Best of the Chippewa Valley

Reader Polls

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2023

The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2024

Best Restaurant Atmosphere

Alongside the food, a restaurant’s atmosphere is a key element of the dining experience, and our readers say Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse (4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire) does it the best, with bluesy lighting, dark curtains, and a wide selection of wines to pair with your meal. Cowboy Jack’s (1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona) has a Western vibe, features live music (temporarily stopped due to COVID-19) and large screens behind the bar for sports. The Livery (316 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire) feels more rustic, offering cool decor in a genuine historical building. –Will Seward

Other Questions in this Category

Action & Leisure

Arts & Entertainment

Chomping & Chugging

Here & There

Masking & Sanitizing

Media & Info

Nightlife & Taverns

Ranting & Raving

Services & Specialties

Shopping & Spending