OVER 100 YEARS OF FAMILY TRADITION.
Sloppy Joe’s Saloon and Spoon has had many names and many owners. Regardless, the purpose of the building has remained relatively consistent. Early records indicate that the buildings were used as a store, hotel, and a saloon, chicken broasts on Saturdays, card games – Sheepshead, stories of being sent as a child to the saloon with a pail to retrieve beer, seeing eerie visions float through walls, memories of parades, “hardscrabbles” fought after dances at the Goshel Tavern & Dance Hall (no longer in existence, but formerly located where the driveway is presently), and even a notorious murder that occurred in 1905.
In February of 2003, Joe Hennes purchased the property, these special stories fueling the desire to keep another special piece of “Old-World Hubertus” alive and strong. Surviving many obstacles, the building was remodeled so the original Cream City brick breathed freely once again, original scrollwork was uncovered from aluminum siding, the original style windows and stained glass returned, time-period sidewalks and a German-style “biergarten” have been added
19 years later, Joe and Ellen have achieved their vision to establish a family-oriented meeting place for friends to gather for food, fun, and laughter:
Sloppy Joe's where strangers become friends, and friends become family.