Though they have fallen by the wayside a bit, supper clubs are a longstanding tradition of the Upper Midwest. When the first ones began popping up in the 1930s and 1940s, they were often destination restaurants offering up drinks, dinner, and entertainment. Today, they’re a bit more relaxed than they once were, but they are still destination dining spots for those who want to take a step back in time. A visit to these 10 classic supper clubs in Minnesota will help you do just that.
1. Jordan Supper Club - Jordan
The Jordan Supper Club continues the supper club tradition into the 21st century. With a classic menu heavy on the steak and seafood, you're sure to get your fill when you visit. Other amenities? Live entertainment, 16 beers on tap, and a beautiful outdoor patio.
Address: 20201 Johnson Memorial Highway, Jordan.
2. Wiederholt's Supper Club - Hastings
Wiederholt's Supper Club has been around since 1932, winning many local awards along the way. It is now in its fourth generation of family ownership with no sign of slowing down. The classic menu and traditional atmosphere are sure to satisfy.
Address: 14535 140th Street East, Hastings.
3. Red Stag Supperclub - Minneapolis
Red Stag is much newer than many supper clubs in Minnesota, but it is already a local favorite. Opened in 2007, it is a refreshing update of the traditional supper club. They have great brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, and they even have a Friday fish fry.
Address: 501 1st Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis.
4. Fisher's Club - Avon
Located on the shores of Middle Spunk Lake, Fisher's Club is a beautiful and inviting supper club experience. It opened in the 1930s and has gone through many changes over the years. But it still stands as a great place to get a bite to eat.
Address: 425 Stratford Street West, Avon.
5. Jensen's Food & Cocktails - Eagan
This steak and seafood restaurant has been delighting locals for 20 years. Originally called Jensen's Supper Club, the owners changed the name in 2014 to reflect a more modern atmosphere. The result is an enticing balance between old and new featuring a great menu of classic entrees and fun desserts.
Address: 3840 Rahn Road, Eagan.
6. The Great Blue Heron - Cold Spring
This family-owned supper club prides itself for serving delicious food in a great atmosphere. The beautiful interior has huge windows, and the menu features classics such as prime rib or walleye dinner. As an added bonus, the restaurant is opening an outdoor patio in the spring of 2017.
Address: 305 5th Avenue South, Cold Spring.
7. Lakeside Supper Club - Montgomery
This small-town supper club first started in 1995. Since then, it has grown into a restaurant known for serving quality food made with local produce. The casual atmosphere offers a welcome relief to the formal supper clubs of the past.
Address: 32298 East Highway 13, Montgomery.
8. The Peak Supper Club - Clitherall
After ten years, The Peak Supper Club is right at home when it comes to delighting diners with delicious meals. Make sure you come hungry. Every meal comes with a homemade soup and salad bar.
Address: 43517 County Highway 38, Clitherall.
9. Bar Harbor Supper Club - Lake Shore
This beautiful supper club has a long history. It was originally opened in 1937 and has since become a go-to spot for travelers in the Nisswa area. Many boat in to the restaurant to sample the tasty menu of sandwiches and other light fare on the outdoor patio. Inside, a more robust menu offers staples such as steak and seafood.
Address: 8164 Interlachen Road, Lake Shore.
10. Ranchero Supper Club - Webster
This small-town supper club has a cozy and casual atmosphere. They serve up classics such as steak and seafood, as well as some German fare. A visit is a delicious, enjoyable way to experience the small-town dining of the past.
Address: 4452 40th Street West, Webster.
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