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Mueller's Linden Inn, Hartford, WI

Mueller's Linden Inn

3.9
3.9
178 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Mueller’s Linden Inn, with great views overlooking scenic Big Cedar Lake is a casual fine dining restaurant, bar and banquet hall. Offering contemporary American cuisine with emphasis on seasonal, local ingredients. Whether you are a party of 2 or 200 Linden Inn has the facilities to host your every occasion.

We currently do not accept reservations on Friday's. for less than6

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (262) 297-1660

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Shawn Gonoung

  • Neighborhood

    Hartford

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 178 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CY

    CathyY

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Not recommended. Server was inexperienced-Slow, had to go to bar to ask for plates and silverware for appetizers, reached across me to deliver food and pick up empty dishes instead of going around. Shrimp was overdone. Potatoes and vegs too peppery. Baked onion soup not flavorful. Ribeye was smaller than expected and lacked flavor. No butter for bun. We ate on patio but did not expect the number of flies. View was great.
  2. MH

    MHWI

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven't been there since it was Barth's. The Linden Inn hamburgers were great.
  3. W

    Wrjml

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food and ambiance excellent; service slow but good.
  4. D

    Doug

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Food was not so good. Service was ok.
  5. TF

    ThomasF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! They accommodated our 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration perfectly!
  6. ML

    MonicaL

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a nice Mother’s Day brunch. Nothing too fancy. I liked the prime rib and carrot cake. It was nice that each of the moms got a flower to take home.
  7. LH

    LoriH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Disappointing at best! Absolutely no ambiance! Tables had nothing on them for Mother’s Day not even a paper place mat, nothing! No candle, no flowers! The Food was mediokre, bland-nothing special! The dessert table was pathetic! Will not ever go back!
  8. ES

    ErikaS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Food was meh. We talked up this place from our childhoods to our friends and it was a pretty disappointing double date night. Linden just isn't what we remembered. And the terrible neighboring table only added to the disappointment. Listening to a couple yell at each other while dropping F-bombs..thank good ness we didn't have the kids along. Def not worth the 45 min drive from lake country :/
  9. TW

    TonyW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Found by chance but loved the view of the lake. Was hoping to eat on the patio but was closed. Started out with bacon wrapped shrimp. Delicious. The ribs were amazing. The jumbo shrimp scampi were perfect. The salmon was absolutely superb. Granddaughter ordered pizza which was over-sauced and bland. Pizza could be out of this world if they used 1/2 as much sauce and added a bit of spices. A little on the spendy side but we will be back.
  10. B

    Boots

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    For a 9AM Easter Brunch Buffet, we were very disappointed. There were scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy. No hash browns, no bacon, no sausage, no pancakes or waffles, no toast, no muffins. There was dinner food, but we were there at 9AM!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Spouse and I Went for Easter Brunch 4/17/22. We usually enjoy a meal wherever we go, but here the food was bland and had little flavor, across the board - virtually no seasoning was used. (And there were no salt no steak knives were provided. I don't think the prime was cooked slowly, we've never ad flavorless prime rib before. They also skimped on variety (e.g. nothing like crackers or bagels & cream cheese to eat with the smoked salmon, no way to dress up the plain scrambled eggs with salsa or hot sauce). No omelette station was provided. For almost $30/person, we look for a bit more. We won't be back, too many other good restaurants in the area.
  12. AM

    AlanM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    More casual than it used to be. Certainly not for a romantic dinner. Food was ok. Very noisy. Drinks could have been better. Bus boy very attentive. Waitress was ok. Filet had no flavor, but the Ribeye was good.
  13. MA

    MARVINV

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Service very slow considering restaurant only had few patrons. Bloody Mary had NO garnish,had to ask for and then got 2 olives. Part of vegetable medley was refrigerator cold. Mashed potatoes only warm. Ribs were good,tender. This is a restaurant we would not visit again.
  14. J

    Joyce

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    French onion soup had way too much thyme; an unusual ingredient. Tenderloins and ribs were very good. Hostesses, bartender/servers/bussers were way under trained. Never an acknowledgement of our special anniversary from anyone. We'll try it again but hope the staff improves next time.
  15. C

    Carolynn

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Nice place but slightly dated. We got seated quickly but there was open tables. Don't know if they were short staffed but it took a while for us to put our order in. Soups were included with the meals but the waitress forgot to bring them out. It took us almost 50 minutes before we received our appetizers. Because we had 10 people an automatic 20% tip was added to bill which Because of bad service was wrong. It seems like our waitress was distracted which led to her forgetting taking our order in a timely manner and to bring our food.
  16. CD

