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“Best Ribs in Town???” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mars Restaurant

Mars Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 94 Restaurants in Lake Geneva
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Illinois
1 review
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“Best Ribs in Town???”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2008

Unfortanately, we won't be back to Mars anytime soon after this weekend..........our waitress was very rude and short.........no personality! Our food was not very good and came out with hair in it.... not just in one dish - two of the six dishes! Thanks but not the best Ribs in town......

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A "Must Go" Every Time We're Up There!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2008

Mars is a wonderful little restaurant with reasonable prices, extremely friendly staff and the BEST ribs. Every time we're up at the lake we plan a dinner at Mars and we've never been disappointed.

I'd recommend going for "early dinner" (5:00ish) because the waiting line gets longer the later you eat. There are lots of seats near the windows and it's a great place to watch the lake action, listen to the live piano and sip a glass of Pinot Noir!

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Delavan, Wi
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Gag me with a spoon!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2008

this is a dirty, filthy bar restaurant in a great location. You can sit on the deck and look at Lake Como..
I had a cheeseburger there and they put fake cheese on it from a bottle.. I sent it back and didn't eat at all.. after all this is Wisconsin, America's Dairyland.. and I couldn't even get real chees on my burger!

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Roselle Illinois
1 review
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“Unique fun atmosphere with a local flavor.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2008

My wife and I discovered Mars (no, not the planet) a few years ago while out walking. Hidden away from the beaten track it is a gem in it's own right. Catering to the locality, casual tourists, plus residents dropping in from the nearby condos and hotels, it provides a different flavor of entertainment than the usual bar/restaurants and tourist spots. The food is not gourmet but wholesome and good value. The staff are attentive and willing to make you happy. The decor is fairly basic with rustic elements, and the bar is built so it can be surrounded by patrons. Off to one side is a piano shaped bar area, with a piano and resident pianist in a pit playing and singing requests or well know songs. She often encourages customers to try their vocals to entertain their own little group and unfortunately, sometimes "entertain" the rest of the customers. There are many more great to fair performances than bad, and it is all just good fun. Even if you just want to people watch Mars can be entertaining. These is a lakeside deck that is wonderful some evenings. All in all we will go back again and again and we get what we expect, an evening of mixed entertainment and some conversations with whoever is next to us at the bar.

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Lake Genevea
1 review
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“MY fav place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2008

Many people may think Mars is a dirty place but really its not. When you walk in you feel like your at home. You know every person usually and the servers are really nice. The lake may look like ugh lets never come back but i have a house there and growing up it has been a great expierence mars is a great place. And also the lake is awesome don't judge by the first time you have to be in my place to understand it is a great lake and a great town. Plus there is many things to do!

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