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The Glarner Stube

518 1st St.
New Glarus  Wisconsin  53574
United States
(608) 527-2216
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Midwest Living Review

For a classic taste of Switzerland that will leave you full and happy, stop by this living room' in downtown New Glarus.

This Swiss-American restaurant's name means "the living room of New Glarus," and it certainly has a homey feel, housed in a building more than a century old in the little Wisconsin town. Up front, you'll find a bar with eight of the beers from the nearby New Glarus Brewery on tap. Grab a cold one and plant yourself in "Gary's Chair," a barbershop-style seat one of the owners is happy to share with his guests. It gives you a great view of your fellow patrons and the passersby outside. The Glarner Stube is styled in warm dark wood, with knickknacks, photos, art and taxidermy hanging on the walls. The food is equally old-school. You'll find lots of meat and potatoes, and plenty of cheese, too. Start out with the cheese fondue -- a house specialty, mild enough that it doesn't feel heavy, but salty enough to satisfy, and so creamy. For an entree, try the pastetli, a house special in which chunks of chicken, veal and pork are cooked in a white cream sauce with mushrooms, all of which is served in a crusty puff pastry. (Unless you're absolutely ravenous, you'll have leftovers.) And somebody should get a side of the roesti, too -- a Swiss potato dish, sort of like hash browns with cheese. Prices at the Glarner Stube are a little higher than you might expect from a small-town eatery, but the portions are plentiful, the flavors are genuine, and the service will make you feel right at home. Definitely worth a visit.

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