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“Fine dining in the north woods” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kimball Inn

Kimball Inn
Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Hurley
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Beloit, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fine dining in the north woods”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

We have eaten at the Kimball Inn three times now. This is a wonderful gem just outside Hurley,WI and if you are in the area you must check it out. I have had a rib eye, a filet and the spaghetti with clams for entries and calamari and the duck legs for appetizers. The spaghetti with clams was "Italian Nana" good and the best I have had in yrs. The steaks are high quality meat and cooked perfectly. The owners father is there nightly and he greets guests and makes you feel like you are at home. His son is not just a cook. He is a CHEF and has worked in larger markets such as Chicago. He is skilled at using in season, local products. This is the supper club experience taken to a higher level.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank kittycat1963
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Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unexpected Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

I have to say I have eaten in a lot of fine dining restaurants and this one is one of the best!
This place is a charming small country restaurant, with unexpectedly great food.
The staff and owner were friendly attentive and prompt with service.
The food was well portioned and very well prepared and presented in an appealing way on the plate.

There is a great selection of meals to choose from with a large selection of side dishes to choose from as well. Many of the sides are unique and awesome items that are a far cry from the ordinary. It is very apparent that whoever is preparing the food is very good at what they do and takes pride in giving the customers a very satisfying dining experience.

The little extras like a few unexpected onion rings and colorful garnishes on the plate all say "I care how this looks AND tastes"

Thank you for caring enough to do such a great job at what you do.

p.s. the ribs are awesome!!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank s h
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Oostburg, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

This was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had! We overhead someone at the hotel recommending this place as they were talking to someone else. We thought we would try it. The place is a bit small and outside of town, but it is very cozy inside. The service was excellent, the food had huge portions and great prices. We wished we lived closer to frequent this place on a regular basis. The steak and shrimp was done to perfection, as were the ribs that my boyfriend had. We will definitely go back on our next visit!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Kim E
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Hurley, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Kimball Inn Revisited”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

After asking for dinner recommendations and once again being told Kimball Inn was excellent, we did some further digging for reviews. We visited in 12/11, and had a really bad experience. Upon pulling up Tripadvisor, 43 others rated the restaurant as a four or five, one had given it a three, and we were the ONLY one who scored it as a one. Hmmm. Perhaps it is worth revisiting?? Indeed it was. We had a very enjoyable meal there this evening, service was wonderful. It truly does deserve a five. We will be back! Just wish I could delete my bad review!

  • Visited March 2014
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3 Thank Trish C
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Should have gone here first!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

We have gone to many different restaurants in this area but we're never able to find something we really liked, spending too much money for mediocre food. Tonight we found this place and wow! truly amazing food. They have a wide variety of options from steak to freshwater fish. Place was busy but service was great. Recommended to anyone!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank mfremstad5
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