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617 East North Street, Poynette, WI
+1 608-635-2298
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Today
07:30 - 13:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 13:00
Fri 16:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 13:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Portage, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We decide to go to a place based on recommendations usually. Owl's Nest is pretty popular with the locals in a three county area. A step up from a café, but quite dated in it's finishes. But very clean, no water stains on the ceiling panels or anything. Food is served "home style" and there is a lot of it.... More 

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Thank sunnydayinwis
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic drinks, generous portions on the fish. Sides include baked beans marble rye, coleslaw. We preferred the beer battered but the hand breaded was good too. We had to try the pink squirrel ice cream drink after but it should have been for 4 people! Great value as we have lots of leftover fish too.

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Thank fceteacher
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were there on a Tuesday about 5pm. It wasn't busy and that was fine by me. Haven't been to this restaurant in over 20 years and I have no good reason for that. We walked in and were greeted like we were regulars. The bartender was a hoot and happy to tell us all about the menu and how,... More 

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Thank Marsha S
Poynette, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Owl's Nest is a pretty typical small town restaurant - the atmosphere is more school lunchroom than romantic interlude. For the residents in Poynette, it's a chance to see your neighbor and say hello and then dive in to some really good fish. Our usual is baked Cod and it comes with all the fixings. There's a cup of... More 

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Thank colleenw437
Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Friday night tradition in our family! Wisconsin has lots of options for fish fry, but Owls Nest is by far our favorite! TONS of food. We order two fish fry for the four of us. Also always get an order of deep fried much rooms and onion rings.

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Thank MommyCampTravels
Portage,WI
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This visit...my husband and I met his sister for dinner. Their wooden waiter where it says please wait to be seated was facing the wrong way, so as we entered the dining room we were told we had to wait. My salad had a hard seed in it, my tooth still hurts. We all ordered prime rib pretty good as... More 

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Thank ronna1970
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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307 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Nice size bar with reasonable prices. Service was good and dependable. Four adults and the food quality was average to slightly above average. The Rib special on Tuesday night shocked me with the size. Huge slab. Lots of meat little fat. Filled the plate it was that large. Large dinning room. They had a taco bar, not impressed. Also had... More 

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Thank Delmar M
Poynette, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Good food and friendly service. Great fish fry on Friday nights. Along with bottomless onion rings and steaks are delicious.

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Thank Brenda C
Lodi, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We've only been there twice. They have a good fish fry. Served family style. Nice to get to know people around you. Good wait staff, Friendly, helpful, on site when you need them.

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Thank sunshineinwisconsin
Poynette, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

The fish fry is excellent! The onion rings are a great appetizer, however it is a large order, better be real hungry. For dessert, share a grasshopper! That's right share....its huge!

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Thank ColleenLH721

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
07:30 - 13:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 13:00
Thursday
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 13:00
Friday
11:00 - 13:00
16:30 - 21:30
Saturday
07:30 - 13:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 East North Street, Poynette, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Poynette
  • Phone Number: +1 608-635-2298

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