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Top 5 Restaurants in Rice Lake, WIsconsin

Updated on July 9, 2011

Rice Lake is a lovely small city in Northwestern Wisconsin populated by 8,000 plus friendly, down to earth occupants. An hours drive north of Eau Claire, Rice Lake offers a wide variety of local cuisine spanning a multitude of cultures. Visit us and enjoy the flavors our inhabitants have to offer.

Casa Mexicana

Casa Mexicana offers fun, friendly service in a warm authentic Mexican atmosphere. A menu exploding with delicious food, Mexican dishes sure to please the entire family. Speaking of family Casa Mexicana is a great place for the family, even the kids menu can satisfy the pickiest of eaters. Greeted and seated promptly you meal will begin immediately with fresh tortilla chips and salsa, for an added treat I recommend the cheese dip. I have heard wonderful praise of their chicken fajita nachos and chimmichanga supremea. Birthdays are always a special experience at Casa Mexicana involving singing, a sombrero and maybe some pie in the face. In the 10 years that I have lived in the area Casa Mexicana has become a favorite of mine for lunch or dinner.

421 S Main St - Rice Lake, WI, 54868 - (715) 736-1184

Mon – Thurs: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Fri - Sat:11:00 am - 10:30 pm Sun:11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average cost per person $8.00 - $10.00

Norske Nook
Norske Nook

Norske Nook

Norske Nook Restaurant and bakery has some of the best homemade, family style dining in the area. Providing a full menu of Norwegian & American Favorites, you are sure to find something new to entertain your taste buds. Baked daily Norske nook offers award wining pies and pastries. Surrounded by a Scandinavian style décor, with wait staff to match, breakfast, lunch, and are always special occasions at the nook. Don't forget to browse the gift shop before or after your meal.

2900 Pioneer Avenue - Rice Lake, WI 54868 - 715-234-1733

Monday - Saturday 6:00am-9:00pm Sundays 8am-8pm
Average cost per person $8.00 - $10.00

Drag's Roman Lounge

Drags Restaurant and Roman Lounge has everything an adult couple could ask for in a romantic dinner out. Drags serves a full menu of Italian and American style dishes all in a warm romantic setting. After your meal enjoy a few drinks with your companion at the full bar attached to the dining room. Drags can also provide a meal on wheels with their speedy pizza delivery service. My last visit I was introduced to deep fried green beans which were amazingly delectable. While enjoying your time in the lounge tell Judy, Ben from Northwoods sent you.

511 S Main St - Rice Lake, WI 54868 (715) 234-9974

Monday – Friday 4pm -10pm Saturday- Sunday 4-pm -12am

Average cost per person $10.00-$12.00

The Beer Cheese Bar & Grill

The Beer cheese bar and grill is a cozy place to to enjoy a belt busing Bonzo burger and a tall glass of suds. Home to their famous homemade beer cheese soup. Dine in or carry out a large selection of palette pleasing appetizers and specialty sandwiches. I challenge you to try to leave hungry after an order of Brew city beer batted Fries and a Porky bacon cheeseburger. In addition to the brew city fries The Beer Cheese offers beer battered onions rings, mushrooms and of coarse cheese curds. Bonzo burger consist of 8 ounces of ground chuck, served on a toasted hoagie roll with a heaping helping of toppings. These Burgers are considered a meal by themselves. If beef it not your thing try anyone of their specialty 6 ounce chicken breast sandwich. Enjoy all you can eat wings on Wednesday and fish fry Fridays. With an always friendly wait staff you leave the Beer Cheese Bar & Grill, happy and full to the point on exploding.

2 N Main St. - Rice lake, WI – 715-234-2527

Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9pm Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm

Average cost per person $8.00- $10.00

Adventures Restaurant Rice Lake, WI
Adventures Restaurant Rice Lake, WI

Adventures Restaurant and pub

Adventures Restaurant and pub is a dining expedition. Experience dinner while enjoying the up north wilderness ambiance. Meals for every kind of outdoor enthusiasts including elk, walleye, and wild mushroom dishes sure to please. Enjoy a large assortment of refreshments from the full bar and wine list. The creamy bruschetta is a saliva inducing favorite in this house, fresh grilled Italian bread topped with artichoke heart and foru cheese spread, finished with dice tomatoes and green onions. The staff are a fun earthy bunch willing to make your visit an adventure. While dining ask your server about the Adventures of Bullwinkle, the moose on the loose.

2901 College Drive, Rice Lake, WI 54868 - (715) 434-4040
Sunday 10 am - 9 pm, Monday - Thursday 11 am - 10:30 pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am - 11 pm

Average Cost per person $12.00 - $18.00

I hope all my readers get the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful dining experiences that awaits you in the north woods of Wisconsin. 

Top Five Restaurant Locations

Casa Mexicana:
421 S Main St, Rice Lake, WI 54868, USA

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Norske Nook:
2900 Pioneer Ave, Rice Lake, WI 54868, USA

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Drags Restaurant and Roman Lounge:
511 S Main St, Rice Lake, WI 54868, USA

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The Beer cheese bar and grill:
2 N Main St, Rice Lake, WI 54868, USA

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Adventures Restaurant and pub:
2901 College Dr, Rice Lake, WI 54868, USA

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    • Ben Zoltak profile image

      Ben Zoltak 

      7 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Very cool, I will use this guide if ever I finally make the pilgrimage to Leinie's for their brewery tour. The Norske Nook sounds the most unique. They had a similar Swedish place in Minocqua for as long as I can recall, then a few years ago it went under. Go to those places while you can, they disappear!

      Good article Ben.



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