Brunch Bucket List

What’s not to love about brunch? The best of breakfast and lunch combined, plus a free pass to enjoy an adult beverage before noon. From the traditional well-stocked brunch buffets to restaurants putting their own funky spin on favorites, the Lake Geneva Area LOVES its brunch. Try one of these favorite local spots to start a lazy day off right.

Sunday Harborside Brunch A La Carte – 240 West – The Abbey Resort
Kick off your weekend with delish drinks, yummy bites, and the best views in Fontana at 240° West at The Abbey Resort. The Sunday Harborside Brunch menu features some of your favorite breakfast items, savory seafoods, and unique takes on traditional flavors. Of course, you will want to add bottomless mimosas to make the brunch experience complete. Take in the view, enjoy live entertainment, and leave your worries at the door.

Hours: Sundays 9:00am – 1:00pm 

Sunday Champagne Brunch – Baker House
On Sunday’s we brunch! Enjoy a Build Your Own Omelette bar, Benedict bar, Bloody Mary bar, and much, much more! Don’t forget the bottomless champagne!

Hours: Sundays 9:30am – 2:00pm

Bumpin’ Brunch – Crafted Pizza & Tap
Beats. Brunch. Bloodies. Need we say more? Crafted Pizza & Tap hosts DJ Kyle Woods the first and last Sunday of the month from 8am to 1pm. Build your own bloodies and munch on a perfectly balanced sweet and savory menu. Pajamas are totally welcome!

Hours: Sundays 8:00am – 1:00pm

Brew’d Brunch – East Troy Brewery
This aint your typical brunch affair! East Troy Brewery is serving up Chicken and Waffles, Wings, Beer, Hand-Battered Brioche French Toast, and of course Bloodies every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Not a breakfast person? Enjoy the full ETB menu to your heart’s content.

Hours: Friday-Sunday 12:00 – 4:00pm

Brunch Train – East Troy Railroad Museum
New this year, enjoy brunch on the rails with the East Troy Railroad Museum! Take it easy and dine on breakfast casseroles, pastries, and fruits on a two-hour round trip through East Troy and Mukwonago. Advanced reservations are required for Brunch Trains.

Brunch Trains depart on select dates. Please visit http://www.easttroyrr.org for availability.

Eggcellent Brunch – Egg Harbor Cafe
Who says brunch is only limited to the weekend. Whether in the mood for a traditional breakfast or craving a savory lunch, Egg Harbor Cafe serves up brunch every day! Each dish is crafted with wholesome farm-to-table ingredients and serve organic fair-trade coffee. Egg Harbor Cafe is the perfect place for families, couples, and groups!

Hours: 7:30am – 1:30pm Daily

Igloo Brunch – Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Ever had brunch in your own personal igloo? Cozy up with your closest pals and enjoy breakfast, sweet treats, and your favorite cocktails. Call (262) 249-4788 to get your Grand Geneva Igloo experience started. Igloos are heated, but we highly recommend dressing warmly.

Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am – 3:00pm

Weekend Brunch – The Grandview Restaurant
Brunch with a view? Sign us up! Take in panoramic views of Geneva Lake at the Grandview Restaurant while enjoying a mouthwatering brunch. Breakfast tacos? They got ’em! Avocado toast? Yep! Mimosas? Of course. This is the place to be for weekend brunch in Lake Geneva.

Hours: Friday-Sunday 10:00am – 3:00pm

Good Morning Brunch – The Lookout Bar and Eatery
Start your weekend with a fantastic breakfast overlooking Delavan Lake at The Lookout Bar and Eatery at Lake Lawn Resort. With a stacked menu full of your faves, The Lookout serves up breakfast 8am to 11am daily and offers exclusive specials on weekends. Trust us, you’ll want to be there on Sunday mornings for their Bloody Mary special!

Hours: 8:00am – 11:00am

Breakfast in the Bay – PIER 290
Do you go sweet or do you go savory? Why choose! At PIER 290 in Williams Bay, you can have the best of both worlds. With menu items like Giant Cinnamon Rolls, House Made Corned Beef Hash, and Potato Pancakes, PIER 290 brunches hard.

Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am – 12:00pm

Which spots top your Brunch bucket list? Let us know which places your dying to try in the comments below. For more Events, head over to http://www.VisitWalworthCounty.com. Cheers!

