The parking lot was pretty full, but that’s to be expected on a Sunday morning at a restaurant that boasts a breakfast menu with something for everyone. Pancakes obviously are a highlight with many unique selections. The owners guard a secret recipe that harkens back more than a half-century and originated at their family’s restaurant in Wisconsin Dells.
Another big draw is the fact Blue Gilly’s offers almost everything on its menu with allergy-sensitive options. The restaurant maintains a separate kitchen for preparing soy-free and gluten-free dishes, so this definitely is the place to take someone with a food allergy.
Also, there isn’t really a pier. But in warmer weather, the restaurant offers outdoor seating on its patio at the rear of the building. Offering a glimpse of the Rock River, the hostess told us that it’s a popular option for many people.
With a friendly and competent wait staff that seemed to know quite a few diners by name and order preference, it was nice to see Blue Gilly’s is a regular stop for a lot people.