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W4098 S Shore Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
262-245-5689
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Ranked #25 of 79 Restaurants in Lake Geneva
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Additional Information about Mars Restaurant

Address: W4098 S Shore Dr, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone Number: 262-245-5689
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Lake Geneva
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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