Wissota Chophouse - Janesville

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110 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
With classic American chophouses in mind, Wissota Chophouse features USDA Angus Beef, an excellent variety of the freshest seafood and creative sides. Our steaks start with the best cuts of meat, seasoned simply and cooked to perfection, delivered to your table perfectly seared and bursting with flavor. Complement your meal with a drink from over 30 wines by the glass, 20 beers on tap and a variety of bottle beer selections.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 110 people are saying
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megfoesch
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were seated at our table right away from the bartender. After that, we never were waited on again. They completely ignored us. Even the hostess walked over to the area we were at asked the other two tables by us if they needed water. My glass was almost empty and she just walked right by. We will never go back!

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vipPamR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food outstanding. Sea bass was some of the best I’ve had. Everyone was happy with their food. We will definitely be back soon.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star reviews and we hope to see you again soon!

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Surprised
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Last minute decision to go out for dinner. Food was excellent. Server very accommodating. Have to say we travel quite a bit and here in Janesville Wi Wissota is one of the most expensive restaurants we have eaten at. Yes, the food is excellent but feel prices on most items are very inflated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an amazing New Years evening! Food was fantastic! We absolutely loved everything. Especially the crab cakes and the fried goat cheese sharable. The bacon is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

There was not enough staff but it was something we could have dealt with. The food was less than stellar for the price, steak was bland and they took the maple chicken off the menu. We have been here three times and was exceptional the other times.

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BeverlyZ
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Not a cozy place. Too expensive for what you get. Would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a filet, one of the best streaks I've ever had. Cooked perfectly and cut like butter. My husband had the burger and he raved about it. I ate half of his truffle fries because they were amazing. This was our first time and we'll be back! Our server was very friendly as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was more expensive than shown on the Open Table app. My wife and I ordered two apps, the pretzel with beer cheese and the bacon strips. The pretzel was great and bacon was pretty good.

My wife ordered the scallops and I ordered the 12oz ribeye (couldn’t remember if it was 12 or 14oz).

My wife enjoyed the scallops, but the steak was the most bland steak I’ve ever had. A steak at Chilis had more flavor than what I had received. I think I took two or three bites before I stopped eating.

We ordered the loaded mashed potatoes and Mac and cheese for sides. The mashed potatoes were very good but, the Mac and cheese also lacked taste. The mac and cheese from Panera is better.

We got there during happy hour, so my wife got a glass of wine and I had a beer. The beer was good and it was cool to have a nice variety of beers that you didn’t typically see on the menu. I also had 1 glass of whiskey.

All in all, for the amount of money we spent, we were very disappointed with the food. We were hoping to find a new hidden gem, but if you’re willing to travel to Janesville for a steakhouse, do yourself a favor and drive another 10min into Beloit and go to Merrill & Houston’s.

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BradM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible customer service. The restaurant was closed on Dec 6th when we got there. We never received a call saying that they were closed. We drove 25 miles to get there for our Anniversary Dinner. Supposedly their head chef did not show for the evening and they closed the restaurant. They didn't have the courtesy to call us and notify use of the situation. We were very upset how they handled it. Very poor customer relations.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to leave a good review - which I did with the 5 stars.
No good deed goes unpunished - so NOW - to get out of the Open Table APP, I need to leave a 50 character review. So this is my 50 characters.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was amazing, but it took a while to get our food. Also for the price it would have been a little nicer if they put a little more into table service & settings. They were short staffed so I think this was the main issue. Overall good food and will give them another try

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MichaelB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time we have been there it was always top of the line

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Chris
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meat, creative sides, superb salad
De event selection of wine and liquor
Didn't see any desserts on menu
Lovely setting on river
Delighted to discover a new restaurant and we'll be back.

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Fayett
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was great! Server brought me the wrong drink and I’m not sure she would have cared even if I told her. Better service, better tip. But the food was great. Will go again

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Steak was $66 and over cooked..
When brought to managers attention was told "sorry".
Not good for couples as it's pretty loud..
typical hotel lounge but with steakhouse prices.
We wont be going back.

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Mj21
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant. Our waitress was very helpful and enthusiastic, so it made our experience even better. My steak was PERFECT. And I really enjoyed the french onion soup.
Overall, absolutely amazing and I will be coming back.
I do wish they had physical menu's though. I'm not a fan of having my phone on the dinner table. And having to scan the little QR code to pull the menu on my phone was a turn off but nonetheless, it was still amazing and it was worth every penny!

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DawnJ
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a very pleasant dining experience. Meal could have been a tad warmer.
Service was very attentive. Will return!

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vipBrendaR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time here. Food was so good. Especially the sea bass snd the risotto. And the raspberry tiramisu was outstanding. Service was great too

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JackieL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We are very understanding when it comes to being understaffed, but I when the food is that expensive I can't give 5 stars. Yes, the food was good, but we waited a full hour before they even took our order. They were nice enough to give us free dessert, so not a terrible experience. I think if our meal hadn't cost so much, I'd be giving 5 stars.

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vipMarekP
Las Vegas
133 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The restaurant was not at all busy, so I was surprised at how long it took to get our food. Fortunately the food was excellent, which made up for any shortcomings.

