Timmer's Resort

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Iconic and generationally-historic, Timmer’s Resort has been providing one-of-a-kind experiences to our guests and families visiting the resort for nearly 150 years. Our beautiful lodge has fireplaces in each dining room, as well as beautiful views of Big Cedar Lake and its surrounding pines and native foliage.

The restaurant, which features cuisine from Chef Audra Grueneberg, was named among the Top 100 Brunch spots by Forbes in 2017 and offers a menu of casual cuisine and nightly specials including BBQ ribs, lobster tails, and slow-roasted prime rib.

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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

All four of us had delicious meals and the service was excellent. This place has been around for al long time and it is well kept.

JW
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a WONDERFUL time at Timmers!! They were very busy on a Saturday night, including a wedding party going on in their back room......yet when we arrived about 40 minutes early, I told the friendly hostess that we'd like to have a cocktail in the bar first and she said great and if you're ready before your buzzer goes off, just come and get me and we'll seat you!! Even about 15 minutes before the reservation, our table was ready in the full dining room. I had walleye and it was some of the best I've had anywhere--Excellent!! My wife had the pork chop special and it was HUGE...….another FINE evening at Timmers!!

TF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Not a good experience. Would not go back. The hostess seated us in almost empty dining room next to a table where the couple yelled when they talked. The glasses of wine were tiny.

SS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Quality of food has dimished greatly. Maybe kitchen staffing changes. Definitely not the high end super club they use to be.

MW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We recently visited for our 20th wedding anniversary and as always, had a nice experience at Timmer's. The location is just lovely and the food and service are always very good.

TH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Somewhat Disappointed in meal. We didn’t realize it was mostly Mexican. We were looking forward to a more traditional supper club style brunch. What was offered was tasty but not what we feel is a brunch offering.

J
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall excellent experience.

RS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience at Timmers. The staff is very friendly and greeted us with warm hospitality. Our meal was delicious and served in a timely manner. The atmosphere is charming and lovely on the water.

k
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Very pricey - asked for a specialty and no one called us back. Very cold outside. Later they put heat lamps out for others as we were leaving. Salad was so very small. 3 leaves is not a salad.

KO
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was very good and I would go back, soon. My company also enjoyed the food and the place was very interesting.

LR
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. We would definitely come back again. Thanks

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great place to have a last family outing together before I go back to college. The food was really good and it wasn’t super loud

MB
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the area visiting a client and came upon this gem!

l
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a very good dining experience. We were a table of 5 and the waitress was very personable.
Next time I would request a table that is not right as we walked in as there was a draft.

PP
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I'm not sure if the new ownership if struggling at all, but the meal and food was just ok, not near what it used to be. I was disappointed in the Filet I had for dinner. It was perhaps the worst one I have ever had. It was overcooked and really tough. I only ate half of it. We also had a cheeseburger that was over done and tough. The service was good, but maybe a little slow on a night that wasn't too busy.

D
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined outside which was lovely while a saxophonist played. Our waiter was very attentive and gave us feedback about the various food items on the menu. All of us enjoyed our entrees - pecan crusted walleye, Blueberry Salad with a side of asparagus, tasty scallops and a chicken/red pepper dish. The 4 of us commented on both the service, ambiance and delicious meal.

DJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Service was a bit slow, but we were not in a big hurry so for us it was fine. We’ll definitely be back!

MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! My only complaint was the $5.00 upcharge for the special salad. Too much frisee lettuce and not enough blueberries, apples or goat cheese. Love the whole place!

C
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was top notch. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food was outstanding. We will be back

JK
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, fantastic outside dining area with the views of the lake! Inside dining area has warm wood and large stone fireplace. Perfect for special occasions but dress is comfortably casual. Our favorite place to get steak!

WK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Restaurant is in a beautiful setting, food was very good. The bartender, Brooke, was quite unfriendly... looked at me like I had two heads when we sat and asked for a drink menus then slapped it down in front of us. Didn’t offer pretzels and simply asked if we wanted to close out; and after we did never checked back with us to see how we were doing - she was busy chatting with another employee the entire time. No smile on her face either, so I was nervous how rest of our evening would continue at dinner. Kayla, our waitress was wonderful, happy to serve us and friendly - so it turned why started a sour experience all around. I don’t want to get anyone in trouble, but I was very close to telling off the bartender right then and there.

