This is a great place to stay in the area if you don't have a driving desire to be in the hustle and bustle of downtown McGregor. Don't worry, the drive in is only a few miles. Its a modern home, but quite a nice retreat. The view of the Mississippi is beautiful. And its just very peaceful having a lunch down there. The lower level has a door that looks out on the river and is very spacious. The hosts serve a delicious country breakfast and coffee is on early for us early risers. If you are a horse person they also have lodging for your fine furry friend (furry?).
Didn't get to try their beer, but the Park Ranger....brisket and slaw on a pretzel bun. Excellent...had sauce on the side, so can't speak to that. Fries were great too. Owner/manager checked on us twice. I'd go there again, but the odds of me being in that town again are remote. Don't get me wrong, the town is really cool too.
The town of McGregor does not have many traditional sit-down restaurants that serve more than burgers and deep fry. My husband and I were looking forward to eating here but had to wait several days for them to open. No hours are posted on the building and their website gave inaccurate information. So be sure to call ahead before you go and they also prefer reservations. The dining experience was not awful bit disappointing. They are clearly understaffed so service was slow. We sat a long time before anyone came for even a bar order. When we tried to give our dinner order, the waitress said: "Oh no, we aren't serving off the entree menu tonight. Only burgers and sandwiches." So we wound up ordering burgers and fries. We also requested a side of their special malt vinegar cream for the fries. Even though the she said "yes", I knew it wouldn't come because she was totally distracted and walking away from the table. I was right, so never got to try it. The food itself was good but not memorable. Would I eat there again? Yes, but only because there is so little competition in that area. I would recommend it to other tourists in the area for the food, but with a lot of caveats: erratic hours, slow service, limited menu. On the pro side, nice spacious dining room, in house brewery, more variety than other local restaurants.
Stopped in on a cold Friday night and we are so glad we did! Had cheese curds and onion rings for appetizers, both were excellent! We all had sandwiches and had no complaints whatsoever. The pretzel buns were insanely good. Our waitress was excellent, very friendly and helpful. Couldn't have asked for better food or experience. Would highly recommend!!!