Lutefisk dinners in Wisconsin during 2012

Thanks for visiting our 2012 list of lutefisk dinners in Wisconsin. We’re still waiting for details on a dinner in Janeville on November 10, 2012; please check back in a few days if that’s of interest. If we’ve missed a dinner, please let us know the details and we’ll add it to our list. You may contact us by e-mail at madisononthecheap

Sunday, Sunday, October 7, 2012

Norske Nook
Osseo, Eau Claire, Rice Lake, Hayward (see website for location details)
Serving begins at 10:45 a.m.
Norwegian Sweet Soup with Norwegian Flat Bread and Pickled Herring; Lutefisk and/or Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes; Mashed Rutabagas, Norwegian Lefse and Cranberries; Norwegian Cream Pudding (Rømmegrøt) with a Sandbakkel or Rosette
Cost: $12.95

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bruce Valley Lutheran Church**
Located on County Road D just 6 miles South of Strum (or 12 miles North of Whitehall)
Menu for the annual “Lutefisk-N-Meatball-N-Lefse” dinner includes mashed potatoes and gravy; lefse; rutabagas; cranberries; homemade pickled beets; bread; milk or coffee. Menu for the “Meatball-N-Lefse” dinner includes includes mashed potatoes and gravy; lefse; rutabagas; cranberries; homemade pickled beets; bread; milk or coffee
Serving 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets sold at door. No reservations taken.For additional information, call (715) 695-2903.
Adults: $13 for the “Lutefisk-N-Meatball-N-Lefse” dinner and $9 for the “Meatball-N-Lefse” dinner; Children (6-12) $5; Children 5 and under FREE

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Vermont Lutheran Church
Located on Vermont Church Road just off Highway 78 between Mount Horeb and Black Earth
Lutefisk, meatballs, potatoes, gravy, green beans, lefse, rolls, cranberries, relishes, rømmegrøt, Norwegian goodies, coffee, milk.
Serving 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Seating is by reservation only and mail reservations must be received no later than October 12, 2012. Download a PDF of the reservation form from the church website.
Tickets: $16 adults and $8 children (12 and under)

Northland Lutheran Church
N9880 St Hwy 49, Iola
(715) 445-2956
Lutefisk & Lefsa, Meatballs & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes,Buttered Carrots, Cole Slaw, Cranberries, Norwegian Pastries. Served Family Style.
Serving: 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
$14 adults; $4 children (ages 4-12); FREE for children 5 and under

Utica Lutheran Church
14974 Highway 27 (2 miles north of Mount Sterling)
(608) 734-3505
Additional information TBA

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Five Points Lutheran Church
25925 Five Points Drive, Blue River
(608) 536-3877
Menu: Lutefisk, Lefse, Meatballs/gravy, mashed potatotoes, green beans, apple salad, cranberries, Norwegian Pastries.
Serving: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
$14 Adults; $6 Children 6-12; FREE for children under 6

Orfordville Lutheran Church

210 North Main Street, Orfordville
(608) 879- 2575
Menu: Lutefisk, meatballs, lefse, mashed potatoes, rolls, cranberries, coleslaw, pie, milk, and coffee. All you can eat, served family style.
Serving: 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
$15 Adults; $5 Children (5-12); FREE Children under 5
No reservations. Church is fully handicapped accessible.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

North Beaver Creek Lutheran Church

W11275 County Road C, Ettrick
(608) 525-2406
Dinner is served family style and is all you care to eat. It features a real home cooked Norwegian meal with lutefisk and meatballs baked in wood stoves. Along with the meatballs and lutefisk, there is lefse, mashed potatoes, gravy, rutabagas, cranberries, pie, pickles, milk and coffee.
Serving 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tickets available at the door: Adults $13; Children (6-12) $6 and Preschool free. All carryouts are $14

Friday, November 2, 2012

Lakeview Lutheran Church
4001 Mandrake Drive, Madison
(608)-244-6181
Serving from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Served family style, this meal includes the fish cooked on site, Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh cranberry sauce, cole slaw, rutabagas, pumpkin and apple pie and plenty of homemade lefse, butter, and brown sugar.
No advanced ticket sales. Purchase tickets the the door: $15 adults and $6 kids (6-12)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Barneveld Lutheran Church
505 Swiss Lane (just off Hwy K), Barneved
(608) 924-8621
The Annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner will feature Lutefisk, meatballs w/gravy, potatoes, lefse, vegetable, salad, cranberries, pie, rommegrot, coffee, milk. All the trimmings!
Serving from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Pre-paid reservations accepted and appreciated (download reservation form PDF). Walk-ins are welcome, preferably after 1:30 pm.
Adults $16; Children (12 and under) $7; Children under 4 FREE

