There are few things tastier than a meal from an authentic Wisconsin supper club—it’s where you’ll find a hearty slice of down-home cooking to keep you warm in the cold months. But did you know you can find great supper club staples like prime rib, fish fry and cocktails without even having to make a reservation? Whether you choose to dine in safely or carry out, here are a few places to get some of your supper club favorites in the Northwoods.
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The Friday fish fry is a Northwoods classic—you’ll find it at supper clubs as well as plenty of bars, taverns and other family restaurants. But there’s a reason it’s associated with the iconic Wisconsin supper club, since this is where you’ll find some of the tastiest versions of this favorite dish. At Norwood Pines Supper Club in Minocqua, Friday night diners have the choice of deep-fried lake perch or cod (deep-fried, Cajun-baked or broiled) with a side of corn fritters, coleslaw, fries and fresh-baked bread. At Swearingen’s Al-Gen in Rhinelander, diners will be tempted by their all-you-care-to-eat fish fry (dine-in only), “poor mans’ lobster” and deep-fried walleye.
Prime rib & more
On the dinner entrée menu at Bootleggers Supper Club—located on the shores of Lake Nokomis in Tomahawk—you’ll find “queen” and “king” cuts of prime rib, as well as a 6-ounce or 10-ounce filet mignon or a 15-ounce ribeye. Bootleggers is open for dine-in (reservations required) or takeout Tuesdays through Saturdays.
You can find a killer cocktail a lot of supper clubs, bars and restaurants in Oneida County (see a sortable list here), but did you know there are places to pick up Northwoods-made beer, wine and spirits? Rhinelander Brewing Company—home of the famous “Rhinelander Shorty” bottle—has a taproom in downtown Rhinelander where you can pick up tasty ales and lagers to go. Tours and tastings are currently suspended at Three Lakes Winery, but visitors can still pick up the winery’s famous cranberry wine and other fruit wines at its shop, which is open daily. Want to make your own Old Fashioned? Pick up bourbon (or vodka, moonshine and other spirits) at Northern Waters Distillery in Minocqua.
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