This Food Truck Turned Award-Winning Restaurant In Wisconsin Is Only Open On Weekends But You Have To Try It

This awesome little spot in a small town right on Lake Pepin is the home of two amazing, award-winning chefs who are known as the Godmothers of Food Trucking in the Twin Cities. Bay City is the tiniest of towns, but these two love the Mississippi River Valley and so take respite in this little cabin for part of the year. They get out of the bustle of the city, but bring their food truck and bbq favorites. Chef owners Lisa Carlson and Carrie Summer see themselves retiring here someday, but in the meantime it serves as their laboratory where they play with seasonal flavors, have a great cocktail list, earn James Beard nominations and generally enjoy being chefs. Lucky for us, they let us visit on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday mornings.

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Chef Shack Bay City is located at 6379 Main St., Bay City, WI 54723. You can find out more about this delicious restaurant on their website or on their Facebook page.

Chef Shack is open Friday and Saturday from 5 – 10 p.m. and for Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The restaurant does take a winter break that starts on January 2 and ends around the start of April, though there’s usually a Valentine’s meal and the possibility for other pop-ups between those times, so always check the Facebook page for the most current information.