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Savory Supper clubs in Beloit

Beloit’s “Old-Fashioned” Supper Clubs are a staple of the community

The retro dining room at the Butterfly Club | Photo Credit: Peer Canvas

Supper Clubs in Beloit are popular for locals and visitors. Everyone has their own spin on what supper clubs really are and what they offer to guests. Taste Magazine described supper clubs as “serving breaded fish and strong cocktails in rural Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, are not your normal restaurant—but it’s also hard to say why until you visit one.”

According to Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint’s blog, the first supper club wasn’t in the Midwest; it was actually in Beverly Hills, California, but–not surprisingly–was established by a Milwaukee native in the 1930s at the end of Prohibition.

Whatever the definition or origin of supper clubs, you rest assured that Beloit’s independently-owned dining establishments have interesting histories and serve classic Wisconsin after-dinner drinks, relish trays, scrumptious steak dinners, Friday fish fries while crafting a hospitality experience like no other.

top 3 Beloit Supper clubs

The 615 Club

The 615 Club is one of the best supperclubs in beloit
Classic Brandy Old Fashioned at The 615 Club | Photo Credit: The 615 Club

A popular Supper Club in Beloit is The 615 Club. They provide a relaxed atmosphere and a top-notch hospitality experience. The 615 Club is owned by Gregg and Rayann Hatley, and they are well known for their friendly faces and continuation of Wisconsin Supper Club traditions. The 615 Club has been around for quite some time, so if you’re curious about the history, be sure to ask Gregg about it the next time you’re in.

First, start at the bar with a brandy or whiskey old fashioned, crafted just right for your taste. You’ll be sure to get the full supper club experience after you move to a table for your meal. Enjoy a relish tray and breadsticks, along with bread rolls and cinnamon rolls. The 615 Club is known for its exceptional selection of steaks, chops, seafood, lamb, and a variety of other entrees. Before you leave, don’t forget to ask your server what’s on the menu for dessert, or head back to the bar for a White Russian nightcap!

615 Broad St., Beloit
(608) 364-4615

Benedetti’s Supper Club

Original Bar at Benedetti’s Supper Club | Photo Credit: Benedetti’s Supper Club

Step back in time at Benedetti’s Supper Club. They still have their original bar and an old-fashioned cash register.

About 80 years ago, Elmer & Tosca Benedetti opened up the Yost Park Tavern. A fire destroyed the tavern a few years after opening. The new establishment opened up as Club 51. Club 51 had a long history, and in the 50s, they had a reputation in town for their famous fish fry. Back then, a fish dinner would cost $0.75, and a shot of whiskey was $0.20. By 1955, the name was changed to Benedetti’s Supper Club.

Tosca’s grandson, Elmer, and his wife, Sandy Benedetti, are the current owners of Benedetti’s Supper Club. They still are known for their fish fry, salad bar, and more. Of course, you can’t forget about their legendary ice cream drinks – especially the grasshoppers!

3232 Riverside Dr., Beloit
(608) 362-9917

The Butterfly Club

Delicious dining at The Butterfly Club | Photo Credit: Peer Canvas

The Butterfly Club is a retro-style supper club that will have you feeling like you’ve stepped back in time.

The restaurant began as the Butterfly Tea Room in 1924, named for the many yellow and white butterflies in a nearby field of the Town of Turtle. The Tea Room became The Butterfly Club in 1938. In late 1972, the Butterfly was destroyed by a fire. In 1977, new owners remodeled and built the outside deck later named Tulips. In September 1999, the Sala family purchased the property and continues to operate the Butterfly Club today.

Not only is this restaurant recognized for its outstanding food and beverages, but also for its entertainment and amenities. Guests can enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday in the lounge area, separate from the dining room. During the summertime, dining on the deck is also available.

With The Butterfly Club’s 100th anniversary coming up in 2024, there are sure to be plenty of memories to share!

Watch the Buzzed into Madison video about the history of The Butterfly Club and its impact on the community.

5246 E. County Road X, Beloit
(608) 362-8577

Other Fine Dining Options In Addition To Supper Clubs in Beloit

Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint

Dining Room at Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint | Photo Credit: © Catalyst Design & Photography –

For a special night of fine dining, check out Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint, managed by Geronimo Hospitality Group. With its rustic feel, hardwood floors, and abundant photographs capturing historic Beloit, Merrill & Houston’s has branded itself to tell Beloit’s great story. Check out their live music every Friday night starting at 7:30 pm.

500 Pleasant St., Beloit
(608) 313-0700

Liberty House Grill

Delightful Appetizers & Cocktails at Liberty House Grill | Photo Credit: Peer Canvas

If you’re in for an unforgettable culinary experience, try out the Liberty House Grill. Owner Joel Leon has a special curated menu with all the best appetizers, steaks, seafood, pasta dishes, and more. Aside from the food, they have a beautiful bar and whiskey and wine cellar. For a combination of live music and dinner, stop in on Friday nights, you won’t be disappointed!

1901 Liberty Ave., Beloit
(608) 299-8008

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