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Red Circle Inn, Wisconsin’s Oldest Restaurant, Now Open

Renovations include a new menu, updated décor & improved private event space

NASHOTAH, WI (March 30, 2023) – Geronimo Hospitality Group, is pleased to announce Red Circle Inn, Wisconsin’s Oldest Restaurant, is now open after undergoing a series of renovations. The 174-year-old restaurant boasts updated décor, improved banquet and private event spaces and a new, delectable menu.

Geronimo is proud to announce Chef Joe Heppe will be leading the Red Circle Inn kitchen as executive chef. Chef Heppe will oversee all kitchen preparations and operations for both Red Circle Inn and I.d., the modern American kitchen located inside the Delafield Hotel, also owned and operated by Geronimo Hospitality Group.

The new menu features reimagined items the restaurant has long been known for, including hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood and delicious, homemade desserts along with an extensive wine list and after dinner cocktails.

“Red Circle Inn is a special place with a rich history. We can’t wait to welcome guests back to experience the new era of this Lake Country classic,” said chief operating officer of Geronimo Hospitality Group, Jeff Whiteman. “Honoring history is one of our ultimate objectives and I think this new chapter of Red Circle Inn embodies that while also providing guests with Geronimo’s spin on hospitality.”

Updated décor and furnishings can be found throughout the restaurant and event spaces. Historic photos line the walls allowing guests to take a step back in time and through Red Circle’s storied past. While improvements have been made, the original fireplace has been restored in the dining room and guests can belly up to the original Pabst bar that was built in 1889.

“We’ve worked hard to breathe new life into this restaurant, and we can’t wait to bring back the regulars of Red Circle Inn and invite new guests to experience our decadent menu, wine lists and Lake Country hospitality,” said general manager of Red Circle Inn Rocky Kitzman.

Red Circle Inn is open Monday through Thursday 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4:30 p.m. - 10p.m. Bar is open 4 p.m. to close.

To make reservations and to learn more about Red Circle Inn, visit

About Geronimo Hospitality Group

Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, Geronimo Hospitality Group owns and operates a growing collection of award-winning, upscale boutique hotels, eateries, clubs and co-working spaces. Committed to providing memorable experiences through its genuine service and original brands, Geronimo properties are distinguished as destinations of choice for locals and travelers in the cities they operate. For more information, visit:


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