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Bad Bones BBQ / The “Rib Guy”

We offer the best BBQ Restaurant and Catering service that can be found in all of Wisconsin including but not limited to Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, Woodruff, Eagle River, and the entire northern Wisconsin area. We are a restaurant and full-service caterer that specializes in true southern style barbecue, & grilled meats. We use only natural hardwoods and charcoal sourced from sustainable and renewable resources.

Catering available for; Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, any occasion, anytime, anywhere, you will not be disappointed!!

Winter Hours: Wed & Thurs 11:00 – 7:00pm, Fri & Sat 11:00 – 9:00pm, Sun Noon – 6:00pm, Closed Mon & Tue.

Located @ 201 Milwaukee St. at the corner of Milwaukee & Flambeau in downtown Minocqua. 715-358-0200


Culver’s of Arbor Vitae

Culver’s offers delicious fresh frozen custard and Butterburgers made to order. We have the perfect combination of exceptional hospitality, quality food and quick service. The best of both worlds one might say. People of all ages can find something they would like to sink their teeth into. At Culver’s we make sure every guest that chooses Culver’s leaves happy, so stop in and try us out.

Culvers is located just 2 minutes north of the town of Minocqua at 123 Hwy 51 N.


Jr Salsa’s

Jr Salsa’s is the place to go in the Northwoods for fresh, tasty Mexican and American cuisine.

We are cooking up authentic, homemade Mexican favorites like tacos, burritos and enchiladas alongside delicious burgers and sandwiches. Everything on our menu is made fresh, in-house and to-order, so you’ll get a perfect, flavorful meal every time.

Bring the family and join us for a delicious meal at a reasonable price. Take-out orders are also welcome!

Jr Salsa’s on the corner of Hwy 51 North and Hwy 70 East in Arbor Vitae. Contact us at 715-358-5717 to place your carry-out order, or browse our website to see our menu.


Mama’s Supper Club

Minocqua’s oldest family restaurant, since 1954, still serving our family’s Sicilian recipes homemade in our kitchen daily for your enjoyment.  Choose from Pizza, Lasagna, Ravioli, Sicilian Breaded Veal or Tenderloin and much more.  Also offering our Wednesday evening Italian Buffet and Friday Seafood Buffet and Fish Fry.  We’re open 7 days a week at 4:30pm and we’re located on Hwy 70, just 3 miles west of Hwy 51 (and right on your way to town from Winter Park).  Call 715-356-5070 for more information or to make reservations.


Marty’s Place North

From its humble beginnings in the 1920’s to its current renovated glory, the building housing Marty’s Place has enjoyed a rich history as a farmhouse, a resort and a restaurant – all carefully tended by a benevolent spirit who allegedly lives in the basement. But our resident ghost is only one link to the past.  The locals can also tell you of the man who carved the canoe lofted overhead, or the story of how each stone of the fireplace was dragged across the lake during a frigid winter long ago.


During our massive remodeling in 1981, we worked hard with an imaginative interior designer to preserve the past while also providing present-day comforts. Our “round room” gazebo is Marty’s pride and joy, serving as the central focus for the restaurant.  We’re proud of our past, and hope you enjoy the present with us. We look forward to serving you now and in the future.


Minocqua Brewing Company

Nestled in the heart of Northern Wisconsin’s lake country, the Minocqua Brewing Company is housed in an historic landmark building located on the island city’s north shore. Built in 1927 as a Masonic Temple, the building was transformed into a micro brewery and restaurant seventy years later. The brewery houses a seven and a half barrel system producing seven kinds of ales and lagers. The bar features a fine selection of wines, and cocktails, along with the skillfully crafted signature beer selections. The brewery’s restaurant offers an interesting assortment of appetizers, sandwiches, soups, and salads with a gourmet twist.


Tasty Take & Bake Pizza

Try OUR Pizza revolution for a totally AWESOME thin crust pizza. Our toppings are of the highest and freshest quality available. Our Pizza’s are generously topped with your favorite toppings and cheese to take home, to your cabin or motel room. Remember, we can also bake the pizza (for an extra charge) if you don’t have access to an oven. Stop in or phone ahead to place your order for pickup – no waiting.

** Gluten free pizza crust and U.P. Pasties are available **

Hours are 11-7pm daily, weekends until 7:30pm. 715-358-8888

Make your Minocqua stay memorable by visiting Tasty Take & Bake Pizza and you’ll return on all your visits to the area.


The Vine

The Vine is located in downtown Minocqua. Come to The Vine and enjoy the relaxed eclectic atmosphere and smoke free environment. Featuring an abundance of 25 red, white and port wines served by the glass and over 60 wines served by the bottle. Also featuring more than 35 different import and microbrew beer and hot coffee drinks including espresso, latte, cappuccino and tea. View original contemporary and abstract artwork while indulging your taste buds with one of our Tapas … choose from Seared Tuna, Caprese Salad, Baked Brie and more!

Dive into one of our AWARD WINNING DESSERTS … choose from Meringue Chantilly, Chocolate Truffles, our specialty flambéed desserts including Bananas Foster or Cherries Jubilee or perhaps try our fabulous Carrot Cake or Turtle Cheesecake.

Winter Hours: Mon 9-5pm Tue-Thu 9-at least 9pm Fri 9-at least 11pm Sat 5-at least 11 pm Sun Closed

Take 51 North. Left onto Front Street through stoplight to 203 Front Street. Next to Alexander’s Pizza and near the Minocqua Post Office. 715-614-5920