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    Post #1 - March 15th, 2011, 9:14 am
    Post #1 - March 15th, 2011, 9:14 am Post #1 - March 15th, 2011, 9:14 am
    Since Da Beef discussed starting a Wisconsin breakfast thread over in the Burgers of Wisconsin Thread I figured I would start it off with my favorite breakfast spot, Fuzzy's in Waukesha. I have many more to write about but Fuzzys's is my go-to spot since it is about a mile from my house.

    Like many great breakfast spots Fuzzy's isn't that nice to look at. I think it was an old gas station or car dealership judging from the looks of the place. Inside its much nicer with hardwood floors, a large bar, and flat screen televisions everywhere. It looks like your typical neighborhood bar (and it is) but what seperates Fuzzys from the shot and a beer place is their outstanding breakfasts.

    Every weekend they have biscuits and gravy. The homeade fluffy biscuits are quite large and the gravy is loaded with chunks of sausage. The come with eggs on top of the biscuits so what I like to do is get the eggs sunny side up so the runny yolk mixes with the gravy. Its also served with some excellent hash browns. Its one of the better renditions of this breakfast staple around.

    Fuzzy's has a couple of excellent Mexican inspired dishes. They offer chorizo and eggs but I'd recommend either the Tostada My Breakfast, which features grilled flour tortillas with beans, chorizo, scrambled eggs, onions, peppers, and cheese with hash browns, sour cream, and salsa or the Billy Breakfast Burrito which is pretty much the same but stuffed in a giant burrito and covered with Fuzzy's cheese sauce.

    I am not a huge fan of corned beef hash or omelettes but my wife and her sister rave about the corned beef hash omelette. Family members also love the pancakes, but I also am not a big pancake fan and never order them out.

    The bloody marys are pretty straightforward and are really good (and usually nice and strong)

    Fuzzy's also has good wings (20 cents on Tues and Thurs) and killer burgers. They have a signature burger called the Mean Jean, which is topped with a gigantic heap of deep fried onion strings, that is delicious.

    Service is usually very friendly and quick and it seems if there are crappy waitresses they don't last very long there. However, I think its more enjoyable to eat in the dining area than at the bar. There are a ton of regulars and I always feel out of place when I sit at the bar.

    Fuzzy's
    627 East Main Street
    Waukesha, WI 53186-5143
    (262) 524-8899
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  • Post #2 - March 16th, 2011, 7:30 pm
    Post #2 - March 16th, 2011, 7:30 pm Post #2 - March 16th, 2011, 7:30 pm
    Favorite breakfast stops:
    Kenosha: www.franksdinerkenosha.com The Half Garbage Plate
    Racine: www.kewpee.com Double cheeseburgers at 7am
    Milwaukee: http://www.foodspot.com/Clients/WI/Milw ... ccid-21587 The McGinnity
    Shorewood: http://www.foodspot.com/Clients/WI/Shor ... spx?=20381 Hoppel Poppel or lox&bagels
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  • Post #3 - March 17th, 2011, 12:01 pm
    Post #3 - March 17th, 2011, 12:01 pm Post #3 - March 17th, 2011, 12:01 pm
    My favorite is a small hole in the wall place called Jacks Cozy Cafe. Ive been going to this place even BEFORE I moved to kenosha.
    The Italian Hash and thier Breeza (Breakfast Pizza) are great. Also keep an eye on the specials board. They have some pretty good deals.

