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Black Bear Bar

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Bar, Pub
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11045 Wisconsin 70, Minocqua, WI 54548
+1 715-358-2116
08:00 - 22:00
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Wisconsin, US
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164 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We've been here mostly in the winter, while snowmobiling and the trail is right there. It's a great place to warm up with a natural fireplace, get a bite to eat and not far from a gas station to fill up. It's one of the many places we plan to stop at while out on the snowmobiles. Their soup is... More 

Thank Love2Ctheworld1117
Winneconne, Wi
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is a typical up-north restaurant-bar with an outstanding setting, interior decor. They have very good service, good food, good drinks.

Thank Dick_WinneconneWI
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I have been dining here for years, whenever we come to town! Their pizza is my favorite, but they have a fuul menu. This is a little dive bar, nothing fancy, but the food is great and staff very friendly!

1 Thank Dawn b
Brookfield, Illinois
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125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Stopped by for a quick lunch during the Packers game. Excellent service and food is fantastic. Packers crowd is a lot of fun and not overwhelming.

Thank Susan S
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here on the back patio, as we were traveling and had our dog with us. Although they were short-handed, they were very nice to serve us out on their back bar patio area. The sandwiches were very good. We appreciate a place that will allow a well-behaved pet. Thank you!

Thank Ask108
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110 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We have been in the Black Bear a few times since our last review. The one friendly waitress must have left. I have never met such unfriendly bartenders and owners...ever. No greeting, no smiles, no small talk...more like a hg inconvenience you are sitting in their place. It appears as though they have n interest in running a bar/restaurant. On... More 

1 Thank sassy63
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Food is average frozen bar food quality, some better than others. Sometimes the customer service is good, it's nice to have the back smoking area, sometimes you get the lights turned off on you hours before bar close because there's not many people, yet told to stick around for another. Sitting awkwardly in the quiet dark watching the bartender close... More 

Thank ijustheartfood
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Their pizza and dinner food is delicious, but what goes under the table is their hidden gem of breakfast food, especially their breakfast sausage gravy. They use their Italian-pizza sausage in their breakfast gravy making it one of the best, unique breakfast gravy I've ever had.

Thank LBaca00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

My brother and I stopped in 3 times during our short trip. Once for dinner and twice for breakfast. The food was delicious and service outstanding. Very friendly people, definitely a must stop if you are in the area.

Thank LadyD68
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Been here before and will again. If looking for a good sandwich you can not go wrong and the location is not bad as well.

Thank Tom I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11045 Wisconsin 70, Minocqua, WI 54548
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Minocqua
  • Phone Number: +1 715-358-2116

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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?