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10 Must-Try Restaurants

Lake Geneva is known for its beautiful lake, a large variety of shops and most importantly, food! There are plenty of restaurants in the area and we've provided a short list of different restaurants to try!  

Simple Cafe

With delicious food, Simple Café is just a short walk from downtown Lake Geneva. Their food is cooked thoughtfully and always made with fresh ingredients. Bread is baked from scratch daily, using a starter that is now over three years old.  Simple Café produces the freshest meals. Stop on by with the family for a fresh and tasty meal. The Apple Crumble French Toast is the perfect fall breakfast item, with it's crisp crumble and sweet baked apples, you'll be satisfied all day long.

oakfire

Visit Oakfire for a different twist on pizza. Oakfire is a Neapolitan Pizzeria located in downtown Lake Geneva overlooking Geneva Lake. You'll find a variety of pizzas, salads and antipasti all made with top quality ingredients, including San Marzano tomatoes and imported cheeses. Oakfire is unique because the pizzas cook in 90 seconds in a wood burning oven that was imported from Italy. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and during the summer months, they offer a late night menu serving food and drinks until 2:00 am. Try their Patate Pizza for a unique combination of roasted potatoes, cherrywood smoked bacon and other various Italian delights.

the waterfront

Steps away from your room is the Waterfront Restaurant. Head on down to this restaurant to experience a one-of-a-kind meal. Enjoy the cool lake breeze while you enjoy The Waterfront's casual, laid back vibe. Don't miss out on the weekly Friday Fish Fry with all-you-can-eat fish! Enjoy cod or walleye in our signature beer batter or pan seared with your choice of potato pancakes or plank cut fries, coleslaw, applesauce and hush puppies.

barrique

Enjoy unobstructed views of Lake Geneva from any seat in-house or from Barrique's private outdoor patio. The menu focuses on dips and spreads, salads, flat breads and desserts. They have friendly, knowledgeable service with occasional live acoustic music. Try their Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Platter with warm pita wedges, organic baby carrots, cucumber and tomatoes. Also, try their Wine Flight Special with 3 glasses for $9 and 4 glasses for $11.    

Pier 290

Pier 290 is located in Williams Bay directly on Geneva Lake, you can arrive by either car or boat! This restaurant is best known for it's comfortable lake feel with seating inside and outside on the sand, all year long. The Pier 290 menu provides local (non GMO) food and a wine list with producers who respect artisanal techniques. The kitchen is dedicated to making as many items from scratch as possible so most ingredients come from nearby farms. Drive on over to Pier 290 for the ultimate lakeside dining experience. Try their Creamy Caesar Salad, straight from the garden!

egg HArbor cafe

Just one-half block from the beach and right on Main Street, Egg Harbor Cafe in Lake Geneva is a the perfect place to order breakfast or lunch. Egg Harbor Cafe offers flavorful breakfast and lunch creations. They also offer daily specials, a gluten free menu and many healthy options. Egg Harbor Cafe is definite breakfast destination during your Lake Geneva trip. A must-try is their Sir Dugan Frittata, a three egg, open faced omelet filled with diced bacon, tomato and spinach, topped with melted Jack and cheddar cheeses and a dollop of sour cream.

240° West

Nothing is more romantic than a lake view, outstanding food and a large glass of wine. 240° West is down the hall from your room and ready to serve your breakfast or dinner. It has a very intimate setting to it and a delightful menu that reflects our farm-to-table philosophy with dishes like strip steak and Chilean sea bass. Set your compass to 240° West for a dining experience you won't soon forget. Visit 240° West on a Saturday to enjoy our Prime Rib Buffet. Enjoy classic favorites as well as seasonal specialties brought to you by The Abbey Resort's culinary team.

Sprecher's Restaurant & pub

Sprecher's Restaurant & Pub is family-friendly and Wisconsin based. Sprecher's is locally owned and operated while using the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients in their kitchen. They serve 14 World-class Wisconsin brewed beers, and 4 gourmet sodas on tap from Sprecher's Brewery in addition to a full-bar and specialty cocktails. Don't forget to try their old fashioned soda with rich, creamy flavor that only comes from using pure Wisconsin honey direct from the combs.

chuck's Lakeshore Inn

Just steps from The Abbey Resort, Chuck's is a "must stop". The downstairs tavern is open every day cooking up its renowned burgers, sandwiches and a variety of drinks. Make sure you try their Moscow Mule for a spicy refreshment you won't forget!

Cafe calamari

Café Calamari is the perfect fine dining spot located right in Williams Bay. Open daily at 5:00 pm, Café Calamari features an Italian steakhouse fare, wine and martinis plus a patio with lake views. Don't forget to try their flash fried Calamari with cocktail sauce and lemon.

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