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“Wasn't satisfied”
Review of Norm's Hideaway

Norm's Hideaway
Ranked #34 of 45 Restaurants in Fort Atkinson
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Rockford IL
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wasn't satisfied”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Stopped in and had dinner on a Saturday night. In Wisconsin Saturday means Prime Rib so that is what we ordered. We should have stuck to bar food. First you seat yourself, after awhile no one showed up at the table to take a drink order. We were informed that you go to the bar to place drink and food orders. No waitress. Worried I asked the bartender if the prime rib was fresh and cut to order. She insured it was cut to order. Our two medium rare prime rib orders came out ash gray all the way through. The au gratins appeared to be boxed hash browns with a cheese sauce mixed in. For a bar by the lake it was ok, but it wasn't a supper club by any means. Most of the business appears to be boaters off the lake as it is tucked away and almost impossible to find by car.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank jim j
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  • English first
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Long wait for Bar Food?”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

I was by myself and waited 45 minutes plus for Fish Fry. I ordered the Parmesan Baked Cod for $14.99??? It had good flavor but it was cheap twice frozen cod and it was dry. I feel way overpriced for the quality.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Dissapointment53531
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We come here a lot with the kids!”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We have a seasonal site at Jellstone Park in Ft. Atkinson. We enjoy coming on Friday night for the fish frys, but have also come on Satuday's as well. All the food is great. My daughter is partial to the hamburgers. My husband LOVES the fish frys! This place is always busy, and the staff is casual and very friendly. Remember to bring cash, as they don't accept Credit Cards (but Norm does have an ATM if you need it). Love the "cabin-like" atmosphere and they have a nice deck to enjoy the outdoors. Bathroom is always clean. Keep up the good work!

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Carin K
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Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Norm tone it down and bit and start working instead of talking!”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

We went there for breakfast! Don't expect Perkins! It is a bar, You might as well mosey up to the bar and get a drink!That being said the food was very good. Norm should stop talking and start helping his wait staff. We know it's going to be a long wait! It's noisy enough in there without you flapping your yap!

Visited July 2013
Thank linnette1953
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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bar food at its best”
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Friendly service and good hot food. Has specials at times and brings in the people. On the lake so some boat traffic and a plane has been know to fly in and park at the dock. Nice place in the summer to have a cold one and sandwich on the deck.Great "backwoods" feel like your at your cabin.

Return trip? Oh yeah !!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Joe H
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