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“Go for the nice lodge feel and good food with a menu that offers good choices”
Review of Whitetail Inn

Whitetail Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Madison, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Go for the nice lodge feel and good food with a menu that offers good choices”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Went on a Thursday night in the quiet season (October). Were it not for a wedding using part of the large, spacious dining area, it would have been perhaps too quiet. The menu offered good options for varied tastes and diets. The service was great, and the food was well prepared.

The building is fitting for the Northwoods environment and the golf course surrounding the dining room adds to the scenic beauty.

  • Visited October 2012
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Shawano, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Hit and miss”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

We went "Up North" for a biking weekend and had a wonderful meal here the first night. Got the Walleye and it was outstanding. Drinks are great, atmosphere is amazing -- the building in and of itself is worth the trip just to see it not to mention the unusual mounted deer on the walls. However, I gave this place a 3 because on our second visit the very next day we ordered their special marinated steak and it was, texturally, somewhere between adequate and shoe leather.
I recommend that you go here to eat but order something other than steak!

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Voltaco
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79 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful building!! Outstanding fiod”
Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

We had a family gathering (8of us) on Friday night. The Walleye was outstanding. The chicken cordon bleu was excellent. Everyone enjoyed their food and the service was excellent!

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2 Thank Mrnjen
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Madison, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

We had dinner at the restaurant and we were pleased with tbe entire expierence. we would recommend to everyone.

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1 Thank Bill M
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Wisconsin
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting for Friday fish fry”
Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

Our family went early on Friday night to try the fish fry at Whitetail Inn. We were not disappointed. The frame of the building was constructed using 200 year-old logs and it was something to see. The dinner was fine. My dad had a sirloin steak sandwich, my daughter a huge half pound burger, I had the rotisserie chicken, and my mom and husband had the fried cod. The meal was timely and the waitress was very attentive. Overall, it was a pleasant evening. But, the next time we are in the area we might try somewhere else.

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