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Ballyhoos Bar & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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124 N Prospect St, Merrill, WI 54452-2204
+1 715-536-7600
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First they got the order wrong and then I took a bite of the chicken and it tasted like it was cooked in old fish oil. The potato wedges were too big, they looked more like baked potatoes that weren't cooked all the way. I learned my lesson and I won't be ordering from here again.

Thank Keljomag
Merrill, Wisconsin
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped once again for another great fish fry. Excellent paddock and never greasy. The old fashioned only being a dollar on Friday night doesn't hurt my feelings either. What t a great family friendly place to go and enjoy a quiet evening. Thank you!

2 Thank Jeff S
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

In my opinion some of the best pizza in town and delivery wasn't that long. My only complaint was one pizza was done perfect and the other I think they rushed as it was not done.

1 Thank Barbara M
Oregon, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch and were very happy with the service and food. Nice bar. Hamburgers were good as well as the chili.. Price was appropriate.

Thank Laurie B
1 review
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I have always loved ballyhoos. Since moving, its a must stop every time I go back! Friendly staff and great food!

Thank DawnGreene36
Antigo, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

I just finished another great cheese burger...the reason I keep coming back. Wish I could try something else, everything looks good. But with a burger that good I just keep ordering that...I have had several different soups, all great & homeade. The Fish Fry was awesome too and that's what a close friend recommended to me as he drives a... More 

Thank jercorn
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

I looked on Trip Advisor for a place for our large group to gather, and Ballyhoo's had decent reviews, so I called to see if they could accomodate a group of 28. It was no problem! When we arrived, the table was set up. Our waitress was super friendly and helpful. With a large group, you never know how good... More 

1 Thank kerit71
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

You definitely get a lot of food for your money but it is SO greasy, even the fries were greasy. I doubt we will return.

Thank Keljomag
Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The first time I stopped in with a friend on Thursday night after work. The service was good, and environment is nice. We had a drink and talked. We both liked it enough to agree to come back, and try the fish fry. On the return trip we were seated by another service person. She was unfriendly and unhelpful. We... More 

Thank Rand D
Merrill, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2015

I have had both "Dine In" and "Delivery" service. Many times I stop just to visit with the staff and other guests. Always have GREAT Food, Service and Fun....Love the New Look. Ballyhoos is one of Merrill's Best!!! When my brothers visit from Colorado - always Friday Fish Fry at Ballyhoos is on their to-do list.

1 Thank Dawn T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 N Prospect St, Merrill, WI 54452-2204
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Merrill
  • Phone Number: +1 715-536-7600

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