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jrmd Mar 29, 2011 07:49 PM

We are heading up to Kohler Spa next week for a couple of nights. Does anyone have suggestions for restaurants at the actual resort or nearby? We've never been there so welcome all suggestions--certainly doesn't have to be fancy. Any general recommendations for sightseeing would be great as well. Thanks!

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    rjlebed Mar 29, 2011 08:24 PM

    Not sure from where you are coming but Kohler is a little town just north of Milwaukee. It is right next to Sheboygan so restaurants in Sheboygan are very convenient. At the American Club there are restaurants that are good but I think a bit stuffy. There is one restaurant on the golf course at Whistling Straits that is lovely and you will feel as if you are transported to Scotland. It is a beautiful setting and the food is very good. It is a bit pricey though. For a more low key meal, try Trattoria Stefano's in Sheboygan. Good italian food. Good pizza. There is also a lovely arts center in Sheboygan called the Kohler Arts Center. Here is the link http://www.jmkac.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=141&Itemid=10
    Enjoy! I go to the spa with a girlfriend to celebrate our birthdays each year. We then meet our husbands for dinner afterwards. It is a lovely spa.

    Take a look at these threads which talk about Sheboygan. http://www.chow.com/search?query=Sheb...

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    Trattoria Stefano
    522 S 8th St, Sheboygan, WI 53081

    Whistling Straits
    N8501 County Road Ls, Sheboygan, WI 53083

    1. nsxtasy Mar 30, 2011 06:49 AM

      Go to Margaux in Sheboygan. It is BY FAR the best restaurant in the area, and one of the very best restaurants in the entire state. I've been there numerous times and it has always been fantastic. At http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/397288 I posted a detailed report on one of my meals there.

      Margaux
      821 N. 8th Street
      Sheboygan WI 53081
      920-457-6565
      www.dinemargaux.com

      The biggest thread about dining options in the Sheboygan area is at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/400380 It's a couple of years old but most of the places recommended there are still around.

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      Margaux
      821 N 8th St, Sheboygan, WI 53081

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        Sailing77 Mar 30, 2011 09:07 AM

        If I could only eat at one restaurant in that area it would be the Immigrant at The American Club. I've never had anything but great food, wine and service there. It is fairly formal by Wisconsin standards. Both the decor and the attire. Men must wear jackets. Their game and fresh seafood are excellent. They also have a nice wine list and a good selection of cheese. Good caviar too if that is your thing. Have fun on your trip!

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          bte576 Mar 31, 2011 06:51 AM

          A little run down of where we’ve been on the actual Kohler property…

          While the regular dinner service was just ok for me, the Friday Seafood buffet in the Wisconsin Room was a real gluttonous treat. (They post the menus online and after seeing the offerings, we had to try it.)

          If you like good beer, definitely stop in the Horse & Plow for one (or several), but it pretty much just serves bar food so it’s not my first choice for a full meal.

          I recommend a stop in the Craverie for some delicious chocolates and just to soak in the beautiful décor. (They do serve food too—think it would be a nice lunch spot.)

          I’ve enjoyed Cucina for appetizers/drinks and for lunch, but I don’t think I’d choose it for a full dinner given other area options.

          The Woodlake Market has a nice wine, beer, cheese, and other gourmet food selection…if you want to have anything in your room or just stop in before heading home.

          I’ve heard nothing but good things about The Immigrant Room, so if you want some serious fine dining, I would definitely go for it!

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          Cucina
          725 Woodlake Rd Ste E, Kohler, WI 53044

          Immigrant Room
          Highland Dr, Kohler, WI 53044

          Horse & Plow
          444 Highland Dr, Kohler, WI 53044

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          hamboney Mar 31, 2011 12:42 PM

          As far as sightseeing goes; the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive is nice. Stop for ice cream at Siebkens in Elkhart Lake. If you're into historic auto racing, the bar at Siebkens is a must as is Road America race track nearby. It opened in 1955 after racing on the county roads was banned. I go there every summer and I am required to go to Kohler to get their chocolate to bring home for an ex-girlfriend.
          Hammy

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            nsxtasy Mar 31, 2011 01:33 PM

            >> I am required to go to Kohler to get their chocolate to bring home for an ex-girlfriend.

            You bring chocolates to an ***EX***-girlfriend??? LOL!

            Speaking of which, anyone have any opinions on the two chocolate shops in Sheboygan?

            Chocolate Fantasies - www.chocolatebreak.com
            Victorian Chocolate Shoppe - www.victorianchocolateshoppe.com

            How about the one in Kohler?

            Kohler Chocolates - www.kohlerchocolates.com

            I mean, if you bring chocolates to an ex, they could be really really good, or really really bad... :)

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              hamboney Mar 31, 2011 08:41 PM

              Really, really good btw,
              She is an 'ex', but now she's one of my best friends. Thanx for making me laugh at how dumb I was to let her get away.
              Hammy

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                bte576 Apr 1, 2011 05:23 AM

                The Craverie I had mentioned is a retail outlet of the Kohler chocolates.

                The Kohler chocolates are excellent and very beautiful, but expensive...but so are most other good chocolates.

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