Where to Eat in Amherst: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Layne Dawes

Amherst is a village in Portage County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,035 at the 2010 census. Amherst is at the core of the Tomorrow Valley area.

1. The Landmark

102 S Main St, Amherst, WI 54406-9029 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 715-824-2200
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

The Landmark

Reviewed By pointer2016 - Stevens Point, Wisconsin

The soup(chicken tortellini) and sandwich(turkey ruben) I enjoyed for lunch was very tasty. My companion had the burrito special that looked terrific as well. The food was fresh and we will definitely be back soon!

2. Trout Bum Bakery

235 N Main St, Scandinavia, WI 54977-9310 +1 715-281-9362
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By Mike E - Oshkosh, Wisconsin

The baked goods were delicious and affordable. Well worth the stop. All the baked goods are made on site. We were biking the Tomorrow River Bike Trail and could not buy any more items to take home with us. We'll definitely come back by car to get some.

3. Ruby Coffee

9515 Water St, Nelsonville, WI 54407 +1 715-254-1592
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Ruby Coffee

Reviewed By pointer2016 - Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Stopped into this local coffee roaster during their tasting room hours. Cute rustic decor, in a small town, with art studios/galleries nearby. Bakery available from local Main Grain bakery. Hours Saturday and Sunday mornings check listings for times.

4. WheelHouse Restaurant

E1209 County Road Q, Waupaca, WI 54981-9710 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 715-258-8289
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 178 reviews

WheelHouse Restaurant

Reviewed By Kevin W - Maui, Hawaii

So I am a road warrior and this is my first visit to the area. I asked some locals and it was funny how many people suggested the Wheelhouse for their Monday night pizza buffet. I was out sightseeing before dinner and happen to drive by the wheel house and noticed the cars were already gathering in the parking lot around 4:30 when I returned it 5 minutes before 5 when the buffet starts you would have thought it was free food day or something with all the cars in the parking lot. The decor of the restaurant is fun and lots to look at. The wait staff was very accommodating and friendly. The buffet is quite simple about eight different pizzas and a bowl of garlic bread all for only about $8 I believe I know before tip the buffet and an iced tea was less than $10. If you're in the area for a number of evenings and looking for somewhere local with plenty of people watching, I strongly suggest the Wheelhouse I think you'll be happy

5. Ambrosia Pub & Grill

192 S Main St, Amherst, WI 54406-9029 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 715-824-2332
Excellent
29%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

Ambrosia Pub & Grill

Reviewed By DogzRule1

Arrived before 5 pm. Was seated promptly and ordered an appetizer of fried cheese curds that were amazing. Salad was disappointing with wilted and mushy lettuce but that's not why I was there. Ordered the walleye fried fish and was not disappointed! Lightly battered and larger than the plate. Never would have expected such wonderful fish from the outside appearance! It's another "must" and you won't be disappointed! But remember, go early!

6. King Cone

445 Wilson St, Amherst, WI 54406 +1 715-824-5464
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By buglehman - Wausau, Wisconsin

driving from Waupaca to Wausau on a hot day and stumbled upon this place looking to purchase something cold to drink. They had several flavors to choose from and I decided on Espresso Cookie Crunch. YUM.

7. Frontier Restaurant

9679 Western Way, Amherst, WI 54406-9026 +1 715-824-2033
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Frontier Restaurant

Reviewed By L L - Wausau

This is a great eating establishment in a small community. Breakfast here is reasonably priced and taste great! It's clean and the staff is very friendly. They make you feel at home. The building is nice and clean with a old style décor which make s me feel welcome. I stop when ever I can and will continue to do so.

8. Smokey Spur Bar & Grill

4180 Smokey Rd, Amherst, WI 54406-9010 Reservations Barbecue Dinner +1 715-824-5606
Excellent
14%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
14%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 7 reviews

Smokey Spur Bar & Grill

Reviewed By L L - Wausau

As a country bar & grill (super club) it's O.K.. The atmosphere was just that. The building was clean and presentable. The food was O.K.,. The menu sounded much better than the food ended up being but, in general it was O.K.. The beverages were out of the bottle so.....hard to change that. The staff seemed more interested in the txt messages on their phones than tending to the tables or people sitting at the bar. But, All-In-All, it was O.K. and I'll probably stop again when in the area but, wouldn't go out of my way.

9. The Rivers Bar and Supper Club

9971 County Road Kk, Amherst, WI 54406-9386 Steakhouse +1 715-824-3113
Excellent
34%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
33%
Terrible
33%
Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By MrsLing - Appleton, Wisconsin

We had a group of 13 people. The place is really beautiful inside and right on the river with a nice patio to overlook the view. The owner was easy to engage in conversation and made very good cocktails! Unfortunately, it ended there......

Our long dark haired server was a bit snippy, she auctioned off our food when it arrived, and plate clearing was minimal. Mind you, it was not busy! There was no butter on the table for the potatoes and condiments did not come with the food such as cocktail sauce and horseradish sauce. The salad bar was small but decent with a couple of soups. The food for what you get is quite overpriced! The baked potato was overcooked. Examples of overpricing for this location.....5 scallops for $19.95? A seafood platter for $32.95?? Yikes!!

I was hoping to go back the next morning for breakfast but we changed our minds. I hope the owner reads this and takes note.

10. Subway

113 US Highway 10, # B, Amherst, WI 54406 +1 715-824-6888
Excellent
0%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
100%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

2 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By casey101 - Wisconsin

We eat here as a last resort when we are busy with kids sports. The area where they prepare sandwiches is normally dirty. Many times we have gone the vegetables have been dropped in other bins during the day and left to lay in the wrong container. They usually only have 1 or 2 types of breads when we go and have pizzas about half the time. If you walk by the soda machine be prepared to stick to the floor. Being in a small town you don't have many options. If there was something else fast I would never eat here. The last time we went there were a lot of fruit flies flying around the vegetables. Not just a couple but dozens. Really turned us off and haven't been back.

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