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Tanner Paull Banquets

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6922 W Orchard St, Milwaukee, WI 53214

(414) 476-5701

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Tanner-Paull Restaurant & Banquet Hall

Tanner-Paull Restaurant & Bnqt

The Blue-B.q. & Brew at tanner Paull

Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Caterers, Halls, Auditoriums & Ballrooms, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Lot

Attire: Casual

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average


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Shelly M.



Tanner Paull is now TOMS FOOLERY. The food is EXCELLENT. It is our favorite Fish Fry in the area. So glad we checked it out. They need to get the word out that they are NEW business, no longer Tanner Paull. Baked Fish is tender, flaky. Fried fish is lightly battered. Potato pancakes are flaky and served with apple sauce. Sweet potato fries are tasty. YUM! We will be back.

Phyllis B.



Under new management AGAIN as of March 2014.

Please ignore all of the previous bad reviews and give it another chance.

Carol W.



When Lyle Sobczak ran the place. It was excellent. Then he retired from the business. It went down the hill. Not sure who is running it now. I never see much in cars around there.




Horrible service. New owners are rude and the bartender needs to be slapped. She doesn't even know how to make drinks right.



Tanner paul restaurent is unde...

Tanner paul restaurent is under new management and the place will probably lose business if they treat all there customers the way I was treated. I ordered a fish dinner with extra fish and when I got my order home. The fish looked like fish sticks. I called the manager to complain she offered me a free soda. The old management was wonderful, this place is going down the toilet.



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There is nothing sadder than a good

There is nothing sadder than a good place gone bad.

Tanner Paull had a fish fry I used to recommend to anyone who would listen. Not anymore. What used to be a light flaky fish with a delicate coating is now a solid chunk of dry stringy fish more suitable as a building material than something meant to be eaten by humans. The coating tastes the same but is so solidly adhered to the chewy fish as to resemble more the glazing on a spongy brick than the delicate lightly crunchy coating it used to be.

My wife ordered the combo chicken and fish dinner and was sorely disappointed. Instead of getting a succulent piece of fried chicken, as she had received on previous occasions, she was served a chicken strip, an obviously commercially prepared one, that was so tough and dry I had to help her cut it.

I am a big man with a bigger appetite. For the first time in my adult life I walked away from an all you can eat fish fry with fish still on my plate. Not because I was full but because I could not even contemplate eating another piece. it was seriously that bad.

The service was haphazard more from an obvious lack of training than a lack of effort of the staff's part.

Other downfalls were being served ketchup in little portion cups. I guess we weren't old enough to have a bottle at our table. Ditto tartar sauce.

What really hurts was the the wasting of the money. We have a limited income and this was our treat for the month. I don't mind scrimping and doing without so we can have the occasional nice meal out but this was a waste of all of that sacrifice. That hurts.

satisfied 1


Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Food Great Service

I have recently visited Tanner-Paull banquet hall and restaurant. The restaurant has gone through a substantial remodel. It is clean and inviting. I had the barbeque ribs. These ribs fell off the bone and had the right amount of smoke and perfect sauce. I will recommend Tanner Paull to anyone that wants a great meal at workman prices. They have a great bar and music!



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Now open and under new management...

Glad to hear it's open I LOVED the walleye and ordered it weekly from previous owner.

I was very dissapointed to hear that walleye is not on the menu. When I called in to place my to-go order, the person on the phone was very unpleasant -- actually rude and I definitely did not hear a ""smile in their voice"".

I guess my search for awesome walleye will continue as I will not be calling this restaurant again.



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Best Fish Fry in town

It is back to the great fish fry it used to be. It is not greasy, it is just the perfect taste.

The restaurant has been remodeled, looks great. The new owners are very personal, friendly and want you to enjoy your meal.



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Fried chicken dinner was awesome

What a turn around this place has done!!! My compliments to the chef. Tonight was the all you can eat fried chicken and mashed potatoes, this place was packed!!! Great prices and great food, I am definitely going back and would recommend it to everyone. If this is how good it's going to be, I can't wait to try the Sunday brunch.

