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“Must do if you are a sports fan - even if you aren't”

Rookies Food & Spirits
Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Mazomanie
Price range: US$5 - US$12
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Description: Rookies Food & Spirits is the perfect place for the whole family. In addition to the bar and dining areas, Rookies features an authentic Wiffle ball field with an attached clubhouse that’s fantastic for birthdays, reunions, graduation parties, and other events. If you’re a sports fan, you won’t find a better place to watch all the games, local and national. We’re stocked with 29 TV screens; there’s not a bad seat in the house. Over 6,000 baseball cards cover the walls of the men’s room, and autographed memorabilia covers nearly every other square inch of the restaurant and bar, floor to ceiling. Owner Steve Schmitt, also owner of The Shoe Box and the Madison Mallards baseball team, has filled Rookies with his passion for sports in the form of the best collection of sports memorabilia this side of Cooperstown. Much of the memorabilia was donated and autographed by Steve’s personal friends. You won’t believe the collection until you see it. Whether you’re a sports fan, passionate about top-quality down-home American cooking, or just in the mood to have a drink with the friendliest staff in Wisconsin, Rookies has what you’re looking for. Stop by the best sports shrine in the area for a hot meal and a cold beer.
Reviewed October 19, 2017

If you are in the Dells area and looking for a unique experience a little bit of a drive out of the mass chaos of over-vacation drenched Dells - this place oozes with character. How quaint is it that a bar has SO much sports memorabelia AND wiffle ball court out back? We sat at the bar for hours and talked with the locals, learning about life in the area. Our awesome bartender, Jo Collins, was such a delight!. The food was typical bar fare - and decent quality (nothing to really rave about, but not disappointing either). Great stop!

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

There is so many sports memorabilia to look at you might not have time to eat. Other than the waitress getting my order incorrect, it was good. I really enjoyed the Philly steak sandwich.

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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Visited the venue needing some refreshments en-route from Spring Green to Madison following visit to Taliesin. Great little venue with excellent food and very attentive staff and we were not disappointed with our choice .....

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Thank heike0range
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

What a fun place for lunch! A sports lovers dream with memorabilia from all sports and many teams.
The facility comes complete with a baseball diamond with dugout that can be reserved for whiffle ball games!
My lunch was the best Cobb salad that I have had in recent years. I selected the homemade buttermilk ranch dressing which was perfect with it.
Others at the table were very pleased with their burger, taco salad and the pulled pork.
Fun place with fair prices, generous servings and good food!

Thank emerald307
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Reviewed May 19, 2017

This is a great place for the sport's enthusiast. There is sports memorablia everywhere including the ceiling! The menu has all the usual items with reasonable prices. They also have daily specials and since I was in Wisconsin I had the 2 brat lunch special that was to be serve with assorted mustards. My only complaint is that the assorted mustards only included dijon and special yellow mustards. I would have expected a spicy brown or stone ground mustard. But if I am in this area again I would stop here again for lunch.

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Thank TravelLady724
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