Locally owned Jersey's Bar and Grill in Beloit is a quick 15-minute drive from Janesville. The large bar has plenty of seating, and the two huge television screens behind it give every seat a good vantage point for watching events.
The Melting Pot in Madison is a nice destination for a fun evening out or a special occasion, says Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
The Four Dishes were impressed with what they found at this supper club on Highway 11 just outside of Janesville.
The Greenbush restaurant offers some of the best pizza in Madison, along with terrific antipasti, pasta, salads, sandwiches and a good selection of whiskeys and craft beers, says Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.
Geneva Inn has a great wine list and some specialty cocktails, but Gazette restaurant reviewers The Four Dishes were equally impressed with the restaurant's beautiful lake views.
The televisions and nods to the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers might make this look like a standard state tavern, but Off Broadway offers much more with great service, good food and and a variety of craft beers on tap.
With a rich decor, a wide variety of beers on tap and a menu offering great food, Janesville's O'Riley & Conway's is certainly worth a stop.
Formerly known as Tony Frank's, Madison's Badger Tavern has built a name for itself with good food and service.
Social Urban Bar and Restaurant in Rockford, Illinois, is a small- and large-plate restaurant with a menu and atmosphere that capture the zeitgeist of food trends today, write Gazette restaurant reviewers The Four Dishes.
4 & 20 offers inside seating for about a dozen and a patio that holds a comparable number. The café already is known locally for its biscuits and gravy, and its pastries are making a splash, writes Gazette restaurant reviewer Bill Livick.