    ChrisD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We two went on a Wednesday night for the prime rib special. We started with a great wine at a window table where the view of the lake is nice (and will be great when the ice is out.) We asked the server to slow down our food delivery which she did well for us. The meal started with a tasty salad and then the main course came. The prime rib was very tasty but mine was marbled well and not overly fatty, but my sister's was mostly gristle. She had a bad cut and her meat to gristle was poor. A nice treat was the roll which appeared to be deep-fried. It was really good. All in all the cost was good but check your prime rib cut before you start eating. The mushrooms and onions surely covered all the gristle and we will look beneath them next time. The menu seems good and we will go back but will look closely before we start eating to make sure our dishes are the best they can be.
  17. KH

    KimH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    This night was very busy, and our party was large. I didn’t notice enough wait staff to cover the full house, which has been the normal with any business recently. Our waitress had at least couple other large tables besides us. She did the best she could. When we were first seated, we had right away noticed lipstick smudged water glasses, which was brought to waitress attention. Her response was “ that’s not good “, and brought replacement glasses out, but left the dirty ones at our table. We all ordered either steak or an entree, except for 1, she ordered a ceasar salad, which came about 10 minutes after everyone else’s food! The dressing on the salad was very sour/ tangy tasting. It was taken back. The manager said nothing was wrong with it, and was not expired, with an attitude. Everyone else did like their food. In all was not a good visit. Half of my party was very upset, which didn’t help the situations. We spent 2 hours there, due to the slow service. I don’t blame our waitress at all though! She did her best. I would give this restaurant another try maybe next time with a smaller party. Times are difficult with short staff all around.
  18. x

    xbnchief

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Had reservations and were seated when we arrived. Had Sat. night prime rib special and wife had a small filet which not what she expected, kind of overcooked for requested medium well. The asparagus was woody too, could not eat it. Salad bar was good.
  19. B

    Bill

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    It was evident that our waitress had never had never been a waitress before. I don't have a problem with that, as long as the establishment provides support for the newcomer, but that was not the case. It was obvious that she was not familiar with the menu, since she was not sure what sides went our entrees. My wife and I both ordered soup, which meant that we were not getting the salad bar. But, the waitress told us twice that we could go the salad bar, before we corrected her each time that we did not get the salad bar. Our entrees were delivered before our soup, by someone other than our waitress. We told this new person we were missing our soups. A short while later, we received the wrong soups, and told the new person that it was wrong. As we were finishing up our entrees, our original waitress came by with one corrected soup. We pointed out that we were still missing one. So one of us was still waiting for soup, but we decided that we had had enough and we would ask for the check if we ever saw our waitress again. A short while later our waitress came by with the missing soup. I realize that a lot of establishments are short staffed, but it would be better if the establishment would serve fewer customers until it can get its staff up to the proficiency that the staff can provide a reasonable level of service.
  20. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Service was poor and I only got a butter knife to cut my steak.. Rolls were hard, vegetables were cold and potato was also cold. The salad and the drinks were the only good part of the meal which we spent $70.00 on. Wifes shrimp scampi was OK but we truly expected it to be better. The waitress we are guessing was new and not properly trained as we had to ask for the Hot Rolls and butter and then had to ask the water server for a steak knife which he told me to be careful with as the blade was loose. We use to enjoy going there but will not be back as the last 2 meals we had were very poor. View and ambience are great, but the rest is poor! What happened?
  21. t

    taxman

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent place for your group to meet and dine. Quiet and cozy with great service, good food, at fair prices.
  22. GM

    GenelleM

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here on Thanksgiving Day, 2021. We decided to give this restaurant another try and I made a reservation for dinner and our food was delicious. We had a wonderful server, who we forgot her name, sorry! We will be back again to dine here, soon. Sincerely, Genelle and Paul Missurelli
  23. S

    Skip

    Milwaukee

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very low number of patrons and a very minimal staff. Views of the lake were outstanding with the interior being decorated for the holidays. Service was very good although the service suffered once a few more diners came in and then the waitress/bartender/hostess needed roller skates. The food was good but not note worthy and the prices were very reasonable.
  24. t

    tonys

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Went for Thanksgiving. Guessing short staffed, but pretty ignored and buffet picked over and not replenished. Don't think I'd do this again.
  25. TP

