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Barnacle Bud's

) #265 of 1,262 Restaurants in Milwaukee $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
1955 S Hilbert St, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1223
+1 414-481-9974
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (12 reviews)
“fish fry” (6 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Delicatessen
$$ - $$$
1955 S Hilbert St, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1223
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Love this place. Ambiance is the closest to that "island feeling", you won't find it anywhere else in WI. Good music, great atmosphere, fun to watch them put boats in the water and take them out. Wings are really really good here and the drinks...More

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little out of the way restaurant/bar. Kind of hard to find as it is back in among warehouses, but worth looking for. It is fun to watch the boats on the river while you eat on the outdoor patio. Make your...More

Thank mem4170
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought the food was great! It is a hidden gem that will not disappoint. The clams were awesome and the service was impeccable. The atmosphere makes you feel like your on vacation. This will be a repeat for me!

Thank KAK828
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's finally warm here in Milwaukee. We stopped for cocktails at Barnacle Bud's last night after dinner. It's great little place on the Milwaukee river. They have several patios, and we sat right by the river. Great wait staff. My beer could have been a...More

Thank CornfedContessa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great little place, hidden away by the Kinnikinnick River. It's kind of a kitschy little dive bar and restaurant (and I mean that in a very complimentary way). It's a little small on the inside, but there's outside seating that makes up for...More

Thank thedoctor68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is only the second review I've written, but I felt compelled to write to thank Barnacle Bud's staff for their excellent customer service. After 15 years of living in MKE my wife and I finally made it to BB's for dinner. It's great -...More

Thank Ryan343
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Drink menu on the water with plenty of sun and shade good food friendly staff. There are two bars to choose from.

Thank bkucaj
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Vegetarians, you will be having roasted red pepper hummus with crackers (sub gluten free $1) and add vegetables (mini carrots, celery and cucumbers $1). Salad was iceberg lettuce- ah no thank you, pass. Grouper po-boy was more bun than fish, but decent, fish was good....More

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 20 August 2016

I have been to Barnacle Buds a few times now when visiting Milwaukee, most recently today. Our party of 11 enjoyed the Cod, Catfish, Grouper, a burger, and some good beer of various labels. Everything was delicious and quenching. There is a little seating indoors,...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

If you like casual bars with good food it is perfect. Be aware even inside is warm on hotter days but service is good, drinks are decent and food is better than you would expect!

Thank Alan K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1955 S Hilbert St, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1223
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Bay View
  • Neighbourhood: Bay View
  • Phone Number: +1 414-481-9974
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