Tan-A-Latte

122 S Main St
Jefferson, 53549
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Very friendly staff, With a warm welcoming environment. I don't start a day without it.

(920) 675-0493

Coffee & Tea, Tanning

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Rock Bottomsaloon & Eatery

123 W Milwaukee St
Jefferson, 53549
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This is a great place for a burger and a beer. lots of beer on tap. Very friendly service. I'm glad I stopped in.

(920) 675-1950

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Bon Ton Bakery

115 E Racine St
Jefferson, 53549
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There is a reason this place has been in business for decades! Their baked good are absolutely scrumptious and they have something for everyone! The price is insane too! I had a red velvet cupcake with buttercream frosting piled a mile high for the whooping price of $1.00. I have enjoyed countless doughnuts from here. You must have a peanut butter and jelly one though. Seriously.... Go try one already! They have proper country lunches like meatloaf mashed potatoes and gravy etc. Just like Grandma used to make. I also have to mention that this place is generous! I have called for donations various times and they always oblige. Delicious food, wonderful service, perfect price point, and good people! You should be spending your money here!
I have been going to this bakery my entire life. The Persian sweet rolls with cinnamon and chocolate frosting are amazing! It is the same family recipe that goes back generations. All of their doughnuts are awesome. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. The frosted Christmas Cookies have been a family tradition since I was a kid. In more recent years they sell out fast, so you have to put your order in early for Christmas. The secret is they sell the Christmas cookies in different holiday shapes during Easter and most other holidays. The demand isn't as high during other holidays so you can get them without a problem. Fifteen years ago, or so they started serving food, and doing catering. In typical Bon Ton fashion their food is awesome! They serve one or two items for lunch each day. It is all amazing comfort food. The Bon Ton also will deliver lunch to elderly people, which was a huge help to my family recently.
The best bread anywhere, and they are a family business which makes them ultra freindly, We drive from Palmyra just to get the bread and my husband loves the prune doughnuts. They are certainly worth the drive, i love the smell of the bread when waiting to make you purchases, but it means we always have to eat something, before we leave. real bread lovers you must visit, and buy the small garlic breads, in bags on the back wall, a must for lunches and i cant keep them in the fridge, they are eaten as soon as i buy them.

(920) 674-3262

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Brickhaus Café

126 E Milwaukee St
Jefferson, 53549
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eat here for the first time and just loved it. Food was hot and fast and atmosphere was lovely.
This place is awesome. Great food. Good music playing. Nice wooden booths. Tasty tea. Best part is definitely the food. I had half of a grilled cheese and half of a greek salad. They were reasonably priced and appropriately sized portions. The grilled cheese is not your ordinary grilled cheese: it has pesto, feta, tomato, and bacon on it. The sides were awesome (I would recommend the hummus). Overall, this place is a five star, I only rated it four because I've visited just once, so... I will definitely be back, though.
Wonderful place for breakfast or lunch. The food is made to order and is very good. Prices are reasonable and service is fast,

(920) 674-2015

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Wedl’s Hamburger Stand

200 E Racine St
Jefferson, 53549
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Wedl's is a little -- I mean, 65-square-feet little -- hamburger shack in Jefferson. It's dangerously close to the street and right across the sidewalk is the a little ice cream parlor that they share outdoor seating with. It's a simple menu and despite the variety of selections, you're here for one thing: a burger with grilled onions. Place your order and watch as they smash a sphere of seasoned ground beef into a patty on top of the 90+ year old cast-iron griddle, swimming in beef fat and rough-cut white onion. Then feel free to sit on the bench and sip your can of pop during the 5 minute wait for your order. Collect your plate, throw what you like on your burger, and chow down. Fixin's available include ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper, pickle relish, Wedl sauce (dunno what it is, but it's there and labeled), what I think was sauerkraut, and dill pickle slices. Cheap eats and a pretty good burger. Crinkle-cut fries were hot and crispy, which was nice to see. Pop, as I said, is Pepsi products in cans. If you're in the area, make a stop -- it's worth a visit but not necessarily a trip. I recommend Wedl's.
Wedls is a local treasure in Jefferson. They have phenomenal hard ice cream. The portions are fair for their price point. They have a number of flavors/toppings/combinations. I recommend the cheesecake sundae with strawberry topping. The burgers are hearty. A double bacon was quite sufficient for my appetite. Definitely get the grilled onions...they are perfectly cooked...tender, but with a little oniony bite. The burger was greasy and started to bless through the old-fashioned wax paper wrapper. Skip the French fries. They are forgettably bland. Steak cut thickness with crinkles--they cry out for more salt and a little more crispiness. Most recently walked out with a double bacon cheeseburger, French fries, and a single cone for $8 and change.
I have a very lovely memory of coming to a hamburger stand when I was a kid, tasting the amazing burger with fried onions. I never tasted a burger quite as good - until I moved to the area and found that my childhood stand was in fact Wedls!! Needless to say, I frequent this shop as often as I get my cravings for genuine burgers with fried onions - yum!

