The building that stands today at Denoon Beach, was originally the Smith’s Hotel.
It was erected in 1912 after the former building on the same site burned. It was in this era that the resort hotel saw its busiest days. Glass blowers from Milwaukee would come in large groups on weekends to enjoy the peace and quiet the resort provided. Smith’s Hotel had 13 rooms, complete with tavern, hall, grocery store and ice cream parlor. In the early days it cost 15 dollars per week for a room and meals at the hotel.
For some years it served as the post office and for a number of summers it was a place where lake residents would go to pay their taxes. The resort would send horse drawn wagons, and later a bus to meet the interurban as it stopped at Muskego Dam road near the present Highway 36 intersection today.
Besides the beach, the resort rented cottages, and had a fleet of 20 boats. These boats were built by John Paepke. From 1924 through 1940, boats rented for 50 cents an hour or one dollar per day. Ben Schuler bought the resort in the 1920′s. Ben and his son Steve ran it until the late 1960′s. Between 1960 and 2006 it has been known as Uncle Thirsty’s, Steny’s and Demarinis.
Sneesby’s Denoon Saloon was established in 2006 in Muskego, WI. It is a family owned and operated dining establishment that combines delicious menu items and refreshing beverages with exceptional service to provide you with a memorable dining experience. During the warm months you can enjoy your meal and/or beverage out on the screened in, tropical-themed porch.
Choose from 24 tap beers as well as an extensive bottle beer selection from the “Beer Bible. And for those that boast ”beer connoisseur status” there’s a great beer club that offers more beer for your buck.
For the wine enthusiasts reserve your place today at the monthly wine and food pairing evening: hosted the first Wednesday of each month. Reservations are a MUST and fill up quickly – don’t delay!
Sneesby’s Denoon Saloon is a community-focused establishment that sponsers an annual Veteran’s event, MS bike-a-thon, and several poker runs throughout the year. Join the fun and community spirit of one or all of these great opportunities to support the local community.
Whether you are looking for a place to meet for a beverage after work, a great pizza, a tasty sandwich, or any of the regular dinner menu items or specials you can’t go wrong with a stop at Denoon Saloon. The vintage building is a friendly place with great food and hospitality. Stop by and see us soon.
JSOnline February 18,2010
Sneesby’s Denoon Saloon
The fry: Moist haddock is the fish in crisp beer batter here ($8.99) – two immense pieces of it, nearly a pound in all. Diners also can get haddock fried in Italian bread crumbs ($8.99), and also topped with red sauce and mozzarella ($9.99), or cod that’s baked ($11.99). Potato choices include good, from-scratch pancakes with delicate onion flavor. Dinner comes with creamy slaw and light rye bread with a salted crust, a once-common touch that’s getting harder to find. Consider ordering the New England clam chowder ($2.25 cup, $2.75 bowl) – it’s garlicky, creamy and rich, with plump clams and plenty of potato, though the potato could have been a tad more
tender when I tried it.
The place: The 24-table, dimly lighted dining room is casual and pleasant, and the restaurant draws plenty of families. Before the sun sets, the windows at the back of the restaurant offer a view of Lake Denoon.
Cary, NC 8/26/2010 Yelp.com
Sneesby’s or DeMarinis — it doesn’t matter what name — it has great food, a laid-back atmosphere and some really good martinis. I’ve been here a couple of times with friends and have never been disappointed. The steaks are tender; the kind of tender that barely needs a
knife. I like that they bring a dish of raw veggies to get you prepped for the meal, which ends up being far more than you can eat. And the martinis. . . .did I mention those are really good? This is great place to relax and have a decent meal and drinks after work or when you need to get away from the house.
Badger52 – Aug 07, 2010 6:41 PM on JSOnline
Sneesby’s Denoon Saloon on Racine in Muskego they have their own bakery in the basement to bake fresh bread for your table and all of the desserts are homemade.
Badgerfanzrock – Aug 08, 2010 10:47 AM on JSOnline
I agree with Badgerfan52 – Sneesby’s Denoon Saloon. A group of us wandered in there after driving around one day as we passed by it on our way home coming back from Burlington.
I was thinking this would be a Saloon type place WRONG – fine dining at its best with hot homemade bread and the steak was so tender you did not need a knife. Part of group ordered the ribs and they were to die for…will be going back again!”
GA from Franklin, WI Oct 7, 2008 Superpages.com
Some of the best pizza around for a quality price.