Eating outside is one of life’s simple pleasures. That’s why Barb LaMue, who joined New North Inc. as executive director earlier this summer, prefers sitting outside when at Hagemeister Park, one of her favorite lunch spots in Green Bay.
With the front of Hagemeister facing Washington Street, the expansive restaurant includes an outdoor dining deck in back overlooking the Fox River.
“Hagemeister has a great relaxed feel with the outdoor dining deck adjacent to City Deck and the development tied into Packer history, along with great food,” LaMue says, adding she has multiple favorite spots for lunch depending on her mood.
Hagemeister’s diverse menu includes everything from salads and sandwiches to burgers, pizzas and entrees, including the Cedar Plank Salmon ($18.99) and Pierogi Stroganoff ($14.99). On a warm day, the Salmon Citrus Salad ($15.99) and Spinach & Artichoke Flatbread ($13.99) hit the spot. The menu also offers several German specialties, including the Meister Burger, a half-pounder served on a grilled pretzel roll with beer-braised mushrooms, two German cheeses and sweet and sour slaw ($12.99).
If you don’t happen to pick the warmest day but still want to eat outside at Hagemeister, the deck does have a heated canopy. If you choose to eat inside, you’ll find yourself in a pub-style restaurant with plenty of Packers memorabilia.
— MaryBeth Matzek