The English Inn - Fish Creek

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$30 and under
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Comfort Food

About

Beef Wellington is our house specialty, and we feature it nightly at both locations. We are also well-known for our mouthwatering soups and salads, as well as our All You Can Eat Fish Fry on Fridays for $19.95! (Friday Fish Fry includes: Perch, Walleye, Cod, Catfish, Whitefish, Bluegill. Comes with choice of soup or salad, as well as your choice of potato and warm bread)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(920) 868-3076
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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What 323 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

An evening where everything went wrong. The drinks were poorly made and barely alcoholic. I ordered my beef wellington well done and it was served bloody. It went back two more times to be corrected, in which, they took it out of the puff pastry put it in the microwave and reinserted into original puff pastry. That happened twice and by the third time it arrived at the table I was just over it. The thought of my food being un-stuffed and re-stuffed grossed me out. Thankfully they took it off the bill and the Great Dane ate it. The other steak at the table was also grossly under-cooked. The man pouring the water...well I could smell his BO before he even got to the table, the host was slovenly (it was new years eve, spruce up!), and the bartenders were just not sure what was going on.

I have been going to the English Inn in Fish Creek for years and I don't know what has happened. I even asked if they were under new management or new cooks and the waitress said same as always. Something has changed here. So sad. It was such a good place. I hope they get their act together.

Also, this is the only restaurant I have been where they ask you on the menu to be done in 90 minutes... Wisconsin dinner clubs should not be like this.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very good servicewa excellent

c
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always very good.

BA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance for Christmas family dinner. Becoming a tradition!

MJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience3

I had the beef Wellington...the filet was not tender and had a tendon or something running through it. My wife had the stuffed shrimp , the stuffing was mushy. Won't be going back.

PI
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our drinks had to be made three times due to the inexperience I’d the bartender and the poor server knew they weren’t going to be right. My husbands clam chowder tasted like simple potato soup. We ordered three porterhouse entrees, all medium. They were three simple Troy different temperatures when served, ranging from a still bloody rare to a medium well to a well. None were medium.

The salads were delicious and the French fried shrimp add-on were outstanding. The NID offered us a 10% discount. Still not worth anywhere near what we paid ($200). We have been coming here for many years and this is not the standard we are accustomed to from years past and we were truly disappointed.

ES
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to visit the English Inn yearly as a treat to ourselves. Every time it is delicious and the wait staff has been perfectly kind. We made reservations this time but normally we have a very short wait. Drinks are tasty and the food is yummy.

OT
Milwaukee
61 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Such a beautiful space. Hard to keep things top notch when there are so very few customers. It’s a seasonal place. Other places open had small crowds. None here. The food was marginal at best.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French onion soup and rib eye steak were excellent

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we’ve visited for Thanksgiving — we’ll be back again next year! Everything about the experience was perfect!

PI
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our Thanksgiving buffet dinner was delicious - except there was a pretty big piece rod bone (and half an inch in each direction) in my husband’s stuffing. It spoiled his appetite and he didn’t but a few bites after that. Server was apologetic and said she would take something off of his dinner but never did. We still love this place and would go back - but that was pretty bogus!

CH
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving buffet, everything you could want, topped off by the fun and delicious chocolate fountain- great for the children as well as adults. Our server was attentive- our water glasses and coffee always full. I noticed she offered to get the couple next to us something from the buffet as they were seniors with some mobility issues. Such a nice gesture. Highly recommend!

JT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the place was inside. It's very quiet and beautifully decorated for the holidays. the chairs were comfortable and our waitress did a very good job serving us. She asked if we wanted a window view or warmth by the fireplace which was nice of her to think of. Nothing came out late and the food was some of the best we had. If you plan on going there keep in mind that it's pricey. Our total bill was in the 3 digits for our meals and one drink each but you get what you pay for. Our night out was special and The English Inn made it special with great food and awesome ambiance.

B
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped at the English Inn for a nice dinner on our honeymoon. The food was amazing, my husband absolutely loved the rib eye. The endless bread they served was always warm and so delicious. Our waitress was amazing. I wish I could remember her name to properly thank her. She was very friendly and personable. I would recommend the English Inn to anyone looking for a nice place to dine.

CR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Door Co! My girlfriend had her wedding there 2 years ago and this was my first time back since that day. Food was excellent!! It's my goal to fine dine here whenever I make it back to Door Co! Keep up the good work!!

BL
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food selection was very nice with a variety of Wellington dishes (the beef Wellington was great), some good steaks, etc.
The desserts were very good and home made.
The decor and ambiance was very unique with cute decorations and landscaping outside. The inside decor was a little dated.
Overall, a nice meal but a little expensive for the value.

EH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. The service was good and the food was excellent.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Steak was below average, price was ridiculous for the quality of the meal

VG
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had a reservation for weeks and were not seated until much later. We waited a very long time at the bar to have a drink order taken and then had to wait for an old fashioned with no detectable brandy and had to ask for it to be added. The waitress was sufficient but lacked any personality. The seasoning on my husband’s halibut was minimal and bland. My shrimp dinner was good but not outstanding.

l
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

we had a 7 :15 pm reservation that was booked about a month in advance for a 4 top...upon arrival the hostess indicated they were running behind. we waited almost 40 minutes for out table after our confirmed reservation time. it is not good when a restaurant overbooks their tables and treats walk ins the same way as reserved tables. The food was good but the wait was unacceptable. go next door to alexanders...they will treat you better.

