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“A favorite stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Refuge

The Refuge
Ranked #4 of 42 Restaurants in Antigo
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Clintonville, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A favorite stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

While not frequent travelers to the Antigo area, my wife do manage to make a half dozen or so trips a year through this friendly northern Wisconsin town. When we're hungry, our restaurant of choice is The Refuge, located just off of Highway 45 on the north end of town. It's convenient location is just another plus as the food and service has always been great as well. The menu has a wide variety of sandwiches and entrees for all tastes including ribs and pasta specialties. The rueben sandwich is outstanding and a favorite of mine. Sandwiches come with home made chips or you can "upgrade" to fries for a bit more. Desserts are outstanding as well. If your a fisherman, be sure to stroll into the bar and check out the replica mounts of nearly every species of Wisconsin state record game fish.

  • Visited December 2012
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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161 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Great Central WI Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Great restaurant in Antigo. Northwoods environment- mounted fish, whitetails- clean bar area, and nice dining room with a fireplace. Warm atmoshphere, friendly people. Oh yeah, the food is always great. Fish fry the last time- excellent! Worth a stop

  • Visited November 2012
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Aurora, Illinois
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Uneven service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

I have eaten here on several other occasions with no issues, but this time the server was indifferent and the food had issues. We had to catch another server because 2 out of 3 steaks were not cooked the way we asked for. The server never offered us refills of our drinks and the steaks were still undercooked for us when we received them back. At least on this trip, it was not worth the money. It is on the expensive side.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank travelnscrap
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Chicago, Illinois
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356 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“It's a Winner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

A very pleasant surprise. Large restaurant and bar area with ambiance. Reasonable prices on a large menu. The waitress talked me into the Tequila Chicken pasta; and it was good. The fish and steaks also were very tempting. The alcohol selection is decent. The wait staff was friendly.
And as someone reviewed, the wild rice soup is good, but a tad salty.
The fresh bread and oil was a welcome start. With out a doubt, I'll be back.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank B W
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Thought was just a bar with food....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

.... but was wrong. Large facility that had a huge sports bar area and also a nice "Northwoods feel" supper club atmosphere on the other side.

Food was well apportioned and priced reasonable. Nice variety and you will not leave hungry. Kid and family friendly as well as a nice romantic touch if you get off in a corner to yourselves.

Absolutely would recommend for a nice non-chain meal but not at a big cost.

Visited September 2012
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