(920) 674-3637

Burgers

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Lou’s Riverview

N3536 County Road K
Jefferson, 53549
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Lou's Riverview... Let me take you back 30 yrs when you could go to Lou's Riverview and get the best Swampwater in Wisconsin or anywhere in the world for that matter. Now Lou's wasn't my normal stopping ground back then. The Sunken Sub was. You would see me at the "Srub" Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. But on a Monday Tuesday or Wednesday you might just have spotted me there having a Swampwater. It was a little bit too old of a Crowd for me back then. Older like 25 or 30 yrs old. Fast forward to the Present day... Well I was telling my Gal all about my wild and crazy youth, when I mentioned Swampwaters. We were making a trip down to my Dads and made plans to see if we could find the Nectar of the Gods known as Swampwater. I found a few old friends to make the road trip with us and it's like we are back in 1983. Sitting at Lou's drinking a Swampwater out of Mason Jar. I do like Lou's, Good music on the juke box, a game of pool, a few Swampwaters and a friendly bartender/owner. 4 out 5 Stars

(920) 674-9980

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Wayside Inn

W4820 US Hwy 18
Jefferson, 53549
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The Wayside has been my favorite restaurant for over 15 years now. I've always lived 30 minutes or more away, but whenever we have the time, we make the drive. There is no place that I would rather go for dinner when considering all aspects of a restaurant. So, here's just a few of the reasons I love this place. The Food: I've never had a bad meal here. The menu is pretty extensive, and over 15 years, I've tried a wide range of the options. You can go for the standard pub grub, or can spend a little more and indulge in the nightly dinner specials. Favorites from the standard pub grub: the Wayside burger, the smothered chicken sandwich, and the olive burger. Favorites from the dinner specials: blackened mahi-mahi, stuffed flounder, pretty much any other fish option, and the roast duck. All dinners come with an appetizer platter (this includes warm bread, two cheese spreads, pickled herring, pickled beets, and a variety of crackers) and soup or salad. I was most recently out there for their special New Year's Eve menu. I had some stuffed flounder that melted in my mouth, and almost every one else in my group had steaks that they said were fantastic and cooked just right. Standard Specials: I like when places have standard nightly specials that I can expect. There's always something different to spice it up, but I generally know what I'm walking in to. Wednesday and Friday - amazing fish options. Saturday - prime rib. Sunday morning - amazing breakfast skillets. If you can eat the whole thing, I'm impressed. The other days have specials too, but I've been on those days in a while, and don't want to give any inaccurate info. Atmosphere: I love the old fashioned, supper club feel. Don't expect to walk into a fancy, shiny place. Don't expect to use a card. CASH ONLY. There are two dining rooms with a bar in the middle, and the rules are strict. No eating at the bar. The bar is for pre- and post-dinner drinks, which is really nice since it keeps seats more available and conversation flowing. The Staff: If you talk to the staff and go more than once, they'll start to remember you. I've never had anything but cheery and prompt service. Every once in a while you have to wait for a drink, but only when it's really busy. I've never waited due to lack of effort on the staff's part. Also, when I came home on leave from Iraq, they went above and beyond to make my favorite meal. They know I love the mahi-mahi (not a regular menu item), so they got some out of storage and made it for me even thought it wasn't on the special board that night. I always feel welcomed and appreciated as a customer. The Price: Affordable. Most pub grub is under $8. Dinners are usually $12-20 depending on what you order. My stuffed flounder meal was right around $15, but that's for the appetizer plate, soup, and the meal (fish/broccoli/potato). I'm a hardy eater, and even I couldn't finish it all. The Regulars: My family is pretty social. Over the years of going, we've gotten to know some of the locals, and they're great as well. It's nice to sit down at a bar and be be surrounded by friendly, down-to-earth locals, who aren't afraid or annoyed to pick up a conversation with you. I really can't say enough great things about this place. I recommend it to everyone I know, and bring people along whenever I can convince them. I've never had a friend leave disappointed.
