experience, this was pretty disappointing. It won’t deter us from visiting Stone House again; the duck was perfect (crisp on the outside, flavorful) and the trout was delectable and flaky. The coffee was surprisingly mediocre, but the atmosphere is welcoming and a nice break from the usual. I’m hoping the subpar service was an anomaly —we hope to make Stone House a regular on our dining out and entertaining rotation.

G
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have eaten here many times; this was probably best experience. Great food. Good service. Friendly server.

W
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Great ambiance & location.
Loved it!

MF
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fish fry! Try the perch - delicious! The salmon was also a favorite at our table.

AM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a date! Excellent food and ambiance. Feels like a getaway.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the fish fry,was VERY good,server was Stacey, she was very helpful and was so nice, it was our first time here. We will be back again.

SB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, waitress was very busy. Overall a very good dinner and dining experience.
The Sterling beef was excellent.

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