Eichten’s

16440 Lake Blvd
Center City, 55012
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On a recent road trip to Northern WI, we pulled over at Eichten's because of the rumor of great cheese. We were pleasantly surprised from start to finish with our experience there! This place is part gourmet WI cheese store (all kinds of goodies and gifts) and part small town restaurant. Did I mention the staff was great? They happily re-rang my whole tab (after I signed the receipt) once I realized I had a 10% off check-in coupon and they gave us a grocery bag of ice for our cooler when we bought fresh cheese curds. For my meal I got Grilled Cheese with Tomato Basil soup (no extra charge for homemade soup as a side!) and added bacon and tomato. It was delicious and the soup was surprisingly savory! It tasted like it had cheese and some other surprise ingredients in it, in addition to the tomato and basil. My husband shared half his bison cheese burger with me and I enjoyed that as well. I tasted his Chicken Wild Rice Soup also and it was chalk full of chicken and maybe had sausage in it as well. II loved this place, like the idea of supporting a small town business, and think it is the perfect roadside stop for anyone driving through. I only wish I lived closer to become a regular!
Found this neat market/deli/bistro on the way to Taylor's Falls. Bought the Bison meat sticks and gouda cheese they specialize in. (The bison herd is just down the highway!) Also bought MinneSalsa made in Hugo, MN. They have other items too like crackers, cheese dip, and fancy pops. Everything you'd need for a picnic! At the counter are cookies they make there. We didn't stay to eat at the little restaurant, but I am guessing it would beat the Arby's that you pass on the way. Right next door is Grama's Barn for gifts and yard ornaments that is also worth a peeky poo. Support the local little people!
Came out for a leisurely day trip. Had a late lunch...ordered two bison burgers. One was very dry and the other, on a gluten-free bun was ok, but falling apart ($17). Fries were great. I ordered an Old Speckled Hen beer...it cascades similar to Guiness. She thought, I guess, that I would be impressed by the beauty of the cascading...I told her (Janice) that if I end up with 1/2 of a glass of foam I would be sending it back to be filled w beer. It did end up a 1/3 foam and asked to have it filled. I got a snarky response that she would do it this time but not again!...came back with more cascading...obviously not getting the message. For 2 hamburgers a glass of wine and a couple of beers $44+...a little steep. Service could definitely be improved...prices addressed.

(651) 257-1566

American (Traditional)

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Al’s Center Saloon

325 Summit Ave
Center City, 55012
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(651) 257-5757

Pubs, American (Traditional)

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