Devil-ish Eggs
Candied Bacon

Gaufrette Chips
Gaufrette Chips | Blue Cheese Dip

Crispy Honey Chili Brussels
Honey | Chili | Lime

Smoked & Spiced Nuts
Marcona Almonds | Cashews

Marinated Olive
Assorted House Marinated Olives

Pickled Vegetable
Assorted House Pickled Vegetables


Cheese & Charcuterie
Wisconsin Cheese | House Jam | Spiced Nuts | Stone Ground Mustard

Duck Egg Roll
Rice Noodle Salad | House-made Duck Sauce

White Bean Hummus
Naan Bread

Dry Rub | Ranch or Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Wisconsin Cheese Curds
Ranch | Marinara Sauce

Chicken BLT Flatbread
Grilled Chicken | Smoked Cheddar | Candied Bacon | Arugula | Tomato | Roasted Tomato Aioli

Veggie Flatbread
Spinach | Red Onion | Roasted Red Pepper | Tomato | Goat Cheese | Parmesan | Balsamic Honey Glaze

Goat Cheese & Potato Pierogi
Goat Cheese | Potato | Charred Cherry Tomato | Lemon Zest | Arugula Pesto

Mac & Cheese
Sartori Cheese Sauce | Rigatoni | Smoked Cheddar | Herbed Bread Crumbs

Soups & Salads

Chef’s Daily Soup Selection

Black Bean & Venison Chili Soup
Black Bean & Venison Chili | Cheddar Crisp | Cilantro Crème

Poke the Bear Chop Salad
Quinoa | Salumi | Roasted Corn | Tomato | Pumpkin Seed | Dried Cherry | Spinach | Wisconsin Chevre | Pesto Ranch

Soba Noodle Salad
Soba Noodle | Sweet Chili Chicken | Green Onion | Napa Cabbage | Red Pepper | Cashew | Thai Peanut Dressing

Chicken Caesar Salad
Grilled Chicken | Baby Romaine | Parmesan Croutons | Shaved Parmesan Cheese | Classic Caesar Dressing






Choice of House made Chips | Hand Cut French Fries | Onion Rings | Green Salad

Grilled Chicken Club
Double Smoked Bacon | Sundried Tomato Aioli

Pastrami Rueben
House Kraut | Wisconsin Swiss | Spicy 1000 Island Dressing

Salmon BL
Salmon | Roasted Red Pepper | Baby Arugula | Horseradish Aioli | Seven Grain Bread

Pulled Pork
BBQ Pulled Pork | Cole Slaw | Ground Mustard | Poke the Bear House made Barbecue Sauce

Poke The Bear BBQ Burger
Angus Pattie | Pulled Pork | Smoked Cheddar | Onion Ring | Poke the Bear House made Barbecue Sauce

French Dip
Prime Rib | Roasted Peppers | Mozzarella | Horseradish Aioli | Crusty French Bread

Build Your Own Burger
Angus Pattie | Lettuce | Tomato |Onion
Extras: Smoked Cheddar Cheese, Swiss Cheese, American Cheese, Gorgonzola, Fried Egg, Pulled Pork, Extra Pattie


Are you looking for a delightful, delicious new lunch restaurant in Green Bay? Whether you’re a resident looking for a new experience or a tourist hoping for an authentic taste of Green Bay, our historic city offers so much to explore and experience. Whether you’re enjoying a day off at our public museums, taking a break from work in the city, looking for food after enjoying a game at Lambeau Field or making a stop during your Heritage Trail walk, sometimes a tasty, hearty meal in the heart of Green Bay is just what you need.

Warm, welcoming and brimming with city history, Poke the Bear is one of the best lunch restaurants for a casual but energetic eating experience in downtown Green Bay. Located in the revitalized Hotel Northland in the heart of the city, we offer fresh food made only with sustainable local ingredients and served in a cutting-edge but casual environment open to Green Bay sports fans and food enthusiasts alike. Take a taste of Green Bay.


What are you looking for when you want lunch in Green Bay? If it’s an energetic, friendly and welcoming environment featuring the bold, hearty flavors of the city, Poke the Bear is the perfect place for you. We get our ingredients from sustainable local sources to support our city’s economy, partner with local growers and make sure you get the freshest flavors in every meal — and we serve it in a welcoming, warm and witty environment where you’ll enjoy the company as much as the flavors.

Poke the Bear offers a variety of wholesome, hearty foods to make your lunch experience exceptional. Try all our mouthwatering specialties, including:

  • Local American food: In the mood for some hearty American food to break up your day? We offer all the classics with the highest quality for your enjoyment.
  • Green Bay local food: We’re all about celebrating Green Bay heritage, and our traditional cuisine is an essential part of that. Try our Wisconsin classics like beer brats, fish fry and other favorites.
  • Sandwiches and burgers: Looking for a meal that really satisfies? Take a bite of our hearty, flavorful sandwiches and juicy burgers.
  • Cheese and curds: Nothing says Green Bay like our rich, classic cheese and curds

Whatever you select from our menu, you’ll enjoy fresh, full flavor and filling food in an energetic, exciting environment where Green Bay sports fans, residents and tourists of all generations can come together to reminisce, share stories, share the love of a city and share fantastic food.


As the freshest new restaurant in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin, we welcome families, friends, residents and tourists of all ages to share in our authentic, warm, welcoming environment and hearty menu. Whether you’re hungry or hoping for a local experience, you’ll love our flavorful, friendly setting where generations of sports fans and newcomers alike can celebrate Green Bay heritage and get an authentic taste of our vibrant city.

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