Small Business Saturday reminds us all of the value and importance of small businesses and how one small purchase can make a big difference in a community. But let’s not forget our bellies! It is, after all, the season of fantastic holiday cookies, rich and filling dinners, and mmmm…pie! Dining at a locally owned restaurant is great in honor of Small Business Saturday, but why would you deny yourself this treasure trove for the taste buds for the rest of the year?
Dine Small All Year Long in Vilas County!
The Northwoods is home to such great and varied fares, with local restaurants taking pride in homemade dishes and special concoctions that one could happily eat out every night of the week. But where to dine small? We have some ideas for you!
- Dublins Sports Bar & Grill
- Eddie B’s White Spruce Restaurant
- Gateway Lodge
- Great Escape
- Sunrise Lodge
Discover the Joys of Exceptional Service & Personal Hospitality
A good meal is about more than just food on a plate. In the Northwoods, you come to expect a high level of personal service along with a filling dinner and a relaxing beverage. Have you ever stepped into a restaurant or tavern and been greeted by name, with happy suggestions regarding the evening specials that will be just perfect for you? If not, you haven’t lived in Vilas County!
Dining at Eddie B’s White Spruce in Eagle River can give you a great glimpse of how superior hospitality enhances a meal. The owner is the picture of friendliness, and loves to greet guests personally before recommending the slow-roasted, falling-off-the-bone smoked barbeque ribs and the perfect wine pairing. The rustic décor and comfortable atmosphere are ideal for a romantic dinner for two or group gathering.
Looking for a romantic evening out for two? Try the Gateway Lodge in Land O’Lakes! The Gateway is an old favorite for locals and visitors alike, with a romantic dining room and comfortable lounge. The lodge was built over a century ago, and has a long and interesting history that is clearly evident in the Northwoods feel of the building and décor. The fine-dining menu features a wide selection of steaks, seafood and pasta dishes that are sure to delight any appetite.
Beautiful Locations and Mouthwatering Menus
If friendly service makes a meal taste better, than a beautiful view makes it the finest meal you could possibly imagine. And spectacular views are not short around the Phelps area!
In the mood for a nice cold glass of draft beer? Stop in Dublins Sports Bar & Grill of Conover and sample the many Irish ales kept in stock. And when your stomach starts rumbling, you will be pleasantly surprised at the diverse menu and the fantastic corned beef options that will have you eating way more than you should! The Irish pub is beautifully designed, with a picture-perfect view of North Twin Lake and even seasonal lake seating!
Any local will tell you, when you want a drink and a game of pool with your dinner, the Great Escape is the place to go! “Livin’ the Dream” is the personal mantra of the owner, who greets each guest with a big smile. Munch on crispy broasted chicken or homemade pizza dripping with cheese while enjoying the spectacular view of North Twin Lake from inside or the deck area.
And when it comes to breakfast, the Sunrise Lodge is the best! Each meal is served with a baker’s delight treat, the plates are full, and the atmosphere is sunny and happy. Prefer fresh fruit to start your morning? This is one of the few restaurants in the area that offer it with breakfast. Open for breakfast only on the weekends during the winter season, the Sunrise is also a fantastic destination for a summer dinner, complete with homemade soup and full salad bar.
Dining Options Galore!
These are just a few of the many wonderful dining options in the Phelps area. Having a hard time choosing between the delicious choices? We don’t blame you! For a complete list of Phelps Chamber restaurants and taverns, visit our Member Directory online!