Friday Fish Fry, Open For Lunch, Reservations Taken,
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Competed against AJ Bombers in the Travel Channel’s “Food Wars,” and despite losing, has triumphed with its “Loser Burger” (colby jack, bacon, fried onions). You can’t really lose here. The hangover burger is like the “Loser,” only topped with a fried egg. The Fresco burger (personal fave) has guac, habanero cheese and pico de gallo. Also very serious about bloody marys, topping them with ingredients that will blow your mind (i.e., bacon cheeseburger).
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Entertainment, Late Night Dining, Open for Breakfast, Reservations Taken.
Nostalgia has defined the 5 O’Clock Club since it opened, as just a bar (under the name Coerper’s 5 O’Clock Club), in 1945. The ownership has changed but part of the reason the popularity of this joint hasn’t waned is it’s kept the trademarks intact: Diners belly up to the bar, where they order a drink and place their dinner order.
Thirty-foot ceilings and rustic red, blue and beige walls create a pretty amazing feel inside the bar, and the airy pub has room for plenty of beer drinkers. The beer list is solid. Pabst is on tap, of course, and is joined by 12 Wisconsin beers (New Glarus, Lakefront, etc.). The bottle list includes roughly 40 options, and if you feel like slumming it, you can order a can of Old Milwaukee.
Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille offers their popular fried chicken and waffles, which has been building fans rapidly. While chicken is offered daily, the rest of the buffet menu changes, rotating between barbecued short ribs, meat loaf, pork chops, catfish fillets and salmon patties.
A private entrance to this intimate Potawatomi Casino & Hotel restaurant lets you avoid the casino crowds. Dine on house-made charcuterie, several Black Angus steaks, as well as specialty cuts of kangaroo and Kobe beef. Venison and fresh fish round out the menu.