After the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and an after hours networking event, it was about that time to find something good to eat in Green Bay. As always, we asked for suggestions and decided on a place in De Pere. We sat down and briefly looked through the relatively small menu, and decided that there was nothing on the menu that looked particularly good. I have never ‘dined and dashed’, but this was the closest I have come to doing so. With our fresh glasses of water on the table, we let the host know we were leaving and he could clear our table and prepare it for new guests.
Great Big Blue Lit Trees
After some driving around we decided on a place another place in De Pere, Nicky’s Lionhead Tavern. Walking in, there was a large bar to the left side and large booths lining the right side of the tavern. There were also two ‘trees’ illuminated with bright blue lights located right next to the door (picture below), which I thought added a nice glow to the place. The large booths were also rather comfortable and the whole place had an old-time tavern feel to it. There were even old beer signs hanging here and there throughout the place.
Gumbo vs. Smoked Turkey Cobb Salad
The service was prompt and the menu was filled with tasty looking dinner options. One that caught my eye was the Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo which included chunks of chicken, Cajun sausage, celery, onion, green pepper cooked in a dark Roux and simmered with Nicky’s own Special Cajun Seasonings to form a thick Gumbo. The menu noted that this was a best seller. I can imagine as Gumbo isn’t quite as popular in the Fox Valley as say your typical Chicken Noodle. I decided on something a little less salty; a Turkey Cobb Salad without bacon and a side of ranch dressing.
The salad was topped with smoked turkey, red onion, tomatoes, and hard-boiled eggs. It also came with a deliciously warm breadstick that, if had sugar on the outside, would have tasted just like a sugar donut. The salad looks huge, but it was mostly lettuce which wasn’t too disappointing because it was still good. I am not sure if it the ranch dressing was homemade, but it was a good topping to the fresh salad.
The $16 for two bill was acceptable and overall the atmosphere and food will bring me back to Nicky’s Lionhead Tavern. Check it out next time you are looking for tasty eats in the Green Bay area.
Nicky’s Lionhead Tavern
331 Main Avenue
De Pere, WI 54115