When the snow flies, Wisconsin restaurants serve up some of their best offerings. From warm and comforting dishes to must-try fresh foods that will keep all your resolutions on track, there’s a lot to love on the menu. Here are some of our favorites.
Prime Rib Poutine, The Free House Pub, Middleton
The French-Canadian classic poutine is elevated with a touch of Wisconsin supper club fare. The Free House Pub, a Middleton gastropub, serves up its poutine with French fries topped with melted cheese curds, shaved prime rib, house gravy and scallions.
Sicilian Steak, Swearingen’s Al-Gen Dinner Club, Rhinelander
The Northwoods meets old Italy with this supper club classic. The Al-Gen, a culinary institution, serves up hearty meals in a rustic cabin-like atmosphere. You better be hungry if you order this dish, though—the Sicilian steak features two filets cooked up in a coating of bread crumbs, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese.
Fat’s Garden Pear Quinoa, Father Fats Public House, Stevens Point
Father Fat’s Public House is a must-stop in central Wisconsin, with dishes like mini truffle grilled cheese, braised Angus beef short ribs and buttermilk-fried calamari & jalapenos. Feeling like something light? Try Fat’s Garden Pear Quinoa, made with dried cranberries, walnut goat cheese and a port wine reduction.
Fish Fry, West Bend Tap & Tavern, West Bend
The classic Wisconsin fish fry is a Friday night tradition in Wisconsin. It’s a popular choice at West Bend Tap & Tavern, a charming Main Street pub. The pub has 16 rotating beers on tap, so you can find the perfect brew to toast the weekend.
Wiscmonster, The Rivers Tavern, Marshfield
This aptly named burger includes a half-pound beef patty, a quarter-pound bratwurst patty, sauerkraut and three slices of cheese. Dare to try this delicious concoction at the newly renovated Rivers Tavern.