Served With Your Choice Of Bbq, Bleu Cheese, Buffalo, Thousand Island Or Ranch Dipping Sauces
Fried Cheese Curds
no self respecting wisconsin bar would be caught dead without beer-battered cheese curds
meaty wings served with a side of veggie sticks. bbq or buffalo style
fresh chicken breast perfectly sliced and breaded, served with wills chipotle mayo
fear not. these bbq short ribs are extra lean and meaty, and served on a bed of french fries
wisconsin cheddar grilled in a flour tortilla, served with homemade salsa & sour cream
marinated shredded chicken breast and melted wisconsin cheddar grilled in a flour tortilla, served with homemade salsa & sour cream
a canoe full of beer-battered crunchy sweet onions
Salads, Soup & Such
Salads Are Served With Your Choice Of Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Thousand Island Or Vinaigrette Dressing.
our "big salad" includes green leaf and romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumbers carrots, beets, red onions and slices of hard-boiled eggs
With Grilled Chicken Breast Strips$9.00
this one is big too romaine lettuce with shredded parmesan cheese and seasoned croutons, tossed with caesar dressing
With Grilled Chicken Breast Strips$9.00
Traditional Cobb Salad
romaine lettuce topped with chopped grilled chicken, bacon, hard - boiled egg, tomato and avocado served with blue cheese dressing.
just like with our house salad
The Stuffed Tomato Salad
large vine-ripened tomatoes crammed with tuna salad and served on a bed of romaine lettuce
Bowl Of Soup
our homemade soup of the day served with toast
Wills Chili Bread Bowl
our award-winning chili made with four kinds of specially selected chilies, topped with pepper jack cheese and served in our artisan bread bowl fresh baked
Enjoy It In A Regular Bowl$5.50
Charbroiled Burgers And Tasty Sandwiches
All Selections Are Served With Your Choice Of Tater Tots Or Fresh -cut House Made Fries And A Pickle Spear
Small Mouth Cheeseburger
our most manageable burger for those folks with a normal appetite, an impending softball game, or on a first date. a tasty third-pound burger with your choice of american, swiss or cheddar cheese, finished with lettuce and tomato and served on our corn-dusted bun
The Patty Melt
the same "manageable" burger described above, with grilled onions and swiss cheese, served on toasted rye with a side of thousand island dressing
a classic half pound burger with your choice of american, swiss, or cheddar cheese finished with lettuce and tomato and served on our corn-dusted bun
this half-pounder is topped with wisconsin cheddar cheese, onion rings, bbq sauce, lettuce and tomato, all served on our corn dusted bun. make it an "angry badger" with jalapeno peppers (no extra charge)
Merkts Cheddar Bacon Burger
another half-pounder, this one is topped with the legendary spreadable favorite of wisconsin sports fans, as well as crisp apple wood smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato, all served on our corn-dusted bun
The Breakfast Burger
bacon, cheese, and a fried egg top this half pound burger on our corn dusted bun
our delicious meatless burger alternative is finished with lettuce, tomato, onion and avocado with our homemade chipotle may on a corn dusted bun.
Will's Northwoods Inn was founded in 1991 by descendants of William Henry Wheeler. Will Wheeler was born in 1847 at Odanah (near Ashland, Wisconsin) in what was then known as the Northwest Territory. His parents, Leonard and Harriet Wheeler, were Congregational missionaries to the Ojibwa Indians who settled on Madeline Island, one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. A few years later, the Wheelers founded the town of Odanah, where their son Will was born.
Leonard Wheeler was an early advocate of Indian or Native American rights, consistently opposing efforts by the federal government to remove the Ojibwas from their tribal lands in northern Wisconsin to land west of the Mississippi. During the winter of 1849, Leonard Wheeler walked 250 miles through the snow from Odanah to Sparta, Wisconsin to catch a train to Washington DC, where he successfully opposed an effort to relocate an Ojibwa tribe from their lands on Lac Court Oreilles near Hayward.
Will Wheeler grew up with the Ojibwa at Odanah, and his recollections of that period were published in the Milwaukee Journal in 1931. A copy of the article is displayed at Will's . The Wheeler family subsequently moved to Beloit, where Leonard proved to be something of an entrepreneur, selling the design of a windmill he had developed and patented to the Fairbanks Morse Company. Thousands of these windmills were sold by Fairbanks Morse for use on the Midwestern plains.