Located across the street from the Manitowoc County Courthouse, the Courthouse Pub fully embraces a legal theme. Your bill arrives in a folder that looks like a court summons, while the bill of fare (or menu) is divided into different sections, such as opening arguments (appetizers), small claims (mid-priced entrees) and grand jury (entrees $16 and up).
Tim Schneider, CEO of Investors Community Bank, brings interview candidates as well as clients and business associates to the Courthouse Pub.
“This is an ideal place when you’re entertaining someone for business. The service and food is always great and you are able to easily have a conversation,” he says. “They do an excellent job of catering to businesses.”
The varied menu includes pork saltimbocca, salmon, primed flank, creamy pistachio gnocchi, perch and Jonathan’s Pride (featuring a 6-ounce cut of tenderloin roast, Argentine red shrimp, vegetables and roasted potatoes topped with exotic mushrooms and named for John Jagemann, who opened the restaurant 16 years ago).
The Courthouse Pub also is a microbrewery, with employees brewing a mix of craft beers each month, including some seasonal offerings. If you prefer wine, the restaurant’s wine program has been recognized annually since 2002 with Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award of Excellence.
“They also have a private room available for small groups that we have used for special occasions or meetings. They even help you put together a special menu,” Schneider says. “They have everything you’re looking for when it comes to selecting a place for your business lunches or dinners.”
— MaryBeth Matzek