    Jack's Cozy Cafe
    8009 22nd St.
    Kenosha, WI

    http://jackscozycafe.webs.com
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  • Post #4 - March 17th, 2011, 7:32 pm
    Post #4 - March 17th, 2011, 7:32 pm Post #4 - March 17th, 2011, 7:32 pm
    My favorite place at the moment is The Coffee Pot in Kenosha.
    This is a very cool little spot with excellent food. Not too far from Frank's Diner and personally I enjoy the atmosphere and food at the Coffee Pot over Frank's (just my .02 cents).

    helpful tip:: Cash only no Credit/Debit but they do have an ATM onsite.

    http://www.thecoffeepotkenosha.com/

    The Coffee Pot
    A Modern Classic
    4914 7th Avenue • Kenosha, WI 53140
    Phone: (262) 653-8849 • Fax: 653-886
  • Post #5 - March 18th, 2011, 12:55 am
    Post #5 - March 18th, 2011, 12:55 am Post #5 - March 18th, 2011, 12:55 am
    My two favorite breakfasts in Wisconsin: The above-mentioned Coffee Pot in Kenosha and of course, the classic breakfast spot Mickey's Dairy Bar in Madison near Camp Randall.

    However, I throw into the ring a family spot in the tiny town of Black Earth, Wisconsin (west of Madison by about twenty minutes): the Luckenbooth Cafe. Yvonne (the Scot) and her chef husband, Cliff, cook up a mean Scottish breakfast complete with housemade sausage and a freshly brewed pot of tea. You'll be a regular after only a few visits. Open at 5 AM most mornings.

    Luckenbooth Cafe
    1204 Mill Street
    Black Earth, WI 53515
    http://www.luckenbooth.org/
  • Post #6 - March 18th, 2011, 12:03 pm
    Post #6 - March 18th, 2011, 12:03 pm Post #6 - March 18th, 2011, 12:03 pm
    maxpower wrote:My favorite place at the moment is The Coffee Pot in Kenosha.
    This is a very cool little spot with excellent food. Not too far from Frank's Diner and personally I enjoy the atmosphere and food at the Coffee Pot over Frank's (just my .02 cents).

    helpful tip:: Cash only no Credit/Debit but they do have an ATM onsite.

    http://www.thecoffeepotkenosha.com/

    The Coffee Pot
    A Modern Classic
    4914 7th Avenue • Kenosha, WI 53140
    Phone: (262) 653-8849 • Fax: 653-886


    If you like corned beef hash, then you will LOVE the Coffee Pot's version of it. Made there from scratch. It made me swear off the canned stuff forever. lol
    Dirty Duck Inn - feeding the villagers of the Bristol Ren Faire since 1574
    If making Chilaquiles with fried chicken skins is wrong, then I dont want to be right!!
  • Post #7 - March 18th, 2011, 2:02 pm
    Post #7 - March 18th, 2011, 2:02 pm Post #7 - March 18th, 2011, 2:02 pm
    HI,

    It is my understanding the owners of Coffee Pot are former employees of Frank's. I go to both.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #8 - March 18th, 2011, 9:02 pm
    Post #8 - March 18th, 2011, 9:02 pm Post #8 - March 18th, 2011, 9:02 pm
    Julie Zorn one of the owners of the Coffee Pot, worked for John, a former owner of Frank's Diner. Soon after John sold Frank's, Julie opened The Coffee Pot. BTW, The Coffee Pot occasionally serves some of the best Lithuanian breakfast specials in southeast Wisconsin (weekends only).
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  • Post #9 - March 25th, 2011, 3:09 pm
    Post #9 - March 25th, 2011, 3:09 pm Post #9 - March 25th, 2011, 3:09 pm
    On my recent road trip through eastern Wisconsin, I started the day with breakfast at The Coffee Pot in Kenosha. Although I've seen the Coffee Pot a number of times, for some reason I had always opted for Frank's Diner instead. After reading about it here, I thought it was high time I paid a visit.

    The Coffee Pot
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    Inside, there is a serpentine counter along with a few tables. The joint is jumping, although it didn't appear to be quite as busy as Frank's. It's bigger than Franks by a factor of 3, so that might account for the easier seating at any given time.

    The Coffee Pot Interior
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    I ordered the corned beef hash and poached eggs, although a number of other things beckoned to me as well, so I'll be back to eat my way through the menu. When the corned beef hash was brought out to me, it looked so good that I nearly forgot to take a picture before eating. As it was, I had already cut into my first egg when I remembered to whip out the camera for a shot.

