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Rookery Pub Fine Dining

20100 County Highway M, (at Cable Nature Lodge), Cable, WI 54821
+1 715-794-2062
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Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Cable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Healthy
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Hartland, Wisconsin, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
2 reviews
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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Merrillan, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great service & mouthwatering food that will definitely bring you back! Love the well trained pooch that hangs by the bar.

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Fitchburg, WI
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

What a fantastic place for dinner. The chef prepares wonderful dishes with amazing sides. Flown-in fresh fish, just - picked veggies, organic beef - what's not to love? Plus the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Wish we lived closer so we could come more often.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I ate at this restaurant 2 nights and had great meals both nights. I had the Canadian Walleye one night, and chicken wild rice soup and scallops appetizer the second night. The meals came with a delicious warm bread. Yum! The atmosphere in the pub is rustic, comfortable, yet with casual elegance. The waitresses were very attentive and friendly. Loved... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our favorite is the Sunday afternoon music and bbq outside in the beautiful northwoods setting. You can even bring your own seat, order a light lunch while listening to music from local bands.

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pine island, minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Thank goodness we spend a lot of time in the Hayward and Cable, WI area in the summer time. I say that because we love to dine out and there is no place we would rather go than the Rookery! Our anniversary dinner there a few weeks ago was as wonderful as ever. We started out with an appetizer, stuffed... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Being a long time summer resident of the Chequamegon Forest , the Rookery is always considered a splurge, with gourmet food offerings from appetizers through the entrees. All that we ordered was well prepared and exquisite. Unfortunately each time we have visited the Rookery, something is off and this last visit it was the service, which unfortunately brought our overall... More 

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Additional Information about Rookery Pub Fine Dining

Address: 20100 County Highway M, (at Cable Nature Lodge), Cable, WI 54821
Phone Number: +1 715-794-2062
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Cable
Average Prices: USD 15 - 45
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Healthy

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