“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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Captain Bills (608) 831-7327
The Nau-Ti-Gal (608) 246-3130
The Mariners Inn (608) 246-3120
Betty Lou Cruises (608) 608-246-3138
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We are now taking reservations for Thursday, February 11th – Sunday, February 14th for Valentines Dinner. Steak and Lobster for 2 – $50, Prime Rib and Lobster for 2 – $50 and Twin Tails – $29.99. All come with a FREE glass of champagne, make your reservations now by calling 608-246-3130
One of your favorite events is coming soon. Join us on Monday, March 14th for the 4th Annual von Rutenberg Ventures Email Club “Thank You” Party! This is one of our most anticipated events. You make a reservation in advance and pay at the door on the night. more >
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