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“Intro to a local” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rookery Pub Fine Dining

Rookery Pub Fine Dining
20100 County Highway M, (at Cable Nature Lodge), Cable, WI 54821
+1 715-794-2062
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Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Cable
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Vegetarian, Healthy
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Intro to a local”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

It had been many years since our friend, a local, had stepped into this place. He knew it way back when, and for local standards (he lives on a budget - as most locals do) it was a bit pricey. However we convinced him that the changes have been considerable and it was a pleasant surprise for him to be able to enter the new environment. [We ate from the appetizers menu - it was enough as a lite lunch AND the food is quite good]
On an earlier visit my husband & I were trying for the Sunday afternoon outdoors entertainment. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate, but the entertainers were able to move indoors and we were happily entertained as almost a 'private venue'. Naturally the weather greatly reduced the audience size, so we were lucky to be relatively 'up close & personal'.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Amazing Location, Food, & Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

LOVED the Rookery. It has a casual/fine dining vibe, amazing & original meals, and awesome service from the staff. Warm, friendly, and has a definite focus on art. The art displayed on the walls is absolutely stunning and features local delights. If you stay in Cable, WI, you definitely have to hit the Rookery :)

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Forest Lake, Minnesota
2 reviews
““Highly recommended!””
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Fantastic food..Great Wine.. Super Service! If you can You should Spend a couple of nights at the lodge very quiet great trails and scenery. Recharge with great food and relaxing stay.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Duluth, Minnesota
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Outstanding!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The Rookery is one of the best restaurants we have EVER eaten in and that is saying a lot considering we have eaten in literally hundreds and hundreds of them over the years. First of all, it is a rather new building so everything has a fresh appearance to it. So many times the cleanliness is less than it should be in older restaurants, but the Rookery is very clean and appealing to eat in. To just say the food is great is an understatement. The food is presented in an artful manor meaning it is very appealing to the eye. They have gone out of their way to make the dining experience perfect and I don't use the word perfect lightly. The wait person was wonderful and very informative. There items on the menu that we hadn't run into before and she was great with explaining everything we asked about. Our overall experience was absolutely the best!!
If you are ever in the Cable/Hayward Wi. area, you must go the the Rookery...and to make things even better, you can stay there! they have rooms to rent!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jordan, MN
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Loved the entire menu. Very fresh, healthy, and innovative dishes with combinations that looked so good. It is a smaller restaurant but you can tell it draws people from near & far. Absolutely loved the food and will go back. We also were staying upstairs in the Cable Nature Lodge. Loved that too!

Visited October 2013
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