Mariner’s Menu, Sunset and Admirals Tenderloin

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Day! Happy Holidays! 

Welcome to Mariners!

Famous for Steaks!

When Bill and Betty Von Rutenberg opened The Mariner’s Inn in 1966, they set out to provide a steak and seafood dining experience like none other. Mouth watering, delicious steaks aged to perfection and an assortment of seafood from lobster to the famous Friday Fish Fry.

Bill and Betty’s sons, Bill, Jack, and Robert, along with their crew, now carry on the tradition of outstanding hospitality of von Rutenberg Ventures. Waterfront dining on the patio and a sunset over the marina make dinner at Mariner’s an evening to remember.

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Hours of Operation

Mariner’s Grouper, Swordfish, Cheese Cake and Bar

Closed Mondays Starting October 27th

Tuesday – Thursday     5:00 p.m. – close

Friday – Sunday           4:30 p.m. – close

Happy Hour

Tuesday  -  Friday 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Bar Opens Daily at 4:30 p.m.


Call for Reservations

(608) 246-3120


News & Events

Alaskan King Crab Legs Back at Mariner’s on Wednesday and Saturday

crabAlaskan King Crab Legs are Back at Mariner’s on Wednesday and Saturday! Order a full pound as your entree or add a half pound to any one of our fabulous steaks.  Come out soon and enjoy the succulent sweet deliciousness that will take the chill out of any fall day!

New Year’s Eve at Mariner’s

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“PRE” New Year’s Eve TUESDAY, 12/30


Fantastic values, French Cut Bone-In Lamb Chops, Flaming tableside Cherries Jubilee dessert, FREE Glass of Champagne with every dinner, NYE Celebration Menu

New Year’s Eve WEDNESDAY, 12/31 Celebration Menu, Featuring more >

Give a Gift and Get a Gift!

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          Buy $100 worth of Gift Certificates (valid at Mariner’s, Captain Bill’s, Nau-Ti-Gal and Betty Lou Cruises) between Nov. 1st and Dec. 31st Receive a FREE $25 Bonus Gift Certificate**  Gift Certificates can be purchased online, by phone or on location. more >

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Book Your Holiday Party Today

     Call Mariner’s at 608-246-3120 today to reserve your date and leave the details to us.  The festive decor and cozy fireplaces will put you in the holiday spirit. There is no better way to start your holiday season.  If the holidays are too busywe will even host your party in January.  The decorations will still be up.

Mariner’s 48th Anniversary Celebration Ends Soon

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  Mariner’s 48th Anniversary Celebration

  (Dinner for Two for Just $48!)

 Available Every Night more >

Welcome to Betty’s Blog

Thank you for being interested enough in all things von Rutenberg Ventures (VRV) to check out Betty’s Blog.

As many of you know, Betty was (and still is) the matriarch of the von Rutenberg family.  While she is no longer with us physically, she is present in heaping amounts in our recipes, out team, and in all more >

The Grandfather of Big Ideas

“Jack, give me a call back on my cell to let me know we’re all set.” 

That voice mail on my cell is commonplace a couple of days before just about every holiday at Mariner’s. There’s no need for him to leave his name because the raspy, gruff, yet warm and congenial voice is instantly recognizable.  As always, I call back and confirm the reservation.  It never is a problem because his family always comes early before the rush.Someday, I’ll miss hearing that call.  And someday, Madison will miss him as well. more >