“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

Summer Restaurant Week 2017

It’s that time of year again for a special way to get familiar with Madison local restaurants.  Captain Bill’s is pleased to be a part of Restaurant Week for the last 10 years plus!  

Madison Restaurant Week runs from July 23rd through July 30th at Captain Bill’s and is pleased to offer the following 3-course menu

Captain Bill's Restaurant Week Menu Summer 2017

Captain Bill’s Restaurant Week Menu Summer 2017

Madison Magazine’s Summer Taste

For NTG 57Come join Madison Magazine, Singer/Songwriter Eric Fleming, and your favorite Nau-Ti-Gal crew Monday, August 7th from 6:00-9:00 pm for Madison Magazine’s Sixth annual Summer Taste! We’ll play host as you sample our regionally famous summer cocktails and food, all while listening to Eric Fleming! For more info click here

Sunday and Monday at Mariner’s

downloadSunday Surf & Turf

Top Sirloin and Lobster with your choice of soup or salad for just $29.99

(Not valid for group functions)