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W4098 S Shore Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
262-245-5689
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food at fair price.

Have been here a few times for lunch and dinner. The building is an old resort but has character. Food is good and prices fair. Kind of a homey and friendly "cheers" atmosphere. Don't know why the negative reviews. I think some comments expect the ritz for a cheap price. If they want the ritz go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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INVERNESS, ILLINOIS
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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INVERNESS, ILLINOIS
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Have been here a few times for lunch and dinner. The building is an old resort but has character. Food is good and prices fair. Kind of a homey and friendly "cheers" atmosphere. Don't know why the negative reviews. I think some comments expect the ritz for a cheap price. If they want the ritz go downtown Lake Geneva to... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Had pretty dull ribs and chicken that must have come from a frozen bag at a discount store. The wine was just a bit better. Not cheap for cheap food. If I go again, it will be just to have a beer and look at the lake. At least there's something positive going for the place. I do appreciate that... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I will never go back to Mars for lunch or dinner. Food was completely overpriced for boxed chicken and ribs that had been sitting too long. Dry. Awful. Never again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The setting was nice, service was great. Food was terrible. I wanted to try another fish fry and found out it was not all you can eat and they served 2 tiny pieces of fish that were dry and no flavor. The potato pancakes were frozen style hash brown patties. The person I was with had grilled chicken sandwich that... More 

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Roselle, Illinois
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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you are hanging around in the Lake Geneva area - do not miss this classic dinner club nestled up to Lake Como! If you stop in on the weekend early - you will see a good number of locals hanging out at the bar enjoying excellent cocktails and really good consistent food! Happy hour is always a great time... More 

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Franklin Park, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Mars was recommended by a friend who lives in the area. If not for that I never would have known Mars was there and it would have remained a secret! It is a small older establishment but as soon as you walk in you feel at home and you been a patron for years. We were met at the door... More 

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Elmhurst IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food was good and great water views from the deck or dining area. We enjoyed the ribs and entertainment.

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Chicago, Illinois
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171 reviews 171 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We usually come a few times a year and ordered the ribs which it is famous for. Outside Summer seating with views on Lake Como. Have been visiting this restaurant few times a year for the past 20 or more years.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Mars has been in business and run by the same family for a long time. The food is always good as is the service. The place is small and the bar takes up a big chunk, right out of the middle, of the room. Thank goodness there is no more smoking inside public places!!!! There are two TVs and a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My wife and I were in Lake Geneva on a Saturday and could not decide on a restaurant as none of them looked interesting to us. Don't recall how we heard about Mars but boy are we glad we did! As others have said - not easy to find and no signage until you are at the place and nothing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: W4098 S Shore Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Lake Geneva
  • Phone Number: 262-245-5689
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?