“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 Friday night Feature for August 26th

Alaskan Halibut with brown butter buerre blanc

and Brussels sprouts, squash, Porta Bella and Crimini mushrooms

and roasted pears.

Customer Appreciation Day at Nau-Ti-Gal – Sunday August 21st

There is nobody that von Rutenberg Ventures (Betty Lou Cruises, Mariner’s Waterfront Restaurant, Captain Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant and Westport Marine) appreciates more, more >

Mariner’s Summer Music Series Every Saturday

Mariner’s will be featuring live music outside on Saturday nights all summer long. Ron Denson will be playing this Saturday,  August 13th. Music will start at 6:30 p.m. weather permitting.