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Mars Restaurant
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W4098 S Shore Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
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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
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Nice little waterfront escape in Como

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
pologuymanager
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Elmhurst IL
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Elmhurst IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Love Joy Smith at the piano bar (and Wayne Mesmer)! Really enjoyed the ribs, grilled shrimp, pork chops, bratwurst!

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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is an old-time Wisconsin restaurant. Don't expect gourmet dining, but do expect good, down-home cooking. We hit the Friday-night crowd. Awesome Walleye! (You're in Wisconsin!) The sides were good. The waitress was delightful! The entertainment provided by Joy (and some of her friends) was truly enjoyable. Joy has been there for 28 summer seasons and plans to return next... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Mars Restaurant offers a predictable menu that provides a hungry diner with a good choice of steak, ribs and the obligatory Friday night Fish Fry, but the real attraction awaits just inside the front door, at the Piano Bar. The entertainment is headlined by the great Joy Smith, a veteran of Chicago's Rush Street golden era days on Fridays and... More 

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Round Lake Beach
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It is right on Lake Como, and has a beautiful sunset view. Service good, food was okay, nothing to say to go back for food, but must go back for sunset. Food a little on the pricey side for what you get. I had shrimp and it was very good. I was there with 7 of my sisters, they charge... More 

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Somerset, Wisconsin
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234 reviews 234 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Tuesday's they do a fried Chicken special that my family loves. The chicken is crispy and delicious! The service is always good here and the view of the water is beautiful. I like that is old Wisconsin style with a piano bar. They also have a nice patio area.

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Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love their atmosphere, service and food. View of Lake Como is always nice, no matter what season. We go here often.

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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?