Wooden Windmill is a family restaurant known for big food at a low price, specializing in prime rib and chicken entrees to Mexican fare and Baby Huey's BBQ.
"We've got everything you'd like on the menu," said Kevin Hulett, part of a local group of owners. "Our customers like the variety."
Wooden Windmill has been a restaurant in one form or another for more than 30 years. The local group of owners purchased it in 1999, keeping the menu at the time and adding to it. The restaurant is currently managed by Tia Mentzer.
"We added Baby Huey's BBQ. We started it here," Hulett said. "We went out on the BBQ circuit in Iowa, Kansas and around here. We added it to the menu and it was really successful. From there, Baby Huey's became a franchise."
Baby Huey's BBQ is now franchised in two locations. One is on West Military Avenue in Fremont and the other in Concordia, Kan.
The windmill out front was not part of the restaurant before it became Wooden Windmill. That came from Silver Creek, Neb. where it was the front of a gas station/ motel/cafe.
Wooden Windmill currently has more than 80 delicious menu items to choose from.
Customer favorites include prime rib and chicken fried steak. Other favorites include the Southwest Campfire Chicken and Red Steak and Enchiladas.
"Blackened Prime Rib is definitely something we added," Hulett said. "Our BBG Brisket Burrito combines everything. We do the Big Red Sirloin as a special on game days, but it's always on the menu."
All steaks are hand-cut in-house from choice meat and is prepared in an Alto-Sham, an oven designed to slow cook meat.
"Catering is a big business here," Hulett said. "We do anything from pork sandwiches to wine dinners and we've done some very big caterings."
The catering service isn't limited to menu items. It also includes anything from drop off to full-service.
Dining in offers a lot of perks too, including numerous large flat screen TVs showing a variety of sports - especially Husker games.
Wooden Windmill is current serving dine in and carry out from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. The liquor store is open 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. The store is closed on Monday. For catering, call (402) 727-4444.