Home to 1,000 lakes and incredible attractions, Washburn County, Wisconsin attracts tourists every season. Whether exploring the county’s trails or enjoying time at one of the stunning resorts, you will likely work up an appetite. 

Speaking of incredible resorts, Heartwood Resort is the best in Washburn County, and for a reason! Our resort is a wilderness paradise in a resort setting. Nestled in 700 acres of pristine wilderness, we offer all there is to relax and explore in Northwestern Wisconsin. 

Of course, you also want to treat yourself to the best dining experiences available when taking a resort vacation. Many visitors wonder, “where do the locals go?” when choosing the best in Washburn County for dining. 

Here are our top five must-try restaurants in Washburn County. 

Pine Brook Farm

Reservations are often needed for this hidden gem of a restaurant in Washburn County. It is a converted farmhouse turned restaurant located in Spooner, Wisconsin. Popular items on the menu at Pine Brook Farm include the Canadian walleye and homemade desserts. 

The only downside is the WiFi at the restaurant. Most of it needs to be used to run credit cards, so they don’t release the password. All the more reason to put down the technology and enjoy the experience! 

The restaurant truly offers farm-based selections. All meat is non-GMO and grass-fed. Much of it is locally raised. 

The large menu offers a variety of options. It is a lovely experience; they even host weddings and wine-tasting events. Visitors love dining outdoors in the summer to enjoy the outdoor bar. 

All staff is wearing masks, and you may contact the restaurant before dining for service changes implemented for COVID-19 safety. 

Hub’s Riverbend Restaurant and Bar

One diner noted, “I’m not kidding, it was the best Reuben I’ve ever had“! The Reuben’s are not the only reason this restaurant is popular with the locals. Hub’s Riverbend Restaurant and Bar is located in Trego, Wisconsin, just a hop-skip-and a jump-away from Heartwood Resort. 

This restaurant in Washburn County is known for its variety of burgers. Some of the burger options are unlike anywhere else! Options include: 

  • Peanut Butter Bacon Burger- Dressed with the obvious: peanut butter and bacon! 
  • Chicago Burger- With provolone, pepper jack cheese, roast beef, giardiniera peppers, and au jus
  • Brooklyn Burger- With corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and thousand islands

Of course, they offer more traditional burgers that are mouth-watering as well! 

Hub’s Riverbend is currently open, and you may contact them directly for any COVID-19 restriction concerns. 

Round Man Brewing Company

Hipsters love breweries, and this taproom is no exception. Round Man Brewing Company is one of the most popular new hangouts in Northwestern Wisconsin. It is an industrial, modern-day speakeasy! 

The Churchill family opened this pub in November 2018 to bring exceptional craft beers to Spooner, Wisconsin. The brewery is home to 13 original brews unique to the taproom, incredible food, and good company. 

The brewery is taking COVID-19 safety seriously. Tables are distanced apart, hand sanitizer is available to diners at each table, and all staff are wearing masks. 

Jesse’s Diner

No northwestern Wisconsin visit is complete without visiting a diner. If you want a delightful dining experience in Washburn County, visit Jesse’s Diner. 

Note if you want to visit this restaurant, be sure to check the hours of operation. Jesse’s Diner is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Jesse’s Diner does offer takeout, but delivery is not available at this time. 

So why do locals love Jesse’s Diner? The service is exceptional! The diner is often busy, but they do their best to care for their customers! 

Jesse’s Diner is where you go for breakfast. Try their gigantic pancakes, build-your-own omelet, or one of their breakfast platters. They even have strawberry waffles (extra yum)!

Jesse’s Diner is in Trego, Wisconsin, so it is a perfect visit when spending time at Heartwood Resort. Try it the morning after your hiking adventure! 

Denies Pizza

If you are looking for the top pizza restaurant in Washburn County, look no further than Denelies Pizza. 

 One simple word summaries the pizza: “Fabulous”!

Local favorites include the garlic cheese bread, chicken ranch pizza, or the meat lovers pizza. It is a pizza joint, so there are few options other than pizza. They have chicken and a few sandwich options for the picky eaters! 

 Denies offers both takeout and delivery within a five-mile radius. Denies Pizza is located in Spooner, Wisconsin. Diners have noted social distancing guidelines are in place if you are looking to enjoy an in-house dining experience. 

Other Great Restaurants in Washburn County

Washburn County has come a long way to offer dining experiences for its tourists. There are a few other amazing restaurants that are worth visiting if in the area: 

  • Spooner Family Restaurant
  • Prime Bar Family Dining
  • Tracks Bar and Family Dining
  • Corner House Pub
  • Twin Oaks Bar and Restaurant

It’s time to plan your next getaway to Washburn County so you can experience food, fun, and more!

Complete Your Visit to Washburn County With a Stay at Heartwood Resort 

It’s time to rethink vacations for the family. Consider moving away from beach destinations, and take a look at local experiences that offer more! 

You do not need to travel far or by plane to have memorable, relaxing getaways for the weekend. At Heartwood Resort, we can offer wilderness beauty in a private paradise resort setting. 

We are certainly open and accommodating during the pandemic. We are implementing safety measures. Our fitness center, hot tub, and the Pinewood Lodge Restaurant are currently closed. We have implemented a COVID-19 Wellbeing Plan to keep you and all visitors safe during this time. 

At Heartwood Resort, we are dedicated to meeting your expectations by providing exceptional customer service. We have the ideal location for your next getaway, vacation, group meeting, or future wedding. Contact us today for more information or to plan your next adventure!