“We’ll put sunshine in your smile and spring in your heart!” – Betty von Rutenberg
The start of von Rutenberg Ventures goes back to 1961 when Bill and Betty von Rutenberg struck out on their own and purchased the Nibble Nook. This tiny eight stool hamburger spot (on East Washington Avenue just off the square) soon became a hot spot for great burgers, fries and shakes. Many customers today still mention how they loved those Nibble Nook burgers.
News & Events
Captain Bill’s has added some amazing new dishes to their New Fall Menu with New Grill favorites, Sandwiches & Burgers, Creamy Pasta Dishes Plus new treasure for the Kids! Eat in or Take it to go!
Yes, that’s correct!! We are now in our Holiday Bonus Season! For every $100 in gift certificates you buy, you will receive $75 in FREE bonus gift certificates. Click here for more information and to order online or stop in the Nau-Ti-Gal, Mariners Inn,or Captain Bill’s!
Buy $100 in Gift Certificates, Get $75 in BONUS CERTIFICATES! For each purchase of $100 in gift certificates, you will receive a $25 bonus certificate* for one of von Rutenberg Ventures dining establishments and a $50 bonus certificate* for a 2017 Public Betty Lou Cruise. Available online, by phone, or at Mariner’s, Captain Bill’s, or Nau-Ti-Gal.
Casual Waterfront Restaurant
Fresh Seafood and More
Betty Lou Cruises
Private Charters and Public Cruises since 1998
Boat Slip Rentals at Mariners & NauTiGal since 1982
Von Rutenberg Ventures
Waterfront hospitality and Development
5339 Lighthouse Bay Dr. Madison, WI 53704
Open daily at 4:30 Dinner 500 Mon- Thurs
Dinner 4:30 Friday-Sunday
Good at Mariners, Nautigal, Captain Bill's,
and Betty Lou Cruises