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Top 5 supper clubs for snow seekers

With a variety of restaurants located conveniently near ski hills, snowmobile trails and more, winter is the perfect time for a warm Wisconsin-style meal.
With a variety of restaurants located conveniently near ski hills, snowmobile trails and more, winter is the perfect time for a warm Wisconsin-style meal.

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What better time to enjoy the comfort food of Wisconsin’s supper clubs than winter? With a variety of restaurants located conveniently near ski hills, snowmobile trails and more, winter is the perfect time for a warm Wisconsin-style meal. Brush off your snow pants, remove your knit cap and stay a while.

Chippewa Inn – Hayward

Affectionately deemed "The Chip" by locals, look no further than the Chippewa Inn for authentic supper club food with German flair. As a nod to Wisconsin’s rich German history, this quaint stop serves dishes from breaded chicken schnitzel to veal bratwurst with red cabbage. Perfect after a day of cross-country skiing at nearby Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.

Michael’s Supper Club – Wausau

Downhill skiing at Rib Mountain State Park’s Granite Peak can work up an appetite, but even if you weren’t working up a sweat nearby, you deserve a taste of Michael’s jumbo-lump crab cakes. This club has been serving fresh flavors and classic ingredients in seafood dishes and more since the ‘70s. Come for the oysters Rockefeller, but stay for the s’mores martini.

Colony House – Trevor

Cozying up to a fireplace is on everyone’s winter wish list, and Colony House delivers that and then some with a rustic setting, creek-side window views and antique furnishings. This homelike atmosphere warmly welcomes guests no matter how frightful the weather. Menu items include an array of surf-and-turf options that you can top with house-made sauces. Colony House is just a few miles from Wilmot Mountain’s slopes.

Aberdeen Restaurant & Bar – Manitowish Waters

Open year-round in a lakeside log cabin surrounded by pines, Aberdeen provides the quintessential northwoods experience. Hop off your snowmobile and fuel up, or get toasty after ice fishing on Manitowish Lake, with Aberdeen’s famous fish fry or a hand-cut steak.

Cimaroli’s Supper Club – Portage

Cimaroli’s is conveniently located near Cascade Mountain’s massive snow-tubing chute, so once your need for speed has been satisfied, it’s time to eat. Come on down for an array of steaks, pork ribs and $2.50 old fashioneds – yes, you read that correctly. Cimaroli’s is also minutes away from vibrant downtown Wisconsin Dells.

Wisconsin’s love affair with food isn’t halted by a few snowflakes. In fact, it flourishes as we get outside and work up appetites doing our favorite winter activities in the chilly air. To find a supper club near your next adventure that’s open season-long, visit Travel Wisconsin’s Supper Club Directory