“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

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!

Madison Magazine’s Summer Taste

For NTG 57Come join Madison Magazine, The Mascot Theory, and your favorite Nau-Ti-Gal crew Monday, August 8th from 6:00-9:00 pm for Madison Magazine’s fifth annual Summer Taste! We’ll play host as you sample our regionally famous summer cocktails and food, all while listening to The Mascot Theory! For more info click here

Mariner’s Restaurant Week Starts Sunday, July 17th – 24th

Madison RWClick here for Dinner Menu

Call 608-246-3120 to make your reservations

Price includes one first course, one entree, and one dessert.

Beverage, tax and gratuity not included. No splitting or sharing.