Molly Cool's - All-You-Can-Eat with a Twist

The summer guest reviews contines with Christin Logarakis. Christin grew up in Greendale, WI, but lived in New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina sent her back to her roots. She loves talking, arguing and writing about food, especially seafood and ethnic foods. She is @Im_X1 on Twitter, and her alter-ego is @MKErestaurants, which she uses for promoting her stint as Milwaukee's Ethnic Restaurants Examiner for Examiner.com. Her ethnic restaurant reviews can be found here: http://bit.ly/3ZunRn.

Part Southern-style fish house, part Eastern Seaboard restaurant and part Midwestern sports bar, Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern seems to be the perfect fit for brunch-goers and seafood lovers of all types. Appropriately nestled against water (the Milwaukee River), the aquatic theme starts at the walls, with snarky, somewhat naughty signage and encompasses the menu. Opt for a seat near the windows, overlooking the Milwaukee River and the passersby on the Highland Avenue Riverwalk.

The brunch menu is a dream. It's printed on paper, so that it can be changed to include the freshest seafood delivery of the day.

Brunch is $15.95 per adult ($8.95 for children), and is all you care to eat, including a Mimosa or glass of Orange Juice. You order by the plate, and each plate could be a meal in itself. There is a choice of at least three styles of Eggs Benedict, including Crab Florentine (Crab meat, spinach, Feta, roasted tomatoes), Classic Molly Style (Prosciutto, Hollandaise), and the oddly colored Seared Salmon (Salmon, Prosciutto, and a beet Hollandaise, which gives it a bubblegum pink appearance). The Crab Florentine is rich; the spinach is not too bitter, and sets off the buttery crab nicely. The Seared Salmon Benedict is actually extremely mild and very flavorful. The beets are not overwhelming. All the Benedicts are served with homestyle fries.

Next on the list are other egg dishes, including Huevos Rancheros, Vegetarian Frittata, Scrambled Eggs and Lobster, and a breakfast sandwich. Most come with a tiny bottle of Tabasco sauce if you care to liven up your morning.

French Toast, a fruit, granola and yogurt dish, and two kinds of salads round out the selections.

If that wasn't enough, for an additional charge, you can add fresh Oysters on the half shell (market price: about $.69/ea) or a half pound of peel n' eat shrimp for $3.99.

It wouldn't be brunch without a Bloody Mary, and Molly Cool's offers up a whopper. You can get the regular, ordinary Bloody, or, for $10.95, try The Bloody Goblet, which is a 20 ounce monster Bloody that is overflowing with pickles, asparagus, Bleu cheese stuffed olives, green olives, lemon and lime wedges, a slice of sausage, and a boiled shrimp.

If Mimosas are more your thing, aside from the one included with brunch, you can opt for the Bottomless Mimosa, also for $10.95.

The waitstaff and barstaff are friendly, the service is excellent, and the food arrives promptly.

What have been your experiences at Molly Cool's? What are some other good entrees? Respond below in the comments!

All the details you want to know: (on a five star rating)


Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern (****)
1110 N. Old World Third Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 831-8862
www.mollycools.com/milwaukee
Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern on Urbanspoon


Atmosphere: **** (very good)

Food: ****1/2 (very good)

Service: ***** (awesome)

Drinks: **** (very good)

Price: ***1/2 (pretty good)

Handicapped Accessible: Yes

Vegetarian Items: Yes

Gluten Free/Celiac Options: Yes

Low-Carb Options: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Reservations: Not Required (but a good idea)

Large-screen televisions: Yes

Children's Menu: Yes

Large Group Accommodations: Yes

3 comments:

Lo said...

Hey Christin! *waving wildly*

Wow -- that is one monster bloody mary! Of course, the question remains: how did it taste?

We visited Molly Cool's sister restaurant in Minneapolis last summer, and our experience was pretty good. Haven't made it out to the Milwaukee location yet, but this review is making me think it might have to go on our list!

Anonymous said...

Hey, girl!
The Bloody was awesome. I asked for it spicy, and it was spicy! The meal-in-a-glass was a nice addition to what was already a very well-mixed drink.
My review of Molly Cool's (not just brunch) is now done, and can be found here: http://exm.nr/b79hkb
Thanks!!
Christin

Jamestown said...

(This is my dad's review after we went there for his birthday... He was puking half the night afterward and he bought us all hotels. I feel soo bad about it). Beware...MOLLY COOL'S HAS CHANGED...After two excellent and delightful dinners there in 2013, I decided to bring my family there for my birthday. In as much as I appreciate everyone who joined us, I'm sorry if your food was not that good. First of all, the menu has been changed, and later we find out the old chef is no longer with them. Then I get almost immediately sick on oysters, and just about had to leave, but the disappointment continues...My entre was a seafood pasta dish - Drunken Seafood, or something - just terrible. No flavor, rubbery shrimp, an under cooked scallop, and scarry mussels and clams - I couldn't or wouldn't eat it. Other complaints included "cold" food, preprepared fish dishes, marginal tasting food. The waiter was excellent, and very good about my not touching my meal - he removed it from the bill. It was suggested that maybe Milwaukee can not support a high end seafood restaurant, and as such this is what becomes of good quality seafood in the city, but I won't be back.

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