Grasshopper Restaurant – West Bend WI – 241 N Main St
Happened to be in West Bend on a Saturday and found myself downtown at lunch time. My husband and I wanted to take my Father-In-Law out for his birthday. He is new to town and never heard of this restaurant, but it looked nice from the outside and advertised “Slow Cooked Food – Breakfast and Lunch”. Sounds perfect.
They were pretty busy for 1:30 on a Saturday. We were warmly greeted from the nice bartender lady. We asked for a table for three and she directed (ok pointed) us to the dining room and said. “Please seat yourself, there is a table open in the dining room.” Once seated, we waited for a very long time and no menus. A table just left next to us and when the waitress came to clean it. We asked her for some menus. She was stunned, embarrassed and VERY apologetic that nobody had taken care of us. She told us that this wasn’t her section, but she was going to take of us. Well from that moment on everything went well.
We started off with the spinach artichoke dip with warmed flatbread. It was super creamy and flavorful, with big pieces of artichoke and spinach.
The men ordered the Chef Special Burger of the day. Topped with brown sugar bacon, arugula, caramelized onions and a Sriracha drizzle, presented on a warmed pretzel bun. The burger was so big, it was a “fork and knife” meal. The side chosen: browned potatoes. (they would make an excellent breakfast side dish)
I chose the BMT. Basil, mozzarella, tomato which also included spinach and a EVVO and balsamic drizzle. It came on a toasted basil ciabatta bun. It was piled high and very delicious. My side was the pasta salad. Bowtie pasta in a creamy dressing. Very tasty.
Next time I’m in West Bend I will for sure be planning a visit here. Maybe I will get there early and try breakfast.
(Previously Posted to Trip Advisor)
2019: I just found out that the Grasshopper is no longer in business. Sadly, I never got there to try their breakfast.