Mrs. Shaffer’s Famous Chicken since 1941

Vacation, recreation, relaxation; there are many reasons why people seek a northern lifestyle. For many, consumption is near or at the top of the list. When up north people like to take a break from their daily diet and dig into something hardy or even sinful like a greasy burger, big bowl of chili or deep-fried cheese curds. One such northern gastronomical delight can be found just a few miles outside of Crivitz, Wisconsin at Shaffer Park Resort on the Peshtigo River.

Shaffer's Chicken - Crivitz

Since 1941 Shaffer’s, as it’s plainly known by the locals, has been serving up huge helpings of delicious fried chicken. It’s hard to know if anything else on the menu is actually available from the kitchen because everyone comes for the chicken. On any given evening as you walk into Shaffer’s you’ll see people walking out with big greasy bags of chicken to take home to their cottages and cabins. People from Green Bay drive an hour just for the chicken.

This is a classic Wisconsin supper club, and no you don’t have to become a member to eat and drink here. Generally speaking, a supper club means you order at the bar while having your beverage of choice and only get seated at your table just before the food is ready to be served. Order up and settle in for a long wait; this is the most popular restaurant in the immediate area. In the summer sit outside and watch the Peshtigo River flowing by; in the winter watch the snowmobilers roll in and line up for fortification before returning to the cold trails.

Mrs. Shaffer’s famous chicken is greasy and delicious. It would probably be illegal to serve it in New York City. The meal is served with all the classic supper club fixings dinner rolls, breadsticks, relish tray, cranberry sauce, potato, coleslaw or salad. You’ll even get a delicious homemade cookie for dessert.

There are a lot of great eats up north, make a point of stopping by Shaffer’s and digging into the chicken some evening.

Check the Shaffer Park Resort website for location & hours: Shaffer Park Resort

And please let us know about your experience at Shaffer’s or about any other ‘Great Northern Eats‘ you’ve discovered.

Shaffer's Park Peshtigo River Resort

3 Responses to “Mrs. Shaffer’s Famous Chicken since 1941”

  1. Says:

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    just stopped in. good site….

  2. stanley michals Says:

    i live to far to get to shafers again an i miss the tasty shafers chicken. i would love to have the recipe i would never give it away to any body ‘ PLEASE GIVE ME THIS RECIPE I WILL BE IN YOUR DEPT. Thanks Stanley Michals. my e mail is

  3. Megan Says:

    Fantastic website. I am sending it to a few friends who have vacation homes in the Crivitz area. Thanks!

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