“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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Lobster Tail meat is hand breaded and deep fried to a golden crisp and served with Remoulade sauce and a side of Sweet Chili sauce. 13.99
Sautéed Black Mussels
½ pound of Black Mussels sautéed in white wine, garlic, butter, lemon and accompanied by grilled baguettes with olive oil. 9.99
Shrimp, spinach, tomato, garlic and mozzarella on a 7” flatbread. 9.99
Featured Soup: 4.49-Cup 7.49 Bowl
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Rich and hearty, this soup is packed with Potato, Cheese, Bacon and topped with sour cream, cheese and scallions.
Pan Seared Scallops with Corn, Bacon and Avocado Relish
4 of our jumbo scallops are grilled on our flattop to perfection and served on our Corn, Bacon and Avocado relish. Starts with your choice of soup or house salad and served with Green Bean Almondine and choice of starch. 27.99
Grilled Rainbow Trout with Shrimp & Crab salsa
A fresh caught, 8oz. Rushing Waters Rainbow Trout from Palmyra, WI, grilled and topped with a house-made salsa of Crab & Shrimp with corn, tomato and bacon. Starts with your choice of soup or house salad and served with Green Bean Almondine and choice of starch. 24.99
Captain’s Combo Steak with Crab Stuffed Portabella Mushroom
Your choice of 16oz. KC Strip, 14oz. T-Bone or 8oz. Top Sirloin is topped with a colossal portabella mushroom stuffed with crab meat and our cheese 3 cheese blend, baked and covered with a Marsala cream sauce.
8oz. Top Sirloin 25.99
14oz. T-Bone 32.99
16oz. KC Strip 32.99
Captain Bill’s Fish Fry
Half a pound of our beer battered, deep-fried Haddock fillets served with choice of starch, Cole slaw, tartar sauce and lemon. 12.99
Bluegill Fish Fry 17.99
We want to save you the hassle of having to plan everything yourself this holiday season. Let us work with you to come up with the best party idea. We can accommodate up to 50 people for sit down dinners, & 100 people for cocktail/appetizer parties. Buffet, and special menu items available as well. Be sure to give Gayle a call to schedule your next Holiday Party with us.
Alaskan King Crab Legs are Back at Mariner’s for a Limited Time! Order a full pound as your entree or add a half pound to any one of our fabulous steaks. Come out soon and enjoy the succulent sweet deliciousness that will take the chill out of any fall day!
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