A Classic Wisconsin Tradition of Food, Friendship and Fun
Among the many great institutions that define Wisconsin, few are higher up on the list than the classic supper club...
Before the faceless chain restaurants came to dominate the landscape, one-of-a-kind dining establishments with house-specialties and family-run operations were how America treated itself to a night out. This was a time when value was defined by wonderful service, incredible meals prepared from closely held recipes, the sound of warm, friendly chatter and of course the iconic still beloved hand-muddled Old Fashioned cocktail.
Those times still do exist here in Wisconsin and Fond du Lac and the Lake Winnebago Region are at the epicenter of this resurgent slow-dine experience. Dining out was always meant to be a special treat, an evening of fun, food, laughter and friends, all at a cost that allowed the entire family to enjoy.
But what is a Supper Club? Now THAT is a great question. The answer is more in the vibe of the establishment than anything else. There are no hard and fast rules. Generally speaking a supper club serves...supper! Beyond that it is often a glorious mix of a warm atmosphere, great food, not-so-subtle portion sizes, a wide array of hand crafted cocktails and favorite brews. You will know when you have dined in a supper club because you'll say to yourself afterwards, "Now that's what dining out is all about!"
If you are looking for a way to spend an evening making memories over an awesome meal keep reading.
Blanck's Supper Club, Malone
The Blancks have always believed in providing honest meals at an affordable price. Whether you're a regular or a first-timer, Blanck's Supper Club is a place where everybody's your friend. Specialty: Blanck's Special Steak Dinner with Twice Baked Potato.
Cedar Lodge, Malone
Cedar Lodge has been a mainstay for excellent food on the east side of Lake Winnebago since the doors opened in 1988. Family owned and operated, the menu ranges from homemade bread and soups, to juicy steaks and succulent shellfish. All dishes are prepared to order, with only the freshest and finest ingredients. And it all starts with their famous fritier! Breakfast special: Eggs Benedict with homemade hollandaise. Dinner special: Chilean Sea Bass with asparagus.
Idlewile Inn, St. Cloud
Nestled in the quaint village of St. Cloud, ldlewile Inn offers a historic setting and diverse menu to satisfy any taste. Dave and Brenda, along with their committed staff, continue to provide unsurpassed service and an inviting atmosphere guests love. ldlewile Inn welcomes you with the philosophy that every customer through the door is the key to their success.
Jim & Linda's Lakeview, Malone
Are you looking for a relaxing evening out or do you need an escape from a hectic day or week? Take a short drive and stop by to relax and enjoy your night out with family and friends, and leave the rest to Jim, Linda and staff. Start your night with a tasty cocktail and choose dinner from an extensive menu from delicious slow roasted Prime Rib, to generous cut tender filets and strip steaks, hand trimmed and cooked to your order. They also offer a wide variety of seafood options including grilled salmon, Alaskan king crab or South African lobster tail.
Altona Supper Club, New Holstein
The Altona Supper Club's goal is to provide an exceptional dining experience for all. From mouth-watering steaks to delicious seafood, customers will always enjoy an outstanding meal at a reasonable price. They also offer a huge Friday night seafood buffet, Saturday Night prime rib buffet, and large Sunday brunch buffet, all of which will be having you come back for more!
Schwarz Supper Club, St. Anna
Schwarz Supper Club is a family-run restaurant now celebrating over 50 years in business. The building started as a one-room tavern and has been remodeled many times to accommodate the large crowds of people that come out for good food and drinks, plus a great time. All steaks are still cut entirely in-house, and feature a secret blend of seasonings on each steak. The large menu also includes fresh seafood, chicken and pork - as well as a Wisconsin tradition, the Friday night perch fry.
Woodland Creek Supper Club, New Prospect
Woodland Creek Supper Club is locally owned and operated. Daryl, owner and head chef, is ready to serve the community, along with the tourists passing through the beautiful Northern Kettle Moraine area. Come and enjoy your favorite foods (including kid's menu) and Woodland Creek's unique Old Fashioneds with a beautiful view. Woodland Creek has a flower garden with a beautiful stream that runs through it right behind the restaurant. Relax on the back patio or circle around the fire pit and enjoy a pre-dinner or after-dinner drink. Don't miss Sunday brunch!
