Supper clubs are relics from an easier time. These were the days where you got all dressed up, got a nice meal, and socialized with the people in the restaurant. For the most part, they have just gone by the wayside. But they were once a big deal in Illinois, and a few remain. Here are 8 that you should certainly check out.
1. Mecca Supper Club
This place is all about bringing the rustic Wisconsin northwoods to Chicago. Live music and late nights make this a great place to gather with friends. 6666 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL 60631.
2. Earl's Supper Club
This supper club specializes in seafood dishes. Definitely try the fried catfish filets. 103 West Main Street, West Union, IL 62477.
3. Crabby's Supper Club
Large portions keep people coming back for more. Meat is served on platters, not plates, and you can get even more for your money on buffet night. 18838 IL-4, Carlinville, IL 62626
4. Millie's Supper Club
Inside, this place is exactly what you would find in Wisconsin with its rustic décor. Brandy old fashioneds, summer sausage and prime rib delight guests. 2438 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614.
5. Tortoise Supper Club
You know this is fine dining, with this upscale décor and grand piano welcoming you. $1 shrimp and oysters is a fan favorite. Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection, 350 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654.
6. Possum Trot Supper Club
This country joint has some of the best meat you will ever have. You can see them searing your meat out in the open on a grill. 2918 Batestown Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858.
7. The Pines Supper Club
Friendly service keeps people coming back. They are famous for their steak and seafood. 1555 N Il Route 23, Streator, IL 61364.
8. Timmerman's Supper Club
This old-school restaurant has truly amazing views of the Mississippi River. Try the brunch, which has a ton of offerings, one more delicious than the next. 7777 Timmerman Dr, East Dubuque, IL 61025.