Day One

Your culinary adventure starts at Meuer Farm in Chilton just north of Brothertown. Late spring and summer pick your own strawberries, fall brings an amazing corn maze, shop at the Busy Bee Store for maple syrup, honey and specialty grains. Book a farm fresh, field-to-table dinner May through September prepared by a local chef. In the fall pick your own apples at Heritage Orchard offering award-winning apple cider and “addictive donuts.” Make a stop at Scoops Ice Cream House for award-winning ice cream. Explore the area for cheese shops, organic and natural health food stores, an old-time meat market and fresh produce farm markets. Two worth special mention are Grassway Organics, a certified organic dairy farm in New Holstein and Vern’s Cheese in Chilton where you can stock up on Wisconsin cheese, wine & craft beers and souvenirs. Did we mention a cooler is a requirement on this road trip to take home all the local goodies?

What better place to continue your sampling into the local foodie scene but in Calumet County – The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest! If you need to ask what is a “supper club?” then you are in for the surprise of your life. Words can’t describe it – you’ll just have to experience these multi-generational family-owned restaurants with popular menu items such as Old Fashioneds (a Wisconsin tradition), relish trays, mouth-watering steaks and seafood entrees, blended ice cream drinks – all at ridiculously affordable prices. Some of the local favorites are;

Rest and rejuvenate at one of the local motel/hotels, campgrounds or houses for rent.

Day Two

Put the day in gear with breakfast at Mud Creek Coffee Café in Stockbridge for a latte and delicious breakfast sandwich. To understand the local food scene you need to know a little history of the area. While you may not recognize the term “Niagara Escarpment” you will certainly see for yourself the region’s unique typography locally known as “The Ledge.” The cool temperatures make grape growing possible which brings us to your next stop Quinney Estate Winery in Chilton. This small family-owned winery is open by appointment only so be sure to plan ahead. And be sure to stop at Rowland’s Calumet Brewing Company located in a historic firehouse in Chilton. Rowland brews over 35 varieties of beer and homemade root beer. Growlers make it possible to take home your favorite.

Stop for a pint at Dublin’s Irish Pub with 30 beers on tap. Then check-in to one of the many lodging options in Oshkosh – Wisconsin’s Event City in Winnebago County. After some R & R you’ll have a hard time choosing were to go to dinner. One spot in particular is worth mentioning – The Source Public House in Menasha where they work with local farmers, ranchers and fisherman on what they have to offer and then develop a menu around those items.

Here are some other local recommendations:

For more casual dining with a view of Lake Winnebago check out Wendt’s on the Lake, TJ’s Harbor Restaurant or Dockside Tavern.

Day Three

Up early for a home-cooked breakfast at Schreiner’s Restaurant, Bakery and Bernie’s Pub in Fond du Lac. Wisconsin Foodie featured this landmark for scratch-made meals. Don’t forget to have pie! Then head out to Ripon to make stops at Vines & Rushes Winery and the Knuth Brewing Company. From there head south to Waupun to shop at the Tom Dooley Orchard (open late August thru November) and Marshview Honey and Alpaca Farm (call for an appointment). Stop for lunch in Theresa at Confections for Any Occasion by Joel, a blind chocolatier who makes all the amazing treats and sandwiches plus houses an old-fashioned candy shop. Nearby stop at Widmer’s Cheese Cellars to see close-up the making of some of the Dairy State’s best classic cheese. Don’t forget that cooler!

As if you aren’t full enough no afternoon in Fond du Lac County would be complete without a stop at Kelley Country Creamery in Eden. Voted the Best Ice Cream in America by Good Morning America you have to try Leo’s Butter Pecan, along with many other delicious flavors crafted in the family creamery on the original homestead. It’s time to take a break and check-in to one of Fond du Lac’s hotels. No rest for the gourmand – it’s on to La Clare Farms in Malone to see the 400 goats being milked (4:30 pm). The Shoppe carries Wisconsin wines, craft beers and over 80 different cheeses. This one-of-a-kind goat milking facility and on-sit creamery has won international awards for their goat cheese.

To pick up on your supper club sampling we recommend a progressive dinner starting with a Bloody Mary, cold strawberry soup and fritters at Cedar Lodge in Brothertown, an Old Fashioned and appetizer at Jim & Linda’s Lakeview Supper Club (stay for the spectacular sunset over the lake) and on to Sunset On the Water Grill & Bar for the house specialty – prime rib or the family’s homemade gyros. Enjoy homemade desserts or an after-dinner drink while enjoying the lake views and breezes.

Meuer Farm

Location: N2564 US Hwy 151, Chilton, WI
County: Calumet County
A sustainable farm that produces honey, maple syrup, meats, sweet corn, black walnuts, flours and grains. Strawberry and sugar snap pea picking late spring/early summer. Farm dinners and brunches that…
Phone: 920-418-2676
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Heritage Orchard

Location: N2963 Lakeshore Dr, Chilton, WI
County: Calumet County
Pick your own apples or choose your favorite from over 20 different varieties in their farm market. Apple bakery, caramel apples, and sweet apple cider is available. Open seasonally.
Phone: 920-849-2158
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Scoops Ice Cream House

Location: 131 E Chestnut St, Chilton, WI
County: Calumet County
Homemade ice cream. 26 flavors to choose from. Also offering Terra Verde Coffee and specialty drinks.
Phone: 920-849-2520
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Grassway Organics

