Although Mickey and I did not eat at Scuttlebutts Restaurant this visit to Lake Geneva, we have eaten there two other times.
This restaurant was established in 1985, and has been a local and tourist favorite since then. It's real advantage is the incredible lakefront views. It has a bistro-style atmosphere, and they have fresh-air dining when weather permits.
They are famous for their Swedish Pancakes and Swedish entrees. They are also quite well known for their Barbecue Ribs and Salmon with homemade BBQ sauce.
On weekends, many people come for their well-known prime rib [my husband for one!]
It's always busy, and you often have to wait, but the food is worth it.
Favorite Dish: I can [from experience] vouch for their great salads, delicious homemade pies, Friday "All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry", & outstanding Pulled Pork Sandwiches! I notice that they were voted "Best of Lake Geneva 2008".
This is a Casual dining establishment that offers Vegetarian Dishes. Important to note that they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
I highly recommend Scuttlebutts Restaurant while visiting Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Shortly after arriving at Lake Geneva [about 11:30 a.m.], we decided to have lunch. We inquired at the "The Cove of Lake Geneva Resort", and they suggested rather new Egg Harbor Cafe We found it to be a darling place with outdoor screened-in seating which serves breakfast and lunch. We decided to eat inside in a bright, lovely room.
ThisCafe offers many breakfast items all day long. We did not eat breakfast but certainly perused the menu carefully. We noted that it included Scramblers [all made with 3 scrambled eggs and served with an English muffin]; Breakfast Combos; Aimee's Gourmet Griddle [pancakes, waffles, or french toast in various flavors]; Our Crepes [served with Harbor Potatoes, English Muffin, poppy seed dressing on the side}; Harbor Benedicts [served with Harbor potatoes & fruit]; Omelettes; Midwestern Frittatas [Their specialty! Baked, open-faced omelettes served with Harbor potatoes and an English muffin].
Favorite Dish: Starting at 11:00 a.m., lunch is available.
The menu included Soups, Sandwiches, Roll Ups, Flatbreads, Garden Salads.
Mickey and I shared our lunch, which was just right.
We shared a most delicious Door County Chicken Salad Melt Sandwich [all-white-meat chicken salad blended with dried cranberries, toasted pecans, crisp diced apples all grilled on multi-grain bread with Jack and Cheddar cheeses and a ripe tomato].
It included mini potato pancakes with sour cream or apple sauce and a small side salad with poppy seed dressing. Mickey had the pancakes, and I had the salad. All of it was absolutely yummy!
This is a perfect restaurant for lunch, and we had the addition of a vivacious waitress.
Toward the end of our visit to Lake Geneva, we decided to wait out the traffic back home and eat dinner here. Thus, the search for a great place to eat began. Many locals suggested that we try a relatively new place called Bistro 220 which was located, naturally at 220 Cook Street. It is located upstairs of a one-time home that now houses a lovely shop, The Red Pony.
As you walk upstairs, you note that the restaurant is divided into cozy sections, the largest section being where the bard is located. See Photo #4.I took another photograph of a darling room, Photo #3. However, because it was a perfect day with perfect temperature, we chose to eat out on the lovely balcony. See Photos # 1, #2, #5.
The menu is small but comprehensive and includes Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Specialty Pizzas, Entrees, Specialty Desserts, and Beverages.
Summer Hours Include:
Sunday: 11 am Lunch until close
Monday: 11 am Lunch only
Wednesday through Saturday: 11 am Lunch and Dinner until Close.
Winter Hours Include:
Sunday: 11 am Lunch until close
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday through Saturday: 11 am Lunch & Dinner until Close.
Friday from 3 pm-6pm with special offers
Our waiter, young and handsome, was friendly, efficient, and quite helpful.
Favorite Dish: Mickey and I decided to share a varied meal.
First, we ordered to share:
Bistro 220's Baked Brie which was a generous portion of Brie Cheese oven baked with real butter and garlic and served with toasted bread medallions. [$6.95] This was so decadent and delicious...such guilty pleasure!
Next, we hadGary's Homemade Bruschetta which was freshly chopped Roma tomatoes blended with onion, sweet basil, olive oil, parmesan and seasoning served with toasted bread medallions. [$6.95] These were done to perfection.
Finally, our shared Entree [which included a salad or soup; we chose the salad] was:
Vegetable Lasagna which was homemade Lasagna layered with spinach, mushrooms, onions, ripe olives and artichoke hearts all with a zesty marinara sauce and a blend of melted mozzarella, provolone, ricotta, and parmesan cheese. [$13.95]
We also each had a glass of wine; mine was a sparkling white, and Mickey's was a house red.
We were much too full to order desserts; however, they looked and sounded delicious with such choices as Cheesecake 220, Baked Cookie A La Mode, Chocolate Tower, Mint Chip Bliss, Chocolate Chip Cookie Craving, or Mixed Fruit Over Ice Cream. They also offer regular coffee, specialty coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea, mixed fruit smoothie, Iced tea or Lemonade.
This was such a delightful experience, non-rushed, and mellow. We will certainly return some day.
Some people can afford to live in such cute cabins. We the participants on this Midwest Christian College Students Retreat lived in the dormitory building of the Aurora Campus of a university. Like in China, the dorms have bunk beds, and I also volunteered to stay on an 'upstairs' bed (but no 'stair' as in the Chinese dorms I lived in, so I had to let one leg reach the 'upstairs' directly from the 'downstairs' and then pulled the other leg up. Considering the fact that a dorm for undergrads has only 4 beds and at Beijing U. the dorms for master students have 4, Chinese cities are indeed very pupolous. Though bedding is provided, it's certainly far from warm enough (particularly for a person like me who grew up in northern China and is very sensitive to any chilly draft). (Undergrads in China are 6 or 8 in each room).