Ziggy's Green Bay, WI
Green Bay Restaurants and Bars
741 Hoffman Rd
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301
2.75 out of 5
based on 8 ratings and 8 reviews
Went there in the 1990's and gave it another try 2012. I think the table cloth was the same both times. Probably a very good place for some people, but not for me. The prices are the most attractive--very low.
If you are looking for trendy or something like Applebee's or Outback, this is not the place for you. This is the old time family owned supper club with quality food and drinks and a relaxing atmosphere. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good steak and seafood. They are second to none.
We received menu's right away and ordered dinner and another round of drinks within about ten minutes. There was one relish tray on the table for all six of us to split, so we asked for another one along with some bread. the waitress then told us they were out of bread (no rolls, etc... ). We were told that they were also out of clam chowder, scallops and two of the nightly specials were no longer available (it was two hours before the kitchen closed for the evening). After finally taking our order, we waited another 45 minutes for our soup and salad to show up. Drinks were still not delivered and the second relish tray was nowhere to be found. My husband had ordered baked french onion soup and had to wait an extra ten minutes for his to be delivered. By the time he started eating his soup, the rest of us were done and our salad plates were cleared.
After another half hour wait, we got up again to talk to a manager about how long dinner was taking and were told that it would be right out. Six adults at this table ordered different entrées, four were so bad they did not get eaten. The New York Strip was so tough you could not chew it. An order of basic shrimp was so overcooked it was like eating jerky. One of the men ordered Dungoneous Crab which he said was very good, and I had tenderloin and lobster which I also enjoyed very much.
Our waitress Hannah was unsympathetic to our concerns and simply said she was doing the best she could (which she was). The manager told us they were "just as busy as Plae Bistro that night and we should give them a break".
Based on the quality of food, the attitude of our server and the manager, the long wait, and the number of food items they ran out of that night, we all left this restaurant with a sour taste in our mouths.
If you are looking for a stiff drink and a subpar dining experience, this is the place for you!
If you are looking for a nice quality dinner where you get what you pay for, I suggest you keep driving and go somewhere else - you will be sadly disappointed with this restaurant.
We were seated and served our salads, just finishing waiting patiently for Prime Rib. Yum!!
The waitress came over to our table to say they were all out of the Prime Rib..................disappointing to say the least............needless to say we decided to go elsewhere.........but we had to cough up $3 for the salad.
Map of Ziggy's
- Tue - FrI: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
SundaY: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed - Monday
- Cross Streets
- Hoffman and East River Dr
- Price Range
- Mid-Range $$($8-$14)
- Payment Methods
- Cash and Check
- Seating Capacity
- Meals Served
- Beer, Wine, Full bar
- Worth Noting
- Cut meat in house
- Ziggys Special - Cross between T-Bone and Strip Sirloin Steak
- Outdoor Seating
Restaurant Review of Ziggy's Green Bay, WI
By Patricia Summerfield
August 12, 2009
I decided to try the restaurant Ziggy's, which is located in Allouez on the East side of Green Bay. I've noticed that their parking lot is full every time I drive by so I had to check it out and see what the draw is. It is an older and very large restaurant with a dimly lit large bar and lounge area. It is owned and run by three generations of family. The decor and menu prices are a throwback to the 1960's with a supper club atmosphere. The interior is decorated with maroon and aqua green colors with wood beamed ceilings, pine paneling, white metal chandeliers, white ceiling fans, and many mounted fish and antler horns with outdoor wildlife prints located on the walls throughout the dining room. All the tables are adorned with dark maroon linen table cloths with vases of silk flowers, frosted white votive candles, and a large basket of mixed crackers. Besides the green silk hanging plants and flowers decorating the restaurant, I noticed they also have a few artificial small evergreen trees and garlands of evergreens mixed in with the silk flowers in the lounge and dining areas.
In the lounge area there is a large full bar with many tables, a jukebox, one game machine, an old fashioned popcorn maker with complimentary popcorn, and a cheese spread with crackers on a table towards the back. I ordered a cocktail before dinner; it was good and strong - no skimping there. The waitress came and introduced herself then lit the candle and told me of the specials for that evening. She promptly came back and brought a relish tray full of fresh cut celery, radishes, green onions, carrots, and two different spreads, one of liverwurst and one of a white herb cheese spread; a plastic yellow basket carrying a small sliced loaf of white bread was brought out alongside the relish tray. The relish tray and spreads were very fresh and tasty, but the bread was of low quality and tasteless. I decided on one of their specials, a 16oz. boiled lobster tail for $28.00 with your choice of soup or salad and a vegetable, hash browns, baked potato, or French fries; I chose the salad with a low fat French dressing the vegetable as a side. I was informed that one of the featured soups for that evening was their own homemade chicken dumpling and also their own homemade onion rings. They both sounded so delicious that I ordered the bowl of soup for $3.00 and a side of their onion rings for only $3.00.
My soup had a lot of flavor with lots of tiny dumplings and small pieces of chicken, very enjoyable. The onion rings were succulent and melt in your mouth good. My salad had a mixture of Romaine lettuce, cucumber slices, a tomato wedge, shredded red cabbage and croutons, with my dressing on the side in a small container served on the same plate as the salad. While my salad was colorful to look at it tasted on the bland side. My vegetables consisted of yellow squash, zucchini, carrots, and green beans. They were served in a side dish; the texture was very very soft and had a pleasing flavor. My lobster was beautiful to look at, but I was disappointed for the texture was on the chewy side with a slightly bitter taste to it. I passed on the dessert for their portions were more than enough. So I found out that Ziggy's draw is low prices, stiff drinks, a friendly comfy atmosphere, and large portions.