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The Silent Woman

$$ - $$$
American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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1096 Lincoln Ave, Fennimore, WI 53809-1744
+1 608-822-3782
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Post lunchtime on a Thursday afternoon. Parched with hours of road in front of us. The neon flicker of a Bass beer sign was calling to us to take a break from our road trip. They no longer serve Bass, but we know Spotted Cow flows thru Wisconsin small towns like blood in the streets of Pamplona. We were not... More 

Thank LoveDBQ
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The lady that greeted my family at the front was very sweet. The food was amazing. I got the Ribeye and it was absolutely incredible. If you're in Fennimore and are hungry, you have to stop! It's better than any other restaurant. The waitress's are so nice! Definitely a must!

Thank Hannah V
Belinda L, Owner at The Silent Woman, responded to this review

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Had dinner here June 24, 2016. Our party of six was seated in a "private" room mainly because I don't think they had any other patrons. I ordered the pork chops which came with sautéed onions and mushrooms - enough that I shared with my friend who ordered a steak. Salad bar was minimal, wine selection really limited. Food was... More 

Thank Rosebud02
Belinda L, Owner at The Silent Woman, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! Groups larger then four are usually seated in our private rooms to provide more space and seating. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I've been here twice since the two owners took over. One trip was for a traditional Wisconsin fish fry. The portion of the fish alone was HUGE and delicious. The side offerings were the same. For my second trip I ordered the salmon. Again delicious. Service was timely and correct and the wait staff was friendly and fun

Thank Lilac1932
Belinda L, Owner at The Silent Woman, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Josh and his kitchen crew do a fantastic job! All food that came out was top notch. I highly recommend the prime rib, the fish on Friday is also very good. Great atmosphere, we felt very comfortable going as a family with children but would feel the same if it were just an adult outting also. As we know they... More 

Thank 515mac
Belinda L, Owner at The Silent Woman, responded to this review

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon!! ;) More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Nice decor but service was slow and unprofessional and food was just barely. I ordered the house red wine and got a glass of dessert wine. Server could not name any available wines or beers. Iceberg lettuce, celery and two dressings does not equal a salad bar. Catfish helping qas generous but undercooked. Very disappointing - this place is in... More 

Thank Ellen H
Belinda L, Owner at The Silent Woman, responded to this review

I am very sorry for your experience with us on your last visit. Having just opened three weeks ago we are taking all feedback, both positive and negative, as our top priority. We have addressed the server issue and are working on getting a wine list available to all tables and product stocked. Our salad bar is there as a... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Clean fun and enjoyable friendly people very well enjoyed my experience would rate higher then 5 stars if could.

Thank Joe L
Belinda L, Owner at The Silent Woman, responded to this review

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the connected Fenway House Hotel but spent two nights at the bar/restaurant- it truly is a place where everyone knew our name after the first night, and the food, drink and friendly atmosphere made for two fantastic nights!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Its rare to find good fresh food in the middle of the mid-West. I had 2 meals here. Each time the food was enjoyable. I was thrilled to have fresh beet salad with local kale. The fried Cheese (had to have it I was in WI) had light fresh beer batter and havarti cheese. The pricing is fabulous, Meal with... More 

2 Thank Erin R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

What a great place! My wife and I stopped by on our way to Madison and are so happy we did. What a cool building and great bar. Kenny and Mike the owners were awesome and the food was delicious. I had the local sautéed veggies which were delicious and topped those off with the best braised pork shoulder I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1096 Lincoln Ave, Fennimore, WI 53809-1744
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Fennimore
  • Phone Number: +1 608-822-3782
The Silent Woman restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Thursday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. We have a unique setting with running water through our dining area and a beautiful full bar. Join us for an excellent meal prepared by Chef Josh. With over 20 years of culinary experience and a deep passion for food. The Silent Woman is also an excellent place to host both large and small groups. We have a large banquet hall that can host weddings, reunions, large parties or meetings. We also have smaller rooms that can be reserved for smaller events. Please call for more information and we hope to see you soon!

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