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Owl's Nest

617 E North St, Poynette, WI 53955-9310
+1 608-635-2298
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“beans” (7 reviews)
“onion rings” (4 reviews)
“fish fry” (17 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
617 E North St, Poynette, WI 53955-9310
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Our two couples stopped here for the Friday fish fry. Per TripAdvisor recommendations we arrived well before 5:00 PM and only had a short wait to be seated. We started off with cocktails which were more than ample in size a were perfectly prepared. We...More

Thank Duane B
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Near Lake Wisconsin. Tasty cod (beer battered deep fried, or hand breaded pan fried) with fries, beans, cole slaw and rye bread. Popular with locals and summer tourists.

Thank associationmax
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We came for the fish fry and were not disappointed. The fish was great and the sides of beans and coleslaw were plentiful. I liked being able to get a "Senior" size portion of fish allowing me to save room for the fabulous ice cream...More

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 5 July 2017

What a nice family restaurant with great food. Even the wait is comfortable. And boy are the ice cream drinks delicious! Try a Friday fish fry, you won't be disappointed.

Thank dmmurray54
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We came here between games with a couple of hours to burn. Honestly, upon entry, and use of the bathroom, we were quite of the place. The decor is probably original 1950's, and the bathrooms have tile falling off the walls...skeptical. And then...we got outstanding...More

Thank joshomen
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Friday night fish fry in Wisconsin, always a crowd...waited about 30 minutes for seating not bad. Second time here. Three of us ordered baked fish comes with baked beans, coleslaw, fries. (family style.) I ordered a cheese burger and fries. Within minutes slaw, beans, and...More

1  Thank JoyceT186
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Owl's Nest puts on a fantastic fish fry in a family friendly atmosphere. The staff is very nice and attentive to your needs from arrival to departure. I recommend stopping in on your way through town. After you have tried their fish fry you...More

1  Thank Daphnie P
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Terrible! We went to the fish fry at Owl's Nest thinking it would be fabulous. It was the worst fish I have ever eaten, baked beans tasted like a can of Campbell's, and the bread was cold. Ordered cod and chips, what we got was...More

1  Thank georgefox2017
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The Owls Nest recently started making their own pizza and it is very good. The sauce is very flavorful and toppings are generous. We will return!

Thank BadgerRay
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I had a very good sirloin steak, my wife had cod. Good looking blonde bartender made a very good old fashioned, outstanding experience, Dave

Thank David D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 617 E North St, Poynette, WI 53955-9310
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Poynette
  • Phone Number: +1 608-635-2298
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