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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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740 N Plankinton Ave Fl 1, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2403 (Wells Ave)
+1 414-276-3030
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We reserved a table for 16 - so we had a large group. We waited over 30 minutes for our table to be ready - but I must say that the food was well worth the wait. I so rarely actually "rave" about a meal that I have when we eat out, that the short wait was well worth it.... More 

Thank KathyD616
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I only use "joint" in an affectionate and complimentary manner, and that's what I mean to convey here. Rock Bottom is a really nice riverfront/downtown spot with a very good, extensive menu and wonderful beverage choices. I'm the weirdo of the group who always orders a salad even in a pub setting, and they are very good here. The Brewer's... More 

Thank RickMarshall
Hagerstown, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stumbled upon this restaurant our first hour in Milwaukee as we were walking toward another restaurant. What a great decision to stop here instead. The service and food were fabulous. A super relaxing atmosphere watching the action on the river, just a few feet away. The cheese curds were to die for. Might just be worth... More 

Thank zxpomuy
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the atmosphere her and as someone mentioned, I was able to park pretty easily. The food is actually good and at a decent price. It's laid back and it a good place to meet up with friends on the fly. I'll be going back in the summer to check out the deck that overlooks the Milwaukee River. Let... More 

Thank Colleen W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for my birthday and had a fabulous time. The food was very tasty, parking (structure) was across the street and the patio was right on the Milwaukee River. Go on a Saturday for lunch and see lots of activity or any summer evening to see the beautiful lights of the city. It's along the river walk so... More 

Thank paddlegirl2016
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family ate here after "A Christmas Carol". Parking was easy and right out front and cheap. The place wasn't busy so the service was quick but I would imagine that it's always quick. The food was good and our waitress was pleasant. I would go here again.

Thank Bo H
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to eat and visit with friends during the summer months in Milwaukee. Outdoor deck overlooks the Milwaukee River. Great food, excellent service.

Thank 254joannej
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the people that I know that do drink beer thought it was amazing I was there for their wonderful wonderful food my bison burger was perfectly cooked so nicely flavored French fries were so crisp yet soft yet perfectly tasting Santa Fe salad had all kinds of little surprises including little deep-fried Anaheim Chiles on top that was so... More 

Thank Apple A
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a Saturday night with a group of about 18, which is a busy time, but they were obviously understaffed. The waiter was doing his best but the food came out in long intervals with the last of the food coming out at least 30 minutes after the first of our group were served. Food was average in... More 

Thank Elina P
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Basement makes a great group party space with a bar, music and ample space to decorate and move around.

Thank Krista K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 740 N Plankinton Ave Fl 1, Milwaukee, WI 53203-2403
    (Wells Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-3030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?