With nineteen restaurants, pubs and taverns within blocks of your accommodations – and several more just a 5-minute drive away – this little lakeside village is big on dining! And that’s not all. . .


With a cooking school, ice cream and confectionery, organic juice bar, wine and tasting bar, award-winning chefs using local produce. Many tend their own garden vegetable gardens or shop the Elkhart Lake Farmers Market for the freshest ingredients. Try their signature recipes made with artisan Wisconsin cheeses and only the best ingredients. You’ll soon have your tried and true favorites, too.


  • There’s something for everyone at this popular, seasonal, open-air market held Saturday mornings from 8:30 am-12:30 pm, rain or shine, in downtown Elkhart Lake.   Beginning the first Saturday in June and continuing through mid-October, residents and visitors are treated to the appetizing sites and smells of a variety of fresh produce and baked goods. Included are vendors who carry certified organic produce and those who... MORE >

  • Watch cheese being made Monday through Friday mornings. Stroll through the museum. View a cheese-making video. No admission. Fresh curds Monday-Friday. Enjoy cheese samples, wine, ice cream, souvenirs and more.   Open Monday-Friday from 7 am to 4 pm and Saturday mornings from 8 am to noon. ... MORE >

  • Tea lovers are invited to enjoy a new foodie adventure in Elkhart Lake. By guest request, Jay Lee Inn opened its newly appointed Tea Room and serves fine teas and all the frills. This authentic English Tea experience is offered monthly at 11 a.m. during the off season and four days per week (W, Th, Fri and Sat) from Mother’s Day to Labor Day.... MORE >

  • At L’ecole de la Maison, cooking classes are tailored for anyone interested in learning professional cooking techniques for use at home.   Located at The Osthoff Resort, workshops and single and two-day courses span such topics as Artisan Breads, Soups and Stocks, Pastas and Sauces, French Bistro and more.   Consider L’ecole de la Maison for your team building activity. Available to private groups.   Classes make great gifts... MORE >

  • Vintage Elkhart Lake is a wine and fine foods shop featuring a tasting bar that offers wines by the glass, cheese plates, potato chip flights, and other great wine pairing bites.   Locally-made, small-batch gelato is also available by the scoop or pint.   Relax outside or at the wine bar and enjoy a glass of wine or a craft beer. Classes and events are offered year-round. ... MORE >

  • Located in the village square, this creative wine and fine foods shop features a tasting bar that offers wines by the glass, a featured tap beer, cheese plates, potato chip flights and other great wine pairing bites. Owner and award-winning certified sommelier and author, Jaclyn Stuart, also offers a party room for special events, classes and tastings with catering options. Open year-round. ... MORE >