Nick’s Family Restaurant, Spooner, WI, 5/17/23


Nick’s Family Restaurant is a large place, with seats for 120, and famous for its ‘pizzaburger.’  It has been in business for over 50 years and with it being locally owned and family run by the Tyler family since 1979.  Windows to the street are on many sides with booths next to them.  In the middle of the rooms are tables of various sizes.  The first thing you see when you enter is the display case filled with pies and the check-out counter where you pay.  They have a large menu that is supplemented with daily specials for lunch and dinner and serve breakfast all-day.  Closed on Tuesday, they are open 6 am to 8 pm daily and are even open earlier during the week.  They serve wine and beer but no full bar.  Service was amazing considering how few were working there and how many people continued to arrive.  The food was mixed but edible.  It looks like a no-frills place and that’s the food it serves too.  Nothing wrong just not calling you back to eat there again.


specials and pies
Frankie and the drink menu
menu 1
menu 2
menu 3
extra appetizers



The Turkey Club contained sliced turkey breast, bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo on toast.  It came cut in half not the usual quarters (or as pictured).  It had some other irregularities not often found on club sandwiches.  This one had onion and the turkey was heated.  There was too much mayo but the bread was nicely toasted.  The balance of ingredients felt off and some of the lettuce sticking out the sides was really brown.  It was okay, but that’s a generous rating.

turkey club sandwich
from the top


The Ultimate Pizza Burger was made with 6 oz patty of seasoned ground beef and pork that is topped with pizza sauce, mushrooms, onion, pepperoni and mozzarella on a Ciabatta bun.  You can get it by itself – a la carte – which is with chips or a side for just under $3 more.  They also offer a 1/4 pound patty on the “lighter appetites” menu.  I had the regular-size burger but skipped the side offering.  The ciabatta was nicely toasted on the inside and soft and chewy on the outside.  They ask you how spicy you’d like it when you order and I said give it plenty but it was more temperature hot than spicy.  It was an interesting mix of flavors and textures that I liked but I never thought I was eating pizza, however, it was a fun change from a regular burger.  The chips were fine.

Ultimate Pizza burger
from the side
Frankie pointed out the table amenities and beer and wine list

3 thoughts on “Nick’s Family Restaurant, Spooner, WI, 5/17/23

  1. Drove through Spooner on the way to where my parents lived a couple of months ago. There were four of us and all had the jumbo cheeseburgers and pie. Excellent food, great price, big portions and great staff. I’ll definitely be back when time allows me.

    1. Thanks! Glad you liked the pies. I wanted to try and didn’t. Recently enjoyed Louie’s on the Lake in Cumberland. Similar but smaller- it’s write up comes out in a bit.

  2. The dilemma at a place like that is that the things they specialize in are so big and heavy, but I’d feel obliged to save room for pie.

    I used to order an occasional pizza burger, but they always came on regular burger buns or at least kaiser rolls.

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