    The Coffee Pot Corned Beef Hash & Eggs
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    This was some seriously good corned beef hash. It's obviously home made and was cooked to the proper amount of crisp without me having to ask for it to be made that way. There was a small, but well curated array of hot sauces, which was a real nice touch. The home made toast was excellent as well. I can see The Coffee Pot making it into my Wisconsin rotation much more often!

    The Coffee Pot
    4914 7th Ave
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    262-653-8849
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #10 - March 29th, 2011, 11:52 am
    Post #10 - March 29th, 2011, 11:52 am Post #10 - March 29th, 2011, 11:52 am
    Coffee Pot sounds great guys, I'm definitely going to check it out! :)
  • Post #11 - March 31st, 2011, 6:29 pm
    Post #11 - March 31st, 2011, 6:29 pm Post #11 - March 31st, 2011, 6:29 pm
    Stopped for breakfast a while ago at Upper Krust Restaurant and Pie Shop in Watertown, WI (which has been mentioned before in a couple of Watertown threads). Upper Krust has several good food items on their regular menu - and their speciality is making some of the best pies anywhere.

    On Sunday mornings, Upper Krust doesnt do their regular menu - instead they have an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet for $10.95 (till 1:30pm). This Sunday they had: Amish Egg Bake, Raspberry Stuffed French Toast, Egg Souffle, Bacon, Sausage, Party Potatoes, Mac-n-cheese, Turkey Stuffing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Sliced Ham, BBQ Meatballs, Corn Casserole, Shepard's Pie... and a couple more items Iam forgetting. Plus a couple of soups, breads. Oh, and 8 varieties of pie.

    It was an outstanding brunch. Ive been here before - and I like some of their food items a fair bit (they use good sausage, their Raspberry stuffed french toast is very very good, the Turkey-stuffing is excellent). All of it was good to very good.

    But, since Ive been there before, Ive learned to be smart - and to be smart, one must try - hard tho it is - to save as much room as possible for their pies, most of which are stunningly fantastic. They have a wonderful crust to their pies, quality ingredients, real fruit, not overwhelmingly sweet.. and on Sunday its AYCE and with 8 varieties laid out! (on Sundays for the buffet they cut it in 12 slices, to enable people to try a greater variety). They had Apple, Strawberry Rhubarb, Caramel Apple Pecan Crumb, a Chocolate Eclair Torte, a Peanut Butter Cream..and a few others. I tried 3 or 4 varieties and they were all outstanding (the Strawberry Rhubarb was actually very tart)..even went back for seconds on the awesome Chocolate Eclair, the Pecan Crumb, and the Peanut Butter Cream (and I dont even like Peanut Butter! - but their cream was unbelievably good).

    All in all, it is a quite outstanding breakfast spot in Wisconsin. And especially if you have a sweet tooth (or at all fond of pies), a highly recommended stop.

    c8w

    Upper Krust Pie Shop
    1300 Memorial Drive
    Watertown WI
    Tel: 920-206-9202
    http://www.upperkrustpieshop.com/index.htm
  • Post #12 - April 2nd, 2011, 3:35 pm
    Post #12 - April 2nd, 2011, 3:35 pm Post #12 - April 2nd, 2011, 3:35 pm
    LTH,

    Based on one early morning breakfast Coffee Pot would be my regular if not for the fact its in Kenosha. Friendly cast of characters, pleasant efficient waitresses, ice crystal crisp hash browns, house made bread, fresh orange yellow yolked eggs, dense porky lightly salty griddle ham and endless cups of coffee.

    Sausage, over easy and crisp hash browns

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    Near perfect yolk

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    Ham

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    Bacon, sausage, eggs, American fries

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    Corned Beef Hash, scrambled eggs

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    Coffee Pot seems serious about their early morning drinkers, if I was going to have an early morning drink Bloody Mary with a slice of bacon seems the answer.

