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Sankey's Pub and Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American
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1451 N Big Lake Loop, Three Lakes, WI 54562-9360
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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213 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

My husband and I went here for burgers. The service was slow and the servers rude. They boisterously greeted some people - apparently regulars. (I guess they have enough customers and don't need any more?) Our burgers tasted rather funky, as though the ground beef was a old. Nasty! I would not go here again, even if I got a... More 

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203 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

After almost a 20 year run, Randy Sankey has shut down the business. If you would like to buy a great location in Three Lakes get on it, we need another restaurant/ bar to frequent,

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Thank Peter L
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203 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

This restaurant/bar was the norm for Northern Wisconsin except the owner would decide in the middle of the evening (maybe 9:00) to turn out the lights in the bar to keep customers away. Very similar to the "Soup Nazi" the owner would shut down the kitchen at 8:00 pm. "no soup for you"

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

Stopped on our way back home on Sunday for lunch. We were their first customers of the day and the server commented that there were already more people in that day than the day before. My bloody mary, while overflowing with veggies and other condiments was not great, but my shorty of Rhinelander beer made up for it, as did... More 

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States
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141 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

This is an update from a review I did last year. Today we had the nachos, quesadilla, and pot roast au jus sandwich. All was very good but the pot roast sandwich is truly exceptional. When it arrives, you look at the cut of the meat and wonder if it is going to be tough. This concern is unfounded. The... More 

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Thank Pixycon
Three Lakes, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

Nice place to have a sandwich and drinks. Love the fireplace in the bar...toasty! The food has always been terrific! The Bloody Mary's are a meal!

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Thank lkutchera
Elk River
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

We stopped in late afternoon while sledding for a late lunch. Shared chicken, craisin, pecan wrap with my hubby. Daughter had popcorn chicken. Waitress kept walking by with soup in a bread bowl - need to try that next time we are in the area!

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Thank Jodie L
Wausau, Wisconsin
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138 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

We've been here several times now, after a friend recommended it to us. Very clean establishment. Very good food, and the best Bloody Mary that I've had in the area. The Bloody Mary is dinner in itself. The homemade chips and salsa are great. So are the homemade potato chips. Everything that we've tried has been good. I wouldn't be... More 

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Thank Otisss
Odessa, Florida
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

The bloody Mary's were the best we have ever had! Went back 3 times for the drinks! The food was fresh and fast so were happy hikers!

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Thank Mek9166
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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202 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

The owners have never seemed to want to run this place; Randy will stop serving and turn off the lights whenever he gets tired of being open. He will tell people to leave if they come in after he has decided he is through for the night. The place has been for sale forever. Randy is the soup Nazi of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1451 N Big Lake Loop, Three Lakes, WI 54562-9360
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Three Lakes

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