Beanies Resturant don't sound like a mexican resturant, but it is. The food is very good and they serve chips with your meal. It is within walking distance from the Holiday Inn. and the boat harbor.
Favorite Dish: I had a Taco Salad, and it was very good.
"As American as Apple Pie," Apple Holler specializes in home-cooked country-style meals and homemade apple cider served in "the friendly and comfortable setting that reminds one of Grandma's farm kitchen." The restaurant opened in 1987 in a renovated red barn that had been the milking barn of a dairy farm.
In addition to dining, Apple Holler offers activities that include the Apple Holler Farm Park, the Red Barn Theatre that features musical dinner theater shows, orchard tours, pig roasts, hay rides in the summer, and horse-drawn sleigh rides in the winter.
Apple Holler also allows customers to pick their own apples in the orchard located on the premises. The 60-acre (24-hectare) orchard was planted in 1993 and today has over 30,000 dwarf apple trees producing more than 30 varieties of apples. In addition, there are also peaches, pears, pumpkins, and sugar snap peas grown on the premises that customers can pick. The apples are used to make apple cider, pies, and other pastries served in the restaurant and sold in the Country Store.
Nice ambiance, nice wine selections, and home-made foods made from scratch, were very tasty. Steaks and burgers are excellent, and desserts are huge and elegantly presented.
Meal preparation time is longer than some other restaurants, and the portions are not very big, but the service was courteous and food tasted great!
Favorite Dish: Try the batter-friend cheese curds!
No trip to Door County is complete without stopping out front of this restaurant to snap kitzchy pics of the goats eating the sod roof. So many people choose to do this that it causes traffic jams up and down Hwy 42 in Sister Bay. I've read their menu but have never eaten there because the lines are just too long. I can tell you that the menu is Swedish-American, more towards American but it has to be good since so many people choose toeat there. They've even got a huge three room gift shop for you to wait in. Of course, people go to see the goats.
Favorite Dish: Goat?
A great Milwaukee restaurant with views of the city. Roots focuses on serving local and sustainable dishes. The courses and the drinks are excellent. The restaurant takes reservations but the cellar does not.
While staying at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa at the Orange Lake Condos in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, we ate at theRistorante Brissago inside the Grand Geneva Resort. This restaurant is elegant yet inviting. We found it truly an authentic Italian experience. Those of you who know me realize that my favorite food is Italian, and having been to Italy on four different trips, I'm a pretty good judge of authentic Italian cuisine.
Fortunately, we were seated at the windows that looked out over the Wisconsin countryside; however, it was dark so it was difficult to see that beauty. The restaurant has a romantic aura about it, and the well-versed waiters added to the room's magnificence.
Our waiter informed us that the ingredients are about 80% from Italy; the rest are fresh local ingredients which follow the most authentic Italian recipes.
The web for the restaurant informs that "Bufala Mozzarella contains 100-percent Bufalo milk and arrives weekly from Campania, where they've been making the cheese for centuries. And the Regiano Parmigiano comes from a small selected family-run cheese maker in Regia Amelia."
With the fresh ingredients, you will relish the northern Italian pastas, cheeses, olive oils, and cheeses. We were first served hot fresh bread with Extra-virgin Olive Oil that was so wonderful that they had to bring us more!
Favorite Dish: After we were served the yummy bread, we had delicious and unusual Calamari Fritti [with roasted peppers and a Basil Garlic Vinaigrette]. The Calamari was so light and tender, and the Vinaigrette was out-of-this-world.
We both order an Insalate [salad]. I chose the Insalata Casalinga alla Brissago [Basil Lemon Vinaigrette Gorgonzola and Walnuts]. This salad was good but not terrific. It had to much vinaigrette for my taste.
Allan ordered Insalata "Cesare" [Romaine lettuce, Croutons, and Garlic Dressing]. His salad was much crisper, and he really enjoyed it.
Allan's main meal was the Agnello alla Griglia con Funghi [2 lamb chops with three kinds of wild mushrooms atop Polenta]. He said that it was quite delicious. He took home one of the Lamp Chops and had it the next evening.
I tried the Pizza al Forno from the brick oven. I chose the Pizza Margherit with Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, and Tomato. As you can see in the photograph #3, it was terrific. I, too, took half of it home and had it the next evening.
The SERVICE was outstanding. They catered to our every need. We really loved the looks of the homemade desserts, but we were too full to order any. Our waiter, Edwardo, knew that it was Allan's birthday, so he brought us a dessert with a lit candle. We suddenly found the room to eat it completely. What a romantic and delicious meal we had at the lovely Ristoranti Brissago.
This family owned little gem was quite the surprise. I had the best burger in a logn long time here. It turns out they grind their own beef on premises, daily, and they don't skimp on the portions. Becauser the meat is hand carved and ground you get the full third pound of beef, not something shrunk ot half its size. We LOVED this place, and it isn't even expensive.
