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Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar

Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar, a new restaurant concept, was inspired by the travels of this culinary pilgrim: an elusive globe trekker whose affinity for the tastier side of life has spawned a new Milwaukee restaurant. Bridging the gap between fine Milwaukee dining and fun Milwaukee living, Stubby's prides itself on a gluttony of pleasure and experience. Milwaukee is becoming known as the gastronomic boomtown. In the midst of a major social and economic renaissance, the Milwaukee food scene is fueled by some enterprising chefs, entrepreneurial businessmen and a few great specialty food groups. Stubby's is set to take its place at the table as a progressive concept in culinary adventure.
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40 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
(40 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 40 reviews
5 stars
(9)
4 stars
(24)
3 stars
(5)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(1)
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2.4 / 3
Energetic
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(24)
  • great for outdoor dining(22)
  • neighborhood gem(14)
  • scenic view(14)
  • vibrant bar scene(14)
  • great for brunch(10)
Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar Reviews List
Review 1 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2004
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Review 2 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2012
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Review 3 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/06/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 4 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 11/22/2015
 2013
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Review 5 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Fish Fry was good

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had the walleye - was really good. Not huge, but for me, that's perfect. Still brought some home. Went with friends who are also beer aficionado's - loved the beer list."
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view
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Review 6 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Nice place for a few beers and good food

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went on a Thursday night to have dinner with a friend. We shared a large plate of nachos which was a good size for two people. My buddy had three beers, I had one. 4 beers and nachos was $14 and some change. Thursdays are cheap taps night and because we ordered our food before 6PM, it was happy hour priced at 50% off. For $14, we were very happy."
Dined on 11/12/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 7 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Fish Fry

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Enjoyed the great list of beers on tap and the walleye was excellent"
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2002
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 8 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/13/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 9/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 9 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2011
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 10 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2010
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 11 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/28/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Review 12 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/26/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 13 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great beer list (but one problem)

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I always enjoy a visit to Stubby's! Good food, great service every time, and an extensive beer menu! My one issue is how often beers on their menu end up being on the unavailable list (check the chalkboards). The staff is always ready to help you choose a replacement and let you sample till you find the right one though!"
Dined on 8/18/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 14 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Destined to Close Soon!

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had one of the worst dining experiences in memory. Stubby's pretends to be a beer emporium and "gastrogrub" pub. The food, service, and selection of beers on the menu is a joke. They advertise 53 beers. It took me 5 trys to find a beer on the menu that they actually had. The server was apathetic and had no clue what any of the beers were, and had no concern whatsoever that they were out of most of the beers on the menu. All we got was poor service and excuses, even after the manager came out. We will not be going back here, and with service and selection this poor, I doubt they will be in business much longer."
Dined on 8/16/2015
 2006
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Review 15 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/15/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 7/11/2015
 2004
Dined on 7/11/2015
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/11/2015
 2004
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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Review 17 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 18 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

great outdoor dining

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food is always very good here. Service not the best.but it was the 4th, so no problem.
Great outdoor spot for dinner before we head to the fireworks.
Was disappointed that for the 2nd time at this restaurant we were marked as a cancelled reservation after we arrived on time and were seated. More training needed ?
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Dined on 7/04/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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Review 19 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Expensive and slow

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/27/2015
 2014
Dined on 6/27/2015
 2014
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The service was slow, in fact our drinks came out two minutes before our food. The $9 drinks were nothing spectacular. The nachos had microwaved (and minimal) cheese. The food/drinks are overpriced and the service was slow- note that they were NOT busy at the time of our visit."
Dined on 6/27/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 20 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/21/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 21 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/07/2015
 2015
Dined on 6/07/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/07/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 22 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Go for the riverfront patio

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Large beer selection, affordable drinks. Great for patio drinking. Big outdoor patio with river views. Didn't eat any food on my visit."
Dined on 6/06/2015
 2014
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 23 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/06/2015
 2015
Dined on 6/06/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/06/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot
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Review 24 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Menu, Not Busy

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went for brunch on Mother's Day, it was far from being crowded. I enjoyed some tasty rum-chata french toast!"
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 25 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 26 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

firat impressions

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Better than bar food. Impressive beer list. Appears to be amazing place for outdoor dining... next time."
Dined on 4/10/2015
 2014
Special Features: hot spot, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 27 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great place watch college sports, enjoy craft beer

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We went to grab some dinner and watch the NCAA tournament. Open Table screwed up our reservation. Stubby's manager made it right and was able to accomidate us. Our server was extremely attentive. Which was amazing considering how crowded Stubby's was. The food is solid and the beer selection is incredible."
Dined on 3/20/2015
 2006
Special Features: hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 28 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

gametime!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great place to get a step above bar food and watch the game. Don't miss their new Whiskey Wednesdays !"
Dined on 2/25/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 29 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2010
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Stubby's is a great choice for casual lunch or dinner with friends. Great tap selection, good burgers, decent music, and fun bar games."
Dined on 12/31/2014
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, late-night find
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Review 30 for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The beer flights & menus are updated often!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2011
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Don't order the Stubby's Burger unless you are really, really hungry because it is enormous! The cheese curds are fantastic! The fish tacos are my favorite!"
Dined on 12/27/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Stubby's Gastrogrub & Beer Bar
Based on the average of (10) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
10 out of 10 recommend this product
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Noise Level
2.8 / 3
Energetic