Back Porch Bistro

283 Victorian Village Dr
Rhine, 53020
Came here on a Friday in May. Got seated immediately, I'm sure it's a lot busier in summer. Great outdoor seating! The service was good. Food was delicious! I got the halibut which had tomatoes and asparagus with a tasty balsamic flavor. The fish fry was also good. Winner of the night was the grilled salad special. The grilled lettuce was super good! Definitely will go back!
I liked the ambiance, big and open, with a natural feel with all the wooden tables and chairs, but what was really cool was that each table was different. There were even nooks, with games and kid stuff, I wouldn't mind living in this restaurant. And I'd like to try the outdoor seating, right on the lake. I appreciated that all their tap beers were in-state, and had something the server called Germanica, but I can't find online. I had the BBQ ribs and they were pretty tasty, and the Kahlua Creme Brule for desert, also good. I sampled a few other deserts which I also liked. Service was fine, but being a resort town with seasonal businesses, it's probably hard to get servers who will be there all-year round and really know the place and it's food. But we came in unannounced with a very large group and they handled everything well. My vote for best overall space.
I ordered the chicken parm & it was horrible. Their homemade pasta wasn't al dente, it was raw. When I mentioned it to the server, her facial expression was one of understanding a repetitive concern. Since the rest of my party was finished eating, I asked if I could just get it to go. When it arrived, however, it was plain dry pasta. They could have put the marinara on it as the dish was meant to be eaten. Won't be ordering pasta again if I return!

(920) 876-3645

American (Traditional)

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