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Merriment Social, Milwaukee, WI

Merriment Social

4.6
4.6
922 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
You are cordially invited to experience our industrial-chic neighborhood restaurant located between Walker's Point and the Third Ward serving eclectic, seasonally driven small plates, Milwaukee's favorite burgers, and amazing fried chicken. The restaurant also features an extensive, unique wine by-the-glass selection, craft cocktails, and several varieties of craft beers. We have multiple private dining areas that can accommodate several types of events and celebrations.

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2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Burgers, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 645-0240
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Andrew Miller
  • Private party facilities
    Multiple areas available for private dining accommodating up to 100 people.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (414) 645-0240
  • Neighbourhood
    Milwaukee
  • Cross Street
    S Water St.
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 922 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Milwaukee

    Great for brunch

  • Milwaukee

    Contemporary American

922 Reviews
  1. Nick

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    There is a reason this restaurant was not fully booked at 6:30 pm on a Friday. This was far below being okay. This is my second time there . . . Not impressed either times. The food was below par and it actually upset my stomach pretty bad. The “homemade” cookies on the menu were old and cost quite a bit for 2 cookies. I will not be returning. Would not recommend to a friend.

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  2. AmyM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the ambiance, ability to gather & talk. Good service & food. Bit chilly seated next to large garage doors.

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  3. KristenR

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great dinner! The quality of the food was high, especially for the reasonable price. What really sets Merriment Social apart is the people who work there. To a person they were friendly, cheerful, speedy, and professional, and it made our experience a very happy one.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service!! All excellent!! Nice quick night out

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  5. Mandi

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We've had brunch at Merriment social once before, and loved the food. My son asked that we go back when my mom and my niece were in town with us. My mom ordered the savory croissant, which arrived cold. The rest of our food was great, so we started eating and she sent her croissant back. Instead of making her a fresh croissant, the kitchen staff warmed it up. Slightly gross just on it's own. When it came back to the table, the piece that my mom had cut was warm and the rest of the croissant, not surprisingly, was still cold. She sent it back and then didn't want to chance it and order anything else. This is not a high end restaurant however I do expect the kitchen to remake a small side dish vs throwing it a microwave which does nothing. We will need to now find a new brunch spot.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool atmosphere. Best French fries ever. Great service. Wagyu burger was very good, but not great.

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  7. KellyW

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience the only thing I would change is the noise level. It’s very noise due to the open concept environment.

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  8. AliD

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service with multiple staff people supporting our time. Beautiful sunshine, cool open space. Flexible about our arrival time which helped tremendously. Delicious food

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  9. JoshK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was awesome and the food was a delicious. The menu is basically a fusion and they make all the flavors work together well. It is pricey but the degree to which the meals were prepared were worth it.

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  10. KasieS

    Cancun

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was very cold in the building. Food was great, service was mediocre.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were fantastic! My new favorite brunch spot in Milwaukee! Great variety and stellar bloody Mary’s. Great for large groups too, looked like they could accommodate parties as large as 15 pretty easily as well as our group. Fun vibes!

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  12. ThomasS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a great time. Food was good. Thicc Pretzel was good as were the dipping sauces. The Cream City Special burger was good. In my opinion could have done without the beer cheese. Really overpowered the taste of everything else. When you could break is down a little and taste everything separately, it did taste great! Especially the Dill pickles with the cream City sauce. If I get the cream City burger again, it will be without beer cheese. Will be back to try the Philly Cheese French Dip.

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  13. EricaP

    Milwaukee

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, friendly and attentive. Food was fantastic as well, no complaints!

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  14. ChuckB

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been a fan for years. This last visit was really rough. Food was greasy and just not very good. Not expensive in this day and age but too expensive for the quality we ordered. Overall disappointing.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, polite and very courteous waitstaff did not feel rushed. Food was delicious. Much appreciated!

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  16. TosaGuy

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a fun place for a casual dinner. There was some slight confusion on who our server was after we were seated so we sat for a bit, the staff was very sorry and went above and beyond to make up for it. They were really fabulous. It’s adversity and how the business responds to it that truly tells you the culture of the organization. This restaurant has made it clear to their staff on how to provide customer service. Well done. I highly recommend this restaurant for a fun night out!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, drinks and service. I have been coming to merriment social for over 4 years and it has kept this level of quality! Often I use it as the ambassador restaurant to Milwaukee!

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  18. LisWis

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second time at Merriment-celebrating a birthday. Unfortunately, it was not a very good experience overall. First, the positives: the brussels sprouts appetizer is amazing and our waitress was friendly and did acknowledge that we were there for a birthday. The "vibe" of the place is great, young and energetic. However, two in our party ordered the fish tacos. The fish was good, but the tortillas tasted like they were just taken out of the refrigerated package and filled with ingredients. We told the waitress and she didn't say anything. The Chicken Wrap was good, but nothing special. Another ordered the bestselling burger-good but not memorable. At the end of the meal, we thought there would be some acknowledgement of the birthday. The waitress set a to go container on the table filled with two chocolate chip cookies along with the check and left. Not good!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful brunch! The service was excellent and the food was soooooo yummy

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  20. ChrisL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch. Quick, attentive and knowledgeable service. We’ll stop here again next time we visit Milwaukee.

