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CONTACT Phone: (715) 552-0457 Inter-web: www.volumeone.org Email: mail@volumeone.org PUBLISHER / EDITOR / ETC Nick Meyer MANAGING EDITORS Thom Fountain + Tom Giffey ONLINE EDITOR Mike Paulus RESOURCE & LISTINGS EDITOR Tyler Griggs WEB DEVELOPMENT MASTER Don Ross LISTING TASKFORCE Dustin Hahn + Allison Puestow + Emily Albrent + Katie Bast + Tyler Jennings Henderson PHOTOGRAPHERS Andrea Paulseth + Timothy Mather ADVERTISING MANAGER EMERITUS Shawn Brunner ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES Chase Kunkel + Neil Hodorowski ADVERTISING DESIGNERS Kaitlyn Bryan + Erik Johnson BASIC INFO Eat Scene is published by Volume One – a locally owned, locally operated, and locally focused magazine. Eat Scene is distributed to more than 300 locations in Eau Claire, Menomonie, and Chippewa Falls. RESTAURANT INFO We did our best to include all restaurants in our area. If we missed yours or if you have a new restaurant that you’d like listed in the next issue of Eat Scene, call: (715) 552-0457 or email: mail@volumeone.org. ONLINE DINING GUIDE This guide is available in a highly searchable format on our website at VolumeOne.org. Every restaurant in the valley is listed and up-to-date, plus there are photos, maps/directions, and reviews. ADVERTISING INFO Eat Scene, the best and most complete guide to restaurants in the Chippewa Valley, is read by nearly 50,000 locals and tourists each year. If you’d like to advertise in the next issue, call: (715) 552-0457 or email: advertising@volumeone.org. ON THE COVER Milwaukee Burger Company’s Brown Sugar & Smoked Cheddar Burger (foreground), with classic cheese curds, classic BBQ wings, and the Ballpark Burger (background). Photo by Andrea Paulseth. © 2014 Volume One The writing, artwork, and photography in Eat Scene remain the property of the authors, artists, & photographers. The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the publication or its advertisers.

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YOUR GUIDE TO DINING IN THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY

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RESTAURANT LISTING INDEX

That’s a tasty burger

by the numbers EL PATIO

RESTAURANT LISTINGS

FISH FRY INDEX

OUTDOOR DINING INDEX CONNELL’S

LATE-NIGHT EATS INDEX

VEGETARIAN INDEX

COST-CUTTING COUPONS

DELIVERY INDEX CASA MEXICANA CANCUN

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JAPANESE MEDITERRANEAN Mexican Pizza RAW FOOD Sandwiches/subs Seafood Steakhouse SMOOTHIES Supper Club UPSCALE DINING WORLD

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restaurant quicklists FISH fries OUTDOOR SEATING BREAKFAST/BRUNCH LATE-NIGHT EATS

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That’s A Tasty Burger the best of grilled goodness in the Chippewa Valley ANDREA PAULSETH

Mogie’s Pub

A BURGER IS A BLANK CANVAS. The medium can be shaped and shifted into a small, thin, 69 cent McD’s snack or a grass-fed, organic, fancy entrée. So being the best burger joint in town has nothing to do with how much it costs or whether there’s a sous chef – every burger has its own personality. These three shops had your favorite burgers in our 2013 Best Of The Chippewa Valley Reader’s Poll. COURT’N HOUSE The burgers at Court’n House Bar are the quintessential Wisconsin burger. They’re thin, buttery, greasy and salty. There’s nothing fancy about them – most only come with a handful of ingredients – but they don’t need much to make them good. Add in the atmosphere of the dark, wood-paneled bar and a pint of Spotted Cow and you’ve got a Midwestern experience in a nutshell.

Burger to get: Mel Burger: Mushroom, Olives, American & Swiss Cheese, Bacon MILWAUKEE BURGER COMPANY The burgers at Milwaukee Burger are on the other end of the spectrum from Court’n House. The burgers are plump and juicy, but the real treat is what’s on top: basically anything you ask for. Their burgers are eclectic creations that throw in everything from eggs to cheese curds, building Dogwood-esque sandwiches you can barely wrap your mouth around. You can try out their finely crafted recipes, or suggest your own on their Facebook page, where they take a fan suggested creation and make it a menu item for the month.

Burger to get: Hangover Burger: Cheesy Hashbrowns, Fried Egg, American Cheese MOGIE’S PUB If you like Court’n House for their simple creations and Milwaukee Burger for getting crazy, Mogie’s is the perfect middle. The bar and grill serves up perfectly cooked, thick burgers with fresh, crispy toppings – giving you that perfect crunch a burger should have. You can go simple with just their Pub Burger or go a little crazy if you’d like. And of course, there’s plenty of beer to wash it down with.

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That’s A Tasty Burger Black and Blugold Burger at the Eau Claire Ale House ...yum! Mounds of blue cheese crumbles on a toasted pretzel bun. Ok, now my mouth is watering! –Marcy

WE ASKED OUR READERS on Facebook what your favorite burger in the Chippewa Valley was, and you let us know: FRANK H. ROBINSON

Black and Blue Burger at the Amber Inn. You should probably get a bloody mary while you’re there. –Eliot Court N’ House Bacon Cheeseburger. Sometimes I get a double, take half the meat home and make a 2nd burger it’s sooo good. Nothing beats quality ingredients prepared by one of the grill wizards at ‘The House. –Kevin Amber Inn’s Swiss & Mushroom on whole wheat with wedge fries and BBQ sauce on the side. –Tami Dooley’s. All American. Hands down the best. –Christopher 2/3 lb Cheeseburger from the Menomonie Street Dairy Queen with tomato, bacon, lettuce and pickles. –Jesse Wagner’s Lanes’ Nutty Jalapeño Burger. Weird, but it works really well. –Clint Cowtown Burger at the Livery ...medium rare! -Kathy

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By The Numbers a few stats and tidbits we found interesting while we contacted every one of the Chippewa Valley’s restaurants and bars

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TAP HANDLES

When we update our listings we ask bars how many beers on tap they have. In 2014, we found 1,356 different tap lines in the Chippewa Valley, ranging from one in a bar to 40. Most bars also offer some specialty beers either on tap or in cans and bottles. Now that’s a lot of variety if you’re a big time beer drinker.

BARS

RESTAURANTS

Every year, the Chippewa Valley loses restaurants and gains restaurants, loses bars and gains bars, but we are consistently growing. The number is up this year in both categories slightly. Maybe it’s because our population is growing. Maybe our economy is getting better. Or maybe we’re just plain hungrier.

MOST PROLIFIC RESTAURANT Subway

– the national sandwich chain – beat out Dairy Queen with 13 stores in the confines of the Chippewa Valley.

LITTLE MEXICO? London Road

in south Eau Claire consists of five different Mexican restaurants in about seven blocks. We think that officially makes it a district.

FAMILY STYLE Eight restaurants in the Chippewa Valley are titled as “family restaurants”: Altoona, Randy’s, Menomonie, Chippewa, Chick-A-Dees, 29 Pines, Heckel’s, and American Table.

$7-$13 AVERAGE ENTRÉE COST

An average of the bottom and top end of entrees in the Chippewa Valley puts most meals right around the $10 range. Looking for cheap? Try hot dog stands, fast food, and by-the-slice pizza joints. It’s no surprise the highest-priced entrées are found in fine dining, Italian, and steakhouses.

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OF RESTAURANTS SERVE ALCOHOL Whether it’s a full bar or a cooler of brews, just under half of Chippewa Valley restaurants have alcohol.

All numbers according to Volume One’s counts in the Eat Scene guide and approximations based on that. Think we’re missing something? Email us at mail@volumeone.org or call 715-552-0457.

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Local Listings

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 311 E. Clairemont Ave, Eau

steak and seafood, soup and sandwiches, Cajun and Asian, burgers and pizza – it’s all here ... Look at all the places to eat! Many restaurants are hard to classify, so you’ll find them in multiple categories. Entrée prices are approximate. The icons indicate whether a restaurant features alcohol, delivery, group seating, smoking, and/or reservations (icon key found throughout). “Quick Lists” simmer down the complete listings into helpful guides. Red stars indicate restaurants that placed well in Volume One’s annual Best of the Valley Reader Poll. The “User Reviews” are from the more than 1,000 restaurant reviews you can find in the online version of the Eat Scene dining guide at www.VolumeOne.org. We did our best to track down the all the area’s restaurants, but if you find one missing, please contact us. Enjoy!

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29 Pines Family Restaurant and Lodge Bar 5872

33rd Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 874-2929 • A classy yet casual eatery serving up an eclectic and surprising mix of main entrées as well as burgers, steaks, and seafood. With a recently updated menu, the Buttermilk Chicken and wide selection of burgers have been house favorites. Hot lunch buffet with soup and salad is served on weekdays, and a roasted chicken buffet is available Sunday. Sunday brunch, private party room, banquet, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $6-$15. A G R W

Amber Inn Bar & Grill 840 E. Madison St., Eau

Claire • (715) 832-0568 • An “original” bar and grill where the food is prepared right behind the bar, the Amber Inn is a neighborhood favorite. The signature half-pound, all-beef burgers are served up on a toasted homemade roll, and independent experts have officially classified them as “spectacular.” Open late. Lunch delivery available to businesses. Entrée: $6-$9. A D G R

Big Daddy’s Dogs 17183 50th Ave., Chippewa Falls

• (715) 726-0189 • Big Daddy’s hot dog stand – right next to the Wissota Meat Market – is a prime place to grab a quick dog or a brat for lunch. Sausage not your thing? Big Daddy’s offers plenty more, including burgers and – for the sweet tooth – ice cream. It’s the perfect summer stop. $3-$10.

Brother J’s Supper Club 8988 Hwy 124, Chippewa Falls • (715) 738-1099 • The Valley’s newest supper club is going for the “high class, yet affordable” image where you spend whole evenings on the dining experience – from cocktail hour and appetizers to a multi-course dinner. Casual fare like burgers, as well as supper club standards like steak and seafood. Their most popular dish is the Saturday prime rib. A G R • www.dennys.com • This American diner serves up breakfast all day, but also has a full lunch and dinner menu. Their known for their fluffy pancakes and crisp bacon, but also offer a Fit Fare menu if you’re watching your figure. A G

Claire • (715) 830-9790 • dickeys.com • Meat lovers rejoice - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers customers a classic, meaty menu. Choose between their sandwiches or meat plates - the tough decision is which meat(s) you will savor. From beef briskets to pulled pork, turkey breast to Polish sausage, nearly any carnivore will be pleased. Their humongous Bakers (double-sized baked potatoes) are quite popular and also a vegetarian option (minus the bacon bits, of course). If you’re throwing a party, Dickey’s offers catering services. Kids eat free on Sundays. Entrée: $8-$10. G Q

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 6202 Chuck Lane, Eau Claire • (715) 830-9790 • dickeys.com • Meat lovers rejoice - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers customers a classic, meaty menu. Choose between their sandwiches or meat plates - the tough decision is which meat(s) you will savor. From beef briskets to pulled pork, turkey breast to Polish sausage, nearly any carnivore will be pleased. Their humongous Bakers (double-sized baked potatoes) are quite popular and also a vegetarian option (minus the bacon bits, of course). If you’re throwing a party, Dickey’s offers catering services. Kids eat free on Sundays. Entrée: $8-$10. G Q Down to Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Lane,

Eau Claire • (715) 833-1234 • dwntoearth.com • Five & Two Café in the garden center offers a variety of natural and organic foods, and fresh, local produce. Signature favorites include: grilled sandwiches, cracker crust pizzas that you can’t find almost anywhere else, soups, and a variety of espresso drinks. Breakfast has been made available recently with options such as breakfast paninis, wraps, and pizzas. Outdoor seating available, vegetarian friendly. $5-$8. G R W

Eau Claire Ale House 120 N. Clairemont, Eau Claire • (715) 833-8939 • www.facebook.com/ECAleHouse • A restaurant relatively new to the Chippewa Valley area, the Eau Claire Ale House offers an American casual bar & grill experience. Home to a self-serve tap beer wall and 22 draft selections. $6-8.50. A G W

Family Farms Market 50684 N. Main St., Eleva • (715) 287-3332 • familyfarmsmarket.com • Just 20 minutes south of Eau Claire, Family Farms Market offers an exciting menu made with fresh ingredients. ANDREA PAULSETH

American Table Family Restaurant 2426 Seymour Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 552-5348 • American Table is one of those great places that offers a menu with a bit of everything--some seafood, Mexican, Italian, and classic American fare. Try a hot sandwich, taco salad, or the spaghetti. Don’t forget to save room for dessert. Breakfast served all day. Entrée: $7-$13. G R

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 4745 Golf Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 831-1255 • applebees.com • Applebee’s lives up to its slogan, “eatin’ good in the neighborhood.” With a large menu and a modern bar and grill vibe, they’re best known for their riblets and smothered chicken. Vegetarian friendly, open late, carside-to-go service, and online ordering. Entrée: $6$15. A G R W Q Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 2303 Hwy

25 N, Menomonie • (715) 233-3036 • appleamerican. com • Applebee’s lives up to its slogan, “eatin’ good in the neighborhood.” With a large menu and a modern bar and grill vibe, they’re best known for their riblets. They welcome groups, are vegetarian friendly, and are open late. Entrée: $7-$15. A G W Q

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Try a gourmet sandwich or wrap, fresh salad, homemade soup, or delicious dessert. Sit by their fireplace and enjoy your favorite specialty coffee, wine, or microbrew beer. Customers can find natural and organic products as well as some of the best cheese, produce, and meat Wisconsin has to offer. Private party room, vegetarian friendly, outdoor seating. Entrée: $5-$10. A G R W

Fill Inn Station 104 W. Columbia St., Chippewa

Falls • (715) 723-6551 • fillinnstation.com • A casual neighborhood bar and grill and former gas station, the Fill Inn is known for its homemade cheese curds, pizzas, and burgers. They also have sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and Bloody Marys served with fresh shrimp and a beer chaser. Private party hall available. Entrée: $5-$15. A G R W

Galloway Grille 409 Galloway St., Eau Claire • (715)

514-0751 • gallowaygrille.com • A classy yet casual place to get your three square meals. Decked out in historical photos and memorabilia of downtown Eau Claire, Galloway Grille is known for great burgers and signature salads. Private party/meeting room available, vegetarian friendly, outdoor seating, breakfast from 10-11am. Entrée: $5-$25. A G R W

Glen Loch Bar and Grill 1300 Jefferson Ave., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-1297 • A casual saloon serving burgers, sandwiches, homemade pizzas, and a wide array of deep fried food. Entrée: $10-$20. A G R W

Golden Spike Bar & Grill 228 Division St., Altoona • (715) 552-5526 • This neighborhood bar and grill has burgers that keep the locals coming back for more, and lunch specials every day. Wednesday is wing night, $1 burgers on Thursdays, and a domestic pitcher and pizza combo for $10 on Friday nights. The kitchen stays open from 10am to bar close every night. Entrée: $5-$6. A G

Breakfast served Sunday until 1pm. Entrée: $7-$20. A G R W

LaGrander’s Drive-In 18143 Co. Trk. X, Chippewa

Falls • (715) 723-0672 • Nothing says summer like a trip to the drive-in. A local landmark located right across from Ray’s beach, LaGrander’s makes their own root beer and scoops up country-style ice cream in addition to their classic drive-in fare. Eat in your car or one of the gazebos. Open May 1-September 1, seven days a week, and weekends in April and September, weather permitting. Entrée: $2-$8. A G R W

Lake Wissota Golf & Events 16108 97th Ave.,

Chippewa Falls • 1-888-382-4780 • lakewissotagolf. com • Lake Wissota Golf & Events features four docks where boaters can tie up and stop in for a bite to eat. The dining area enjoys a gorgeous lake view and a relaxed atmosphere where you can enjoy a meal after a game of golf. Outdoor seating, private party room, open late. Entrée: $5-$10. A G R W

Lucy’s Delicatessen 117 N Bridge St, Chippewa

Falls • (715) 720-9800 • foreign5.com/lucys • Bringing a slice of New York to downtown Chipppewa Falls when they opened up their full-service deli and sandwich shop, the owners of Lucy’s have all the locals buzzing. One look at their famous reuben or hot beef sandwiches (made with Boar’s Head meat) and you’ll see why. Soups, salads, and personal pizzas are all made from scratch. Breakfast is now served until 11am and be sure to check out Lucy’s Gooeys (caramel rolls) or a delicious omelette. Also offering a variety of local beer/wine, espresso drinks, and a kids menu, this is more than just your average deli. Large meeting room available, outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly, and delivery available on orders over $25 to the Chippewa Falls area. Entrée: $8-$9. A D G R W

Family Restaurant 2616 Hills Ct, Menomonie • (715) 235-9000 • menomoniefamilyrestaurant.com • This is one of those great places where breakfast is served all day long and the staff keep things homey and relaxed. With a menu offering hearty favorites like ribs, meatloaf, Swedish meatballs, and roast pork/chicken/turkey sandwiches, you won’t go home hungry. Outdoor seating, private party room. Entrée: $7-$10. G R

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar, Eau Claire

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Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Grill & Steaks 4890 Golf Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 832-6481 • grizzlysgrill.com • Grizzly’s is a relaxed, family-friendly grill with a bar side full of TVs and a quieter (but still fun) restaurant side. They have a full menu of appetizers, soups, salads, fish, burgers, pastas, wraps, and more. Favorites include the Blackened-Ribeye, Bear Creek pasta, and their “Best Chicken” award winning Rotisserie Chicken. Entrée: $7-$25. A G R W Q

Menomonie Log Jam 709 S. Broadway St.,

2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 839-8687 • greenmilleauclaire.com • Green Mill’s full menu is available for dine-in, takeout, and delivery. Among the extensive menu items are specialty pizzas, chicken wings, large salads, and a number of unique pastas. Delivery, private party room, vegetarian friendly, open late. Entrée: $8-$12. A D G R W Q

Hilltop Tavern 924 E Madison St., Eau Claire • (715) 835-9223 • A long-time neighborhood hangout, Hilltop offers classic bar food like burgers made to order. Check out the lunch specials served daily from 11am to 2pm. Open late, outdoor seating. Entrée: $5$7. A G R W Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center 10764

County Hwy Q, Chippewa Falls • 715-724-1444 • horizonslounge.com • Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center offers a full menu of appetizers, soups, burgers, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, salads, broasted chicken, pasta, steaks, fish, and shrimp.Daily food specials available every week as well as a Friday Fish Fry. Carryout available. Private dining room.

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Menomonie • (715) 235-0703 • menomonielogjam. com • The deep booths, warm colors, and dark woodwork give the Log Jam a cozy, classy atmosphere. But don’t think it’s all posh and snooty; the menu’s signature item – the Lumber Jack Burger – is a half-pound burger topped with pepper jack cheese, bacon, fried onion slices, and BBQ sauce. Outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $7-$9. A G W

Milwaukee Burger Company 2620 E Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-6503 • Though the name might suggest this restaurant is a regional import, it’s not – Milwaukee Burger is native to Eau Claire. The menu features lots of great burger combinations and all sorts of tasty drink concoctions. If no one combo is catching your eye, Milwaukee offers a “build your own” menu. Cheese is a staple ingredient here; their bestselling patty, the Famous Juicy Lucy, conceals a “molten core of cheese,” and their gigantic cheese curds are matched by none. A new addition is their 32 tap beers. Open late, vegetarian friendly. Entrée $5$10. A G R W Q

Moe’s Diner 12701 10th St, Osseo • (715) 597-3912 • As the name implies, the “almost world famous” Moe’s dishes up classic diner food. The menu consists mainly of excellent breakfast plates, burgers, steaks, and salads as well as the delicious broasted chicken which will leave you smiling. The largest seller by far is the burger/malt combo, which highlights the handdipped malts made with local Olson’s ice cream, a loaded burger, and fries. Check out the 50’s décor which gives the place a charming vibe. Outdoor picnic tables, private party room, vegetarian friendly, breakfast served. Entrée: $7-$9. G Mogie’s Pub and Restaurant 436 Water St., Eau

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Claire • (715) 836-9666 • mogiespub.com • With shiny hardwood floors, brick walls, and local memorabilia hanging left and right, Mogie’s generates a casual and fun vibe. Lots of classic pub food and a long line of tempting beer taps await, but the crown jewel of Mogie’s menu is a list of excellent specialty burgers. Bring some friends and order the cheesy Spuds o’ Plenty. Outdoor seating, private party room, vegetarian friendly, open late. Groups of 10 or more should call ahead, but reservations are not accepted. Entrée: $7. A G W Q

Mom’s Kitchen 3035 N. Hastings Way, Eau Claire •

(715) 838-8994 • Just like Mom’s. Offering Wisconsin homestyle cooking at its finest, the waitstaff at Mom’s will treat you right. The hot beef and mashed potato sandwich (on homemade bread) is worth the trip all by itself, but also check out the homemade chicken dumpling soup, a winter favorite, and pork-n-kraut dinners. Catering available, breakfast served all day. Entrée: $7. G R W

Noodles & Company 4653 Keystone Crossing, Eau

Claire • (715) 858-9000 • noodles.com/eauclaire • Quick and casual, Noodles offers a variety of dishes based on different kinds of, well, noodles. The selection ranges from classic Wisconsin Mac & Cheese to Japanese Pan Noodles and Penne Rosa pasta. Fun fact: Noodles serves beer and wine! Outdoor seating available, with both vegetarian and vegan dishes. Entrée: $5-$8. A G Q

Norske Nook at Northwoods Brewpub 3560

Oakwood Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 552-0510 • northwoodsbrewpub.com • The hearty comfort food of Norske Nook combined with the excellent pub grub and microbrews of Northwoods offers a culinary onetwo punch capable of destroying your hunger. Check out the duck and buffalo dishes, fried cukes, and various lefse concoctions. Also known for their vast selection of homemade pies, available in nearly every flavor imaginable. Breakfast, outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly, open late on weekends. Entrée: $6-$17. A G R W

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery 1720 N. Broadway

St., Menomonie • (715) 235-2234 • perkinsrestaurants. com • With classic favorites like the Tremendous Twelve breakfast and the Chicken Tender Melt, not to mention seasonal specialty items, Perkin’s has something for the whole family any time, day or night. Perkins also offers the traditional bakery items with breakfast served all day. Curbside to-go service, open 24 hours. The Menomonie location also offers beer and espresso drinks. Entrée: $7$12. A G W Q

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery 2025 Highland Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-9911 • perkinsrestaurants.com • Big, comfy booths and a homey feel make Perkins a great place for family dining. From breakfast to dinner, they’ve got you covered. The pancakes are a local favorite and the bakery offers pies, cookies, muffins, and more. Breakfast served all day. Vegetarian friendly, open 24 hrs. Entrée: $7-$12. G W Q Pioneer Grill & Saloon E5699 Cty. Trk. D, Menomonie

• (715) 235-9927 • pioneergrill.com • There’s a distinct party atmosphere most nights at the Pioneer Grill & Saloon. Gourmet pizzas and burgers round out a sizable menu of sandwiches and family-style favorites. Try out their famous all-beef burgers and don’t miss the live music in summer. Breakfast served all week. Outdoor seating, private banquet room, and open late. Entrée: $6$11. A G R W

Pizza Hut WingStreet 225 Prairieview Rd, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-9800 • pizzahut.com • A popular pizza chain, Pizza Hut WingStreet offers a family atmosphere at its dine-in locations. A variety of popular crust styles, chicken wings, and sides are always available. Meatless pizza and pasta sauces available, open late for carry out

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and delivery, vegetarian friendly, senior citizen meal deal. Entrée: $7. A D G

Pizza Hut WingStreet 2307 Hwy. 25 N, Menomonie • (715) 235-9044 • pizzahut.com • Pizza Hut WingStreet offers an upscale take on Pizza Hut’s usual offerings, updating the family friendly eatery’s look with fancier décor. Sandwiches, pasta dishes, appetizers, and a senior citizen meal deal are also available. Vegetarian friendly, open late for carry out and delivery. Entrée: $7. A D G Pizza Hut WingStreet East 2602 E. Clairemont

Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 834-5346 • pizzahut.com • A popular national pizza chain, Pizza Hut WingStreet East offers a family atmosphere at its dine-in location. A variety of specialty pies, crust styles, chicken wings, and sides are always available. Meatless pizza and pasta sauces, vegetarian friendly. Lunch buffet and open late on Fridays and Saturdays. Entrée: $5-$15. A D G R

Pizza Hut WingStreet West 1242 W. Clairemont

Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 834-1004 • pizzahut.com • A popular national pizza chain, Pizza Hut WingStreet West offers a family atmosphere at its dine-in location. A variety of specialty pies, crust styles, chicken wings, and sides are always available. Meatless pizza and pasta sauces, vegetarian friendly. Lunch buffet and open late on Fridays and Saturdays. Entrée: $5-$15. A D G R

Red Robin 3005 Golf Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 8344438 • redrobin.com • This energetic and fun chain eatery is known for its gourmet burgers (YUM), which come in more than 21 styles, all with bottomless steak fries. Accumulate points with their free Red Royalty card and get even more great deals. Open late with vegetarian options available. Entrée: $9-$12. A G W Fanny Hill 3919 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire • (715)

836-8184 • fannyhill.com • The elegant yet casual setting at Fanny Hill will please all ages. Their menu includes steak, seafood, and Fanny’s famous Bailey’s Irish Dream Dessert. Try the award winning Sunday brunch with it’s breakfast staples and unique creations

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from the chefs. Outdoor seating available, private party area, and vegetarian friendly. They also have catering services. Entrée: $7-$25. A G R W Q

Smiling Moose Deli 329 Riverfront Terrace, Eau

Claire • (715) 838-9999 • smilingmoosedeli.com • Hailing from Colorado, Smiling Moose Deli offers sandwiches (both hot and cold), wraps, salads, four to six soups, and more. Breakfast sandwiches and wraps are available all day, plus the full-service espresso bar. The signature sandwich is the “Mighty Mo,” a cheeseburger grinder with half a pound of chopped, tender sirloin and topped with melted American cheese, tomatoes, banana peppers, red onions, and lightly spotted with oil and vinegar. Free wi-fi, vegetarian and gluten-free options, outdoor seating, and a pickup window. Delivery options are available for large orders. $6-$11. D G W

Smith’s Country Inn S5786 Hwy. 37, Eau Claire

• (715) 836-9003 • A favorite local spot for eaters of all ages, Smith’s is homey, friendly, and relaxed. Popular menu items include classic comfort food, not to mention the famous fish fry and the juicy prime rib steaks (served on Saturday). Private banquet room, no reservations on Friday, outdoor seating and pavilion available for parties. Entrée: $9-$17. A G R

Stout Ale House 1501 N. Broadway St., Menomonie • (715) 233-3333 • stoutalehouse.com • Festooned with 37 TVs and packed with video games, dart machines, and pool tables, the Stout Ale House hopes you have a good time. Casual and fun, the eatery features a full menu of all-American food and a full bar with many different kinds of beer. Rent out a special “skybox” to recreate an at-the-game afternoon with friends. Outdoor seating, private party rooms/banquet hall, vegetarian friendly, gluten-free options and open late. Entrée: $7-$19. A G R W Q

T.G.I. FRiDAY’S 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 830-1424 • fridayseauclaire.com • T.G.I. Friday’s is a national chain known for big food and their drink menu. Enjoy the vibrant multitude of decor and delicious food choices. Choose a classic burger, or one of the sizzling dishes. Either way, you are guaranteed


a fantastic meal. The upbeat and friendly atmosphere is also home to one of the livelier bars in town. Open late, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $6-$19. A G R

The Dulany 105 Garfield. Ave, Eau Claire • (715)

836-5261 • Located in the new Davies center, this allyou-care-to-eat lunch buffet is offered every weekday during the university school year from 11:30am to 1:30pm. The Dulany provides a nice, sit down place to eat while visiting campus. The buffet changes daily, but normally provides more upscale food than other places on campus. With three entrees offered daily, there’s always at least one veggie-based dish. Very vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $8. G R W

The Edge Pub & Eatery 9504 Cty Hwy S., Chippewa

Falls • (715) 723-2400 • theedgeonwissota.com • This casual restaurant offers a spacious bar and outdoor deck overlooking Lake Wissota. Whether you come here to experience the fish fry every Friday or the lunch buffet from 11am to 2pm Monday thru Friday, The Edge is a relaxed gathering spot that in summer even allows customers to park their boat and eat! Private party room, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $7-$19. A G R W

The Farm On Starr Restaurant & Bar 3800 Starr Ave, Eau Claire • 715-514-5073 • Located in the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, The Farm On Starr’s menu is all-American and all-Wisconsin, with a full breakfast menu, appetizers, soups, salads, wraps, steaks, seafood, plus an all-you-can-eat Friday fish fry. A The Junction 100 Menomonie St., Elk Mound • 8794533 • The Junction has décor recalling old train stations and specializes in homemade pizza pies, from the spices ground in-house to the handmade crusts. Their pies have unique names like “Garbage Pizza” and their namesake, “The Junction,” which is thousand island dressing, lettuce, pickles, and burger. The menu also features burgers, appetizers, salads, and ice cream. There’s two picnic tables for outdoor seating, glutenfree pizzas, and daily specials. $4-$18. A G R The Lodge 1200 W River St., Chippewa Falls • (715)

720-7708 • The recently remodeled bar and grill features American casual dining, and is known for its burgers, chicken, and Friday night fish frys with salad bar. The Lodge also has a full blown tiki bar, outdoor games, two volleyball courts, and a DJ, karaoke, or live music every Saturday. Serves breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Entrée: $5-$10. A G R W

The View 17779 Cty Hwy X, Chippewa Falls • (715) 861-5200 • This American style restaurant offers a great view with your food over the lakes of Chippewa Falls – a perfect place to sit out on a sunny, summer day. A G R W VFW Post 7232 2900 W Folsom St, Eau Claire • (715)

832-3528 • vfwpost7232.org • Homey atmosphere provides a filling homemade breakfast where you’ll struggle to spend more than $5. Burgers, pizzas, and other bar fare are available after 10am. Their huge banquet area can hold large groups if you call ahead to let them know you’re coming. Outdoor seating available. Entrée: $2-$5. A G R W

Witch Doctors N5696 850th Street, Elk Mound • 715879-4999 • Formerly Uncle Willy’s, Witch Doctors gives you the hometown, welcoming vibe you’d expect in Wisconsin. Large groups are welcome, and a party area is available if needed. $5-10. A G R W Yankee Jack’s 2300 W. Princeton Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-4050 • yankeejacks.com • Whether you’re a hungry golfer or just hungry, stop out to Yankee Jack’s.

