I have never written a one-star review before. Never been to a place that deserved one. HOWEVER...I'm sorry to say that The Hen House proved a complete disappointment yesterday. We went in for a late lunch, at abt. 1:30 (they close at 2) and decided on the breakfast menu. Results: Coffee was mediocre. "French Toast" was terrible--Made of yellow-colored bread, with no sign of being dipped in any egg at all, and then deep-fried, for all love. Whoever heard of such a thing? With it, my companion had a ham slice which was only slightly burned. But my roast beef hash had been heated on the griddle, and burned almost all over. We couldn't finish our meals. :( Hey, if you say you're open until 2 pm, then you have to be ready to serve patrons before that time. Sorry, I cut you no slack on that. There was another couple who walked in as we walked out--They were seated, though I don't know if they were served. Pros: Service was reasonably prompt, and friendly. Cons: Almost everything else. Based on this one experience, I'd have to say, avoid the place. Bottom line: We will give The Hen House exactly ONE more try--and I sincerely hope that our experience yesterday was an isolated incident. Others' reviews are much more positive, and I'm glad for that. But ye gods, French-fried "French toast"?????
Great food here, and we always feel welcomed - have been regulars on weekends for a few years. Friendly staff and very reasonably priced. Arrive by/before early afternoon, this is a breakfast and lunch restaurant.
Best omlette and cinnamon french toast ever. The hash browns are great. The eggs were not over cooked like most places. Heck even the bread and coffee were great. We will be back. My son had the burger and he especially loved the homemade bun.
We ordered a German plate which came with a sausage on a bun with saurkraut on top- a side order of german potatoes, and some Kettle potato chips all for $5.99, and then a Wisconsin plate which was almost the same as the German plate but without the potatoes at $4.99 and a small cup of chicken tortilla soup at $2.99. We were VERY hungry at this point as we refused to eat McDonalds - the only thing we saw consistently popping up for 30 miles from the MKE airport. We didn't have much time, and was very thankful to find this gem tucked inside Old Wisconsin. The girl in front was very nice and the order came in quickly. The sausages were fine, but nothing I felt that represented what we were looking for. The saurkraut is a bit suspiciously not home made as we expected. The soup was good also. We first opted to sit outside since it was nice and breezy but then the bees started coming so off we went back inside. Honestly, I think we came in with higher expectations. We were not looking for ShangRiLa but all in all, we were happy with our meals and its not something to write home about, yet nothing to snub as well.