Where to find comfort food this fall
As the weather gets colder, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a hearty meal at one of Manitowoc and Two Rivers’ outstanding restaurants, whether you’re looking for homemade soups, from-scratch pasta, or supper club favorites. Here are a few spots you shouldn’t miss on your next trip.
Ryan’s on York has been serving diners in downtown Manitowoc for nearly 10 years with delicious items like smash burgers, melts, tacos, and more. At Moore’s Irish Pub, another downtown restaurant, you’ll find Emerald Isle-inspired dishes like shepherd’s pie and the Guinness meatball sub. Rupp’s on Washington in the nearby village of Cleveland is a casual dining supper club known for its homemade soups, steaks, prime rib, and seafood.
Get a taste of the South at Brian’s Smokehouse & BBQ, located in downtown Manitowoc. Sample delicious Southern BBQ specialties including pulled pork, brisket, ribs, chicken, and more. Diners with a big appetite can also head to BRIX—located in a historic building in downtown Manitowoc—to enjoy decadent menu items like bacon-wrapped cheese curds, gourmet burgers, and build-your-own macaroni and cheese.
Luigi’s Italian Restaurant is a longtime favorite in Manitowoc County, as this family-owned eatery serves up Sicilian-style pasta and dinners like chicken cacciatore, homemade lasagna, and more. And don’t forget their tasty pizzas, too—including Chicago-style stuffed pizza. Maretti’s Deli offers pasta meals and pizzas as well as lighter fare like fresh sandwiches, soups, and salads.