As a waitress in the town of Delafield, I will start in my own backyard - Water Street Brewery Lake Country. In addition to this establishment, there are two more WSBs; one in Grafton and one right on Water Street in downtown Milwaukee.
There are also several other restaurants under the same owner, R.C. Schmidt, including Rudy's Mexican Restaurant, Louise's in Milwaukee and Brookfield, The Black Rose, Trinity Three Irish Pubs, The Harp Irish Pub and Solo Pizza Milwaukee.
Water Street Brewery offers a diverse pub menu, making it easy for even the pickiest eaters to find something they will enjoy. There are even a couple menu items that aren't listed, such as a grilled chicken sandwich or a chicken Caesar wrap.
Substitutions and additions are also possible, though some come with an up charge, such as adding extra chicken or substituting a side salad or crock of soup instead of the homemade chips or fries. And, if I was going to suggest either of those sides, I would definitely go with the chips. They are potato, sweet potato, and beet chips mixed together and made fresh in-house every day. On top of homemade chips, everything is made in house, from the sauces that come with your dishes to the corned beef on the Reuben sandwich.
Recently, the restaurant added a gluten-free menu to supplement the already extensive regular menu. Instead of chips or fries, the sandwiches come with a side salad instead with the customer's choice of one of the gluten-free dressings listed on the separate menu.
The staff is friendly and accommodating, whether you want to sit outside (weather permitting) or need a high chair for your baby or toddler. If you have any questions, the wait staff is very knowledgeable about the menu items.
Some of my favorite menu items include: the reuben, southwest chicken wrap (make sure you substitute the grilled chicken for blackened chicken and add avocado), the Hawaiian and southwest burger (medium rare to medium for best flavor and juiciness), chicken caesar salad, barbeque chicken salad (add avocado), and the fish tacos.
Don't forget that brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It is not a buffet style, but every dish is enough to fill you up, from traditional two eggs and toast to Frangelican or brandy apple French toast. Other unique dishes include a salmon eggs benedict and a Mediterranean omelet.
This link will take you to the Water Street Brewery website, where you can browse through the menu and merchandise and read the beer blog. Which, I forgot to mention, is the biggest part of the brewery.
The word brewery isn't just for show. WSB has a wide selection of beer that is brewed in the restaurant, from the light Honey Lager Light to the darker Oktoberfest. There are a variety of ales and lagers, and always be sure to ask your server what the seasonal beer is.
Other things to note about WSB: Friday fish fry (baked fish available only after 5 p.m. and a combo plate with perch and cod that is not on the menu), the Saturday prime rib special (available after 5 p.m.), and the rewards program, which is transferable between any of the restaurants listed at the beginning of this review.