If you have read any of my posts you will see that the chow in Winona, MN is dismal at best. Only one place worth the time, and if you don't want chinese/thai food then you're stuck.
Well there is a great place in Fountain City, WI about 15-20 minutes from Winona. Holmes Landing, is a very nice place, an old style restaurant bar. A fine old bar is right inside the door and is the only smoking area in the place. The dining area in back affords nice views of the river.
The food there is very good, they specialize in steaks and seafood, the steaks look very good but I haven't really gotten past the seafood. Fresh fish and shellfish are highlighted.
The preparation is very good, the chef takes the time to let the food's natural flavors shine. From simple salads and breads to main courses, it is the skill and finess of the chef that makes for an exceptional dining experience.
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