7 of the Best Steakhouses in Wisconsin

Cheese isn’t the only thing Wisconsin is famous for. The Badger Land is also home to some seriously incredible steakhouses sure to give you a dinner to remember. Whether you’re looking for an upscale eatery or a down-home, no-frills joint, there are plenty to choose from. Here are our picks for the best steakhouses Wisconsin has to offer. 

7 of the Best Steakhouses in Wisconsin

1. Five O’Clock Steakhouse – Milwaukee

If you’re after the best steak in Wisconsin, head over to Five O’Clock Steak House off Milwaukee’s State Street. This old-school supper club has been serving up the most delicious steakhouse bites since 1946 and has only gotten better with time. It’s not just the food, either. The upscale ambience and stellar service are also tough to beat. Be sure to start off with an order of their baked french onion soup or shrimp cocktail; then move on to the Five O’Clock Cut Porterhouse.

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2. Wish Steakhouse – Weston

If you’re looking for all the fixin’s of a traditional steakhouse with the highest quality beef imaginable, world-class wine and beer list all in a welcoming atmosphere that feels just the right amount of elegant, head to Wish. This Weston favourite is known for its easygoing attitude without lacking in all the things that make a steak dinner great. Simply put, Wish is upscale without being pretentious, welcoming and warm without being overbearing and exactly where you should be dining tonight. Get started with an order of the seared-rare ahi tuna then move on to their cut-in-house Delmonico ribeye. 

3. Palmer’s Steakhouse – Hartland

Palmer’s Steakhouse is a place you come for the steaks and stay for the atmosphere. From the cobblestone fireplace to the soft lighting, intimate seating and incredible service, the mood at Palmer’s is perfect for date night. Get started by asking for a wine pairing to go with their shrimp bisque or baked brie appetizer, then move on to the real highlight – the steak. We recommend the famous Palmer’s bone-in ribeye sure to leave you raving for days.

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4. Milwaukee Steakhouse – Milwaukee

If you’re after a ginormous steak dinner in a comfortable and relaxed setting, Milwaukee Steakhouse is the place to be. This cosy steakhouse is known for its warm and inviting atmosphere and service that treats its guests like royalty without all the stuffiness of some fine dining places. Milwaukee Steakhouse also claims to have the best prime rib in Milwaukee, and honestly, they aren’t wrong. Be sure to indulge in it but not before chowing down on some of their jumbo shrimp scampi. 

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5. Tornado Steak House – Madison

In Madison’s Tornado Steak House it’s all about the hospitality, nostalgic ambience and delectable surf and turf picks. This swanky to-do eatery is just what you need whether you’re marking a special occasion, enjoying a date with a special someone or just looking for a lovely evening of delicious food and drinks. Get started with their frog legs that have been sauteed in brandy, garlic and honey or opt for the escargot broiled in the shell with herb butter and bread crumbs. Next, take your pick from their steak options. We suggest the NY strip or sirloin.

6. Kurt’s Steakhouse – Delafield

Nestled in the historic Delafield, this charming chophouse is perfect for a relaxed evening of steak and wine. Kurt’s Steakhouse is famous for its American fares, and steak is at the top of the list. From their crab stuffed mushrooms, oysters Rockefeller and calamari right on to the steak Sicilian, petite filet Oscar and Manhattan steak, each menu item is more delectable than the last. We recommend beginning with their coconut shrimp before moving on to the centre cut filet tenderloin. 

7. Hunt Club Steakhouse – Lake Geneva

What spells and elegant and romantic dining experience like a steak dinner in an unbelievably charming 1915 mansion? At Hunt Club Steakhouse you’ll get all that and so much more. This cosy and uber-romantic restaurant is famous not just for its atmosphere (which includes a fireplace), but also for its incredible menu. From their prime steak picks to their 14-years-and-running Wine Spectator status, it’s not hard to see why Hunt Club is one of the best steakhouses in Wisconsin. Get your evening started with some of their crisped to perfection calamari or grilled prawn cocktail. Then dig into an order of the prime ribeye, or go all out on the 32 dry-aged tomahawk.


Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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