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Barnacle Bud's

) #226 of 1,258 Restaurants in Milwaukee $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
1955 S Hilbert St, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1223
+1 414-481-9974
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (12 reviews)
“fish fry” (6 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Delicatessen
$$ - $$$
1955 S Hilbert St, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1223
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Reviews (93)
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Docked at Barnacle Bud's yesterday with a group of friends. I felt like I was instantly transported to Key West. It's exactly the type of atmosphere we were looking for. Food was good. Can't wait to come back.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot to sit by the river and enjoy some drinks and good food. The buffalo shrimp were very good, as is the shrimp po boy sandwich. Love going on a warm summer evening, watching the boats and thinking about how much I don't miss...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third time here and it is always an adventure locating this place. I love the funky vibe of this restaurant. A bit of Key West in MKE. A great location on a hot summer day like today. It was very busy at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was only "ok", and the choices didn't appeal to me too much...burgers and fish combos that didn't sound normal, let alone appetizing. Service was slow, and it seemed that they could gave used a few more people working there.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to go for a good hamburger. Great to sit outside by the river. Good service. Nothing fancy

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great for a beer and a relaxed seafood sandwich. It's not 5 star cuisine and doesn't pretend to be. Grouper Reuben is awesome.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neat little bar along the river. It is in a really random spot, but pretty neat once you get to it! Drinks were okay, but the view and atmosphere were great!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting family in Milwaukee and stopped for lunch. Waiter wasn't very pleasant but I can look past that. Food was sub par but I can look past that. We had 9 people at one of the very large tables. Another 6 people decided to just...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place. Ambiance is the closest to that "island feeling", you won't find it anywhere else in WI. Good music, great atmosphere, fun to watch them put boats in the water and take them out. Wings are really really good here and the drinks...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

This is a great little out of the way restaurant/bar. Kind of hard to find as it is back in among warehouses, but worth looking for. It is fun to watch the boats on the river while you eat on the outdoor patio. Make your...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1955 S Hilbert St, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1223
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Bay View
  • Neighbourhood: Bay View
  • Phone Number: +1 414-481-9974
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