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Donahoe's Back Bay Cove - CLOSED

11530 Back Bay Rd, Minocqua, WI 54548-9749
+1 715-356-7070
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
15 Jul 2017
“Don't go”
13 Nov 2015
“Two Different Places”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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11530 Back Bay Rd, Minocqua, WI 54548-9749
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

We went there for a Friday night fish. I learned that this place has been closed and just reopened the week prior to my visit. First, we were seated right away, it took forever to get service. Once the waiter came he took our drink...More

Thank John C
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Donahoe's is the old location of Chef Renee. Renee is the chef at Timber Ridge. Donahoe's still has a pretty lake sight and fun bar. Have not eaten there. Chef Renee's food is still outstanding although a little pricey. The outdoor patio over looks the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

We've followed Chef Rene for years. No matter the location, his food sets a European atmosphere... the perfect escape for a romantic date - night or celebratory dinner. The wild mushrooms and Lumber Jack Steak are to die for!

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Chef Rene moved to the restaurant at Timber Ridge, but Back Bay is a nice lake view location with a large complete menu of tasty food. Bar is popular.

1  Thank HapppyTravelers
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Our family goes to Chef Rene's at least 1x per year, this being year #4. The most recent visit was at the new Timber Ridge location. Service was great, liked the atmosphere, just wish I would have gone with one of the pasta dishes. Everyone...More

1  Thank Jena S
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Visited specifically for the Friday fish fry a couple weeks ago, and the all you can eat offering was better than competing restaurants in the area. I'd recommend, if not going for quantity, do the perch or walleye fish fry. Outstanding. Service was great, adult...More

Thank Bluebulletguy
Reviewed 21 April 2015

expensive, facility is dated and run down ... to me plate prices like that entail the whole experience. either cut $10/plate or invest in delivering what is charged.

1  Thank jonnysled
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We were in the Minocqua area in mid January and we always make a point to stop once or twice at Chef Rene's. The first night it started with Dave the bartender making the best old fashions in the area. My wife had a margarita...More

Thank BobOconomowoc
Reviewed 27 January 2015

I truly feel the quality of his food has gone down since the last location he was at. It is over priced for the poor quality that is being served now. The waitstaff is friendly but the bar tender, Gus, is the same old arrogant...More

1  Thank August D
Reviewed 26 January 2015

The name of this restaurant according to Tripadvisor is "Chef Rene's Back Bay Cove". However, the location is no longer to the West of Minocqua off of Hy 70, it is about 3 miles South of Minocqua off of Hy 51 at the Timber Ridge...More

1  Thank TLV007
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11530 Back Bay Rd, Minocqua, WI 54548-9749
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: +1 715-356-7070
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Beautiful scenic Northwoods located in the Timber Ridge Golf Complex off Hwy 51 in Minocqua. Daily Specials, Fine Dining in a Casual Atmosphere.
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