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Aug 10, 2010 06:39 AM

S.W. Wisconsin

Will be in Platteville, Wi. area(don't ask). Any good dinner places? Will travel to Galena, Dubuque etc. but would like to stay closer to where we are staying. Not looking for anything in particular but the wife wants to stay away from what she is calling "whitefish boils". Not much of a fish person, my wife.

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  1. I am a Cheesehead who hates fish; so, your wife and I would probably have similar tastes. Southwestern Wisconsin isn't really known for "fish boils" with the whitefish and vegetables. That's more of a Door County thing (that said, having been to a few, tell her the fish boils usually have a quite tasty non-fish option).

    I'd suggest simply exploring Southwestern Wisconsin, as it has a fairly active tourism program promoting interesting small towns, authentic mom-and-pop places, history and good cheese factories. Mineral Point, which isn't too far from you, is known for its artist colony and Cornish pasties.