Our Saviors Lutheran Church
6 miles east of Rice Lake on Highway 48 (at the intersection of Hwy 48 and 25th Street)
(715) 234-7991
The 14th annual Lutefisk and Meatball dinner will feature Lutefisk, Meatballs, Lefse, Fruit Suppe, mashed potatoes,Rutabagas, Cranberry Relish, Apple & Pumpkin Pie, Coffee, and Milk served family style.
Serving from 11:00 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Annual Bazaar & Bake sale will be held upstairs during the dinner.
Tickets sold at door.
Adults $14; Youth (12 and under) $5

Western Koshkonong Lutheran Church
2633 Church Street, Cottage Grove
(608) 873-6744
Traditional Norwegian Dinner with Lutefisk, Meatballs, Lefse, Mashed potatoes, Green beans, Cranberries, Cabbage salad, Dinner rolls, Homemade pie, Coffee, and Milk.
Seatings at 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Adults $15.00 in advance and $16.00 at the door; Children (under 12) $6.00
Send reservations, checks & SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE TO: Western Koshkonong Ladies Aid; c/o L. M. Nordlie;
1859 Koshkonong Road; Stoughton, WI 53589

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Yellowstone Lutheran Church
4472 Saints Road, Blanchardville
(608) 543-3088
Norwegian Dinner: “The menu is Rommegrot, Klub, Norwegian meatballs, Escalloped Potatoes, Cranberries, Rutabaga, Lefse, Fattigman, Strull, Sanbakkels, Rosettes, cheese and more.” Note: Lutefisk doesn’t seem to be on the menu.
Serving from noon until 4 p.m.
Price TBA

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Christ Lutheran Church
220 S. Main Street, DeForest
(608) 846-4719
“In addition to our Lutefisk (with plenty of hot, melted butter), we feature our own Homemade Potato Lefse (butter and brown sugar also if desired), mashed potatoes, mashed rutabagas, cranberry sauce, green beans, coleslaw, and homemade pie – Uff da!”
Serving from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Reservations may be made by calling the church office: (608) 846-4718
$16 Adults; $8 for 6-12 years; Under 6 years Free ($1 discount for reservations with advance payment received by November 2, 2012).

Sons of Norway Nordland Lodge #544

418 West Milwaukee Street, Janesville
Menu: Lutefisk w/Butter and/or Cream sauce, Norwegian meatballs, Mashed potatoes, Lefse, Cranberries, Coleslaw, Rommegrot, and Norwegian Pastries. Lefse and 2013 Norwegian Calendars for sale.
Serving 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets sold at door.
Adults $15; Children (6-12) $5; Children 5 and under free

Saturday, December 1, 2012

St. Olaf Lutheran Church

W653 Roosevelt Road (Highway O and Roosevelt Road in Dodge County)
Rubicon (Town of Ashippun)
Dinner includes steamed lutefisk (cod), St. Olaf’s famous Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, rutabagas, festive cranberry salad, green beans, lefse, flatbread, rolls, coffee, milk, and homemade Scandinavian and holiday cookies.
Serving 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tickets sold at door. Reservations can be made by calling Lyn at (920) 474-3168. Visa and Master Card accepted
Adults $15; Children (5-10) $7; Children under 5 Free

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Norske Nook
Osseo, Eau Claire, Rice Lake, Hayward (see website for location details)
Serving begins at 10:45 a.m.
Norwegian Sweet Soup with Norwegian Flat Bread and Pickled Herring; Lutefisk and/or Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes; Mashed Rutabagas, Norwegian Lefse and Cranberries; Norwegian Cream Pudding (Rommergrot) with a Sandbakkel or Rosette
Cost: $12.95

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Norway Lutheran Church

6321 Heg Park Road
Wind Lake
Additional information TBA.

**Note: When I asked event organizers why there was no website for the Bruce Valley Lutheran Church, they replied: “This church is a community project and is an restoration project. It is Norwegian heritage, and is intact just as our forefathers built in 1910, and dedicated 1911. The wooden structure is copied after so many churches we would see in Norway. This Lutefisk_N-Meatball Dinner is one of the yearly fundraiser to keep the church as a monument of the past in honor and respect of our heritage. Restoration of the project is in its 28th year.”


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This list was last updated on 11/6/2012.