By Linde Hyder
Overlooking the scenic shores of Big Green Lake is a place where the ambiance is always welcoming and the views are second to none. Local residents as well as out-of-town guests frequent this legendary restaurant, not only because of its famous Canadian walleye dinner, but also because ‘it feels like home.’ It is little wonder the bustling establishment has been a popular venue for special occasions as well as daily meals since 1948.
Boasting 163 feet along Wisconsin’s deepest natural inland lake, Norton’s presents an exciting opportunity to carry on the legacy of this beloved family restaurant. Situated within the picturesque resort community of Green Lake, Norton’s is the only restaurant on the lake and is renowned as a gathering place for unforgettable food, friends and fun.
Comprising more than 5,300 square feet of interior space, Norton’s capitalizes on exceptional lakefront views from every table. The main dining room features a lounge with a fireplace and is able to accommodate private parties. Additionally, there are a handsome bar, a cozy upper lounge with a fireplace and a three-season porch offering panoramic lake views. Guests enjoy an incomparable setting for al fresco dining on the outside patio or tiki bar, while the fire pit encourages relaxing moments spent gazing at the sunset.
Having undergone more than $1 million in renovations during the past decade, Norton’s offers a state-of-the-art kitchen with a walk-in refrigerator/freezer and ample temperature-controlled storage units outside, with a walk-in refrigerator/freezer. Seating capacity is approximately 200 and there are two piers for guests who arrive by boat.
Quietly situated within a 2 ½ hour driving distance from Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago, here is your chance to own and enjoy a landmark restaurant with a storied past and a long-term bright future.