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    Biscuits and gravy a little blah, nothing a squirt of Sriracha and pepper couldn't fix.

    Biscuits and Gravy

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    Loved the ham, did not taste the bacon and thought the sausage, while tasty, a bit lean/dry. Next time ham for certain.

    Coffee Pot

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    Enjoy,
    Gary
    One minute to Wapner.
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  • Post #13 - April 2nd, 2011, 4:36 pm
    Post #13 - April 2nd, 2011, 4:36 pm Post #13 - April 2nd, 2011, 4:36 pm
    the coffee pot is a great stop for breakfast :mrgreen:
    i enjoyed the cornedbeef hash&eggs very much.
    and plan on stopping back again the next time i cross the border to the north
    the b & g is tops also
    philw bbq cbj for kcbs &M.I.M. carolina pit masters
  • Post #14 - April 3rd, 2011, 8:24 am
    Post #14 - April 3rd, 2011, 8:24 am Post #14 - April 3rd, 2011, 8:24 am
    I think the pic of the ham just made sure that I will try them on my next trip down.Do the serve breakfast all day ? Any idea how far from the harbor?
  • Post #15 - April 3rd, 2011, 11:28 am
    Post #15 - April 3rd, 2011, 11:28 am Post #15 - April 3rd, 2011, 11:28 am
    good to see you here coz


    its not far maybe 2or 3 blocks
    philw bbq cbj for kcbs &M.I.M. carolina pit masters
  • Post #16 - April 3rd, 2011, 7:35 pm
    Post #16 - April 3rd, 2011, 7:35 pm Post #16 - April 3rd, 2011, 7:35 pm
    Thanks Phil. I was thinking that if one of my buddies down there is crazy enuff to invite me down for some coho fishing I may treat them to breakfast. They had 10 cohos saturday between Waukegan and Northpoint.
  • Post #17 - July 13th, 2011, 10:56 am
    Post #17 - July 13th, 2011, 10:56 am Post #17 - July 13th, 2011, 10:56 am
    I had an absolutely fabulous breakfast at McBob's a couple of weeks ago. McBob's is an old school neighborhood tavern in Milwaukee that has been talked about in the past for its corned beef so good, people actually eat it on bread that more closely resembles white bread than rye. The Chow Poodle and I found ourselves passing through Milwaukee at around 10:30 on a Sunday morning, so we decided to swing by and see what their breakfast was like. Instead of sitting inside where it was dark and bar-like (and a great place to sit on most days), we opted to sit outside in the small, sunny "patio" area out back. I say "patio" in quotes because it is very much like sitting out in the gangway next to your house, with a view of the surrounding alley and garages. This setting really drives home the neighborhood feel of this place.

    The Chow Poodle ordered two egg whites and toast and declared her breakfast to be just what she wanted.

    McBob's Scrambled Egg Whites and Toast
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    I ordered the corned beef hash and poached eggs. Let me tell you, this is perhaps the best use of left over corned beef I have ever encountered. I can see what all the fuss is about when it comes to McBob's corned beef. The hash was a perfect balance of crispy bits and succulent chunks, obviously cut by hand and not uniform at all. My only minor complaint is that the poached eggs are made in molds rather than free form causing them to be a little firmer than I prefer, but that's a minor quibble considering the type of place McBob's is and the overall quality of the rest of the meal. I suppose it's the same reasoning behind putting up with that whitebread like rye.

    McBob's Corned Beef Hash & Poached Eggs
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    McBob's has easily earned a place in my Wisconsin breakfast rotation.

    McBob's Pub & Grill
    4919 West North Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53208
    (414) 871-5050
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #18 - July 13th, 2011, 1:31 pm
    Post #18 - July 13th, 2011, 1:31 pm Post #18 - July 13th, 2011, 1:31 pm
    It has been a few years but when driving to the Boundry Waters or Quetico I stop at the Norske Nook in Osseo. http://www.norskenook.com/

    Old school breakfast and they have a large selection of pies. Some of the pies are a touch sweet, but it is Wisconsin and the crust is homemade. Ever try a mile long portage with a pie? Pro tip: No whipped cream topped pies.

