“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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Come 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
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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.
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