Will be back with family and friends soon! Thanks for great food and music, we enjoyed it (except that bartender’s attitude)

C
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Italian themed brunch was outstanding! Service didnt miss a beat. We will be back

JE
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for the Sunday Buffet and it's really good! I suggest it to anyone that want's to spend a little more money on a great meal! The made to order omlets were awesome and the staff was great! If you are a sweets person, you will love the deserts too!

PL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Timmer's was exceptionally busy and everyone did an awesome job. The walleye was awesome - the best I've ever had! Just like fresh walleye right from the Canadian waters!! Beautiful night for a walk down to the lake. Brother and sister-in-law from Illinois were very impressed - loved the look inside - they said it reminded them of up north. They had been here over 20 years ago and love the new look.

Thank you. We will be back again!

JS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent dinner choices on a lovely patio. The roasted beet salad was delicious.

D
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful dinner and evening while eating on the patio! It was the first time for our daughters and their families and they were greatly impressed! With eating outside we enjoyed the lovely, peaceful surroundings of the resort and we had the added benefit of allowing the children to go play in the green fields when they were impatient with the leisurely pace if dinner. Everyone enjoyed a walk to the lake and had some great family pictures to remember our 45th wedding anniversary. Thank you Timmers!

RI
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful evening dining at your establishment; would definitely dine again. Our waiter/server was awesome; friendly, polite and knowledgeable. Thanks Spencer!

C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

When we have visitors from off the lake, we like to bring them to Timmer's, our lake's historic resort. So far this summer, we have brought two groups for dinner, which all enjoyed. But yesterday we brought guests to what we remembered as the special Timmer's brunch. The ambience was very nice, but the food was disappointing. We are used to your Sunday brunch including roast pork and salmon (or similar entrees). Instead we were surprised to find the two entrees were enchilidas and fajitas, which no-one in our party took. Fortunately, you still had the omelet bar, which we enjoyed. Is this a permanent change? Next time I will check on the menu before making a reservation.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Beautiful resort. Awesome to read the history and see the old pictures!

DL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time eating dinner on the patio and would recommend this place to anyone looking for a special night. The staff was great and food was terrific!

RC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to see our friend Ray ie Sinatra the singer but the dinning was superb.

NL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday Brunch, a little unique with lots of German based foods. We sat on the patio with 3 children, who ran around and played bean bag toss when they were done eating. Amazing service and incredible views.

HB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was all 3 of my kids Birthdays and we enjoyed celebrating it at Timmers. We will be back!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It’s good and has tremendous potential.

Located in a rural area on a nice sized lake, Timmers has a long history on which to continue to build its reputation. There is new, knowledgeable ownership and management to shepherd the remodeled premises. We liked the food and loved the setting. Service was attentive although hindered by the food prep timing in the kitchen, we scored a free dessert as a result.

So, as in any business that is resetting an operation, there is operational risk. Timmers has a lot going for it and we wish continued success for many more years.

F
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always spot on
Great patio with lake view
Food and service is alway great

DB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

This is still a lovely dining experience if you count ambiance alone. The setting is great and the waitstaff are attentive. Unfortunately since the chef and ownership changed, the food quality has suffered. It's not terrible; it's just sort of - average. Which is a disappointment. Having been a patron for some 30 years, we have seen the ups and downs of this joint, from the scary restrooms of old to the lovely modernization as it now stands. It's a delightful setting on a warm summer evening or a cold winter night. Now if only the food would come back up in quality.....

LA
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Setting is beautiful on the lake. We sat outside at a lovely table. They had a 2 person group playing music. Very fun.
Food was very good but our service was disappointing. The dinner took close to an hour after our salad was served. We were served luke warm coffee and even after this we did not receive any apologies or some kind of compensation for the poor service. It was our birthday celebration and nothing was done for that either. This restaurant is on the pricier side so I would not expect this type of service. Very unfortunate.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Timmer’s is our favorite restaurant! The calamari is outstanding!

SS
Milwaukee
31 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for brunch on a Sunday and were seated on the patio. The food choices were very good, and the fried chicken was great! Service for refreshing the drinks was a bit slow. We will be back.

VV
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service food & ambience! Job well done grand geneva resort!!

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