    There are other Norske Nooks, in Rice lake, Heyward and Eau Claire. But the one in Osseo always gets me off the expressway.
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  • Post #19 - July 15th, 2011, 2:13 pm
    Post #19 - July 15th, 2011, 2:13 pm Post #19 - July 15th, 2011, 2:13 pm
    stevez wrote:Image


    This photo...I just...

    ...I don't think I've ever had the desire to travel for a dish more than right now.
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  • Post #20 - July 20th, 2011, 11:17 pm
    Post #20 - July 20th, 2011, 11:17 pm Post #20 - July 20th, 2011, 11:17 pm
    FYI: Chris Schwartz and Lynn Groleau sold Frank's Diner to Kevin Ervin and Julie Rittmiller in December. Nothing has changed. In fact, Chris and Lynn have continued to work at the diner.
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  • Post #21 - July 21st, 2011, 11:18 pm
    Post #21 - July 21st, 2011, 11:18 pm Post #21 - July 21st, 2011, 11:18 pm
    I found Besse's on Clear Lake on a recent road trip to Northwestern Wisconsin with my folks. It's just off Hwy 8 in the Tomahawk area. We just wanted a place to eat brunch, saw the big sign, and pulled in. There was nothing fancy about this place, but all of the food was really solid and the service was friendly and helpful. The lake location was charming and the dining room was small, and they did have outdoor seating but it didn't seem open at that time.

    The food: I had a basic bacon, eggs, hashbrowns and toast breakfast. The bacon was lean and thick cut. Hashbrowns were excellent. Strawberry preserves made with whole strawberries for the toast. My cousin reported that the smoked pork chop was very good. The only complaint was that the potato pancakes were on the thin/crispy side...not our style.

    Besse's on Clear Lake
    (715) 453-2339
    W6060 Northern Lights Cir
    Tomahawk, WI 54487


    Of course, you don't want to miss Mickey's Dairy Bar in Madison, but that's been written up elsewhere.
  • Post #22 - August 6th, 2011, 2:35 pm
    Post #22 - August 6th, 2011, 2:35 pm Post #22 - August 6th, 2011, 2:35 pm
    Hi,

    Last night I drove to Kenosha for Wells Brothers Pizza, I was back again this morning for breakfast. My friend Helen's excuse was the $3.49/gallon gas in downtown Kenosha, a savings which paid for her breakfast before tip.

    We've been going to Frank's lately, I just didn't want to endure the wait. We opted instead for The Coffee Cup, for a less than five minute wait for a table and no air conditioning. They had enough fans generating a breeze, we didn't mind the warm air too much.

    Mom and Helen both opted for the corned beef hash, like Steve's above, because it was homemade. I went for my favorite order: two poached eggs on top of Alaskan salmon on an English muffin with Hollandaise sauce. I also ordered a side of hash browns with onions extra crisp.

    We sat initially at the counter until one of our backs declared no more. We moved to a table facing the front window. I enjoyed the local papers while Mom offered a few family stories I never heard before.

    An rather ancient man couldn't quite slide past us. I stood up to make room, though he continued to turtle across the room. He needs new hips and is afraid of the operation. He gave us our anecdote of the day: on his 50th wedding anniversary his wife delivered divorce papers. I joked to my Mom, "See, there is still time!" I don't think my Dad would have enjoyed her laughter.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfasts, the conversation, the warm breezes and left ready to hit Tenuta's and Woodmans.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #23 - August 6th, 2011, 4:54 pm
    Post #23 - August 6th, 2011, 4:54 pm Post #23 - August 6th, 2011, 4:54 pm
    My family and I got to McBob's an hour too late for breakfast yesterday, but I asked as nicely as I could, and the kitchen made me a side of corned beef hash to go with my corned beef sandwich. The hash was the hit of the table. Our poor server...I think my family looked like they were going to bite his hand off when he tried to take away what would look to most people like an empty plate...we ate every last bit.

