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Rookery Pub Fine Dining

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20100 County Highway M, Cable, WI 54821-4514
+1 715-794-2062
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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I loved the feel of this special little place tucked in the woods, from the native gardens on the outside to the nice pub feel inside! What a pleasant surprise to find in the north woods. I'm picky about my food but was excited to try their grass fed bison burger. It was done to perfection, with an amazing sauce... More 

Thank LakeGirl59
Edina, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

By the reviews I was so excited to come to this restaurant. Now I wish I could erase the memory from my mind. First off the service is terrible, the server smelled like she had a cigarette going in the kitchen and she would go take a few puffs just before she would come me to your table, breathing cigarette... More 

3 Thank CampfirePro23
Austin, Texas
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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The Rookery is so out of place in the Woods it is almost a mirage. Great wait staff. Excellent and friendly bar, outside seating when the weather allows, live music Sundays, wine specials, excellent food and specials. Plus a wonderful Lab who greets you at the door. Bill's okay, too. Best food in the area for many miles. The B... More 

1 Thank Barrett A
Beloit, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

This is one of our favorite spots. We love the food and the people! Enjoy sitting at the bar and talking with the owner Bill and his friendly staff!

Thank Pamela R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

The meal was something I would expect in Chicago or San Francisco. Flavor like I have never experienced, unique, beautiful plates, good service. What a great dining experience.

Thank luvthaoutdoors
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

The Rookery has an amazing gourmet menu and wine list to match ! We loved everything about our evening here. Not to be missed!

Thank Christine H
Hayward, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This was our first visit to the Rookery after hearing great reviews from several friends. My daughter, who is a vegetarian was visiting and we wanted a place that she could find interesting selections as well as us. We also had a 10 month baby with us. It could not have been a better experience. Our waitress was so kind... More 

Thank Sandi M
Hayward, WI
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

An outstanding restaurant with a variety of innovative and delicious options. Food is always fresh and prepared to perfection.

Thank GhostLakeLodge
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121 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

From the friendly greeting to the cordial goodbyes, this was a great place to dine. There is an excellent selection of dinners, friendly service and romantic ambience. Count on a very pleasurable dining experience.

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great food, and excellent service. Our waitress was funny and on the spot with anything we needed. The owner was there and attentive. The food was excellent. I had the seafood risotto and the scallops and shrimp were done to perfection. A great meal, wonderful atmosphere, and well worth the price!

Thank vikesmike

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $45
American, Vegetarian, Seafood, Healthy
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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
Five-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. We're the only restaurant in the area named to TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame as a Five-Time Certificate of Excellence winner, and also the only one to be 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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