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Hooker's Resort

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Highway V, Poynette, WI
+1 608-635-7867
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

3 times the Sunday brunch I've ordered has been served to me ice cold. Cold eggs and hard beef tips for ten dollars. Feel free to spend your money here, just be sure to pack your own microwave to make the food edible.

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Thank Jeff T
Portage, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here after hearing a lot about the place. We had heard that it was the place to go on your birthday because you got a free steak, however we are always in a never ending mission to find good places to eat in the portage area. It was a breath of fresh air. The food was fresh and... More 

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Thank Abigail L
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

It is a grill your own place. Steaks are decent cut. So if your food is bad it is pretty much your fault for not knowing how to cook. Decor is a little dated but otherwise it is a decent place overall. They offer your dinner for free if it is your birthday with the purchase of a second dinner.

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Thank JJ T
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We drove up to Hooker's Resort for the All You Can Eat Fish Fry from Madison Friday night. It was so worth the drive. Hooker's is a grill your own steak house. In addition to huge steaks, they have fish and chicken. It is grill your own, so if you want someone to grill it for you, this is not... More 

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Thank rickleed
Collonges, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I was quite surprised to see the average rating for the restaurant, some people complaining about the fact that you have to cook your own meat. that's the whole point though! it's a really nice social time with a beer chatting around the fire. The atmosphere is great, the service and food are very good.

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Thank nicz84
Portage, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Hadn't been to Hooker's in years. Lots of potential on the Wis. River. The best part was the server Amanda. However, she took forever to refill our drinks. Second best, one of us had a view of the river. The other had a view of a weird closet(?) with a dirty cement floor, a stack of white five gallon pails... More 

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Thank sunnydayinwis
Poynette, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

You can cook your own steak on the open grill or you can have them cook it for you. Go early if you can or the resteraunts fills up fast. Doesn't seem like they have enough waitresses to come and check on you.

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Thank Brenda C
Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

On August 1st two of my close friends met at Hooker's Restaurant and Bar, affiliated with Hooker's Resort. The day was just beautiful, low 80's with nice puffy clouds. The view to the Wisconsin River less than 100 yards away was wonderful. For lunch, only the bar is open but with a nice lunch menu! I chose the Walleye ($7.99)... More 

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Thank AgapeRev
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

There were six of us and a three year old. I went to visit my sister and we decided we needed a fish fry. I hadn't been to Hookers since my parents were alive back in the 90 's. The special was all you can eat of fried cod, clam strips or frog legs. Start with one, order a different... More 

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Thank Darlene H
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

A great place to head to for a great dinner. Wonderful steak choices. Fun with family and friends to grill out together. Friday Fish fry is good too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway V, Poynette, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Poynette
  • Phone Number: +1 608-635-7867

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?