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In homage to Harley-Davidson's legendary hogs, Steve "Doc" Hopkins built a 24.5-foot-long, 10-seat motorcycle powered by seven engines that he dubbed the "Timeline." Then, in homage to the bike, Hopkins opened the Timeline Saloon & BBQ. There, the cooks prepare what you might expect at a restaurant themed after a 10-seat motorcycle: barbecue. Though there's pulled pork, beef brisket, and chicken on the menu, the ribs are the standout dish. First, they're marinated in apple juice, teriyaki sauce, and maple syrup for 48 hours. Next, they're slow-roasted in the onsite smokehouse and slathered in one of five sauces. If you're worried that there won't be enough food, their cooks also prepare an epic, 7-pound burger.

Before or after your meal, explore the restaurant's sprawling premises, which include a Harley-Davidson dealership, classic car and motorcycle museum, antique shop, and zoo with alligators, a camel, tortoises, and other animals that would look cute in motorcycle vests.

W2707 State Highway 29
Bonduel,
WI
US

All year round, Nelson Field Laser Tag's battle zones join forces to send warriors into simulated combat. A field peppered with camo forts and towers at the Green Bay location scintillates during winter months as groups of up to 16 players use the scopes on heavy-duty, military-grade laser guns to pick off opponents and point out mustard stains on a teammate's pants. Meanwhile, unfolding across outdoor combat arenas, paintball and airsoft squads dip, dash, and dive behind natural and manmade barriers. Seven woodball fields camouflage matches amid troves of trees, and on an urban combat field, shooters utilize 19 buildings and one rogue hot-dog cart as shelter. Upon striking a truce, friends can reconvene at Nelson Field's onsite sports bars.

Though Nelson Field Laser Tag sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.

606 Lime Kiln Road
Green Bay,
WI
US

Tony Roma opened his first rib joint in 1972, a venture that became wildly successful after Dallas Cowboys owner Clint Murchison, Jr. tasted the ribs and slaw and declared them the best he'd ever had. With his financial know-how and weighty pocket book, he helped Tony Roma's grow into the international brand it is today. Franchises have spread across the States like a wave of barbecue sauce, seeping over borders and staining the shirtfronts of thousands of satisfied diners.

Today, chefs still diligently emulate Tony's original ribs recipes, grilling up signature steaks and fresh-caught seafood combos enhanced with sides and garnishes of seasonal ingredients. In addition to the restaurant's signature meaty entrees, the staff whips up oven-baked desserts such as the golden-apple tarts and redskin potatoes hand- mashed by distinguished martial artists.

2581 Packerland Dr
Green Bay,
WI
US

Karaoke tends to be a special event at many bars, but not at The Bluff Pub and Grille. Here karaoke is welcome any time a patron feels like crooning aloud a favorite song or a business rival’s credit card number on the restaurant’s TouchTunes machine. Professional musicians, meanwhile, often stop by in the summer to rock out on The Bluff’s deck, nestled beside stunning views of the bay. The culinary team takes full advantage of its water view location with plenty of tasty seafood options, including omelets filled with shrimp, crab, and house-made garlic-chive cream sauce. For dinner, chefs whip up everything from broasted chicken with house-made stuffing to handmade pizzas crowned with fixings such as jalapeños and sauerkraut.

2638 Bay Settlement Rd
Green Bay,
WI
US

Palio’s Pizza Café may boast multiple locations, but the cuisine is unique to each kitchen. The restaurant’s chefs commit to serving specialty pizzas on handmade dough, crafted from high-protein, red-bran wheat. They top this crust with all-natural marinara and pizza sauces, real mozzarella cheese, and farm-fresh produce. The blending of fine ingredients produces some classic and more unusual pies, ranging from a meat lover’s with four staple pizza proteins to a pie that combines roasted flavors of poultry and cashews.

Of course, the restaurant’s commitment to quality doesn’t end with their food. They also invest time in making community events special. They regularly participate in fundraisers for high-school bands, charities such as the Arthritis Foundation, and local Scout troupes and chicken coops.

2058 Allouez Ave
Green Bay,
WI
US

The talented meat maestros at Bates City Bar-B-Que win over palates with a toothsome menu of smoked slabs and saucy fixings. Diners can wrap their mitts around a pulled-chicken sandwich for bites of slow-smoked poultry ($5) or match their mandibles against a full slab of Kansas City–style ribs before stacking the clean bones for a meat-inspired game of Jenga ($14). The sampler-platter mixed plate treats meat connoisseurs to a half pound of ribs and a choice of two meats ($10.50), and sides of garlic mashed potatoes ($1.75) and cornbread ($1) sop up reservoirs of tangy sauce. As guests feast on the fall-off-the-bone delights of Bates City's carnivorous spread, they can belly up to the full bar or take in the air on the outdoor patio, wistfully remembering the hickory-hazed memories of barbecues past.

2330 S Oneida St
Green Bay,
WI
US