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River Lane Inn - CLOSED

4313 W River Ln, Brown Deer, WI 53223-2425
+1 414-354-1995
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
23 Jun 2017
“Changed hands, changed menu”
12 Apr 2017
“Best fish fry in town”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4313 W River Ln, Brown Deer, WI 53223-2425
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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

The menu has changed to French, which is not bad, but I rather liked the old menu with the best calamari I ever had, haddock cheeks, etc., etc.

Thank DrBobC
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

The perch fish fry is one of the best I have ever had. It can be very busy so I'd suggest a reservation.

Thank Mike J
Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

I could not believe they are gone. Dissapointed by the new place that replaced it. So sad!! Not many gluten free options. Not much flavor. Had a nice glass of wine at $12 a glass. Ouch!!

Thank streetdeb
Reviewed December 27, 2015

We visited this restaurant a year ago. We loved the dinner at that time - especially the macadamia nut encrusted sand dabs. As a result, we were looking forward to visiting again this time. The restaurant was PACKED. Despite the fact that we had a...More

Thank whitrock1812
Reviewed November 3, 2015

Whether you eat in the Pub or the dining room,(I prefer the Pub side) You swear you can walk out and see the water. It is absolutely the best place for seafood in Wisconsin. A wonderful wine list (with specials) and service that is first...More

Thank Gregory B
Reviewed October 31, 2015

My wife, my mom and I had a pleasant dinner at the River Lane Inn recently. Our experience was well-paced, with time for conversation and enjoying our food, with attentive service. I had a cup of the Clam Chowder, which had ample clams and was...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Such a surprise to find fresh fish dishes in a small Wisconsin town. The hostess welcomed me into a booth & my waitress was prompt at taking my order. The woodblock salmon was delicious, and you could taste the smokey flavor well. The sides were...More

Thank Jen T
Reviewed September 2, 2015

This was our first time here and we enjoyed the friendly bartenders, superior (Wisconsin style) cocktails. But the wait staff could use more training and the food was only average. Really wanted to like this place but came away disappointed. Would return but only to...More

Thank jagdaddy
Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding food and service. Calamari is fantastic. They have daily seafood specials and not just one or two, it almost makes ordering difficult. It is expensive but this is the best seafood in Milwaukee.

Thank darken r
Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were a large group and the staff handled it very well. Service was wonderful! I had the Salmon on the cedar plank. It was a little overcooked, but tasty; horseradish sauce was very good. Small amount of veggies accompany. The person to my right...More

Thank Dave B
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4313 W River Ln, Brown Deer, WI 53223-2425
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Brown Deer
  • Phone Number: +1 414-354-1995
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