I love to find places off the beaten path, especially in the Delavan, Wisconsin area; one of our family’s favorite Midwestern escapes. Recently, on a leisurely drive through Wisconsin’s hilly countryside, we discovered a truly homespun gem known as Millie’s Restaurant and Shopping Village.
Millie’s has been a Delevan staple since 1964 and rests upon 7 acres of lush farmland and colorful gardens. Once you cross the threshold of a white picket fence and sprawling front porch, you are soon surrounded by a lovely combination of country charm, Victorian décor and colonial interiors. Millie’s boasts 5 separate dining rooms complete with stone fireplaces, chandeliers, wood beams, floral prints, wicker furnishings and antique accessories.
Millie’s Restaurant and Shopping Village in Delavan, Wisconsin is most famous for their vast and scrumptious pancake selection. This made from scratch menu includes the following fluffy flapjack selections: buttermilk, buckwheat, potato, chocolate chip, blueberry, banana, German apple, Swedish, French, apricot and oatmeal raisin. I ordered the savory apricot pancakes and was not disappointed! My husband enjoyed the mouthwatering chocolate chip pancakes while my German mother loved the traditional potato recipe.
A lunch menu at Millie’s is also available and features homemade soups, overflowing sandwiches, fresh tossed salads and delicious chicken and dumpling, chopped sirloin, Lake Superior whitefish and jumbo shrimp specials. Desserts include: bread pudding, carrot cake and fruit pies.
Millie’s also hosts weddings, banquets, showers, holiday parties, rehearsal dinners and more in their picturesque gazebo, courtyard, gardens, etc. They will be happy to customize a menu to fit your occasion and design a glorious venue for your precious event. Millie’s landscaped grounds provide the perfect backdrop for your special day.
And Millie’s is a famed Delevan shopping destination with an adjacent boutique chock full of exquisite gift ideas for anyone in the family. Choose from baskets, silk floral arrangements, statues, local artwork, crystal, antiques, candles, pottery, lamps and much, much more.
Millie’s Restaurant and Shopping Village now even hosts live musical entertainment featuring acts that pay fantastic tribute to the Hollywood era, the Fifties, the holidays and more. Tickets range in price from $20 to $30 and some shows even include a Friday night fish fry. Private group performances area also available upon request and are a unique way to celebrate with family and friends.
Visit Millie’s at N2484 County O in Delevan or browse their website at www.millieswi.com to view menus, pictures and the history of this beloved Wisconsin landmark.