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fish fry

Establishments with a fish fry every Friday

eau claire

Kyote’s Den Bar & Grill E2339 Hwy 29, Menomonie • (715) 235-2777

Amber Inn Bar & Grill 840 E. Madison St., Eau

Menomonie Family Restaurant 2616 Hills Ct,

American Table Family Restaurant 2426

Menomonie Log Jam 709 S. Broadway St.,

Claire • (715) 832-0568

Seymour Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 552-5348

Brewski’s 1202 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-3181

Menomonie • (715) 235-9000

Menomonie • (715) 235-0703

Norske Kitchen and Kro 1705 Plaza Dr., Menomonie • (715) 233-2006

Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-3181

Pioneer Grill & Saloon E5699 Cty. Trk. D, Menomonie • (715) 235-9927

Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 874-5954

Menomonie • (715) 235-6124

Burgundy’s Restaurant 1202 W. Clairemont Dana’s Bar & Grill - Eau Claire 6505 Texaco

Skoog’s Parkside 932 N. Broadway St,

Double Day’s Sports Bar and Grill 3020 London Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 833-2255

Waterfront Bar & Grill 512 Crescent St.,

Claire • (715) 833-8939

chippewa falls

Eau Claire Ale House 120 N. Clairemont, Eau Fox Run Tavern 1515 S. 65th Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 835-6489

Galloway Grille 409 Galloway St., Eau Claire • (715) 514-0751

Girolamo’s Court ‘n House Bar 113 W. Grand

Menomonie • (715) 235-6541

Bresina’s Hometown Bar and Grill 12037

County Highway B, Chippewa Falls • (715) 2886303

Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 832-5478

Bridgewater Restaurant and Pub 1009 W. Park

Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 832-6481

Chippewa Family Restaurant 1701 Kennedy Rd, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-4751

Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Grill & Steaks 4890 Golf Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub 415 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire • (715) 835-6621

Miami Steve’s Grill and Bar 1807 N.

Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 835-2485

Mom’s Kitchen 3035 N. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • (715) 838-8994

Norske Nook at Northwoods Brewpub 3560

Oakwood Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 552-0510

Randy’s Family Restaurant 1132 MacArthur Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 839-8449

Fanny Hill 3919 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire •

Ave., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-6941

Connell’s Supper Club 18525 50th Ave,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-5656

Every Buddy’s Bar and Grill 19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 861-3838

Fill Inn Station 104 W. Columbia St., Chippewa

Falls • (715) 723-6551

Four Corners 14982 Co. Hwy. S, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-6783

Golden Eagle Restaurant 16760 Co. Hwy. X, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-2948

(715) 836-8184

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Cty. Hwy OO, Chippewa

• (715) 836-9003

Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center 10764

Smith’s Country Inn S5786 Hwy. 37, Eau Claire Tailgates Sports Bar & Grill 1505 N.

Falls • (715) 861-3870

County Hwy Q, Chippewa Falls • 715-724-1444

Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 552-1733

Loopy’s Saloon & Grill 10691 Business 29,

Park Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 831-9224

The Edge Pub & Eatery 9504 Cty Hwy S.,

Starr Ave, Eau Claire • 715-514-5073

The Lodge 1200 W River St., Chippewa Falls •

Wisconsin St., Eau Claire • (715) 833-7666

The Rumor Mill Pub & Eatery 465 Chippewa

The Barley Club at Pine Meadow 4324 Fairfax

The Farm On Starr Restaurant & Bar 3800 The Livery (aka Cowtown Saloon) 316

Wigwam Tavern 314 E. Madison St., Eau Claire

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-5667

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-2400

(715) 720-7708

Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls • (715) 861-5600

• (715) 834-9061

The West Hill Bar and Grill 250 W. Elm St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-9281

menomonie

other

(715) 231-3230

874-6217

Menomonie • (715) 235-1166

Woodard Rd, Bloomer • (715) 568-2687

• (715) 231-3899

• 877-2140

Yankee Jack’s 2300 W. Princeton Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-4050

Das Bierhaus 120 6th Ave. W, Menomonie • Exit 45 Restaurant and Bakery 2100 Co. Rd. B,

Albertville Tavern 8114 35th St., Colfax • (715) Blue Moose Grill & Steak House 1628

Fuzzy’s Bar & Grill N5729 410th St., Menomonie

Connell’s Club 12 E11295 Hwy. 12, Fall Creek

Jake’s Supper Club E5690 County Rd. D,

Family Farms Market 50684 N. Main St., Eleva

Menomonie • (715) 235-2465

• (715) 287-3332

The atmosphere is casual, with flat screen TVs, deck seating, and friendly staff, and the food is even better. Fresh burgers, fantastic salads, homemade pizzas, and nightly specials (yes, a fish fry is one of them) will tackle your hunger, and the full-service bar complete with specialty drinks will quench your thirst. Can’t decide? Try their unique Reuben pizza. Vegetarian options include a grilled veggie sandwich and a couple vegetarian pizzas. Private party room holds up to 50 guests. Entrée: $8-$10. A D G R W

ASIAN

Asia Palace 4069 Commonwealth Ave., Eau Claire •

(715) 552-5883 • An extensive Asian buffet featuring all-you-can-eat sushi, a full bar, and enough food to send you home full. Try the crayfish, coconut shrimp, and egg rolls. They also have a salad bar, prime rib, steak, pizza, and other American choices. Vegetarian friendly, private rooms available for parties. Entrée: $7-$12. A G R W

Asian Café 2121 Eddy Lane, Eau Claire • (715) 852-

0552 • www.facebook.com/AsianCafe • A calming, quiet place specializing in dishes from southeastern Asia, including China, Thailand, and Laos. The Asian Café uses fresh ingredients to prepare dishes right when they are ordered. Try the Pad Thai or the egg rolls, which are stuffed with pork, veggies, and bean threads. Lunch buffet Tuesday through Friday, catering services, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $5-$9. A G R

China Buffet 961 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 552-1198 • chinabuffeteauclaire.com • A hot buffet offering Asian favorites like fried rice, spring rolls, chicken teriyaki on a stick, and all the crab rangoon you can eat. Open late on weekends. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $7-$9. A G R China Buffet 475 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa

Falls • (715) 726-9886 • A plentiful buffet of classic Chinese food guaranteed to send you home full. Try the House Fried Chicken, the coconut shrimp, and other tasty seafood offerings. Private party room, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $6-$8.50. A G R

China Buffet 2421 Hwy 25 N, Menomonie • (715)

233-4388 • www.chinabuffet54751.com • A hot buffet offering Asian favorites like fried rice, spring rolls, chicken teriyaki on a stick, and all the crab rangoon you can eat. Open late on weekends. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $7-$9. A G R

China Wok 2605 Golf Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 838-

7268 • chinawokeauclaire.com • Authentic Chinese food found right in Eau Claire. China Wok features a broad menu of Chinese fare with crispy veggies and abundant proteins available for dining in, carry out and delivery to much of Eau Claire. D

Egg Roll Plus 1611 Bellinger St., Eau Claire • (715)

832-6125 • Egg Roll Plus is an awesome hidden gem in the Eau Claire area. They offer only the freshest ingredients on their menu of food from Thai to Vietnamese to Laotian to Chinese cuisine. They have insanely delicious red curry, stir fries, noodle dishes, soups, amazing pho (a favorite of regulars), and of course their homemade egg rolls. Their modest dining room and generous portions make you feel like you’re in someone’s kitchen. Vegetarian friendly, carryout available. Entrée: $5-$9. G Q

Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant, Eau Claire

1702 Harding Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 833-0088 • A Chinese takeout and delivery joint offering a host of standards – everything from vegetable lo mein to

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deep-fried chicken wings. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $4-$7. A D G R W

Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant, Menomonie

319 S. Broadway St., Menomonie • (715) 235-3532 • A casual place for Chinese featuring a long lineup of the usual suspects – chow mein, sweet-n-sour pork, cashew chicken, fried rice, and so on. Popular items include the chicken broccoli and the aromatic chicken. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $5-$6. D G R

Fuji Sushi & Steak House 4864 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire • 715-832-3388 • fujieauclaire.com • While part of its namesake, sushi isn’t the only reason to go to Fuji. This restaurant provides a unique Japanese experience right here in the Midwest. Grab a seat the bar, cozy up in a booth, or watch your food prepared fresh in front of the sushi bar. Monday night is kids night, when kids meals are half price, and Tuesday is half-price martini night along with a sushi special; both specials run from 4 to 9:30pm. Tap beers are 99 cents during the bar’s happy hour, which runs from 4 to 6pm Monday through Thursday. The relaxing ambiance and full sake menu at Fuji Sushi & Steakhouse is sure to keep you happy and coming back. Ask about their birthday special.  Vegetarian options, private party room. Lunch: $7-$10; Dinner(Hibachi): $16-$20. A G R

Golden Dragon 2709 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 552-2790 • All of your Asian favorites available for dine-in, carry-out, or delivery. Vegetarian friendly. Customers are urged to “come in any time” instead of making reservations. Entrée: $5-$8. A D G R W Great Wall Buffet 1431 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire

• (715) 838-9666 • One of the Valley’s larger Chinese buffets, the Great Wall places a wall of food between you and the door. In addition to the standard Chinese dishes, the restaurant features a sushi bar and is  vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $7-$10. A G R

HuHot Mongolian Grill 3805 South Oakwood Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 834-2222 • huhot.com • HuHot is a Mongolian restaurant where you custom build your own stir fry and watch it grilled up right in front of you. There’s one flat rate and unlimited refills on your bowls of mixed and matched sauces, spices, and a ridiculously diverse array of meats and veggies. The ingredients vary from day to day, but the most extensive menu options are always at night. Besides being extremely vegetarian friendly and offering gluten-free options, HuHot is more than willing to clean and accommodate to any allergies you may have as well. Party room suitable for about a dozen people. Entrée: $8.79-$12.79. A G R Jade Garden 3620 Gateway Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 833-

9868 • jadegardenwi.com • This extensive Chinese buffet features row after row of popular appetizers. Expect all your favorite Asian dishes to make an appearance such as fried rice, egg rolls, and sesame chicken - along with a few pleasant surprises. Private party room, vegetarian friendly. Delivery all day on Sunday. Entrée: $7-$10. A D G R

Jumbo House 2633 Birch St., Eau Claire • (715) 835-

9188 • A Chinese takeout restaurant, Jumbo House sets itself apart by offering seriously large portions. A single crab rangoon could be used as a delicious, deep-fried beanbag chair. The menu features Szechwan, Hunan, and Cantonese cuisine, so you’ll have no trouble finding all your Asian favorites. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $4-$10.

Chia Market 1502 E. 9th St., Menomonie • (715) 233-

0465 • Whether you like your Chinese cuisine steamed, stir-fried, or deep-fried, there’s something for everyone. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $6.50-$8. A G R

Mahli Thai 212 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls • 7158615333 • mahlithaicuisine.com • Mahli Thai Asian Cuisine features a comfy café dining met with fantastic Thai food in a comprehensive and diverse menu. Experience their small-town bistro atmosphere while enjoying their most popular dish, Pad Thai. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary be sure to try their pad kee maow. In most dishes you’ll find noodles, meat, and a vast array of veggies that are sure to fill you up and leave you smiling! Entrée: $9. A Q

Muang Thai 2637 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • 715514-2843 • Tempt your taste buds with our authentic Thai and Southeast Asian cuisine! Also offering quality sushi to the Chippewa Valley.

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Noodle TeaHouse 2161 East Ridge Center, Eau Claire

• 715-514-5577 • Noodle Teahouse is a full-service restaurant offering a variety of Vietnamese food such as Vietnamese pho (filet mignon & chicken), vermicelli with beef and shrimp, fried rice, shaken beef and rice, shrimp spring rolls, egg rolls, and more. G

Noodle Wrap 3021 Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 5520525 • Noodle Wrap is quiet place for fresh Asian fare made right when you order it. They specialize in Hmong dishes in particular such as stir-fries and soups. Meals are typically prepared with veggies, chicken, or shrimp of your choosing. They also feature an extremely vegetarianfriendly menu and serve beer. Entrée: $8-$13. A G

Noodles & Company 4653 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire • (715) 858-9000 • noodles.com/eauclaire • Quick and casual, Noodles offers a variety of dishes based on different kinds of, well, noodles. The selection ranges from classic Wisconsin Mac & Cheese to Japanese Pan Noodles and Penne Rosa pasta. Fun fact: Noodles serves beer and wine! Outdoor seating available, with both vegetarian and vegan dishes. Entrée: $5-$8. A G Q Quick Wok 501 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 832-4545 •

The name says it all: timely Chinese delivery is the daily special at this Water Street staple. Takeout favorites like chow mein, lo mein, crab rangoon, moo goo gai pan, and fried rice span the menu, but the General Tso’s Chicken just might turn you into a regular. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $4-$5. D G W

Rice Palace 210 S. Barstow, Eau Claire • 715-514-0460

• This traditional Thai restaurant brings authentic Thai cuisine to the Eau Claire area. They offer a variety of rice, noodle, and seafood dishes along with soups, salads, spring rolls, egg rolls, papaya, and a wide variety of meats and teas. Customers are welcome to customize their own dishes with one of the most popular being the Drinking Noodle (noodles, meat, veggies) and one of the most unique being Tom Yam Goong (a spicy shrimp soup with scallops, fish, meatballs, and sauce served in a large pot heated by a candle).

Shanghai Bistro 2930 Craig Rd., Eau Claire • (715)

835-3348 • shanghaibistro.org • A contemporary urban atmosphere thrives at Shanghai Bistro. Using centuriesold preparation techniques while experimenting with fresh, new seafood (and other ingredients) from well beyond the Midwest, the Bistro’s chefs keep things lively. There’s a large selection of signature sushi, including the Red Dragon Roll, and the Strange Flavor Chicken stir-fry is a local favorite. Check out sushi happy hour from 3 to 5pm weekdays. Outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $8-$12. A G R Q

Singha Thai Cuisine 203 N. Barstow St., Eau Claire • (715) 552-1715 • ec-padthai.com • Formerly Pad Thai, Singha Thai Cuisine’s menu of unique Asian fare is one of the favorites around EC. Customize your dish with your preferred level of spiciness, ranging from “seriously, not hot at all” to “seriously, get me some water.” Some local favorites include the namesake Pad Thai noodles with chicken or the delicious Drunken Noodles. If you’re vegetarian, there are plenty of options as well like the green curry with tofu. Students always enjoy a dining discount. Carryout available. Entrée: $6-$14. G R W Q Stir Fry 88 Oakwood Mall on 4800 Golf Road, Eau Claire • (715) 831-8888 • Located in the Oakwood Mall, Stir Fry 88 specializes in their stir fry dishes. Check out the General Tso if your cravings go beyond stir fry. Entrée: $5. D G

Tokyo Japanese Restaurant 2426 London Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 834-0313 • tokyoeauclaire.com • A teppanyaki-style restaurant where hungry patrons sit around an iron griddle and look on as the trained chef

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Establishments identified with an al fresco option (excluding sidewalk tables)

eau claire

• (715) 836-9003

Stella Blues 306 Madison St., Eau Claire • (715) 855-7777

Acoustic Café, Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire • (715) 832-9090

Taverna Grill 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715)

Eau Claire • (715) 858-9453

Park Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 831-9224

Buffalo Wild Wings 4612 Keystone Crossing,

835-2845

The Barley Club at Pine Meadow 4324 Fairfax

Eau Claire • (715) 834-1843

The Livery (aka Cowtown Saloon) 316 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire • (715) 833-7666

Eau Claire • (715) 835-6195

St., Eau Claire • (715) 831-0245

4655

(715) 834-7777

Burrachos Fresh Mexican Grill 5314 Prill Rd., Burrachos Fresh Mexican Grill 329 Water St., Culver’s 4750 Golf Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 514-

The Living Room Coffee House 2006 Cameron The Nucleus Café 405 Water St., Eau Claire •

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire • (715)

Culver’s 2021 Brackett Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 831-1060

832-8844

Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 874-5954

(715) 855-0000

Culver’s 2573 Commercial Blvd, Chippewa Falls • (715) 726-9343

Four Corners 14982 Co. Hwy. S, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-6783 Goldsmith Coffee Bar 22 S. Prairie St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 379-3458

Harpole’s Supper Club 19845 Co. Hwy. X, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-3006

High Shores Supper Club 17985 Co. Hwy. X,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-9854

Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center 10764 County Hwy Q, Chippewa Falls • 715-724-1444

LaGrander’s Drive-In 18143 Co. Trk. X, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-0672

Lake Wissota Golf & Events 16108 97th Ave., Chippewa Falls • 1-888-382-4780

Dana’s Bar & Grill - Eau Claire 6505 Texaco

The Red Room 302 E Madison St, Eau Claire •

Down to Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Lane,

menomonie

Falls • (715) 720-9800

Menomonie • (715) 235-1115

Red Zone Sports Bar 2071 S Prairie View Rd,

(715) 235-9300

The Chocolate Shoppe 3636 Melby St.,

Eau Claire • (715) 833-1234

Firehouse Subs 5413 Prill Rd, Eau Claire •

(715) 514-3600

Fireside Bistro Located inside Dove HealthcareSouth on Hwy 93, 3656 Mall Drive, Eau Claire • (715) 552-1035 x743

Fox Run Tavern 1515 S. 65th Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 835-6489

Frogiyo 329 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire • (715) 559-0309

Galloway Grille 409 Galloway St., Eau Claire • (715) 514-0751

Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub 415 S. Barstow

Acoustic Café, Menomonie 102 Main St., Blind Munchies 621 Wilson Ave., Menomonie • Bullfrog’s Eat My Fish Farm N1321 566th

Street, Menomonie • (715) 664-8775

Cancun Mexican Grill 1919 Stout Road,

Menomonie • 715-235-0851

Culver’s 1330 Stout Rd, Menomonie • (715) 233-

0330

St., Eau Claire • (715) 835-6621

Dean & Sue’s Bar & Grill 2002 Midway Rd.,

Court, Eau Claire • 715-830-9779

Golden Leaf Café 1706 Stout Rd, Menomonie •

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse 4751 Owen Ayres Manny’s Cocina 4207 Oakwood Hills Pkwy, Eau Claire • (715) 514-0818

Mayo Clinic Cafeteria 1400 Bellinger Street, Eau

Claire • (715)-838-5369

Miami Steve’s Grill and Bar 1807 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 835-2485

Menomonie • (715) 235-9940

(715) 231-5323

Jake’s Supper Club E5690 County Rd. D, Menomonie • (715) 235-2465 Menomonie Family Restaurant 2616 Hills Ct, Menomonie • (715) 235-9000

Menomonie Log Jam 709 S. Broadway St.,

Mona Lisa’s 428 Water St., Eau Claire • (715)

Menomonie • (715) 235-0703

Noodles & Company 4653 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire • (715) 858-9000

Menomonie • (715) 235-9927

839-8969

Pioneer Grill & Saloon E5699 Cty. Trk. D, Skoog’s Parkside 932 N. Broadway St,

Loopy’s Saloon & Grill 10691 Business 29, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-5667

Lucy’s Delicatessen 117 N Bridge St, Chippewa Olson’s Ice Cream and Deli 611 N. Bridge St, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-4331

Chippewa Falls • (715) 726-3030 Chippewa Falls • 715-836-0909

The Edge Pub & Eatery 9504 Cty Hwy S., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-2400

The Lodge 1200 W River St., Chippewa Falls •

(715) 720-7708

The Rumor Mill Pub & Eatery 465 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls • (715) 861-5600 The West Hill Bar and Grill 250 W. Elm St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-9281

other

Albertville Tavern 8114 35th St., Colfax • (715)

874-6217

Blue Moose Grill & Steak House 1628 Woodard

Rd, Bloomer • (715) 568-2687

Connell’s Club 12 E11295 Hwy. 12, Fall Creek • 877-2140

Norske Nook at Northwoods Brewpub 3560

Menomonie • (715) 235-6124

Draganetti’s Ristorante 3120 Hillcrest Pkwy.,

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt 2839 Mall Drive,

Menomonie • (715) 233-3333

Family Farms Market 50684 N. Main St., Eleva •

Ray’s Place 838 Water St., Eau Claire • (715)

Menomonie

Foster Cheese Haus E10934 County Hwy HH,

Fanny Hill 3919 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire • (715)

Menomonie • (715) 235-6541

The Pourhouse W301 Menomonie St., Elk Mound

Oakwood Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 552-0510 Eau Claire • (715) 514-2270

832-3991

836-8184

Shanghai Bistro 2930 Craig Rd., Eau Claire •

(715) 835-3348

Smiling Moose Deli 329 Riverfront Terrace, Eau

Claire • (715) 838-9999

Smith’s Country Inn S5786 Hwy. 37, Eau Claire

Stout Ale House 1501 N. Broadway St., The Abbey Pub & Grub 414 Main St. E., Waterfront Bar & Grill 512 Crescent St.,

chippewa falls Camille’s Sidewalk Café 1120 122nd St., Suite 3,

Altoona • (715) 834-9234

(715) 287-3332

Osseo • (715) 597-6605

• (715) 917-1020

Shari’s Chippewa Club 106 W. Main St., Durand

• (715) 672-8785

The Junction 100 Menomonie St., Elk Mound • 879-4533

Chippewa Falls • (715) 833-2233

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prepares your meal, cajoling fresh ingredients into miniature acrobatics. The fresh seafood dishes are a particular favorite, especially shrimp. Teppanyaki dining is available for dinner only; patrons can be seated at non-grill tables for a lunch of traditional Japanese cuisine. Lunch available for carryout Wednesday through Friday. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $14-$28. A G R W

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Albertville Tavern 8114 35th St., Colfax • (715) 874-

6217 • Albertville is a casual family place where the Friday fish fry and BBQ ribs are legendary. The prime rib (served Wednesday and Saturday) draws people from halfway across the state. Located on the state snowmobile trail with outdoor seating and late-night eats (pizza). Now open Mondays at 4 p.m. Entrée: $8$12. A G R Q

Amber Inn Bar & Grill 840 E. Madison St., Eau

Claire • (715) 832-0568 • An “original” bar and grill where the food is prepared right behind the bar, the Amber Inn is a neighborhood favorite. The signature half-pound, all-beef burgers are served up on a toasted homemade roll, and independent experts have officially classified them as “spectacular.” Open late. Lunch delivery available to businesses. Entrée: $6-$9. A D G R

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 2303 Hwy

25 N, Menomonie • (715) 233-3036 • appleamerican. com • Applebee’s lives up to its slogan, “eatin’ good in the neighborhood.” With a large menu and a modern bar and grill vibe, they’re best known for their riblets. They welcome groups, are vegetarian friendly, and are open late. Entrée: $7-$15. A G W Q

Azul Tequila 2503 London Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 833-0200 • eauclairemexicanrestaurant.com • Azul Tequila boasts an inviting interior and large, reasonably priced portions of their Mexican dishes, almost all of which - from the nachos and tortillas to the salsa and guacamole - are made fresh every day. The signature “Fajita Special” combines sizzling chorizo, chicken, beef, and shrimp with rice, beans, sour cream, pico de gallo, and tortillas. Vegetarian friendly, open late on weekends. Entrée: $5-$13. A G Q Blue Moose Grill & Steak House 1628 Woodard

Rd, Bloomer • (715) 568-2687 • bluemooseco.com • This Southern influenced restaurant is an old school kind of steakhouse and can serve up to 300 poeple. Right away customers will notice a moose up on the bar and some wooden chainsaw carved grizzly bears. Comfort your palate by the fireplace with some pecan chicken, barbecue ribs, or sweet potato pancakes with maple or honey butter. Off site catering and delivery are available as well as banquet rooms, Friday fish fry and seafood buffet, Sunday brunch, and vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $7-$38. A D G R W

Bresina’s Hometown Bar and Grill 12037 County

Highway B, Chippewa Falls • (715) 288-6303 • This friendly hometown bar features a number of daily specials from burgers to chicken wings and a Friday fish fry. All that plus homemade pizzas. They are happy to serve parties for birthdays, retirement, and other special events in their two private party rooms.  If arrangements are made ahead of time, delivery

accommodations can be made. Located outdoors is a large pavilion with a private bar capable of seating over one hundred, perfect for hosting graduation parties, receptions, and family reunions.  Entrée: $5$10. A G R W

Brewski’s 1202 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire •

(715) 834-3181 • Brewski’s Pub & Grill is located in the Plaza Hotel & Suites. Though known for its casual atmosphere, Brewski’s offers a full dinner menu. Happy hour runs from 4 to 7pm on weekdays, featuring excellent food and drink specials. Friendly bartenders, a great atmosphere, and daily specials make this a great place to kick back and relax. Entrée: $8-$22. A G R W

Bridgewater Restaurant and Pub 1009 W. Park Ave., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-6941 • avalonhotelchippewafalls.com • This relaxed and casual yet upscale restaurant is known for their cutto-order steaks, varying specials throughout the week, and bloody marys ($3 all day on Sundays). They’re open late on weekends and have an attached bar. Vegetarian dishes are available upon request, private room available. Entrée: $6-$20. A D G R W

Buffalo Wild Wings 4612 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire • (715) 858-9453 • buffalowildwings.com • Buffalo Wild Wings is a sports bar with seven giant TV screens and 62 other TVs so that you can catch the big game. They’re well known for their chicken wings with a wide range of sauces -- from Honey BBQ to Blazin’ -- plus burgers, sandwiches, and more. Outdoor seating, open until midnight (11pm Sundays). Takeout and online ordering available. Entrée: $5-$15. A G W Q

Dana’s Bar & Grill - Eau Claire 6505 Texaco Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 874-5954 • danasgrillandsportsbar. com • Dana’s is a log cabin-themed sports bar and grill known for great ribs, steaks, and burgers. Weekday lunch buffet 11am to 2pm and a sunday brunch from 10am to 2pm. Dana’s has many nightly specials including Wednesday Wing Night and great Friday Fish Fry. Some outdoor seating with a tiki bar, open late, and delivery coming soon in 2014! Entrée: $5$18. A D G R W

Das Bierhaus 120 6th Ave. W, Menomonie • (715) 231-3230 • dasbierhaus-wi.com • Featuring a formidable range of domestic, imported, and brewedon-site German beers, Das Bierhaus is the local destination for authentic Bavarian food and drink. The signature Schnitzel Strips are prepared fresh daily, and the Kaeseknacker (a cheesy sausage) is as enjoyable to eat as it is to say. Friday Fish Fry. Entrée: $7-$17. A G W Dean & Sue’s Bar & Grill 2002 Midway Rd., Menomonie • (715) 235-9940 • Dean and Sue’s is the place for a laid back good time. Regular patrons love the Philly steak sandwich – beef, cheese, green peppers, mushrooms and onions piled between two slices of Texas toast. The best part of the food? You can order until midnight. Their private party room is the perfect place to reserve for anniversaries and weddings. Outdoor seating, private party room, dance hall, open late. Salads and wraps are available for vegetarians. Entrée: $5-$10. A G R W Dooley’s Pub 442 Water St, Eau Claire • (715)

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review by Sue

329 Riverfront Terrace, EC • 838-9999

I love, love, love the salad here. They are huge, you get to choose what you want on it, and watch them make it. The staff is friendly, especially the smiley (get it, Smiling Moose) young man who generally waits on me. I would definitely go back.