The Best Fish Fry in Walworth County

You can’t be in Wisconsin and not get down on a Friday night Fish Fry! When German and Polish Catholic immigrants settled in Milwaukee in the 1860’s they began what is now known as the “Fish Fry” Fridays during Lent caught from Lake Michigan. This tradition lives on today and has become a well-loved Friday night tradition. If you’ve got a major craving for a good Friday Night Fish Fry, we’ve got you covered. Check out our top spots to get your Fish Fry:

Black Sheep – Whitewater
When we say Chef Tyler’s Fish Fry is truly one of the best in Walworth County, we mean it! Run, don’t walk, to enjoy a new twist on a Wisconsin staple featuring Cod, housemade sweet potato pancakes, housemade coleslaw, and all the traditional fixin’s. Sip on their famous Old Fashioned while you wait.

Champs Sports Bar & Grill – Lake Geneva
Come for the Fish Fry, stay for the drinks! Get your Fish Fry on in the heart of downtown Lake Geneva at Champs Sports Bar & Grill.

Crafted Pizza & Tap – Lake Geneva
When in Wisco, the Friday Fish Fry is a must. Cast your line tonight at Crafted Pizza & Tap for baked or fried cod with potato pancakes, homemade applesauce, and seasoned fries or slaw, every Friday 4-10pm. Not a fish-person? Their pizzas are uh-mazing and we highly recommend the Bianca.

The Duck Inn – Delavan
Beer-battered or broiled, Fish Fry at The Duck Inn is not to miss! Enjoy a family meal at one of Wisconsin’s famous Supper Clubs. Top off your meal with a delish dessert expertly crafted by their in-house pastry chef.

East Troy Brewery – East Troy
Peanut Butter and Jelly. Cereal and Milk. Ham and Burgers. Fish Frys and Beer. They just jive and we don’t know *why*, they just *do*. The ETB Fish Fry is 3 Filets of Icelandic Cod, hand-battered and fried in our own from-scratch beer batter. Served with Fries, house-made tartar and slaw that’s made fresh daily.

Evergreen Country Club – Elkhorn
Set your alarm, come up with an excuse to leave work early, and make your way to Evergreen Country Club for Friday Fish Fry. Consistently voted the Lakes Area’s Best Fish Fry, this all-you-can-eat family-style feast is served every Friday, in the Evergreen Room from 4-8 pm. 

Grand Café – Lake Geneva
Looking for an upscale Fish Fry experience? Look no further than the Grand Cafe at Grand Geneva Resort. Indulge in all-you-can-eat beer battered cod with whole grain remoulade, coleslaw, apple butter, rye bread, garlic mashed potatoes or french fries. Bon Appetit!

Greenie’s Clubhouse – Delavan
Who could say no to Friday Fish Fry and a round of golf! Hit the greens and head over to Greenie’s Clubhouse at Delbrook Golf Club in Delavan for your Friday Fish Fry fix.

Hawk’s View Golf Club – Lake Geneva
Love a Fish Fry with ambiance? Head to Hawk’s View Golf Club each Friday for Friday Fish Fry. Enjoy what we think are the best fritters around alongside fish fry prepared just the way you like it. This one fills up fast, so we definitely recommend snagging a reservation. (P.S. our BOGO Card has some great offers to heighten your dining experience including free appetizers and 50% off a bottle of wine with your dinner.)

Lookout Bar & Eatery – Delavan
The Lookout Bar & Eatery is THE place for Friday Fish Fry in Delavan. Their menu even boasts that its “Walworth County’s Best Friday Fish Fry”, so we can’t argue with that. What makes The Lookout Bar & Eatery so great? Spotted Cow battered cod, that’s what! And let be real, nothing beats that view of Delavan Lake.

Pier 290 – Williams Bay
The perfect recipe for a Friday involves Fish Fry, an Old Fashioned and relaxing next to a cozy fire at Pier 290! With live music, drink specials, and an incredible view, Pier 290 definitely ranks high on our favorite Fish Fry list.

Popeye’s – Lake Geneva
We would be seriously remiss if we didn’t share our love for Popeye’s Friday Fish Fry! A local staple for over 50 years, Popeye’s knows a thing or two about Friday Fish Fry. Whether you’re dining in or carrying out, Popeye’s Friday Fish Fry never disappoints. Be sure to check out their Lenten Specials menu for more Lent friendly bites.

