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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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    Very good
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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
Surprising spot in Northern Wisconsin woods

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Jim S
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Patagonia, Arizona
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Patagonia, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
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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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had a group of 15 that went to the Rookery for a late lunch and to hear Ian and Sean perform. We were pleasantly surprised by the father/son duo. They played the entire time we were there. The two of them played timeless music, displaying tons of talent. We also enjoyed the varied menu with everything from fish tacos... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We have visited the Rookery Pub about 4 times and each one has been a great experience. The flavor is outstanding, all cooked with fine and fresh ingredients and served in an attractive presentation. It is great to find a place like this in a remote location. Definitely recommended, we're sure going back, regardless of our 4 hour drive to... More 

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Quad Cities, IL
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The food is very good here. Everything is a la carte. Pretty location and Sunday afternoon music venue outside. Nice garden surrounded by forest. Be prepared, drinks and a full dinner will be a bit costly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is an upscale restaurant that offers the finest food on the lake. It is refined dining with a slow deliberate pace. A good wine list to boot. Do not mistake this for a beer and pizza bar.

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Stacy, Minnesota
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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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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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