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Rookery Pub Fine Dining

20100 County Highway M, Cable, WI 54821-4514
+1 715-794-2062
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good7%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“risotto” (8 reviews)
“steak” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
20100 County Highway M, Cable, WI 54821-4514
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is disappointing. The dessert was literally frozen from the box pre made sadness. Marketing your place as fine dining comes along with the expectation that you fulfill promise. The food was ok, ambiance was blah, service was not fine dining. Only thing that...More

1  Thank CampfirePro23
Reviewed May 27, 2018

We are always greeted with friendly faces, enjoy a cocktail at the bar before we are seated. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, a interesting menu, we enjoyed roasted pheasant and fennel crusted pork on this visit, both were well prepared and presented, and can...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed February 26, 2018

This place is really neat. The atmosphere of the bar and dining room make it feel so relaxed. They had Willett bourbon behind the bar and the bartender was very helpful. The menu here is quite good, we wanted to try everything. For starters we...More

Thank vhgolf
Reviewed January 9, 2018

Excellent food with a wide variety of choices! My boy friend and I had an absolutely wonderful meal of steak risotto, curry seafood, and finished dinner off with a flourless chocolate cake! We also had the caesar salad, which was good, but had a lot...More

Thank alexa011
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We have eaten at The Rookery many times and were not disappointed two weeks ago when we had the Halibut with orange Hollandaise sauce which was fantastic. Becky our server was wonderful.

Thank OtooleQuinlan
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

We have been to the Rookery before several years ago and we're so glad to find that it was open on our recent visit up north it is a small restaurant but very classy. The northern pike was outstanding and I was very surprised to...More

Thank Marge S
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

We've eaten there several times in the past, last night had the grouper special...it and the sides were very disappointing! Not close to it's usual standards.

3  Thank Tom-Cassie G
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This was a nice little spot. It has laminate tables, so in my opinion not fine. Our steaks were a little under seasoned, but good. Our appetizer was very tasty, and the wine list is good. The staff was very nice as well!

2  Thank mmorgan148
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

We were here a few years ago and we're blown away!! But not so much now. The menu reads like it's from a retirement home...everything is with "seasonal vegetables" and "potato du jour", whatever that means. The fish"Unfry" that they tout as being so original...More

3  Thank luvthaoutdoors
Bill B, Owner at Rookery Pub Fine Dining, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2017

Apparently these guests have dined with us just twice in several years. We’re happy of course they were “blown away” the first time. And we very much regret they were disappointed the second. But that small sample set hardly justifies such a sweeping generalization that...More

Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

The food is awesome! We started with the cheese fondue - delicious! We all got different things off the menu for dinner - fish, a vegetarian option and beef and we all we happy with our choices. The staff very nice and we love the...More

Thank chauer35
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Linda H
June 9, 2018|
Response from Bill B |
Yes, our outdoor patio is open to dogs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $45
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20100 County Highway M, Cable, WI 54821-4514
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Cable
  • Phone Number: +1 715-794-2062
  • E-mail
Six-Time Winner & Member of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame, 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 vicinity. In addition to being the only restaurant in the area named to TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame we're also the only one that is AAA Three Diamond Approved. Actually many of our guests from much larger communities with dozens of great restaurants tell us we're their favorite anywhere. But it's not just exceptional food 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 meal why worry about driving somewhere else to spend the night? Instead feel free to polish off that wonderful bottle of wine or enjoy an after dinner libation. 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.
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