Sebastian's Steak House, Fond du Lac
Casual elegance, first class food, wonderful service and a cozy atmosphere await you at Sebastian's Steak House. Plan your wedding rehearsal, birthday, anniversary, small wedding, business meeting or any special event in your life at the best steak house in town! Enjoy a drink, appetizer or dinner by the famous fireplace in Sebastian's cocktail lounge with a date, friends or family.
The Granary Supper Club, Sherwood
Experience distinctive dining and genuine hospitality at The Granary Supper Club, located in the village of Sherwood, along the scenic east shore of Lake Winnebago. Family-owned and serving made-from-scratch, quality food in surroundings where you can relax, linger and enjoy a meal, the Granary offers a traditional menu of steak, fish, seafood, poultry and pork dinners as well as sandwiches and burgers. They serve locally grown seasonal produce and Wisconsin-raised beef. Attentive staff and a friendly bar, stocked with classic cocktails, a variety of beer, and sweet after-dinner drinks, greets you as you enter. Whether you're looking for an intimate evening out or planning a large celebration, the Granary Supper Club's two spacious dining rooms can accommodate your dining needs, deliciously.
Big Al Capone's, Malone
Big AI Capone's (the former Fuhrman's Hotel built in 1846) is recognized as the Third Oldest Bar in Wisconsin still in operation and is a State Historical Landmark. The Hotel was a stagecoach stop and in the '20s, legend has it notorious gangster, AI Capone, stayed here frequently. Big Al's offers casual dining with paninis, homemade pizza, pasta, Friday fish fry, kids menu, burgers & sandwiches, homemade soups and desserts. A full service bar both inside and outside (weather permitting) offers all your favorite cocktails, including muddled Old-Fashioneds, blender drinks, craft and bottled beer and ice-cold draft beer.
Roepke's Village Inn, Charlesburg
The supper club has built its reputation on hand-cut, flavorful steaks; a range of fish and seafood selections; and a wide variety of specialty items. A few of the most popular specialties include a German Schnitzel entree; roast duck; prime rib; cashew chicken; BBQ ribs; cold water lobster; blackened salmon and of course the traditional Friday night fish fry. Take a short ride in the country to enjoy what everyone is talking about at Roepke's Village Inn, located in the charming village of Charlesburg.
Blanck's Lake Aire Supper Club, Fond du Lac
"Where friends meet friends!" Located on the west shore of Lake Winnebago, Blanck's Lake Aire offers a wide variety of menu options that include award-winning steaks, salad bar and seafood! Come on out and enjoy a relaxing evening with great service, great food and great cocktails. Since 1998, our staff has been providing customers with outstanding service, food, and cocktails. Take time to enjoy yourself and let us provide you with a pleasant, relaxing dining experience. With our wide variety of options, there is no doubt that there is something for everyone. If you're undecided, try one of our many combinations and be sure to save room for one of our delicious desserts.
Cabaret Supper Club, St. Cloud
Cabaret Supper Club features a full menu along with daily specials and buffets. Featuring Friday seafood buffet, Saturday night steak and ribs buffet, Sunday brunch and Sunday night buffet. Great for groups or families with children. Folks will never leave hungry and the good memories will keep you happy and content until your next visit.
Red Cabin at Green Acres Bar & Supper Club, Fond du Lac
Red Cabin at Green Acres is a family based business in Fond du Lac. The idea and dream of the Red Cabin Supper Club has been many years in the making and now it's happening! Red Cabin at Green Acres opened in April, 2011. The bar and supper club are owned by Dave and Laurie Schuh. The property features a pond and a quarter-mile walking path which many deer, ducks, geese and other wildlife call "home." Country comforts with big city tastes. They have been working hard with professional chefs and drawing from their long history of secret recipes to put together a fresh and delicious menu for you! Butcher fresh steaks, chops and schmashed burgers. Unique daily features including Texas BBQ and Choice Angus Prime Rib. Experience the flavors and choices of over a dozen fresh sides.