8 must-do restaurants if you’re in Sheboygan for the Ryder Cup
1. Trattoria Stefano
522 S. EIGHTH STREET, SHEBOYGAN, 920-452-8455
This unpretentious place for rustic Italian cuisine is one of Wisconsin’s best restaurants. It’s the kind of cohesive rock star place where you’re pretty much guaranteed a good meal. Try the chicken stuffed with truffle butter under the skin, the osso buco with Strauss veal shank and saffron risotto, or the casarecce pasta topped with an Italian sausage / ground beef stew (a sauce recipe that comes from the grandmother of the owner). Stefano’s siblings Il Ritrovo and Duke of Devon are also on this list and rightly so. Open Monday to Saturday for dinner. $ 7.95 to $ 48.95.
2. Tavern on Woodlake
725E CHEMIN WOODLAKE, KOHLER, 920-452-3888
The one-year-old, who overlooks Wood Lake at The Shops at Woodlake, made the news last spring when he announced the arrival of chef Thomas Hauck, who first became known at MKE when he possessed c. 1880 at Walker’s Point. The menu here is a mix of wood-fired dishes and comfort food, among which you can select thin crust pizzas, a hamburger, a lamb osso buco, a pan-seared and roasted rainbow trout, chipotle sweet potato tacos and more. Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. $ 5- $ 43.
3. It Ritrovo
515 S. EIGHTH STREET, SHEBOYGAN, 920-803-7516
One of four state-certified Neapolitan-style pizzerias (certified, that is, by an organization called VPN Americas, which has strict guidelines), the casual and friendly space serves up pies to die for. Earth. If you’ve never had Neapolitan pizza before, this is a treat, let me tell you. The rind is soft and slightly charred on the edges with a decidedly moist environment. This is a good thing. The toppings are usually simple – peeled crushed tomato, fresh basil, buffalo mozzarella. Il Ritrovo gets a bit more chic with its toppings, and one of my favorites is Boscaiola, with mozzarella, truffle cheese, roast, pancetta, and roasted mushrooms. Open Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. $ 6.95 to $ 19.95.
2427, RD CALUMET, 920-395-2868
Small sharing plates are the theme here, and they are varied in their inspiration. Make a date with Korean cauliflower wings, banh mi tacos, Thai chicken dumplings, or Mexican street corn. There are even pizzas, curries and sandwiches. It is a gastronomic world tour. Open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday. $ 5- $ 17.
925 N. EIGHTH STREET, 920-459-8155
An old-fashioned timeline of dark woods and cushioned booths, this dining club serves excellent fried fish on Fridays. You want the luxury perch plate, which includes a trip to the salad bar. If fries aren’t for you, there are sandwiches, chicken platters, “From the Grill” items (pork chops, BBQ ribs, NY Strip) and a traditional German veal cutlet. The prime rib is the Saturday night special. Open for dinner every day. $ 9 to $ 57.
6. Duke of Devon
739 RIVERFRONT DRIVE, SHEBOYGAN, 920-458-7900
Are you ready to eat some English pub food? The duke is your place. Opt for the fish and chips with curried coleslaw and house fries or the cottage pie with root vegetables and beef stew. But you’ll be just as happy with a truffled mushroom burger or chicken tikka masala. Open Wednesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner; Sunday brunch too. $ 8 to $ 30.
7. Harry’s Prohibition Bistro
668 S. PIER DR., SHEBOYGAN, 920-451-9100
Like Il Ritrovo, Harry’s is known for its certified Neapolitan-style pizzas. And these 12-inch pies are beauties – from simple (topped with tomato sauce, homemade mozzarella, and fresh basil) to, well, less simple (the three aforementioned ingredients, plus mascarpone, garlic, sausage and the tomato). Harry’s also serves pasta and calzones. Open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner. $ 15 to $ 24.
8. The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery
6018 SUPERIOR AVE, KOHLER, 920-467-8599
Housed in a 130-year-old brick farmhouse, The Blind Horse is a new American joint with flavors inspired by Napa Valley. Starters range from Blind Horse burger to walleye, from pork osso buco to homemade pasta with “Napa” stew (with beef tenderloin and Italian sausage). And yes, the place also houses an on-site cellar, which hosts wine and cheese (and chocolate) pairings in its tasting room. Open Monday to Saturday for dinner. $ 6 to $ 34.