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We had a nice dinner here!

We had a nice hearty dinner here. It is connect to Nelsen's Pub. The prime rib was decent. It also... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Whitney S
Island Life

We stopped at Nelsen's Hall on our trip to Washington Island. Heard about joining The Bitters Club... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Sharon S
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1201 Main Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9009
+1 920-847-2496
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I love the history of this place! Bar that did not close during prohibition since owner called alcoholic bitters a cure. Kids enjoyed pub snacks while adults joined Bitters Club by drinking a shot of bitters. You even get a membership card! Lol

3  Thank Sara H
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 August 2013

My fiancé and I stopped here for a beer and an appetizer with another couple during our stay on Washington Island. The Island Wheat by Capital Brewery was great on tap and the potato skins that we ordered were nothing special but then again they...More

2  Thank Dave K
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great place for a casual burger and a beer. Neat bit of history in this old dance hall theater that is one of the oldest operating bars in Wisconsin

Thank George B
Reviewed 27 September 2018

A fun place to stop. An old saloon that found a way to stay open during prohibition.. sell bitters. We had to stop in for a visit based on the history of this place.

Thank charliejames2016
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We were recently on Washington Island for the day and the gal we rented a UTV from told us to be sure an stop at Nelsen's hall. We had not heard of it but decided to stop. We became Bitter's club members by doing a...More

1  Thank Sue R
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Joined the bitter club. This is Wisconsin's oldest continuous operating drinking establishment. Super friendly staff that greeted us and more than welcoming bartender.

Thank Bonnie K
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a Wednesday - great bar tender on duty. We joined the bitters club and had a couple beers. I’d highly recommend stopping here on your visit to the island. We lucked out being two of three customers - I’m sure this place...More

Thank MegE9608
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We had a nice hearty dinner here. It is connect to Nelsen's Pub. The prime rib was decent. It also came with the salad bar!

Thank Whitney S
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We stopped at Nelsen's Hall on our trip to Washington Island. Heard about joining The Bitters Club so thought...why not? We are initiated now so one more thing off the bucket list. We ate there also and the food is good. I had a cheeseburger...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Every year we stop by here to do a shot of bitters. Yes it sounds strange, but where else except here would you do such a thing. My partner and I made our sisters join us and at first they were questioning our sanity. After...More

1  Thank KaNuiNanni
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Oh man this restaurant is sooooooo good. This place makes KK's look like an outhouse. This is now the best place to eat on the island since the mill burnt down, they have no competition because they blew everyone else out of the water. Just...More

Thank TardKing
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Nelson's is absolutely a blast from the past. Had some great old photos from the "founder" and fun tales about the prohibition era to be told. Make sure you go, and join the Bitters Club while you're there. A fun and funny way to connect...More

Thank Carey C
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