If good food is what you’re looking for, this place is definitely worth a try.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

After reading mixed reviews, I thought it was important to let everyone know that we had a great experience at Wissota. The food was perfect - Chicago steakhouse quality and our server was great. We sat outside on the lovely patio overlooking the river. If you had a bad experience here, it is definitely worth a second chance!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Highly recommend for a special date night, or an every day night so enjoy a drink along the river.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We have ate there before and enjoyed it. Lobster was curled as it was microwaved to heat up. My wife worked in the industry. The butter was cold and we went through 3 pepper shakers and the were all empty and not filled. Steak was ok, very flat and small for a 14oz steak. I’m a smaller town like this in Janesville, it’s a great thought to have a Steakhouse where you can have an experience worth paying for. This one was less than impressive.

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Bobp
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

They took quality ingredients and destroyed them through extremely poor preparation. Everything was a disaster, especially the entrées. The scallops were heinously overcooked on one side and uncooked on the other. The dry aged steak was even worse, being raw in the middle while charred on the outsides.

Avoid at all costs.

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MikeR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat especially for a special occaision. Food and service is excellent as usual. Decided to eat outdoors and highly recommend if weather is decent.

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PeggyE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My entree was forgotten until I asked for it. This is my second visit in 1 week. On one visit, the loaded fries were way too salty. Last night the scallops were also too salty.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation, and upon arrival there was a sign on the door. “Due to unforeseen circumstances they would not be opening until 6pm.”. We waited until 6pm, the time of our reservation. Came back and the sign had been changed to 7pm. We went to another restaurant.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on June 11, 2021

We do sincerely apologize for your experience this night, and we would love for you to be able to come in again and have an opportunity for us to show you the amazing experience that we provide. Feel free to contact management and hopefully we can set up another time for you to come in and give us another opportunity to provide the best dining experience possible.

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AndyS
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We (my wife and I) wanted to try a new steak house out and Wissota popped up in my OpenTable feed. So we decided to try it. We started with cocktails and found that our first few choices of whiskeys were sold out, but the bartender did make a nice Manhattan out of Woodford. For an appetizer, we had the crab cakes and they were delicious. Large, well formed, cooked nicely and had just a hint of heat in them. For dinner, my wife had the Petite Filet medium rare and it was outstanding! Cooked and seasoned to perfection. I went with the Blue Cheese Wedge salad and it was not only tasty and presented nicely, but a substantial portion. We shared the Garlic Mashed potatoes which were great, but presented oddly as a thin layer on a shallow dish (allowed them to cool to quickly.) The food we had was great!

The service was not so great. While the bartender was somewhat diligent, she could not remember what we were having and had to ask each time and was not always easy to catch her eye, although there were only 3 other people seating at the bar. She was very pleasant, just not completely aware.

The atmosphere feels like a hip brew pub and not a steak house. So if you are looking for a "classic" looking steakhouse, this may not be for you. Also, prices are a good 10 to 15 percent higher than show on the menu within OpenTable.

Wissota Chophouse - Janesville
Responded on June 11, 2021

Thank you for the review, and we apologize that we missed the mark in some areas of service for you. We strive to provide the best guest experience available. We appreciate the feedback and continuously work towards improving our guests experience. We would encourage you to come back and give us another chance at providing the top level service that we are capable of providing.

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Rarob68
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The ala carte menu choices are over priced for the region. High prices set in a loud and boisterous area too close and open to the bar detracts from the experience.

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MichaelB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and it's a very nice place

My only problem with my meal was that I could not get a piece of BREAD and for the price of the meal and asking 3times I was not happy , a place like that should have some on hand

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Steak was the best part, the rest of the food was mediocre. Nothing special about the sides/ lobster bisque. I would recommend only the steak. Not worth the money, good for the area but wouldn’t go out of my way for this place. Service was terrible, cold soup came out after my meal.

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JeremyB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The Bavarian pretzel is awesome. Dry aged ribeye is great. I don’t know about $58 great but had wonderful flavor. The whipped potatoes were excellent. Scallops on the other hand left something to be desired. They were cold and flavor didn’t come through the way we were hoping. Whiskey old fashioned was really good. They have a decent alcohol selection including whistle pig and e.h. Taylor

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MaryW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful, but it was pricey compared to similar meals in the area.

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ReneeP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I enjoyed our first visit to the restaurant so much that we wanted to return with family. This second visit with my brother and his wife went equally well, and I would not hesitate to return in the future with my family and friends. All the staff were very friendly and accommodating, including the chef. At times the noise level was a little high, but that's the nature of a busy place with very good drinks and food. I can see this place could get so popular that it could get hard to make a reservation. We love the hotel in general and this restaurant is a big bonus.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Food prices did not match the meal and service left a lot to be desired. This was a one and done for me on this place.

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DiDiZ
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service - Kendra was attentive and efficient.
Food was absolutely delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food was very late arriving and was not hot/fresh. I don’t mind paying $50 for a steak, but expect it to be served hot. Service was slow and the manager said “we are really busy tonight”. That’s not really my problem. If you’re going to charge this much for dinner your service should match that price. It did not. There were several empty tables. I don’t want excuses, I just want good food served promptly.

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MichaelB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was as good as any place in Madison ,top of the line
But it took 1 hour to get our food
So do not go if time is important

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JeffreyG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was crazy expensive, which was to be expected to some degree. But I didn’t feel like I got $200 value for our birthday for my wife. My $47 filet was good but not amazing and I would expect a $47 steak to be amazing. The sides were $14 a piece, which for mashed potatoes and Mac and cheese felt excessive. The wait staff had some issues as well such as taking our order and then returning to table 15 minutes later to tell me she “lost our order”. Which was odd considering there was only 4 tables at the time. I will not be returning.

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Wissota Chophouse - Janesville is rated 4 stars by 110 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.