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834-2388 • dooleyspub.com • An Irish restaurant and sports bar combine forces to make for a relaxed hangout destination. Grab a local tap beer from their huge selection and either some traditional Irish food or classic bar favorites like burgers, sandwiches, cheese curds, and wings. Private party room, vegetarian friendly, and open late. Entrée: $6-$11. A G R W Q

Double Day’s Sports Bar and Grill 3020 London

Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 833-2255 • Doubleday’s has been a sports bar and grill destination in King’s Plaza on Eau Claire’s south side for quite a while. A wide range of ages call it their hangout, and they have plenty of TVs, darts, pool tables, and video games to go around. Burgers are on special all the time, and the calzones are among the more popular menu items. Vegetarian friendly, private party area, open late on weekends. Entrée: $6. A G R W

Duncan Creek Wine Bar 213 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-7000 • www. duncancreekwinebar.com • Customers have compared their dining experience at Duncan Creek to that of a casual metropolitan bistro. This eatery features a nightly special along with signature dishes such as the pan-seared halibut, the chicken messina stuffed with mozzarella and goat cheese and topped with a tomato vodka sauce all over ricotta ravioli, or the Leinenkugel fried banana with caramel and ice cream dessert . More than 70 varieties of wine to choose from, vegetarian options available, and outdoor seating. Entrée: $17$29. A G R W Q Eau Claire Ale House 120 N. Clairemont, Eau Claire • (715) 833-8939 • www.facebook.com/ECAleHouse • A restaurant relatively new to the Chippewa Valley area, the Eau Claire Ale House offers an American casual bar & grill experience. Home to a self-serve tap beer wall and 22 draft selections. $6-8.50. A G W

Every Buddy’s Bar and Grill 19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 861-3838 • everybuddysbar. net • Located in the heart of downtown Chippewa, Every Buddy’s features food entirely provided by local businesses, including the freshest meat and produce. Specials from 3pm-8pm include all-youcan-eat wings on Thursdays, homemade 16” pizza’s with up to seven toppings for $10 on Wednesdays, and Friday Fish Frys. Entreé $5-$7. A G R W

Fanny Hill 3919 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 836-8184 • fannyhill.com • The elegant yet casual setting at Fanny Hill will please all ages. Their menu includes steak, seafood, and Fanny’s famous Bailey’s Irish Dream Dessert. Try the award winning Sunday brunch with it’s breakfast staples and unique creations from the chefs. Outdoor seating available, private party area, and vegetarian friendly. They also have catering services. Entrée: $7-$25. A G R W Q Fill Inn Station 104 W. Columbia St., Chippewa

Falls • (715) 723-6551 • fillinnstation.com • A casual neighborhood bar and grill and former gas station, the Fill Inn is known for its homemade cheese curds, pizzas, and burgers. They also have sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and Bloody Marys served with fresh shrimp and a beer chaser. Private party hall available. Entrée: $5-$15. A G R W

Four Corners 14982 Co. Hwy. S, Chippewa Falls •

(715) 723-6783 • Four Corners serves up classic diner fare in a homey, family atmosphere. The fried chicken is a hit with the locals, and other favorites include the Friday night fish fry, prime rib on Saturdays, and build-your-own pizzas. Check out the large, wellstocked salad bar and weekly breakfast. Reservations

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of ground beef, bacon, cheese, onion, and barbecue sauce. Specials include 2 for 1 burgers all day Monday and BBQ ribs on Wednesdays. Also check out the Friday night fish fry or Tuesday all-you-can-eat wings. Bar open late on weekends. Entreé $5-$10. A G R W

Hilltop Tavern 924 E Madison St., Eau Claire •

(715) 835-9223 • A long-time neighborhood hangout, Hilltop offers classic bar food like burgers made to order. Check out the lunch specials served daily from 11am to 2pm. Open late, outdoor seating. Entrée: $5$7. A G R W

Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center 10764 County Hwy Q, Chippewa Falls • 715-724-1444 • horizonslounge.com • Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center offers a full menu of appetizers, soups, burgers, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, salads, broasted chicken, pasta, steaks, fish, and shrimp.Daily food specials available every week as well as a Friday Fish Fry. Carryout available. Private dining room. Breakfast served Sunday until 1pm. Entrée: $7-$20. A G R W

Kyote’s Den Bar & Grill E2339 Hwy 29, Menomonie • (715) 235-2777 • A classic bar and grill, Kyote’s is laid back and friendly. The trademark Kyote Burger is piled high with cheese and green peppers. Don’t forget about the Friday night fish fry or the cheap beer special on Sunday. Entire menu available for takeout, open late. Entrée: $6-$8. A G R Rescue a bland night with this savory saviour: the Irish Whiskey Tenderloin Tips from Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub (415 S Barstow St., Eau Claire). suggested for large groups. Private party room, and banquet services. Entrée: $4-$17. A D G R W

Fox Run Tavern 1515 S. 65th Ave., Eau Claire •

(715) 835-6489 • foxruntavern.com • With a great view of the local pines, Fox Run specializes in classic bar food like half-pound burgers and grinders. If you’re looking for something more exotic, try the homemade pizza. Everyday specials, outdoor seating, private party deck, and catering services are offered. Come play volleyball, kickball, and an assortment of other outdoor games during the summer. Entrée: $5$8. A G R Q

Fuzzy’s Bar & Grill N5729 410th St., Menomonie •

(715) 231-3899 • fuzzysbarandgrill.com • Fuzzy’s Bar and Grill points to their pizzas with pride and boasts tasty specials every day of the week. Each Wednesday, enjoy all you can eat chicken wings and, each Friday, a fish fry. Private party area, delivery available, open late. Also available is the Fuzzy Bus which will transport you to and from Fuzzy’s for free! Entrée: $6$8. A D G R W

Galloway Grille 409 Galloway St., Eau Claire •

(715) 514-0751 • gallowaygrille.com • A classy yet casual place to get your three square meals. Decked out in historical photos and memorabilia of downtown Eau Claire, Galloway Grille is known for great burgers and signature salads. Private party/meeting room available, vegetarian friendly, outdoor seating, breakfast from 10-11am. Entrée: $5-$25. A G R W

Girolamo’s Court ‘n House Bar 113 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 832-5478 • A fun, family-owned bar and grill that attracts a wide range of patrons, the Court ‘n House is best known for its juicy burgers (they’re in high demand every Thursday when it’s two-for-one). Other favorites include the Icelandic

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Glen Loch Bar and Grill 1300 Jefferson Ave., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-1297 • A casual saloon serving burgers, sandwiches, homemade pizzas, and a wide array of deep fried food. Entrée: $10-$20. A G R W Golden Spike Bar & Grill 228 Division St., Altoona

• (715) 552-5526 • This neighborhood bar and grill has burgers that keep the locals coming back for more, and lunch specials every day. Wednesday is wing night, $1 burgers on Thursdays, and a domestic pitcher and pizza combo for $10 on Friday nights. The kitchen stays open from 10am to bar close every night. Entrée: $5-$6. A G

Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Grill & Steaks 4890 Golf

Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 832-6481 • grizzlysgrill.com • Grizzly’s is a relaxed, family-friendly grill with a bar side full of TVs and a quieter (but still fun) restaurant side. They have a full menu of appetizers, soups, salads, fish, burgers, pastas, wraps, and more. Favorites include the Blackened-Ribeye, Bear Creek pasta, and their “Best Chicken” award winning Rotisserie Chicken. Entrée: $7-$25. A G R W Q

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Cty. Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls • (715) 861-3870 • A popular game day spot, Hallie Bar and Grill also has a full pub menu. Between cheers and boos, grub on over 20 different burgers. The Western Burger gets a cheer, with a half pound

Loopy’s Saloon & Grill 10691 Business 29, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-5667 • 723loop.com • A log cabin atmosphere sets the stage for casual eating at Loopy’s. Located right on the Chippewa River, the fish fry and homemade pizza are popular menu items, but make sure to check out the terrific nachos. Weekday lunch buffet, outdoor seating, outdoor private party area, banquet services, and vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $6-$8. A G R W Q Menomonie Log Jam 709 S. Broadway St.,

Menomonie • (715) 235-0703 • menomonielogjam. com • The deep booths, warm colors, and dark woodwork give the Log Jam a cozy, classy atmosphere. But don’t think it’s all posh and snooty; the menu’s signature item – the Lumber Jack Burger – is a half-pound burger topped with pepper jack cheese, bacon, fried onion slices, and BBQ sauce. Outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $7-$9. A G W

Miami Steve’s Grill and Bar 1807 N. Clairemont

Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 835-2485 • Come to Miami Steve’s Grill and Bar with its casual, laid back atmosphere and clean new environment. Families are welcome. Come watch the big game on one of their 5 giant TVs, or hang out and play a game of pool. Enjoy their lunch specials Mon. - Thurs. or come on down for their Friday Fish Fry. Don’t forget to try their Gator bites! $10-$16. A G R W

Milwaukee Burger Company 2620 E Clairemont

Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-6503 • Though the name might suggest this restaurant is a regional import, it’s not – Milwaukee Burger is native to Eau Claire. The menu features lots of great burger combinations and all sorts of tasty drink concoctions. If no one combo is catching your eye, Milwaukee offers a “build your own” menu. Cheese is a staple ingredient here; their bestselling patty, the Famous Juicy Lucy, conceals

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Great “upscale” bar food. Great Friday fish fry that comes with baked beans! The lumberjack burger is indeed, awe-inspiring, and the buffalo chicken wrap is delicious. The beer selection runs heavily toward the lager and pilsner side of things, but a good selection of spirits makes up for it. Great staff too!

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a “molten core of cheese,” and their gigantic cheese curds are matched by none. A new addition is their 32 tap beers. Open late, vegetarian friendly. Entrée $5$10. A G R W Q

Mogie’s Pub and Restaurant 436 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 836-9666 • mogiespub.com • With shiny hardwood floors, brick walls, and local memorabilia hanging left and right, Mogie’s generates a casual and fun vibe. Lots of classic pub food and a long line of tempting beer taps await, but the crown jewel of Mogie’s menu is a list of excellent specialty burgers. Bring some friends and order the cheesy Spuds o’ Plenty. Outdoor seating, private party room, vegetarian friendly, open late. Groups of 10 or more should call ahead, but reservations are not accepted. Entrée: $7. A G W Q Norske Nook at Northwoods Brewpub 3560 Oakwood Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 552-0510 • northwoodsbrewpub.com • The hearty comfort food of Norske Nook combined with the excellent pub grub and microbrews of Northwoods offers a culinary one-two punch capable of destroying your hunger. Check out the duck and buffalo dishes, fried cukes, and various lefse concoctions. Also known for their vast selection of homemade pies, available in nearly every flavor imaginable. Breakfast, outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly, open late on weekends. Entrée: $6-$17. A G R W Pioneer Grill & Saloon E5699 Cty. Trk. D,

Menomonie • (715) 235-9927 • pioneergrill.com • There’s a distinct party atmosphere most nights at the Pioneer Grill & Saloon. Gourmet pizzas and burgers round out a sizable menu of sandwiches and familystyle favorites. Try out their famous all-beef burgers and don’t miss the live music in summer. Breakfast served all week. Outdoor seating, private banquet room, and open late. Entrée: $6-$11. A G R W

Playmakers Bar & Grill 101 Graham Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 830-8292 • playmakerseauclaire.com • Playmakers offers an open and clean atmosphere with a long bar and three levels of seating. They’re known for their specialty burgers and nightly specials. There’s also seven large-screen TVs for game days, and vegetarian options. Entrée: $7-$10. A G R W The Pourhouse W301 Menomonie St., Elk Mound •

(715) 917-1020 • elkmoundpourhouse.com • This bar and grill in Elk Mound both serves as a great place for a cup of joe and to watch the game with friends. The Pourhouse serves daily lunch specials, and all their sandwiches and pizzas are made from local and organic ingredients. Takeout pizza available, and open late. Entrée: $4-$8. A G R W

Ray’s Place 838 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 832-

3991 • People come from miles around just to grab a beer and an excellent hot beef sandwich served on a pile of napkins at Ray’s. The optional horseradish sauce (highly recommended) will clear your sinuses. Cheese slices are available upon polite request. During the cooler months, try the signature Spanish stew. The homemade soups – pea or bean with ham – round out the menu. Outdoor seating and open late. Entrée: $4$5. A D G R W

Red Zone Sports Bar 2071 S Prairie View Rd,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 726-3030 • This down-toearth and friendly sports bar offers food that goes beyond run-of-the-mill bar food. While their burgers are worthy of many compliments, the bar favorite is the Philly Cheesesteak. Also serves appetizers such as cheese curds and wings, and homemade soups. Outdoor seating and open late. Entrée: $5-$9. A G

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Sammy’s Pizza Restaurant & Pub 2812 London Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 831-1300 • mysammys.com • With a family-style pizza place up front (complete with cool diner furniture) and a full-scale bar in the back, Sammy’s is great for lunch, dinner, or a night out. Bring your friends for the House Special – pepperoni, hamburger, kosher salami, sausage, mushrooms, onion, and green pepper – or check out the broasted chicken. Weekday lunch buffet, private party room, vegetarian friendly, order late on Friday and Saturday nights. Entrée: $7-$18. A D G W Q

Shari’s Chippewa Club 106 W. Main St., Durand • (715) 672-8785 • sharischippewaclub.com • A destination bar for its many music events and outdoor patio overlooking the river, Shari’s also serves up homemade specialty pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches. Their butterfly shrimp with Chippewa Chips is a house favorite, as is the scorching hot live blues music every Sunday. New to their menu is Wednesday steak night. They serve food late and have a private party room. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. $5-$8. A G W Smith’s Country Inn S5786 Hwy. 37, Eau Claire • (715) 836-9003 • A favorite local spot for eaters of all ages, Smith’s is homey, friendly, and relaxed. Popular menu items include classic comfort food, not to mention the famous fish fry and the juicy prime rib steaks (served on Saturday). Private banquet room, no reservations on Friday, outdoor seating and pavilion available for parties. Entrée: $9-$17. A G R Stout Ale House 1501 N. Broadway St., Menomonie •

(715) 233-3333 • stoutalehouse.com • Festooned with 37 TVs and packed with video games, dart machines, and pool tables, the Stout Ale House hopes you have a good time. Casual and fun, the eatery features a full menu of all-American food and a full bar with many different kinds of beer. Rent out a special “skybox” to recreate an at-the-game afternoon with friends. Outdoor seating, private party rooms/banquet hall, vegetarian friendly, gluten-free options and open late. Entrée: $7-$19. A G R W Q

Sweeney’s Bar & Grill 201 E. Canal St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-9905 • A classic Wisconsin bar and grill where the locals go to get a burger or a homemade pizza. Sweeney’s boasts 25 kinds of half-pound burgers, and its relaxed atmosphere puts customers at ease. Open late and vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $6-$7. A G R W Tailgates Sports Bar & Grill 1505 N. Clairemont

Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 552-1733 • tailgatessportsbar. com • As a classic Midwestern sports bar, Tailgates is known for their televised games. The menu itself features seasoned third-pound burgers and homemade pizza. The Friday fish fry is a local favorite. Private party room, open late. Entrée: $6-$8. A D G R W

Taverna Grill 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715)

835-2845 • tavernagrill.com • Taverna Grill is a sports bar and grill from the owners of Draganetti’s. Dubbed “The Godfather of Game Day,” the restaurant combines the accommodations of a sports bar and a mafia theme. They offer an affordable ItalianAmerican menu and a wide variety of wine and beer, including 14 constantly rotating taps The menu consists of soups, salads, panini sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, entrees such as their Tuscan Taverna Pasta, and desserts. Friday fish fry, outdoor seating, vegetarian and gluten-free friendly. Catering services available. Entrée: $5-$19. A G R W

The Abbey Pub & Grub 414 Main St. E., Menomonie

• The Abbey Pub & Grub has an old-fashioned pub-like atmosphere, complete with antique items adorning the walls.  Along with sandwiches, The Abbey features 16 beers on tap along with an assortment of specialty brews.  The Abbey also offers free snacks, a variety of indoor games, and will an outdoor patio for use in summer. Limited menu for late night. $5-$8. A G R W

The Barley Club at Pine Meadow 4324 Fairfax Park Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 831-9224 • Fun and friendly, The Barley Club offers a full menu year-round with outdoor dining overlooking Pine Meadow Golf Course. The signature fish fry, served with homemade potato salad and coleslaw, features V1’s Eat Scene 2014

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battered walleye, baked or fried cod, battered shrimp or shrimp scampi, and salad bar. Indoor and outdoor banquets and catering services available. Daily lunch and dinner specials. Specialty salads available. Entrée: $6.50. A G W

The Livery (aka Cowtown Saloon) 316 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire • (715) 833-7666 • A neighborhood saloon and grill in a historic livery stable building. Accompanying the the old-time atmosphere is comfort food with a modern twist such as their Smoked Pork which is prepared in-house. Outdoor seating with firepit, open late. Entrée: $10-$18. A G R W Q

The Lodge 1200 W River St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-7708 • The recently remodeled bar and grill features American casual dining, and is known for its burgers, chicken, and Friday night fish frys with salad bar. The Lodge also has a full blown tiki bar, outdoor games, two volleyball courts, and a DJ, karaoke, or live music every Saturday. Serves breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Entrée: $5-$10. A G R W The Pub 5150 Fairview Drive (Metropolis Resort),

Eau Claire • (715) 852-6000 • metropolishotel.com • Located inside the Metropolis Resort, The Pub serves up typical bar-style food like grilled burgers, homemade chips, sandwiches, and wraps with a smaller late-night menu available after 10pm. They feature seasonal outdoor seating and wireless internet. Their new menu offers vegetarian and kids options. Private area available in the resort. Entrée: $8. A D G R W

The Red Room 302 E Madison St, Eau Claire • (715)

855-0000 • Adjoining the ever-popular cajun joint Stella Blues, this bar counterpart features tables with Stella’s menu and they’ll gladly take your order and walk it over to you. Entrée: $6-$10. A G W

BREAKFAST & BRUNCH BREAKFAST SPOTS Establishments open for breakfast

4:30 AM Coffee House 608 N. Bridge St.,

Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 835-2485

Moe’s Diner 12701 10th St, Osseo • (715) 597-3912 Mom’s Kitchen 3035 N. Hastings Way, Eau

Claire • (715) 838-8994

Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-6165

Moneatza’s Eats & Treats 800 Wisconsin Street

Eau Claire • (715) 832-9090

Norske Kitchen and Kro 1705 Plaza Dr.,

Acoustic Café, Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Altoona Family Restaurant 2000 N. Hillcrest

Building 2, Suite 210, Eau Claire • 715-514-3101

Menomonie • (715) 233-2006

Pkwy., Altoona • (715) 830-5000

Norske Nook at Northwoods Brewpub 3560

Seymour Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 552-5348

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery 1720 N.

American Table Family Restaurant 2426 Bake ‘n’ Brew Cafe 17255 Co. Hwy. X, Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-2360

Blind Munchies 621 Wilson Ave., Menomonie • (715) 235-9300

Bresina’s Old Home Restaurant 704 E. Grand

Oakwood Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 552-0510

Broadway St., Menomonie • (715) 235-2234

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery 2025 Highland

Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-9911

Pioneer Grill & Saloon E5699 Cty. Trk. D, Menomonie • (715) 235-9927

Ave., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-7973

Racy D’lene’s Coffee Lounge 404 Riverside

Ave., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-6941

Randy’s Family Restaurant 1132 MacArthur

289-4288

Smiling Moose Deli 329 Riverfront Terrace, Eau

Bridgewater Restaurant and Pub 1009 W. Park Cadott Bakery 334 North Main St., Cadott • (715) Caffé Tempo 315 E Madison St., Eau Claire • (715) 833-7449

Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-0000

Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 839-8449

Claire • (715) 838-9999

Tacos Juanita Mexican Restaurant 2873 E. Hamilton Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 835-3229

The Rumor Mill Pub & Eatery 465 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls • (715) 861-5600 • rumormillpubandeatery.com • This casual, family friendly place is mainly sports bar with an old school antique feel. It boasts a unique menu that includes local cuisine like Leinenkugel’s battered pickles and handcrafted ice creams and desserts. Enjoy dinner on the outdoor patio. Some vegetarian dishes available. Entrée: $7-$16. A G R W

Camille’s Sidewalk Café 1120 122nd St., Suite 3, Chippewa Falls • (715) 833-2233

Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-9281 • A neighborhood bar and grill serving up burgers, as well as their well known hot beef sandwiches. Outdoor seating, private party area, friday fish fy, open late. Takeout available. Entrée: $4-$7. A G R W

Denny’s 1827 N. Broadway St., Menomonie Down to Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Lane,

(715) 832-3528

Exit 45 Restaurant and Bakery 2100 Co. Rd. B,

• (715) 834-9061

• (715) 235-6541 • A casual stop for the 20s and 30s crowd. They serve high-end bar food including many different chicken sandwiches, burgers, fish, wings, wraps, and more. Known for a great Friday fish fry, they also feature live music some Thursday nights and occasional Saturdays. The outdoor deck towers over Lake Menomin, providing a wide, sweeping vista with plenty of birds, boats, and breeze. Carry out available, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $6-$14. A G W

Fireside Bistro Located inside Dove Healthcare-

Yankee Jack’s 2300 W. Princeton Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-4050

Four Corners 14982 Co. Hwy. S, Chippewa Falls

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The West Hill Bar and Grill 250 W. Elm St.,

Waterfront Bar & Grill 512 Crescent St., Menomonie

Wigwam Tavern 314 E. Madison St., Eau Claire

• (715) 834-9061 • wigwamtavern.com • A casual neighborhood bar and grill with a nice mix of regulars, the Wigwam serves up daily lunch specials like Friday fish fry and their famous creamed turkey over biscuits (get there early, because when it’s out, it’s out). The regular menu offers sandwiches and terrific burgers. Catering available. Lunch delivery to businesses,

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Chick-A-Dee’s Family Restaurant 1928 3rd St.,

The Farm On Starr Restaurant & Bar 3800

Starr Ave, Eau Claire • 715-514-5073

Eau Claire • (715) 832-7724

The Goat Coffee House 336 Water St., Eau

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-4751

The Lodge 1200 W River St., Chippewa Falls •

Eau Claire • (715) 874-5954

The Nucleus Café 405 Water St., Eau Claire •

Chippewa Family Restaurant 1701 Kennedy Rd, Dana’s Bar & Grill - Eau Claire 6505 Texaco Dr.,

Eau Claire • (715) 833-1234

Menomonie • (715) 235-1166

South on Hwy 93, 3656 Mall Drive, Eau Claire • (715) 552-1035 x743

• (715) 723-6783

Claire • 715-831-4491

(715) 720-7708

(715) 834-7777

VFW Post 7232 2900 W Folsom St, Eau Claire • Wigwam Tavern 314 E. Madison St., Eau Claire

(715) 514-0751

Establishments open for special brunch on Sunday morning (excludes places that always have breakfast).

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-2948

29 Pines Family Restaurant and Lodge Bar

Galloway Grille 409 Galloway St., Eau Claire • Golden Eagle Restaurant 16760 Co. Hwy. X, Golden Leaf Café 1706 Stout Rd, Menomonie •

(715) 231-5323

Goldsmith Coffee Bar 22 S. Prairie St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 379-3458

Grand Avenue Café 119 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 831-1100

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar, Eau Claire 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 839-8687

Heckel’s Family Restaurant 2621 Hwy. 53,

5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 874-2929

Blue Moose Grill & Steak House 1628 Woodard

Rd, Bloomer • (715) 568-2687

Connell’s Club 12 E11295 Hwy. 12, Fall Creek • 877-2140

Connell’s Supper Club 18525 50th Ave,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-5656

Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center 10764 County Hwy Q, Chippewa Falls • 715-724-1444 Jake’s Supper Club E5690 County Rd. D,

= Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-0844

= Delivery available. Some restrictions may apply.

Menomonie • (715) 235-2777

Fanny Hill 3919 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire • (715)

Eau Claire • (715) 552-1998

Skoog’s Parkside 932 N. Broadway St,

= Able to accommodate larger groups of 9 or more.

W = Free access to wireless internet.

Kyote’s Den Bar & Grill E2339 Hwy 29, Maple Lounge & Café 2507 S. Hastings Way,

= Accepts reservations. Some restrictions may apply.

Menomonie Family Restaurant 2616 Hills Ct,

= Winner: 2013 V1 Best of the Valley Reader Poll.

Miami Steve’s Grill and Bar 1807 N. Clairemont

Menomonie • (715) 235-9000

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836-8184

Menomonie • (715) 235-6124

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire • (715)

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• (715) 833-9945 • building420.org • Eclectic decor, bamboo floors, and soothing colors are the backdrop for 420 Internet Cafe’s full-service coffee bar and sandwich shop. Try the signature gyro sandwich or the popular chocolate truffle mocha drink. Internet stations. Entrée: $4-$5. A G R W

4:30 AM Coffee House 608 N. Bridge St., Chippewa

Falls • (715) 720-6165 • Known for their signature Coffee House Salad, homemade scones, wraps, various baked goods, and nifty little drive-up, 4:30 AM is a coffee mainstay of Chippewa Falls. Delivery over $30, breakfast, vegetarian friendly. $4-$8. D G R W

Acoustic Café, Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau

Claire • (715) 832-9090 • theacoustic.com/eauclaire • This downtown destination wants to make sure no one hungers for lack of a better sandwich. Known for their hot hoagies, the spacious and art bedecked café also has pitas, soups, salads, a number of baked-fromscratch cookies, muffins, and more. Try their gourmet coffees and espresso. Expect live music on weekends. Outdoor seating in season, vegetarian friendly, open until 11pm Friday and Saturday. Entrée: $4-$8. A G R W Q

The famous popovers from comfort food mecca Norske Kitchen and Kro (1705 Plaza Dr., Menomonie) are available in a wide array of delectable flavors. breakfast on Sunday, volleyball court available for private parties, open late. Groups call ahead. Entrée: $6-$7. A D G R W Q

Yankee Jack’s 2300 W. Princeton Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-4050 • yankeejacks.com • Whether you’re a hungry golfer or just hungry, stop out to Yankee Jack’s. The atmosphere is casual, with flat screen TVs, deck seating, and friendly staff, and the food is even better. Fresh burgers, fantastic salads, homemade pizzas, and nightly specials (yes, a fish fry is one of them) will tackle your hunger, and the full-service bar complete with specialty drinks will quench your thirst. Can’t decide? Try their unique Reuben pizza. Vegetarian options include a grilled veggie sandwich and a couple vegetarian pizzas. Private party room holds up to 50 guests. Entrée: $8-$10. A D G R W

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Das Bierhaus 120 6th Ave. W, Menomonie • (715)

231-3230 • dasbierhaus-wi.com • Featuring a formidable range of domestic, imported, and brewed-on-site German beers, Das Bierhaus is the local destination for authentic Bavarian food and drink. The signature Schnitzel Strips are prepared fresh daily, and the Kaeseknacker (a cheesy sausage) is as enjoyable to eat as it is to say. Friday Fish Fry. Entrée: $7-$17. A G W

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Buffalo Wild Wings 4612 Keystone Crossing, Eau

Claire • (715) 858-9453 • buffalowildwings.com •

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W = Free access to wireless internet. = Accepts reservations. Some restrictions may apply. = Winner: 2013 V1 Best of the Valley Reader Poll.

