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Dirty Turtle

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American, Bar, Pub
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W5250 N Osprey Dr, New Lisbon, WI 53950-9497
+1 608-562-5931
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Antioch, IL
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

It was a very hot day so not surprising but the inside was a little warm too! You fill out your order then take it to the bar, but the strange part is there are people sitting along the bar where you give your order so you have to reach over or around them. We ordered just appetizers, cheese curds... More 

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Thank Travelingfamily9799
GM02959, Manager at Dirty Turtle, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit to the Dirty Turtle! It has been unusually hot and humid this year - I am sorry it was warm inside. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your appetizers and hope you will visit us again very soon! More 

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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Sit outside if possible. The bar is a little stinky. Had spotted cow beer and jalapeno cheese curds. Can't beat the view but not quick service.

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Thank mollywan
GM02959, Manager at Dirty Turtle, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the Turtle! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the outside patio/picnic tables, Wisconsin beer and Cheese curds! Come again soon. More 

Shirley, Indiana
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Casual bar. Decent food. Fun atmosphere. The kids loved it - they were given balloons, light up rings, a coloring page, tattoos and frisbees.

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Thank Michelle K
GM02959, Owner at Dirty Turtle, responded to this review

Michelle Thanks for your visit to the Dirty Turtle - we love kids! I am happy to hear they had fun and hope you will visit us again very soon. More 

Necedah, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

great food and drink , what can I say always good , and the view is too , always a smile coming and going

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Thank Daryl S
GM02959, Manager at Dirty Turtle, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Racine, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Great "Bloody Mary's." Good food. Fun atmosphere. A young people's place. But we retirees enjoy it as well.

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Thank Carolyn W
GM02959, Manager at Dirty Turtle, responded to this review

We take great pride in our bloody mary's - making our mix from scratch. We enjoy guests of all ages - from the very young to retirees - we are so glad you came! Sheila Marx More 

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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

The Dirty Turtle is a welcoming environment. The ceiling is filled with people's hats and the walls are covered with interesting things to look at. They have a specialty drink menu and have daily specials as well. They have balloons for kids and have a wonderful staff. The food is great! I love the WOW Burger. I will be returning... More 

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Thank Felicia G
GM02959, Manager at Dirty Turtle, responded to this review

The WOW Burger is one of my favorite's as well! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look very much forward to the next one. More 

Necedah, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Wonderful food and great specials on the water! Sometimes it is tooo crowded for my taste on the weekends, but do prefer the more quiet middle of the week timeframe. Awesome to go to during the winter too when snowmobiling is in season to see the time trials on the lake! A must go to destination on Castle Rock Lake!

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Thank Kristin T
GM02959, Manager at Dirty Turtle, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us - all seasons! We are looking forward to some snow and our great trails being open. In the meantime, stop in to warm up by the fireplace. We hope to see you very soon. More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Doesn't get any better being on the Water! Fantastic food, casual attire. They really know how to make an awesome drink. They are open all year around...snowmobile travelers should really make this one of your stops.

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Thank Kelly B
GM02959, Owner at Dirty Turtle, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us and your kind words. We are planning for a big snowmobiling season - we also have radar runs on January 23 and 24, 2016. Join us for the fun! More 

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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We came here for lunch on the advice of a friend. We were able to easily tie up our boat and come for lunch. Great kids play area while waiting. Eclectic bar decorations. My kids loved the cheese curds so much we came back a second time. Great drink specials. Wait staff was very nice. Food and atmosphere were great.

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Thank Jlpeterson75
GM02959, Manager at Dirty Turtle, responded to this review

We love kids at the Dirty Turtle! Thanks for bringing yours and bring them again very soon. More 

Vernon Hills, IL
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92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Good food and good service. Inside is a typical Wisconsin bar with a good selection of tap and bottled beers. Salads are huge and the fried cod was hot, moist and tasty. Fried cheese curds were great. Sit out in the large screened porch area and view the lake or sit out on the swings that replace the bar stools... More 

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Thank Mike M
GM02959, Owner at Dirty Turtle, responded to this review

Mike thanks for taking the time to send a review. We hope you will be in the area again very soon and we will have the pleasure of serving you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: W5250 N Osprey Dr, New Lisbon, WI 53950-9497
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  New Lisbon
  • Phone Number: +1 608-562-5931

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?