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Oak Barrel Public House, Milwaukee, WI

Oak Barrel Public House

4.0
4
575 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
American cuisine in Milwaukee. Come a stranger and leave a friend! Join us for delicious food and a tasty beverage.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Burgers
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–10:45 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 897-8320
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Zach Zarling
  • Neighbourhood
    Milwaukee
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 575 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

575 Reviews
  1. JoyceB

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Today was t was very cold. Grilled cheese could have had more cheese and stingy on the avocado.

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  2. Bill

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best breakfast ever! Highly recommend it! Will go there again.

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  3. vickyc

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service, even before multiple events in the area.

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  4. ShannonO

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Oak Barrel for a dinner prior to an event in downtown Milw. Close to all your events in the area. And the Bacon Popcorn, the best!!!!

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  5. andrewg

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service throughout the evening! Very accommodating to the adults and the kids! We would definitely come back again!

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  6. Great

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Horrible service!! The food was DISGUSTING!!! Will not frequent this place again.

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  7. Greatfoodie

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food at Oak Barrel Public House was good. My husband really liked the chicken and waffles. It was loud and drafty as the door was open and it was chilly outside. The service overall was good. It's a great spot for watching sports.

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  8. Mollibg

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall the food and service was good. The only things that I did not agree with was that the bacon pieces on top of the pancakes were extra crispy. Most pieces weren't able to be picked up with my fork because they were too hard and would break in pieces. I ordered the Cinnamon Toast Crunch shot. When my drink arrived it was the Breakfast Bomb. I told the server she may have brought me the wrong drink in error. She said no, that the bartender probably made the Breakfast Bomb instead because they may have been out of Rum Chata but the drink is still really good then walked away.

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  9. Traci

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a 515 pm reservation prior to the Adam Sandler show at Fiserv. We were welcomed with a smile and seated quickly. Our server was friendly and quick with taking our order. We ordered drinks and apps, which came out quickly. Everything was delicious.

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  10. Vino

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great , our server was super friendly but overworked so we waited a bit for drinks and food. We will still be back.

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  11. StefanoR

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Solid spot with a good menu for a Wisconsin bar & grill (think of this as a cheese curd, Bavarian pretzel, smashburger type of joint). I was impressed with the ample vegetarian options as well. Our server, Avery, was excellent.

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  12. CrystalW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We barely saw our server, the popcorn was wayyyy too salty, and the sweet potato fries were not fries they were sweet potatoes that were hardly cooked.

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  13. KeithB

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    My MAC & Cheese & Thick Bacon was tasty. My spouse's grilled chicken Caesar Salad was also good. Noisy due to the older brick walls. A good choice b4 MU games.

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  14. Robs

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was just ok - highlight honestly was the bacon fat popcorn they bring you on arrival. For the prices, just wasn’t impressed with the quality of our burgers/curds/fries. But our server was very attentive and sweet despite being super busy.

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  15. Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought more than what we put in our reservation, and they were able to accomodate us immediately. Our waitress, Avery, was very patient with out large group, and worked hard. All of our orders came out quickly, and they were all correct. The food was good and as expected.

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  16. KrissyG

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Oak Barrel Public House was delicious, and served quickly. There was a full house and we had no delays for drinks, or food.

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  17. MelanieK

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Perfect before the Bucks game. Definitely helps to make a reservation.

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  18. RobWm

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    Josh provided great service. The staff provided a friendly vibe. Yet, the food didn't stand out.

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  19. SeanB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a flatbread pizza. Was very good and the service was great. Was loud. Because the game was on but we were able to watch the game good place to go for casual dining

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  20. RandallP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Too noisy. Good solid. Service very good! Overall four stars!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The customer service is unmatched ! Really great brunch menu, the pineapple bottomless mimosas are amazing ! Definitely give them a try !

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  22. Sincerity7

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I went for Saturday brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the bacon fat popcorn and bottomless mimosas! They should consider selling the popcorn because I would buy it.

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  23. Beth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very late for our reservation due to a terrible traffic back up. I called to let them know and the staff were very kind and understanding! Got us in, seated and our food very quickly so we could get to our show in time!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very casual with super yummy food and beverages.

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  25. MitchB

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going there and loved the selection and service. The food quality was great. Wish they had no. Meat options but overall it was very good. Quite loud since it was on a Saturday football time but worth it.

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  26. TanaK

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We had the fish fry which was marginal.It was a large portion but there was too much fry on the fish and kind of cold. We also had the chopped wedge salad which was terrible. The thing we liked best were the breadsticks, which we could order without salt and the yummy cheese dip. The service was also very good.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!!! Great service!!! Great Jameson whiskey!!! Will be back!!

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  28. JeffG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The Actual drink prices were higher on our tab than what is stated on the menu.

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  29. HughW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Meghan did a great job . She explained the entrees, was very polite and knowledgeable. Definitely portrayed a great image for the oak barrel. The food was excellent! The drinks were great. Food was served in a timely manner!

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  30. JocelynG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    We wouldn't go back. The avocado toast was mushy and berry pancakes were not impressive which I could tolerate once I finally received syrup since it didn't come with it. Unfortunately it is not what I intended on initially getting as they were out of what I wanted even though it was only 10:15am.

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  31. lrs1221

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Honestly food was okay because my food wasn't hot but the manger took care of it but everything else was on point we will be back again

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  32. PamJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner. Didn’t like that we couldn’t share a pizza with different toppings. Each topping cost a different price. Which got very expensive. The pizza was good but the sauce and toppings need to go to the edge of the pizza they left a lot of crust at the top and could use more cheese. The cheese curds are awesome.

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  33. LoriM

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had looked at Open Table and it appeared we wouldn't need reservations. Yet it was quite busy when we arrived and we were told 45 minutes for a table, so we walked outside and pulled up Open Table and made a quick reservation for 15 minutes later, checked in and went to the bar for a drink, and were seated within 20 minutes. Server was friendly & efficient, also apologetic for the craziness at first. Food was good, although Horseshoe burger was a bit dry. Enjoyed the free sample of popcorn!! Cheese curds were tremendous!! Bar was super noisy but it emptied out quickly and then noise level improved. Overall a good dinner but I might try somewhere new before returning next time I'm in Milwaukee.

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  34. Rosie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Oak Barrel had a great ambience with mouth watering food that was delivered in a timely manner.

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  35. KristinL

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We enjoyed the food, but the service was very slow. They seemed either short on staff or servers were assigned to specific tables. There weren't very many people there so I unsure why it took as long as it did.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I went for our anniversary. The food was good the service was great!

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  37. Spencer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were awesome and we loved the bacon fat popcorn that they bring out for the table. Will definitely be coming back.

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  38. Todd

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent service . Like the popcorn and interesting menu

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  39. AimeeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time in, our server was friendly and the food was great! I had the pulled bacon sandwich.

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  40. ARB1968

    Milwaukee

    132 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Chicken tenders were very good and meaty. The fish fry, however had to much breading and not enough meat, and oily.

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FAQs

Oak Barrel Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 897-8320.

Oak Barrel Public House is rated 4 stars by 575 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Oak Barrel Public House

1033 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–10:45 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Zach Zarling
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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