Timmer's Resort

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$30 and under
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American
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 beef short ribs, lobster tails, and slow-roasted prime rib. Come enjoy a journey through time!

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MarkW
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Timmers on Big Cedar Lake since I was a kid. We always used to go for the ambience, not as much for the food. Now the food is fantastic. It has been great since Mr. Prescott owned it and passed the torch to the new group. Keep it up! And folks, please try the calamari appetizer. Steaks great too. I'll be back!

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colleenk
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very professional and accommodating. They made us feel comfortable and everything was spotless. We had a great time. Thanks for being open!

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ShannonVR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Plenty of space between patrons.

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Abigail
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service was great and the atmosphere perfect. We ate outside and the lake in the background made for a great date night!

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vipRashellR
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most wonderful staff!! Great service! Couldn’t ask for a better place to dine!!!

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PennyZ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this place. Can't wait to stop over with the pontoon!!

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TomH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a Saturday night we had a reasonable wait at a cozy bar table. Food was delicious and service was attentive. A relaxed experience all around.

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ForagerQueen
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall very nice dining. Server forgot a few things but we would return.

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Cheerio
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Timmer's is rich in ambiance, but not a menu that's budget friendly. Great for a special night out.

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NathanW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I Loved the different choices offered, although a few in our party were upset that they did not have plain scrambled eggs?! Loved the Mexican items

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WillW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch on Sundays. Themed brunches along with made to order omelet bar and delicious pastries.

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vipMilky
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is beautiful, food and service were excellent

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Karen17
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Timmer's many times. This was the first time we were seated in the 'White room' and we were initially disappointed to not be in the log room with the big fireplace. We quickly changed our minds. It was quiet, so it was easy to talk. We had a fireplace that was warm and pretty. Our meals were outstanding. We will be back... and we will recommend Timmer's to our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Me and my boyfriend went for a late valentines date and we loved it. Great place and food and the service was good. We would definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall we like the place. Have gone there in the past but it had been a long time. The drinks were fine & the food was good but not great this time around. The duck came missing a side & the side of mushrooms & grilled onions for our steak was only warm when it arrived. Our server while pleasant may have been a bit new as the questions we asked about the menu she had to check back with the kitchen for answers.

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StevenH
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time there, food was excellent nice atmosphere. will go again

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DerrickD
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I still maintain it’s the best brunch in Washington county!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A pleasant experience in a wonderful environment. Bacon appeared to be overdone but they had a nice variety of foods for a brunch. Coffee and juice were extra. For the price, beverage should be included.

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JoanW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ribs, filets and veggies were excellent. Usually like the bar fireplace, but someone who stokes it made it smoky in the bar area. That’s happened in the past. Not sure if they don’t have a way to open a damper to create a draft. Food seemed a little slow in coming compared to other times.

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LARRYC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back after new ownership, just as good as before; great food, great atmosphere, fireplaces on a cold, windy night, and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Sunday brunch excellent.Fish Fry very good. Most everything we've had very good.Great outdoor patio area and really nice bar.
Recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Nice selection of brunch items and we were a table of 6. Nice location of table by the fireplace. Friends all said they would be back. We didn’t feel rushed and it was a perfect afternoon to catch up with friends. Staff was great and always there to refill coffee and clear plates. I could see why this has been listed a top brunch restaurant.

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Kmchuck
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group - eight of us - and were seated near the beautiful wood burning fireplace. The night was cold and damp so the atmosphere was very warm and inviting - a beautiful place for dinner. The steaks at Timmer's are as good, and the filet maybe better, as anywhere we've been including the Capitol Grill downtown and the Farmstead in Cedarburg. The location, on Big Cedar Lake is very nice and in the summer allows for a nice walk on the shore before or after your meal. Service was outstanding, too.

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Bobg
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Service was very slow. They put us at a table in the bar area and the music was so loud it was very hard to talk.

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Amandaglinch
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was excellent. We were the youngest ones there (29) and went for the New Year’s Eve dinner. Food was amazing. Atmosphere and live music was awesome. We really enjoyed ourselves as we didn’t want the typical New Year’s Eve club vibe where we can’t even hear eachother speak. Will definitely be returning!

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SureShot
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I know it was New Year's Eve, but then only allow reservations for as many people as you can handle. Almost 2 hours for dinner??? Not the same place it was when George owned it. All about the money now. Too bad. Food was good, but nothing outstanding.

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Thann
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Our evening at Timmer’s was wonderful until a group of 3 couples old enough to know better decided to shake a very noisy cow bell every so often. They started in the bar area and brought it into the dining room to disrupt everyone’s dinner. Very disappointing as this is a lovely classy place to dine. Our food was delicious and our waitress was wonderful.

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Debbvz
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary celebration with another couple. Special time with great food and service. One of my favorite restaurants.

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JessL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation a week in advance. We arrived on time. We were seated at a table in the bar adjacent to the waitress station. We requested a different table and were refused. The menu was priced to the point it was going to cost a $100 per person. For the 10 minutes we sat at the table in the middle of frenetic activity no one approached us for an order even though numerous wait staff passed the table.

In my 50 plus years of dining I have only gotten up and left a restaurant twice. This was the second time. It was very obvious the goal was to make as much money as possible and not to enhance our dining experience. I will not be returning to Timmers.

Timmer's Resort
Responded on January 4, 2020

Dear Jess, Sorry for your disappointment on New Year's Eve. We do take seating requests for the main dining room or to not be seated in the bar. We always try our best to make every guest comfortable, I apologize that we did not do that for you. Sincerely, Ashley GM

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and so was the food. Will be back.

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KevAnd
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for New Year’s Eve dinner. Food was great as always, service was friendly and attentive. As we were finishing up our meal a group came in that was quite loud and making questionable comments but that is not the fault of the restaurant.

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SteveP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch and experience at Timmer’s this past weekend, highly recommended for anyone!

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SmyJ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the area. We boat over there a lot in the summer. In winter the fireplaces are roaring. Ambiance is great

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GeorgeL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was great and relaxing. It was a bit crowded so it was hard to park. The road next to the restaurant was totally dark where we ended up parking and a bit of a hassle. Need some lights out on the road.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and the service was super awesome

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RobynL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 3rd time we have come for the brunch. It is a very, very good brunch. Lots of variety.

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vipFritos
Milwaukee
39 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ANOTHER FINE DINING EXPERIENCE
YOU PEOPLE ARE THE BEST

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TAHA
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A cozy atmosphere, especially at Christmas. We went for the Sunday brunch. The food is close to the outside doors, so when you're getting your food, you can feel the cold air every time someone walks in or out. Because of this, the food was getting luke warm. I didn't feel like the food was $20.00 a plate worthy. The personal omelettes were a hit!

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JosephL
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday. Not a fan of buffet's but this was fantastic. Fresh food made the way it should be. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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TonyG
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome and so was the service. A little pricey but worth it

FAQs

Timmer's Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 338-7710.

Timmer's Resort is rated 4.5 stars by 752 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.