By and large, there’s no need to sell Chicagoans on the pleasures of Lake Geneva. A popular Wisconsin resort town that’s 80 miles northwest of the city, its lakeside location and rustic charm has long drawn Illinois residents seeking an idyllic retreat. The late Hugh Hefner in 1968 even chose the area for his first Playboy resort. That club is now long gone, but visitors are devoted to Lake Geneva’s other dining institutions: restaurants and bars develop passionate followings over decades, some for even more than a century. From upscale steaks and surf and turf to lakeside fish fries and locally roasted coffee, visitors will find plenty of delights for diners of all ages.
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