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Bucktales opens downtown Superior location

The new restaurant will offer favorites from both the Bucktales and Shorty's Pizza menus.

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A second Bucktales Cantina and Grill nears completion on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The new location will open in Superior on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 1015 Tower Ave., the former Shorty's Pizza and Smoked Meats building. The new restaurant will serve favorites from both Bucktales and Shorty's.
Maria Lockwood / Superior Telegram

SUPERIOR — Fans of Bucktales Cantina and Grill on Wisconsin 35 near Pattison State Park will soon have two locations to choose from.

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An awning rests above an entrance to the new Bucktales Cantina and Grill in downtown Superior on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The restaurant at 1015 Tower Ave. is expected to open Friday, May 13, 2022.
Maria Lockwood / Superior Telegram

Owners Dee and Mary Ellen Morales plan to open their second Bucktales restaurant Friday, May 13, in the former Shorty’s Pizza and Smoked Meats building, 1015 Tower Ave.

“We are excited and thankful for all the community support received as we add a location to downtown,” Mary Ellen Morales said.

The menu will include favorites from both Bucktales and Shorty’s, including pizzas.

“A little bit for everyone,” Morales said.

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Patrons got a sneak peek of the cantina Thursday, May 5, when the bar portion of the restaurant hosted a Cinco de Mayo event beginning at 2 p.m.

The Morales' have owned Bucktales since 2014. The restaurant, located 12 miles south of Superior, is known for Mexican staples as well as American favorites and a signature queso sauce.

Shorty's Pizza and Smoked Meats was in business for nearly eight years before it closed in May 2021.

Visit the Bucktales Cantina / Shorty’s Pizza Facebook page for more information and updates.

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A second Bucktales Cantina and Grill nears completion on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
Maria Lockwood / Superior Telegram
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