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Unique place!

Stopped in to check the place out because they advertised bison and alligator meat. Smaller than I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Franklin, Wisconsin
Unique stop

Starting as a fish shop the owner has expanded to include all kinds of specialty items. Something... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in to check the place out because they advertised bison and alligator meat. Smaller than I expected but took home some alligator jerky that was delicious. Wish I would have bought more. They even sell turtle shells, heads and claws if your interested.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank knutson2016
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Starting as a fish shop the owner has expanded to include all kinds of specialty items. Something different every time I walk in there. You can spend all kinds of time just looking at the cool items in the store. If Mike is in he...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Riv_Rat66
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to get some local food to snack on and wildlife to cook up. Great staff and beautiful building with historical displays. Great cheese and dips along with gator jerky and more! Have been a couple of times and looking forward to going back!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Prodiver1812
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Not many places like this anymore. Fresh fish from the river right into the smoker. Turtle meat and smoked catfish are just a few items. Many other fish to choose from. Worth the drive and many motels in area to stay at.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank fishindude2015
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Okay so this place is a hoot. Get some crab dip and some deviled shrimp which are family recipes of the owner I think. I always bring some back home. There’s a lot of stuff - really weird stuff - that I wouldn’t eat here...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tetonsnow
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Lots of great smoke foods!!! Good cheeses and you’ll find all sorts of odd souvenirs. They have some samples out so you can try them. You can even find snapping turtle meat!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank stephaniek600
Reviewed August 27, 2018

You have to see this store. Photos of monster fish paper the walls, many caught by owner Mike Valley. Rare products, including fresh smoked fish. The cheese selection is wide, and Thursday afternoon is when you can get squeaky fresh cheese curds! Look for Classic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank ddhitchcock
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Our family does not like fish but the cheese is worth it! Interesting store that is worth a visit. Store is a must when visiting the area

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JillB360
Reviewed June 9, 2018

This place is GREAT! We stopped last minute and the staff accommodated us w/o hesitation! We bought many different jerky and cheese curds. All were delicious!...nice and fresh! Staff is super friendly and helpful! Will definitely go back even if it is out of my...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank victoriah788
Reviewed June 4, 2018

We stopped on Memorial Day weekend to get out of the heat. The place was great. Tons of meat and cheese options (very interesting ones like alligator). We purchased some smoked cheese and it was amazing. I definitely recommend this unique shop as a must...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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