    Bonus: we sat out back, outside, and were able to bring our dog. He was brought his cup of water before we got ours. :D
  • Post #24 - August 8th, 2011, 10:05 am
    Post #24 - August 8th, 2011, 10:05 am Post #24 - August 8th, 2011, 10:05 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Hi,

    Last night I drove to Kenosha for Wells Brothers Pizza, I was back again this morning for breakfast. My friend Helen's excuse was the $3.49/gallon gas in downtown Kenosha, a savings which paid for her breakfast before tip.

    We've been going to Frank's lately, I just didn't want to endure the wait. We opted instead for The Coffee Cup, for a less than five minute wait for a table and no air conditioning. They had enough fans generating a breeze, we didn't mind the warm air too much.

    Mom and Helen both opted for the corned beef hash, like Steve's above, because it was homemade. I went for my favorite order: two poached eggs on top of Alaskan salmon on an English muffin with Hollandaise sauce. I also ordered a side of hash browns with onions extra crisp.

    We sat initially at the counter until one of our backs declared no more. We moved to a table facing the front window. I enjoyed the local papers while Mom offered a few family stories I never heard before.

    An rather ancient man couldn't quite slide past us. I stood up to make room, though he continued to turtle across the room. He needs new hips and is afraid of the operation. He gave us our anecdote of the day: on his 50th wedding anniversary his wife delivered divorce papers. I joked to my Mom, "See, there is still time!" I don't think my Dad would have enjoyed her laughter.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfasts, the conversation, the warm breezes and left ready to hit Tenuta's and Woodmans.

    Regards,

    Boy, Cathy, we were definitely on the same wavelength this weekend. We ate a late breakfast at the Coffee Pot Sunday around 12:30 after staying with friends further west in Walworth County. I enjoyed the corned beef hash, although mine was much heavier on the potato than the corned beef, and two perfect over easy fried eggs. Cabbagehead like his 1/2 "Percolator" breakfast, a mixture of potatoes, sausage, eggs, green peppers, and not sure what else. I don't know that anyone has mentioned their terrific "homemade bread." It's pictured above in Gary's post. Our waitress made it clear that it's the thing to have. She offered us "'our homemade bread'" or else there's just white and wheat." Hey, we're not that slow; we ordered the homemade. It was warm in there and busy, although there were folks eating outside. We squeezed into a tiny table next to the kitchen, the women's washroom, and a large fan. As I said, we're not that slow :D.
  • Post #25 - August 8th, 2011, 11:37 am
    Post #25 - August 8th, 2011, 11:37 am Post #25 - August 8th, 2011, 11:37 am
    stevez wrote:My only minor complaint is that the poached eggs are made in molds rather than free form causing them to be a little firmer than I prefer

    If you specifically request soft poached, you will get a much better result (albeit still molded).
  • Post #26 - August 29th, 2011, 8:13 am
    Post #26 - August 29th, 2011, 8:13 am Post #26 - August 29th, 2011, 8:13 am
    We took a detour(my husband called it the most inconvenient detour we took for food) on the way to up north and stopped at Frank's Diner for late breakfast this morning. Well it was not that late when we arrived but the wait was pretty painful. The staff is very friendly and fun but not really the most efficient. Maybe my engineer side is talking now though..
    Food was awesome, we tried garbage plate and French toast. Good ingredients with very tasty results.
    If I lived close, I would go once in a while for the food but I am not sure if it worth the wait and detour now.
  • Post #27 - August 29th, 2011, 8:17 am
    Post #27 - August 29th, 2011, 8:17 am Post #27 - August 29th, 2011, 8:17 am
    afaust wrote:If I lived close, I would go once in a while for the food but I am not sure if it worth the wait and detour now.