Quick Review: A tiny bar located on the eastern edge of Jefferson. Filled with smoke and locals, but friendly and entirely enjoyable. Some of the best fish fry we've ever had, but service was spotty at best. Incredible value - we'll be back for sure! Detailed Review: A co-worker turned us on to The Wayside Inn, and after several failed attempts to coordinate a group outing, we were able to gather folks and head over to Jefferson to sample the fish fry. Now I'm angry that we didn't hit this fish fry earlier - it's top notch. The Wayside Inn isn't much to look at, but don't let that deter you from stopping by. We arrived at around 5:45pm on Friday night and the place was filled with an obviously local, older crowd. It wasn't too smokey when we arrived, but by the time we left, cigarette smoke was quickly starting to overwhelm the ventilation system... We can't wait for the statewide smoking ban. Bellied-up to the bar and placed a drink order; two beers, two mixed drinks (including one Old Fashioned). Damage: $8. Are you serious?! $8 for all four drinks? We immediately ordered a second round. :-) Tap selection is limited to just four beers, none of which are too noteworthy... Shocktop and 312 seem out of place next to the Coors Light and Leinie's. Taps are the "old school" 10-oz pour. After a few minutes of waiting, we were led to one of the dining rooms that hang off either side of the bar. Our waitress stopped by with menus, although we didn't need them - there was an extensive list of the evening's fish offerings posted on a whiteboard in the bar area. I think I counted more than 10 types of fish - from blackened sea bass to traditional beer battered cod to potato-crusted halibut... We ordered a round of cheese curds and a variety of fish plates. Side options included potato pancakes (yes!), fries, baked potato, american fries, or hash browns (with or without cheese). Fish dinners included customary coleslaw and rye bread (which was obviously homemade and included a nice dose of caraway seeds). Curds arrived in a small iron skillet with a side of ranch. While they were well prepared, they weren't any different than your standard Sysco bar-brand curds. Fish came shortly after and it was extremely excellent. We each ordered something different; here's the breakdown: Beer battered cod: three filets of incredibly delicious cod, lightly battered and fried to perfection. Batter featured a slight hint of salt, pepper, and paprika; I wished I had ordered the all you could eat option because I could've put away serious portions of this cod. Lake Perch: piled high, perfectly breaded, and wonderfully tasty. Some of the best lake perch we've ever had, bar none. I'm not sure what was more impressive: the quantity or the quality. Bluegill: you have to respect any fish fry that offers bluegill, as it's a rare treat, and the Wayside's bluegill was simply amazing. It was piled to the rafters (there were literally 18-20 pieces on the plate), served piping hot, and had such a wonderfully delicate flavor that I'm sure to dream of this bluegill for weeks and months to come. Get the bluegill - it's amazing. Baked cod: a little bit of a letdown, only because it was slathered in butter when it didn't need to be. The fish could've easily stood on its own merits - it was flaky, tender, flavorful, and cooked perfectly. It's a shame they had to cover it with butter. If you go for the baked option, request that they hold the butter. The potato pancakes were excellent as well, but could've used a bit more onion. Texturewise, they were ideal - easily a top three potato pancake offering. We only saw our waitress twice; drinks sat empty after the second round, water glasses went unfilled. But, the place was quickly growing busy, and we were too busy enjoying the incredible fish feast to even notice. The Wayside Inn = WIN Service = 1.5 stars (slow, absent) Food = 4.5 stars (excellent fish - all of it was stellar) Value = 4.5 stars (cod + curds = $15) MISC = 4 stars (love the old school vibe) Summary: Very few restaurants can manage to do one type of fish well. The Wayside Inn does all of their fish incredibly well. Go there, enjoy, and tell your friends. Easily a top-10 fish place. For a comprehensive review, check out geekysteve.com/fishfry
Meals are always tasty, fresh, and timely. On Fridays to receive a warm mini loaf of rye bread and creamy coleslaw.

