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Barnacle Bud's

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
1955 S Hilbert St, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1223
+1 414-481-9974
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Deli
€€ - €€€
1955 S Hilbert St, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1223
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently ate here and we will not be returning. The place is very hard to find. It is behind a winter boat storage facility, and there are very few signs telling you where to go. The inside of the place is...More

Thank _snackabean05
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Our group stopped for lunch recently, and enjoyed the atmosphere (despite the cold and cloudy day.) This relaxed, casual restaurant really suprised us with wonderful food and drinks! The fried cod and fried catfish were some of the best our family has ever had. The...More

Thank LibraryGirl96
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The people are very nice, and the service was outstanding; but a bad brat in Wisconsin, come on now! It's pretty easy to cook a brat. The crab was not very good and the mussels tasted like they came on a slow boat from New...More

1  Thank bill j
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Great little outta the way place, super friendly staff and really, really good food! Cannot wait to go back again next I visit!

1  Thank Guinness44life
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This restaurant/bar is a very popular place on a summer day (or a HOT day in Fall) in Milwaukee. It is fun to watch the boats being put into the water. Lots of groups in boats on the Milwaukee River stop in for a drink....More

1  Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We came to this locally famous seafood joint by boat and the five of us had an enjoyable meal. I had the Brat, which was average with a very small portion of sauerkraut, which was also so-so. My wife, however, had the Lobster Roll which...More

1  Thank Jdeppman
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We love to come to barnacle bud's when it's open. It's a hidden (in an unexpected commercial area just over the bridge south of downtown) milwaukee gem that doesn't take reservations. My husband loves the grouper basket and my favorite is the coconut shrimp. I...More

1  Thank chaplainrandee
Reviewed 6 September 2017

On my way to the restaurant I thought my GPS was telling me the wrong way because it seemed like we were heading towards a factory. Lo behold there was the restaurant tucked beside a boat landing. I had lunch here on a Friday and...More

1  Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We are used to fresh Grouper Reubens in FL. This was the first time we found one in WI, what a great find. One of a kind place with great atmosphere and funk menu. Fresh oysters and wings for apps were great. Grouper dinner and...More

1  Thank Mary S
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Getting to Barnacle Bud's is part of the fun although recent additions of signage have lessened the feeling that you weren't meant to be driving in that area. BB's is a bit of a dive but a very casual and fun place on a warm...More

1  Thank CNJJJP
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Deli
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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