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August 22, 2017

Your Guide to Wisconsin’s Best Waterfront Dining Destinations

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Table with a view

Food always tastes better when paired with beautiful scenery. Wisconsin is home to waterfront establishments where the views and the food are simply delicious. Head to one of these restaurants and enjoy a night out with friends, a romantic dinner for two or simply end the day with an unforgettable meal and an amazing sunset. Here are some destinations where the views are as tasty as the entrees. Your table is waiting.

Stevens Point Area

Home to the iconic Wisconsin River, Lake DuBay, and more than 40 other rivers, lakes, streams, and flowages, the Stevens Point Area has numerous places to enjoy an outdoor meal. You’ll find upscale dining, bar & grills, coffee shops and cafes on or near the water’s edge. The area is popular with boaters and paddlers and fisherman here catch everything from musky to channel catfish. Plan your next watery adventure before dessert! (See waterfront restaurant listings below).

Vilas County

There are 1,300 lakes in Vilas County, not to mention 73 rivers and streams. You can barely drive a country mile in this place without catching a view of a beautiful Northwoods lake. So, if you’re looking for waterfront dining, you’ll find plenty of options. Vilas County is covered by vast forests that are rich in wildlife so you may see loons and ducks enjoying the lake as you enjoy your entrée.

Boulder Junction

The Musky Capital of the World has riverfront dining close to the trails, lodging, and perhaps the next record musky catch! In Sayner-Star Lake, you can enjoy upscale dining with a gorgeous sunset view. Head east to Conover to find waterfront dining near some great outdoor recreation. There are plenty of waterfront dining options in scenic Eagle River and you can also find a meal with a perfect view in St. Germain. (See waterfront restaurant listings below).



Bahamas Lounge – Stevens Point

Bullheads Bar & Grill – Stevens Point

Club 10 – Stevens Point

Dock of DuBay – Lake DuBay

Lakeside Bar – Stevens Point

Landmark Coffeehouse – Amherst

Ruby Coffee Rosters – Nelsonville

Rusty’s Backwater Saloon – Stevens Point

Shipyard Bar & Grill – Lake DuBay

Tiki’s Bar & Grill – Lake DuBay



Bauer’s Dam Resort – Conover

Braywood Resort Bar & Grill – Eagle River

Chanticleer Inn – Eagle River

Dublin Sports Bar – Conover

Eddie B’s White Spruce Restaurant & Tavern – Eagle River

Four Seasons – St. Germain

Headwater’s on the Manitowish River – Boulder Junction

Lumpy’s Sports Bar & Grill – Eagle River

Pirates Hideaway – Eagle River

Pitlik’s Sand Beach Resort – Eagle River

Wild Bear Grill and Pub – Eagle River


August 10, 2017


Pack the doggy’s bag!

Vacations are better with company, so why leave your best friend at home? You can find so many ways to enjoy a Wisconsin getaway with your canine companion—there are plenty of hotels, restaurants, shops, and beaches across the state that welcome four-legged visitors. So, pack the leash, the treats, and the dog bowl and ask your little pal “Want to go for a ride?”

Stevens Point Area

Near the center of Wisconsin, you’ll find plenty to do outdoors with your pooch. Parks like Standing Rocks Park, the George W. Mead Wildlife Area, and the Green Circle Trail welcome dogs. You’ll find nine hotels that allow dogs, four kennels, two pet supply retailers and some tasty, pet-friendly dining spots. Enjoy a meal on the patio at Emy J’s or The Hilltop Pub & Grill and grab a pup cup at Belt’s Soft Serve. See dining details here.

Boulder Junction and Vilas County

The Musky Capital of the World™ might as well be called the Husky Capital of the World. There are lodging establishments that welcome dogs in the heart of Boulder Junction, as well as nearby cabins and resorts nestled in the beautiful forests throughout Vilas County. You’ll also find pet-friendly parks like Boulder Junction Winter Park and Nichols Beach.


This community is known for its great shopping, so it’s the perfect place to pamper your pet. There are several dog-friendly retailers and doggy daycare businesses at your service, as well as two dog parks. Leashed dogs are welcome on all of Middleton’s award-winning trails.

West Bend

Minutes from Milwaukee, West Bend is your convenient canine getaway. The community has pet-friendly lodging, outdoor dining that accommodates pets, and pets are allowed in Ridge Run Park as well as all Washington County parks. Take your dog geocaching–West Bend is the Geocaching Capital of the Midwest™ and your pooch can help you sniff out those hidden caches!