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N3270 County Highway, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
+1 262-348-1200
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Bristol, IN
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We've been coming to Hemingway's the past couple years when we come up to Wisconsin to see Jimmy at Alpine. Last year we heard Brenden Mayer play outside, with other great music both inside and out. This year was disappointing. The music we heard both inside and outside was karaoke, at best. The food was marginal and the place is... More 

Thank SusanD3413
DuPage County, IL
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

A friend and I stopped in for lunch last Sunday. At first look, the building and grounds are in need of some TLC. Peeling paint, weeds coming up through patio cracks, worn and torn grass roof on the outdoor tiki hut bar, VERY dark interior. This is mid-July. Any place near a resort town should have it's Sunday best on.... More 

Thank Momski54
Lakeville, Minnesota
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638 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We came from Minneapolis to see Sunny Jim ( and get away for the long weekend) I knew better but tried the Conch fritters ..Disappointed wasn't the word ...they were bad..Mushy in middle and almost no conch..much better was the grilled peel & eat shrimp-big tasty shrimp with nice char on them. My wife had a cheese burger said it... More 

1 Thank MinnScooter
Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Waitress had no knowledge of the menu, food or drinks....Food took forever, drinks took forever, many wrong orders, and again waitress was clueless....Owner/Manager came over at end of dinner, with no apology when we mentioned how poor the service was, only excuses....We thought we were being Punk'd, unfortunately no cameras showed up at the end....I would hate to see the... More 

2 Thank architek920
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Owning a restaurant ourselves, makes us a little more critical of restaurants. Hubby had the Jambalya and said it was great! I had a pork sandwich which was a little dry. Although they have different bbq sauces available on the table, the sauce did not come out too well. Looks like they had not been rinsed out btw refills. Pickle... More 

3 Thank Paisanos10698
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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434 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Good overall food and service I would try the seafood or the filet.

Thank John M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2011

My family (group of 5) and I went to Hemmingways because of the great reviews. We wanted cocktails and appetizers. Although we sat at the bar there were many moments that our empty glasses went unnoticed. The bartender talked to the regulars and zoned out on the rest of the bar and customers. This is a cute place. Need to... More 

2 Thank OccRN
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2011

We have been to this restaurant on several occasions. We have enjoyed the food, decor, entertainment and mostly the staff. Their parties are always great. The staff is always in a great mood, but who wouldn't be if you worked in Key West year round. The Shrimp dishes are the best.

Thank margareta52
Tampa, Florida
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292 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2009

We went there last weekend for dinner. Although caribbean themed, the menu was kind of eclectic and didn't really hit our appetite. For example, the fish options were trout, tuna or salmon. The beer was served in a can. We each had an appetizer and left. My chicken fajitas contained little meat and were very dry. My husband thought the... More 

4 Thank 57Lulu
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2009

We're huge fans of Friday Night Fish Fry, tried them all. We tried this out last week and it was absolutely awesome! Great portions, cool/fun atmosphere, and really great food. We even got free tickets to the movies as part of some promotion. We'll definitely go back there and it's worth finding it just on the edge of town on... More 

1 Thank everynametaken079

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Bar, Pub, American, Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: N3270 County Highway, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Lake Geneva
  • Phone Number: +1 262-348-1200
Once found, never forgotten! Lake Geneva's Port Of Call for your escape from reality. Key Westerly island theme with a Jimmy Buffett flavor. Hemingways features live music every weekend, huge outdoor patio, great menu, family oriented atmosphere, lighted volleyball courts, game room, pool tables, big screen TVs, catering and private events up to 350 people. Voted best beach bar off the lake! We're your headquarters for all things laid back and key wasted.

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