Tosa’s New Buckatabon Supper Club Is Offering Curbside Prime Rib

This restaurant was barely open when the pandemic hit.

Frank & Larry’s Buckatabon Supper Club (7700 Harwood Ave.) barely had a chance to open before the pandemic hit and restaurant dining rooms were forced to close. But last weekend (April 17-19), the Tosa restaurant – operated by Lowlands Group and a sibling to Cafés Benelux, Centraal and Hollander, all of which are currently closed – had a grand curbside opening.

It’s open weekends only – Friday-Sunday. The restaurant has a special curbside carryout menu of comfort food specialties such as Larry’s lasagna ($23 for 1, $39 for 2, $69 for 4); BBQ ribs with smoked baron cornbread, choice of baked potato or fries; a 12-ounce queen-cut prime rib served with Yorkshire pudding, horseradish-smoked sour cream, and choice of baked potato or steak fries ($29 for 1, $55 for 2, $95 for 4); and fish fry on Friday to Saturday nights. That fish is haddock fried in a Central Waters Mudpuppy Porter beer batter served with potato pancakes, apple sauce, tartar sauce, creamy lemongrass kombucha slaw, rye bread and charred lemon ($15 for 1, $23 for 2, $41 for 4).

Photo courtesy of Bucktabon

New to the menu this week is fried cheese curds! They’re available on Saturday and Sunday only. They’re breaded and served with ranch dressing (half-pound $10.95, full pound $17.95). Loaded cheese curds are also available. They’re tossed in buffalo sauce, topped with shaved celery and chives, and served with a side of blue cheese dressing ($12.95).

Sunday brunch items include hot ham and rolls (half-pound $8.95-1 pound $15.95); prime rib and eggs with Hollander potatoes ($19.95); prime rib hash ($16.95).

The Buckatabon has a few to-go options: pickup from a carryout window, curbside delivery on State Street and in the nearby Tosa parking lot, and delivery via DoorDash).

The hours are Friday and Saturday dinner 3-8 p.m., Sunday brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. You can pre-order too by calling on Wednesday and Thursday noon-8 p.m. and Friday noon-3 p.m.

For curbside service, call 414-271-7700. When you arrive for pickup, park across the bridge in the Tosa Village parking lot (across from the Little Red Store). Look for chalkboards with a phone number to text them that you are there and they will run your order out to your car. 

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Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.