Maasz’s North Shore Inn
N1835 North Shore Road
Fort Atkinson, WI
Just off Highway 106 at the end of North Shore Road, squarely facing Lake Koshkonong – choppy water on that breezy summer night not long ago – lays a Supper Club. On a summer evening, the red umbrellas would usually be up outside on the patio, but tonight, because of the wind, they are down. Ah, but it’s the food and atmosphere that makes Maasz’s North Shore Inn special, and that starts with a trip to – where else? – the bar. Tonight, we’ll begin our experience by enjoying the fantastic view westward across Koshkonong from inside tonight.
Maasz’s is self-proclaimed “the friendliest place around.” And our bartender proves it, an amazing mechanic, keeping up a friendly banter along with a steady stream of drink and dinner recommendations all the while cranking out reasonably priced, perfect supper club cocktails – The Old Fashioned, Gin & Tonic and a good selection of beers were ordered and pronounced “authentic.” As we peruse the menu the bartender further explains that our order will be taken at the bar and that service of food will commence upon all being seated, a tradition hearkening back to the 1960’s when the Maasz family opened for business. Old school. Sure enough, appetizers & main courses are ordered and we enjoy our drinks until we are seated. How’s THAT for friendly?
The robust menu is reasonably priced, as are the specials. Scallop and Shrimp Combo (Deep Fried $9.50), Lobster Tails (2 for $20!) & Butterfly-Cut Filet Mignon ($19) came with salad and three types of dressings served lazy-susan style & choice of potato. All dishes were completely consumed.
Shortly after we had finished, the owners came to our table and filled us in on some of the history of the place. The Maasz family has been in the business since being in diapers, so ask for the stories.
Great place in a great spot, wonderful ambiance, splendid service, nightly specials and tasty Supper Club fare make Maasz’s North Shore Inn a step back in time and a step into a Jefferson County good time for all.
Katie was the Executive Director of the Lake Mills Main Street Program from 2011 to 2019 and was the Secretary for the Jefferson County Tourism Council. In 2019, she retired to explore a new fashion degree and travel throughout the world. Katie was also a writer and contributed a great deal of copy for our website and printed guide. She was a great asset to our organization and we'll miss her!