Hours: 7 days a week
8am - Close
1st Saturday of every month features Smoked BBQ Ribs with choice of potato and salad bar!
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Monday's: Todd's Handbreaded Bluegill Fillets and homemade fries
Tuesday's: Build your own Taco's Bowls, Hard or Soft Shell
Friday's and Saturday's Get your Frog Legs
The Luana Tavern gets tapped by the Clayton County Pork Producers
August 16, 2008 - Todd Olson, owner of the Luana Tavern, is in hog heaven this week because his restaurant was selected as the 2008 Clayton County Pork Producers Restaurant of the year. The Luana Tavern is famous for unique pork tenderloins selections. “ We serve plain, barbeque and apple cinnamon flavored pork tenderloins,” says Olson. The restaurant also proudly serves pork fritters, pork steak, pork chops and hot pork sandwiches. Todd is no stranger to hard work. He is the son of Leland and Norma Olson, rural St. Olaf. He graduated from Central High School in 1989. For fourteen years, Todd worked for Design Homes in Prairie Du Chien. During some of that time he cooked at local restaurants such as the St. Olaf Tap. A few years prior to buying the Luana Tavern, Todd moved to Luana. In the back of his mind he had the idea to buy the town’s only bar and eating establishment if the opportunity ever presented itself. The chance came two years later in 2006. Today, as owner of the busy bar and eatery, he rarely has time off. The tavern is open seven days a week and early every morning when the local coffee club, a.k.a The Old Geezers, faithfully meets. During the past two years Todd has given his strong work ethic a real work out. At first he invested in the physical structure and appearance of the century old establishment. Many visitors remember when the building served as the town’s opera house and dance hall. In addition to lots of fresh paint, Todd installed a beautiful wood laminate floor in both the bar and dining room and improved the exterior by adding a new roof, sidewalks and fixing up the facade. While he will credit his dependably delicious Friday and Saturday evening menu for the far reaching crowds, Olson has also balanced the operation with a fun happy hour concept and regular weekend entertainment. What has most recently surprised him is the growing crowd for the Wednesday night Broasted Chicken Wing Platter which came about when local golfers asked Todd to come up with something special for them after golf. He marinates the wings and then serves the broasted chicken with a tangy sauce he describes as, “Barbeque sauce with a kick.” The Luana Tavern’s wing reputation has spread to the point where they are serving 90 to 110 lbs of chicken wings a week! He even has people calling in from field work ordering platters. In his two year stint as the new owner of the Luana Tavern, Olson has developed a standing room only crowd most weekends with dinner special and high caliber entertainment almost every other Saturday night. Todd is still rolling around the idea of reopening the dance hall found in the second level of the building.
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