This lunch stop while driving across Wisconsin was just what we needed that day. (Thank-you Trip Advisor!) After almost a week of traveling and some fine dining, the good old-fashioned comfort food here was just perfect. It reminded me of a very large, small town cafe with waitresses that had worked there forever and knew all the regulars. A notable feature (which we missed) was happy hour...pub happy hour (next door) and pie happy hour in the restaurant...I'm not sure which sounded best! A family owned place dating back to the 1930's it still had the old fashioned charm and service (from ladies in dresses). (Note to the reviewer wondering about the pineapple decor, the pineapple is historically a symbol of hospitality.) The menu was pretty diverse, offering several sandwiches, salads and plated options during lunch. Some of the breakfast items were available all day too. My spouse started with the clam chowder and enjoyed it. It was a hot day so he was craving something cool and not too heavy as we still had several miles to drive. The cool salad plate won his vote, with options of chicken, tuna, egg or ham salads (2 scoops same or 2 different) plus cottage cheese and muskmelon. (Really, where else do you find that anymore?) I opted for beans & weenies in the smaller portion (love it when I have that option) which included a dinner roll and salad (I choose the cole slaw) and was supposed to include (mashed?) potato but I asked to substitute the American fried potatoes (from breakfast menu)....YUM! The beans were really good and made from scratch. Being hot and thirsty, I was happy to see a table tent promoting the featured beer...I love this state! We were catching a later lunch and didn't realize they close at 2pm on Mondays, so there was not time (or room) for dessert, but boy did the pies sound good! Next time we pass through, I'm splurging on pie too!
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