“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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Features for Friday Night

Beer Battered Haddock

Beer Battered Haddock

Features for 10/17/2014:

Appetizer Features:

Lobster Bites
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 Flatbread
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.

Entree Features:

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

Costume Party! October 31st, 8-11 pm.

For NTG 22If your costume idea blows everyone else’s out of the water, it could pay off BIG time! 1st place in our costume contest takes home a $100 gift certificate to our restaurant! There will be prizes for 2nd & 3rd place as well. Live Music by Baby Rocket, and some amazing drink specials like The Vampire’s Kiss for $6, $5 Boo Berry Scream, $5 Black Cats, $3 Zombie Shots, & $2 Cabo Shots!

Alaskan King Crab Legs Back at Mariner’s for a Limited Time

crabAlaskan 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!