    ToomP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    A traditional supper club with terrific prime rib and the usual sides. Not very big on vegetables :), but the food was tasty and plentiful. We were there for the Thanksgiving buffet which was a good value.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We went for the Thanksgiving buffet. It was quite small. Not much to choose from. What was there was pretty uneditable. The salad bar was even disappointing. It only had a couple of toppings and they were empty when I went through. Our service was terrible. The server actually rolled her eyes taking our drink order. We had 8 people ordering soda or coffee. 1/2 full cups were delivered with no cream or sugar. 2 of the sodas were forgotten. By the time we got a different server to bring cream and found out that they were out of sugar, our coffee was ice cold. There was no offer for a refill. Most of us left hungry after spending $27.95 a person plus coffee that nobody was able to drink. Our waitress didn’t want to be there and it was very obvious. We really wanted to love it! People may come with the argument that they were busy and it was Thanksgiving. It was a buffet! If you are only serving mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans casserole, turkey and prime rib with a “salad bar”, it should have been delicious. As for the service being under sub par, the server only had to bring us a drink, a refill would have been nice. They are not taking orders, bringing food to the table or getting extras, no to go boxes, ect.
  27. MI

    MILO1980

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Generally good buffet! Didn’t care gif h the he prime rib which was chewy and lacked flavor! Most everything else was good . Server at the table was attentive and friendly.
  28. RW

    RobW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very pleased from the Bartender to the Server and the meal was awesome
  29. P

    Pleasantlyfull

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Muellers Linden Inn for a date night. Reservations were easy to make online. We received email reminders, which is great. Arrived early and table was ready. There are a lot of dinner options and the prices were great. We had the special, prime rib. It was fantastic! They have a salad bar with lots of great choices. Wait staff was very attentive and water was filled often. Fantastic evening!
  30. MW

    MichaelW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    Small issues with service. The lettuce bowl was empty causing a backup in our meal. Took a long time to get a drink but every one was friendly...
  31. P

    Partyof13

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very accommodating for our party! Food came out fast and service was friendly and personable!
  32. HM

    HartfordMama

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They decided to close due to being short staffed(made the decision 3 days prior too) and never informed their online reservation people or changed their voicemail or anything. So numerous people showed up with a reservation yet the restaurant was closed. Handled very poorly
  33. JS

    JayS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice view, food was good. Meagan was attentive, and made sure we were taken care of. Beef Stroganoff was very good. Chicken Marsala not really Marsala...but ok. Wasn't bad, for a night out... as expected.
  34. L

    Larry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good for some, not great for others. The music, which we sat 1 table away was loud and it was hard to hear people talk at our table. The service was very good, as our server checked in on us multiple times.
  35. B

    Bruce

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Not good, 20 minutes to place order, drink order came in two parts, mine a soda filled 2/3 of glass. Ordered a name brand wine was served house wine delivered 15 minutes after soda was. We had to ask for the warm bread. Found out after there was a prime rib on the menu, which I would have ordered. We ordered one 8 oz filet and a 4 oz filet, was served two 4oz filets. Was given another 4 oz fillet 10 minutes later after my wife was done eating. Paid with credit card when receipt came back my card was not included. I had to track down my server to get my card back. Food was good. It’s one of those times when most everything went wrong. I think the place is better than that, but I will think twice before returning.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    We had come to have Brunch as it was difficult to find a place that could fit 13 people at the last minute and for the time we needed and their website showed a Sunday brunch menu so i reserved a table for 13 for Sunday morning after my nieces funeral. My sister got to the restaurant before i did and they didn’t even know we had made a reservation and they informed us that the website was incorrect as they stopped serving brunch. The food was very good and the service was great but the menu online and in person were not accurate. I would just say try and call and confirm with them first. We did not have that luxury as it was all last minute and we all had to leave to catch flights so we were on a tight schedule.
  37. L

    Livncolgate

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The place is old and worn. The restaurant goers were sketchy and some dressed inappropriately. The food was average at best. We also did not receive several items such as some rolls and butter. Almost every item on the salad bar was empty.
  38. JC

    JamesC

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The big complaint I had was serving a $13 wine in a small plastic cup. That was because we ate on the deck, which was really nice. I sent it back and the bartender came out and I stated my opinion that I don't drink good wine out of a small plastic cup. Both the server who did a very good job and the bartender were very nice and did after talking to me put the wine in a wine glass. The food and service were very good.
  39. LH

    LynnH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food and amazing service! The view of the lake is beautiful!
  40. J

    Jean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really appreciated chef accommodating my gluten intolerance. Wait staff was excellent.

FAQs

Mueller's Linden Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 297-1660.

Mueller's Linden Inn is rated 3.9 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Mueller's Linden Inn

4919 State Hwy 144, Hartford, WI 53027

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hartford

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Shawn Gonoung

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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