When it comes to Wisconsin’s iconic supper clubs, tradition is really what gives them their timeless charm. You can certainly expect to find your classic veggie trays and hand-crafted Old Fashioneds across the state, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find some unique twists on familiar favorites from one club to the next. Tradition is an essential to any supper club, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have traditions of their own!
Millhome Supper Club in Kiel offers the quintessential supper club experience, but offers a little something extra in addition to the classic steakhouse entrees you’ve come to know and love. While you can generally expect to find appetizers like fried mushrooms and onion rings on your supper club menu, Millhome takes it a step further with decadent options like crab stuffed mushroom caps. Be sure to also check out the selection of delicious flatbreads before diving into your main course. The margherita is always a crowd favorite!
Skoog’s Parkside touts itself as “Menomonie’s premiere restaurant and lounge” for good reason. Their made-from-scratch menu delivers nothing but top-notch quality, while the well-rounded wine list will surly provide the perfect pairing for any entrée.
Of course, cheese curds are a Wisconsin staple, but Skoog’s spices things up by using pepper-jack cheese, wrapped up in bacon before getting deep fried in beer batter. (You may want to go ahead and make that a double order!) If seafood is more your style, look no further than the Cajun Steamed Crayfish, a southern twist on the classic shrimp cocktail. For a heartier starter, the Philly Cheese Steak Canapes are piled high with marinated steak, onions and peppers, all baked atop thick slices of French bread. It might be difficult with so many mouth-watering options, but don’t forget to save room for the main course!
Anello’s Torch Lite definitely has a unique appeal among Wisconsin’s many supper clubs – and that’s not just because of the on-site petting zoo! What makes Anello’s unique is the fact that they also serve Italian dishes in addition to classic supper club fare.
From portabella mushroom fries to polenta bruchetta with duck ragu, that Italian influence really shines through the extensive list of appetizers. One option that’s sure to catch your eye is the truffled fontina stuffed risotto arancinis. The arancinis, or “Itanlian rice balls”, are breaded, fried, and are served with marinara, three cheese alfredo, and topped off with a delectable truffle oil drizzle. Go ahead and try something new!
Michael’s Supper Club in Wausau is known for its exquisite atmosphere, big flavor, and gorgeous presentation. (Yes; the food tastes as good as it looks!) Located just a few minutes from Granite Peak Ski Resort, Michael’s has grown to become quite popular with out-of-towners who are looking for an elevated dining experience.
When you’re located smack dab in the middle of the state, seafood becomes something of a luxury. Lucky for you, Michael’s appetizer selection will certainly satisfy those cravings. Treat yourself to an order of Chesapeake Oysters served on the half shell. If that’ not enough, you can go for the Oysters Rockefeller, served in the shell with creamed spinach, bacon, and topped with béarnaise broiled. If you’re still feeling adventurous, look no further than the Guinness Glazed Pork Belly Lolly Pops. These savory skewers have a completely unique flavor profile that you won’t find anywhere else!
From the Friday fish fry to their famous dessert cocktails, Toby’s is a classic Wisconsin supper club through and through. The club has been family owned and operated for over 40 years, and locals flock to it to enjoy the same old-fashioned cooking and charm that they’ve loved for generations.
While a trip to Toby’s is great any time, diners in the know will stop in between Monday and Thursday, when a plate of homemade cinnamon rolls is delivered to each and every table. Baked fresh and topped with cream cheese frosting, this sweet appetizer is the perfect start to what will be, undoubtedly, a fantastic meal.