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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: Five-Time Winner & Member of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence...
Five-Time Winner & Member of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame, 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 vicinity. We're the only restaurant in the area named to TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame as a Five-Time Certificate of Excellence winner, and also the only one to be AAA Three Diamond Approved. Actually many of our guests from much larger communities with dozens of great restaurants tell us we're their favorite anywhere. But it's not just exceptional food 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 meal why worry about driving somewhere else to spend the night? Instead feel free to polish off that wonderful bottle of wine or enjoy an after dinner libation. 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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  • 7
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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
Great Northwoods food!

This is one of our favorite spots. We love the food and the people! Enjoy sitting at the bar and talking with the owner Bill and his friendly staff!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Pamela R
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Beloit, Wisconsin
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Beloit, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite spots. We love the food and the people! Enjoy sitting at the bar and talking with the owner Bill and his friendly staff!

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Thank Pamela R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The meal was something I would expect in Chicago or San Francisco. Flavor like I have never experienced, unique, beautiful plates, good service. What a great dining experience.

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Thank luvthaoutdoors
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

The Rookery has an amazing gourmet menu and wine list to match ! We loved everything about our evening here. Not to be missed!

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Thank Christine H
Hayward, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This was our first visit to the Rookery after hearing great reviews from several friends. My daughter, who is a vegetarian was visiting and we wanted a place that she could find interesting selections as well as us. We also had a 10 month baby with us. It could not have been a better experience. Our waitress was so kind... More 

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Thank Sandi M
Hayward, WI
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

An outstanding restaurant with a variety of innovative and delicious options. Food is always fresh and prepared to perfection.

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Thank GhostLakeLodge
HAM LAKE
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115 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

From the friendly greeting to the cordial goodbyes, this was a great place to dine. There is an excellent selection of dinners, friendly service and romantic ambience. Count on a very pleasurable dining experience.

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Thank NORMAN B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great food, and excellent service. Our waitress was funny and on the spot with anything we needed. The owner was there and attentive. The food was excellent. I had the seafood risotto and the scallops and shrimp were done to perfection. A great meal, wonderful atmosphere, and well worth the price!

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Thank vikesmike
Wabasha, Minnesota, United States
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I first dined here three years ago. The food was good, the ambience was fine, and I felt we received our money's worth. Unfortunately, things fell far short tonight. It started poorly when I had to ask the waitress to wipe down the seat of the booth because there were obvious splashes of food or drink on... More 

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3 Thank Jennifer P
St. Paul, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Service was slow at first. Took 35 minutes to get our appetizer but our entrees arrived fairly soon after. We had the bluegills appetizer. The fish was delicious but while my husband liked the wakame, I wasn't that crazy about it. I had the Mango Seafood Curry for my main course. The scallops were huge and prepared perfectly but the... More 

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1 Thank cjl77
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

What a wonderful surprise to find a restaurant of this caliber in tiny Cable, Wisconsin! As an added bonus, it was located in the same lodge where we spent two nights. The food was amazing (albeit a bit pricey) and the service was excellent. This is the kind of restaurant one might expect to find in New York City!

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings

Description

Five-Time Winner & Member of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame, 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 vicinity. We're the only restaurant in the area named to TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame as a Five-Time Certificate of Excellence winner, and also the only one to be AAA Three Diamond Approved. Actually many of our guests from much larger communities with dozens of great restaurants tell us we're their favorite anywhere. But it's not just exceptional food 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 meal why worry about driving somewhere else to spend the night? Instead feel free to polish off that wonderful bottle of wine or enjoy an after dinner libation. 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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