Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar

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$30 and under
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Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar, or as the locals call it "Stubby's 53" bridges the gap between comfort food and finer dining. Serving inspired and hand crafted cuisine from scratch. With a bounty of house smoked quality meats, internationally inspired elevated pub fair and 53 hand selected rotating beers on tap, there is certainly something to please all tastes. We also offer weekend brunch and friday fish fry! Our army of industry professional are here to serve and help guide you through your experience. giving you the best in service, without the elevated price tag. Multiple TV's throughout offering entertainment while dining. During the season, we also offer a vast patio overlooking the Milwaukee river and local modern architecture. We look forward to your visit!

If you're not finding the reservation time you want, simply give us a call at 414/763.6324 to see what we might have available or to see the current wait time.


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TE
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time sitting outside enjoying the breeze and the wonderful food. Large selection of beers, our waitress was very knowledgeable. Service was very good. Prices were reasonable.

W
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome burger!

CB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS have a great experience here... staff is quick, attentive, and pleasant and the food is always fantastic. Thanks again, guys!

RC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went with some friends from Europe to give them a taste of US and Milwaukee. Food is good, sort of pub food plus. The real strength is the enormous beer list, and our server was very good about letting us have many samples to figure out what we wanted. If your aren't a huge beer fan, it's ok to good. If you really like beer it's good to great.

KH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal at Stubbys for their special Mardi Gras Party! The wait staff was amazing, the food and beer was incredible, and the atmosphere was excellent.

NG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was very great, food was awesome! Definitely will go back again :-)

f
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stubby’s is always a favorite and this experience was no different. The food is always good and there is something for everyone. The beer list is fabulous, knowledgeable and excellent service and sports. Perfect!

F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there mid day, not busy at all. Very relaxed atmosphere. Like the veghead options.

AC
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Only thing was the young girl at the register didn’t want to accept my open table reservation. She said we are not busy you don’t need a reservation. I said we chose your restaurant because of the open reservation for the open table points. She didn’t know what open table was. The manager walked by and he helped to take care of everything.

D
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good food in a cool atmosphere. We had the ahi tuna appetizer which was outstanding, the burger which was also first rate. Also had the heirloom tomato salad which wasn't anything special. It was basically lettuce and tomatoes with some wontons on it. Very cool deck and view. We will go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food but slow service for not being very busy

S
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We've had Sunday Brunch here, before, but decided to try Stubby's for their Friday night Fish Fry.
Sat out on the little patio, overlooking the river. It was a beautiful evening, perfect for this occasion. Stubby's met or exceeded all expectations, for all four of us.
I, personally, did not order the Fish Fry, but had the El Dorado (fish) tacos, which were excellent and I highly recommend!
Be prepared for their extensive beer menu! (But, I believe they will let you taste test before you place your order.)
Very much enjoyed our meal and price point.
And, our waitress was great!
Will be returning soon!

D
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was pretty slow, but the food was good and atmosphere was great.

RH
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went for Mother's Day. Stubby's is fun, the food was really good (pretty indulgent...I mean, I had tater tots smothered with sausage, eggs and sriracha hollandaise sauce!!), our waiter was delightful - charming, responsive and attentive. A good neighborhood place. We'll be back.

A
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Party of 6 (4 adults and 2 children) and everyone gave a 4 star rating out of 5. The only negative was the lack of children menu, although the restaurant was accommodating.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good. Great selection of beer. Our waiter made the experience better.

h
Milwaukee
300 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food--. Service.---beer. Great spot to watch your favorite team

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Waiter was very overwhelmed and left us without drinks for a while. They had also forgot the chicken for our Mac and cheese so we waited ten minutes for that which no one said anything about even though the manager knew. Just needs a better system. When you see your servers overwhelmed where are the managers to step in and help. Not much support staff.

h
Milwaukee
300 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good food.great outdoor seating. Short on staff but customer service overcame that

BK
Grand Rapids
63 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything was pretty much what I would have expected. Mixed review on the food. I had the mushroom / goat cheese flatbread pizza which was really good. My dinner companion ordered the meatloaf, which was extremely salty. I have to think it wasn't supposed to be like that and that it accidentally got salted twice. It tasted like a French Onion soup mix was part of the recipe, which is already salty, and then it got salted again.

V
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers and staff were very attentive and the food was absolutely delicious!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food great atmosphere and huge beer list👍

DM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I really enjoyed my meal and my boyfriend said his burger was made perfect. I did feel that some of the prices were a little high for what you got.

LF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The energy and ambiance is great and the beer list is even better. The food was good - we stuck to appetizers and one entree, which was a new item and didn't turn out great. The best part was the service and attention of the staff.

LB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Impressive beer list. Excellent food. Chicken sandwich was delicious.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a wonderful brunch outside on the deck. Beautiful view of the river with great drinks and fabulous food. The service was SPECTACULAR!

h
Milwaukee
300 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have gone to Stubbys many times for evening burger, sports, and beer . This was our first visit at brunch/lunch time. The brunch was outstanding. Skillets are excellent. For our non-breakfast eaters lots of yummy lunch choices. Will definitely need to come back

J
Milwaukee
98 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great venue and location on the river - with an awesome outdoor balcony for summertime dining ...

Service is friendly and efficient...

Food is definitely a step above the typical pub fare you'll experience elsewhere in MKE...

OT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Riverwestan Skillet and my boyfriend had the Chicken Fried Pork Sliders. Both were phenomenal and service was excellent. Definitely will be back!

OT
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their 53rd tap is for Stub Club members and they always have something amazing.

Their chef is always putting out high-quality, creative food. Their beer dinners are a blast!

Highly recommend.

MG
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited Stubby's with a friend on a weekend in March 2016 - had dinner and several beers. The room was noisy (sports on TV everywhere) but not obnoxiously so. We were able to converse pretty normally. The menu was interesting, offering something for most taste preferences. The choice of brews was outstanding. Great spot for bar food, drinking and fun.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place

SS
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not bad! Good bar food. The beer menu wasn't as impressive as they boast and their mixed drinks were weak and subpar.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great time when I go to Stubby's whether it's to enjoy a beer or drink at the bar or to eat a meal. The atmosphere at Stubby's is always inviting and it never fails to disappoint!

h
Milwaukee
300 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and beer were very good. We had one scotch drinker who was disappointed that you were out of there 1st 2 choices and settle for a 3rd choice that was OK

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had the walleye - was really good. Not huge, but for me, that's perfect. Still brought some home. Went with friends who are also beer aficionado's - loved the beer list.

n
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went on a Thursday night to have dinner with a friend. We shared a large plate of nachos which was a good size for two people. My buddy had three beers, I had one. 4 beers and nachos was $14 and some change. Thursdays are cheap taps night and because we ordered our food before 6PM, it was happy hour priced at 50% off. For $14, we were very happy.

D
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the great list of beers on tap and the walleye was excellent

BC
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy a visit to Stubby's! Good food, great service every time, and an extensive beer menu! My one issue is how often beers on their menu end up being on the unavailable list (check the chalkboards). The staff is always ready to help you choose a replacement and let you sample till you find the right one though!

CP
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had one of the worst dining experiences in memory. Stubby's pretends to be a beer emporium and "gastrogrub" pub. The food, service, and selection of beers on the menu is a joke. They advertise 53 beers. It took me 5 trys to find a beer on the menu that they actually had. The server was apathetic and had no clue what any of the beers were, and had no concern whatsoever that they were out of most of the beers on the menu. All we got was poor service and excuses, even after the manager came out. We will not be going back here, and with service and selection this poor, I doubt they will be in business much longer.

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