Kenosha to host first Restaurant Week

As we gear up for the start of Chicago Restaurant Week, I was excited to see that Kenosha is starting a restaurant week of their own. So, once you've explored some of the great eateries in Chicago over the next two weeks, consider hopping over the border to check out restaurant week in Kenosha. I definitely recommend Franks Diner...and the garbage plate! Here's all the details:

Downtown Kenosha Restaurant Week 
Makes Its Debut February 14-22

Discover a delectable dining scene near the shores of Lake Michigan in Downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin! Enjoy nine days of culinary adventure as you explore an array of restaurants offering delicious multi-course meals at tasty savings! The inaugural Downtown Kenosha Restaurant Week takes place February 14-22, 2015.
From elegant bistros to throwback diners, it’s a fun and delicious opportunity to explore Downtown Kenosha! Restaurants will offer special, fixed price menus for Breakfast ($10), Lunch ($10) and Dinner ($20 & $30). Plus there will be Sweets & Treats specials at specialty food shops. No tickets or coupons are required. Just visit a participating restaurant and ask for the Restaurant Week menu.

The participating restaurants and food shops are: Ashling on the Lough, Captain Mike's Beer & Burger Bar, Franks Diner, Harborside Common Grounds, Kaiser’s Pizza & Pub, Linnea Bakery, Mangia Wine Bar, Mike's Chicken & Donuts, Robin's Nest Cakery, Sandy's Popper, Sazzy B, Scoops Ice Cream, Sol D'Licious Café, TG's Restaurant & Pub, The Coffee Pot, Trolley Dogs, and Wine Knot Bar & Bistro. Visit for menus and more.
And that’s not all! Restaurant Week diners are invited to:
  • Dine & Win: Share your Restaurant Week adventures on Instagram and you can win dining gift cards! Visit the above website to learn more.
  • Dine & Stay: Make a weekend of it (or plan a mid-week getaway) to enjoy great food and great Kenosha sights! Check out the website for special Restaurant Week hotel rates and ideas for more fun in the Kenosha Area.
  • Dine & Give: Bring a donation of non-perishable food items when you visit any participating business during Restaurant Week to benefit Kenosha’s Shalom Center Food Pantry.
Downtown Kenosha Restaurant Week is presented by the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (KACVB), Downtown Kenosha, Inc., and Wisconsin Department of Tourism, and supported by local media partners: Kenosha News and AM1050 WLIP.

For more information about Downtown Kenosha Restaurant Week, visit: For more information about visiting the Kenosha Area, log on to the KACVB’s website:

The KACVB can also be reached at  (262) 654-7307 or (800) 654-7309. Follow Visit Kenosha on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube to receive updates about events and more. Kenosha’s I-94 Visitor Information Center is located at the southeast corner of I-94 and Hwy. 165, while the Downtown Center is located at 812 - 56th Street.