“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

Progressive Dining & Poker Run

Monday, August 10thblc 

This 4.5 hour Betty Lou Cruise incorporates

all 3 Von Rutenberg Restaurants

With a drink at the Nau-Ti-Gal then

light appetizers aboard the Betty Lou.

Next we will stop for dinner and wine at Captain Bills!

We will Return to Mariner’s Inn for Dessert and Coffee.

All while trying to put together the winning Poker hand.

$65 includes tax and tip

Book here! (LINK TO http://bettyloucruises.com/cruisedetails.php?CruiseID=1668)

Customer Appreciation at the Nau-Ti-Gal

nig fb picSunday, August 16th from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

FREE FOOD, Great drink specials

FREE live music provided by The Change

Raffle and Silent Auction, proceeds go to the Dane County Marine and Trail Enforcement


Winey and Crabby Wednesday and Succulent Saturday at Mariner’s

crabAlaskan King Crab Legs at Mariner’s on Winey and Crabby Wednesday are available a la carte so you can customize your entree  the way you like. There is also discounted wine by the glass or $5 off a bottle.  On Succulent Saturday  you can order a full pound as your entree more >