Buffalo Wild Wings is a sports bar with seven giant TV screens and 62 other TVs so that you can catch the big game. They’re well known for their chicken wings with a wide range of sauces -- from Honey BBQ to Blazin’ -- plus burgers, sandwiches, and more. Outdoor seating, open until midnight (11pm Sundays). Takeout and online ordering available. Entrée: $5$15. A G W Q

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 311 E. Clairemont Ave,

Eau Claire // (715) 830-9790 • 6202 Chuck Lane, Eau Claire // (715) 830-9790 • dickeys.com • Meat lovers rejoice - Dickey’s Barbecue Pit offers customers a classic, meaty menu. Choose between their sandwiches or meat plates - the tough decision is which meat(s) you will savor. From beef briskets to pulled pork, turkey breast to Polish sausage, nearly any carnivore will be pleased. Their humongous Bakers (double-sized baked potatoes) are quite popular and also a vegetarian option (minus the bacon bits, of course). If you’re throwing a party, Dickey’s offers catering services. Kids eat free on Sundays. Entrée: $8-$10. G Q

Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que 2911 Mall Dr., Eau

Claire • (715) 835-2227 • famousdaves.com/eauclaire • A fun family destination with good music and an energetic staff. From Texas beef brisket to chopped pork to rib plates (from four to 12 bones), there’s plenty of BBQ to go around. Go with a group and get the “Dave’s Famous Feast,” a plethora of goods that will feed up to six. Catering is a specialty of Famous Dave’s. Private party room, Friday fish fry. Entrée: $6$20. A G Q

Texas Roadhouse 5019 Keystone Crossing, Eau

Claire • (715) 838-0035 • texasroadhouse.com • Upbeat and energetic, Texas Roadhouse is “that place they line dance every hour.” Their culinary claims to fame are hand-cut steaks and award-winning falloff-the-bone ribs. Their bread is baked fresh all day long, and they make all dressings and side dishes from scratch. Free in-the-shell peanuts. Open late on weekends. Entrée: $15. A R W Q

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Acoustic Café, Menomonie 102 Main St., Menomonie • (715) 235-1115 • A top notch hoagie shop (everything from corned beef to hummus) that bakes its own bread from scratch, the Menomonie Acoustic Café features weekly live music and a local artist display that changes monthly.  The trademark high-back booths make it a great place to grab lunch, hold a casual meeting, or just hang out. Outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly, local brews on tap, and open until 10pm. Entrée: $3-$8. A G W Bake ‘n’ Brew Cafe 17255 Co. Hwy. X, Chippewa

Falls • (715) 720-2360 • “Homemade is our specialty” at this laid-back bakery and café. Bake ‘n’ Brew Café is known for their cinnamon rolls, salads, and sandwiches. There is also a “lite” menu available. Vegetarian friendly, delivery available. Entrée: $4-$8. D G W

BAM! Books-A-Million 4030 Commonwealth Avenue, Eau Claire • 715-831-4431 • Hang a right once inside Books-A-Million and - BAM! (see what we did there?) - you’ll find yourself in the store’s own little cafe, Joe Muggs. The coffee shop offers WiFi with a membership rewards card, brewed coffee, specialty coffee drinks, and bakery items like bagels, pretzels, and pastries. Open Mon - Sat 9AM-9PM, and Sun 10AM-8PM. Entrée: $3-$6. W Better Life Café 800 Wisconsin St. Bldg 13 Suite

#223, Eau Claire • (715) 514-1661 • betterlifecafe.net • Sit down with a friend and a hot cup of coffee or drink down a refreshing fruit smoothie. A variety of delectable baked goods, freshly made to order wraps and cannoli (a chocolate dipped thin, flaky pastry filled with cream cheese) are what sets this cafe apart. As their slogan says, “Life gets better,” especially when there’s ample coffee available. Also features occasional music performances, and a ping pong table. Entrée: $5. D G W

Blind Munchies 621 Wilson Ave., Menomonie •

(715) 235-9300 • blindmunchies.wix.com/main • Open Mondays and Saturdays (9:00am-4:30pm), Tuesday through Friday (9:00am-9:00pm), and Sundays for breakfast and lunch. Blind Munchies features a full coffee bar, a from-scratch bakery, fresh sandwiches made to order, and new food made fresh every morning. Try their famous “Healthy Munchie” sandwiches, salads, or wraps. Keep an eye out for live music every other Friday and B-movie nights as well as DJ spinning. Vegetarian friendly, breakfast served on Saturday and Sundays, delivery of baked items available (for groups and events), and catering available. Entrée: $3-$5. D G W

Caffé Tempo 315 E Madison St., Eau Claire •

(715) 833-7449 • caffetempo.net • Caffe Tempo is a locally-owned and operated coffee house located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in the trendy Phoenix Park neighborhood. Their excellent Baristas proudly serve the freshest and highest quality fair-trade organic coffee, tea, espresso drinks, and real-fruit smoothies in a setting that is comfortable, contemporary, and highly


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Chippewa Falls has its own meat market with Lucy’s Delicatessen (117 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls) serving up sandwiches and deli meats. reflective of those who enjoy coffee culture. Fresh bakery and dessert items, including their signature Cannoli, complement the many beverages offered. They continue to expand their menu and now offer a variety of unique quality-ingredient sandwiches. Catering is also offered for area businesses. They also are able to host parties and special events. Entrée: $2$7. D G W

Caibou Coffee 4732 Golf Rd., Eau Claire // 715-

830-5032 • 2321 State Hwy 25 N #308, Menomonie // (715) 235-3627 • 2112 Hastings Way, Eau Claire • cariboucoffee.com • Whether you’re craving something hot or cold to wet your whistle (or a tasty baked treat to go along with it), Caribou has it all. Their decadent specialty drinks are especially popular. W

Camille’s Sidewalk Café 1120 122nd St., Suite 3,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 833-2233 • camillescafe.com • Camille’s fast, casual dining offers all-day breakfast, wraps, grilled paninis, sandwiches, salads, pizza, coffee, and smoothies. They feature their own brand of soup and salsa and offer catering services to boot. Outdoor seasonal seating, huge gluten free menu as well as vegetarian friendly, breakfast, delivery, and private area available. Entrée: $7. A D G R W

Down to Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Lane,

Eau Claire • (715) 833-1234 • dwntoearth.com • Five & Two Café in the garden center offers a variety of natural and organic foods, and fresh, local produce. Signature favorites include: grilled sandwiches, cracker crust pizzas that you can’t find almost anywhere else, soups, and a variety of espresso drinks. Breakfast has been made available recently with options such as breakfast paninis, wraps, and pizzas. Outdoor seating available, vegetarian friendly. $5-$8. G R W

Fireside Bistro Located inside Dove Healthcare-

South on Hwy 93, 3656 Mall Drive, Eau Claire • (715) 552-1035 x743 • A small café located inside Dove Healthcare South. The Bistro offers both breakfast and lunch, serving rolls, muffins, specialty coffees, soups, salads, paninis, wraps, and sandwiches. Look for great value with the soup and sandwich combo. A variety of specials are available daily. If sitting next to the indoor fireplace and 42-inch TV doesn’t tickle your fancy, head outside to the courtyard area and pavilion. In the summertime, there is an opportunity to relax in the patio area and listen to live music.  Vegetarian friendly. Takeout available. Entrée: $3-$6. G W

Golden Leaf Café 1706 Stout Rd, Menomonie • (715)

231-5323 • goldenleafcafe.com • Gourmet organic panini sandwiches are the specialty at Golden Leaf

Café, where you’ll also find homemade soups and salads. There’s no need to wait for dessert; they also sell Norske Nook pies (whole or by the slice). After eating, peruse the connected specialty shop for wine, foodstuffs, and tea. They also offer a gluten-free menu, as well as an espresso bar. Outdoor seating, vegetarian and vegan friendly. Private conference room is available. Entrée: $6.50. G W

Goldsmith Coffee Bar 22 S. Prairie St., Chippewa

Falls • (715) 379-3458 • Located inside the Parish Life Center adjacent to the Heyde Center for the Arts, Goldsmith Coffee Bar offers specialty coffee drinks, non-coffee energy drinks, baked goods and homemade scones. Join their cup club and have your clean cup ready for you every time you go. D G R W

Grand Avenue Café 119 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 831-1100 • A quaint (and popular) little café known for their sandwiches, quiches, homemade soups, and bread pudding. Capitalize on one of their creative lunch specials. Vegetarian friendly, breakfast, outdoor seating, Sunday brunch. Entrée: $6-$8. G R W Half Moon Tea & Spice 112 E. Grand Ave., Eau

Claire • (715) 514-1975 • Half Moon Tea & Spice is the only teahouse in the Chippewa Valley and it is more than impressive. Its about 100 flavors of tea filled test tubes so you can see and smell the tea leaves of your choosing and a wide variety of spices for cooking. They also are the home to Half Moon’s locally flavored potato chips. Entree $4-$6. G W

Legacy Chocolates 632 S. Broadway St., Menomonie • (715) 231-2580 • legacychocolates.com • Crafting truffles in no less than four levels of cocoa intensity (41%, 68%, 85% and 99%) and eight standard flavors – that’s 32 possible varieties – Legacy Chocolates has your post-meal sweet tooth covered. Besides the standards, Legacy also offers limited-run specialty

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The Coffee Grounds 3460 Mall Dr., Hwy. 93, Eau Claire • (715) 834-1733 • thecoffeegrounds.com • The Coffee Grounds is a casual, European-style café plopped into the middle of a gourmet food/ coffee/beer/wine/cigar giftshop. They offer a variety of baked goods, homemade soups, and fresh unique sandwiches. Their menu is always evolving and you can order lunch online. Also, don’t forget about the coffee as they roast their own beans and, in their own words, have the best coffee in town! Outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $4-$8. A G W The Goat Coffee House 336 Water St., Eau Claire

• 715-831-4491 • www.thegoatcoffeehouse.com • A relaxed, full-scale coffee house offering an eclectic selection of fresh sandwiches, The Goat sports an interesting mix of furniture and décor. Breakfast options include homemade scones and muffins made daily, and The Goat’s rich soups are a popular lunch dish. Check out the fruit smoothies and cold, blended coffee drinks. Outdoor seating, private party room, breakfast served, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $4-$6. G R W Q

Hunker down for a hearty lunch at the Fill Inn Station (104 W. Columbia St., Chippewa Falls). Foreground: Fill Inn’s tasty reuben sandwich and sweet potato fries. truffles. Check out their Potion #9 chocolate sauce, roasted coffee beans, and coffee concentrates. Also serving lunch daily, and coffee and espresso brewed one cup at a time. Vegetarian and gluten-free friendly. Entrée: $3-$5. D G R W

Lucy’s Delicatessen 117 N Bridge St, Chippewa

Falls • (715) 720-9800 • foreign5.com/lucys • Bringing a slice of New York to downtown Chipppewa Falls when they opened up their full-service deli and sandwich shop, the owners of Lucy’s have all the locals buzzing. One look at their famous reuben or hot beef sandwiches (made with Boar’s Head meat) and you’ll see why. Soups, salads, and personal pizzas are all made from scratch. Breakfast is now served until 11am and be sure to check out Lucy’s Gooeys (caramel rolls) or a delicious omelette. Also offering a variety of local beer/wine, espresso drinks, and a kids menu, this is more than just your average deli. Large meeting room available, outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly, and delivery available on orders over $25 to the Chippewa Falls area. Entrée: $8-$9. A D G R W

Panera Bread 4601 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire

• (715) 834-9752 • panerabread.com • A chain store featuring a full bakery and café where all breads are baked fresh. On the bakery side, they feature 20 different breads, 12 bagels, and 30 sweets and pastries – the Cinnamon Crunch bagel is among the favorites, selling between 400 and 500 a day. The café features 15 sandwiches, seven salads, and seven (of 12) different soups on any given day with Chicken and Wild Rice as a best seller. Eat your soup out of a fresh bread bowl. Outdoor patio seating, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $5-$9. D W

range of brews. Relaxed doesn’t even begin to describe Racy’s. Comfy couches and chairs take up the floor space. Often, groups of college students are found lounging on them with their laptops, friends, or both. Check out the desserts and astounding menu of distinctive sandwiches. Outdoor seating, private party area, and vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $5-$7. G W Q

Starbucks 2016 S Hastings Way, Eau Claire // (715)

834-2513 • 953 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire // (715) 836-7320 • 3649 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire // (715) 838-0196 • starbucks.com • Coffee, tea, dessert, and other treats to warm you up, cool you down, or satisfy a craving. W

Sweet & Savory 930 Galloway St. Building 13,

Eau Claire • 715-703-0388 • This self described “cookie shop” offers coffee, lattes, smoothies, and hot chocolate as well as baked goods and a limited lunch. Especially popular are the 12 oz. coffee and a cookie for $1.50 and free day-old cookies for college students. $5. D G R

The Coffee Grounds 2116 Craig Rd., Eau Claire •

(715) 797-2198 • thecoffeegrounds.com • The Coffee Grounds is a casual, European-style café that offers gourmet food and a variety of coffee drinks. This flagship, located in the Marshfield Clinic, also features baked goods, homemade soups, and fresh unique sandwiches. Their menu is always evolving and you can order lunch online. Also, don’t forget about the coffee as they roast their own beans and, in their own words, have the best coffee in town! Vegetarian and vegan friendly. Entrée: $4-$8. W

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W = Free access to wireless internet. = Accepts reservations. Some restrictions may apply. = Winner: 2013 V1 Best of the Valley Reader Poll.

The Living Room Coffee House (Mayo Clinic, Clairemont) 733 Clairemont Avenue (Midelfort

Clinic), Eau Claire • 715-383-5230 • Proudly serving the Chippewa Valley since 2007, now in four locations. Serving coffee, tea, specialty drinks, tea, smoothies, ice cream, and bakery treats. Entrée: $5-$7. W

The Living Room Coffee House (Mayo Clinic, downtown) 1221 Whipple Street, Eau Claire • 715-

464-9188 • Proudly serving the Chippewa Valley since 2007, now in four locations. Serving coffee, tea, specialty drinks, tea, smoothies, ice cream, and bakery treats. Two locations in the Mayo Clinic Health System downtown campus: Midelfort Building and Luther Building.  Entrée: $5-$7. W

The Nucleus Café 405 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 834-7777 • thenucleuscafe.com • Connected via a convenient hallway to Racy D’lene’s Coffee Lounge, The Nucleus is a cozy café with a European vibe serving breakfast and lunch. Check out the desserts, homemade soups, quiches, omelets, and distinctive sandwiches. The Nucleus is also a traditional crêperie, offering a variety of dessert and main meal crêpes. Sunday brunch, outdoor seating, private party room, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $5-$12. A G W Q

CAFETERIA CVTC Valley Cafe 620 West Clairemont Avenue,

Eau Claire • (715) 833-6235 • Located on the first floor of CVTC’s Business Education Center, the Valley Cafe offers hot breakfasts and lunches daily. Open to students, staff, and the public. Check out their variety of burgers and pizzas, along with a rotating list of special entrees Monday through Thursday. Entrees: $3-$8. G W

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Racy D’lene’s Coffee Lounge 404 Riverside Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-0000 • racysnucleus.com • Connected via a convenient hallway to The Nucleus Café, Racy’s is a coffee shop with an impressive

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The Living Room Coffee House 2006 Cameron St., Eau Claire • (715) 831-0245 • Proudly serving the Chippewa Valley since 2007, now in four locations. Serving coffee, tea, specialty drinks, tea, smoothies, ice cream, and bakery treats. Outdoor seating in summer.  Entrée: $5-$7. G R W

CherryBerry

2524 Golf Road, Eau Claire • 514-4148

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SO GREAT to have an excellent froyo place in Eau Claire! My entire family loved all of the great yogurt options as well as the huge assortment of mix-ins, toppings, and overall delectable treats to add to your dessert! The decor of the restaurant is appealing and fun - down to the cherry-shaped chairs.

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Mayo Clinic Cafeteria 1400 Bellinger Street, Eau Claire •

(715)-838-5369 • mayohealthsystem.org • Open 7am to 6pm daily, the Midelfort Cafeteria serves up homecooked eats to patients, visitors, and the public. Their cooks create original recipes for their unique food bars that include ethnic delicacies as well as soups and their famous baked chicken. There’s also a daily 62-item salad bar and plenty of other options to promote healthy diets. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $1-$4. G W

UWEC Dining Halls UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire • (715) 836-

5261 • Often referred to as “the caf”, the cafeteria is a popular dining destination for Blugolds. Riverview is located in the Hilltop Center on upper campus. Open daily, the cafeteria offers an all-you-care-to-eat meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with something to satisfy everyone’s appetite. Not limited to students or UWEC staff/faculty, the public is welcome as well. Hilltop open until midnight. Vegetarian friendly. $4-$8. G W

CAJUN

Stella Blues 306 Madison St., Eau Claire • (715) 855-7777

• stellablues.biz • Gallantly promoting and preserving Cajun flavor in the Chippewa Valley, Stella’s is across from Phoenix Park. The snazzy décor features antiques from the area’s past, and the bar offers a formidable line of taps, not to mention a constantly changing drink menu. The menu is vast, with amazing pasta options (like the Pasta Rockefeller) along with sandwiches, burgers, and seafood. Great outdoor seating, huge private party room, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $12-$26. A G R W Q

DESSERTS & TREATS BAM! Books-A-Million 4030 Commonwealth Avenue, Eau Claire • 715-831-4431 • Hang a right once inside Books-AMillion and - BAM! (see what we did there?) - you’ll find yourself in the store’s own little cafe, Joe Muggs. The coffee shop offers WiFi with a membership rewards card, brewed coffee, specialty coffee drinks, and bakery items like bagels, pretzels, and pastries. Open Mon - Sat 9AM-9PM, and Sun

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10AM-8PM. Entrée: $3-$6. W

Bijou Bistro 2629 E. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire • 715-832-6778 • This restaurant provides high quality, upscale food that keeps presentation in mind alongside an inspiring, elegant atmosphere in which to experience it. Their menu features a constantly rotating cast of classic hors d’oeuvres and enticing entrees. It’s the perfect date night spot on weekend evenings, with an intimate dining area. A

Cadott Bakery 334 North Main St., Cadott • (715) 2894288 • An old-fashioned bakery specializing in donuts, muffins, cupcakes and cakes, breads, buns, and more! Try their horseshoe donuts and new Jumbo muffins. They also take orders in advance and do wedding cake deliveries. Baked goods: $0.35-$1. CherryBerry 2524 Golf Rd. Suite 1A, Eau Claire • (715) 514-4148 • cherryberryyogurtbar.com • For 44 cents an ounce, customers can build their own frozen yogurt sundae with flavors ranging from Sea Salted Caramel Pretzel to Strawberry. You can easily swirl together two flavors (cleverly paired by CherryBerry employees) by choosing the middle lever. Select from 50 toppings including graham cracker crumbs, almonds, and coconut. G R W Q Cold Stone Creamery 4613 Keystone Crossing, Eau

Claire • (715) 831-8482 • coldstonecreamery.com • Personal customization is the name of the game at Cold Stone, where you can mix and match an armada of toppings and ingredients into one (or more) of the shop’s many high-quality ice creams. Try customer favorite Birthday Cake Remix or create a concoction all your own. The atmosphere is fun and often frantic as employees scoop the goods and sing songs. Ice cream cakes are also popular. Seasonal outdoor seating. Catering available. Entrée: $3-$6. R Q

Dairy Queen 2801 Golf Rd, Eau Claire // (715) 8355329 • 1160 Menomonie St., Eau Claire // (715) 8349323 • 2451 Birch St., Eau Claire // (715) 835-2181 • 3057 N. Hastings Way, Eau Claire // (715) 832-9787 • 124 E. Park, Chippewa Falls // (715) 723-7911 • 12 Bridgewater, Chippewa Falls // (715) 723-2811 • 1221 S. Broadway, Menomonie // (715) 235-2320 • 4800 Golf Rd., Eau Claire // (715) 835-5958 • Whether you’re craving some hot food or cool tasty treats, they’ve got both. Entrée: $3-$8. G

Dairy Queen/Orange Julius 4800 Golf Rd., Eau Claire // (715) 835-5958 • 2402 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire // (715) 852-6000 • Ice cream and fruity smoothies are available through this conjoined shop in the mall food court. Entrée: $3-$8. Dessert First Bakery Café 2425 Seymour Road, Eau

Claire • (715) 839-8666 • getdessertfirst.com • Famous for its multitude of many-flavored cupcakes, this bakery and café is located at Awards and More Plaza likewise offers homemade cookies, muffins, scones, and other sweets.

Dessert First Bakery Café 504 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 838-8880 • getdessertfirst.com • Famous for its multitude of many-flavored cupcakes, this bakery and café located inside Avalon Floral likewise offers homemade cookies, muffins, scones, and other sweets. Frogiyo 329 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire • (715)

559-0309 • This self-serve frozen yogurt eatery in which you choose the flavor, pick your toppings, weigh, pay, and enjoy was added in 2012 to the Phoenix Park Neighborhood (right next to Smiling Moose Deli). They offer unique flavors of frozen yogurt (such as pistachio, pomegranate, and pumpkin), that change often, and a

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Some of the establishments (excluding fast food) that serve after 10pm on weekends.

latenight eats

eau claire

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery 2025

Highland Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-9911

Menomonie • (715) 235-9927

Acoustic Café, Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St.,

Playmakers Bar & Grill 101 Graham Ave.,

Pizza Hut WingStreet 2307 Hwy. 25 N, Menomonie • (715) 235-9044

Amber Inn Bar & Grill 840 E. Madison St., Eau

Racy D’lene’s Coffee Lounge 404 Riverside

Menomonie • (715) 233-3333

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 4745

Ray’s Place 838 Water St., Eau Claire • (715)

Buffalo Wild Wings 4612 Keystone Crossing,

Red Lobster 1019 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 833-0184

Burrachos Fresh Mexican Grill 5314 Prill

Red Robin 3005 Golf Rd., Eau Claire • (715)

Burrachos Fresh Mexican Grill 329 Water

Sammy’s Pizza Restaurant & Pub 2812

Eau Claire • (715) 832-9090

Claire • (715) 832-0568

Eau Claire • (715) 830-8292

Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-0000

832-3991

Golf Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 831-1255 Eau Claire • (715) 858-9453

834-4438

Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 834-1843

London Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 831-1300

St., Eau Claire • (715) 835-6195

T.G.I. FRiDAY’S 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire •

Buzzy’s Pizza Emporium 414 Water St., Eau

(715) 830-1424

Claire • (715) 552-1600

Dana’s Bar & Grill - Eau Claire 6505 Texaco

Tacos Juanita Mexican Restaurant 2873 E.

Dooley’s Pub 442 Water St, Eau Claire • (715)

Texas Roadhouse 5019 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire • (715) 838-0035

Double Day’s Sports Bar and Grill 3020

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire • (715)

Hamilton Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 835-3229

Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 874-5954

834-2388

London Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 833-2255

Erbert and Gerbert’s 409 Water St., Eau

Claire • (715) 835-9995

Fazoli’s Restaurant 3730 Gateway Dr, Eau Claire • (715) 830-1039

Girolamo’s Court ‘n House Bar 113 W.

Grand Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 832-5478

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar, Eau Claire

2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 839-8687

Jim’s Pizza 421 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 838-8888

832-8844

UWEC Dining Halls UW-Eau Claire, Eau

Claire • (715) 836-5261

Wigwam Tavern 314 E. Madison St., Eau Claire • (715) 834-9061

menomonie

Acoustic Café, Menomonie 102 Main St.,

Menomonie • (715) 235-1115

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar 2303

Hwy 25 N, Menomonie • (715) 233-3036

Milwaukee Burger Company 2620 E

Dean & Sue’s Bar & Grill 2002 Midway Rd., Menomonie • (715) 235-9940

Mogie’s Pub and Restaurant 436 Water St.,

B, Menomonie • (715) 235-1166

Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-6503 Eau Claire • (715) 836-9666

New York Pizza & Deli 320 Water St., Eau

Claire • (715) 835-5000

Norske Nook at Northwoods Brewpub 3560

Oakwood Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 5520510

Olive Garden 4920 Golf Rd, Eau Claire •

(715) 838-0707

Teddy’s Tubesteaks 617 S Broadway St, Menomonie

Ted’s Pizza Palace 306 E. Main St, Menomonie • (715) 235-0600

The Abbey Pub & Grub 414 Main St. E., Menomonie

Zanzibar Restaurant and Pub 228 E. Main

St., Menomonie • (715) 231-9269

chippewa falls

Harpole’s Supper Club 19845 Co. Hwy. X, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-3006

Heckel’s Family Restaurant 2621 Hwy. 53, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-0844

Pizza Hut WingStreet 225 Prairieview Rd,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-9800

Red Zone Sports Bar 2071 S Prairie View Rd, Chippewa Falls • (715) 726-3030

Sweeney’s Bar & Grill 201 E. Canal St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-9905

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire • 715-830-9779

Stout Ale House 1501 N. Broadway St.,

Exit 45 Restaurant and Bakery 2100 Co. Rd. Jeff’s Pizza Shop 145 Main St., Menomonie • (715) 231-3131

Kyote’s Den Bar & Grill E2339 Hwy 29,

Menomonie • (715) 235-2777

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery 1720 N.

The West Hill Bar and Grill 250 W. Elm St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-9281

other

Albertville Tavern 8114 35th St., Colfax •

(715) 874-6217

Connell’s Club 12 E11295 Hwy. 12, Fall

Creek • 877-2140

Golden Spike Bar & Grill 228 Division St., Altoona • (715) 552-5526

The Pourhouse W301 Menomonie St., Elk

Mound • (715) 917-1020

Shari’s Chippewa Club 106 W. Main St., Durand • (715) 672-8785

Broadway St., Menomonie • (715) 235-2234

Pioneer Grill & Saloon E5699 Cty. Trk. D,

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wide assortment of delicious toppings. Sugar free options available. W

Great Harvest Bread Company 4324 Southtowne Place,

Eau Claire • (715) 552-8000 • greatharvestbreadeauclaire. com • Freshly baked every morning, Great Harvest Bread Company uses quality whole wheat from local farms to craft a variety of breads and sweets with no added chemicals or preservatives. Breads of the month are offered, containing fresh-ground bakery whole wheat, nuts, and fruits. W Q

Inside Scoop 4800 Golf Rd #69, Eau Claire • (715)

838-0150 • For those of you with a sweet tooth, this bulk candy store offers a huge variety of scoopable candies like gummies and M&Ms sorted by color, as well as gourmet chocolates and truffles. It remains one of the few places to find Jellie Bellies anywhere in the Chippewa Valley and offers a huge selection of stuffed animals as well.

