T’s on Ten Celebrates One Year in Business

Bar & Grill on Highway 10 to Host Anniversary Party

Located just past Nasonville Dairy and school, T’s on Ten Bar & Grill has built up a steady business with a devoted customer base since its opening a year ago.

“I’m pretty impressed with how far we’ve come,” said owner Tiffany Miller. Miller has bartended at various places in the area for over the past twenty years and works most of her bartending shifts.

She purchased the place on Highway 10 with her boyfriend, Neil Fritz of Fritz Drywall & Construction, who helped with renovating and fixes things as needed. The old building, once home to the original Nasonville Cheese & Butter and then a bar at the time of purchase, needed plenty of renovations and cleaning to be fit for opening. The bulk of the renovations were completed in just three weeks, despite skepticism from friends.

“There were a lot of late nights,” Miller said. “But we got it done.”

Miller faced an outdated interior when she closed on the sale in October 2016. The wall behind the bar was rotting and needed to be replaced, the walk-in cooler was in poor condition, and the kitchen had carpet. A hole was discovered underneath the old cooler and needed to be fixed with new floor beams.

After new flooring and a whole lot of cleaning, everything was repainted and new doors were put in. The bar opened Veterans Day on November 11 of last year, a day before her and her son’s birthdays. The holiday opening was especially fitting given that many members of her family have served in the military.

Once winter passed, Miller expanded the parking lot, a much-need addition for a burgeoning crowd. A grand opening party this summer drew a full house.

“It’s awesome to see my parking lot full,” she said. “There’s times I have a full bar in here.” Other additions have included a kitchen, back poolroom, walk-in cooler, and a new business sign from Premier Printing.

Especially busy are Wednesdays, when the business does its weekly drawings. Customers can pay a dollar to get their name signed in a notebook, and at 7 p.m each week a name is drawn out of the bucket. The winner receives whatever dollar amount was raised, which can be nearly $500.

There are also “side-pots” in which Miller deposits $10 each week, and will draw a second name after the main pot drawing. If the winner is present, they win the drawing. Otherwise, the amount continues to grow. Customers also have the chance to win a $100 bar tab by paying $1 to get on 100-square card and getting their number drawn.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Miller said of her many drawings. “I do a lot of fun stuff.” That includes giving $10 to customers who hand her $5 for the Jukebox, something that kids could especially enjoy.

“We’re family friendly,” she said. “We get a lot of people coming down with their kids.”

Miller’s other passion is baking. She considered opening a bakery in downtown Marshfield and even toured locations, but the bar ended up being a better choice. Best of all, she could pursue baking alongside the bar business. On the menu are cheesecakes she makes from scratch, using real cream cheese.

“This is the next best thing,” she said. “It’s the best of both worlds.”

The cheesecake flavors have included bourbon maple, banana Blue Chair Bay, Butterfinger, caramel delight girl scout cookie, and real maple syrup. Recently, in response to customer requests, the bar installed a Keurig coffeemaker to make coffee and cappuccinos to pair with the dessert. Those who order ahead can take home a whole cheesecake, or walk in to take a slice to go. Miller also provided 500 bite-sized pieces for a wedding recently.

The main menu features homemade soups, burgers, and specials like chicken salad on a croissant. While Miller doesn’t serve a full fish fry—she refers people to her former workplace at Chili Corners for that—the bar does serve a fish sandwich and deep fried shrimp with fries and coleslaw. The cheese comes from Nasonville Dairy just down the road.

“They’re really supportive,” she said of the dairy. “A lot of their workers call for to-go orders.” The bar sees customers in many of the local farmers, and people she knows from her time at Chili Corners.

In recognition of the one-year anniversary and to show customer appreciation, T’s on Ten will host a special party from 5-9 p.m on November 11, with raffles and giveaways. There will be drink specials like $1 Busch Lights, and free turns at the jukebox.

“We appreciate all the customers who come out,” Miller said.

Reflecting on one year in business, Miller is satisfied, and likes being able to operate the bar to her own preferences rather than someone else’s.

“I’m pretty happy with how it’s going,” she said. “They always say the first couple of years are the hardest.” The main struggles of the past year were completing the work to get the building and business up to where it should be, she said, and juggling the care of her two sons, aged 11 and 12.

Now that the business is more well-known, Miller hopes hunters will stop by in the coming season, along with snowmobilers who use the trail just by the parking lot. Meanwhile for future renovations, she would like to install a more direct route to the kitchen, redo the bathrooms, and complete other miscellaneous tasks.

“It’s come a long way,” she said. “I’m happy with it.”


Closed Mondays
Tuesday-Sunday: 11am-Close

11598 US Highway 10
Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449
(715) 676-3005