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An old school Route 12 roadhouse recently reborn as Holi Canolli, a family Italian restaurant. While most of the historic details of the old joint and the adjacent “Route 12 Cheese and Sausage” have been lost to time, the food and hospitality make it well worth a visit. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find such generous portions of traditional pastas, and coal-fired pizza. If you show up during the dinner rush, expect to enjoy a few drinks at the bar before you get a table. Or better yet, call ahead to make reservations.
We’ve been eating at and ordering from Sperino’s for as long as we can remember. While ownership – and recipes – have changed a few times over the decades, the vibe has remained the same. Think of it as a Chicago neighborhood Italian joint transplanted to Elkhorn. Sperino Maiale opened Sperino’s Spaghetti House in 1967. His nephew Carlo Ippolito took over in 1976 and turned it into Sperino’s Little Italy. While not Italian, the Aune family carries on the proud tradition. The main dining room ceiling is decorated with a kitschy assortment of Chianti bottles. And, found among them, is a single dusty bottle of Rīgas Melnais Balzams a barely drinkable Latvian herbal liqueur/cold remedy hung by the Latvians of “Vandavega” sometime in the ‘70s.
Inexplicably rising from the cornfields and dairy farms of County A is a gem of a kitschy chalet. From Friday night Fish Fry, to any night awesomeness, The Chalet is well worth the trip. The quality of ingredients, preparation and presentation are NOT your typical middle-of-nowhere fare.
Mars Resort & Supper Club
Mars Resort & Supper Club is an old school Como lakefront resort and supper club dating back to the Prohibition era. While the resort is pretty much non-existent, the supper club is still quite the gem. Old school in just about every regard, it’s the kind of place that’s a dying breed. So go now, before it’s too late. Like most lakefront joints you can arrive by car, boar or snowmobile. They don’t take reservations, so be prepared to wait; if you’re lucky, the piano player will be there to entertain you while you sip your Old Fashioned.
The Village Supper Club
Like Mars, The Village Supper Club is another wonderful, old school lakefront supper club that’s well worth the trip. This one’s on Delavan Lake and circa 1966. Like every place in the entire state of Wisconsin, Friday night is all about Fish Fry. And like any proper supper club, the relish bar is available nightly. Pull up to the bar and order yourself an old school cocktail. Like Wandawega, you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time.
Anthony’s Steak House
A one-of-a-kind 70’s vibe, combined with generous portions of steak, fish and chops, make Anthony’s Steak House worth the visit. One of the Yelp reviewers gripes “It’s like eating a steak in a funeral home. If you’re under 60, this probably isn’t what you were looking for.” But that’s what we love about it. Oh yeah, Anthony also owns Vegas Gentleman’s Club, and they’re always kind enough to offer up some free passes, in case you have nothing better to do.
The Elegant Farmer
The Elegant Farmer is where you will find all the goodness of homemade, fresh-picked and delicious offerings in their Farm Kitchen Bakery, Deli & Market. Home of the award-winning Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag, The Elegant Farmer is noted by Gourmet Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Food Network and Milwaukee Magazine as having “the best pie in America.” The award-winning Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag has been the farmer’s signature item for decades, baking over a quarter of a million pies each year.
The Trout House At Rushing Waters
Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Kettle Moraine Forest, The Trout House at Rushing Waters is more than another great restaurant; it is a unique, mouthwatering, farm-to-fork, culinary experience. The Trout House menus celebrate seasonal local ingredients sourced on-site from their own fishery, smokehouse and the area’s bountiful farms.