Supper clubs have a long history in Wisconsin, some dating back to the 1920s as prohibition roadhouses, offering a unique cultural dining experience. Waukesha Pewaukee has five unique supper clubs that offer both traditional and modern takes on supper club dining.
Butler Inn of Pewaukee is a traditional supper club with a casual atmosphere. The restaurant is owned by Louie and Peggy Markopoulos, who are known for providing extraordinary cuisine, exceptional service and live entertainment that satisfies their guests.
The Butler Inn features classic American steaks, seafood and daily specials. On Fridays they offer a variety of fish fry options including cod, orange roughy, shrimp, salmon, lake perch, walleye and a fisherman’s platter. During the warmer months, you can dine outdoors on the screened in patio.
The Butler Inn is located at 742 Glacier Rd. in Pewaukee and is open Mon.-Thurs. 4pm-9pm, Fri.- Sat. 4pm-10pm and Sun. 4pm-8pm. To make a reservation call 262-691-0840.
Didi's Supper Club
Didi’s Supper Club, which opened in late August 2018, is a new supper club within The Ingleside Hotel. The casual atmosphere is inviting for guests to sit back and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner and a variety of drinks.
Didi’s menu features breakfast favorites including quiche, pancakes, omelets, scramblers and a variety of eggs benedict choices. For lunch Didi’s offers a bar menu with sandwiches, flatbreads, wraps, salads, soups, appetizers and homemade pizza. Dinner includes a wide variety of appetizers, pasta and traditional supper club favorites like steak, pork chops, baby back ribs, duck, fish, pot roast and meatloaf served with sides.
Didi’s is located at 2810 Golf Road within The Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee and is open Sun. – Thurs. & Sat.: 6:30am-2pm;5-10pm; Fri.: 6:30am-2pm; 4:30-10pm
Eric’s Porter Haus has been a well-established supper club in Waukesha since 1997. The building that the restaurant resides in was built in 1848 and was originally the home of civic leaders Isaac Lain and Edward Estberg. Later it became an American Legion post and in 1974 it was designated as a National Historic site.
When visiting, customers can enjoy Eric’s wet aged steaks, pork chops, duckling and chicken entrees, seafood dishes, a delicious all-you-can-eat fish fry, schnitzels and Beef Rouladen. Eric’s is locally known for their custom-made Old-Fashioned mix, considered by many to be the best in the area.
Eric’s Porter-Haus is located at 229 Wisconsin Ave. in Waukesha and is open Tues.-Thurs. 5-9pm, Fri. 4:30-10pm, Sat. 5-10pm and Sun. 4-8pm. To make a reservation call 262-542-1300.
5 O’Clock Club
The 5 O’Clock Club’s location was once a summer farming retreat but was converted into a steakhouse in the 1920s. Currently owned by the Knutson family, the club has a homey Lake Country appeal with rustic casual dining rooms filled with family collectibles and memorabilia.
The menu at the 5 O’Clock Club features classic American steaks, ribs, pork chops, chicken and seafood entrees. A children’s menu is available as are lighter options like salads and vegetarian dishes. Tuesday through Saturday diners can experience a delicious Wisconsin-style fish fry and during the warmer months be sure to dine al fresco on their open-air deck.
The 5 O’Clock Club is located at N28 Peterson Dr. in Pewaukee and is open Tues. – Sat. from 11:30am to 10pm. To make a reservation call 262-691-9960.
Michael’s House of Prime
Michael’s House of Prime has been family owned and operated for over 90 years and is currently owned by Rick and David Buckley. When you visit you will be graciously treated like a guest in their home with warm hospitality in a casual dining atmosphere.
Features on the menu at Michael’s House of Prime include their house specialty, slow roasted prime rib, as well as American steakhouse classics like veal, steaks, pork chops, chicken and seafood. There are also a few lighter options including soup, salad and sandwiches and they offer an impressive Friday fish fry with five fish choices.
Michael’s House of Prime is located at W278N2316 Prospect Ave. in Pewaukee and is open Tues. – Sat. from 5pm-10pm. To make a reservation call 262-691-9960.