Lake Mills Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lake Mills

April 14, 2018 Vergie Nakamoto

Lake Mills is a city in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 5,708 at the 2010 census. The city is located partially within the Town of Lake Mills.
Things to do in Lake Mills

1. Water House

132 E Lake St, Lake Mills, WI 53551-1605 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast SGD 3 - SGD 13 +1 920-945-0660
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Water House

Water house is a coffeehouse, bistro, and entertainment+education space in lake mills, wi offering tasty foods, crafted in-house from scratch, using local and organic ingredients. Relax and nourish yourself for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and event dinners. Savor our artisanal breads, croissants, pastries, wheat-free foods, and pies. Or browse our ever-growing market of wisconsin's best local products, from coffee and flours to beers. Join our baking/cooking classes, art events, and music.

Reviewed By Trinity100 - Dodge Co., Wisconsin

This coffee house/cafe is a great spot! It's worth the trip into the downtown area from the interstate -- only an extra five minutes of driving and it is soooo worth it. Expansive coffee drink menu, divine bakery (including gluten free offerings!), lovely salads, quiche,...MoreSo kind of you to review us! Thank you. Glad that you enjoy.

2. Timber Creek Pizza Co.

134 E Lake St, Lake Mills, WI 53551-1605 Seating Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 920-648-4277
Excellent
44%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Reviewed By Dean B - Cambridge, Wisconsin

We live about 10 to 15 minutes away from Lake Mills and make it a point to stop here a few times every summer. Sadly, we don’t get here more often, as it’s not in a direction that we normally travel, otherwise we’d be here much more!

The sandwiches are fantastic! The bread is always fresh, and there are good amounts of all the ingredients. They’re always made when you order, so it takes a bit longer, but the wait is worth it. Each sandwich comes with it’s own special set of toppings, as well as some standard toppings, so be sure to read the menu description carefully to make sure you order it how you want it. Omissions and additions have never been a problem for us, even for my sometimes picky-eater kids.

The ice cream is absolutely delicious! They have around 15 to 20 different flavors (rough estimate), and we have yet to find one that isn’t great! My favorite is the Fat Elvis, and last night I converted my oldest daughter to that flavor, as well! My wife loves the Birthday Cake flavor, and my younger daughter can’t get enough of the Blue Moon! Our two year old boy will eat anything, so long as it’s ice cream.

We’ve never had the pizza, but, having working in a pizza restaurant for nearly 10 years when I was younger, it certainly looks good and like they’re know what they’re doing.

As some other reviewers have noted, the service is a little slow at times, but while that’s the case, I’ve never seen that to be for any reason other than they’re busy. The staff is always friendly and busy, working as quickly as they can to get the food prepared and out to the customers. To me, the wait is worth it.

They have a decently sized dining area, with high and low, "timber" style tables, and some nice nature themed murals on the walls. They also do a good amount of carry-out business. They also have kids sizes of sandwiches and ice cream.

3. The Grist Bar & Table

103 S Main St, Lake Mills, WI 53551-1613 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 920-945-2122
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

The Grist Bar & Table

Reviewed By kate290518 - Madison, Wisconsin

We stopped for dinner on a Thursday night. I had an excellent Mushroom-Swiss burger. The burger was very flavorful. My husband had the brisket dinner. He meant to order the brisket sandwich, but not realizing that there was both a brisket sandwich and entree (he didn't look any farther on the menu), he didn't say the word sandwich when ordering. He said it was very good and he may have to go back soon to compare the sandwich. The draft beer selection was interesting - breweries we were familiar with, but not necessarily the most popular beers from those breweries. Service was friendly. Our server kept our water glasses full, which is always a plus. The restaurant is in an old historic building and is very attractive. We chose to sit at a high top table in the bar rather than in the dining room. Our only complaint is that the stools don't have backs, so they weren't very comfortable.

4. Blue Moon

117 S Main St, Lake Mills, WI 53551-1613 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Italian, American, Pizza Dinner +1 920-648-3405
Excellent
48%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

Reviewed By Wiscmom2 - Appleton, WI

I have this a 5 because the pizza was amazing. This place has old beer stuff on wall. The pizza are rectangular and fire oven. So good!!! Waitress was so good and friendly. When we come back to ride bikes next year-we will be back.

5. James J Chocolate Shop Central

680 Enterprise Dr, Lake Mills, WI 53551-1767 +1 920-648-3334
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By Paula D - Janesville, United States

We made our 1st visit to James J today and it was delightful! We were offered tastings so our first sample was the chocolate covered potato chips. Oh my goodness! Sweet and salty all in one bite. Delish! The clerk took plenty of time to explain the chocolates, the history of the recWe shall ripes, and much, much more. We left with about $35.00 worth of deliciousness to enjoy later! Great place. We shall return!

6. Doyle's Dogs

337 E Lake St, Lake Mills, WI 53551-1641 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Lunch +1 920-723-7640
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 16 reviews

Doyle's Dogs

Reviewed By Tom H - Watertown, Wisconsin

We drove past Doyle's about a hundred times before we were smart enough to stop for lunch one day. We shouldn't have waited, and we will visit again. Great atmosphere, color, ambiance, camaraderie--and pretty good sandwiches to boot. Obviously Doyle's is a seasonal opportunity, so go while it is warm out. No winter dining. We will visit again, or maybe I already said that.

7. El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

102 E Madison St, Lake Mills, WI 53551-1657 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 920-648-2985
Excellent
41%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By Jeff B - Prior Lake, Minnesota

I ate here due to the #1 status in Trip advisor. Service was poor, but the restaurant was quite busy. The chips were quite good. However the burrito was almost inedible due to the crazy high salt content. I would have sent it back but I was never asked how it was. Terrible food, a disgrace to Mexican food.

8. Ming's Garden

113 W Lake St, Lake Mills, WI 53551-1514 Takeout, Buffet, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 +1 920-648-6350
Excellent
39%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Reviewed By Kenneth D

Was seated fast place was clean. Was treated to very friendly service food was prepared quickly and good. Staff made sure drinks were always full and treated us well . was overall a great dining experience.

9. The Cafe on the Park

131 N Main St, Lake Mills, WI 53551-1609 (Formerly Anne's Cafe on the Park) Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 920-648-1100
Excellent
34%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

The Cafe on the Park

Reviewed By Mamiya7 - Sycamore, Illinois

When traveling between Milwaukee and Madison WI, I try to stop here for breakfast. Two persons can get a hearty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, hash browns, toast, and decent coffee for around $20 plus tip. It has a a true small-town feel with many historic properties. The people are exceptionally nice and very forgiving if you do something awkward like spill your glass of water.

10. Hering's Sand Bar and Grill

345 Sandy Beach Rd, Lake Mills, WI 53551-1850 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 920-648-3227
Excellent
34%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Hering's Sand Bar and Grill

Reviewed By Wisconsinbiker - Markesan, Wisconsin

My wife asked me where I'd like to go for lunch on my birthday, and having heard about Hering's from a friend we decided to give it a try. We arrived about 1 p.m. and all the out side tables were taken so we waited inside with a vodka Mt.Dew. We ordered our food and it arrived in no time, both the bartender and waitress were very polite and were right their to serve us. Shortly after our food arrived a table opened up outside and we took it. Sitting by the water on a sunny Labor Day was very nice. Lots of people using the lake one more time before cooler weather sets in.
I had the smothered chicken w/chips and my wife had a cheeseburger and fries. Both were done perfectly and we were full when finished.
Fair prices, GREAT service and wonderful views will bring us back again next summer.
Starting Labor Day they are only open weekends till next summer.

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