Amanda Mother


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They remodeled and the food is great. Great prices and great food. They have a special every day of the week.

New owners have done a great job!!!!

I'm wondering how the other pe...

I'm wondering how the other person could phone in an order, they won't even answer their phone!! I planned on meeting my brother's family out - so a fairly large dinner party - I tried calling ahead, and the business will not answer the phone. I tried at least 7 times, the phone rings, sounds like it's being picked up - then a beep, like for a machine sounds. Apparently they don't feel they need to answer phones



Poor Service

We called for a "to go" order this past Friday & were told it would be ready in 40 minutes. Forty minutes later my husband went to pick up the fish fry and was told that it would be another FORTY minutes. Furious, my husband stated that over 40 minutes ago was told the order would be ready for pick-up and now you are telling me it is going to be another 40 minutes? The woman rudely and matter of factly told my husband that they had a "big party there" that night. My husband stated to the woman that the party had what to do with his order? The woman said they were very busy and to come back. My husband canceled the order. When he got home & informed me of what happened, I called and asked to speak to the manager and was told that he was "to busy" to come to the phone. I left my name & number & was told I would receive a call back by 9:30 - 10:00 and never did! Their customer and employee service was absolutely horrible. There is no doubt this party had a reservation - Legion Post, so why wouldn't they staff to accommodate their regular dining room customers?



Great Food & Service

I had my son's Baptism Party at Tanner Paul since the new owners took over and the service and food was excellent!!! The owners were absolutely wonderful and they catered to our every need leaving me to mingle with all my guests without ANY worries. I would highly recommend Tanner Paul, especially their Friday Fish Fry - it is one of the best I have had along with the Shrimp!!! I will continue to go there and take any friends and family.



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Not very good at all. Bathroom was dirty, staff was rude, food was blah. Would only recommend to someone I didn't like. Definitely has gone down hill.



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Tanner Paull Restaurant

I would not reccomend at all. Since the change of owners, the restaurant has gone down hill in terms of quality of food, care for the ambience in the restaurant and the employees. I used to be a frequent visitor of Tanner Paull however due to recent visits in the past few weeks/months I will not be returning, and again, would not recommend to friends family or even strangers



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great place to go for a fish fry

I can't speak for the experience of the first reviewer. I know the new owners and it's hard for me to believe that he would throw a hissy fit in front of customers. All banquet halls have contracts you will sign, and rules you need to follow, especially if they serve their own food. You're not only paying for the food, but for the use of the hall, their equipment, their employees, the electric bill, the heat, the air conditioning, etc. Bottom line, read the contract and know what you're committing to, and what you can and cannot do on their property, and what you can and cannot bring onto their property.

As with anything in life, you can't please all the people all of the time, and there are always 2 sides to every story, so the smart thing to do is not rely on the negative opinion of one person to be your deciding factor on whether or not to try this place out. Go for a fish fry and see for yourself!

They have a great Friday fish fry (try the beer-battered fish, it's excellent, plus there are other choices such as cod and walleye...they serve more than just one thing, even chicken for the non-fish eaters). They also have great buffet selection, as well as nice banquet facilities, and have expanded their menus/service to include lunches during the week. I for one plan on having my wedding reception at their hall. I have absolutely no doubts or reservations about their food, hall or service whatsoever!



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WARNING THEY HAVE NEW OWNERS!!! The owner tried to scam me out of $230 saying I never paid it when I did. Then he told me I could take the rest of the food home, and when he realized he isn't getting money from me he suddenly changed his mind and said I cant. Then he started yelling personal things at me with guests and guest of honors were still at the party. Since the incedent, all of the guests have been supportive on making sure people know the truth about this place. The food is great, a lot of rules that they dont tell you though til the day. And through all this, I called to complain about this owner and possibly start open a case. I talked to the previous' owners son and he said he told the owner I didnt owe anything else and he saw the outburst and extremely sorry. This happened 8 months ago and I still think about this and thats why Im writing now. I know its a good price, good food, but this guy tried to rip me off and had a hissy fit because he didnt get what he want in front of guests. I would rate zero stars but it wouldnt let me.