Thirsty Whale

The Thirsty Whale has been entertaining all ages for 110 years. Located on Lake Minocqua you get a first hand view of the local water ski shows or other boaters cruising by. No matter if you arrive by land or by lake you can try a tasty char-grilled burger or enjoy a Friday Fish Fry dining on the porch. Lunch and Dinners are fresh off the grill. Dine over the open water or inside the covered deck. Bite into a juicy mushroom swissburger or a spicy cajun chicken sandwich. Or sample some Wisconsin deep-fried cheese curds. Sit back and watch the boats or an occasional Loon go by.

Hours of Operation

Open daily at 11:30am.


North on Hwy 51 (travel in left lane). Turn left onto Park St. along Lake Minocqua, past the Aqua Bowl. Travel 2 blocks, on the left.


  • On Water

Restaurant Type

  • American
  • Fish Fry

Meals Served

  • Lunch
  • Dinner