Kincaid's Country Inn: one of the best loved supper clubs & restaurants in Wisconsin
PRIME RIB AND STEAK IN RICE LAKE
A Classic Wisconsin Supper Club Between Rice Lake & Sarona
Kincaid’s Country Inn Supper Club is one of the classic restaurants in Wisconsin, and one of the best loved places to eat in Rice Lake WI. We’re located in the northwestern edge of the Badger State, in a classic location that’s been serving Barron County for generations.
History of the Country Inn
Prime Rib, Fish Fry, Seafood, Chicken, History, Steak, & Sandwiches
“The Country Inn” started out as Snobl’s Tavern. It was built by Frank Snobl who farmed the 80 acres south of the tavern. Frank and his wife, Anna, lived on the farm with their two sons, Leonard (Lennie) and Laddie. Frank was also an excellent carpenter who built his own home (now owned by Donn (Hokey) and Carolyn West.
Frank and Anna ran the Snobl Tavern which had beer, wine, liquor, food, adn dances with live bands. It was a very popular “gathering place” for noon lunches and especially for night-time dancing. After Frank Snobl was killed by a team of run-away horses, Anna Snobl and her son, Lennie manages the business until it was deeded over to her son, Laddie and his first wife, Valoras in 1948. They called it “Snobl’s Nite Club.”
Snobl’s Nite Club was sold to the Amundsons in 1951. It was then called “Amundsons.” Information on them is lax except that they had a beautiful daughter who dated Lennie Snobl.
Country Inn (Formerly Snobl's): A Quintessential Wisconsin Supper Club
A Northwestern Wisconsin Landmark
This large totem-pole was a “land mark” for the Country Inn. It was established by Laddie Snobl and remained standing until the 1990’s, when the wood could no longer be repaired (then it was taken down).
In 1953, John and Emma Lakotas from Minneapolis, purchased “Amundson’s”. They decided to leave the “big city” and move with their two grade-school children to rural Rice Lake. John and his partner, Gordon Peterson, owned a pig farm in St. Anthony Township (near Minneapolis) where they fed 300 Hampshire pigs. They would go to the downtown large restaurants and collect their garbage to feed the pigs. This was a lucrative business at the time and they used this money to purchase “Amundson’s”.
John was also a champion amateur golfer (Minnesota State Champion twice). They named their night club “Lakotas” and had a golfer depicted on the front cover of their menu.
Serving Steak & Prime Rib, Seafood, Chicken, Beer, Wine & Cocktails Since 1933
Kincaid's Country Inn: A Long-Time Staple In Rice Lake
The Lakotas family sold the business and moved back to Minneapolis in 1957, where John owned a “workingman’s” bar.
Celebrating 88 + Years at 2499 County Road SS, Rice Lake, WI 54868
From Night Club To Supper Club
Kincaid's Country Inn, Formerly U-R Supper Club
Snobl's to Amundson to Lakotas, Don Dodge, U-R Club, to Country Inn
Don Dodge sold to Art Ulenkott and Dan Rowe from Bloomer in 1961. They called the business “The U-R Club”.
Later in 1962, Ray and Lois Peterson from St. Cloud, MN bought the night club and ran it as “Lois and Ray’s U-R Supper Club.” They and their three children lived in the new, large home they built east of the nightclub. They quickly found they needed more space in the club so they built an open porch on the east side of the building.
They renamed the business “Country Inn. A few years later, the “seasonal porch” was enclosed to make it a year-round room.
Kincaid's Country Inn, one of the Northwest Corner's favorite restaurants in Wisconsin
Kincaid's Country Inn Supper Club Restaurant: The Place To Be In Rice Lake
If 88 years at this location proves anything, it’s that this is the place to be when you’re visiting Rice Lake, Long Lake, Barron County, Washburn County, and the surrounding northwoods area.
We’re available for Dine-In and Carry Out from afternoons to evenings, Wednesday through Saturday, and we appreciate your business. In return for stopping by, you’ll get great homestyle food prepared just the way you like it, including Steak, Seafood, Fish Fry, Dinners, Baskets, Appetizers, and Wine and Drinks.
The Country Inn Timeline
"Snobl's Tavern" (Frank and Anna Snobl, then Anna and Lennie Snobl)1933 - 1948
"Snobl's Nite Club" (Laddie and Valoras Snobl)1948-1951
Briefly renamed to "Admundson Nite Club"1951-1953
"Lakotas" (John and Emma Lakotas)1953 - 1957
"Don Dodge Supper Club" (Don and Irene Dodge)1957 - 1961
"U-R Club" (Art Ulenkott & Don Rowe)1961-1962
First Lois & Ray's "U-R Supper Club" and then "Country Inn" (Ray and Lois Peterson)1962 - 1979
"The Country Inn" (Jim and Cary Bloms)1980 - 1995
"The Country Inn" (Steve and Karen Holmstrom)1995 - 1999
"The Country Inn" (Monty Mouw and Ray & Arlis Piller)2000 - 2020
"The Country Inn" (Christian and Jessica Kincaid)2020+