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The Union House

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S42 W31320 Highway 83, P.O., Genesee Depot, WI 53127
+1 262-968-4281
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Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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San Luis Obispo County, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently had dinner here with 2 girlfriends. We chose The Union House based on a recommendation and just loved it. The ambiance is cozy and friendly. The service was superb. The wine list was wide ranging. We all had cocktails, a main course, wine and dessert and the bill, even with a very generous tip was only $200. I... More 

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Wisconsin
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

All four of us enjoyed our dinners very much. Everything including the Chipotle Orange Shrimp and French Onion Soup appetizers were very tasty. We all tried different entrees--Braised Short Ribs, the Veal Special, Scallops and Filet. They were all a hit. All of our dinners came with bread and salad--also very good. Our server, Jessica, was extremely attentive and made... More 

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Thank JazzMusic
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

It's been a long time since we last dined at a restaurant that provided a totally pleasurable experience. From the moment we were greeted by the hostess through the entire food service, we had a wonderful time. Our server, Karen, was friendly and funny, and she patiently answered all of our questions. Everyone in our party thought the food was... More 

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Thank NDanger427
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

A little pricey but a great menu and excellent service. Owner isn't overly friendly, but the food and service make up for it!

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Thank Marie A
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The food is always excellent and the wine list superb. This latest visit was on a weeknight and even though it appeared they were slightly understaffed with servers, the guys in the bar helped out and things rolled along without a glitch. I especially like their wild game specials which usually can be served as either an entrée or an... More 

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Thank Robert B
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017

My husband and I have been going to The Union House for years now, and it NEVER disappoints. The service is incredible... The owner of the restaurant actually came out and rocked my baby for me so that I could enjoy my filet mignon (which is incredible regardless of whether you get it blackened, charred, or bleu cheese crusted). You... More 

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Thank raabejordan
Little Chute, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

sitting near the fireplace on a wintry eve added to our wonderful dining experience. So many culinary options to choose from and what we chose was superb. Everything from service to entrees, beverages, and dessert, made our evening one we will remember, as well as one about which we will share with friends.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We had never been to the Union House but heard it was good. We shared crab cakes and the special steak app and they were both very good. The French onion soup was, according to my husband, the best he had ever had. At this point we were having a 5 star experience. I chose short ribs as an entree... More 

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Thank Annjo2015
Milwaukee
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Party of 8 for New Years. Went here four years ago for the same event. Same result, just fantastic! There was not a dissent among us. The food was great, the brandy and whiskey manhattan's were reported by others to be grand as well. My only issue was that two of the women and myself were sitting next to a... More 

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Thank rgbartsch
Wisconsin
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139 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The innkeeper at our B&B recommended The Union House and I’m glad that my husband and I decided to celebrate our anniversary there. My husband had shrimp with pasta accompanied by a cup of French onion soup while I ordered scallops. We shared a piece of raspberry-topped cheesecake. All courses were excellent. We reviewed the menu online in advance, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: S42 W31320 Highway 83, P.O., Genesee Depot, WI 53127
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Genesee Depot
  • Phone Number: +1 262-968-4281
Description
Since 1861 The Union House Hotel has maintained a prominent position within Genesee Depot. At that time Patrick Lynch, a 35 year old Irish immigrant, first opened the doors of this establishment to village residents and local visitors. No doubt these initial patrons found the impressive new hostelry, built in the 19th century’s fashionable Greek Revival architectural style, to be to their liking. As the largest public building in Genesee Depot, The Union House with its second story ballroom also functioned as a social gathering place for area families.

Due primarily to the influence of the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad, the settlement immediately thrived as an agricultural service center. Soon a grain elevator, woolen factory, general store, blacksmith shop, and post office joined with The Union House Hotel to comprise the major components of the local economy. While many of these local landmarks have succumbed to the ravages of time, The Union House continues to proudly serve as a tangible link to the community’s past.

Today, diners have the unique opportunity to experience the same warm hospitality, delectable meal offerings, and courteous service that Patrick Lynch provided his customers in this setting over 125 years ago.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?