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The Union House

S42 W31320 Highway 83, P.o., Genesee Depot, WI 53127
+1 262-968-4281
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good8%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“wild game” (13 reviews)
“scallops” (12 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
S42 W31320 Highway 83, P.o., Genesee Depot, WI 53127
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s always a treat to visit this quiet and intimate restaurant south of the Lake Country. With a nice menu and wonderful daily specials it’s truly a keeper. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and made each guest welcome. The owners are on premises, pouring...More

Thank DalnaprizWe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is delicious with great service and an old-time supper club atmosphere. I had the salmon with an old fashioned and it did not disappoint. I only have a few fine dining experiences a year and this is one of my favorites.

Thank summerslide
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met family here for dinner on a Wednesday night. It was a 1 1/2 hour drive for us, but we thought it would be worth it due to the restaurant's reputation. While we loved the ambiance of the place and our waitress was great, the...More

1  Thank Karen F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last evening my husband and I went to Union House, expecting a fine dining experience. We both had the Sockeye Salmon special. We received the salmon rare, just barely warm inside. At first, we were told the fish was sushi quality. We were never told...More

Thank betty3761
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been going to the Union House for years and have always really enjoyed it. However, this past Thursday the food was not up to their normal standard. I always order a Black and Tan and it has a nice separation...More

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We always wait too long to come back here. Everything; service, drinks, food, conversation is always first rate. They always have something a little out of the ordinary, this time it was kangaroo. We actually cook it ourselves, so it was nice to see someone...More

Thank In50by50
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We went to Union House for our family dinner earlier this month. Each sibling picks a restaurant and the group meets to enjoy each other and a good meal. This time it was the Union House and we couldn't have chosen better. Everyone was welcoming...More

Thank milwmel
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Nice historic building in bustling downtown Genesee Depot. Great food and very friendly service. Living in Genesee, I'm not really sure why we don't go here more often? It is certainly deserving of more visits and definitely a great little restaurant. French onion soup was...More

Thank smacks262
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We had to Genesee Depot to pick something up and noticed this place and decided to try it. We were not disappointed. The service was fantastic and the server was knowledgeable. My husband had the tenderloin and I had the venison. They were done to...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We try to visit twice a summer during our time in Wisconsin. The food is always great. You can call a few days ahead and the chef will special order your meat of choice (kangaroo, red deer, etc.). The service is great, The bar specialized...More

Thank jojoishere
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27 November 2016|
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Response from JillWaukeshaWi | Reviewed this property |
Sorry did not see this, but I haven't seen children in this place, nor would I think they would be welcome.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: S42 W31320 Highway 83, P.o., Genesee Depot, WI 53127
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Genesee Depot
  • Phone Number: +1 262-968-4281
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Description
Since 1861 The Union House Hotel has maintained a prominent position within Genesee Depot. At that time Patrick Lynch, a 35 year old Irish immigrant, first opened the doors of this establishment to village residents and local visitors. No doubt these initial patrons found the impressive new hostelry, built in the 19th century’s fashionable Greek Revival architectural style, to be to their liking. As the largest public building in Genesee Depot, The Union House with its second story ballroom also functioned as a social gathering place for area families. Due primarily to the influence of the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad, the settlement immediately thrived as an agricultural service center. Soon a grain elevator, woolen factory, general store, blacksmith shop, and post office joined with The Union House Hotel to comprise the major components of the local economy. While many of these local landmarks have succumbed to the ravages of time, The Union House continues to proudly serve as a tangible link to the community’s past. Today, diners have the unique opportunity to experience the same warm hospitality, delectable meal offerings, and courteous service that Patrick Lynch provided his customers in this setting over 125 years ago.
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