(920) 674-6766

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Jim’s Burger Corner

726 S Main St
Jefferson, 53549
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Jim's Burger Corner has been around for quite awhile. (All my life from what I remember) It had a lot of sentimental meaning for me. It was sad when they had to rebuild after the flood and I feel like things changed a lot after that. I used to go there at least once a week for sundaes and burgers. Though it is still One of the poster children for burgers in the Jefferson area. The food is very good. The portions are decent and the price is not too bad. They have an good sized menu with a nice array of things to choose from. It's the perfect place to go in the Jefferson area if you are looking for ice cream and do not want to go all the way to Fort Atkinson. Get the banana split!
Exactly - A OK. Of the two burger spots in Jefferson - this one is my preference. Decent, flavorful little burgers, good fries and onion rings. All in all - a very average place.
Pretty cute little place with a very diverse menu for a place that I just thought would have burgers. The double cheeseburger looked great and my chicken strips had an excellent breading on it. The fries are crispy on the outside and mushy in the middle - just how I love them. Tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, burgers, and more fill the menu not to mention ice cream. Prices are decent for the meals, especially for the amount of food you get. Sit outside or in to enjoy your meal!

(920) 674-4033

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Urban’s Place

221 S Main St
Jefferson, 53549
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Went back to Urbans for breakfast. I ordered the Classic Others in our party had pancakes and a skillet much better than my last visit. However potatoes still undercooked and service not very attentive. Not so busy but restaurant is a good place to sit and chat. No one rushes you out. Caught up with relatives. I'll go back but hope more focus put on cooking potatoes on both sides and through and through and a little more server attention will be nice.

(920) 674-6273

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Frank’s Family Restaurant

149 Collins Rd
Jefferson, 53549
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Ruined my Mothers Day. We sat for an hour and left without every getting our food (crepes & eggs -- should have been quick). As we paid for our juice ad coffee, they were like, "ok we have it now", we had been told just a few minutes three times after sitter for over 20 minutes, the last of which was aver 10 minutes before we left. We no longer had time to eat it. There was no management on the floor. We will never come back!!!!
Another excellent visit! My mother, girlfriend and I ate there last night, and came away well-satisfied. I had the chicken enchilada soup (more!), skirt steak sandwich, and fried mushrooms, all very tasty. Noticed they just put up three TV's this week and found out from the owner they are getting DirecTV and free wifi this week! Awesome!
Well crud- I hate to do this, but this the 2nd time I've eaten here with similar service and results. I suppose if this was a small little cafe in a tiny little farm town, it would be different. But There's a lot of eating options in Jefferson, so I'd hate for some Yelper to stumble in here without me sharing my experiences. Let me start by saying the employees are friendly, and for the most part the food is OK. But my review will share a few annoyances from my last visit. I chose to seat at the counter, because normally I get good service. I sat at the counter and was greeted by a server immediately (good sign). I picked out what I wanted and picked up a nearby paper to read. The server was at the other end of the counter (behind the counter) standing over a half eaten plate of tacos. After a hew minutes of her standing and eating tacos, I put the paper down, thinking she may have forgotten me. No such luck, she wasn't doing ANYTHING until those damn tacos were GONE. Eventually, she glanced my direction and I gave her a friendly wave (Hi! Remember me? The paying customer?) She then told another employee, who was NOT behind the counter, and NOT standing behind the counter eating tacos, "He's ready to order." The server came by, and regardless of the disturbing scene, I thought I might have tacos. I asked the server, "I don't see tacos on the menu, are they on a special or something?" She replied, "No, tacos are not available" Even though I clearly saw her co-worker devour an entire plate, AND there was another plate in the warming window. "Hm, OK, I'll have the Gyro plate with french onion soup" So- now we go back to the taco eater. As I'm waiting for my meal to be delivered. A plate with some type of sandwich comes up on the warming window. At this point, the taco eating server, who has been handling cash, eating tacos, and god knows what else, proceeds to STICK HER FINGERNAIL UNDER THE BREAD OF THE SANDWICH" and asks loudly to the kitchen, "What's this??" The sandwich then goes into the dining room to some poor schmuck. Now for my meal, the Gyro came out wrapped in foil (Thank GOD) and the french onion soup was no more than a beef broth salad croutons, with grated Parmesan on top. yippeee. The photo attached is of the taco eater in action- too bad the guy brought the newspaper up at the last minute other wise you would have seen the whole enchilada.....

(920) 674-4296

American (Traditional), Diners

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