Re-Pete’s Saloon and Grill Review – Black River Falls, WI

Re-Pete’s Saloon and Grill Review

Black River Falls is a burg in Wisconsin on I-94, two hours from Minneapolis, two hours from Madison, and five, give or take, from Chicago.  It’s a hub for outdoor sports in all seasons, no matter your choice of Northwoods fun.  They also have one of six locations of casinos of the Ho-Chunk Nation. Their casinos are modern with all of your favorite games, restaurants, and value-priced hotel rooms. I made my semi-annual donation.

Re-Pete’s Saloon and Grill is located just south of the city center, on Wisconsin Highway 27.  I have no idea what the name means.  It’s a spacious building, with a separate dining room to the left of the door (not in use on this day), and a dining area to the right in the bar area.  The decor is the usual lit beer signs and sports nonsense.

(SIDEBAR)  OK, I just looked at their website and the name comes from that there used to be another joint in this building that was named “Pete’s.”  When you know, you know.

It’s a lengthy menu, with American fare, bar food favorites, dinner entrees, and the ubiquitous Friday nite fish fry (an upper midwest thing).  Couple of Mexican choices, too.

They were busy, in that the bar stools and every table were full.  Appeared to have three servers, young women, harried but trying to keep up.

My dinner companion went with a burger described as “BACON CRACK JAM” Topped with fried onions, melted Provolone cheese, Applewood smoked bacon and Jen’s homemade bacon crack jam. It was substantial and tasty with extruded fries on the side. (Why did someone think “bacon jam” had to be invented)?

I couldn’t pass up the Lake Perch, found on so few restaurant menus. Other fish choices were trout or catfish filets.  Tough decision for me.  And it took a while to be served, but the wait was worth it, five crispy breaded fillets. There was a place further down I-90 called “Blue Gilley’s” that I liked to stop at, a lot of dishes with Blue Gill fish.  Didn’t make it through the pandemic, tho. Read about it anyway, and learn about my dad’s love of fish for every meal.

Stayed overnight at the Comfort Inn, my current value loyalty choice, nice complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool and spa.  Everything was neat, clean, and orderly, friendly help.










Re-Pete’s Saloon and Grill Review