Closure of 168-year old Wilmot business institution announced

The Stage Stop restaurant in Wilmot has announced via Facebook and its website that it is closing as of Friday.

The local institution — know for its grilled meat and the stick of butter served on its baked potatoes — had billed itself as the longest continuously owned and operated tap and dining establishment in Wisconsin. That legacy dated back 168 years.

Here is the announcement from Facebook:

UPDATE July 30 — Maybe reopening after all:



  1. Abby says:

    No one has any insight as to why it was sudden?

  2. Abby says:

    No one has any insight as to why so sudden?

  3. robert walski says:

    could you atleast gave people time to come for one more meal I love that place and never in my life would have thought it would come to an end let me run it I will make it the same as it is now

  4. Linda Stoddard says:

    Never had a bad meal there too bad they’re closing. It will end an era of firsts for many, occasionally for some, the “regulars”, and this’d that celebrated a special occasion. They will be missed —

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