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O'lydia's

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
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338 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1601
+1 414-271-7546
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11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Came here for brunch with my groomsmen on my wedding day. Been here many other times as well. Always good food and polite service.

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Thank Brian H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We had no expectations upon arriving at O'Lydia's. We were seated immediately and were able to choose a nice table. Our service was excellent. The beer options were many. The recommendation regarding their beers by the waitstaff was spot on. The fish fry was generous and at the top of the list for best Milwaukee fish fry. Don't go hunting... More 

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Thank Speaker76
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

For some this place may seem a bit too divey, but it's also a nice little restaurant with a rather large beer selection. We (friends & I) visited this place twice back in April 2016. The first time as part of our own bar tour, & the 2nd because we liked it so much, we came back for breakfast (and... More 

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Thank cmordecai
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I like this place. When I want to meet with a particular friend who works at Rockwell, we always go here. They have good happy hour drink and food specials and the staff is very friendly. Plus - free parking and plenty of it.

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Thank Nina K
Wisconsin
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We enjoy the friendliness of the staff. Some of the food is outstanding while some is just OK. They have great salads, and soup & sandwich/salad combinations. Great Irish potato skins. The have a large collection of beers on tap which change frequently.

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Thank BeIrie
Chicagoland
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Everytime we're in town, we make a point to stop at this cozy Irish neighborhood pub for lunch in this turn of the century building of nostalgia with it's original bar, hardwood floors and tin ceiling. The staff is very friendly and courteous. Food and drink prices are average with daily specials. The food is of traditional Irish fair with... More 

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Thank fyrman46
Marquette, MI
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264 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Love O'Lydia's. Good drinks, great bar food, wonderful crowd. Known for their Reuben Bites, good burgers. The pastrami not the best, try corned beef.

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Thank lizardMarquette_MI
Kissimmee, Florida
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358 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Stopped in after a brewery tour, fun times were had by all, nice craft beer selection, friendly staff.

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Thank Guinness44life
Chicago, Illinois
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

The onion rings were the best. Large portion, not greasy with, delicious coating on the onions. Bloody marys come with a whole set of toppings - sausage, pickle, olive, pepper, etc. They are fairly spicy but light on the alchol. We had the sliders trio - skip the burger slider and go for the moist meat loaf and shredded beef.... More 

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Thank Dragonfly1004
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

I am a big craft beer fan and this place has a lot of options. The patio is great on a warm day. Appetizers are great. The cheese sticks and reuben rolls were off the chart. Make sure you order them half and half so it makes for a surprise when grabbing one off of the plate. Great place before... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:30
Saturday
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 338 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1601
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-7546

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