SF
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It took 45 minutes for us to be seated and after we were seated nobody even greeted our table which resulted in us getting up and leaving. I reached out to the establishment and they couldn't even be bothered to respond to me. Horrible business with even worse customer service. They have forgotten the customer pays them.

K
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wait time wasn't too bad. They seated us at a table that seemed like it was just placed in the middle of the walk way. Waiters kept bumping into our chairs as they tried to squeeze by. I asked for a different table. When my mother asked the market price for the lobster, the waitress said she didn't know and didn't offer to find out, until my mother said she couldn't order until she knew. I mean if it was very expensive, then she would choose something else. It took awhile for our food. The beef wellington was good, but could be a little bit bigger for the price. The meal was good, especially the baked French onion soup. I had it before, and it's the best I've ever had! Checking out was a little chaotic. Our waitress said she had to deliver drinks, so we could go up to the register and pay. We stood there and no one offered to help, so we asked the hostess and she said she was overwhelmed, and we could tell she was frazzled, so finally a nice male waiter rang up our bill.

SD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food here is excellent! Disappointed in their reservation process, however. We were seated 45 minutes after our reservation time, while groups without reservations continued to be seated. Additionally there was only one bartender to take care of everyone waiting for their late reservation. Poorly managed for a crowd.

GC
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food, terrible service, temp in restaurant was easily 90 degrees. Just an awful experience

JB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at the English Inn now for 15 years. We always have the Beef Wellington with French Onion Soup, and sometimes we have dessert. The food, and the service is always excellent, but with this you the price of the experience is there too...enjoy!!!

KK
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Although we had reservations, we had to wait a 1/2 hour for a table. Waited another 20 minutes for a waitstaff then 45 for food. Had to send the food back because it was cold. Yes, it was a busy weekend but they need to turn off the outside "immediate seating" light when things are out of hand. Disappointed.

DW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It was Pumpkin Festival weekend. We arrived just before 6:30 having made a 6:30 reservation for 2 people. It was chaotic, with at least 15 people, most of whom had reservations, waiting by the host desk. No host/hostess anywhere in sight. A host finally showed up, said he had tables but somehow all these people were waiting.
We finally got seated, ordered dinner, which by an ad we saw in a current paper that day , was supposed to include a lobster tail when you ordered 2 entrees. Waitress said that wasn’t in effect anymore but would bring one for us anyway. Our entrees arrived, no lobster tail was included. Plus our food was not hot when served! Some of it was actually cold.
The waitress breezed by at some point and asked the couple next to us how everything was. They responded all was ok and in a flash she was gone, never asked us and we didn’t see her again until the meal was well over.
I would not recommend this restaurant, we were rushed through dinner, in and out within 1 hour for a Saturday night dinner. Very disappointed.

O
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had Hair in our meal, it was freezing cold where you had to use blankets to stay warm indoors.

VG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I was very disappointed. I went 2 years ago and had an amazing experience. This past week, we kept finding small bones in our fish, were charged additional money for having cheese on our french onion soup and were not told that ahead of time. Our waitress never asked if we wanted drink refills or even came around with a water refill. Very poor service and customer quality.

DL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My husband and I wanted a nice meal out to celebrate our birthdays. We had a great seat right next to the fireplace and enjoyed the atmosphere but the food was not up to par. We both ordered the pistachio crusted halibut which was rubbery and bland. When the fish arrived you could tell it was not fresh, it was in a perfect square patty. We ordered the tiramisu for dessert, which had frosting on the top and very far from what tiramisu is supposed to be. But we understand this is not an Italian restaurant. We were disappointed with our meal to say the least. I had family members dine at The English Inn that same night and they agreed that the food is not what it used to be. We will be picking a different restaurant the next time we visit.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a stop for us when we’re in door county. Beef Wellington was a little thin and small this time. Only 6oz. Needs to be around 8-10 and thicker. It was before on my visit last year.

W
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nice place as far as looks, vibe. Outdoor area looked amazing but it was a bit chilly to be outdoors. I ordered the special - salmon Wellington - my first mistake. Not wonderful and not worth $40. I can say our server was excellent, but other than that, I’d never go back. I’m still kicking myself as I know we could’ve had a much better meal at a much lower price. Lesson learned.

n
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their food. Prime rib was delicious.
Lobster tails were tender and tasty.

JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to all you can eat fish fry on Friday. Excellent variety of fish for price. I tried almost all the choices available except the catfish, they were all very well prepared and fresh tasting. Service was excellent too.

P
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome ,this was our second time there and it did not disappoint . Prime Rib was excellent . Will be back

t
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the English Inn, always great food, fun atmosphere, great service. Highly recommend !

TB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Prime rib was average but clam chowder soup and perch were excellent as well as the carrots. We would eat there again.

V
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Based on this last experience I would not return. We had a reservation for 4 people made well in advance, however had to wait almost an hour and a half at a standing room only bar because they were understaffed. When we were finally seated it was in an empty back room where our waitress told us she had just been called in from the patio because her tables were finished and it was too cold to seat anyone else out there. Service took forever, our drinks were incorrect, food was barely warm and waitress didn't know the menu- so overall not a great evening

c
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food and service.

DS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, our outdoor table with cozy blankets and our server was very nice. Can’t wait to go back again