Dinner and Breakfast Options
Lunch and Dinner Options
Businesses within a couple blocks include (call the restaurant a week ahead of time to make sure you group will fit, depending on your group size):
Brian’s Smokehouse BBQ For southern BBQ. Brian’s has a kids menu and a variety of other options. (920) 374-4185
Pizza Hut located across the river a few blocks also has coupons special to Overnighters. Contact the Overnight Coordinator for coupons at least 2 weeks before your Overnight. Up to 35% off the bill with appropriate coupons.
The business to the north of CITGO is Harborside Restaurant with hamburgers as big as your plate. A good suggestion for individuals and families for the Family Overnight; the price might be out of budget for Overnight Scout groups, however.
Beerntsen’s Confectionery is kitty-corner from the Museum on 8th street. A great atmosphere with a soup and sandwich menu, along with sundaes, old-fashion soda fountain, and confections.
Or check out Maretti’s Deli a couple blocks north west of the Museum, an Italian deli which has sandwiches including the USS Cobia submarine sandwich.
There are plenty of other local eateries located in the downtown area as well as the rest of Manitowoc, most of which are located on Calumet Ave. and Washington St. on your way in from I-43 off exit 149. To see the rest, go to http://www.manitowoc.info/eat/.
To complete your overnight experience, we now offer three options for breakfast. Please take the time to read through the options below and notify the museum at least 14 days prior to you visit on the option of your choice. All youth and all adults must attend the morning graduation ceremony before heading to any of your breakfast options.
Option 1: Bring your own Breakfast
Space is available for groups to eat breakfast in the museum. You may bring breakfast items such as cereal, pop-tarts, muffins, fruit, juice, etc. Groups are responsible for their own cleanup. A vacuum, bucket, and rags will be provided. If you wish to eat breakfast at the museum with a seating arrangement, you need to call no later than 14 days prior to your visit to make reservations. Otherwise a standing only buffet style can be accommodated if notified that night.
Festival Foods 920-645-6880
Option 2: McDonald’s
McDonald’s coupons for buy one get one free breakfast sandwiches are available and valid for the two Manitowoc locations. The nearest McDonald’s is just 2 miles away, and is on the way back to I-43 for south bound travelers for Exit 149. You can go to breakfast and return to tour the museum or stop on your way out of town. If you decide to take the option of leaving for breakfast, and then returning to the galleries, just let the front desk know of your return time before you leave. You will need to contact the Overnight Coordinator for these 2 weeks before the overnight.
Option 3: Area Restaurants
For those who prefer to go to a family restaurant for breakfast check https://www.manitowoc.info/ for dining options, otherwise below is a list of places Overnight groups commonly go to in Manitowoc for breakfast. You can go to breakfast and return to tour the museum or stop on your way out of town. If you decide to take the option of leaving for breakfast, and then returning to the galleries, just let the front desk know of your return time before you leave.
Wrap It Up just across the river, in sight of USS Cobia. Check out their full menu including their breakfast menu on Wrap It Ups website. Also check out their coffee menu including 96 oz Jo To Go carafes for $15 in 10 minutes. For large groups they can open early with advanced reservations of up to 40, otherwise order pick up and bring it back to the Museum with prior reservation of the Riverview Room with the Museum, and prior order through Wrap It Up.
Other Local Activities
Looking for other activities to while you are in town?
Check out other locations like Strand Adventures. At Strand Adventures (opening in the Spring) youth groups can check out their laser tag, climbing walls, ninja gym, multi-tiered jungle gym, batting cages, team building activities, and more. Check out their website at strandadventures.com to book tickets. For more information call 920-717-0784.