Food & Drink

Dairy Way

Hwy 12 & 27 South 111 Gebhardt Road, Black River Falls

Open April through September, this classic roadside stand has an extensive array of cold, milk-based treats. Flurries, malts and shakes are faves. Burgers grace the top of the menu, but further down are choices like chuckwagon steak sandwich and veggie sub.

Drive-In Restaurants

The Danc'n Bean

2803 E Hamilton Ave, Eau Claire

A new coffee shop with a large, spacious atmosphere, several seating areas, and WIFI for guests, making it a great study location. Serving Bridgeman's Ice Cream, a favorite ice cream of Minnesotans for 70+ years.

Frozen Treats

Dessert First

2425 Seymour Road, Eau Claire

Famous for its multitude of many-flavored cupcakes, this bakery and café located at Awards and More Plaza also offers homemade cookies, muffins, scones, and other sweets. New this year is nonfat frozen yogurt – a perfect summer treat. Free wireless Internet.

Frozen Treats

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more. An art market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Farmers Markets

Farm to Fork - Pizza Nights

S193 County Road BB, Mondovi

Head to the Farm to Fork retreat 5-9pm, Thursdays through Saturdays for wood-fired pizza nights. They close for weddings, so keep an eye on their website or Facebook to stay up to date. $15 for basic pizzas, and $18-22 for specialty pies. They serve a variety of local beers at their Milk House Bar.

Pizza Farms

Gup's Drive In Restaurant

607 W Lincoln St, Augusta

The restaurant itself is fairly classic, with real carhops, real trays that mysteriously attach to your window, and old school prices. The menu offers burgers, chicken, salads, sandwiches, plus garden burgers and grilled veggie sandwiches for the non-carnivorous. There are many different ways to get your soft serve ice cream, and they make their own root beer.

Drive-In Restaurants

Jacobson's Market & Scoops

17183 50th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Jacobson's is a local grocery store in Chippewa Falls that specializes in meats of all kinds. They recently opened an ice cream counter for all of your chilled, summer dairy desires.

Frozen Treats Local Markets

Little Berry Farm

W1832 Maple Rd., Eau Claire

Offering naturally grown strawberries and raspberries that are healthy and delicious. Little Berry Farm do not use any chemicals or sprays. Visit their website or find them on Facebook for more details and information regarding picking dates and times.

Pick-Your-Own Gardens

Menomonie Farmers Market

Wilson Ave and 8th St, Menomonie

A typical market day will feature 15-20 venders displaying locally produced vegetables, fruits, honey, maple syrup, bison, pork, baked goods, plants, lotions and soaps, coffee, and craft items.

Farmers Markets

Nelson Stone Barn - Pizzeria

S685 County Road KK, Nelson

Open Friday through Sunday from 5-9pm through the spring and summer months, Nelson boasts a hand-rolled thin crust and meats from locally raised livestock. Nelson offers custom pizzas as well as wine, beer, and ice cream. New pizzas are added to the menu often, and you always customize your pie with a "build your own" option.

Pizza Farms

Olson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Deli

611 N. Bridge St, Chippewa Falls

Heading down to Olson’s for some homemade ice cream is a favorite local pastime. Their fresh ingredients and tempting sundaes have kept people coming back for decades.

Frozen Treats

Panther Drive-In

1018 East Prospect Street, Durand

The menu features burgers, fish, chicken, BBQ, and steak sandwiches. Plus pick from fries, rings, hashbrowns, mushrooms, cheese nuggets, poppers, and more. Waffle cones, floats, freezes, shakes, malts, sno-cones, and Cyclones make for a daunting dessert selection. Though the ice cream is soft-serve, there are 20 options. Open early April through mid-September.

Drive-In Restaurants