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River Lake Inn Menu


Fresh Oysters
Served on the half shell

Oyster Rockefeller
A classic spinach blend topped with Parmesan cheese and broiled to perfection in the half shell!

Shrimp Cocktail
Five jumbo shrimp steamed in lemon and spices then chilled.  Served with our very own zesty cocktail sauce

Sea Scallop Rumaki
Enjoy the taste of delicate scallops wrapped in bacon and lightly fried.  Served with Asian dipping sauce

Coconut Shrimp
Jumbo gulf shrimp coated with our special coconut breading, then fried crunchy and crisp.  Served with raspberry-coconut sauce

Little Neck Steamed Clams
Delicious tender clams served with seasoned garlic butter

Half-dozen French snails prepared with fresh mushrooms, herbs and garlic butter, served sizzling hot

Smoked Oysters
Wonderful rich favor of delicate oyster and gentle wood smoked.  Perfect on crackers.

Tender chicken livers and crunchy water chestnut—all wrapped in bacon and then gently fried.


Soup du Jour

Each day, our chef creates a delicious soup selection using only the freshest ingredients available.  Available in either cup or bowl servings.


All entrées include a visit to our unique salad bar, featuring our very own creamed herring; your choice of potato or fresh vegetable and fresh-backed bread.  River Lake Inn uses cholesterol-free vegetable oil when deep-frying

Family Buffet
Friday through Sunday
A delightful array of home-cooked favorites. Bring the whole family because there is something everyone one will enjoy!

River Lake Inn Barbecued Baby-Back Ribs
Our meaty ribs are dry-rubbed and hickory smoked, then smothered in our homemade barbeque sauce and slow-cooked to perfection.   Available in half-rack and full-rack portions

Rack of Lamb
A very popular choice…this rack of New Zealand spring lamb is brushed with Dijon mustard sauce, sprinkled with breadcrumbs, seasoned with garlic and herbs, then baked to perfection

Lamb Chops
Succulent domestic center-cut lamb chops, charbroiled tender and juicy.  Served with house rosemary sauce

Broiled Pork Medallions
Deliciously charbroiled to their lean and juicy best.  One or two 7-ounce servings

Ham Steak
A generous slice of grilled ham, crowned with pineapple and accented with cranberry sauce

Pasta Primavera
Sautéed broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, red pepper, green onions and tossed with penne pasta, Italian cream sauce and fresh parmesan.

New York Strip Steak
An aged, certified Black Angus cut of the most flavorful cut of beef charbroiled to your taste.

Fillet Mignon
A tender, mouth-watering cut from the heart of the tenderloin and charbroiled to order

Top Sirloin
Savor the flavor of this eight-ounce Black Angus cut of beef, charbroiled to order and served up juicy

Prime Rib of Beef
The pride of River Lake Inn…our perfectly aged cut of prime rib is slowly roasted to melt in our mouth; served with au jus.  Available in regular, standard an extra cut portions.



Land & Sea Buffet
Every Friday and Saturday Night
Join us for our fresh seafood selections teamed up with other entrée, side dishes and salads.  It’s a fisherman’s feast and more!

Jumbo Alaskan Snow Crab Legs
A plateful of steamed Alaskan crab legs ready to enjoy with melted butter and lemon.  One pound, one and a half pound and two pound servings available

Broiled Lobster Tail
For those who simply can’t resist the taste of succulent, sweet, cold-water lobster cooked to perfection

Shrimp Tempura
Delicately battered and quick-fried; accented with a tangy sweet & sour sauce

Shrimp Scampi
Fresh shrimp sautéed in garlic butter and topped with Parmesan cheese

Orange Roughy
A mild-flavored fillet from the cold New Zealand waters…prepared to your liking. It is brushed with lemon-butter and broiled or dusted with flour and seasonings and pan-fried.  Either way, it’s mouth-watering.

Crab-Stuffed Orange Roughy
Stuffed with a delightful crab stuffing and topped with an Ala’ Grego sauce.

Native Whitefish
A Great Lakes treasure!  This flakey fillet is topped with a succulent crabmeat and broiled to perfections.

Neptune’s Trio
Tender morsels of Shrimp, Scallops and Orange Roughy bathed in our herbed-butter sauce and broiled…scrumptious!

Sea Scallops
These plump beauties are brushed with herbed-butter and broiled to perfection—sweet and tender.  Served with steamed broccoli

Ocean Perch
Always a favorite!  Served just the way you like…broiled or deep-fired

Fresh Catch of the Day
Ask your server for the days fresh catch which often includes Walleye, Salmon or other premium offerings

Frog Legs
Tender and meaty sautéed frog legs or, if you prefer, we’ll deep-fry them until crispy and golden



Broasted Chicken
Dipped in our lightly seasoned flour mix and broasted to seal in the natural juices…crispy on the outside and juicy and flavorful on the inside.

Roasted Half Duckling
Glazed with plum sauce and served with wild rice.

Chicken Jazz
Succulent breast of chicken nestled on a bed of steamed spinach, drizzled with our flavorful raspberry sauce and topped with bacon bits and crumbled bleu cheese—a taste extraordinaire

Amaretto Chicken
A tender, boneless breast of chicken dazzled with almond-flavored liqueur; served with rice and steamed broccoli

Hawaiian Chicken
Our delightful marinated chicken breast, charbroiled to perfection, served over a bed of our Hawaiian-flavored rice; garnished with fresh pineapple



Raspberry, Cranberry Vinearette Salad
Fresh greens with walnuts, oranges, dried cranberries and choice of grilled chicken or salmon

Grilled Chicken Finger Salad
Tender breast of chicken served on a bed of crisp salad greens, tossed with tomato, onion, cucumber; complemented with our choice of dressing



Pork Barbecue Sandwich
River Lake Inn’s specialty sandwich!  Hickory-smoked pork and our own zesty barbecue sauce heaped on a fresh sourdough club roll. A real treat!

Ground Sirloin Sandwich
Fresh-ground ½ lbs choice sirloin, broiled till tender and juicy, served open-faced on a toasted bun. Sided with French fries, lettuce and tomato garnish. Slice if onion on request.

Cowboy Sirloin Sandwich
Fresh-ground ½ lbs choice sirloin, broiled till tender and juicy, served open-faced  with a think slab of deep-fried onion. Topped with our tangy BBQ sauce. Sided with French fries. 

Chicken Breast Sandwich
A tasty boneless chicken breast carefully broiled and served on a Kaiser bun. Available ala carte or with a cup of home-style soup du jour, tossed salad or French fries.