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Elias Inn

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200 N 2nd St, Watertown, WI 53094-3712
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 16:00 - 21:30
Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time at this restaurant. Our daughter and husband live in Madison and we are from the Milwaukee area. Watertown and Elias is the perfect place to celebrate all 4 of our March/April birthdays. We arrived early and sat in the warm, cozy bar having a drink and chatting with the bartender and locals. The bar area is quite large... More 

Thank Prizzly
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some friends of ours took us here for the first time. The food was excellent and the service was very personable. This is a nice place not big so you probably need a reservation. I would deffinitly recommend.

Thank Bo H
Watertown, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

The historical building makes for a unique environment. The service is personable and attentive. The soup,individual rotating salad bar, bread basket and main course an excellent bargain. The food is always a consistent above average experience. It really doesn't get any better than this. A gem of a find between Milwaukee and Madison.

Thank brlizast
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Consistently excellent food and service! Always look forward to eating here. The people are awesome!

Thank Fred M
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

My Dad was celebrating his 75th Birthday and the Prime Rib at Elias is his favorite. I wanted to pick up the check for my parent's when they were dining at the restaurant and called the hostess and she was outstanding - she checked with the owner/manager and then took down all of my information and told my parents there... More 

Thank scottpstuckey
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Food was awesome, but the server was just as good, made the dinner that much better! Really had a nice time!

Thank redlineih766
Watertown, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Awesome food, great service, old world charm with old world prices. Small but wonderful food and atmosphere, great bargain for the price and food. Relish tray, soup, salad and main meal. Sooo good!!

Thank dino535
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I am back 2 years after my first review, food was excellent, had the special, steak with onion shreds, ordered 2 bottles of wine for a party of 5--also ordered appetizers, dinner came with relish tray, soup, bread, salad....all were great--total bill for 5 was $182.00 not including tip. I highly recommend.

Thank golftoday
Watertown, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

On September 2nd, my Husband and I had errands to run, and then met at home and left to run more errands! Then we wee looking for a Fish Fry in Watertown a little after Nine. A few places were already closed. We had tried a few times to eat at the Elias Inn, but there was a long wait... More 

Thank LadyDiH2otwn
Manchester Township, New Jersey
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Pretty much every Friday we get the takeout fish fry here. Tried a lot of others but Elias is hard to beat. We have eaten at the restaurant (all you can eat) but your are usually going to wait 1- 1 1/2hr to get a seat. Bar area is usually packed and loud but the food is worth the wait.... More 

Thank Bill B

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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
American, Soups, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 N 2nd St, Watertown, WI 53094-3712
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: 9202616262

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