The Best Supper Clubs in Wisconsin’s Northwoods

In Wisconsin’s Northwoods region, every day feels like a relaxing getaway, from the lush forest hiking trails to stunning lakes with year-round recreation activities to the famous Supper Clubs dotted throughout the region. Located in north central Wisconsin on the border of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin’s Northwoods are known for their outdoorsy activities including fishing, ice fishing, canoeing, snowshoeing, boating, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, hiking, and camping. After a long day out in the fresh air, another Northwoods classic is in high demand: fine dining, most popular in the resurgence of supper clubs in the area. Dimly lit and dinner only, supper clubs invite patrons to linger and mingle before, during, and after their meal, with a focus as much on making patrons feel at home as it is on serving up the best drinks and cuisine.

Bootleggers Lodge 

Chicago to Tomahawk: 4 Hours 47 Minutes
  • Friday: 4-9 PM
  • Saturday: 4-9 PM
  • Sunday: 4-9 PM
  • Monday: 4-9 PM
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 4-9 PM
Set on the shores of Wisconsin’s Lake Nokomis, Bootleggers Lodge is not just a Supper Club, but a Northwoods destination. A premier dining experience, the Bootleggers Lodge offers fine dining with a focus on local, organic, ethically sourced ingredients. Their harvest practices have won the lodge awards, and Head Chef Maja Holcomb is a young chef at the cornerstone of elevated American cuisine that stays true to the traditional while pushing the boundaries of innovation at the heart of new cuisine. With one of the largest fine wine selections in the region, Bootleggers Lodge collaborates with wine experts at Breakthru Beverage to curate a wine-central dining experience that highlights a new Award Winning Vineyard at each special dining event, complete with seasonally-inspired multi-course dinners, beverage pairings, wine lessons, discounted bottles of wine, and a luxurious reception overlooking the picturesque Lake Nokomis.


The Bear Trap Inn

Address: 4703 Co Hwy B, Land O’ Lakes, WI 54540
Phone: (715) 547-3422
Chicago To Land O’ Lakes: 5 Hours 41 Minutes
  • Saturday: 4:30-8:30 PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 4:30-8:30 PM
  • Thursday: 4:30-8:30 PM
  • Friday: 4:30-8:30 PM

Set off Country Road B, the Bear Trap Inn is a charming supper club with a stellar reputation, known for its elevated steaks and seafood. Run with a deep respect for past traditions in its over 85 years of business, the Bear Trap Inn continues to display nearly 100 pumpkins during Halloween, features floral arrangements from local businesses, and fills the pond with trout. Supporting local businesses and celebrating its Northwoods location are woven into the fabric of the Bear Trap Inn, which values its connection to the community and expands with that in mind, hosting new events like Farm-To-Tables, the Cast Iron Classic, and private events. Among the club’s signature dishes are its garlic stuffed tenderloin, pan seared walleye, and its Bear Trapeze cocktail, all locally inspired. While it remains true to its location and roots, the Bear Trap Inn continues to innovate as current owner Tom Baertschy travels around the world for global inspiration to add to the ever-growing menu.

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Silver Birch Supper Club

Chicago to Tomahawk: 4 Hours 27 Minutes
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 5:00-8:00 PM
  • Friday: 5:00-9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 5:00-9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Nestled on the shores of the stunning Half Moon Lake, Silver Birch Supper Club was first opened in 1903 and has served since as a calm oasis for locals and visitors alike. Known for its historic role in Tomahawk’s entertainment scene, Silver Birch offers luxurious food, drinks, and atmosphere, some of the best in the Northwoods area. Serving a sumptuous brunch menu with offerings like Silver Cordon Bleu Omelets, as well as a decadent dinner menu with appetizers like imported French escargot and mains including Filet Mignon, the food at Silver Birch is the epitome of fine dining with a local flair, including cod fish fry and Canadian walleye. Weather withstanding, Silver Birch also offers exclusive igloo dining, which provides a quaint space, beautiful outdoors views, a private server, and expedited food and drink preparation.

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Chippewa Inn 

Chicago to Hayward: 5 Hours 54 Minutes
  • Sunday: 5-9 PM
  • Monday: 5-9 PM
  • Tuesday: 5-9 PM
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
To find fine dining in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, one need look no further than the Chippewa Inn. Owned and run by the Landgraf family since 1995, this family business combines all the warm ambiance of a Mom and Pop shop with the quality and class of top tier dining. Tom mans the bar, carefully mixing uniquely refreshing cocktails while Debbie and their son Eric man the kitchen in the back, personally curating lavish meals. With over 150 years of restaurant experience between the owners and their staff, consistent high quality can be relied on. The Chippewa dining rooms are ornate and stunning, with a relish tray at each table and menu items including prime steaks, melt-in-the-mouth seafood including Waleye and Scallops, and a variety of Schnitzels, the last a nod to Chippewa Inn’s Bavarian heritage.

Lehman’s Supper Club

Address:2911 S Main St, Rice Lake, WI 54868

Phone: (715) 234-2428
Chicago to Rice Lake: 5 Hours 10 Minutes
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Family owned and run for four generations, Lehman’s Supper Club has been a staple in Wisconsin’s Northwoods since 1934, and is known for its fine dining, offering the best in hand cut steaks, ribs, seafood, and pasta. A full-service restaurant as well as supper club, in the full service cocktail lounge visitors can curl up in a cozy booth or comfortable lounge chair to watch the big game and socialize over decadent desserts and carefully crafted cocktails. The substantial menu features lunch and dinner options with hearty American cuisine, from baked Brie with cranberry salsa starters to numerous meat cuts, seafood dishes, farm favorites and pasta dishes. 

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