    Try the Coffee Pot next time.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #28 - September 23rd, 2011, 6:40 pm
    Post #28 - September 23rd, 2011, 6:40 pm Post #28 - September 23rd, 2011, 6:40 pm
    Had a terrific Walleye breakfast in McFarland at the Maple Tree on hwy 51. $9.99 eggs ,sourdough toast that was damn good , choice of taters and a very large walleye fillet.It was lightly breaded and deep fried . I am somewhat particular about fish and this was excellent. Sorry I didnt get to take any pics .I think this may be a sunday brunch special.I didnt think to ask . When I get there again I will do a pic before the devestation.

    Maple Tree
    6010 Hwy 51
    McFarland, WI 53558
    (608) 838-5888
    www.mapletreesupperclub.com

    "Maple Tree Supper Club is conveniently located close to Madison in McFarland on Highway 51, just 2 miles South of Hwys 12 & 18; better known as The Beltline."
  • Post #29 - September 25th, 2011, 12:30 pm
    Post #29 - September 25th, 2011, 12:30 pm Post #29 - September 25th, 2011, 12:30 pm
    Dang! How come this thread dint appear when I lived in totally-awful-breakfasted Whitewater???! :(

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #30 - April 27th, 2012, 9:35 am
    Post #30 - April 27th, 2012, 9:35 am Post #30 - April 27th, 2012, 9:35 am
    Was supposed to spend last weekend resting and relaxing up at the Abbey in Lake Geneva but as I explained to her before we left, "relaxing to me is driving around exploring and eating". So I was "allowed" to roam free here and there while she did work. Lots of stops from this trip to share in a few different threads but first up is a place that always catches peoples eyes when they drive by.

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    Daddy Maxwell's Antarctic Diner (Williams Bay)

    I've passed by here a few times but never when it was open or I was hungry. This trip was my chance as we rode by it en route to the Abbey Resort which is in Fontana, WI next door to Williams Bay. Lucky me this would be my trip to try it out. So Friday morning I headed over after I woke up and got some breakfast. Another lucky charm came when I saw Friday's special was "crispy corned beef hash" made in house. We stopped at the Coffee Pot on Thursday morning and they were out of CBH which I really had a taste for, so it was a gimme as far as what to order.

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    Corned Beef Hash Special

    Pretty damn good. Just the way I like it in that it's all kind of mushed together and crisped up on each side which is the way I like mine done. As the menu stated, the old man, the owners father whom the place is named after, doesn't like onions and this (along with many other menu options) is his recipe. I brought back the lady whats not described as but is a garbage plate ala Frank's and Coffee Pot in Kenosha and she didn't like it nearly as much as the one we had at Coffee Pot the morning before. Obviously the igloo dining room is a big draw getting people inside when they see it riding by, but the food is for the most part all home cooked here and I liked what I had. They make soups, pies and donuts fresh daily and the rhubarb pie was outstanding and although I haven't been swept under by the new doughnut fad, theirs weren't anything fancy but were very good.

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    Homemade pies and donuts too...

    As mentioned it was Friday morning when I stopped inside and that means it's 'Fish Fry' day all over the state. I saw on their menu they offer a deep fried haddock, fried cod, grilled lemon pepper haddock and my guy...butterflied deep fried lake perch. I took note and promised myself we could come back later. So after a fish fry dinner at Freddie's West End (Blue gill was awesome, thanks Hammond) I was able to stop at Daddy Maxwell's en route back to the resort. I got the lake perch which comes seasoned in house with secret spices and then lightly battered and fried. Served with a housemade potato cake and cole slaw, this was one of the better fish fry's I've had in state. I recommend anyone who's ever near here on a Friday to stop in for one. I know the next time I am near here and its fish fry day, I'll be stopping in to say hello. You should too.

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    Daddy Maxwell's Friday Fish Fry (Lake Perch)

    Daddy Maxwell's
    150 Elkhorn Road
    Williams Bay, WI 53191
    (262) 245-5757

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