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Rookery Pub Fine Dining

20100 County Highway M, Cable, WI 54821-4514
+1 715-794-2062
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good7%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (16 reviews)
“fresh fish” (7 reviews)
“scallops” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
20100 County Highway M, Cable, WI 54821-4514
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Don't let the the word "pub" mislead you. This is a refreshing alternative to both pub food and other area restaurants. The decor is casual contemporary, and the waitstaff is knowledgeable and attentive. We sampled only hors d'oeuvres, but they were inventive and satisfying. The...More

1  Thank Judith B
Reviewed August 19, 2012

My husband and I just ate here last night. We had the asparagus and corn soup of the day, the rookery salad, walleye tacos with mango salsa, rainbow trout entree with lemon sauce, strawberry and vanilla cream cake as well as a wine, a cola,...More

1  Thank spinachlover
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Fennel crusted pork loin my favorite. Best appetizer is the thai pork tostado. Sign up for their emailing to get notice of the fresh fish every week.

1  Thank n s
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Dined on Friday 07/20/2012 We were guests of the Cable Nature lodge, the Rookery Pub is in the lower level of the same building. I have to say the bar is pretty nice but the restaurant is mediocre/poor at best. The place stresses the need...More

9  Thank Bill B
Bill B, Owner at Rookery Pub Fine Dining, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2012

Wow! It seems the only thing this review fails to pile on is the kitchen sink. Out of chicken on a Friday night? Guilty! Here in the Northwoods we get food deliveries just twice a week and we neglected to include chicken in our pre-weekend...More

Reviewed August 2, 2012

Surprising sophisticated menu in the rural woods of northern Wisconsin. Fish was perfect and the dishes were creative. Excellent wine list. We recommend this highly!

Thank MercatorSarasotaFL
Reviewed July 30, 2012

My wife and I and another couple ate here Sat. night. Had reservations and got seated immediately upon entering. Found the portraits and ambiance to be very good. Ordered drinks and an appetizer and then our meals. The appetizer, spinach artichoke dip was very good....More

6  Thank Rookercj
Reviewed July 29, 2012

We have been going up to Lake Namakagon every year for 35 years. Decided to try the Rookery Pub for dinner since we always have the fish fry somewhere on the lake. The meal was wonderful and so was the atmosphere! We will definitely be...More

Thank Ksaunoris
Reviewed July 21, 2012

Everything about our dinner was superb. Our rib-eye steaks were prepared perfectly. The grilled vegetable combo was a welcome change from the usual boring vegetables. Finally, we found an excellent restaurant in the area.

1  Thank chloeWisconsin
Reviewed July 9, 2012

It is so wonderful to find restaurants in the area that have such diverse menus. I spent a lovely afternoon listening to music and enjoying the atmosphere and cuisine in the out of doors. What a lovely restaurant inside also.

Thank Twila K
Reviewed July 5, 2012

A true gem of a restaurant, maybe the best restaurant we've enjoyed in 40 years of visiting & living in the Hayward, WI area. It has been on our list of restaurants to try for a year or two. But this was the first visit....More

1  Thank WMV2
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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, Local cuisine, 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
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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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