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Rookery Pub Fine Dining

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20100 County Highway M, (at Cable Nature Lodge), Cable, WI 54821
+1 715-794-2062
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Description: TripAdvisor's #1 Rated Area Restaurant, Rookery Pub Fine Dining offers the...
TripAdvisor's #1 Rated Area Restaurant, Rookery Pub Fine Dining offers the most flavorful and creative cuisine in the Wisconsin Northwoods. The Rookery's ever-changing menu features weekly fresh fish specials, beef & bison steak, specialty salads, housemade soups, and other creative dishes incorporating fresh seasonal ingredients from local producers. Including some of the best vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options you'll find anywhere. Our full bar offers a great selection of regional microbrews, premium liquor, and more than three dozen fine wines. We believe you'll find our cuisine to be second to none in the Cable/Hayward area. In fact, many of our guests from much larger communities with dozens of great restaurants tell us we're their favorite anywhere. In addition to our TripAdvisor #1 ranking we're also the only local restaurant to be AAA Three Diamond Approved. Plus we're Travel Green Wisconsin certified. But it's not only casual gourmet dining at its finest that has earned the Rookery a reputation as one of the most distinctive restaurants in northern Wisconsin. The stunning oversized nature photography prints on canvas that grace the walls of the restaurant lend a unique aura of beauty and serenity to your dining experience. And after a delectable dinner why worry about driving? Instead feel free to polish off that wonderful bottle of wine. Knowing you can simply walk upstairs to spend the night in one of the finest guest rooms in the area. The Rookery and Cable Nature Lodge are located just seven miles east of Cable, on County Hwy M in the heart of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best food around

We have been there several times now and have enjoyed the wonderful menu and Ambience.always delicious never been disappointed yet. If in the area I would recommend especially for couples.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Azd5
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Stacy, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Stacy, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have been there several times now and have enjoyed the wonderful menu and Ambience.always delicious never been disappointed yet. If in the area I would recommend especially for couples.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We always come up for the Weenie Roast (snowmobile races in March). The first year attending, we stayed at the Nature Lodge. The lodge was amazing, quiet and cozy! We ate at the Rookery while we were there and the food was AMAZING! 5 star food in the middle of nowhere! The ambiance only adds to the entire experience!! It... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My family and I love the Rookery. It's a healthy and delicious option for a good meal up at the lake. The chicken wild rice soup is always a favorite, but I've never been disappointed by an item on the menu. Always fresh and well prepared. The atmosphere is very cozy--perfect for a meal with friends and family after a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

My family and I (4 of us) went to the rookery for their 5 course prefixed New Years eve meal. At $100 a head we had high hopes. It was incredibly disappointing. Every single dish was cold, the duck course was raw & inedible, so was the creme brûlée dessert! They also forgot the lobster tail which accompanied the main... More 

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Bill B, Owner at Rookery Pub Fine Dining, responded to this review

This review is very surprising to us. Not only because the other feedback we received about our five course New Year's Eve dinner attended by more than 70 guests was overwhelmingly positive. But also because the server who waited on this particular party truly thought they went away happy. It is true the lobster was inadvertently left off their plates... More 

Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 39th anniversary here. I had the special which was Cornish game hen...it was perfect...with enough left for lunch the next day. The restaurant was so cozy on a snowy night with a fire going...people were so friendly...Just a delight!

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Hayward, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Went on Xmas Eve this year. Checked out the menu online before we went and had our choices narrowed down to a few. The waitress helped us make our final decisions and we were very pleased all around. The flavor and freshness shined through. Atmosphere was pleasant and was impressed with all the gluten-free options.

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Hartland, Wisconsin, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Nice ambience, fantastic preparations, solid service at a reasonable price point. The menu is varied and the sauces supreme. The Rookery is simply not to be missed.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

It is amazing to find such a wonderful restaurant in northern Wisconsin. The food is made very well with good fresh ingredients. I love the new portobello dish. Very tasty! You can find options for vegans, vegetarians and of course meat eaters. It is the best food that we have had for dinner in that area in the past 7... More 

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madison
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Being greeted by a sweet black lab as I walked into the restaurant probably predisposed me to love the place! We entered by walking past a lovely outdoor seating area where we would have loved to eat if it hadn't been raining and wasn't mid-October in Northern Wisconsin! The food was different than the usual North Woods Supper Club Fare... More 

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Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Rookery is simply one of the best dining experiences to be found anywhere , but to find it outside of tiny Cable Wi is truly extraordinary. We have enjoyed many dinners here including most menu items. The last time my husband had the pan seared pheasant. He said it was undoubtedly the best pheasant he has ever eaten anywhere.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20100 County Highway M, (at Cable Nature Lodge), Cable, WI 54821
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Cable
  • Phone Number: +1 715-794-2062

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

TripAdvisor's #1 Rated Area Restaurant, Rookery Pub Fine Dining offers the most flavorful and creative cuisine in the Wisconsin Northwoods. The Rookery's ever-changing menu features weekly fresh fish specials, beef & bison steak, specialty salads, housemade soups, and other creative dishes incorporating fresh seasonal ingredients from local producers. Including some of the best vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options you'll find anywhere. Our full bar offers a great selection of regional microbrews, premium liquor, and more than three dozen fine wines. We believe you'll find our cuisine to be second to none in the Cable/Hayward area. In fact, many of our guests from much larger communities with dozens of great restaurants tell us we're their favorite anywhere. In addition to our TripAdvisor #1 ranking we're also the only local restaurant to be AAA Three Diamond Approved. Plus we're Travel Green Wisconsin certified. But it's not only casual gourmet dining at its finest that has earned the Rookery a reputation as one of the most distinctive restaurants in northern Wisconsin. The stunning oversized nature photography prints on canvas that grace the walls of the restaurant lend a unique aura of beauty and serenity to your dining experience. And after a delectable dinner why worry about driving? Instead feel free to polish off that wonderful bottle of wine. Knowing you can simply walk upstairs to spend the night in one of the finest guest rooms in the area. The Rookery and Cable Nature Lodge are located just seven miles east of Cable, on County Hwy M in the heart of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

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