Visit the Hobnob for a Classic Wisconsin Supper Club Experience

There's one thing that should be on everyone's foodie bucket list - and that is experiencing a visit to a classic Wisconsin supper club. We had the opportunity to visit a stunning example in advance of Kenosha Restaurant Week. One of the participating restaurants is the Hobnob and I'm so excited that this spot was worked into our itinerary.

At first I was a little disappointed that the dark winter days meant that we would miss the lakeside view, but if we'd been there during daylight hours we would have missed that nostalgic neon sign that pulled us in on a cold January evening. The sign itself gives a hint that you'll be stepping back into another time - one where the elegance of the 1950s is on full display.

Established in 1954 it is still THE place in the area to enjoy choice steaks, prime seafood and classic cocktails. Original owners were Margaret and Bill Higgins. 

The Terrace dining room has a full wall of windows for stunning views and in the lounge you can take in live music by a pianist of three-piece band.

I got a little tour of the restaurant on our visit, which features five uniquely designed dining rooms.

Kenosha Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, February 10 and selecting from the special fixed price menu is a great way to get a taste of what the Hobnob has to offer.

A $30 Restaurant Week Dinner menu includes 3 courses. In the first, you select a house salad or crock of baked onion soup. For the second course, you can choose from Beef Tenderloin Kebobs or Breast of Chicken Oscar served with a choice of potato. Dessert options include tiramisu, creme brûlée, flourless chocolate truffle cake or a chef's choice cheesecake.

We sampled a few things on our visit - the first being a Wisconsin beer cheese soup and a spinach salad with a warm bacon dressing. Next up was shrimp cocktail.

For an entree, it was a 12-ounce filet with mushrooms along with a loaded baked potato and asparagus with hollandaise sauce. A classic old-fashioned was paired with the entree.

Unfortunately there was no room for dessert, which is quite sad. Tiramisu is my very favorite dessert and I'm sure the Hobnob's was spectacular. Also, I had heard about their special ice cream drinks - a Brandy Alexander, a Grasshopper, a Pink Squirrel and others. And I've regretted my decision to skip out on dessert ever since we walked out the door.

Everything we did enjoy exceeded our expectations.

A revisit is definitely needed at another time when I can look out onto the lake as I sip on a Chocolate Grasshopper ice cream drink. And I'd encourage anyone who will be spending any time in that area, to fit a visit to this wonderfully nostalgic dining masterpiece into your trip.

277 Sheridan Road
Racine, WI

***Our visit was hosted by the Kenosha Area CVB. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.