Serving The Best To Our Valued Family
Fresh and bursting with flavor is what the White House Inn has to offer. Serving the Butte des Morts, WI area, we provide great-tasting food that’s prepared fresh with the highest quality ingredients. Treat yourself today with a nutritious meal from our delicious menu.
You will surely enjoy the great atmosphere, friendly service, and affordable prices at the White House Inn. From our famous Greek Lemon soup to our one of a kind Pan Fried Walleye, we strive to make your dining experience unforgettable! Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey at the White House Inn. Bring in your family and be part of our family.
Experience The History
James G. Kontos founded “Jimmie’s” in 1929. At the time it was simply known as “The White House” and as the years progressed, it became “Jimmie’s White House Inn” and finally just “Jimmie’s”. The George Walter Brewing Company of Appleton built the White House Inn around the turn of the century in Butte des Morts. A blacksmith by the name of Smith ran the saloon. In 1915 Ed Luhn took over running the saloon for the Appleton Brewery until 1923 when Grace Rose took over the building. She rented rooms upstairs and it soon became a popular stop for busses that ran between the neighboring towns.
In 1925, Chris Kontos purchased the building, but since it was during prohibition, the saloon was not profitable. Kontos then decided to turn it into a candy factory and added a kitchen, which is now part of the private dining room. Before Chris could get the business into operation, he became ill. In 1929, his brother James bought the business and opened it as a supper club.
The town of Butte des Morts, established in 1818 is older than the state of Wisconsin. Butte des Morts means “Hill of the Dead” in reference to a nearby Indian burial mound by Woodland Indians and, in modern times, by the Fox (Meskwaki) Indians following two massacres by the French.Miles Lafever has owned the restaurant since 1997, after his passing in 2018 his family now cares for the history and traditions of this special building. The Civil War bar motif is a private collection of the LaFever Family. Corporal Tunis LaFever, Miles grandfather, was 62 years old when Clarence, Miles father was born in 1905. Many artifacts of Corporal LaFever can be found around the bar. His original musket, discharge papers, Citation for Gallant Conduct at the Battle of Jenkins Ferry, the “Company F” Roster of the Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteer, and his watch with a chain braided from his mother’s hair are all on display.
Please feel free to browse the many authentic Civil War artifacts.