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Monday, March 10, 2008

Wild Bill's in Lebanon closed for good

Bummer. Wild Bill's American Grille in Lebanon has now closed, according to their web site. Not sure what the deal is, but they had closed back in March 2007, blaming the smoking ban on decreased business, but customers convinced them to open back up. Obviously it wasn't enough to keep them going. This was one of the few restaurants to serve buffalo from Vista Grand Ranch in New Richmond. But I think you can still get buffalo from Eckerlin's at Findlay Market (and also the IGA in New Richmond).


at 11:49 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Lebanon and this was news in last week's Western Star. The wife made a comment that she "wasn't running a charity". We ate there once when they reopened and found her to be a little surly and not very friendly. I'm not surprised they went out of business.

at 12:03 PM Blogger Stepf said...

You can get bison at Lavomatic and maybe Chalk.

at 12:03 PM Blogger Stepf said...

You can get bison at Lavomatic and maybe Chalk.

at 1:27 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wild Bill's didn't fit the local area. It had pretensions to being "leading edge", but this community is very blue collar. The small plates were expensive relative to what you got. They removed all fried foods (like fried pickles) when they reopened, because I suppose lowly bar food did not fit the image. And the seating and the restaurant environment were not very comfortable - no privacy was possible. I tried the bison - gristly and strange texture. The "ancho mashed potatoes" were no big deal. Pretentious.

IMO this place was a vanity project of the owner and didn't fit local tastes and really wasn't that great.

at 9:00 AM Anonymous TJ Jackson said...


Multiple negative comments from Anonymous, and Anonymous is not calling out Anonymous for negative comments?

This might well be one of the signs of the apocalpyse :-)

at 1:04 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

TJ--I am one of the Anonymous". The last thing I need is for Wild Bill's wife to show up on my doorstep.... :-)

at 10:33 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many people post as anonymous.....

at 12:03 AM Anonymous TJ Jackson said...


Note the smiley :-)

at 2:11 PM Blogger Picture said...

I never post as anonymous, I only use my real name.


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