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Crazy Water

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839 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1822
+1 414-645-2606
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two couples (my wife and me, along with our son and his wife) went to dinner last night at this small nondescript (from the outside) restaurant. The tables are close together and it's pretty noisy. It reminds us of a neighborhood restaurant in New York City. But it has great service and delicious food. The tiny kitchen is right up... More 

1 Thank Jim L
Bartlett, New Hampshire
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344 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Crazy Water is an intimate, cozy restaurant with plenty of ambiance. The kitchen is up-front, by the door/bar. as one walks in. It's busy, but fun. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The seasonal menu's entree's were somewhat limited, but with enough variety to satisfy anyone's tastes. The apps were delicious. I should have,but couldn't resist the ample serving... More 

Thank KVM101
Minneapolis, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Wow- I was blown away by the great service, interesting menu and delicious food. My brother raves about the place so tried it when I was in town. Prices are reasonable for the quality and creativity of the food. Nice wine list too. The neighborhood is being renewed so don't let the location fool you- this is a GEM! Plenty... More 

Thank Ann M
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243 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Crazy Water recently opened for lunch now. We went today on Valentine's Day and thoroughly enjoyed every single bite of our meal! We had the Shrimp Bisque which was excellent along with the Short Rib sandwich - I'm still dreaming of this one, you have to try it, tender melt in your mouth beef, gouda sauce, caramelized onion and arugula... More 

Thank panielsen
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Crazy Water is one of those fun little spots that surprise you once you go, but until you are prompted by someone, you might never venture in. The restaurant is small and unassuming, and easy to miss when driving by. However, once you walk up the steps and get inside, this small eatery definitely gives you a "homey" feel. There's... More 

Thank drkkw
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner and sat at the bar. Our bartender was great and the ambiance was lovely. We had the brussel sprout app and ahi tuna tacos. The sprouts were one dimensional in flavor and the tacos were the highlight of the meal. Our entrees, the shrimp and scallops were fine but certainly not anything special. We walked away... More 

Thank Flipafink
West Bend, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Another visit to Crazy Water and another great experience. Good cocktails, fabulous appetizers and delicious entrees! Service always top notch. One of our favorites in Milwaukee!

Thank John B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We went there to celebrate a birthday. My husband had oysters as an appetizer --- metiocre at best. The squash soup was good. The chef has moved into this tropical fusion and the scallops would have been good without all the citrus and pomegranate seeds. It was okay. The sea bass was good. It was a pricey dinner. I didn't... More 

1 Thank Ming Su E
Madison, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My sweetheart and I had an all-day meeting in Milwaukee, with an early start. So drove to Milwaukee the night before with the hopes of getting a nice dinner and a good night's sleep before the meeting. We also invited our friends from Racine to come up and join us for dinner, so it was going to be a pleasant... More 

2 Thank 8cu
Paphos, Cyprus
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Booked for dinner Sunday evening arrived at the appointed time. The only table free was near the front door so we declined. Staff were frankly rude. Tried to organise a drink while waited for a table to be free. After being ignored for about 10 minutes we walked out. My fiends, to whom I had raved about crazy water, now... More 

1 Thank Michaelw1295

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 839 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1822
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Walker's Point
  • Neighbourhood: Walker's Point
  • Phone Number: +1 414-645-2606

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