Legacy Chocolates 632 S. Broadway St., Menomonie •

(715) 231-2580 • legacychocolates.com • Crafting truffles in no less than four levels of cocoa intensity (41%, 68%, 85% and 99%) and eight standard flavors – that’s 32 possible varieties – Legacy Chocolates has your postmeal sweet tooth covered. Besides the standards, Legacy also offers limited-run specialty truffles. Check out their Potion #9 chocolate sauce, roasted coffee beans, and coffee concentrates. Also serving lunch daily, and coffee and espresso brewed one cup at a time. Vegetarian and glutenfree friendly. Entrée: $3-$5. D G R W

Moneatza’s Eats & Treats 800 Wisconsin Street Building 2, Suite 210, Eau Claire • 715-514-3101 • moneatzas.com • Moneatza’s Eats & Treats serves up breakfast and lunch fare out of Building 2 in Banbury Place and a variety of treats, including muffins, scones and cheesecake. The brick and wood decor gives Moneatza’s a hip atmosphere to eat in, but they also offer carry out and catering options. The space is available for parties and other functions. Olson’s Ice Cream and Deli 611 N. Bridge St, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-4331 • Heading down to Olson’s for some homemade ice cream is a favorite local pastime. Their fresh ingredients and tempting sundaes have kept people coming back for decades. Now you can grab their famous soup and breadbowls along with a deli sandwich prior to dessert. They have an all new menu featuring even more wraps, paninis, and sandwiches. An employee favorite is the Hot ‘n Beefy Sandwich. Vegetarian friendly wraps and salads are also available. Entrée: $5-$8. D G Q Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt 2839 Mall Drive, Eau Claire • (715) 514-2270 • orangeleafyogurt.com • Orange Leaf, dubbed “America’s Frozen Yogurt” is a self-serve, chooseyour-own toppings frozen treat destination. They offer 16 flavors and an enormous army of toppings to suit any taste. Check out the cool spoons. $4-5. W

Panera Bread 4601 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire • (715) 834-9752 • panerabread.com • A chain store featuring a full bakery and café where all breads are baked fresh. On the bakery side, they feature 20 different breads, 12 bagels, and 30 sweets and pastries – the Cinnamon Crunch bagel is among the favorites, selling between 400 and 500 a day. The café features 15 sandwiches, seven salads, and seven (of 12) different soups on any given day with Chicken and Wild Rice as a best seller. Eat your soup out of a fresh bread bowl. Outdoor patio seating, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $5-$9. D W

Raspberry Reign 310 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 5142325 • raspberryreign.com • Their six weekly flavors are simple and delectable, but they also boast a wide range of highly unexpected toppings, from grapes and balsamic vinegar syrup to strawberry mochi and pop rocks. Then you just “weigh and pay.”

Simply Cakes 913 S Hastings Way, Eau Claire • (715) 514-4549 • simplycakesllc.com • This small bakery whips up custom cut-out cookies, homemade candy, whimsical cupcake “bouquets” (made to look like a bouquet of roses or sunflowers). Fudge, truffles, and chocolate-dipped fruits are also available. Have you considered a customized or three-dimensional cake? All cakes and frostings are made from scratch. If you’re planning a wedding or special event, feel free to make a tasting appointment.   Vegan cupcakes are available. Ordering online is always an option too.  Delivery is available for larger orders. They are open Tuesday - Friday 8-4 and Saturday 8-2. D W Sue’s Deluxe Bake Shop 1319 Birch St, Eau Claire

• (715) 552-3931 • A neighborhood favorite, Sue’s

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homemade items include bars, sweet rolls, cookies, and cakes. Take home a pack of the savory onion rolls, try their Custard Angel Food Cake made from scratch, or come in Thursdays for their meat-filled pasties. Their hamburger buns are also a hit. Cake decorating available. Only open on weekdays, no seating, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $1-$3. Q

Summer Snow 2600 London Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 894-7436 • Over 60 flavors of shaved ice to choose from, and even more options when you add the extras like ice cream, yum! A favorite spot for cool treats in the summer heat. Located in the parking lot of Harbor Freight Tools on London Road. Now accepting credit and cash. Entrée: $2. Sweet & Savory 930 Galloway St. Building 13, Eau

Claire • 715-703-0388 • This self described “cookie shop” offers coffee, lattes, smoothies, and hot chocolate as well as baked goods and a limited lunch. Especially popular are the 12 oz. coffee and a cookie for $1.50 and free day-old cookies for college students. $5. D G R

The Chocolate Shoppe 3636 Melby St., Chippewa Falls • 715-836-0909 • Nothing goes better with chocolate than pizza, and lucky for you, the Chocolate Shoppe is conveniently connected to Jim Bob’s Pizza in Chippewa Falls. You can even get your dessert delivered with your pizza order. The Shoppe also offers a soy-based ice cream for its vegan clientele. This casual, family-friendly shop will surely satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. G

FAMILY STYLE 29 Pines Family Restaurant and Lodge Bar 5872

33rd Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 874-2929 • A classy yet casual eatery serving up an eclectic and surprising mix of main entrées as well as burgers, steaks, and seafood. With a recently updated menu, the Buttermilk Chicken and wide selection of burgers have been house favorites. Hot lunch buffet with soup and salad is served on weekdays, and a roasted chicken buffet is available Sunday. Sunday brunch, private party room, banquet, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $6-$15. A G R W

Albertville Tavern 8114 35th St., Colfax • (715) 874-

6217 • Albertville is a casual family place where the Friday fish fry and BBQ ribs are legendary. The prime rib (served Wednesday and Saturday) draws people from halfway across the state. Located on the state snowmobile trail with outdoor seating and late-night eats (pizza). Now open Mondays at 4 p.m. Entrée: $8-$12. A G R Q

Altoona Family Restaurant 2000 N. Hillcrest Pkwy., Altoona • (715) 830-5000 • American food in a simple family atmosphere where breakfast is served all day and homemade specials are the norm. AFR is popular for fish fry’s on Friday nights and has a knack for serving up comfort food. Sunday brunch, vegetarian friendly, and breakfast all day. Entrée: $4-$13. G R Q American Table Family Restaurant 2426 Seymour

Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 552-5348 • American Table is one of those great places that offers a menu with a bit of everything--some seafood, Mexican, Italian, and classic American fare. Try a hot sandwich, taco salad, or the spaghetti. Don’t forget to save room for dessert. Breakfast served all day. Entrée: $7-$13. G R

Bresina’s Hometown Bar and Grill 12037 County Highway B, Chippewa Falls • (715) 288-6303 • This friendly hometown bar features a number of daily specials from burgers to chicken wings and a Friday fish fry. All that plus homemade pizzas. They are happy to serve parties for birthdays, retirement, and other special events

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Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center 10764

County Hwy Q, Chippewa Falls • 715-724-1444 • horizonslounge.com • Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center offers a full menu of appetizers, soups, burgers, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, salads, broasted chicken, pasta, steaks, fish, and shrimp.Daily food specials available every week as well as a Friday Fish Fry. Carryout available. Private dining room. Breakfast served Sunday until 1pm. Entrée: $7-$20. A G R W

Maple Lounge & Café 2507 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • (715) 552-1998 • A cozy family place that’s open for breakfast and lunch until 1:15 p.m. The homemade chicken dumpling soup is a must, as is the classic roast beef sandwich. Breakfast served on Sunday until 11:15 a.m., private party room, and free WiFi internet. Entrée: $5. A G R W

Family Restaurant 2616 Hills Ct, Menomonie • (715) 235-9000 • menomoniefamilyrestaurant.com • This is one of those great places where breakfast is served all day long and the staff keep things homey and relaxed. With a menu offering hearty favorites like ribs, meatloaf, Swedish meatballs, and roast pork/chicken/turkey sandwiches, you won’t go home hungry. Outdoor seating, private party room. Entrée: $7-$10. G R

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Check out the self-service wall of taps, allowing you to dabble between an enormous number of beers, at the Eau Claire Ale House (120 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire). in their two private party rooms. If arrangements are made ahead of time, delivery accommodations can be made.  Located outdoors is a large pavilion with a private bar capable of seating over one hundred, perfect for hosting graduation parties, receptions, and family reunions.  Entrée: $5-$10. A G R W

Bresina’s Old Home Restaurant 704 E. Grand Ave.,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-7973 • A quality, plain Jane, working class joint where everyone is welcome. Known for good home cooking, homemade hash browns, and their potato dumplings. Entrée: $3-$12. D G R

Chick-A-Dee’s Family Restaurant 1928 3rd St., Eau Claire • (715) 832-7724 • A traditional family style restaurant that has been around for ages, ChickA-Dee’s is known for its all day breakfast, including Sunday Brunch, and daily specials. Carry out is available. Entrée: $4-$12. G

Chippewa Family Restaurant 1701 Kennedy Rd, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-4751 • One of the area’s big breakfast spots, the Chippewa Family Restaurant cracks open more eggs than a clumsy farmer. Breakfast is served all day, but regulars of all ages show up for lunch and dinner as well. Check out the daily specials and Sunday brunch. The plentiful comfort food is available for carryout. Entrée: $4-$11. D G R W Denny’s 1827 N. Broadway St., Menomonie • www.

dennys.com • This American diner serves up breakfast all day, but also has a full lunch and dinner menu. Their known for their fluffy pancakes and crisp bacon, but also offer a Fit Fare menu if you’re watching your figure. A G

Exit 45 Restaurant and Bakery 2100 Co. Rd. B,

Menomonie • (715) 235-1166 • Located right on exit 45 and open from 5am to 12am, this restaurant serves up classic diner food in a fun atmosphere where the waitstaff treats you right. Be sure to try their popular desserts, especially the pies. Serves a menu ranging from breakfast to a Friday fish fry. Private party room and banquet services available. Entrée: $7-$10. A G R W

Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que 2911 Mall Dr., Eau

Claire • (715) 835-2227 • famousdaves.com/eauclaire • A fun family destination with good music and an energetic staff. From Texas beef brisket to chopped pork to rib plates (from four to 12 bones), there’s plenty of BBQ to go around. Go with a group and get the “Dave’s Famous Feast,” a plethora of goods that will feed up to six. Catering is a specialty of Famous Dave’s. Private party room, Friday fish fry. Entrée: $6$20. A G Q

Golden Eagle Restaurant 16760 Co. Hwy. X,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-2948 • A family-style restaurant cooking up food the whole family can enjoy. Check out the Friday noon fish fry. Their breakfast and Sunday brunch keep the locals happy, especially the pancakes. Entrée: $6.25. G R

Heckel’s Family Restaurant 2621 Hwy. 53, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-0844 • Heckel’s has a comfortable hometown atmosphere with friendly service. Family-style classics like broasted chicken, creamed corn, and big, hearty muffins fill the menu. Breakfast served all day, vegetarian friendly, and open 24 hours Thursday-Saturday. Entrée: $6-$10. G R

from the Dining Guide at: Altoona Family Restaurant

review by Jill

2000 N. Hillcrest Pkwy., Altoona • 830-5000

Awesome American home cooked food. Very friendly staff, owners some how remember name, fast service, great pie, and tons of hot coffee – never empty. Been going there for years, and it is like Cheers. Everybody knows your name, you even get to know the customers.

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Miami Steve’s Grill and Bar 1807 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 835-2485 • Come to Miami Steve’s Grill and Bar with its casual, laid back atmosphere and clean new environment. Families are welcome. Come watch the big game on one of their 5 giant TVs, or hang out and play a game of pool. Enjoy their lunch specials Mon. - Thurs. or come on down for their Friday Fish Fry. Don’t forget to try their Gator bites! $10-$16. A G R W

Moe’s Diner 12701 10th St, Osseo • (715) 597-3912

• As the name implies, the “almost world famous” Moe’s dishes up classic diner food. The menu consists mainly of excellent breakfast plates, burgers, steaks, and salads as well as the delicious broasted chicken which will leave you smiling. The largest seller by far is the burger/malt combo, which highlights the hand-dipped malts made with local Olson’s ice cream, a loaded burger, and fries. Check out the 50’s décor which gives the place a charming vibe. Outdoor picnic tables, private party room, vegetarian friendly, breakfast served. Entrée: $7-$9. G

Norske Nook at Northwoods Brewpub 3560 Oakwood Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 552-0510 • northwoodsbrewpub.com • The hearty comfort food of Norske Nook combined with the excellent pub grub and microbrews of Northwoods offers a culinary one-two punch capable of destroying your hunger. Check out the duck and buffalo dishes, fried cukes, and various lefse concoctions. Also known for their vast selection of homemade pies, available in nearly every flavor imaginable. Breakfast, outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly, open late on weekends. Entrée: $6-$17. A G R W

Old Country Buffet 2613 E. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 834-7747 • oldcountrybuffet.com • A casual (and giant) buffet where easy listening music wafts about the dining area, the plates at OCB get piled high with numerous homestyle favorites (mac and cheese, chicken wings, and mashed potatoes). OCB breads its own chicken, and staff are always ready to carve a slice of one of three meats for your main course. Serves breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays until 11:00am. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $9-$14. G

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VERY VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY Some places inherently have easy options for vegetarians: Chinese buffets, sandwich shops, pizza places. Here’s a few more places that consider themselves vegetarian friendly ...

29 Pines Family Restaurant and Lodge Bar 5872 33rd Ave., EC • 874-2929

Acoustic Café, EC 505 S. Barstow St., EC • 832-9090

Acoustic Café, Menomonie 102 Main St., Menomonie • 235-1115

American Table Family Restaurant 2426 Seymour Rd, EC • 552-5348

Blue Moose Grill & Steak House 1628

Woodard Rd, Bloomer • 568-2687

Bresina’s Old Home Restaurant 704 E. Grand Ave., CF • 723-7973

Burgundy’s Restaurant 1202 W. Clairemont Ave., EC • 834-3181

Court, EC • 715-830-9779

Kobe’s Japanese 4800 Golf Rd., Oakwood

Mall, EC • 838-9888

Legacy Chocolates 632 S. Broadway St., Menomonie • 231-2580

Loopy’s Saloon & Grill 10691 Business 29, CF • 723-5667

Lucy’s Delicatessen 117 N Bridge St, CF •

720-9800

Menomonie Family Restaurant 2616 Hills Ct, Menomonie • 235-9000

Menomonie Log Jam 709 S. Broadway St.,

Menomonie • 235-0703

Camille’s Sidewalk Café 1120 122nd St., Suite

3, CF • 833-2233

Moe’s Diner 12701 10th St, Osseo • 597-3912 Mogie’s Pub and Restaurant 436 Water St.,

Cancun Mexican Grill 475 Chippewa Mall Dr.,

CF • 723-7007

Mom’s Kitchen 3035 N. Hastings Way, EC •

Cancun Mexican Grill 1919 Stout Road,

EC • 836-9666

838-8994

Cancun Mexican Grill 2120 Highland Ave., EC

Mona Lisa’s 428 Water St., EC • 839-8969 Noodle TeaHouse 2161 East Ridge Center, EC

Cancun Mexican Grill 2713 N. Clairemont Ave.,

Norske Kitchen and Kro 1705 Plaza Dr.,

Menomonie • 715-235-0851 • 552-8011

• 715-514-5577

EC • 830-0211

Menomonie • 233-2006

Rd, CF • 723-4751

Menomonie • 235-9927

Chippewa Family Restaurant 1701 Kennedy

Pioneer Grill & Saloon E5699 Cty. Trk. D,

Dana’s Bar & Grill - EC 6505 Texaco Dr., EC •

Randy’s Family Restaurant 1132 MacArthur

Dean & Sue’s Bar & Grill 2002 Midway Rd.,

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie •

874-5954

Ave, EC • 839-8449

Menomonie • 235-9940

231-3255

Lane, EC • 833-1234

Durand • 672-8785

Altoona • 834-9234

552-1715

Dooley’s Pub 442 Water St, EC • 834-2388 Down to Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Draganetti’s Ristorante 3120 Hillcrest Pkwy.,

Fanny Hill 3919 Crescent Ave., EC • 836-8184 Shari’s Chippewa Club 106 W. Main St., Singha Thai Cuisine 203 N. Barstow St., EC •

• 723-7000

Stella Blues 306 Madison St., EC • 855-7777 Stout Ale House 1501 N. Broadway St.,

5252

Sweet & Savory 930 Galloway St. Building 13, EC • 715-703-0388

Duncan Creek Wine Bar 213 N. Bridge St., CF Egg Roll Plus 1611 Bellinger St., EC • 832-6125 El Mariachi 6220 Texaco Drive, EC • 715-874El Patio 228 Water St, EC • 855-8590 Family Farms Market 50684 N. Main St., Eleva • 287-3332

Fireside Bistro Located inside Dove

Healthcare-South on Hwy 93, 3656 Mall Drive, EC • 552-1035 x743

Galloway Grille 409 Galloway St., EC • 514-0751 Golden Leaf Café 1706 Stout Rd, Menomonie •

231-5323

Grand Avenue Café 119 W. Grand Ave., EC • 831-1100

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar, EC 2703 Craig

Rd., EC • 839-8687

Menomonie • 233-3333

Taqueria la Poblanita 2436 London Road, EC

• 831-2131

Taverna Grill 2839 Mall Dr., EC • 835-2845 The Edge Pub & Eatery 9504 Cty Hwy S., CF • 723-2400

The Junction 100 Menomonie St., Elk Mound • 879-4533

The Livery (aka Cowtown Saloon) 316

Wisconsin St., EC • 833-7666

The Nucleus Café 405 Water St., EC • 834-7777 The Rumor Mill Pub & Eatery 465 Chippewa

Mall Dr., CF • 861-5600

Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Grill & Steaks 4890 Golf

Water Street Deli 628 Water St., EC • 514-4555 Waterfront Bar & Grill 512 Crescent St.,

High Shores Supper Club 17985 Co. Hwy. X,

Yankee Jack’s 2300 W. Princeton Ave., EC •

Rd., EC • 832-6481

Menomonie • 235-6541

CF • 723-9854

834-4050

Barstow St., EC • 835-6621

Menomonie • 231-9269

Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub 415 S. Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse 4751 Owen Ayres

Zanzibar Restaurant and Pub 228 E. Main St.,

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St., Menomonie • (715) 235-2234 • perkinsrestaurants. com • With classic favorites like the Tremendous Twelve breakfast and the Chicken Tender Melt, not to mention seasonal specialty items, Perkin’s has something for the whole family any time, day or night. Perkins also offers the traditional bakery items with breakfast served all day. Curbside to-go service, open 24 hours. The Menomonie location also offers beer and espresso drinks. Entrée: $7-$12. A G W Q

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery 2025 Highland Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-9911 • perkinsrestaurants. com • Big, comfy booths and a homey feel make Perkins a great place for family dining. From breakfast to dinner, they’ve got you covered. The pancakes are a local favorite and the bakery offers pies, cookies, muffins, and more. Breakfast served all day. Vegetarian friendly, open 24 hrs. Entrée: $7-$12. G W Q Randy’s Family Restaurant 1132 MacArthur

Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 839-8449 • A classic family eatery where Norman Rockwell would probably love to have breakfast, families and local regulars stop in for the friendly service, homey atmosphere, and all-homemade menu. The menu bursts with allAmerican dinner favorites, but the locals rave about the homemade chicken dumpling soup and fantastic hash browns. Don’t forget the free little homemade pudding cup! Vegetarian and gluten free options, closed Sunday. Entrée: $5-$8. G Q

Ted’s Pizza Palace 306 E. Main St, Menomonie •

(715) 235-0600 • tedspizzapie.com • An authentic pizza parlor that crafts its own sausage, sauces, and crust, Ted’s is a family favorite. There’s something for everyone, as the menu also features roasted chicken, hot beefs, and gyros (complete with a creamy family recipe sauce). Games and TVs keep things fun and casual. Meatless pizza and pasta sauces available. Open until 11pm weekdays and midnight on weekends. Budweiser products available. Entrée: $8-$20. A D G W

FAST FOOD

Arby’s 2821 Hendrickson Dr., Eau Claire // (715)

838-7001 • 1019 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire // (715) 838-7004 • 4800 Golf Rd., Oakwood Mall, Eau Claire //(715) 838-7002 • 307 Prairie View Rd., Chippewa Falls // (715) 726-8888 • 1456 Kennedy Rd., Chippewa Falls // (715) 720-8888 • 1717 Broadway St. N, Menomonie // (715) 233-0747 • arbys.com • Roast beef sandwiches and more. Entrée: $5-$8.

Burger King 2752 120th St, Chippewa Falls // (715)

723-8780 • 2626 Golf Rd, Eau Claire // (715) 8366787 • 926 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire // (715) 8366781 • 2833 North Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire // (715) 836-6788 • 544 Main St., Menomonie // (715) 235-1190 • 6124 North Crossing Drive, Eau Claire // (715) 874-6534 • 228 W. River St., Chippewa Falls • Burgers, fries, soft drinks, and more. Entrée: $5. G W

Culver’s 2573 Commercial Blvd, Chippewa Falls // (715) 726-9343 • 2021 Brackett Ave, Eau Claire // (715) 831-1060 • 2520 Folsom St., Eau Claire // (715) 831-0741 • 1330 Stout Rd, Menomonie // (715) 233-0330 • culvers.com • With a wide range of hearty homestyle eats, Culver’s invites you to “taste how much we care.” The trademark ButterBurgers are never made with frozen meat and the North Atlantic Cod is hand-dipped and fried to a golden crisp. The super-thick, creamy custard is made fresh throughout the day. Outdoor seating, open late. Entrée: $4-$8. G W

Dairy Queen 2801 Golf Rd, Eau Claire // (715) 8355329 • 1160 Menomonie St., Eau Claire // (715) 8349323 • 2451 Birch St., Eau Claire // (715) 835-2181 • 3057 N. Hastings Way, Eau Claire // (715) 832-9787 • 124 E. Park, Chippewa Falls // (715) 723-7911 • 12 Bridgewater, Chippewa Falls // (715) 723-2811 • 1221 S. Broadway, Menomonie // (715) 235-2320 • 4800 Golf Rd., Eau Claire // (715) 835-5958 • Whether you’re craving some hot food or cool tasty treats, they’ve got both. Entrée: $3-$8. G Dairy Queen/Orange Julius 4800 Golf Rd., Eau

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Claire // (715) 835-5958 • 2402 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire // (715) 852-6000 • Ice cream and fruity smoothies are available through this conjoined shop in the mall food court. Entrée: $3-$8.F

Fazoli’s Restaurant 3730 Gateway Dr, Eau Claire • (715) 830-1039 • fazolis.com • A fast food-style Italian restaurant featuring all the classic favorites including lasagna, spaghetti, fettuccine, baked pastas, and more. Try the famous sampler platter to get a bit of it all, and don’t forget about the unlimited breadsticks. Vegetarian friendly, open late on weekends, catering available. Entrée: $4-$7. G R

Hardee’s 2933 Western Ave, Eau Claire // (715)

836-6814 • 1000 West Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire // (715) 836-6805 • Thick. Burgers. (Need I say more?) Hardee’s also serves biscuits made from scratch for breakfast in the morning. Entrée: $6. G

KFC 2003 S. Hastings Way, Altoona // (715) 834-

7181 • 1017 Woodward Ave, Chippewa Falls // (715) 723-4771 • Home of America’s favorite finger-lickin’ good chicken, served with their homestyle sides and delicious buttermilk buscuits. Entrée: $3-$10.

LaGrander’s Drive-In 18143 Co. Trk. X, Chippewa

Falls • (715) 723-0672 • Nothing says summer like a trip to the drive-in. A local landmark located right across from Ray’s beach, LaGrander’s makes their own root beer and scoops up country-style ice cream in addition to their classic drive-in fare. Eat in your car or one of the gazebos. Open May 1-September 1, seven days a week, and weekends in April and September, weather permitting. Entrée: $2-$8. A G R W

McDonald’s 1515 N. Broadway, Menomonie // (715) 235-4339 • 2971 Commercial Blvd., Chippewa Falls // (715) 738-1070 • 100 Prairie View Rd, Chippewa Falls // (715) 723-7187 • 6251 Truax Ln, Eau Claire // (715) 874-6771 • 1513 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire // (715) 835-9919 • 3708 Gateway Dr, Eau Claire // (715) 830-1135 • 2702 Craig Rd, Eau Claire // (715) 835-7951 • Home of the Big Mac. Entrée: $3-$6. G R W Rocky Rococo Pizza and Pasta 4800 Golf Rd., Oakwood Mall, Eau Claire • (715) 839-7699 • rockyrococo.com • Known for robust, square-shaped slices, Rocky Rococo serves their deep dish pizza hot and fast. Customer favorites include the Rococo Chicago (4 cheese, tomatoes and sausage with no sauce) and the tasty breadsticks. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $6-$7. G W Subway 180 Cedar Falls Rd, Menomonie // (715)

233-0629 • 860 Woodward Ave, Chippewa Falls // (715) 723-0399 • 6123 Truax Ln, Eau Claire // (715) 874-6945 • 1027 N Hillcrest Pkwy., Altoona // (715) 834-2447 • 329 Water St, Eau Claire // (715) 8337697 • 2401 Hwy 25 N, Menomonie // (715) 235-1800 • 319 S Broadway, Menomonie // (715) 235-6466 • 4304 Jeffers Rd, Eau Claire // (715) 833-8801 • 2119 Cameron St, Eau Claire // (715) 831-6214 • 2705 Henry Ave, Eau Claire // (715) 836-0024 • 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire // (715) 833-1605 • 3915 Gateway Dr, Eau Claire // (715) 830-8276 • 1005 Clairemont Ave. W, Eau Claire // (715) 832-8848 • 2413 Eddy Ln, Eau Claire // (715) 831-1090 • Tasty submarine sandwiches and pizzas. Entrée: $4-$10.

Taco Bell 1401 N. Broadway, Menomonie • (715) 232-9210 • Run for the border. Entrée: $5-$8.

Taco Bell 2512 Craig Rd, Eau Claire // (715) 8351887 • 2056 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire // (715) 836-

Served steamin’ hot, and stuffed way over code, get ready to enjoy your meatiest, cheesiest, feastiest, tastiest sub ever.

Visit FirehouseSubs.com to order online and find your nearest location.

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9588 • Run for the border. Entrée: $5-$8.

