In September of 1923, Highway 40 made it's way past this property (it is presently Veteran's Memorial Parkway). So, on September 5, 1925, a man by the name of Gerhard Sonderen bought it for $1000.00. One year later, he completed a structure that was called: The Wildwood Saloon. We hesitate to mention this because, first of all, we paid a lot more for it than he did, and as you probably know, it took us a lot longer than a year to complete it. However, we are proud to say that part of the building that you are sitting in right now has been an eating and drinking establishment since 1926. We are a place to have fun, a place to relax, a place to enjoy the oudoors, a place to have fun indoors as well, with the best food that we could possibly offer.
We are Ethyl's Wildwood Smokehouse and Saloon. After careful consideration, we decided that you can never have too much fun, be too relaxed, have too much of the great outdoors, eat too much barbecue, and you can never get too full of Ethyls.