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  21. Mandi

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing and the service was great. Very attentive but not overly attentive. We were there for brunch and all of us loved our food. We can’t wait to go back!

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  22. kathleenm

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our visit at Merriment Social. The atmosphere was fun and inviting. The service was attentive and kind. The food was SUPER YUMMY and I can't wait to try more items on the diverse menu. I highly recommend a visit soon!!!

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  23. Faith

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Merriment social is the perfect “cocktail hour” space as well as regular dining. The restaurant is a comfortable environment and fits a younger crowd. The food was fantastic and came out promptly. You could tell the service team was working together which made the experience timely and professional. The ONLY downside is street parking so keep that in mind when attending this dining place.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bartender was awesome and made a fabulous Manhattan!! Waitstaff was prompt and very good. Food was delicious.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was super tasty! The short rib and omelet and crab cake Benedict were on point. My wife loved the brunch burger too. Bloody Mary’s are also some of the tastiest I’ve had in Milwaukee. Definitely a must for brunch on the weekends!

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  26. ElizabethD

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ended up sitting at the bar. Andy was a really great bartender and paid a lot of attention to us. Made great suggestions for appetizers and our meal. We will be back!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fantastic birthday brunch spot !! i would recommend to any groups

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great happy hour! The burgers are to die for!Bartenders and staff are a joy too! Have been here for some private events as well and they crush them. Best event food I’ve ever had!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Merriment Social! The food was amazing, especially the Wagyu burgers. Maybe the best I’ve ever had! Service was top notch too. Can’t wait to go back!

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  30. ShajanJennifer

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a day trip from Chicago to Milwaukee. We heard about Merriment Social and thought to give it try. Overall great experience! I ordered one of their specialty drinks which was really good - Millennial Falcon. We also order a couple of appetizers which were a good start. My wife and I ended up ordering THE BESTSELLER BURGER which was good too. I added jalapeños for extra kick! I wish they had different fries but overall everything was great! No complaints about the service or the space! CLEAN AND INVITING!

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  31. GregR

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Have not been for a while but the brunch menu was limited and food was Judy okay

    1 person found this helpful

  32. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Food was delicious! Fun place to meet with friends!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Merriment Social was excellent! The service staff was so friendly and went over and above to make our experience great. The food was amazing, probably the best fried chicken and burgers I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to go back!

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  34. fishwife4life

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, fun spot with creative, tasty fare. Our waiter was excellent (John?) . I would highly recommend this gem for brunch (as we were there for a Saturday morning). Would love to try dinner there someday.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food quality wasn’t worth the pricing, and the waitress was slow because there wasn’t many people there

    1 person found this helpful

  36. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good they seemed to have a new menu, the Brussels are delicious, next time I will order them more well done.

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  37. Deedithers

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The breakfast burrito was very tasty but the biscuits and gravy were hard and cold. Definitely would not order again.

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  38. SamanthaMC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We came in to celebrate an engagement in our family. Overall everything was good, but we did feel rushed, which was strange because there were so many empty tables & if the server was worried about turning over the table (i get it I’ve been a server and restraunt manager) this wasn’t the way to do it. We were there about an hour and half and tipped 20%, which to be honest felt above what he deserved as he wasn’t personable and just super to the point “what do you want to drink?” “Are you ready to order” and super quick his words. You have to have some sort of personability. A table of 7 ladies (clearly celebrating something as I brought cookies and the box was in the middle of the table) & not even a “how are you doing” “what are we celebrating”… after I paid the entire bill (quickly because I could feel the rush) I put the book to the side for him to grab but instead he, the busser, and the other man came back and looked at our table 5 times, five…. Very obviously at that not just a casual stroll and glance. It made it quite uncomfortable to chat for a short bit after eating… Positive note: the chicken was amazing. I’d of loved to bring my family here but I have 3 boys and the last thing they’d want is to be rushed.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    It took 45 minutes after ordering to receive our food and the “award winning” Mac & cheese was just average.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. BooksandBars

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was very expensive. $25 burgers. Not big menu selection.

    1 person found this helpful

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Merriment Social offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 645-0240.

Merriment Social is rated 4.6 stars by 922 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Merriment Social

240 E Pittsburgh Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    S Water St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Burgers, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Andrew Miller
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (414) 645-0240
  • Private party facilities
    Multiple areas available for private dining accommodating up to 100 people.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (414) 645-0240
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