If you’ve lived in Wisconsin for a while, or are of an older generation, you know what drive ins are. But what about places you can drive your boat up to? With all these awesome lakes, there are restaurants that actually let you bring your boat right up to them. Here are 10 you want to check out.
1. Milwaukee Ale House
Great beers and fabulous pizza are the highlights of this casual spot. Dine on the patio and listen to live music. 233 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
2. Jimmy Seas
This place has your classic tavern fare, but things like the homemade guac will wow you. Don't miss the Friday night fish fry. 1330 Marine St, Green Bay, WI 54301.
3. High Shores Supper Club
This supper club is a fabulous place to get surf and turf. And they do the salad bar up right. 17985 County Highway X, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.
4. Gordy's Boat House Bar and Restaurant
This place will bring you back to when it opened (1955) with its weekend dances. They'll even park your boat for you with their boat valet service. 336 Lake St, Fontana-On-Geneva Lake, WI 53125.
5. Fox Harbor Pub and Grill
With large windows everywhere, this classic tavern brings the outside in. A large menu has diverse appetizers and other classic pub food. 348 S Washington St, Green Bay, WI 54301.
6. Milwaukee Sail Loft
This is a wonderful place to get seafood, but it isn't your typical seafood joint. Chefs have French, Southeast Asian, Latin American, and Mediterranean cuisine backgrounds, which results in flavorful food. 649 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
7. Tijan's Twelve Pines
This place has been in business since the 1930s and it still has that flare. Try the homemade pizza and definitely check out the enclosed tiki bar. 3635 Town Line Rd, Eagle River, WI 54521.
8. The Anchor
Large burgers and fresh cut fries are standard fare here. This is a dive bar in the truest sense of the word. 718 WI-59, Edgerton, WI 53534.
9. Pier 290
This upscale Wisconsin restaurant has a fantastic outside. Check out the outdoor bar right off the beach, or sit around a fire pit. 1 Liechty Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191.
10. Blue Bayou Inn
This place is all about bringing the flavors of New Orleans to the Wisconsin Northwoods. Check out the rustic lakeside deck. 288 US-51, Manitowish Waters, WI 54545.