“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 Bill’s Summer Music Series

Music-on-the-Deck-at-Captain-BillsOur Summer Music Series is ready to rock!  Come join us on the deck and enjoy a variety of talented acts!

Check out the line up on our Music page!  It’s going to be a fun summer!

Summer Restaurant Week at Nau-Ti-Gal

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Welcome All Food Lovers! Share your experience using #RWMadison!

Madison Restaurant Week has quickly become one of the city’s most popular culinary traditions.

Mark your calendars for this year’s Summer Restaurant Week!

Sunday, July 17th – Sunday, July 24th, 2016 more >

Mariner’s Summer Music Series Every Saturday

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