Bellevue is known as “a great place to grow” but it’s also a great place to explore!
The village of Bellevue is a suburb of Green Bay that is located on the city’s far east side. If you’re a fan of small locally owned businesses with big personalities, you’re in for a real treat. As you explore, you’ll find that nothing is cookie-cutter in Bellevue. So bring your sense of adventure — and your appetite — as you tour this welcoming and wonderful district!
HERE’S THE SCOOP...
The Main Drag: Monroe Road
The Major Must-See: East River Trail
Best Free Attraction: Josten Park
Most Buzzworthy Event: Trick or Treat Trail at Josten Park
Locals Love: The Plae Burger at Plae Bistro
MOM & POP SHOPS
The Oilerie is THE place in Greater Green Bay to pick up some gourmet olive oil and dry goods from Italy and beyond! Your mind will be blown by the endless possibilities that their olive oil blends provide, and everything they sell is super fresh because they don’t bottle it until you buy it. It’s the perfect place to grab a memento from your trip or a souvenir for someone you love!
While you’re out and about in Bellevue, stop at Homestead Decor and browse their collection of unique home decor items, furniture, candles, gourmet food, and more. They stock well-loved brands like Vera Bradley, Thymes, and Woodwick Candles, and they’re also geniuses when it comes to creating pre-arranged and custom floral designs!
Inside of Homestead Decor, you will find LS Boutique, a haven for distinctive fashion and accessories for women. They specialize in Brighton jewelry and gorgeous clothing for all ages and budgets. If you’re sick of what the mall has to offer, you’ll definitely be sure to find a new favorite item (or two) for your closet here.
GET READY TO DINE IN STYLE
Bellevue is home to many memorable and one-of-a-kind restaurants. One that you definitely don’t want to miss is Galley 57. This traditional supper club is a favorite amongst locals because, well, we really love supper clubs around here. Where else can you enjoy a handcrafted brandy old fashioned (only $3 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays) with a stick-to-your-ribs steak dinner and all the classic sides?
If bistros are more your style, there are two fantastic options in Bellevue: a’Bravo Bistro and Plae Bistro. Both of these chef-forward restaurants are perfect for a slightly elevated lunch or a romantic date night. Plus, both restaurants offer a wide range of delicious seasonal signature cocktails and an extensive wine list with rare options that you aren’t going to find on most menus.
For a more casual dining option, you really can’t go wrong with a meal at the Grapevine Cafe. The ambiance of the cafe is so unique, with tables tucked away in little nooks and alcoves that are both private and cozy. The menu features made-from-scratch soups, sandwiches, wraps, and fresh salads. They also offer an incredible brunch from 8 am to 3 pm every Sunday. We highly recommend trying the quiche du jour or the stuffed french toast!
GET OUT AND STRETCH YOUR LEGS
Want to take a stroll? The two-mile-long East River Trail runs right along Bellevue’s western border with Allouez. Along the path, you’ll get a chance to see some stunning views of the East River. This is a multi-use trail, which means it is open for running, biking, and dog walking as well. Parking and trail access can be found off of Westminster Drive.
Josten Park is a great place to let the kids run around and burn off some energy! It has a large play structure for kids of all ages, a nature trail, sports fields, restrooms, and ample parking. The village hosts lots of fun events at the park throughout the year, like family-friendly outdoor movie nights, the beloved “Rockin' In Josten” concert series, and plenty of seasonal events, too!
If you brought your furry friend along with you, then a visit to the Bellevue Dog Park should be near the top of your list. The park is 6.5 acres and has lots of paw-some features that your four-legged friend will love! It costs just $3 per dog to enter the park, and all dogs must be immunized, licensed, and non-aggressive for the safety of all visitors.
HOW TO GET HERE
From Highway 172: Take the Monroe Road exit.
From Highway 43: Take the Manitowoc Road exit.
Getting Around: Bellevue is a fairly residential area, so we suggest a car to get around.
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