968 E Steger Rd
Crete, IL 60417



"Our roots are from Wisconsin,
    Our hearts are still there!"

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 Northwoods Hearty Home Cookin' & Saloon in Crete, Illinois was opened on February 2nd, 1998 with one mission in mind.  To recreate, as best as we could, the feel, the heart, and the wonderful meals of The Great Northwoods of Wisconsin that we loved.  To that end, we drew from recipes that were typical of those that Grandma Jacobs would prepare in Three Lakes, Wisconsin along with favorites from  local "supper clubs". We created a diverse menu of comfort foods that were named to pay homage to the little towns and points of interest Up North. Finally, we wrapped it all in the cozy and intimate little "Wisconsin Lodge" you see today. 

One cannot spend much time in The Great Northwoods of Wisconsin without coming away with the inescapable feeling that it has" gotten into your blood".  It's a good feeling. It's a warm and welcoming feeling. It's one that draws you back time and time again.  If you have never been to the Great Northwoods of Wisconsin, Northwoods Hearty Home Cookin' & Saloon is a place you can go that will impart upon you a sample of what that feeling is all about.

We hope to see you soon!
The Maschmeyer Family


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968 East Steger Road. Crete, IL 60417
Kitchen open daily 11am-10pm