Favorite Dish: BURGERS! But they also sell Wisconsin brewed beers :)
My thanks to VT's noirastyx for tipping me off to this little hidden gem. It is located in the city of Eden, about seven or eight miles outside of Fond du Lac off of Hwy 41. We went there for breakfast, and what we heard was true, the mats were fabulous. The place is associaed with a meat market up the street. I liked the bacon a lot, and the breakfast sausage was really fresh, kind of tasted a little like bratwurst. Not only is it fresh, but its cheap! You can even get grilled trout and eggs.
I've shamelessly copied and pasted moirastyx' directions on how to get there.
Favorite Dish: Bacon and sausage
The Pfister Hotel's fine dining restaurant, Celia, advertises that they have "New York Style with the edge of SanFrancisco, in the heart of Milwaukee." It is honest advertising.
The Chef is Jovan Djokovic, and he serves New American Cusine which features seafood, chops, game, steaks, and salads. He is most famous for the amazing desserts.
It is one of only two AAA Four-Diamond restaurants in Milwaukee. In addition, it has earned a Wine Spectator award for its wine list. (500 choices!!)
Favorite Dish: The very best at Celia is to reserve a place at Celia's "Kitchen Table" which features a seven-course menu that is the Chef's choices. It is an experience to remember.
Regardless of what you do, you MUST make reservations.
It is closed on Sundays and only opened for dinners Monday through Saturday from five to ten.
You are able to make reservations online or by phone.
This tip is not about any restaurants, but rather the numerous roadside cheese shops that are common throughout the state. There are hundreds of small shops that offer many varieties of Wisconsin cheese, as well as curds (a popular snack in Wisconsin), sausages, maple syrup, souvenirs of Wisconsin, and other locally produced products.
Wisconsin has a long history of producing quality cheese. There has always been an important dairy industry in the state (Wisconsin's motto is, after all, "America's Dairyland"), and cheese production has been a significant factor in the state's dairy industry. Nowadays, Wisconsin produces 35 percent of all the cheese made in the United States. The state has around 13,000 dairy farms and 1,260,000 milk cows. Ninety percent of the milk produced by those cows goes into the production of cheese.
Wisconsin's first cheese factory opened in 1841. By 1922, there were an estimated 2,800 cheese factories in the state. And in 1921, Wisconsin became the first state to grade its cheese for quality.
Although there are not as many cheese factories nowadays as in the early twentieth century, Wisconsin still has about 60 artisan cheese makers that produce over 600 varieties of cheese. Most of these cheese makers welcome visitors.
Many visitors' centers have pamphlets highlighting "Cheese Trails" that visitors can follow to visit cheese makers and some of the small roadside shops.
We stopped at Breakwater Cafe in Ashland Wisconsin, about halfway across the northern tier of the state along US Route 2. The restaurant is located in front of a small shopping center just across the street from a shoreline park overlooking the Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior.
We arrived around 10 am and quickly found seats in front of the windows with water views. Dad decided to try their special chile omelet for $6.50,while I stuck with a more traditional farmers breakfast with two eggs, four slices of bacon and two pancakes for about $5. We also had coffee at a kind of expensive $1.45 each. My meal was as good as you'd expect for such a simple breakfast. The eggs were nicely done over easy, and the bacon not too crisp. My dad said his unusual omelet was also good, and he ate the whole thing.
After breakfast, we walked to the park across the street to read the few historical markers and look at the bay.
Breakwater Cafe also has locations in Superior, WI, and Ironwood, MI.
1808 Lake Shore Dr E
Ashland, WI 54806
4927 E 2nd St
Superior, WI, 54880
1111 E Cloverland Dr
Ironwood, MI 49938
The Rice Cafe is a small sort of place, and does not have a particularly great atmosphere. The people are nice, they give large helpings usually, and it is mostly a quiet place to dine. Good service is a big plus of this place, as well as great food.
Favorite Dish: The Teriyaki Chicken Bowl is my favorite- you'll never taste better. They serve it over rice, and I must say they have some of the best rice you'll ever eat as well. Very high quality for an average price.
I enjoyed the evening at "Perkin's" restaurant in Green Bay where I was taken by my host family.
There was a very cozy atmosphere, delicious dishes, very quiet.
I also enjoyed eating at "Ponderossa" in Wisconsin for the first time in my life.
I LOVE BOb Marley! Anyway...this restaurant takes a lot of the Jamaican feel, althought the Marleys actually have nothing to do with the restaurant. The gifts in the shop are really cool as well and decently priced. The food was GREAT! The music was good as well.
Favorite Dish: Jerk chicken, but the food was so good that I kept ordering more food just to try different dishes.
This little find is a gem. It serves a great selection of German and Central European beers, along with some great liquors. Plus, they have great deals on food. This is a QUANTITY place. Even if they just dumped the raw ingredients on your plate you would be getting a good deal. They specialize in schnitzels, but I had the roast duck, whioch was superb. Spatzle, cabbage, pierogi, and latkes all made great sides. The restaurant bakes its own bread and all the food is handmade from scratch on the premises. I wouldn't give the food five stars, but it is good, and you get a lot for a reasonable price.
The menu boasts food from Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Bohemia, and stresses the culinary similarities between those countries, but the options are heavily tilted to Germany.
Favorite Dish: Roast duck, done to perfection. The latkes were a big hit as well
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