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The Light House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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W6440 Gumaer Road, Shawano, WI 54166
+1 715-526-5600
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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I've ordered the Wednesday special cheeseburger here several times - tasty burger with a nice side of fries. Had the deep fried cheese curds tonight as well, also very good. Service at the table was very good, but there's always a kitchen wait when you're here on Wednesday nights, and tonight was no exception. Be prepared to enjoy a drink... More 

Thank MP0707
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We were here at 1pm after ordering were told they were out of the daily special. I asked if they ran out often the waitress said almost every day. It took 15 min to get our drinks and there were only about 5 other people and 3 bartenders here. Apparently they had a new bartender (did they forget to train... More 

1 Thank Laurie V
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The food was nice and hot and we didn't have to wait long. The deck outside was nice, but hot.... No shade except for table umbrellas. It was fun to watch boats come and go, up and down the slough.

Thank suzieq1811
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Not a terribly bad place to get an average burger and fries, or perch on Friday, but be ready to look for a place to sit when they are busy...no one helps you find a seat...at least the times we've been there. In fact, they always seem to be short of waitresses, and they don't seem organized, so you may... More 

1 Thank Roamalone
Cudahy, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We visited this place and the service was okay. We wanted to try something different and dining by the water sounded like a plan! Unfortunately, the waitress although friendly, kept forgetting our orders on a split bill (4 & 4 people.) At the end of our meals, we went to pay and tip, and the waitress already added her own... More 

1 Thank cudahyj02
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We have been here several times and have never been disappointed. They are a very popular place, especially for boat drive-up, outdoor seating and Friday Fish Fry.

Thank Carol K
Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We went here with a group of 6 for dinner on a Sunday evening. It was busy and they had live music but we were able to be seated inside right away. At first everything seemed fine. The waitress was nice and seemed on top of things. She asked if we would like the kids food out early and we... More 

1 Thank tomrunyon
Clintonville, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

The food if you were looking for something like mcDonalds then I guess you are at the right place. Not very family friendly. the bartender was spending her time talking with another bartender from another place down the road from them and did not seem to care about the patrons who were there for drinks and possibly food.

1 Thank bluelagoon342
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Bar was great. Nice beer selection and attentive, friendly bartenders. We sat at a table in the bar area. 3 waitresses and couldn't get anyone's attention. When we finally did, it was like we were inconveniencing her. We got another drink but then had to flag her down to take our order. It was busy but she literally walked past... More 

1 Thank pumpkinsrule61
Jackson, Ohio
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

The Light House Friday Fish Fry is well worth the 45-60 minute wait you may encounter but it will pass quickly. The bar is large and host to a real friendly crowd of folks. Appetizers - particularly the breaded onion rings and breaded cheese curds - are real appetizing and good for whetting your appetite for the excellent battered-dipped perch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: W6440 Gumaer Road, Shawano, WI 54166
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Shawano
  • Phone Number: +1 715-526-5600

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