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Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar

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116 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar, a new restaurant concept, was inspired by the travels of this culinary pilgrim: an elusive globe trekker whose affinity for the tastier side of life has spawned a new Milwaukee restaurant. Bridging the gap between fine Milwaukee dining and fun Milwaukee living, Stubby's prides itself on a gluttony of pleasure and experience. Milwaukee is becoming known as the gastronomic boomtown. In the midst of a major social and economic renaissance, the Milwaukee food scene is fueled by some enterprising chefs, entrepreneurial businessmen and a few great specialty food groups. Stubby's is set to take its place at the table as a progressive concept in culinary adventure.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Serving lunch and dinner daily 11AM - 10PM Friday and Saturday late night dinner menu starting at 10PM Sunday brunch 10AM
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Phone number
(414) 763-8623
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Beer, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking
What 116 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on June 22, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Awesome food great atmosphere and huge beer list👍

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2016

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.

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4.0Dined on September 3, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2016

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...

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2016

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!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2016

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.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2016

Great place

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

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!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2015

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.

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3.0Dined on November 12, 2015

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.

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4.0Dined on October 16, 2015

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

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2015

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!

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1.0Dined on August 16, 2015

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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3.0Dined on July 4, 2015

Food is always very good here. Service not the best.but it was the 4th, so no problem.
Great outdoor spot for dinner before we head to the fireworks.
Was disappointed that for the 2nd time at this restaurant we were marked as a cancelled reservation after we arrived on time and were seated. More training needed ?

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2.0Dined on June 27, 2015

The service was slow, in fact our drinks came out two minutes before our food. The $9 drinks were nothing spectacular. The nachos had microwaved (and minimal) cheese. The food/drinks are overpriced and the service was slow- note that they were NOT busy at the time of our visit.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2015

Large beer selection, affordable drinks. Great for patio drinking. Big outdoor patio with river views. Didn't eat any food on my visit.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2015

Went for brunch on Mother's Day, it was far from being crowded. I enjoyed some tasty rum-chata french toast!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2015

Better than bar food. Impressive beer list. Appears to be amazing place for outdoor dining... next time.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2015

We went to grab some dinner and watch the NCAA tournament. Open Table screwed up our reservation. Stubby's manager made it right and was able to accomidate us. Our server was extremely attentive. Which was amazing considering how crowded Stubby's was. The food is solid and the beer selection is incredible.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2015

Great place to get a step above bar food and watch the game. Don't miss their new Whiskey Wednesdays !

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2014

Stubby's is a great choice for casual lunch or dinner with friends. Great tap selection, good burgers, decent music, and fun bar games.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2014

Don't order the Stubby's Burger unless you are really, really hungry because it is enormous! The cheese curds are fantastic! The fish tacos are my favorite!

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4.0Dined on November 1, 2014

This is a great spot on the east side for a burger and beer but don't miss the specials!

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2014

Great patio view, extensive alcohol list. Happy diner.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2014

Last minute reservations handled with ease and we were seated promptly. An extensive beer menu satisfied the tastes of all and the menu is extensive and fun. We arrived in time for Brunch or Lunch - so the plates at our table had omelets, and big juicy burgers. Service is exceptional and the view of the river capped off a fun day in Milwaukee.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2014

Initially we were sitting outdoors, on the patio. As the sun went down so did the temperature (duh) and we were effortlessly seated inside. The beers were good and the food was very good. Our server was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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2.0Dined on May 8, 2014

I dined at Stubby's on a Thursday evening with a reservation at 6:00pm. The place isn't overly large and it's set up well so we never felt crowded. They have an extensive beer list both tap and bottles which is why we went. We ordered our appetizer and drinks first and just before our appetizer came out we ordered our meal - so far so good. The food did take a little while, but overall we were having a good time and the food was pretty good so we were pleased. My only complaint is the TERRIBLE service we received at the restaurant. Maybe our server was new, or maybe he just had a lot going on, but we hardly saw him. It took us 45 minutes AFTER we finished eating to get our bill. Now because of bad service, I won't go back.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2014

Great meal, excellent beer, with knowledgeable and efficient service. As busy as it was this Saturday evening, our server was very attentive, the beer arrived timely, and the food was as good as always.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2014

A great place to meet a group and watch the game. Great tap beer selection, above average bar food very loud.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2014

Good food. Great spot to eat. Good food. Great spot to eat. Good food. Great spot to eat. Good food. Great spot to eat. Good food. Great spot to eat. Good food. Great spot to eat. Good food. Great spot to eat.

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