It's Turtle Time at the Dorf Haus on Wednesdays During Lent
Curious first timers who want to try roasted turtle dinners at the Dorf Haus Supper Club, Roxbury, near Sauk City, as a Lenten alternative, can order it Wednesdays and Fridays through April 10.
The $18.95 entrée includes turtle, marinated overnight in carrots and onions and then roasted for four hours, mashed potatoes, gravy, cole slaw and the Dorf Haus signature fritters. The Dorf Haus popular Friday night haddock fish fry with fritters is also a special on Wednesdays, as well as Fridays, during Lent. Cost is $14.95.
The turtle tradition started 36 years ago when the late Vern Maier, original Dorf Haus owner, thought his loyal customers, many of whom were Catholics, would like to try something different, other than fish during lent and turtle qualifies.
Diners are encouraged to call ahead to order turtle at 608-643-3980.