“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
Join us for a very special evening Thursday October 20th 6pm.
Enjoy 5 courses of amazing dishes paired with the perfect choice of Dry Creek Vineyard Wines!
Space is Limited – Reserve your spot today!
We have booked all our bands for every Thursday and Saturday nights this summer! You can check out who’s playing on the live music page! We’re looking forward to a great summer!
Mariner’s is celebrating 50 years! We would love for you to go to the Mariner’s Memories page on our website and tell us your favorite memory. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. Let’s all wish Mariner’s a happy 50th and know that we could not do it without the support of our guests. Thank you and stay tuned for our special 50th Anniversary deals we will have for you this fall.
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