BOOM! Here it is…the oldest restaurant in all of Wisconsin: The Red Circle Inn in Nashotah, a suburb of Milwaukee. We pop into this place on our way to Milwaukee primarily out of curiosity and some hope of an old-world-charm experience, but what we find is a totally refurbished place that is now a somewhat respected dining spot for suburbanites looking for some tasty food and good drink served up in a calm environment. In fact, it is so calm here that I would call it somewhat staid. . .they play songs like “That’s Amore!” and “I’ve Got You Under My Thumb” on the sound system plus lots of other old Sinatra recordings for the reserved crowd. . .oh boy!
Fortunately, the food they serve here is delicious. . .we do a bunch of small plates and then get the heck out of dodge. Some of the snacks that we gobble include escargots, scallops wrapped in bacon, Manhattan clam chowder (a Friday specialty), and crab cakes. . .all skillfully cooked and served with a smile–niiiice! If the vibe and atmosphere were more fun, then we would have had more fun here. . .nevertheless, it is an honor to sample some food in Wisconsin’s Oldest Restaurant–in operation for over 150 years–and we hope that they continue to enjoy success out here in the suburbs of Milwaukee for at least another 150 years. . .jaaaa!!
I send you steady-as-she-goes vibes from The Red Circle Inn in Nashotah, Wisconsin. . .feel them. . .they will help you stay on the straight-and-narrow today.
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It’s lovely out there.