The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort

3.7
20 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Abbey Resort's very own Waterfront restaurant is known for its casual, laid-back vibe. It's the perfect place to unwind, either on the patio or indoors, and serves lunch, dinner and drinks. We use the techniques of award-winning Pit Master Matt Whiteford to create specialties like Smoked BBQ Quesadillas and the BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich. But our menu doesn’t end there, try the Smoked Aioli & Cherry Pepper French Dip or the Parmesan Panko Mac n’ Cheese. The Friday Fish Fry is a fun and delicious Wisconsin tradition, especially when there's live entertainment. We also offer a full children's menu and take-out. And did we mention drinks? Pair any item from our enticing menu with a craft beer or one of our signature cocktails, and you're in for a one-of-a-kind experience.
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.7
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3.6
service
3.6
ambience
5.0
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great time and made new friends, will be back

HG
HungryinGlenview
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2013
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The bar area was fairly filled with football fans to watch the last game of the season. Our waiter was attentive and had recommendations for myself, my daughter and her friend. He also reminded us of the half-price appetizers for that evening which were a bargain. The crab cakes were delicious, and the nachos, quesadillas and fried platter were also very good. My one complaint was the temperature in the restaurant. It was a cold evening outside, but the heat should have been turned up. Most of the adults kept their coats and sweatshirts on. Our food got cold very quickly, but overall we had a very nice experience in a fun atmosphere.

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Barb
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2013
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were traveling and staying in the area. Because of the waterfront view, we decided to try the Waterfront at the Abbey - the girls were pleased with the view and the guys liked all the televisions for sports viewing. Our server did a great job suggesting food items to try and describing flavors.

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ZO62004
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2013
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I entertained guesses on Saturday at the Restaurant good service, good food, great seating with no reservations

reservations were made for 9/1/13 @ 8:30 pm, I received plenty of e-mails reminding me of the reservation, arrived at Waterfront 8:25 and was told we had to wait or take a tall table in the bar area. Being it was 8:30 we did not want to wait any longer and took the table The service was fair, the wait for food was longer than expected.

This was our 40th wedding anniversary getaway, sorry to say Sunday's dinner was a bust

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vipspluringmomma
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2013
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I understand that restaurants like this are typically staffed seasonally for the summer prime months with younger/less experienced wait staff. However, we were pretty disappointed in the service. Because we stayed at the hotel, my husband and I ate there twice with our two kids (young toddlers). The first visit was ok, nothing to complain about except for a high chair that looked like it hadn't been cleaned in years. The second visit, however, was terrible. The waiter "lost our drink order" - it was three waters and a beer.... couldn't you remember that? For such a nice hotel, we would have expected much better.

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vipIrene
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2013
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very noisy place although not even half full.
I had requested table not close to a door that is being used and guess what they walked me right to a table by a door that was constantly used. Since there were so man open tables we could find another on away from the door.

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RichardB
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2013
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice dockside restaurant at the Abbey Resort. Good selection of burgers, sandwiches, salads, etc. Kid friendly with a decent menu for little ones. Prices are reasonable.

CB
CharlieB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was simple and basic. We were looking for a fish fry and got it. Have been there several times over the last few years as The Abbey is a bit of a childhood memory thing. This restaurant area could improve a bit. We will keeping coming back.

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vipGreat
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience5

BBQ is excellent as well as the fish tacos. We loved the food and the apple crisp dessert was amazing!

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kuta1069
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2013
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was pretty good, but the service was pretty bad. Took forever to even get a waiter or waitress, and it didnt get any better after we ordered our food.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just have to say that the Manager and Waitstaff was AMAZING! We had 30 reserved seats and all of my Team Members were raving about the food and service. They said they definitely felt like they were VIP. Thank you so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2012
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food is very good, service as well.Drinks are pricy. Prime rib buffet is very good, many choices to choose from, though the soup station tends to run out but quickly refilled if asked. Service again is friendly, attentive and enjoyable...thus the topping to a great meal out!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2012
Overall3food4service5ambience3

They had no record of our reservations and were quite curt about it even though I showed them your confirmation email. We did get a table rather quickly after I was kind of insistent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2012
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The menu seemed limited. We wanted more of a fine dining experience, and it was more like going to Applebees. I had the ribs and chicken-it was good. The sweet potatoe fries were the best. My wife had the pasta dish that was average. We were disappointed as we wanted steak or seafood. There was more staff than customers.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2012
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I was highly disappointed in that the reviews read online projected a place of fine dining. It was casual at best. When I made the reservation online, there was an opportunity to make "special requests". I did and never heard from the restaraunt to confirm or plan I had to call the day of and ultimately, was not provided what I hoped for. The menu selection lacked and the waitress did a poor job.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2012
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This place was pretty much just a hotel restaurant. We had driven 25 mins from our hotel to go to this place and feel we could have had the same experience in our own hotel. The food was average to below average, nothing to write home about.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2012
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This restaurant is typical of what you would find at a sports bar or chain restaurant. The atmosphere is very casual and noisy. The food is adequate, but nothing spectacular. The staff is friendly and the view of the harbor is lovely. I don't recommend the nachos unless you are a fan of melted processed cheese. The Waterfront is just fine for what it is, just don't expect more because it is at the resort. Not recommended for foodies unless you need the convenience.

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viplaurap
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great view, great service. 4 burgers and 2 beers a piece and our bill was $20 per person. Amazing considering we were at the Abbey and we're right on the lake.

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Greatplace
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2012
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Surprisingly had a limited seafood choice. Good choice for your casual family dining.

CC
CarolC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice and accomodating staff.

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The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort is rated 3.7 stars by 20 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.