“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.
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Madison Restaurant Week has quickly become one of the city’s most popular culinary traditions.
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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