Food and Wine magazine recently rounded up some of the best steak options across the country, and Milwaukeeâ€™s own Mr. Bâ€™s and Jackson Grill got well-deserved mentions in the article.
Also mentioned in the article was the history of Saturday nights in the Milwaukee dining scene, which at restaurants and supper clubs are all about the prime rib. I paused to think about this.Â Is prime rib still a thing in Milwaukee (or Wisconsin)? I mean, a thing like the sacred fish fry is a thing.
So, I did a little research and apparently it is, and we still have some very very good prime rib places. I was happy to learn that even with the abundant choices to dine out here in Milwaukee, supper clubs and other restaurants are still serving this classic.
I love tradition, but somehow Iâ€™ve been missing out on this one. Since it has been a while since I've had prime rib â€“ maybe it has for you, too â€“ here are five to try. Iâ€™d love to hear your suggestions for others to try in the comments below. And, do you think prime is rib is still a thing here?
900 E. Layton Ave., (414) 483-5054
The Packing House, one of my favorite Milwaukee supper clubs, serves it up Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Three days a week? I guess the prime rib is more popular than I thought! Have an old -fashioned (and read about WHY you should here) while there.
3736 W. Mitchell St., (414) 384-7384
Jackson Grill is one of those hidden gems that you hate to even mention, because it is already tough to get a table there at times. And just look at how adorable it is. But it is indeed worth the wait. You can get your prime rib on on Saturdays.
Wardâ€™s House of Prime
540 E. Mason St., (414) 223-0135
515 Wells St., Delafield, (262) 337-9199
Server Lindsay Krchma delivering a 72-ounce portion of prime rib.
All prime rib, all the time, Wardâ€™s has recently expanded to a second location in Delafield so now any side of town can get their fill. They have an abundant menu beyond it, but the focus is prime rib with numerous cuts, including that massive one pictured above.
Five Oâ€™Clock Steakhouse
2416 W. State St., (414) 342-3553
A Milwaukee institution, the Five Oâ€™Clock Steakhouse offers up their prime rib on Saturday nights. Iâ€™d have a hard time not having a filet here, so this may be a tough order for me. Head upstairs and have a cocktail at the Alley Cat Lounge after!
5601 Broad St., Greendale, (414) 858-1900
11120 N. Cedarburg Rd., Mequon, (262) 518-5500
Joey Gerardâ€™s, with locations in Greendale and Mequon, serves up its prime rib on Saturday nights, as well. Do you see a trend here? I was skeptical at first of Bartolotta trying its hand at the classic supper club, but it's done extremely well. And who doesn't love a relish tray? Add a bananas foster for dessert!
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