Kincaid's Country Inn: one of the best loved supper clubs & restaurants in Wisconsin

Kincaid's
Country Inn

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.

Julie S.
Julie S.
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Great food and the salad bar is wonderful. A lot of nightly specials, enjoy it every time!
Patricia L.
Patricia L.
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We have always had fun at the country inn, good food, and drinks, friendly atmosphere.
Marj E.
Marj E.
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The food is very good. The staff is friendly and very efficient. Every meal we have had there has been excellent.
Patrick B.
Patrick B.
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New owners are friendly. Lots of great food choices. Try the bluegill!!
Wyatt B.
Wyatt B.
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The food there was amazing the people there were awesome the service was great and also the people were friendly and the atmosphere is great. I can't say that I've ever had a bad meal the steak is great the fish is the best.
Ryan H.
Ryan H.
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This is a very friendly supper club with a good atmosphere. The food is very good and the people are always friendly.
Anna M.
Anna M.
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One of my favorite places. We have eaten here many times, and I can't say that we've ever had a bad meal. Everything we have ordered off the menu (my favorite is the sirloin steak) has been excellent. Owner greats just about everyone and is genuinely concerned about your visit. Servers have always been attentive and friendly. Just a laid-back, friendly atmosphere. I would say this is one of the best places to eat in or around Rice Lake.
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Totem Pole - Kincaid's Country Inn Supper Club Restaurant - Rice Lake WI

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.  

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Serving Steak & Prime Rib, Seafood, Chicken, Beer, Wine & Cocktails Since 1933

Jeff S.
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This is the place! Greeted at the door by the owner. All of the staff was friendly and service was prompt. Gotta love the old time soup and Salad bar and prime rib was top notch. This is our go to place for dinner when we are at the cabin.
Kate M.
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My family went to the drive in in Chetek tonight and we were looking for a new restaurant to try. We picked The Country Inn Supper Club and we were all so happy with our service and meal. The filet mignon and prime rib were cooked to perfection, salad fresh and delicious, augratin potatoes piping hot and great flavor. Staff was so attentive to our needs and we left excited in finding a new favorite and will definitely return at another time anxious to try different items.
Emily W.
Emily W.
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Amazing food and service! Last night was our second time there and the Prime Rib was amazing and very well priced for what you get just as it was the first time we went a couple years ago. Cook comes out to check with customers on how the food was. All around great customer service!
Shilpa H.
Shilpa H.
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OMG OMG OMG soooooo good!!!! Got shrimp and steak. My friend got slow cooked ribs and shrimp. He said it's the best ribs he's ever had. Both our meals came with a visit to the salad bar. Overall super yummy. We are staying in shell lake for work and honestly- finding good food in the area has been rough. But we now found a place that has effing awesome food!
Sue W.
Sue W.
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Excellent food and great service! We'll definitely be going back!
Jeff P.
Jeff P.
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I recommend the Prime Rib, Salmon and the Ribs, as well as the twice Baked Potatoe. The service was great as was the salad bar.The Bar has a full range of choices. It's a friendly supper club. a place where friends can go for a reasonabily price great meal.
Rhiannon B.
Rhiannon B.
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This place has great service. Food was good! Homemade soup and dinner rolls and excellent salad bar!!
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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.

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Celebrating 88 + Years at 2499 County Road SS, Rice Lake, WI 54868

From Night Club To Supper Club

In 1957, Don Dodge bought “Lakotas” and renamed it “Don Dodge Supper Club.”  He and hsi wife, Irene, and their kids owned it until 1961.  Don Dodge was an accomplished pianist and organist and there was beautiful music there every night.
After the Dodges sold out, they moved back to Minneapolis where he played the piano for “The Golden Strings” (violins) at the Radison Hotel in downtown Minneapolis.
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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.  

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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.

Jeff S.
Jeff S.
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This is the place! Greeted at the door by the owner. All of the staff was friendly and service was prompt. Gotta love the old time soup and Salad bar and prime rib was top notch. This is our go to place for dinner when we are at the cabin.
Kate M.
Kate M.
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My family went to the drive in in Chetek tonight and we were looking for a new restaurant to try. We picked The Country Inn Supper Club and we were all so happy with our service and meal. The filet mignon and prime rib were cooked to perfection, salad fresh and delicious, augratin potatoes piping hot and great flavor. Staff was so attentive to our needs and we left excited in finding a new favorite and will definitely return at another time anxious to try different items.
Emily W.
Emily W.
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Amazing food and service! Last night was our second time there and the Prime Rib was amazing and very well priced for what you get just as it was the first time we went a couple years ago. Cook comes out to check with customers on how the food was. All around great customer service!
Shilpa H.
Shilpa H.
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OMG OMG OMG soooooo good!!!! Got shrimp and steak. My friend got slow cooked ribs and shrimp. He said it's the best ribs he's ever had. Both our meals came with a visit to the salad bar. Overall super yummy. We are staying in shell lake for work and honestly- finding good food in the area has been rough. But we now found a place that has effing awesome food!
Sue W.
Sue W.
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Excellent food and great service! We'll definitely be going back!
Jeff P.
Jeff P.
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I recommend the Prime Rib, Salmon and the Ribs, as well as the twice Baked Potatoe. The service was great as was the salad bar.The Bar has a full range of choices. It's a friendly supper club. a place where friends can go for a reasonabily price great meal.
Rhiannon B.
Rhiannon B.
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This place has great service. Food was good! Homemade soup and dinner rolls and excellent salad bar!!
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The Country Inn Timeline

Snobl's Tavern

"Snobl's Tavern" (Frank and Anna Snobl, then Anna and Lennie Snobl)

1933 - 1948

Snobl's Nite Club

"Snobl's Nite Club" (Laddie and Valoras Snobl)

1948-1951

Amundson Nite Club

Briefly renamed to "Admundson Nite Club"

1951-1953

Lakotas

"Lakotas" (John and Emma Lakotas)

1953 - 1957

Don Dodge Supper Club

"Don Dodge Supper Club" (Don and Irene Dodge)

1957 - 1961

U-R Club

"U-R Club" (Art Ulenkott & Don Rowe) 

1961-1962

First Country Inn

First Lois & Ray's "U-R Supper Club" and then "Country Inn" (Ray and Lois Peterson) 

1962 - 1979

The Country Inn

"The Country Inn" (Jim and Cary Bloms)

1980 - 1995

The Country Inn

"The Country Inn" (Steve and Karen Holmstrom)

1995 - 1999

The Country Inn

"The Country Inn" (Monty Mouw and Ray & Arlis Piller)

2000 - 2020

Kincaid's Country Inn

"The Country Inn" (Christian and Jessica Kincaid)

2020+
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