When you’re exploring Downtown Hayward WI, you’re going to work up a hunger and good thirst. Luckily, we have lots of tempting options.
Start your day at Backroads Coffee (10526 Dakota Ave). Owners Teresa and Rod started their coffee retail and roasting business 35 years ago and in 2022, they won the SBA Wisconsin Rural Small Business of the Year award. Find a wide variety of roasts, imported teas, plus Lakeside Gourmet-branded hot pepper jellies and homemade goodies fresh from the ovens of Vibes Bakery.
At Firehouse Bakery & Deli (10565 Main St), discover a selection of exceptional breads, donuts and cinnamon rolls, decorated cookies and cakes for all occasions, and a deli serving delicious lunchtime fare with original soups, sides and sandwiches plus beverages to-go.
Pat and Billie Jo make sure that seven days a week, one will find a friendly welcome at Angler’s Bar & Grill (10547 Main St). A large menu and specials include delicious appetizers, homemade soups and salads, Greek gyros, specialty sandwiches and 1/3 pound burgers plus homemade pizza and BBQ ribs. They also offer a popular Friday Fish Fry and Saturday Prime Rib special plus a full bar where you can enjoy a Brandy Old Fashioned. The summer beer garden buzzes and indoors you will find a game room, giant screen TVs, and “The Alley”, a new party room that’s perfect for private events.
TNT’s Sports Bar & Grill (10562 Main St) amps up the Friday Fish menu with a Seafood Combo that includes Perch, Cod, and Shrimp plus fries, coleslaw and baked beans. Ted and Tim’s sports bar offers a full bar menu starring their Homemade Bloody Mary’s, and pub fare including char-broiled burgers, Polish sausage sandwiches, pork tenderloins and flatbreads, salads and more. The outdoor patio in back is perfect for alfresco dining, and entertainment options abound with karaoke, live music, a game room for the kids, plus plenty of big-screen TVs for armchair athletes.
If you’re in the mood for Southern food, stroll over to the McCormick House Inn & Restaurant (10634 Kansas Ave) perched on the hill overlooking Shues Pond. Lunch and dinner, enjoy She-Crab Soup, Shrimp Po’ Boys, Crab Cakes, Shrimp & Grits and Fried Green Tomatoes. Traditional favorites include a Corn Dusted Whitefish and Petit Filet while an extensive wine list and wine-based cocktails, brews plus desserts complete the menu. Watch the calendar for special events in their enclosed backyard.
For flavors from south of the border, Main Street Tacos (10560 Main St) is delicioso! This family-owned and -operated restaurant led by Rachel and her mother, Sandra, serves authentic Mexican food selections including tacos, burritos, house-made tortilla chips, queso and guacamole, Chicken n’ Mole, Pollo Asada, Enchiladas Especiales, and more. Quench your thirst with Jarritos or Margaritas and don’t forget desserts made in-house. Dine in, snag a seat outside, or carry out.
For light bites and a toast, head to the newly-opened 3 Fly Sisters Taps & Wines (10574 Main St). Owners Caroline and Andrew have a wide variety of wines, craft brews vary and may include 3 Sheeps Brewing Co.’s Lemongrass Pils, plus Sour Ale with Cherry & Pomegranate and more. Nosh on sharable charcuterie boards (pre-order recommended) and relax at the handcrafted bar filled with charm.
At Out Of The Woods Winery (10588 Main St), owners Jess and Dan offer wine, cider and mead from wineries in Wisconsin and all over the world. They make a selection of whites, fruit wine, meads and ciders you can taste or purchase in this welcoming place where art surrounds patrons in The Patricia MacLaughlin Gallery. Named in honor of the owners’ mother and gift painter, the Gallery partners with Art Beat of Hayward to feature four exhibits each year.
The Moccasin Bar (15820 US-63) was established by Hamm’s Brewing in 1900 and according to records, it became the show piece for the World Record Musky when sold to Louie Spray in 1935. With a menagerie of taxidermied wildlife on display including the World’s Largest Musky, this is a storied destination to grab a cool drink and a pickled egg, and enjoy a game of pool.
Wander next door to visit Good Knights (15812 US-63), where plenty of cold beverages, camaraderie and even a pool table for friendly competition welcomes visitors.
You’ll find plenty to LOVE in Downtown Hayward WI!