Postscript Pub – Delavan
Small town feel where everybody knows your name is what makes Postscript Pub so special. Friday Fish Fry includes your choice of fried Atlantic cod, baked cod, or breaded catfish with all the classic sides. Stick around for happy hour drink and appetizer specials.

Snug Harbor Pub – Delavan
Can you smell what chef Bob is cooking? That’s right, its fish fry Friday! Each Friday Fish Fry dinner comes with your choice of fish (battered, broiled, or breaded), choice of potato, coleslaw, rye bread, and a dessert. Be sure to order the Snug Harbor signature Old Fashioned made with Apple Brandy to hit the spot after a long week.

Sperino’s Pepperoni Pub – Elkhorn
Fish Fry is a big deal at Sperino’s Pepperoni Pub! Enjoy three pieces of broasted or baked cod, mostaccioli, potatos, coleslaw, and garlic bread for just $11.99. Bonus, if your name is the name of the day, you can enjoy a half-priced pizza! We’ll be there! Will you?

Sprecher’s Restaurant and Pub – Lake Geneva
Baked or fried, you decide! Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub Friday Old Fashioned Fish Fry with Sprecher beer batter includes your choice of Old Fashioned or Sprecher tap beer or Craft Soda! Celebrate the weekend with Sprecher’s.

Village Supper Club – Delavan
If you are looking to cast a line to find some of the best Friday Fish Fry, The Village Supper Club has the right bait to fulfill your craving. This classic Wisconsin supper club serves up more than Friday Fish Fry, and it is one of the most popular restaurants in Delavan. They also happen to serve up one heck of a Prime Rib on weekends.

The Waterfront – Fontana
Fish Fry? Check. Spotted Cow? Check. Harbor views? Check. The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort is serving up their signature Friday Fish Fry every Friday between 11 am and 10 pm. Enjoy live music and drink specials with an incredible view of the harbor.

Ye Olde Hotel Bar and Restaurant – Lyons
Ye Olde Hotel Bar and Restaurant in Lyons offers a cozy pub where you can eat, drink and thank gosh its Friday. Ye Olde Hotel Bar is whipping great fish sandwiches, beer battered Haddock, and other amazing seafood entrees.

For more delicious Walworth County Restaurants, please go to ww.VisitWalworthCounty.com. For more updates on featured Fish Frys, specials, and exclusive menus, follow us on Facebook at Visit Walworth County.

Member Monday: Dementia Friendly Community Initiative, Inc.

Since 2008, Eric and Bernadette Russow have been on a mission to help raise awareness and build a more welcoming community to individuals affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia in Walworth County. Starting as volunteers with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to opening the first Memory Cafes in Walworth County, the Russows knew they needed to do more: create a dementia friendly community.

The Dementia Friendly Community Initiative, Inc. works to identify, cultivate, and support other community leaders in developing strategies to achieve more dementia friendly communities. To do so, the Dementia Friendly Community Initiative provides accessible education resources, inclusive training programs, and emotional support.

“To be Dementia Friendly means that at least 50% of employees of a business have been trained to recognize the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and can properly interact and communicate with the individual,” says Eric Russow.

The Russows, along with their crew of volunteers, provide free training programs customized to each businesses, organizations, and individuals needs. Additionally, the Dementia Friendly Community Initiative offers support to caregivers, families, and individuals affected by the disease.

The Russows have trained staff at Old World Wisconsin, City of Elkhorn Police, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Police, and The Walworth County Visitors Bureau as well as other first responders, faith communities, and community government agencies.

“To be trained and recognized as a Dementia Friendly organization means that you are an open door and a smiling face ready to help alleviate some stresses that come with traveling and going about life with a loved one affected by this disease,” says Bernadette, “Why wouldn’t you want to be a welcoming organization to all residents in your community?”

“This training is becoming more and more important as the county’s population grows older. By helping people understand what dementia is and how it affects families, we can make a difference,” said Eric.

Recently, the DFCI announced their plans to launch the Cycling Without Age Program. Cycling Without Age will provide the opportunity for those with mobility issues the joy and vitality of enjoying the outdoors and various community programs that they are not currently able to enjoy via tri-shaw electric-assisted cargo bike. The bikes are safe, equipped with a seatbelt and driven by a trained and certified volunteer pilot.

To learn more about the DFCI, visit their website at DFCWalworth.org.