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Highway V, Poynette, WI
+1 608-635-7867
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Poynette, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hooker's Resort has an excellent menu and everything I have ever ordered there have been outstanding! One of the great features at Hooker's is the free birthday steak. Go there on your birthday, get a free steak, and celebrate with your friends around the grill with a view of the river!

Thank Daphnie P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a cook your own meal restaurant. Waited 45 minutes for seat. Spent time in very noisy bar. Ok but drink prices on the high side. In the restaurant there was a very large grill where you cooked your own steak (various cuts), chicken or fish. We did steaks which were reasonably sized but not the best quality meat.... More 

Thank dickg48
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

3 times the Sunday brunch I've ordered has been served to me ice cold. Cold eggs and hard beef tips for ten dollars. Feel free to spend your money here, just be sure to pack your own microwave to make the food edible.

Thank Jeff T
Portage, Wisconsin
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We went here after hearing a lot about the place. We had heard that it was the place to go on your birthday because you got a free steak, however we are always in a never ending mission to find good places to eat in the portage area. It was a breath of fresh air. The food was fresh and... More 

Thank Abigail L
Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

It is a grill your own place. Steaks are decent cut. So if your food is bad it is pretty much your fault for not knowing how to cook. Decor is a little dated but otherwise it is a decent place overall. They offer your dinner for free if it is your birthday with the purchase of a second dinner.

Thank JJ T
Madison, Wisconsin
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196 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We drove up to Hooker's Resort for the All You Can Eat Fish Fry from Madison Friday night. It was so worth the drive. Hooker's is a grill your own steak house. In addition to huge steaks, they have fish and chicken. It is grill your own, so if you want someone to grill it for you, this is not... More 

Thank rickleed
Collonges, France
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I was quite surprised to see the average rating for the restaurant, some people complaining about the fact that you have to cook your own meat. that's the whole point though! it's a really nice social time with a beer chatting around the fire. The atmosphere is great, the service and food are very good.

Thank nicz84
Portage, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Hadn't been to Hooker's in years. Lots of potential on the Wis. River. The best part was the server Amanda. However, she took forever to refill our drinks. Second best, one of us had a view of the river. The other had a view of a weird closet(?) with a dirty cement floor, a stack of white five gallon pails... More 

Thank sunnydayinwis
Poynette, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

You can cook your own steak on the open grill or you can have them cook it for you. Go early if you can or the resteraunts fills up fast. Doesn't seem like they have enough waitresses to come and check on you.

Thank Brenda C
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016

On August 1st two of my close friends met at Hooker's Restaurant and Bar, affiliated with Hooker's Resort. The day was just beautiful, low 80's with nice puffy clouds. The view to the Wisconsin River less than 100 yards away was wonderful. For lunch, only the bar is open but with a nice lunch menu! I chose the Walleye ($7.99)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway V, Poynette, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Poynette
  • Phone Number: +1 608-635-7867

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?