By and large, there’s no need to sell Chicagoans on the pleasures of Lake Geneva. A popular Wisconsin resort city 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 the city is devoted about its dining institutions: restaurants and bars develop passionate followings over decades, and even centuries. 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. Here are Eater Chicago’s picks for some of the best spots to eat and drink Lake Geneva.
Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers.Read More