The Five O’Clock Steakhouse Joins The Long Standing Reign of Supper Clubs

Recent interest shines on supper club style restaurants including the well-known Five O'clock Steakhouse set as a prime example.

The reign of the long standing supper clubs in the Midwest region has recently been brought to light by various articles and Ron Faiola’s new book released titled “Wisconsin Supper Clubs: Another Round.” The “Searching for the Supper Club” article written recently by David Hammond also sheds interesting information and facts on the small quantity of remaining supper clubs in the United States.

According to Ron and David as well as some supper club owners, supper clubs are “traditionally owned by families.” Ron Faiola further states in his first book on supper clubs called “Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old Fashioned Experience,” that his list of what defines a supper club is “prime-rib, brandy Old Fashioned, and all-you-can-eat fried fish on Fridays.” Other supper club characteristics also include “twinkling Christmas lights, taxidermy, and dark wood,” according to Faiola.

The supper club style has its own distinct features, but how you order is also part of that. Traditionally, when entering a supper club, you grab a drink at the bar, and then give the server your food order. This was thought to be a result of prohibition where it made getting a drink the first priority of the evening. Supper clubs were known for the “start-at-the-bar routine, and while some still carry on the tradition, others have left it wither away to a more modern style of dining where you are seated first.

The Five O’Clock Steakhouse is one of the featured supper club style restaurants located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Managing partner Stelio Kalkounos states that in accordance with tradition, “guest orders are taken at the bar.” Stelio states that do not have a fish on Fridays due to the fact that they are a steakhouse, but the prime rib is a staple in supper club restaurants, and is a fine cut of meat that the Five O’Clock excels at. The Five O’Clock Steakhouse has the combination of excellent steaks, brandy Old Fashioned, dark wood, is located in the supper club belt in the Midwest, and displays twinkling lights in the restaurant making it the definition of the perfect supper club.

About the Five O’Clock Steakhouse

The Five O’Clock Steakhouse has been in business and part of the community since the 1940s.
New ownership has seen the supper club-style restaurant and its famous Alley Cat Lounge
renovated and opened to the public. The steaks haven been nationally praised and the lounge has
live music every Friday night. Current promotions including fundraisers, menu items, and benefit are available on the restaurant’s website. For more information on current promotions, menu items and events visit

Contact Info:
Name: Stelio Kalkounos
Email: Send Email
Organization: Five O'Clock Steakhouse
Address: 2416 West State Street
Phone: 414-342-3553

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