Becoming a famous restaurant in Green Lake begun in 1891, when The Lake View Hotel was built on the corner of Gold Street and Hill Street. Over the next 58 years, The Lake View Hotel welcomed tourists to beautiful Green Lake.

In 1949, Floyd and Vi Walker purchased the property and operated it as a hotel and later established a dining room and tavern. In 1962, they built a stand-alone tavern south of the existing hotel. When that was completed, the hotel was torn down. The original hotel site is currently our parking lot. The Walkers owned the tavern until 1974, when it was purchased by the Scholitzky family. They changed the name of the tavern to The Sportsman’s Inn.

In 1977, Ed & Jackie Liedtke purchased The Sportsman’s Inn and changed the name after their favorite bar in Iowa, called the Duck Blind. However, since geese are more abundant in Green Lake, the name was modified to the “Goose Blind” a few years later​

In 1985, Mary Rowley purchased the Goose Blind, continuing the name and traditions. Shorty after, the bar was remodeled and in April 1986 we began serving homemade pizza with the help of our newly added brick oven. In February 1987, expansion began by adding on to three sides of the building, basement and second story. This was done to add a new kitchen, dining room and upper level to accommodate a banquet facility as well as a venue for live music and entertainment.

​The dining room opened in April 1987, offering a diverse menu with a vast array of choices. The upper level of the building, also known as The Upper Deck, opened in June 1987. We now can host private parties of 20 to 225 people. Since that time, we are proud to serve the visitors and residents of Green Lake and the surrounding areas. We hope you stop and enjoy our restaurant in Green Lake.

We have come a long way… and we are still growing.
We hope that you will grow with us!


OCTOBER 14   11AM - 10PM


Outdoor Oktoberfest Party



The street will be blocked off... the big heated outdoor tent is ready to go... the music is booked... the activities are prepped.  All that's missing is




Mike Schneider Band

🎶🥨 From Accordion Prodigy to Polka Sensation! 🌟

Mike Schneider's polka journey began at age six, inspired by America's Polka King, Frankie Yankovic. Fast forward to 1996, the Mike Schneider Band was born, taking Wisconsin by storm. They've won 17 polka awards, including Band of the Year from the WI Polka Hall of Fame. Their travels? Epic! From polka parties in Cleveland to Caribbean cruises and even performing for notable figures. Mike's not just a musician; he's a kids' music pioneer with Pint Size Polkas. When not performing, he dreams of Augusta National. Stay tuned for that story! Don't miss their electrifying performance at Oktoberfest, Goose Blind's very own polka extravaganza! 🍻🎉

Join us for an unforgettable Oktoberfest celebration at Goose Blind! Get ready for a day filled with fantastic activities and traditional German fun.


Join us for an unforgettable Oktoberfest experience at Goose Blind! Our day is jam-packed with activities that blend tradition with new, exciting events. Mark your calendar, grab your lederhosen, and prepare for a day of non-stop fun!


🍺 Beer Truck: Keep the brew flowing from 11 am to 10 pm
🪗 Polka Band: Dance along from 12 pm - 3 pm
🥨 Pretzel Necklace Activity for Kids: Get crafty between 12 pm and 4 pm
🎨 Kids' Face Painting: Add a pop of color from 12 pm - 4 pm
💃 Polka Dance Contest: Show off your moves at 2 pm
💪 Stein Holding Competition: Test your might at 3:15 pm
🏃‍♂️ Stein Racing Competition: Dash away at 3:45 pm
🍻 Beer Drinking Competition: Bottoms up at 4:15 pm
🥇 Family-Friendly Competitions: Fun for all from 5:15 pm - 7 pm
🎵 Live Music with the Mike Schneider Band: Jam from 7 pm - 10 pm
🎭 Best Costume Contest: Strut your stuff at 8 pm

Plus, indulge in delicious German fare like giant Bavarian pretzels, Oktoberfest beer, brats, and potato salad all day long!

Don't miss out—this is Oktoberfest reimagined!

Prost! 🍻

Goose Blind
512 Gold St, Green Lake, WI

Prost! 🍻🎉


Sunday | 11:30am - 8:00pm
Monday | 11:30am - 8:00pm
Tuesday | CLOSE    
Wednesday | 11:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday | 11:30am - 8:00pm
Friday | 11:30am - 9:00pm
Saturday | 11:30am - 9:00pm

2:00 am Weekdays
2:30 am Weekend

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