Celebrating Almost 40 Years In Business...

In 1970, Bill Klemmer had a vision of becoming a restaurateur. Trusting in his own abilities, he resigned from his job and purchased a small restaurant that he and his wife Dorothy operated. As the business grew, so did his vision. In September of 1977, he and Dorothy opend the Williamsburg Inn Restaurant in Milwaukee. The success of their business grew due to the exceptional quality of food and outstanding service, none of which would have been possible without the long hours and hard work of Bill and Dorothy. To this day, they both continue to be an integral part of the daily workings of the business.

Inspired by Bill's vision, Dorothy, at the age of 51, emabarked on a new venture. Having cooked in both establishments, she decided to pursue a three year chef apprenticeship from Waukesha County Technical College. At the conclusion, she was certified, from the State of Wisconsin, as a chef. Not being satisfied with this new title, she went on to become certified as an executive chef by the American Culinary Federation.

Years later, Dorothy continues to be very involved in the Wisconsin Restaurant Association as well as the American Culinary Federation. In fact, in past years both organizations have honored her for her contributions. Some of these include:

  • Nominated for Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation - Chefs of Milwaukee 2000
  • Nominated for Chef of the Year by the American Culinary Federation - Chefs of Milwaukee 2001
  • Awarded the President's Award for outstanding service from the American Culinary Federation 2001
  • Awarded "Steady Eddie" Award for outstanding work on behalf of the American Culinary Federation 2002
  • Awarded "Shining Star" Award from the American Culinary Federation 2003
  • Awarded Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation "Salute to Excellence" Award 2005
  • Awarded Wisconsin Restaurant Association Outstanding Restaurateur of the Year Award - Milwaukee Chapter 2006



Contact Us


We welcome the opportunity to assist you with planning your upcoming event. You may contact our banquet office at (414) 541-0401 to speak with our professional event coordinators to check available dates or to setup an appointment to reserve your room.


Our office is open Tuesday - Friday by appointment: 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.


Saturday and evening appoinments are available. Please ask our event coordinators for available times.


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