Taco John’s 1526 Broadway Street N, Menomonie //

(715) 235-4477 • 257 W. Prairie View Rd, Chippewa Falls // (715) 723-5011 • 2001 Brackett Ave, Eau Claire // (715) 834-0031 • 242 Water St, Eau Claire //(715) 832-1149 • 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire // (715) 834-1991 • 2982 Commercial Blvd., Chippewa Falls // 726-2335 • There’s a whole lotta Mexican going on. Entrée: $5$8. G R W

GREEK

New York Pizza & Deli 320 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 835-5000 • A popular after-bar destination, the unassuming and super-casual New York Pizza and Deli offers a quick stop for Greek favorites like hummus, falafel, and (of course) gyros. They also offer pastas and pizza. Mac and Cheese pizza is a favorite here. Vegetarian friendly, open late. Entrée: $5-$6. A D G R W

The Olympic Flame 2920 London Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 835-7771 • Eau Claire’s longest-standing gyro joint, The Olympic Flame offers a number of traditional Greek dishes alongside the trademark savory, pita-based sandwich. The bar is a bit of a local hangout and a great place to relax. Entrée: $4-$9. A G Water Street Deli 628 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 514-4555 • This combination deli/restaurant/grocery store specializes in authentic Mediterranean cuisine but also offers American items like a killer Philly Steak and burgers. What really sets them apart though is the best falafel in town, fresh gyros, homemade hummus and baba ghanoush, as well as delicious kebabs and platters. Lunch specials are available weekdays. Vegetarian friendly, open late, delivery available, sidewalk seating available. $4-$10. D G W Q

ITALIAN

Draganetti’s Ristorante 3120 Hillcrest Pkwy., Al-

toona • (715) 834-9234 • draganettis.com • A family tradition of Italian excellence with a reputable local history dating back to 1982. Enjoy their casual yet upscale atmosphere by starting with appetizers and salads, and then choosing from chicken, fish, veal, beef, and a vast array of pastas and sauces - plus seasonal specials. Don’t forget about their famous pizzas like the Pesto or a build-your-own masterpiece. Private party room, catering available, seating on an outdoor deck, vegetarian friendly, gluten-free options. Entrée: $10-$20. A G R W Q

Fazoli’s Restaurant 3730 Gateway Dr, Eau Claire

• (715) 830-1039 • fazolis.com • A fast food-style Italian restaurant featuring all the classic favorites including lasagna, spaghetti, fettuccine, baked pastas, and more. Try the famous sampler platter to get a bit of it all, and don’t forget about the unlimited breadsticks. Vegetarian friendly, open late on weekends, catering available. Entrée: $4-$7. G R

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar, Eau Claire 2703 Craig

Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 839-8687 • greenmilleauclaire. com • Green Mill’s full menu is available for dine-in, takeout, and delivery. Among the extensive menu items are specialty pizzas, chicken wings, large salads, and a number of unique pastas. Delivery, private party room, vegetarian friendly, open late. Entrée: $8-$12. A D G R W Q

Jeff’s Pizza Shop 145 Main St., Menomonie • (715)

231-3131 • jeffspizzashop.com • Jeff’s is a laid back pizza joint with lots of extra menu items, including the unique and delicious Manjare Roll – a hot pocketlike concoction with dipping sauces. As far as pizzas go, the meaty “Farmer Frank” is a popular pie (beef, bacon, bison, gyro meat, ham, and extra cheese). Check out the buffet and salad bar. Vegetarian friendly, open late, delivery. Entrée: $5-$25. A D G W

Italian Steakhouse 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire • 715-830-9779 • johnnysitaliansteakhouse.com/eauclaire/ • Johnny’s is a an upscale steakhouse featuring traditional and new dishes and a large wine list. The classic interior is reminiscent of the supper clubs of yesteryear. Limited reservations available. A G W

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Mancino’s Grinders and Pizza 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 835-4100 • Mancino’s is fast, relaxed, and family-friendly. Their delicious trademark “grinder” sandwiches are toasted openface on bread that’s made from scratch every day. The popular Chicken Ranch grinder combines marinated chicken, bacon, cheese, ranch sauce, and mayo for a simple yet effective taste explosion. If you aren’t feeling that adventurous, try a classic pepperoni pizza grinder. Every sandwich comes with a crunchy pickle. Catering services, party platters, vegetarian friendly, delivery. Entrée: $4-$17. A D G W Q Grinders and Pizza 4056 Commonwealth Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 835-4000 • mancinoseauclaire.com • Mancino’s is fast, relaxed, and family-friendly. Their delicious trademark “grinder” sandwiches are toasted open-face on bread that’s made from scratch every day. The popular Chicken Ranch grinder combines marinated chicken, bacon, cheese, ranch sauce, and mayo for a simple yet effective taste explosion. If you aren’t feeling that adventurous, try a classic pepperoni pizza grinder. Every sandwich comes with a crunchy pickle. Catering services, party platters, vegetarian friendly, delivery. Entrée: $4-$17. A D G W Q

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Mona Lisa’s 428 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 839-

8969 • monalisas.biz • Mona Lisa’s focuses on using the freshest ingredients, whether it be adapting their menu weekly to accommodate to what’s going to be the tastiest or growing their own vegetables and herbs in their garden. Original seafood dishes are a must-try along with thin-crust pizza and exquisite homemade pasta with an amazing pesto sauce. Aside from homemade pasta, they also create their own breads and desserts in-house. Although there are some staples, the menu is constantly evolving to be even more impressive. They feature an extensive wine list and full bar with a local favorite of the Mona Margarita. The atmosphere inside Mona’s is utterly charming with rich colors and beautiful artwork. Weather permitted, check out their delightful back patio with fireplace. Priority seating, private party room, vegetarian friendly. Closed Sunday and Monday. Entrée: $12-$30. A G R W Q

Noodles & Company 4653 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire • (715) 858-9000 • noodles.com/eauclaire • Quick and casual, Noodles offers a variety of dishes based on different kinds of, well, noodles. The selection ranges from classic Wisconsin Mac & Cheese to Japanese Pan Noodles and Penne Rosa pasta. Fun fact: Noodles serves beer and wine! Outdoor seating available, with both vegetarian and vegan dishes. Entrée: $5-$8. A G Q Olive Garden 4920 Golf Rd, Eau Claire • (715)

838-0707 • olivegarden.com • The alluring ambiance at Olive Garden has played host to many amorous rendezvous, but the restaurant’s Italian fare makes for a good lunch or dinner any day of the week. As zesty Italian music floats in the background, try the Tour of Italy, which takes you on a tasty journey through three of the most popular dishes. Stop in for an unlimited soup, salad, and breadstick lunch. Don’t forget to check out the wine list. Vegetarian friendly,

A sampling of the sweet baked goods to be found at the Golden Leaf Café (1706 Stout Road, Menomonie). The café offers gluten-free and vegan friendly menu items. open late on weekends. Entrée: $8-$17. A G R Q

Taverna Grill 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715)

835-2845 • tavernagrill.com • Taverna Grill is a sports bar and grill from the owners of Draganetti’s. Dubbed “The Godfather of Game Day,” the restaurant combines the accommodations of a sports bar and a mafia theme. They offer an affordable Italian-American menu and a wide variety of wine and beer, with 14 constantly rotating taps. The menu consists of soups, salads, panini sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, entrees such as their Tuscan Taverna Pasta, and desserts. Friday fish fry, outdoor seating, vegetarian and gluten-free friendly. Catering services available. Entrée: $5-$19. A G R W

JAPANESE

Fuji Sushi & Steak House 4864 Keystone Cross-

ing, Eau Claire • 715-832-3388 • fujieauclaire.com • While part of its namesake, sushi isn’t the only reason to go to Fuji. This restaurant provides a unique Japanese experience right here in the Midwest. Grab a seat the bar, cozy up in a booth, or watch your food prepared fresh in front of the sushi bar. Monday night is kids night, when kids meals are half price, and Tuesday is half-price martini night along with a sushi special; both specials run from 4 to 9:30pm. Tap beers are 99 cents during the bar’s happy hour, which runs from 4 to 6pm Monday through Thursday. The relaxing ambiance and full sake menu at Fuji Sushi

from the Dining Guide at: Tokyo Japanese Restaurant

review by allie

2426 London Road, Eau Claire • 834-0313

Lunch at this place is a great option for those of you who think the whole “hibachi experience” is too expensive for dinner. Same amazing food options for lunch for about 8 bucks. You have tea, salad, and your choice of entree (beef, shrimp, chicken) with sauteed vegetables. Try it with the ginger and honey mustard sauces!

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& Steakhouse is sure to keep you happy and coming back. Ask about their birthday special.   Vegetarian options, private party room. Lunch: $7-$10; Dinner(Hibachi): $16-$20. A G R

Kobe’s Japanese 4800 Golf Rd., Oakwood Mall, Eau Claire • (715) 838-9888 • Located in Oakwood Mall’s Café Court, this Japanese grill serves up fresh veggies and meat – hot and fast. The chicken and shrimp dishes are a big crowd pleaser. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $4-$7. G

Shanghai Bistro 2930 Craig Rd., Eau Claire • (715)

835-3348 • shanghaibistro.org • A contemporary urban atmosphere thrives at Shanghai Bistro. Using centuries-old preparation techniques while experimenting with fresh, new seafood (and other ingredients) from well beyond the Midwest, the Bistro’s chefs keep things lively. There’s a large selection of signature sushi, including the Red Dragon Roll, and the Strange Flavor Chicken stir-fry is a local favorite. Check out sushi happy hour from 3 to 5pm weekdays. Outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $8-$12. A G R Q

Tokyo Japanese Restaurant 2426 London Rd.,

Eau Claire • (715) 834-0313 • tokyoeauclaire.com • A teppanyaki-style restaurant where hungry patrons sit around an iron griddle and look on as the trained chef prepares your meal, cajoling fresh ingredients into miniature acrobatics. The fresh seafood dishes are a particular favorite, especially shrimp. Teppanyaki dining is available for dinner only; patrons can be seated at non-grill tables for a lunch of traditional Japanese cuisine. Lunch available for carryout Wednesday through Friday. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $14-$28. A G R W

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Chow down on the hefty burritos built at Burrachos Fresh Mexican Grill (5314 Prill Rd. and 329 Water St., Eau Claire). And don’t forget about their tacos and nachos.

MEDITERRANEAN

Mona Lisa’s 428 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 839-

8969 • monalisas.biz • Mona Lisa’s focuses on using the freshest ingredients, whether it be adapting their menu weekly to accommodate to what’s going to be the tastiest or growing their own vegetables and herbs in their garden. Original seafood dishes are a must-try along with thin-crust pizza and exquisite homemade pasta with an amazing pesto sauce. Aside from homemade pasta, they also create their own breads and desserts in-house. Although there are some staples, the menu is constantly evolving to be even more impressive. They feature an extensive wine list and full bar with a local favorite of the Mona Margarita. The atmosphere inside Mona’s is utterly charming with rich colors and beautiful artwork. Weather permitted, check out their delightful back patio with fireplace. Priority seating, private party room, vegetarian friendly. Closed Sunday and Monday. Entrée: $12-$30. A G R W Q

Noodles & Company 4653 Keystone Crossing, Eau

Claire • (715) 858-9000 • noodles.com/eauclaire

• Quick and casual, Noodles offers a variety of dishes based on different kinds of, well, noodles. The selection ranges from classic Wisconsin Mac & Cheese to Japanese Pan Noodles and Penne Rosa pasta. Fun fact: Noodles serves beer and wine! Outdoor seating available, with both vegetarian and vegan dishes. Entrée: $5-$8. A G Q

Water Street Deli 628 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 514-4555 • This combination deli/restaurant/grocery store specializes in authentic Mediterranean cuisine but also offers American items like a killer Philly Steak and burgers. What really sets them apart though is the best falafel in town, fresh gyros, homemade hummus and baba ghanoush, as well as delicious kebabs and platters. Lunch specials are available weekdays. Vegetarian friendly, open late, delivery available, sidewalk seating available. $4-$10. D G W Q

MEXICAN Azul Tequila 2503 London Rd, Eau Claire • (715)

833-0200 • eauclairemexicanrestaurant.com • Azul Tequila boasts an inviting interior and large,

from the Dining Guide at: Taqueria la Poblanita

2436 London Road, Eau Claire • 831-2131

review by Mae

Yum! This place is right up there with Tacos Juanita in tastiness. We received awesome service form the owner and his wife. Taqueria La Poblanita and Tacos Juanita are where it is at in Eau Claire for real Mexican food and great service. Get the chicken with mole sauce and the guacamole!

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reasonably priced portions of their Mexican dishes, almost all of which - from the nachos and tortillas to the salsa and guacamole - are made fresh every day. The signature “Fajita Special” combines sizzling chorizo, chicken, beef, and shrimp with rice, beans, sour cream, pico de gallo, and tortillas. Vegetarian friendly, open late on weekends. Entrée: $5-$13. A G Q

Burrachos Fresh Mexican Grill 5314 Prill Rd., Eau

Claire • (715) 834-1843 • burrachos.com • Burrachos serves up made to order Mexican fare in a fun, contemporary atmosphere. To build your own zesty entrées, select from fresh meats, veggies, cheeses, and salsas la carte style - just start at one end of the counter and let the chefs guide you along. The ginormous burrito is a definite crowd favorite. Open late on weekends, outdoor seating available,and vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $6-$9. A G R W

Burrachos Fresh Mexican Grill 329 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 835-6195 • burrachos.com • Burrachos serves up made to order Mexican fare in a fun, contemporary atmosphere. To build your own zesty entrées, select from fresh meats, veggies, cheeses, and sauces a la carte style - just start at one end of the counter and let the chefs guide you along. The ginormous burrito is a definite crowd favorite. Open late on weekends, delivery and outdoor seating available, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $6-$9. A G R W Cancun Mexican Grill 2713 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau

Claire • (715) 830-0211 • cancunmexicangrillwi.com • A classic Mexican restaurant featuring a south of the border atmosphere and all the favorite dishes including fajitas, chimichangas, and more. Try their margaritas or their highly popular cheese dip. Vegetarian friendly, private party room. On Sundays, one child for each adult may eat for free. Entrée: $6-$10. A G Q

Cancun Mexican Grill 2120 Highland Ave., Eau

Claire • (715) 552-8011 • cancunmexicangrillwi.com • A classic Mexican restaurant featuring a south of the border atmosphere and all the favorite dishes including

fajitas, chimichangas, and more. Try their margaritas or their highly popular cheese dip. Vegetarian friendly, private party room. On Sundays, one child for each adult may eat for free. Entrée: $6-$10. A G Q

Cancun Mexican Grill 1919 Stout Road, Menomonie

• 715-235-0851 • www.cancunmexicangrillwi.com • A classic Mexican restaurant featuring a south of the border atmosphere and all the favorite dishes including fajitas, chimichangas, and more. Try their margaritas or their highly popular cheese dip. Vegetarian friendly, private party room. On Sundays, one child for each adult may eat for free. Entrée: $6-$10. A G Q

Cancun Mexican Grill 475 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-7007 • cancunmexicangrillwi.com • A classic Mexican restaurant featuring a south of the border atmosphere and all the favorite dishes including fajitas, chimichangas, and more. Try their margaritas or their highly popular cheese dip. Vegetarian friendly, private party room. On Sundays, one child for each adult may eat for free. Entrée: $6-$10. A G Q Casa Mexicana 324 N. Bridge St, Chippewa Falls

• (715) 726-2315 • A Mexican restaurant featuring a festive vibe and all of your south-of-the-border favorites, including seafood, fajitas, chimichangas, and more. On Mondays margaritas are only 99 cents. There is a separate bar attached. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $6-$10. A G R Q

Chipotle 4732 Golf Rd., Eau Claire • chipotle.com • Burritos, tacos, chips, guacamole, beer. Entree: $5-$8. G El Mariachi 6220 Texaco Drive, Eau Claire • 715-

874-5252 • This Mexican style eatery offers a full menu of tasty dishes with lots to choose from. Stop in for a drink, dine in, or order for pick up. $10. A G R W

El Patio 228 Water St, Eau Claire • (715) 855-8590 •

Always a good choice for Mexican fare. Bring a group of friends for the chimichangas or the sizzling fajitas, spritzed up with tasty onions and peppers. Don’t

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forget a margarita to wash it all down. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $5-$8. A G R

La Misma Luna 2824 London Road, Eau Claire • 7158328226 • This Mexican restaurant welcomes you with decoration so authentic, you might think you’ve actually crossed the border. Take a seat and enjoy one of their impressive 15 signature tacos or the Torta Señorita, a sandwich made with jam, chicken and a special marinated pork. This restaurant carries only Mexican-made products, including 10 types of beer. Wi-Fi and vegetarian friendly. Catering and delivery service available. $4-$13. A D G R W

Los Cabos Mexican Grill 2401 State Highway 25 N, Menomonie • (715) 231-3322 • Authentic Mexican food and frequent drink specials. A D G R

Manny’s Cocina 4207 Oakwood Hills Pkwy, Eau Claire • (715) 514-0818 • mannysmexican.com • Manny’s strives to create a grand view of coastal Mexico through its lush interior and succulent menu packed with seafood, steaks, and Mexican specialties. Signature items include the Seven Seas Burrito packed with scallops, jumbo white shrimp, and Mahi-mahi – all covered in jalepeno and chipotle sauces. Locals also love the jumbo crab-stuffed shrimp, wrapped in bacon and grilled. Vegetarian friendly, outdoor seating, party and meeting space available, gluten-free menu. Entrée: $10-$44. A G R

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pizzas, and burgers. They also have sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and Bloody Marys served with fresh shrimp and a beer chaser. Private party hall available. Entrée: $5-$15. A G R W

Fired Up Pizza 4689 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire • (715) 514-4177 • fireduppizzaco.com • This woodfired pizza place in Keystone Crossing serves up scrumptious, made-to-order pizza. The eatery features two levels (including a rentable loft room for meeting space). You’ll be able to pick from a massive amount of toppings and a slew of homemade sauces before your pie is roasted, or rely on the chef’s suggestions for some interesting combinations you won’t find anywhere else. A G Q Foster Cheese Haus E10934 County Hwy HH,

Osseo • (715) 597-6605 • fostercheesehaus.com • Foster Cheese Haus is known for their exceptional wood-fired pizzas, artisan cheeses, and microbrew beer. The restaurant uses locally grown and organic ingredients whenever possible.  Fresh bakery goods available – pies, breads, focaccias, and other delights.  Vegetarian and gluten free options available, outdoor seating. $5-$17. A G R W

Fuzzy’s Bar & Grill N5729 410th St., Menomonie •

It’s not all fantastic egg rolls! Check out the combination pork and shrimp with fried rice from Egg Roll Plus (1611 Bellinger St., Eau Claire). Taco John’s 1526 Broadway Street N, Menomonie •

(715) 235-4477 • There’s a whole lotta Mexican going on. Entrée: $5-$8. G R W

Tacos Juanita Mexican Restaurant 2873 E. Hamilton Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 835-3229 • Eating here offers you enough legitimate street cred to confidently inform anyone within earshot, “If you want real Mexican food, I know the place.” Cooking up food that actual Mexicans eat, Tacos Juanita provides a modest dining room to enjoy signature items like the carnitas pork – slow roasted, juicy pork which can be used in tacos, burritos, and other traditional dishes. Other favorites include the homemade tamales and the posole (pork stew). Also serving Torta Sandwiches (hot subs) with your choice of vegetarian or meaty ingredients. Authentic Mexican breakfast every weekend. Outdoor seating, private party area, carryout service, catering, vegetarian friendly, and open late. Entrée: $3-$13. A G R W Q Taqueria la Poblanita 2436 London Road, Eau

Claire • (715) 831-2131 • Fresh, authentic Mexican food.

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Buzzy’s Pizza Emporium 414 Water St., Eau Claire

• (715) 552-1600 • buzzyspe.com • Get pizza by the slice or order whole pies. Buzzy’s is the late night go to spot for a slice of their famous mac ‘n cheese pizza. Buzzy’s also offers other specialty pizzas, as well as soup, burgers, and chicken wings. Open very late, vegetarian friendly, delivery available. Entrée: $10$20. A D G

Domino’s Pizza 705 Broadway St. S, Menomonie //

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(715) 232-6333 • 354 Chippewa Mall Dr, Chippewa Falls // (715) 726-2626 • 1719 N Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire // (715) 833-3930 • 3311 London Rd., Eau Claire // (715) 833-3933 • dominos.com • Domino’s delivers a wide selection of thin, hand-tossed, and deep dish crust pizzas right to your doorstep, now crafted with their newer recipe. They’ve also got breadsticks, chicken wings, and desserts. Open late, delivery available. Entrée: $10-$18. A D G R

Down to Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Lane,

Eau Claire • (715) 833-1234 • dwntoearth.com • Five & Two Café in the garden center offers a variety of natural and organic foods, and fresh, local produce. Signature favorites include: grilled sandwiches, cracker crust pizzas that you can’t find almost anywhere else, soups, and a variety of espresso drinks. Breakfast has been made available recently with options such as breakfast paninis, wraps, and pizzas. Outdoor seating available, vegetarian friendly. $5-$8. G R W

Draganetti’s Ristorante 3120 Hillcrest Pkwy., Al-

toona • (715) 834-9234 • draganettis.com • A family tradition of Italian excellence with a reputable local history dating back to 1982. Enjoy their casual yet upscale atmosphere by starting with appetizers and salads, and then choosing from chicken, fish, veal, beef, and a vast array of pastas and sauces - plus seasonal specials. Don’t forget about their famous pizzas like the Pesto or a build-your-own masterpiece. Private party room, catering available, seating on an outdoor deck, vegetarian friendly, gluten-free options. Entrée: $10-$20. A G R W Q

Family Farms Market 50684 N. Main St., Eleva

• (715) 287-3332 • familyfarmsmarket.com • Just 20 minutes south of Eau Claire, Family Farms Market offers an exciting menu made with fresh ingredients. Try a gourmet sandwich or wrap, fresh salad, homemade soup, or delicious dessert. Sit by their fireplace and enjoy your favorite specialty coffee, wine, or microbrew beer. Customers can find natural and organic products as well as some of the best cheese, produce, and meat Wisconsin has to offer. Private party room, vegetarian friendly, outdoor seating. Entrée: $5-$10. A G R W

Fill Inn Station 104 W. Columbia St., Chippewa

Falls • (715) 723-6551 • fillinnstation.com • A casual neighborhood bar and grill and former gas station, the Fill Inn is known for its homemade cheese curds,

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(715) 231-3899 • fuzzysbarandgrill.com • Fuzzy’s Bar and Grill points to their pizzas with pride and boasts tasty specials every day of the week. Each Wednesday, enjoy all you can eat chicken wings and, each Friday, a fish fry. Private party area, delivery available, open late. Also available is the Fuzzy Bus which will transport you to and from Fuzzy’s for free! Entrée: $6$8. A D G R W

Galloway Grille 409 Galloway St., Eau Claire • (715) 514-0751 • gallowaygrille.com • A classy yet casual place to get your three square meals. Decked out in historical photos and memorabilia of downtown Eau Claire, Galloway Grille is known for great burgers and signature salads. Private party/meeting room available, vegetarian friendly, outdoor seating, breakfast from 10-11am. Entrée: $5-$25. A G R W Glen Loch Bar and Grill 1300 Jefferson Ave., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-1297 • A casual saloon serving burgers, sandwiches, homemade pizzas, and a wide array of deep fried food. Entrée: $10-$20. A G R W Godfather’s Pizza 2510 Mondovi Rd, Eau Claire •

(715) 830-9362 • godfathers.com • Godfather’s is the home of thick and cheesy pizza pies. Popular menu items include local favorite Taco Pizza (taco sauce, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, beef, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onions). Weekday lunch buffet, private party room, delivery available, meatless pizzas available. Entrée: $10-$17. A D G R

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar, Eau Claire

2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 839-8687 • greenmilleauclaire.com • Green Mill’s full menu is available for dine-in, takeout, and delivery. Among the extensive menu items are specialty pizzas, chicken wings, large salads, and a number of unique pastas. Delivery, private party room, vegetarian friendly, open late. Entrée: $8-$12. A D G R W Q

Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center 10764

County Hwy Q, Chippewa Falls • 715-724-1444 • horizonslounge.com • Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center offers a full menu of appetizers, soups, burgers, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, salads, broasted chicken, pasta, steaks, fish, and shrimp.Daily food specials available every week as well as a Friday Fish Fry. Carryout available. Private dining room. Breakfast served Sunday until 1pm. Entrée: $7-$20. A G R W

Jeff’s Pizza Shop 145 Main St., Menomonie • (715) 231-3131 • jeffspizzashop.com • Jeff’s is a laid back pizza joint with lots of extra menu items, including the unique and delicious Manjare Roll – a hot pocketlike concoction with dipping sauces. As far as pizzas go, the meaty “Farmer Frank” is a popular pie (beef, bacon, bison, gyro meat, ham, and extra cheese). Check out the buffet and salad bar. Vegetarian friendly, open late, delivery. Entrée: $5-$25. A D G W JimBob’s Pizza 2205 Fairfax St, Eau Claire • 715836-0909 • www.jimbobspizza.net • JimBob’s tosses up a variety of gourmet pizzas, including BBQ Ranch


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Chicken & Bacon, Philly Steak, and Gyro Guy (a pizza with gyro meat). They have a signature Manjare Roll (a “pizza egg roll”), and an impressive bunch of subs as well as wraps. They offer dine-in, carryout, and delivery services. They offer sliced pizza 11-2 seven days a week.  Outdoor seating and meatless pizzas available. $5-$16. D R

JimBob’s Pizza 8140 136th Street, Chippewa Falls •

(715) 836-0909 • jimbobspizza.net • Located inside the Ojibwa Golf and Bowl, JimBob’s tosses up a variety of gourmet pizzas, including BBQ Ranch Chicken & Bacon, Philly Steak, and Gyro Guy (a pizza with gyro meat). They have a signature Manjare Roll (a “pizza egg roll”), and an impressive bunch of subs as well as wraps. They offer dine-in, carryout, and delivery services. They offer sliced pizza 11-2 seven days a week.  Outdoor seating and meatless pizzas available. Entrée: $5-$16. A D G R W

Jim’s Pizza 421 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 838-8888 • jimspizzaonline.com • A laid back pizza joint with lots of extra menu items, including the unique and delicious Manjare Roll – a hot pocket-resembling concoction with dipping sauces. As far as pizzas go, the meaty “Farmer Frank” is a popular pie (beef, bacon, bison, chicken, gyro meat, ham, and extra cheese). As always, their buy one get one free pizza deal stands. Vegetarian friendly, open late, delivery available. Entrée: $5-$16. D G R W Johnny’s Pizza 2520 Golf Rd, Eau Claire • 715-5522725 • In the mood for a fresh, handmade pizza? Johnny’s Pizza has your fix. Creating delicious hand tossed, New York style pizza, using homemade dough and sauce, Johnny’s is the local place to go. Don’t forget about their calzones and stuffed pizzas. $5-$6. G W

Little Caesars 2905 Mall Dr, Eau Claire // (715) 8304040 • 8 West Madison Street, Eau Claire // (715) 8357772 • littlecaesars.com • Little Caesars has a wide selection of thin, medium, and deep dish crust pizzas as well as crazy bread, chicken wings, and churros. It also has pizzas “hot ‘n ready” to be picked up all day, every day. Pizza: $5-$15.

Mancino’s Grinders and Pizza 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 835-4100 • Mancino’s is fast, relaxed, and family-friendly. Their delicious trademark “grinder” sandwiches are toasted open-face on bread that’s made from scratch every day. The popular Chicken Ranch grinder combines marinated chicken, bacon, cheese, ranch sauce, and mayo for a simple yet effective taste explosion. If you aren’t feeling that adventurous, try a classic pepperoni pizza grinder. Every sandwich comes with a crunchy pickle. Catering services, party platters, vegetarian friendly, delivery. Entrée: $4-$17. A D G W Q Mancino’s Grinders and Pizza 4056 Commonwealth

Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 835-4000 • mancinoseauclaire. com • Mancino’s is fast, relaxed, and family-friendly. Their delicious trademark “grinder” sandwiches are toasted open-face on bread that’s made from scratch every day. The popular Chicken Ranch grinder combines marinated chicken, bacon, cheese, ranch sauce, and mayo for a simple yet effective taste explosion. If you aren’t feeling that adventurous, try a classic pepperoni pizza grinder. Every sandwich comes with a crunchy pickle. Catering services, party platters, vegetarian friendly, delivery. Entrée: $4-$17. A D G W Q

Monkey in the Middle Pizza 5150 Fairview Drive (Metropolis Resort), Eau Claire • (715) 838-9663 • actioncityfun.com • Upbeat and fun, the pizza joint at Action City offers a zesty meal amidst the video games and go-karts. Quirky-named made-from-scratch pizzas with hint-of-garlic crusts fill the menu, and pies like the Boese Special (a mix of barbeque sauce, mozzarella, and cheddar, topped with pepperoni and bacon) will quell your hunger. For those with an extreme pizza love, The Gorilla Pizza weighs in at more than eight pounds and 30 inches. Private party rooms, open late. Entrée: $4-$45. G W New York Pizza & Deli 320 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 835-5000 • A popular after-bar destination, the unassuming and super-casual New York Pizza and Deli offers a quick stop for Greek favorites like hummus, falafel, and (of course) gyros. They also offer pastas and pizza. Mac and Cheese pizza is a favorite here. Vegetarian friendly, open late. Entrée: $5-$6. A D G R W Papa John’s Pizza 623 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

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• (715) 839-9393 • papajohns.com • Home of “Better Ingredients, Better Pizza,” Papa John’s delivers a number of interesting, robustly-crusted pizza pies right to your doorstep. Check out the Spinach Alfredo and BBQ Chicken Hawaiian specialty pizzas. Student specials, open late. Entrée: $10-$15. D W

Papa Murphy’s Take‘N’Bake Pizza 1506 9th St,

Menomonie • (715) 233-1380 • papamurphys.com • Made fresh the moment you order, Papa Murphy’s prepares a variety of unique pizzas that you pick up, take home, and cook yourself. Six-time winner of “Best Pizza Chain in America” consumers’ choice award. They also offer cookie dough and a delightful cinnamon wheel for a fresh-baked dessert. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $10-$14. G R W

Papa Murphy’s Take‘N’Bake Pizza 337 E.

