“The Boathouse on Lake Minocqua” is a multi-faceted waterfront business with primary emphasis on bar and dining. The main bar and dining room serve lunch and dinner daily. Featured within this room is one of the Northwood’s most beautiful and historic bars! Made by the Brunswick company in the late 1800’s, this amazing work of art was purchased and installed by the Bosacki family upon rebuilding the restaurant in 1972, after the extensive fire burned down most of the facility. The beauty of this incredible bar is outshone only by the expansive views of Lake Minocqua. The bar and dining room have been set up so that every seat in the house has a lake view, so there is not an undesirable seat in the house! Both lunch and dinner menus feature a wonderful selection of sandwiches, soups, appetizers, salads and entrees. The dinner menu leans towards steak, ribs, and seafood, with featured pasta dishes, many of which are our own creations! Many evenings you will find some of the top piano players and entertainers in the area performing on the baby grand, including one of the owners, Gary Ruschmeyer and his old friend Don Penfield. Don has been a resident of Minocqua for decades and a fixture in the 80’s performing at “The Boathouse”, and we welcome him back!
Within the lower level of the facility is another bar and kitchen area which serves our outdoor, waterfront deck area. The menu featured is much a more casual fare, featuring homemade pizza, subs, hot dogs, brats, and burgers, all which can be prepared as take-out for the boater on the go! Also located on this level is an ice cream parlor for the kids, or the kid in you, and an arcade to entertain the youngsters.
Last, but not least, is a fabulous t-shirt and gift store, and a pontoon cruise and rental area! Many new services are planned as we develop the facility over the next few years.
We look forward to entertaining all of you and your families and hope to become part of your Northwoods tradition!
Gary and Marysue Rushmeyer, Bill Fricke, and their entire staff!