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The Thirsty Whale

453 West Park Ave, Minocqua, WI 54548
+1 715-356-7108
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Great place for a drink due to location, but if you’re u want to eat....MOVE ALONG!

Beautiful location.... but they miss the mark. Terrible summer wait staff.... terrible apps. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
melizabeth_12
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
via mobile
Nice restaurant with a good lake view

We had a group of 11. Our waiter was awesome! I had the tuna sandwich, which was well seasoned... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
KarenSt_Louis_Mo
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St. Louis, Mo
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good33%
  • Average27%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
May 20, 2018
“Lake cruise followed by dinner”
Jul 18, 2017
“Beautiful view, unfriendly service”
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453 West Park Ave, Minocqua, WI 54548
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+1 715-356-7108
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location.... but they miss the mark. Terrible summer wait staff.... terrible apps. I think they used celery soup, one chunk of artichoke and, some garlic and shredded Parmesan cheese, not even hot. For the price they charged they could have given you more than...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We had a group of 11. Our waiter was awesome! I had the tuna sandwich, which was well seasoned and delicious! Others had the other fish selections that they enjoyed as well. Mixed drinks were good.

Thank KarenSt_Louis_Mo
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed a meal with several of our friends in mid-cruise. The food was outstanding and the company was great. Always enjoy this venue!

Thank Charlie E
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We stopped here for dinner and drinks with friends. Staff was rude. Restaurant is in a great location, accessible by boat, car or walking. Food was decent. Nice scenery.

Thank kgerken1
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

We were told this was the place to go by friends.So on a hot July day in 2016 we entered and were shown to a table. The doors leading out to the outside eating area were open and though the place was not extremely busy...More

Thank 762kellieb
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Service was good but meal was small for expense. Had blackened fish w/good taste. Parents had soup but mostly potatoes w/clam chowder. Spinach Salad could have been colder.

Thank NoteworthyHealth
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Right on lake minocqua, the thirsty whale provides a first class view of the beauty that the lake has to hold. The water is so close you can touch it. Thirsty whale is as convenient as it is beautiful. There is a nice sized parking...More

Thank 159,146
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is a long established restaurant, with a great location, but very average food and service. Yes, I will come back, for something light and a drink, as long as I can sit outside.

Thank Dave S
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Cheese curds were amazing. Got the buffalo wings which were very good. The ranch was also homemade and very good. My husband got the Malibu chicken sandwich and it was delicious! Friendly wait staff as well.

Thank Shena D
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in again this month to see if the service was any better. Got seated right but then waited 10 minutes for someone to come over and take our drink order. Place as not busy and a lot of open tables. I had the...More

Thank swuppy22
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