Why wait an hour to get seated in a restaurant? Sometimes it’s worth going a little bit off the beaten path to eat at an amazing restaurant. These Wisconsin restaurants are not on the main drag but the food totally justifies the drive.
1. Delta Diner
Talk about being in the middle of nowhere. This restored 1940s diner is in the middle of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. You will love the diner food--it's simple, but spot-on. 14385 County Highway H, Delta, WI 54856.
2. Vino in the Valley
Is this Wisconsin or Italy? Vino in the Valley is all about excellent Italian food and wine in an outdoor setting. You will truly feel like you are in a magical outdoor oasis. W3826 450th Ave, Maiden Rock, WI 54750.
3. Suncrest Gardens Farm
My favorite kind of farm is one that serves pizza. Enjoy great pizza made with fresh ingredients. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy picnic style. S2257 Yaeger Valley Rd, Cochrane, WI 54622.
4. Grey Rock
This restaurant is located in Gray Mansion. As you can see, it has a stunning lake view. The portions are nice, and the ambiance is great. You might even hear a live pianist playing in the lounge. 643 Illinois Ave, Green Lake, WI 54941.
This restaurant is located outside of Green Bay in an old church. They make awesome brick oven pizzas. It's the kind of place you can watch the pizza makers toss the dough into the air. They also have amazing pesto fries. 13201 Velp Ave, Suamico, WI 54313.
6. The Danish Mill
You do have to take a ferry across to get to Washington Island for this one. The restaurant is a nice bakery and deli. They use Boar's Head meats, which if you've had them, are simply delicious. People also rave about the soups. 934 Lobdell Point Rd, Washington, WI 54246.
7. Kounty Quarthouse
This one is a little off of the main highway. But that's okay, because the food is amazing. What you can expect at Kounty Quarthouse is big, juicy burgers and sandwiches. You will especially love the bacon-wrapped meatloaf sandwich. S County Rd K, South Range, WI 54874.
8. Buckhorn Cafe
This place has a charming log cabin atmosphere and friendly clientele. People rave about the steaks. But they also do some great Polish food. 8404 19th Ave, Necedah, WI 54646.
9. Railway Junction Restaurant
This is just your standard family restaurant with great, simple cooking. They have a delicious Sunday buffet. People also rave about their pies. N8914 WI-57, Brillion, WI 54110.
10. Ishnala Supper Club
You can't help but notice the stunning view. This restaurant is nestled in Mirror Lake State Park. It is a classic Wisconsin supper club in a log cabin. Enjoy delicious prime rib and au gratin potatoes. S2011 Ishnala Rd, Lake Delton, WI 53940.