Unique Dining in the Lake Geneva area

In Walworth County, we have so many great dining establishments that sometimes it’s hard to choose where to go for dinner!  There are so many great choices…so how do you choose?!

If it’s “unique dining” you are looking for, then look no further.  Did you know that right here in Walworth County, you can…

  • dine in vintage train cars – while it takes you through the scenic countryside?
  • dine in a historic mansion overlooking Geneva Lake, with costumed staff to wait on you?
  • enjoy a live show plus dinner at our local dinner theaters?
  • watch a traditional fish boil right here in Walworth County?
  • dine on a cruise boat while enjoying the views of Geneva Lake?
  • catch your dinner and then have a chef prepare it to your specifications?

With all of these options, you’re sure to find something to please everyone in your dining party.  Plus – all of these ideas make a great date night (HINT to all the men out there!).


East Troy Electric Railroad | Dining on the Train
2002 Church Street, East Troy
(262) 642-3263

Boasted as the last original electric railroad line, East Troy Electric Railroad offers Dinner Trains and Pizza Trains throughout their season.   Reservations are required for all meal trains, so call ahead to reserve your space – and visit their website for details and menus!
Dinner Train Dates: September 13, September 27, October 11, October 18, October 25
Pizza Train Dates: all 2014 dates are currently sold out.  Check back for openings or additional dates.


Baker House | Dining in a Historic Mansion
327 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva
(262) 248-4700

Dining at the Baker House is like stepping back in time – with staff dressed in 19th century clothing, stunning views of Geneva Lake, and vintage artifacts everywhere you touch, you will truly feel as if you are a part of the Baker family visiting your cottage for the summer.  Baker House offers specials throughout the week, including live music, a Sunday shrimp boil & barbecue, and more.  Visit their website for details and to reserve a table!


Maxwell Mansion/Baker House | Murder Mystery Dinner and Cabaret Shows
421 Baker Street, Lake Geneva
(262) 248-9711

As the sister property of Baker House, Maxwell Mansion features all of the luxury and vintage detail of Baker House – plus great shows throughout the summer!  Guests can enjoy a three course meal at Baker House before retiring to Maxwell Mansion for a live Cabaret Show or an interactive Murder Mystery Show.
Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: August 22
Cabaret Extravaganza:  August 2, August 23


Dancing Horses Theater | Dinner and a [Horse] Show
5065 Wisconsin 50, Delavan
(262) 728-8200

Experience a show like you’ve never seen before – this dazzling show features horses performing with their trainers in a beautiful state-of-the-art theater.  The Dancing Horses Theater offers packages for show only, lunch & a show, or dinner & a show.  They offer shows throughout the week; please check their website for show times and details.


Fireside Dinner Theatre | Professional Dinner Theater
1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson
(800) 477-9505

The Fireside Dinner Theatre is the only Actor’s Equity dinner theater in Wisconsin and has been proudly serving southeastern Wisconsin for 50 years!  With a great variety of shows, there is a show for everyone!  The 2014 line-up includes Smokey Joe’s Cafe, David, Les Miserables, and the seasonal favorite, A Fireside Christmas.  No matter what show you choose, you’re bound to be mesmerized by the professional actors and actresses as they perform on the intimate theatre-in-the-round.  For tickets and more information, visit their website.

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Fitzgerald’s Genoa Junction | Traditional WI Fish Boil
727 Main Street (Hwy B), Genoa City
(262) 279-5200

Featuring a fish boil every night they are open, Fitzgerald’s is sure to become a new favorite!  Their unique “all you care to eat” dining experience offers guests a combination of their famous fish boil plus honey-BBQ chicken and BBQ pork ribs (and the traditional sides).  Even their building is memorable – their historic Victorian octagon house is located on Genoa City’s main street.  Fitzgerald’s is open Wednesday-Sunday all summer long and Thursday-Sunday in the winter.


Lake Geneva Cruise Line | Dining ON the Lake
812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva
(262) 248-6206

The Lake Geneva Cruise Line is a classic attraction in Lake Geneva…but did you know they offer luncheon tours, a Sunday brunch, sunset dinner cruises, and jazz dinner cruises throughout the season?  With tours throughout the day and week, you can assuredly find one to fit into your schedule.  Lavish meals and breathtaking views….what are you waiting for? Don’t miss the boat – check out their website for menus, a schedule, and more.


The Trout House at Rushing Waters Fisheries | Hook & Cook
N301 County Road H, Palmyra
(262) 495-2089

Visit Rushing Waters Wednesday-Sunday, and you can partake in their Hook & Cook deal – where you will eat the trout you catch!  It doesn’t get any more fresh than this.  After catching your meal and bringing it to the chefs for preparation, you will enjoy a meal of trout fillets, homemade potato pancakes & apple sauce, spring vegetables, and freshly baked rye bread.
PLUS – Trout House offers other great events throughout the summer, including Fish Boils, Shrimp Boils, Lobster Boils, and Friday Fish Fry.  For details on their Hook & Cook and all of their featured events, visit their website.


What’s your favorite place to dine in Walworth County? Comment below – we’d love to hear from you!


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