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Shady Sue's

Hwy.17, Rhinelander, WI
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Ranked #5 of 53 restaurants in Rhinelander
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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24 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Minocqua, Wisconsin, Usa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We enjoy a good tenderloin or prime rib when we dine out: Shady Sue's is by far the best! We travel and hour and a half round trip just to eat there! Be sure to make reservations as they do get very busy. My husband is a rather large guy, so for him to leave a restaurant full is quite... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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128 reviews 128 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

On a tip from Sheraton Madison desk clerk, stopped here on way north for dinner pan-fried walleye. Nice sized portion, lightly pan-fried, fairly priced. Ordered the twice-baked potato (a rare item in a restaurant). Their drink menu has Golden Cadillacs and Pink Squirrels...I used to make those many years ago. Blast from the past. Locals place. Friendly, quick service. Would... More

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Arena, Wisconsin, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Small Place Great food ate there two nights of the four I spent in Rhinelander Staek one night fish the next drings were great and they do have high end vodka and bourbon on hand for a great price

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My husband's family has been frequenting this restaurant-then known as South 17-since the 1940s. It is a typical supper club set-up: horseshoe bar surrounded by about eight tables. In the summer you can dine in the Sugar Shack, a screened in gazebo a few steps from the restaurant. The chef is the owner, so you can count on excellent pan-fried... More

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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Wonderful small restaurant. Bartender knows how to make a good drink. But the real treat... Roasted garlic filled tenderloin steak with twice baked potatoes. Wonderful meal in an excellent north woods restaurant.

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Pelican Lake, Wisconsin
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We visited Shady Sue's on a chilly Tuesday night in December. It was quiet and we were thankful as it gave us a chance to chat with the friendly bartender and people around us. Everyone was very friendly and warm - very easy to start up a conversation at the bar! The atmosphere was perfect for a below-zero evening -... More

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I visited Shady Sue's with a group of people on a Saturday night in October. The restaurant is very tiny; the horseshoe shaped bar takes up much of the room and there are tables around the outside of the bar. The decor was typical supper club style and the clientele seemed to be mostly older people. While we waited for... More

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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166 reviews 166 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Went for fishfry on a Friday nite. It was ok. Small portions and not bottomless like many places in Northwoods. The bread that was served however was OUTSTANDING. Hot, thick, crusty with caroway seeds. The Creme Brule for desert was also outstanding. The clam chowder was average..not much clam. If it had not been for the bread, I would have... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Great hidden jem. Great food, wonderful appetizers. Small dining area great bar! Love the atmosphere!

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Harshaw, Wisconsin
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173 reviews 173 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Shady Sue's continues to deliver good food, a creative menu and great drinks for a very resonable price. Tips: Make Reservations if possible - the venue is small and there really isn't any place to wait for a table. Desserts - They are great, but be sure to ask the price because desert prices are not printed on the desert... More

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