Prairie View Rd, Chippewa Falls • (715) 738-1165 • papamurphys.com • Made fresh the moment you order, Papa Murphy’s prepares a variety of unique pizzas that you pick up, take home, and cook yourself. Six-time winner of “Best Pizza Chain in America” consumers’ choice award. They also offer cookie dough and a delightful cinnamon wheel for a freshbaked dessert. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $10-$14.

Papa Murphy’s Take‘N’Bake Pizza 2123 Brackett Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 835-3009 • papamurphys.com • Made fresh the moment you order, Papa Murphy’s prepares a variety of unique pizzas that you pick up, take home, and cook yourself. Six-time winner of “Best Pizza Chain in America” consumers’ choice award. They also offer cookie dough and a delightful cinnamon wheel for a fresh-baked dessert. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $10-$14. Pizza Del Re 911 N. Hastings Way, Eau Claire • (715)

834-0703 • pizzadelre.com • Known for their plentiful, everyday pizza buffet. Many locals grew up going to Pizza Del Re for an after-football/baseball/softball/ soccer/etc. celebration. It’s a casual joint serving up a classic thin-crust pizza. Private party room, meatless pizzas available, open late on weekends. A D G R Q

Pizza Hut WingStreet 225 Prairieview Rd,

Chippewa Falls // (715) 723-9800 • 2307 Hwy. 25 N, Menomonie // (715) 235-9044 • 2602 E. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire // (715) 834-5346 • 2225 Eddy Lane, Eau Claire // (715) 833-1222 • 1242 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire // (715) 834-1004 • pizzahut.com • A popular pizza chain, Pizza Hut WingStreet offers a family atmosphere at its dine-in locations. A variety of popular crust styles, chicken wings, and sides are always available. Meatless pizza and pasta sauces available, open late for carry out and delivery, vegetarian friendly, senior citizen meal deal. Entrée: $7. A D G

party room, vegetarian friendly, order late on Friday and Saturday nights. Entrée: $7-$18. A D G W Q

Shari’s Chippewa Club 106 W. Main St., Durand

• (715) 672-8785 • sharischippewaclub.com • A destination bar for its many music events and outdoor patio overlooking the river, Shari’s also serves up homemade specialty pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches. Their butterfly shrimp with Chippewa Chips is a house favorite, as is the scorching hot live blues music every Sunday. New to their menu is Wednesday steak night. They serve food late and have a private party room. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. $5-$8. A G W

Pizza Ranch 2451 Truax Blvd., Eau Claire • (715)

Ted’s Pizza Palace 306 E. Main St, Menomonie •

Rocky Rococo Pizza and Pasta 4800 Golf Rd., Oakwood Mall, Eau Claire • (715) 839-7699 • rockyrococo.com • Known for robust, square-shaped slices, Rocky Rococo serves their deep dish pizza hot and fast. Customer favorites include the Rococo Chicago (4 cheese, tomatoes and sausage with no sauce) and the tasty breadsticks. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $6-$7. G W

The Junction 100 Menomonie St., Elk Mound •

514-4143 • www.pizzaranch.com • A family-friendly western-themed restaurant known for its “Mile-Long Buffet” and Crispy Ranch Chicken. People flock to the ranch craving their sweet dessert pizza. What makes Pizza Ranch truly unique is its many dining options. Where else can you get a pizza/chicken/ salad bar, take out your pizza, or have your piping hot chicken delivered straight to your door? Private party room, vegetarian friendly, kids under 10 eat free on Tuesdays. Entrée: $5-$16. D G R

Sammy’s Pizza Restaurant & Pub 2812 London Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 831-1300 • mysammys.com • With a family-style pizza place up front (complete with cool diner furniture) and a full-scale bar in the back, Sammy’s is great for lunch, dinner, or a night out. Bring your friends for the House Special – pepperoni, hamburger, kosher salami, sausage, mushrooms, onion, and green pepper – or check out the broasted chicken. Weekday lunch buffet, private

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(715) 235-0600 • tedspizzapie.com • An authentic pizza parlor that crafts its own sausage, sauces, and crust, Ted’s is a family favorite. There’s something for everyone, as the menu also features roasted chicken, hot beefs, and gyros (complete with a creamy family recipe sauce). Games and TVs keep things fun and casual. Meatless pizza and pasta sauces available. Open until 11pm weekdays and midnight on weekends. Budweiser products available. Entrée: $8$20. A D G W

879-4533 • The Junction has décor recalling old train stations and specializes in homemade pizza pies, from the spices ground in-house to the handmade crusts. Their pies have unique names like “Garbage Pizza” and their namesake, “The Junction,” which is thousand island dressing, lettuce, pickles, and burger. The menu also features burgers, appetizers, salads, and ice cream. There’s two picnic tables for outdoor seating, gluten-free pizzas, and daily specials. $4-$18. A G R

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire • (715) 832-8844 • www.pizzapluseauclaire.com • The Plus (formerly Pizza Plus) is a casual eatery with brick walls and a pressed tin ceiling known for lunch specials and hand-rolled pizza. All pizzas are made from scratch. Attached to an adjoining bar, the


restaurant also offers burgers, sandwiches, and other items. Daily lunch buffet, Sunday gourmet buffet, and open late. Entrée: $7-$21. A D G R W

Toppers Pizza 2159 Eastridge Center, Eau Claire //

(715) 833-1111 • 406 Main St., Menomonie • toppers. com • Delivering buffalo wings, grinders, quesadillas, and more, Topper’s isn’t just for pizza. Their specialty pies are topped with everything from pepperoni to gyro meat to steak fajitas to chicken cordon bleu. The Topperstix cheese sticks are an appetizer standard in these parts. Topper’s quirky flyers and on-hold marketing spiels are a hoot. Vegetarian friendly, delivery available, open late. Entrée: $6-$17. D G Q

Toppers Pizza 1616 N. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 552-1111 • toppers.com • Delivering buffalo wings, grinders, quesadillas, and more, Topper’s isn’t just for pizza. Their specialty pies are topped with everything from pepperoni to gyro meat to steak fajitas to chicken cordon bleu. The Topperstix cheese sticks are an appetizer standard in these parts. Topper’s quirky flyers and on-hold marketing spiels are a hoot. Vegetarian friendly, delivery available, open late. Entrée: $6-$17. D G Q

RAW FOOD

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie • (715)

231-3255 • rawdeal-wi.com • A local oasis for the raw food movement, Raw Deal doesn’t cook any of its food. The menu, which changes daily, blends organic produce to create entrées near-identical in taste to heatprepped cuisine. Made with locally grown veggies, you’ll find items like creamy green enchiladas, stuffed Portobello mushrooms, and savory cabbage rolls. Specialty beer and wines are also on the menu. The shop also features a bakery with raw cheesecakes and pies and full-service coffee bar. Check out the organic fruit smoothies and the key lime bars and local art and music. Open Sunday mornings, catering services, and very vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $4-$7. A G W Q

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420 Internet Cafe 420 Washington St., Eau Claire

• (715) 833-9945 • building420.org • Eclectic decor, bamboo floors, and soothing colors are the backdrop for 420 Internet Cafe’s full-service coffee bar and sandwich shop. Try the signature gyro sandwich or the popular chocolate truffle mocha drink. Internet stations. Entrée: $4-$5. A G R W

Acoustic Café, Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau

Claire • (715) 832-9090 • theacoustic.com/eauclaire • This downtown destination wants to make sure no one hungers for lack of a better sandwich. Known for their hot hoagies, the spacious and art bedecked café also has pitas, soups, salads, a number of baked-fromscratch cookies, muffins, and more. Try their gourmet coffees and espresso. Expect live music on weekends. Outdoor seating in season, vegetarian friendly, open until 11pm Friday and Saturday. Entrée: $4-$8. A G R W Q

Acoustic Café, Menomonie 102 Main St., Menomonie • (715) 235-1115 • A top notch hoagie shop (everything from corned beef to hummus) that bakes its own bread from scratch, the Menomonie Acoustic Café features weekly live music and a local artist display that changes monthly.  The trademark highback booths make it a great place to grab lunch, hold a casual meeting, or just hang out. Outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly, local brews on tap, and open until 10pm. Entrée: $3-$8. A G W Blind Munchies 621 Wilson Ave., Menomonie •

(715) 235-9300 • blindmunchies.wix.com/main • Open Mondays and Saturdays (9:00am-4:30pm), Tuesday through Friday (9:00am-9:00pm), and Sundays for breakfast and lunch. Blind Munchies features a full coffee bar, a from-scratch bakery, fresh sandwiches made to order, and new food made fresh every morning. Try their famous “Healthy Munchie” sandwiches, salads, or wraps. Keep an eye out for live music every other Friday and B-movie nights as well as DJ spinning. Vegetarian friendly, breakfast served on Saturday and Sundays, delivery of baked items available (for groups and events), and catering

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available. Entrée: $3-$5. D G W

Buzzy’s Pizza Emporium 414 Water St., Eau Claire

• (715) 552-1600 • buzzyspe.com • Get pizza by the slice or order whole pies. Buzzy’s is the late night go to spot for a slice of their famous mac ‘n cheese pizza. Buzzy’s also offers other specialty pizzas, as well as soup, burgers, and chicken wings. Open very late, vegetarian friendly, delivery available. Entrée: $10$20. A D G

Camille’s Sidewalk Café 1120 122nd St., Suite 3, Chippewa Falls • (715) 833-2233 • camillescafe.com • Camille’s fast, casual dining offers all-day breakfast, wraps, grilled paninis, sandwiches, salads, pizza, coffee, and smoothies. They feature their own brand of soup and salsa and offer catering services to boot. Outdoor seasonal seating, huge gluten free menu as well as vegetarian friendly, breakfast, delivery, and private area available. Entrée: $7. A D G R W

Cousins Subs 2605 Golf Rd., Eau Claire • cousinssubs.com • “Better bread, better subs.” Offering a multitude of sandwiches, soups, and salads to satisfy hunger on your lunch hour. $5-9. A Down to Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Lane,

Eau Claire • (715) 833-1234 • dwntoearth.com • Five & Two Café in the garden center offers a variety of natural and organic foods, and fresh, local produce. Signature favorites include: grilled sandwiches, cracker crust pizzas that you can’t find almost anywhere else, soups, and a variety of espresso drinks. Breakfast has been made available recently with options such as breakfast paninis, wraps, and pizzas. Outdoor seating available, vegetarian friendly. $5-$8. G R W

Erbert & Gerberts 2308 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau

Claire // 715-552-4449 • 3003 London Rd, Eau Claire // (715) 552-1933 • 409 Water St., Eau Claire // (715) 835-9995 • erbertandgerberts.com • This Eau Clairebased sandwich chain is known for its fresh subs and clubs with fun names like the Boney Billy, the Jacob Bluefinger, the Comet Morehouse, and more - plus pickles and a good-sized selection of soups and chips. Delivery, vegetarian friendly, outdoor seating, and open till 3am at the Water Street location. Entrée: $5$6. D

Family Farms Market 50684 N. Main St., Eleva

• (715) 287-3332 • familyfarmsmarket.com • Just 20 minutes south of Eau Claire, Family Farms Market offers an exciting menu made with fresh ingredients. Try a gourmet sandwich or wrap, fresh salad, homemade soup, or delicious dessert. Sit by their fireplace and enjoy your favorite specialty coffee, wine, or microbrew beer. Customers can find natural and organic products as well as some of the best cheese, produce, and meat Wisconsin has to offer. Private party room, vegetarian friendly, outdoor seating. Entrée: $5-$10. A G R W

Firehouse Subs 5413 Prill Rd, Eau Claire • (715)

514-3600 • www.firehousesubs.com • The most popular menu item at Firehouse Subs is the Hook and Ladder sub made with smoked turkey breast, Virginia honey ham, and melted Monterey Jack. They steam their meats and toast their breads for a delectable, but quick sandwich. Q

Fireside Bistro Located inside Dove Healthcare-

South on Hwy 93, 3656 Mall Drive, Eau Claire • (715) 552-1035 x743 • A small café located inside Dove Healthcare South. The Bistro offers both breakfast and lunch, serving rolls, muffins, specialty coffees, soups, salads, paninis, wraps, and sandwiches. Look for great

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Touting its classic supper club interior, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse (4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire) features velvet curtains, Rat Pack music, and an extensive cocktail menu. value with the soup and sandwich combo. A variety of specials are available daily. If sitting next to the indoor fireplace and 42-inch TV doesn’t tickle your fancy, head outside to the courtyard area and pavilion. In the summertime, there is an opportunity to relax in the patio area and listen to live music.  Vegetarian friendly. Takeout available. Entrée: $3-$6. G W

Foster Cheese Haus E10934 County Hwy HH, Osseo • (715) 597-6605 • fostercheesehaus.com • Foster Cheese Haus is known for their exceptional wood-fired pizzas, artisan cheeses, and microbrew beer. The restaurant uses locally grown and organic ingredients whenever possible.  Fresh bakery goods available – pies, breads, focaccias, and other delights.  Vegetarian and gluten free options available, outdoor seating. $5-$17. A G R W Glen Loch Bar and Grill 1300 Jefferson Ave., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-1297 • A casual saloon serving burgers, sandwiches, homemade pizzas, and a wide array of deep fried food. Entrée: $10-$20. A G R W Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center 10764

County Hwy Q, Chippewa Falls • 715-724-1444 • horizonslounge.com • Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center offers a full menu of appetizers, soups, burgers, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, salads, broasted chicken, pasta, steaks, fish, and shrimp.Daily food specials available every week as well as a Friday Fish Fry. Carryout available. Private dining room. Breakfast served Sunday until 1pm. Entrée: $7-$20. A G R W

JimBob’s Pizza 2205 Fairfax St, Eau Claire • 715-

836-0909 • www.jimbobspizza.net • JimBob’s tosses up a variety of gourmet pizzas, including BBQ Ranch Chicken & Bacon, Philly Steak, and Gyro Guy (a pizza with gyro meat). They have a signature Manjare Roll (a “pizza egg roll”), and an impressive bunch of subs as well as wraps. They offer  dine-in, carryout, and delivery services. They offer sliced pizza 11-2 seven days a week.  Outdoor seating and meatless pizzas available. $5-$16. D R

JimBob’s Pizza 8140 136th Street, Chippewa Falls • (715) 836-0909 • jimbobspizza.net • Located inside the Ojibwa Golf and Bowl, JimBob’s tosses up a variety of gourmet pizzas, including BBQ Ranch Chicken & Bacon, Philly Steak, and Gyro Guy (a pizza with gyro meat). They have a signature Manjare Roll (a “pizza egg roll”), and an impressive bunch of subs as well as wraps. They offer  dine-in, carryout, and delivery services. They offer sliced pizza 11-2 seven days a week.  Outdoor seating and meatless pizzas available. Entrée: $5-$16. A D G R W

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop 2135 Brackett Ave, Eau Claire // (715) 831-7827 • 923 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire // 715-833-1000 • 3807 S. Oakwood Mall Dr., Eau Claire // (715) 834-1500 • 1301 N. Broadway, Menomonie // 715-235-7827 • 424 Bridge St, Chippewa Falls // 715-720-7200 • www.jimmyjohns.com • A quick stop for tasty subs, Jimmy John’s aims to please with its food and quirky in-house signage. The shop’s signature sandwich is the J.J. Gargantuan – an intimidating sub packed with Genoa salami, capicola, smoked ham, roast beef, turkey, provolone, and all the fixin’s. Chips, cookies,

from the Dining Guide at: Foster Cheese Haus

E10934 County Hwy HH, Osseo • 597-6605

review by ECguy

Love their wood fired pizzas. They’ve been cooking them longer that way than anyone else in the valley. Meat lovers pizza was great with all local meats. You can visit the beer cave and drink some nice micro-brews while you wait for your food. Worth the short trip down 94.

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feeling that adventurous, try a classic pepperoni pizza grinder. Every sandwich comes with a crunchy pickle. Catering services, party platters, vegetarian friendly, delivery. Entrée: $4-$17. A D G W Q

Mancino’s Grinders and Pizza 4056 Commonwealth

Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 835-4000 • mancinoseauclaire. com • Mancino’s is fast, relaxed, and family-friendly. Their delicious trademark “grinder” sandwiches are toasted open-face on bread that’s made from scratch every day. The popular Chicken Ranch grinder combines marinated chicken, bacon, cheese, ranch sauce, and mayo for a simple yet effective taste explosion. If you aren’t feeling that adventurous, try a classic pepperoni pizza grinder. Every sandwich comes with a crunchy pickle. Catering services, party platters, vegetarian friendly, delivery. Entrée: $4-$17. A D G W Q

Moneatza’s Eats & Treats 800 Wisconsin Street

Building 2, Suite 210, Eau Claire • 715-514-3101 • moneatzas.com • Moneatza’s Eats & Treats serves up breakfast and lunch fare out of Building 2 in Banbury Place and a variety of treats, including muffins, scones and cheesecake. The brick and wood decor gives Moneatza’s a hip atmosphere to eat in, but they also offer carry out and catering options. The space is available for parties and other functions.

Liven up your breakfast with the strawberry pancakes at The Nucleus Café (405 Water St., Eau Claire), and what the heck, add one of their tasty crêpes while you’re at it. and pickles are on hand to round out your meal. Catering services, delivery, vegetarian friendly, online ordering. Entrée: $5-$6. D G

Lucy’s Delicatessen 117 N Bridge St, Chippewa

Falls • (715) 720-9800 • foreign5.com/lucys • Bringing a slice of New York to downtown Chipppewa Falls when they opened up their full-service deli and sandwich shop, the owners of Lucy’s have all the locals buzzing. One look at their famous reuben or hot beef sandwiches (made with Boar’s Head meat) and you’ll see why. Soups, salads, and personal pizzas are all made from scratch. Breakfast is now served until 11am and be sure to check out Lucy’s Gooeys (caramel rolls) or a delicious omelette. Also offering a

variety of local beer/wine, espresso drinks, and a kids menu, this is more than just your average deli. Large meeting room available, outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly, and delivery available on orders over $25 to the Chippewa Falls area. Entrée: $8-$9. A D G R W

Mancino’s Grinders and Pizza 809 W. Clairemont

Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 835-4100 • Mancino’s is fast, relaxed, and family-friendly. Their delicious trademark “grinder” sandwiches are toasted openface on bread that’s made from scratch every day. The popular Chicken Ranch grinder combines marinated chicken, bacon, cheese, ranch sauce, and mayo for a simple yet effective taste explosion. If you aren’t

China Buffet 475 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa

(715) 836-0909

Chippewa Family Restaurant 1701 Kennedy Rd,

Falls • (715) 723-0672

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-4751

Connell’s Supper Club 18525 50th Ave, Chippewa

Falls • (715) 723-5656

Duncan Creek Wine Bar 213 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-7000

4:30 AM Coffee House 608 N. Bridge St.,

Every Buddy’s Bar and Grill 19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 861-3838

Bake ‘n’ Brew Cafe 17255 Co. Hwy. X, Chippewa

Falls • (715) 723-6551

Big Daddy’s Dogs 17183 50th Ave., Chippewa Falls

(715) 723-6783

Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-6165 Falls • (715) 720-2360

Fill Inn Station 104 W. Columbia St., Chippewa Four Corners 14982 Co. Hwy. S, Chippewa Falls •

• (715) 726-0189

Glen Loch Bar and Grill 1300 Jefferson Ave.,

Highway B, Chippewa Falls • (715) 288-6303

Golden Eagle Restaurant 16760 Co. Hwy. X,

Bresina’s Hometown Bar and Grill 12037 County

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-1297

Bresina’s Old Home Restaurant 704 E. Grand

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-2948

Bridgewater Restaurant and Pub 1009 W. Park

Falls • (715) 379-3458

Ave., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-7973

Ave., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-6941

Brother J’s Supper Club 8988 Hwy 124, Chippewa

Falls • (715) 738-1099

Camille’s Sidewalk Café 1120 122nd St., Suite 3,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 833-2233

Cancun Mexican Grill 475 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-7007

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-4331 • Heading down to Olson’s for some homemade ice cream is a favorite local pastime. Their fresh ingredients and tempting

Hwy Q, Chippewa Falls • 715-724-1444

Falls • (715) 726-9886

Excluding fast food & pizza chains.

Olson’s Ice Cream and Deli 611 N. Bridge St,

Casa Mexicana 324 N. Bridge St, Chippewa Falls • (715) 726-2315

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Nelson Cheese Factory 1636 Harding Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 834-2000 • nelsoncheese.com • A great little cheese shop that happens to serve a wide range of gorgeous, deli-fresh sandwiches, Nelson Cheese Factory is the place to go for a truly delicious carryout lunch. Served on wheat, pumpernickel, or French breads, the sandwiches are bursting at the seams with tantalizing ingredients, available hot or cold. Popular menu items include the Hot Eddie (ham, bacon, cheddar, veggies, and mayo on toasted wheat), and the Town of Nelson (ham, turkey, veggies, Monterey jack, and cheddar with special sauce). The shop is also a popular neighborhood stop for fresh ice cream and even has a wide assortment of specialty chocolates. Vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $6. G Q

Goldsmith Coffee Bar 22 S. Prairie St., Chippewa Harpole’s Supper Club 19845 Co. Hwy. X, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-3006

Heckel’s Family Restaurant 2621 Hwy. 53, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-0844

High Shores Supper Club 17985 Co. Hwy. X,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-9854

Horizons Lounge & Banquet Center 10764 County

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JimBob’s Pizza 8140 136th Street, Chippewa Falls • LaGrander’s Drive-In 18143 Co. Trk. X, Chippewa

Lake Wissota Golf & Events 16108 97th Ave., Chippewa Falls • 1-888-382-4780 Loopy’s Saloon & Grill 10691 Business 29, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-5667

Lucy’s Delicatessen 117 N Bridge St, Chippewa

Falls • (715) 720-9800

Mahli Thai 212 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls • 7158615333

Olson’s Ice Cream and Deli 611 N. Bridge St, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-4331

Red Zone Sports Bar 2071 S Prairie View Rd, Chippewa Falls • (715) 726-3030

Sweeney’s Bar & Grill 201 E. Canal St., Chippewa

Falls • (715) 723-9905

The Chocolate Shoppe 3636 Melby St., Chippewa Falls • 715-836-0909

The Edge Pub & Eatery 9504 Cty Hwy S., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-2400

The Lodge 1200 W River St., Chippewa Falls • (715)

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The Rumor Mill Pub & Eatery 465 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls • (715) 861-5600 The West Hill Bar and Grill 250 W. Elm St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-9281


sundaes have kept people coming back for decades. Now you can grab their famous soup and breadbowls along with a deli sandwich prior to dessert. They have an all new menu featuring even more wraps, paninis, and sandwiches. An employee favorite is the Hot ‘n Beefy Sandwich. Vegetarian friendly wraps and salads are also available. Entrée: $5-$8. D G Q

Panera Bread 4601 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire • (715) 834-9752 • panerabread.com • A chain store featuring a full bakery and café where all breads are baked fresh. On the bakery side, they feature 20 different breads, 12 bagels, and 30 sweets and pastries – the Cinnamon Crunch bagel is among the favorites, selling between 400 and 500 a day. The café features 15 sandwiches, seven salads, and seven (of 12) different soups on any given day with Chicken and Wild Rice as a best seller. Eat your soup out of a fresh bread bowl. Outdoor patio seating, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $5-$9. D W

Racy D’lene’s Coffee Lounge 404 Riverside Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-0000 • racysnucleus.com • Connected via a convenient hallway to The Nucleus Café, Racy’s is a coffee shop with an impressive range of brews. Relaxed doesn’t even begin to describe Racy’s. Comfy couches and chairs take up the floor space. Often, groups of college students are found lounging on them with their laptops, friends, or both. Check out the desserts and astounding menu of distinctive sandwiches. Outdoor seating, private party area, and vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $5-$7. G W Q Red Robin 3005 Golf Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 834-

4438 • redrobin.com • This energetic and fun chain eatery is known for its gourmet burgers (YUM), which come in more than 21 styles, all with bottomless steak fries. Accumulate points with their free Red Royalty card and get even more great deals. Open late with vegetarian options available. Entrée: $9-$12. A G W

Red Zone Sports Bar 2071 S Prairie View Rd, Chippewa Falls • (715) 726-3030 • This down-toearth and friendly sports bar offers food that goes

beyond run-of-the-mill bar food. While their burgers are worthy of many compliments, the bar favorite is the Philly Cheesesteak. Also serves appetizers such as cheese curds and wings, and homemade soups. Outdoor seating and open late. Entrée: $5-$9. A G

Smiling Moose Deli 329 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire • (715) 838-9999 • smilingmoosedeli.com • Hailing from Colorado, Smiling Moose Deli offers sandwiches (both hot and cold), wraps, salads, four to six soups, and more. Breakfast sandwiches and wraps are available all day, plus the full-service espresso bar. The signature sandwich is the “Mighty Mo,” a cheeseburger grinder with half a pound of chopped, tender sirloin and topped with melted American cheese, tomatoes, banana peppers, red onions, and lightly spotted with oil and vinegar. Free wi-fi, vegetarian and gluten-free options, outdoor seating, and a pickup window. Delivery options are available for large orders. $6-$11. D G W

Subway 180 Cedar Falls Rd, Menomonie // (715) 233-0629 • 860 Woodward Ave, Chippewa Falls // (715) 723-0399 • 6123 Truax Ln, Eau Claire // (715) 874-6945 • 1027 N Hillcrest Pkwy., Altoona // (715) 834-2447 • 329 Water St, Eau Claire // (715) 8337697 • 2401 Hwy 25 N, Menomonie // (715) 235-1800 • 319 S Broadway, Menomonie // (715) 235-6466 • 4304 Jeffers Rd, Eau Claire // (715) 833-8801 • 2119 Cameron St, Eau Claire // (715) 831-6214 • 2705 Henry Ave, Eau Claire // (715) 836-0024 • 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire // (715) 833-1605 • 3915 Gateway Dr, Eau Claire // (715) 830-8276 • 1005 Clairemont Ave. W, Eau Claire // (715) 832-8848 • 2413 Eddy Ln, Eau Claire // (715) 831-1090 • Tasty submarine sandwiches and pizzas. Entrée: $4-$10. The Coffee Grounds 2116 Craig Rd., Eau Claire •

(715) 797-2198 • thecoffeegrounds.com • The Coffee Grounds is a casual, European-style café that offers gourmet food and a variety of coffee drinks. This flagship, located in the Marshfield Clinic, also features baked goods, homemade soups, and fresh unique sandwiches. Their menu is always evolving and you can order lunch online. Also, don’t forget about the

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coffee as they roast their own beans and, in their own words, have the best coffee in town! Vegetarian and vegan friendly. Entrée: $4-$8. W

The Coffee Grounds 3460 Mall Dr., Hwy. 93, Eau Claire • (715) 834-1733 • thecoffeegrounds.com • The Coffee Grounds is a casual, European-style café plopped into the middle of a gourmet food/coffee/ beer/wine/cigar giftshop. They offer a variety of baked goods, homemade soups, and fresh unique sandwiches. Their menu is always evolving and you can order lunch online. Also, don’t forget about the coffee as they roast their own beans and, in their own words, have the best coffee in town! Outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $4-$8. A G W The Goat Coffee House 336 Water St., Eau Claire

• 715-831-4491 • www.thegoatcoffeehouse.com • A relaxed, full-scale coffee house offering an eclectic selection of fresh sandwiches, The Goat sports an interesting mix of furniture and décor. Breakfast options include homemade scones and muffins made daily, and The Goat’s rich soups are a popular lunch dish. Check out the fruit smoothies and cold, blended coffee drinks. Outdoor seating, private party room, breakfast served, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $4-$6. G R W Q

The Nucleus Café 405 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 834-7777 • thenucleuscafe.com • Connected via a convenient hallway to Racy D’lene’s Coffee Lounge,

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The Nucleus is a cozy café with a European vibe serving breakfast and lunch. Check out the desserts, homemade soups, quiches, omelets, and distinctive sandwiches. The Nucleus is also a traditional crêperie, offering a variety of dessert and main meal crêpes. Sunday brunch, outdoor seating, private party room, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $5-$12. A G W Q

The Wrap Factory 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire • 715-

514-1961 • Located inside the Oakwood Mall food court, the Wrap Factory offer one of a kind Food Wraps. One price you can order any combination of wraps, meat, cheese,vegetables, sauce, OR for only a dollar more you can try any of our premium wraps like the chicken/bacon ranch or steak or chicken fajita or Philly steak. Your choice of hot or cold. As well as an assortment of drinks. 0-$10.

