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The Mariner's Inn

4.5
713 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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When Bill and Betty Von Rutenberg opened The Mariner’s Inn in 1966, they set out to provide a steak and seafood dining experience like none other. Mouth watering, delicious steaks aged to perfection and an assortment of seafood from lobster to the famous Friday Fish Fry.



Bill and Betty’s sons, Bill, Jack, and Robert, along with their crew, now carry on the tradition of outstanding hospitality of von Rutenberg Ventures. Waterfront dining on the patio and a sunset over the marina make dinner at Mariner’s an evening to remember.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation


Bar Open Nightly at 4:30; Happy Hour Tues. - Fri. 4:30 - 6:00
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(608) 246-3120
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
We now cater off-site events. For outstanding food and memorable hospitality, please contact us in person at any of our restaurants or call/email us regarding your next event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Westport Road
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Entertainment
Live music outdoors every Saturday from June - August
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Special events & promotions
Watch out website or Facebook for our year round events such as Live Lobster Boils, Spring and Fall Wine Dinners, Beef and Bourbon, and Email Club "Thank You" Party.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wine
What 713 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SteveFrench 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Visited for an 8pm reservation on a Friday night, and was surprisingly quiet. Great bar service, great cocktails, friendly and attentive wait staff. Would highly recommend the mushroom appetizers, and jumbo shrimp. Steaks were good, but Bearnaise sauce was very heavy/rich and overpowered the steak, so would advise to get it on the side. Overall a very good experience and look forward to another visit.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had an excellent server. He knew the menu and the options very well and the pace of the meal was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Mariner's Inn is very consistent.....great food, great service, great owner and nice view! Love this place!

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GeraldC (Milwaukee)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food was great. Bar service subpar. Drink menu dated-summer menu in February. Service in dining area was very good.

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wisdiner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Not the first time I've been to the Mariners Inn, food was good as usual, but the drink were outrageously priced. It was Valentines Day, and they seemed to tighten up the reservations, we seemed very rushed. The waitress was at our table immediately after serving our drinks, looking for our order, and our food was served in less than 15 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We were there for Valentines Day and the food was excellent and the service was too. Would highly recommend.

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BigAirBob (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Everything was perfect in every way. I can’t wait to go back.

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JanJohn (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great place - service, location, good steer tenderloins - Good place for us!

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food great service would recommend again and again can’t go wrong

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good food overall—had a knowledgable server and the restaurant was very clean and drinks were superb! Had to mention it was our anniversary (was noted on our reservation) but the waitress brought a complimentary slice of key lime pie which was delicious. We hope to return in the summer months!

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Marie (Milwaukee)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Overpriced and I wasn't impressed by the quality of the food.

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DianeB (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Very good food and we weren't rushed in anyway. Definitely would go back

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JackiA (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a birthday celebration with 7 people. We had a nice place in the bar area where the bartender and waitress were very attentive. We had a nice table with great views of the falling snow outside during our dinner. Our waitress was very busy but made sure we were tended to and was very timely and always with a smile. When food came it was hot and delicious! That can be difficult when your busy and have a loud party to tend to(thanks Renee). All 7 in our group were very impressed and happy with our meals. We all had different steaks, crab cakes, lobster with salad and or soup. We also shared a death by chocolate cake....Well done Mariner staff! We will be back.

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Lessheat (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The décor is very fitting to the name of the establishment. The menu choice is varied enough for many differing tastes for sure! The steaks were prepared correctly and the side dishes well prepared and presented as well. I would recommend this place to anyone one. It's not Fazoli's cheap but hopefully no one is expecting that from a supper club.

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Mocha (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Although I had made the original reservation for two, friends joined us and the lovely staff accommodated the change. Our writer was attentive and everyone’s food was great! It’s our favorite restaurant and has been a go-to for celebrations and company.

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