Make Plans for Kenosha Restaurant Week February 2 - 10

For Chicagoans, Kenosha is an easy destination just a short drive over the northern border. We love making the trip there in the summer to visit beaches, attend festivals and ride the electric streetcar, in the winter for the tubing hill at Wilmot Mountain and shopping and any time of year to check out the museums. Another reason to visit any time of year is to eat. 

Kenosha has a great, eclectic mix of eateries - casual to upscale, for a quick bite or a long lingering experience, for sweet or savory, with several ethnic specialties to choose from. And Kenosha Restaurant Week is the perfect time to try out some new dining spots.

Taking place from February 2 - 10 and featuring more than 30 restaurants, multi-course special fixed-price menus will be offered during the nine-day celebration. Enjoy breakfast or brunch for $10, lunch for $10 and Dinner for $20 or $30. No coupons or apps needed. Just show up and select from the restaurant week menu. I'm planning out an overnight to visit Kenosha and hit several spots in two days.

The restaurant week is a pretty new thing that started 3 years ago and I love to see tourism offices and convention and visitor bureaus put these food events together. The Kenosha Convention & Visitors Bureau has organized the Kenosha Restaurant Week and the event will also help support local non-profit organizations which provide food and essential services to those in need in the community. 

Some of the participating spots are The Brat Stop, Bristol 45 Diner, Boat House Pub & Eatery, Casa Capri, Hobnob Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, Iguana Wana Mexian Grill and Tequila Bar, Mikes Chicken and Doughnut Bar and Franks Diner. For a full list and to view menus, go to

Bristol 45 Diner

Fried cheese curds at The Brat Stop

The Garbage Plate at Franks Diner