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  • Post #61 - July 6th, 2022, 5:05 pm
    Post #61 - July 6th, 2022, 5:05 pm Post #61 - July 6th, 2022, 5:05 pm
    Why people still go to Popyes boggles my mind. The view is great! That's it. Plenty of great local spots in LG/Walworth County. Champs has better food.
  • Post #62 - July 7th, 2022, 2:22 pm
    Post #62 - July 7th, 2022, 2:22 pm Post #62 - July 7th, 2022, 2:22 pm
    JoelF wrote:
    dirtyappraiser wrote:A few miles west on Lake Como is Mars Resort. This is Wisconsin Supper Club. It has a spectacular deck and bar with scenic view of Lake Como amd Geneva National. There is often times live music, Friday Fish fry, and Saturday Prime Rib special. Was there on Saturday afternoon for a late lunch with my bride and we sat on the deck. We had a couple of Vodka and Sodas, 2 spotted cows, grilled shrimp, and steak tacos. Service was awesome and food was very good. Price was right too.

    Mars is indeed excellent, but the wait time (no reservations) on a Friday can be absurd. Luckily they also do their fish fry on Wednesday too, if you're up there midweek.

    We've tried a couple other places for fish fry: The Abbey (Fontana) used to do a great job, offering cod, walleye or perch, broiled or fried, fries, sweet potato fries, or potato pancakes, AYCE but their service was always, and I mean always awful. They've since dropped the AYCE, not going back.

    The last place we tried was The Watershed in Delevan. Decent food, AYCE for cod but not perch, a little slow service but who's in a hurry?
    The Watershed
    4009 S Shore Dr, Delavan, WI 53115
    http://www.watershedsaloon.com/
    +12627256445

    Other favorites: Daddy Maxwell's (The Igloo) in Williams Bay -- great breakfasts, but they just lost the woman who made all their pies and pastries for decades. Taqueria El Gallo de Oro -- decent Mexican (but it's been a couple years), about a half mile north of Rt 50 on Broad/Williams in Geneva.


    Here's a tip for Mars during the summer. Go, get on the list, buy a drink and go outside to the Mars Pontoon and their captain will take you for a nice complimentary ride on Lake Como.

    Also, last winter we did a Wisconsin old fashioned bar crawl in and around Lake Delavan. From what I remember, Jonathon's on Brick Street, Delavan won. The Watershed was a close second, and Wisco Bar and Grill also in downtown Delavan was third. However, results may have been a little muddled.
  • Post #63 - November 21st, 2022, 8:27 am
    Post #63 - November 21st, 2022, 8:27 am Post #63 - November 21st, 2022, 8:27 am
    Met some friends at Fire2Fork in Delavan over the weekend. Very pleasantly surprised. Nice space with a farm-to-table approach (including locally-sourced beef). Very meat-centric, they have a large open kitchen with an Argentine grill over hardwood. Also has very good wood-fired pizzas and a decent assortment of burgers. Great cocktail menu. Quick trip from Lake Geneva and a far cry better than anything I've eaten there recently. Was very tempted by the blackened walleye special, but I passed.

    https://fire2fork.com/

    Also, while not technically a Lake Geneva area spot, we had brunch at the Red Oak in Bristol a few months back. Also avidly farm-to-table (our server reminded me of the scene in Portlandia where the server identified the chicken by name). Baked goods are all homemade and everything was delicious.

    http://theredoakrestaurant.com/
  • Post #64 - November 21st, 2022, 9:15 am
    Post #64 - November 21st, 2022, 9:15 am Post #64 - November 21st, 2022, 9:15 am
    Spent some time in Lake Geneva last month and my advice would be to pack a lunch. :lol: Even with low expectations, I was surprised by how crappy the offerings generally were. I realize this post is not helpful but since the thread came up, it made me feel like I had to vent. Now, hopefully, back to more helpful posts. :oops:

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #65 - November 21st, 2022, 9:30 am
    Post #65 - November 21st, 2022, 9:30 am Post #65 - November 21st, 2022, 9:30 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Spent some time in Lake Geneva last month and my advice would be to pack a lunch. :lol: Even with low expectations, I was surprised by how crappy the offerings generally were. I realize this post is not helpful but since the thread came up, it made me feel like I had to vent. Now, hopefully, back to more helpful posts. :oops:

    =R=


    As noted above, the best spots in Lake Geneva aren't in Lake Geneva. My wife also raves about Hazel's in Hebron (about a 15 minute drive). Great breakfast/lunch with lots of house-baked breads/pastries.

    https://hazelsdiner.com/menu/

    And for old-school fish fry or supper-club-ish offerings, Crandall's, also in Hebron, is similarly close by.

    https://crandallschicken.com/menu/

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