Water Street Deli 628 Water St., Eau Claire • (715)

514-4555 • This combination deli/restaurant/grocery store specializes in authentic Mediterranean cuisine but also offers American items like a killer Philly Steak and burgers. What really sets them apart though is the best falafel in town, fresh gyros, homemade hummus and baba ghanoush, as well as delicious kebabs and platters. Lunch specials are available weekdays. Vegetarian friendly, open late, delivery available, sidewalk seating available. $4-$10. D G W Q

SEAFOOD Asia Palace 4069 Commonwealth Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 552-5883 • An extensive Asian buffet featuring all-you-can-eat sushi, a full bar, and enough food to send you home full. Try the crayfish, coconut shrimp, and egg rolls. They also have a salad bar, prime rib, steak, pizza, and other American choices. Vegetarian friendly, private rooms available for parties. Entrée: $7-$12. A G R W Bullfrog’s Eat My Fish Farm N1321 566th Street,

Menomonie • (715) 664-8775 • eatmyfish.com • On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, spanning Mother’s Day to late September, Bullfrog Fish Farm offers

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“shore lunches” pond-side. You can catch your own trout and have it cooked up fresh. Non-fish eaters can get a buffalo brat or a “Sleazy Cheese” sandwich (with tomato and pesto on grilled bread). Group reservations available, outdoor (pond-side) seating, vegetarian friendly, wheelchair accessible. Entrée: $14. A G R

Fanny Hill 3919 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 836-8184 • fannyhill.com • The elegant yet casual setting at Fanny Hill will please all ages. Their menu includes steak, seafood, and Fanny’s famous Bailey’s Irish Dream Dessert. Try the award winning Sunday brunch with it’s breakfast staples and unique creations from the chefs. Outdoor seating available, private party area, and vegetarian friendly. They also have catering services. Entrée: $7-$25. A G R W Q

Fuji Sushi & Steak House 4864 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire • 715-832-3388 • fujieauclaire.com • While part of its namesake, sushi isn’t the only reason to go to Fuji. This restaurant provides a unique Japanese experience right here in the Midwest. Grab a seat the bar, cozy up in a booth, or watch your food prepared fresh in front of the sushi bar. Monday night is kids night, when kids meals are half price, and Tuesday is half-price martini night along with a sushi special; both specials run from 4 to 9:30pm. Tap beers are 99 cents during the bar’s happy hour, which runs from 4 to 6pm Monday through Thursday. The relaxing ambiance and full sake menu at Fuji Sushi & Steakhouse is sure to keep you happy and coming back. Ask about their birthday special.   Vegetarian options, private party room. Lunch: $7-$10; Dinner(Hibachi): $16-$20. A G R High Shores Supper Club 17985 Co. Hwy. X,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-9854 • highshores.com • Home of “fine dining in a casual atmosphere,” High Shores is nestled on the edge of Lake Wissota. The kitchen cuts the trademark steaks by hand and menu favorites like their BBQ Ribs and Honey Pecan Turkey Medallions might just turn you into a regular. Seafood options like perch, blue gills, crappies, king crab, tiger shrimp, and salmon won’t hurt, either. If


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are available as well as banquet rooms, Friday fish fry and seafood buffet, Sunday brunch, and vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $7-$38. A D G R W

Fanny Hill 3919 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire • (715)

836-8184 • fannyhill.com • The elegant yet casual setting at Fanny Hill will please all ages. Their menu includes steak, seafood, and Fanny’s famous Bailey’s Irish Dream Dessert. Try the award winning Sunday brunch with it’s breakfast staples and unique creations from the chefs. Outdoor seating available, private party area, and vegetarian friendly. They also have catering services. Entrée: $7-$25. A G R W Q

Fuji Sushi & Steak House 4864 Keystone Crossing,

Eau Claire • 715-832-3388 • fujieauclaire.com • While part of its namesake, sushi isn’t the only reason to go to Fuji. This restaurant provides a unique Japanese experience right here in the Midwest. Grab a seat the bar, cozy up in a booth, or watch your food prepared fresh in front of the sushi bar. Monday night is kids night, when kids meals are half price, and Tuesday is half-price martini night along with a sushi special; both specials run from 4 to 9:30pm. Tap beers are 99 cents during the bar’s happy hour, which runs from 4 to 6pm Monday through Thursday. The relaxing ambiance and full sake menu at Fuji Sushi & Steakhouse is sure to keep you happy and coming back. Ask about their birthday special.  Vegetarian options, private party room. Lunch: $7-$10; Dinner(Hibachi): $16-$20. A G R

High Shores Supper Club 17985 Co. Hwy. X, Make sure you add a frosty mug of homemade root beer (or two) to your chili dog at local drive in LaGrander’s Drive-In (18143 Co. Trk. X, Chippewa Falls). the weather’s nice, motor up to one of the restaurant’s lake docks. Ask about the dinner cruise. Outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly, private party pavilion. Entrée: $10-$25. A G R

Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub 415 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire • (715) 835-6621 • houligans.net • Houligan’s menu features a top-notch selection of steaks and seafood with their Candied Garlic New York Strip being a local favorite. The environment offers rich, worn-in woodwork threads across the walls in the cozy dining area and an equally inviting bar. It’s a great place to grab a beer and a hearty meal. Their vegetarian options include stuffed mushrooms, pastas, and salads. This casual fine-dining favorite recently expanded to offer catering options as well. Outdoor seating and private party room available. Entrée: $8-$29. A G R W Q Manny’s Cocina 4207 Oakwood Hills Pkwy, Eau

Claire • (715) 514-0818 • mannysmexican.com • Manny’s strives to create a grand view of coastal Mexico through its lush interior and succulent menu packed with seafood, steaks, and Mexican specialties. Signature items include the Seven Seas Burrito packed with scallops, jumbo white shrimp, and Mahimahi – all covered in jalepeno and chipotle sauces. Locals also love the jumbo crab-stuffed shrimp, wrapped in bacon and grilled. Vegetarian friendly, outdoor seating, party and meeting space available, gluten-free menu. Entrée: $10-$44. A G R

shellfish. Playful nautical decor sets the stage for favorites like crab legs, lobster, and seafood platters. The cheesy garlic biscuits are a guilty pleasure. Open late on weekends. Entrée: $7-$20. A G R

Shanghai Bistro 2930 Craig Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 835-3348 • shanghaibistro.org • A contemporary urban atmosphere thrives at Shanghai Bistro. Using centuries-old preparation techniques while experimenting with fresh, new seafood (and other ingredients) from well beyond the Midwest, the Bistro’s chefs keep things lively. There’s a large selection of signature sushi, including the Red Dragon Roll, and the Strange Flavor Chicken stirfry is a local favorite. Check out sushi happy hour from 3 to 5pm weekdays. Outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $8-$12. A G R Q

STEAKHOUSE

Blue Moose Grill & Steak House 1628 Woodard

Rd, Bloomer • (715) 568-2687 • bluemooseco.com • This Southern influenced restaurant is an old school kind of steakhouse and can serve up to 300 poeple. Right away customers will notice a moose up on the bar and some wooden chainsaw carved grizzly bears. Comfort your palate by the fireplace with some pecan chicken, barbecue ribs, or sweet potato pancakes with maple or honey butter. Off site catering and delivery

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-9854 • highshores.com • Home of “fine dining in a casual atmosphere,” High Shores is nestled on the edge of Lake Wissota. The kitchen cuts the trademark steaks by hand and menu favorites like their BBQ Ribs and Honey Pecan Turkey Medallions might just turn you into a regular. Seafood options like perch, blue gills, crappies, king crab, tiger shrimp, and salmon won’t hurt, either. If the weather’s nice, motor up to one of the restaurant’s lake docks. Ask about the dinner cruise. Outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly, private party pavilion. Entrée: $10-$25. A G R

Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub 415 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire • (715) 835-6621 • houligans.net • Houligan’s menu features a top-notch selection of steaks and seafood with their Candied Garlic New York Strip being a local favorite. The environment offers rich, worn-in woodwork threads across the walls in the cozy dining area and an equally inviting bar. It’s a great place to grab a beer and a hearty meal. Their vegetarian options include stuffed mushrooms, pastas, and salads. This casual fine-dining favorite recently expanded to offer catering options as well. Outdoor seating and private party room available. Entrée: $8-$29. A G R W Q

Jake’s Supper Club E5690 County Rd. D, Menomonie • (715) 235-2465 • jakessupperclub.com • With a menu as large as Jake’s, it’s hard to pinpoint a signature item, but if you ask a regular, they’ll point right to the slow-roasted prime rib. Three decks offer a terrific view of the lake. Sunday brunch buffet is 10am-2pm. Open seven days a week, with live music on weekends during the summer. Jake’s also offers a Friday fish fry. Entrée: $10-$25. A D G R W Q

Red Lobster 1019 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

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• (715) 833-0184 • redlobster.com • A local favorite for date nights, birthday parties, and get-togethers, Red Lobster offers a huge selection of fresh fish and

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Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

4751 Owen Ayres Ct., Eau Claire • 830-9779

review by cabernetplease

I had a nice dinner here with my parents and significant other a few weeks after they opened. Our waitress was pleasant and very knowledgeable about the menu. The prices were in line with what I would expect at a supper-club style steak house. All of our steaks were cooked as ordered and the sides were delicious.

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MENOMONIE

Excluding fast food & pizza chains. Acoustic Café, Menomonie 102 Main St., Menomonie • (715) 235-1115

Blind Munchies 621 Wilson Ave., Menomonie • (715) 235-9300

Bullfrog’s Eat My Fish Farm N1321 566th Street,

Menomonie • (715) 664-8775

Cancun Mexican Grill 1919 Stout Road, Menomonie • 715-235-0851

China Buffet 2421 Hwy 25 N, Menomonie • (715) 233-4388

Das Bierhaus 120 6th Ave. W, Menomonie • (715)

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Dean & Sue’s Bar & Grill 2002 Midway Rd., Menomonie • (715) 235-9940

Denny’s 1827 N. Broadway St., Menomonie Exit 45 Restaurant and Bakery 2100 Co. Rd. B, Menomonie • (715) 235-1166

Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant, Menomonie 319 S. Broadway St., Menomonie •

Behold the sesame chicken at Mahli Thai (212 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls). 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire • 715-830-9779 • johnnysitaliansteakhouse.com/eauclaire/ • Johnny’s is a an upscale steakhouse featuring traditional and new dishes and a large wine list. The classic interior is reminiscent of the supper clubs of yesteryear. Limited reservations available. A G W

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Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse 5020 Keystone

Crossing, Eau Claire • 715-514-4802 • picanhasteakhouses.com • Picanha The Brazilian Steakhouse is a traditional Brazilian Churrascaria (Steakhouse or Grill-House). All meat selections (beef, pork, lamb, chicken and Brazilian sausage) are served in the traditional Rodizio style, carved table side by gaucho chefs.   All meats featured in  The Rodizio Experience are prepared using a traditional Brazilian style open-flame rotisserie grill burning flavorful, mesquite wood. A G R Q

Texas Roadhouse 5019 Keystone Crossing, Eau

Claire • (715) 838-0035 • texasroadhouse.com • Upbeat and energetic, Texas Roadhouse is “that place they line dance every hour.” Their culinary claims to fame are hand-cut steaks and award-winning falloff-the-bone ribs. Their bread is baked fresh all day long, and they make all dressings and side dishes from scratch. Free in-the-shell peanuts. Open late on weekends. Entrée: $15. A R W Q

SMOOTHIES

Eau Claire Fusion 309 E Grand Ave., Eau Claire

• (715) 832-8550 • eauclairefusion.com • Inside the bright yellow and orange walls of Eau Claire Fusion you’ll find a wide variety of shakes and smoothies

ICON KEY = Alcohol, beer, or wine available. = Delivery available. Some restrictions may apply. = Able to accommodate larger groups of 9 or more.

W = Free access to wireless internet. = Accepts reservations. Some restrictions may apply. = Winner: 2013 V1 Best of the Valley Reader Poll.

packed with vitamins and nutrients at only 250 calories, perfect for those who want a nutritious meal on the go. There’s an outrageous amount of fusion flavors, ranging from Tropical Fruit Splash to Apple Pie and Reese’s Peanut Butter. The cost also nets you a tea to help boost your metabolism and a shot of aloe to soothe your digestive system. Vegetarian and vegan friendly. Open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Entrée: $6-$7. G W

SUPPER CLUB Brother J’s Supper Club 8988 Hwy 124, Chippewa Falls • (715) 738-1099 • The Valley’s newest supper club is going for the “high class, yet affordable” image where you spend whole evenings on the dining experience – from cocktail hour and appetizers to a multi-course dinner. Casual fare like burgers, as well as supper club standards like steak and seafood. Their most popular dish is the Saturday prime rib. A G R Connell’s Club 12 E11295 Hwy. 12, Fall Creek

• 877-2140 • connellsclub12.webs.com • A juicy, choice cut New York Strip keeps people coming back for more at this tucked-away supper club. Another popular item is the Bourbon salmon - a grilled fillet of fish slathered in Connell’s special Bourbon sauce. Outdoor seating on the deck, party room available, serves food late. Entrée: $7-$25. A G R W

Connell’s Supper Club 18525 50th Ave, Chippewa

Falls • (715) 723-5656 • A classic supper club just off the beaten path serving BBQ ribs, chicken, sandwiches, seafood, and even lamb chops – but they’re really known for their steaks and big portions of just about everything. Open late on weekends, Sunday brunch. Entrée: $12-$19. A G R W

Harpole’s Supper Club 19845 Co. Hwy. X, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-3006 • Harpole’s is a casual family establishment known for its excellent martinis and Old Fashioneds. The $1 burger special on Tuesdays is big with the locals, but the signature BBQ ribs will really give you something to talk about. Entrée: $5-$14. A G R High Shores Supper Club 17985 Co. Hwy. X,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-9854 • highshores.com • Home of “fine dining in a casual atmosphere,” High Shores is nestled on the edge of Lake Wissota. The kitchen cuts the trademark steaks by hand and

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(715) 235-3532

Fuzzy’s Bar & Grill N5729 410th St., Menomonie • (715) 231-3899

Golden Leaf Café 1706 Stout Rd, Menomonie •

(715) 231-5323

Jake’s Supper Club E5690 County Rd. D, Menomonie • (715) 235-2465

Jeff’s Pizza Shop 145 Main St., Menomonie •

(715) 231-3131

Chia Market 1502 E. 9th St., Menomonie • (715)

233-0465

Kyote’s Den Bar & Grill E2339 Hwy 29, Menomonie • (715) 235-2777

Legacy Chocolates 632 S. Broadway St., Menomonie • (715) 231-2580

Log Jam 709 S. Broadway St., Menomonie • (715)

235-0703

Los Cabos Mexican Grill 2401 State Highway 25 N, Menomonie • (715) 231-3322

Menomonie Family Restaurant 2616 Hills Ct, Menomonie • (715) 235-9000

Norske Kitchen and Kro 1705 Plaza Dr.,

Menomonie • (715) 233-2006

Pioneer Grill & Saloon E5699 Cty. Trk. D, Menomonie • (715) 235-9927

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie • (715) 231-3255

Skoog’s Parkside 932 N. Broadway St, Menomonie • (715) 235-6124

Stout Ale House 1501 N. Broadway St., Menomonie • (715) 233-3333

Teddy’s Tubesteaks 617 S Broadway St,

Menomonie

Ted’s Pizza Palace 306 E. Main St, Menomonie • (715) 235-0600

The Abbey Pub & Grub 414 Main St. E.,

Menomonie

The Lunchbox 521 E 2nd St., Menomonie • 715-

235-6533

Waterfront Bar & Grill 512 Crescent St., Menomonie • (715) 235-6541

Zanzibar Restaurant and Pub 228 E. Main St.,

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have catering services. Entrée: $7-$25. A G R W Q

Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub 415 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire • (715) 835-6621 • houligans.net • Houligan’s menu features a top-notch selection of steaks and seafood with their Candied Garlic New York Strip being a local favorite. The environment offers rich, worn-in woodwork threads across the walls in the cozy dining area and an equally inviting bar. It’s a great place to grab a beer and a hearty meal. Their vegetarian options include stuffed mushrooms, pastas, and salads. This casual fine-dining favorite recently expanded to offer catering options as well. Outdoor seating and private party room available. Entrée: $8-$29. A G R W Q Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse 4751 Owen Ayres

Court, Eau Claire • 715-830-9779 • johnnysitaliansteakhouse.com/eauclaire/ • Johnny’s is a an upscale steakhouse featuring traditional and new dishes and a large wine list. The classic interior is reminiscent of the supper clubs of yesteryear. Limited reservations available. A G W

WORLD Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie • (715)

Rueben on rye and chips at Grand Avenue Café (119 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire). menu favorites like their BBQ Ribs and Honey Pecan Turkey Medallions might just turn you into a regular. Seafood options like perch, blue gills, crappies, king crab, tiger shrimp, and salmon won’t hurt, either. If the weather’s nice, motor up to one of the restaurant’s lake docks. Ask about the dinner cruise. Outdoor seating, vegetarian friendly, private party pavilion. Entrée: $10-$25. A G R

Jake’s Supper Club E5690 County Rd. D, Menomonie • (715) 235-2465 • jakessupperclub.com • With a menu as large as Jake’s, it’s hard to pinpoint a signature item, but if you ask a regular, they’ll point right to the slow-roasted prime rib. Three decks offer a terrific view of the lake. Sunday brunch buffet is 10am-2pm. Open seven days a week, with live music on weekends during the summer. Jake’s also offers a Friday fish fry. Entrée: $10-$25. A D G R W Q Skoog’s Parkside 932 N. Broadway St, Menomonie

• (715) 235-6124 • skoogsparkside.com • Known for their popovers and perfect steaks, Skoog’s fosters a relaxed and casual supper club atmosphere complete with two waterfalls near the patio. Check out the Friday night fish fry and salad bar. Banquet facility can accommodate 100 people. Vegetarian friendly, Sunday brunch. Entrée: $10-$40. A G R W

The Edge Pub & Eatery 9504 Cty Hwy S., Chip-

pewa Falls • (715) 723-2400 • theedgeonwissota. com • This casual restaurant offers a spacious bar and outdoor deck overlooking Lake Wissota. Whether you come here to experience the fish fry every Friday or the lunch buffet from 11am to 2pm Monday thru Friday, The Edge is a relaxed gathering spot that in summer even allows customers to park their boat and eat! Private party room, vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $7-$19. A G R W

UPSCALE DINING

Bijou Bistro 2629 E. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire

• 715-832-6778 • This restaurant provides high quality, upscale food that keeps presentation in mind alongside an inspiring, elegant atmosphere in which to experience it. Their menu features a constantly rotating cast of classic hors d’oeuvres and enticing entrees. It’s the perfect date night spot on weekend evenings, with an intimate dining area. A

Bridgewater Restaurant and Pub 1009 W. Park Ave., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-6941 • avalonhotelchippewafalls.com • This relaxed and casual yet upscale restaurant is known for their cutto-order steaks, varying specials throughout the week, and bloody marys ($3 all day on Sundays). They’re open late on weekends and have an attached bar. Vegetarian dishes are available upon request, private room available. Entrée: $6-$20. A D G R W

Burgundy’s Restaurant 1202 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire • (715) 834-3181 • plazaeauclaire.com • Burgundy’s at The Plaza Hotel & Suites offers a wide range of entrees including burgers, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and wraps, as well as steak and seafood options. Burgundy’s also offers rotating Chef Specials that range in style and price to fit any appetite. Burgundy’s features a Friday night fish fry and daily lunch specials. Entrée: $10-$15. A G R W Fanny Hill 3919 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire • (715)

836-8184 • fannyhill.com • The elegant yet casual setting at Fanny Hill will please all ages. Their menu includes steak, seafood, and Fanny’s famous Bailey’s Irish Dream Dessert. Try the award winning Sunday brunch with it’s breakfast staples and unique creations from the chefs. Outdoor seating available, private party area, and vegetarian friendly. They also

231-3255 • rawdeal-wi.com • A local oasis for the raw food movement, Raw Deal doesn’t cook any of its food. The menu, which changes daily, blends organic produce to create entrées near-identical in taste to heat-prepped cuisine. Made with locally grown veggies, you’ll find items like creamy green enchiladas, stuffed Portobello mushrooms, and savory cabbage rolls. Specialty beer and wines are also on the menu. The shop also features a bakery with raw cheesecakes and pies and full-service coffee bar. Check out the organic fruit smoothies and the key lime bars and local art and music. Open Sunday mornings, catering services, and very vegetarian friendly. Entrée: $4-$7. A G W Q

Water Street Deli 628 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 514-4555 • This combination deli/restaurant/grocery store specializes in authentic Mediterranean cuisine but also offers American items like a killer Philly Steak and burgers. What really sets them apart though is the best falafel in town, fresh gyros, homemade hummus and baba ghanoush, as well as delicious kebabs and platters. Lunch specials are available weekdays. Vegetarian friendly, open late, delivery available, sidewalk seating available. $4-$10. D G W Q Zanzibar Restaurant and Pub 228 E. Main St.,

Menomonie • (715) 231-9269 • zanzibarmenomonie. com • Deep red walls and rich hardwood accents create a warm and relaxing setting for an exciting, eclectic meal at Zanzibar. The menu contains numerous original dishes inspired by a variety of international cuisines. The bar can stir up over 65 kinds of martinis, and the wine list exceeds 70 bottles. If given the lead time (phone well ahead), Zanzibar’s chefs will even create custom meals. Reservations are recommended. Very vegetarian friendly (any meal can be altered). Closed Sunday and Monday. Entrée: $17-$20. A G R W Q

from the Dining Guide at: High Shores Supper Club

17985 Co. Hwy. X, Chippewa Falls • 723-9854

review by Veronica

Traditional menu with a few added zingers like alligator. I like the martinis here (Bombay Sapphire, dry). Good salad bar, steaks are good. Last time here I ordered the bacon wrapped turkey tenderloin and it was delish. Feels comfortable and familiar if you have done any dining in Wisconsin supper clubs.

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Mancino’s Grinders and Pizza 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 835-4100

Amber Inn Bar & Grill 840 E. Madison St., Eau Claire • (715) 832-0568

Burrachos Fresh Mexican Grill 5314 Prill Rd.,

Mancino’s Grinders and Pizza 4056 Commonwealth Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 8354000

Eau Claire • (715) 834-1843

New York Pizza & Deli 320 Water St., Eau

Eau Claire • (715) 835-6195

Burrachos Fresh Mexican Grill 329 Water St.,

Panera Bread 4601 Keystone Crossing, Eau

Eau Claire • (715) 835-6195

Burrachos Fresh Mexican Grill 329 Water St.,

Papa John’s Pizza 623 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau

Buzzy’s Pizza Emporium 414 Water St., Eau

Claire • (715) 835-5000 Claire • (715) 834-9752

Claire • (715) 839-9393

Domino’s Pizza 354 Chippewa Mall Dr, Chippewa Falls • (715) 726-2626

Four Corners 14982 Co. Hwy. S, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-6783

Goldsmith Coffee Bar 22 S. Prairie St., Chippewa Falls • (715) 379-3458

JimBob’s Pizza 8140 136th Street, Chippewa

Falls • (715) 836-0909

Lucy’s Delicatessen 117 N Bridge St, Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-9800 Olson’s Ice Cream and Deli 611 N. Bridge St,

Claire • (715) 552-1600

Pizza Del Re 911 N. Hastings Way, Eau Claire •

838-7268

Pizza Hut WingStreet East 2602 E. Clairemont

Eau Claire • (715) 833-8440

Eau Claire • (715) 833-1222

menomonie

(715) 833-3933

Pizza Ranch 2451 Truax Blvd., Eau Claire •

Domino’s Pizza 1205 Broadway St. S,

Eau Claire • 715-552-4449

832-4545

(715) 834-0703

China Wok 2605 Golf Rd., Eau Claire • (715) Dessert First Bakery Café 2425 Seymour Road, Domino’s Pizza 1719 N Clairemont Ave, Eau

Claire • (715) 833-3930

Domino’s Pizza 3311 London Rd., Eau Claire • Erbert & Gerberts 2308 E. Clairemont Ave., Erbert and Gerbert’s 3003 London Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 552-1933

Erbert and Gerbert’s 409 Water St., Eau Claire • (715) 835-9995

Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant, Eau Claire 1702 Harding Ave., Eau Claire • (715)

Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 834-5346

Pizza Hut WingStreet North 2225 Eddy Lane,

Pizza Hut WingStreet West 1242 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 834-1004 (715) 514-4143

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-9800

Blind Munchies 621 Wilson Ave., Menomonie • (715) 235-9300

Menomonie • (715) 232-6333

Quick Wok 501 Water St., Eau Claire • (715)

Fuzzy’s Bar & Grill N5729 410th St.,

Sammy’s Pizza Restaurant & Pub 2812 London Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 831-1300

Jeff’s Pizza Shop 145 Main St., Menomonie •

Simply Cakes 913 S Hastings Way, Eau Claire • (715) 514-4549

Singha Thai Cuisine 203 N. Barstow St., Eau Claire • (715) 552-1715

833-0088

Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-4331

Pizza Hut WingStreet 225 Prairieview Rd,

Menomonie • (715) 231-3899

(715) 231-3131

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop 1301 N. Broadway, Menomonie • 715-235-7827

Legacy Chocolates 632 S. Broadway St.,

Menomonie • (715) 231-2580

Sweet & Savory 930 Galloway St. Building 13, Eau Claire • 715-703-0388

Pizza Hut WingStreet 2307 Hwy. 25 N, Menomonie • (715) 235-9044

Godfather’s Pizza 2510 Mondovi Rd, Eau Claire • (715) 830-9362

832-8844

• (715) 235-0600

Claire • (715) 552-2790

Toppers Pizza 1616 N. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 552-1111

Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant, Menomonie 319 S. Broadway St., Menomonie •

(715) 235-3532

Golden Dragon 2709 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Green Mill Restaurant & Bar, Eau Claire 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire • (715) 839-8687

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire • (715)

Ted’s Pizza Palace 306 E. Main St, Menomonie

Toppers Pizza 2159 Eastridge Center, Eau Claire • (715) 833-1111

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Water Street Deli 628 Water St., Eau Claire •

(715) 514-4555

Jade Garden 3620 Gateway Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 833-9868 JimBob’s Pizza 2205 Fairfax St, Eau Claire •

715-836-0909

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop 2135 Brackett Ave, Eau Claire • (715) 831-7827

chippewa falls 4:30 AM Coffee House 608 N. Bridge St.,

Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-6165

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop 923 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire • 715-833-1000

Bake ‘n’ Brew Cafe 17255 Co. Hwy. X,

S. Oakwood Mall Dr., Eau Claire • (715) 8341500

Bresina’s Old Home Restaurant 704 E. Grand

Bridge St, Chippewa Falls • 715-720-7200

Park Ave., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-6941

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop 3807

Chippewa Falls • (715) 720-2360

Ave., Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-7973

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop 424

Bridgewater Restaurant and Pub 1009 W.

Jim’s Pizza 421 Water St., Eau Claire • (715)

Camille’s Sidewalk Café 1120 122nd St., Suite 3, Chippewa Falls • (715) 833-2233

838-8888

La Misma Luna 2824 London Road, Eau Claire • 7158328226

Connell’s Supper Club 18525 50th Ave, Chippewa Falls • (715) 723-5656

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Blue Moose Grill & Steak House 1628 Woodard Rd, Bloomer • (715) 568-2687

Connell’s Club 12 E11295 Hwy. 12, Fall Creek • 877-2140

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