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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really like the u fried fish fry

If you get tired of the same old fish fry every Friday night give these guys a try. They have fresh fish flown in and it's cooked appropriately. I always go when they have halibut, it's such good fish. I've had steaks here as well and they are very good. It's a nice classy place and a welcome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you get tired of the same old fish fry every Friday night give these guys a try. They have fresh fish flown in and it's cooked appropriately. I always go when they have halibut, it's such good fish. I've had steaks here as well and they are very good. It's a nice classy place and a welcome change from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited the Rookery on a Thursday evening. There were only 4 parties in the restaurant during our visit. Ten minutes after we were seated, our server came to our table. We ordered drinks and the blue gill appetizer. Ten minutes later, our drinks arrived. After another 20 minutes, we were told they were out of blue gills. Really? It... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and I had dinner there this past Saturday evening and one word sums up our experience....WOW! First be sure to go when you have time to relax, breath and soak up the ambience of this fine establishment. It's 5-star food that is prepared to perfection (that takes time). I had the Bison and my wife had the Pheasant.... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The service was extremely disappointing. It was a very long wait for our dinner, and when we inquired about the timing, the waitress never returned with an update. Everyone was friendly, something was off tonight. Very glad the food was amazing, which countered the overall experience.

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Park Rapids, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A delightful lunch and drinks, with live music, under a tent on a warm Sunday afternoon - a perfect summer day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a great find. On our last night in Cable we decided to try the Rookery. It had been a cloudy day and there had also been some rain so we wanted to cheer up. We passed the sign for this restaurant on our way to and from Cable while visiting camping friends at the State Park. We were warmly... More 

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Patagonia, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A very surprising spot in the Northern Wisconsin woods. Amazing new decor in what looks like an old resort building, a nice little bar which stands out in a state of many bars with its decor and selection, and a extremely good restaurant with local food and good service. A unique experience in the North woods!

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Laurel, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Dining at the Rookery is always a highlight of our vacation in northern Wisconsin. There is simply nothing like it in the area. The food is gourmet, fresh, and often local; the service is excellent, and the atmosphere just can't be beat! Dining surrounded by wall-size canvas prints of wildlife photos is just awesome! Can't wait to go back!

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

When we walked in we were immediately greeted by a large, black dog. Before I realized he was so close, he slobbered all over my hand! Dogs do not belong in a setting where drinks & food are being served. My husband ordered the Rookery salad; it was fantastic. I ordered the gazpacho, fantastic. We decided to share the largest... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have a cabin in the area, and eat at the Rookery at least two or three times a year. It is excellent food, never overcrowded, and service is first class.

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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, Pub, Healthy

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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, Pub, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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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