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Restaurants

“Have you been to Sheboygan lately? If not, you might be surprised at how diverse its dining scene has become. From upscale, chef-owned gourmet restaurants on the lakeshore to cozy, family-owned diners, it really tackles the full spectrum with full flavor.”  — OnMilwaukee

Sheboygan County has an incredible selection of restaurants to entice every palette so that you can ‘taste the good life’ when visiting The Rochester Inn! From exquisite fine dining to the best local eateries, you’ll have a hard time choosing your favorite restaurant when you visit Sheboygan Falls. Our staff loves to share our favorites, all located within a short walk or drive from The Rochester Inn…we invite you to explore them all!

Sheboygan Falls

For a truly local experience, take a walk through downtown Sheboygan Falls to Bread & Bean Eatery, just three blocks from The Rochester Inn.  This cozy neighborhood favorite was voted one of the “Best of Sheboygan County” for the past four years.  The pretzel-crusted walleye, available for Friday dinner, is not to be missed!  We love Firehouse Pizza, housed in a beautiful historic building and also located just around the corner.  Their signature pizza recipe hasn’t changed in 25 years, and they also offer an incredible selection of homemade desserts.  Firehouse Pizza delivers to The Rochester Inn if you’d prefer to enjoy dinner in your guest room!  Located just outside of the city, Twisted Restaurant & Bar is a cheery pub and grill with beautiful views of the Sheboygan River, where you can dine “al fresco” during the summer months.  Their menu is fresh, eclectic, and always changing with the seasons.

Kohler

Less than a ten-minute drive from The Rochester Inn, the Village of Kohler is a gourmet’s paradise!  Indulge in an afternoon gourmet coffee or sweet treat at Craverie Chocolatier Cafe, a charming cafe that also offers a delicious lunch menu.  The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery is one of our guests’ favorites, and features a farm-to-table experience in a gorgeous, rustic setting.  Enjoy a tasting at their world-class winery before dinner!  For a casual lunch or dinner, The Horse & Plow, a historic tavern located within The American Club, is a fun choice that offers classic American fare and an extensive selection of microbrews and premium European beers.  For a celebration, a visit to The Immigrant Restaurant will be unforgettable.  Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond rated, this beautiful and historic restaurant offers fresh contemporary cuisine, artfully prepared.

Sheboygan

Within 15 minutes of The Rochester Inn, Sheboygan is quickly becoming a dining “hot spot.”  Il Ritrovo serves outstanding wood-fired pizza and cocktails for lunch and dinner, and their attached Italian specialty store is the perfect place to pick up locally-prepared salads and Italian cheeses and meats for your picnic plans. Located just across the street, Trattoria Stefano is “the” place in Sheboygan for authentic Italian cuisine in a warm and informal setting. The Sheboygan Riverfront Boardwalk offers many fun dining options, and our favorite is the Duke of Devon, a cozy English gastro pub with an outdoor riverside deck. If you’re looking for a classic Wisconsin supper club experience, Rupp’s Downtown is one of Sheboygan’s oldest restaurants…enjoy a cocktail at the original 1939 bar while observing the chefs at work behind the glass-enclosed kitchen.

Elkhart Lake

A visit to one of the most beautiful lake communities in Wisconsin, just 20 minutes from The Rochester Inn, is not to be missed!  Our favorite is Paddock Club, which serves seasonal cuisine and eclectic cocktails in a beautiful historic building.  Lola’s on the Lake offers gorgeous views of Elkhart Lake and a truly special fine dining experience.  A European-style restaurant for nearly 100 years, Elkhart Inn is famous for their seafood and steaks.  Step back in time with a visit to Gessert’s Ice Cream and Confectionery, open during the summer months, serving hand-packed ice cream, sodas, and homemade fudge.

Ray York and Kelly York at Paddock Club in Elkhart Lake, WI