Location: N600 Plymouth Trail, New Holstein, WI
County: Calumet County
A certified organic farm store that offers their own organically fed, pastured meats and eggs. On Farm Pizza Nights every Friday, May-October made with all organic ingredients and prepared in…
Phone: 920-894-4201
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Vern’s Cheese

County: Calumet County
A retail store offering a large selection of Wisconsin produced cheeses, meats, wines and beers. Hand dipped Cedar Crest ice cream and Wisconsin gifts available.
Phone: 920-849-7717
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Roepke’s Village Inn

Location: W2686 St. Charles Rd., Chilton, WI
County: Calumet County
Specializes in German entrees. Variety of homemade salads on the salad bar.
Phone: 920-849-4000
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Schwarz Supper Club

Location: W1688 Sheboygan Rd, New Holstein, WI
County: Calumet County
One of Wisconsin's most popular supper clubs. Family run and in business for over 50 years.
Phone: 920-894-3598
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Altona Supper Club

Location: 2306 Calumet Dr, New Holstein, WI
County: Calumet County
Large salad bar and delicious buffets in addition to off the menu dining. Also offers a lunch buffet.
Phone: 920-898-5255
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Cobblestone Creek Dining & Banquet

Location: 740 W. Ryan St, Brillion, WI
County: Calumet County
A warm and toasty fireplace adds a touch of elegance to your dining experience.
Phone: 920-756-3214
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The Granary Supper Club

Location: N586 Military Rd, Sherwood, WI
County: Calumet County
Located in a building that dates back to the 1800's, traditional supper club fare awaits.
Phone: 920-989-1233
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High Cliff Restaurant

Location: W5095 Golf Course Rd, Sherwood, WI
County: Calumet County
Situated on High Cliff Public Golf Course, enjoy stunning views of the Niagara Escarpment. Within walking distance of Lake Winnebago. Occassional live music.
Phone: 920-989-1050
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The Red Ox Seafood & Steakhouse

Location: 2318 South Oneida St., Appleton, WI
County: Calumet County
Known for their 14 different ways of haddock.
Phone: 920-830-4121
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Mud Creek Coffee Cafe

Location: 106 South Military Road, Stockbridge, WI
County: Calumet County
Phone: 920-439-1096
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Quinney Estate Winery

Location: N3332 Hwy 55, Chilton, WI
County: Calumet County
A small, family-owned winery located on the Niagara Escarpment that produces wine from the grapes grown on the property. The winery is open by appointment only. Email ed@quinneywine.com to set…
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Rowland’s Calumet Brewing Company

Location: 25 N Madson St, Chilton, WI
County: Calumet County
Established in 1990 and located in a historic firehouse, Rowland's brews over 35 varieties of beer of which 11 are on tap at a single time. Growlers are available so…
Phone: 920-849-2534
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Dublin’s Irish Pub

Location: 2070 W 9th Ave, Oshkosh, WI
County: Winnebago County
Pub fare, including Irish classics, plus craft draft bees, bringing a bit of Ireland to Oshkosh, WI with a warm and welcoming atmosphere where people can socialize, relax, and tell…
Phone: 920-385-0277
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The Source Public House

Location: 890 Lake Park Road, Menasha, WI
County: Calumet County
Specializes in farm-to-table dining using locally produced, sustainable food to develop their restaurant's menu.
Phone: 920-830-2050
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The Roxy Supper Club

Location: 571 N Main St, Oshkosh, WI
County: Winnebago County
A Tradition in Fine Dining for Over 50 years!! We create an atmosphere where you can relax, toast and entertain while dining on the freshest authentic dishes served by an…
Phone: 920-231-1980
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Chester V’s

Location: 2505 Oregon St, Oshkosh, WI
County: Winnebago County
Gastropub with a selection of 40 tap craft beers, numerous craft, domestic, and imported bottles, as well as hand crafted cocktails & a full menu.
Phone: 920-385-1772
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Mahoney’s

Location: 30 Wisconsin St, Oshkosh, WI
County: Winnebago County
Comfort food with a modern twist. Seasonal dishes and a casual atmosphere make Mahoney's a local favorite.
Phone: 920-230-3737
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Becket’s

Location: 2 Jackson St, Oshkosh, WI
County: Winnebago County
Serene riverfront spot featuring patio seating, American fare, lots of beers on tap and live jazz.
Phone: 920-230-3333
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Manila Resto

Location: 107 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI
County: Winnebago County
Eclectic & modern bar/eatery serving sushi & Japanese-style grilled dishes along with Filipino fare.
Phone: 920-230-1082
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Wendt’s on the Lake

Location: N9699 Lakeshore Dr, Van Dyne, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
The Area's Best Fish Fry! Over 50 years of Famous Lake Perch Dinners, Batter Fried Lobster, Country Style BBQ Ribs, Fried Chicken, Prime Rib and much more. We offer casual…
Phone: 920-688-5231
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TJ’s Harbor Restaurant

Location: 7098 U.S. 45, Oshkosh, WI
County: Winnebago County
TJ’s prides itself on a rotisserie-inspired menu, while the location boasts fantastic views of Lake Winnebago.
Phone: 920-688-9047
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Dockside Tavern

Location: 425 Nebraska St, Oshkosh, WI
County: Winnebago County
Fun, casual neighborhood tavern with a riverside atmosphere offering updated regional fare, drinks, a patio and a dock.
Phone: 920-230-6900
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Schreiner’s Restaurant, Bakery and Bernie’s Pub

Location: 168 N Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
"e;As seen on Wisconsin Foodie!"e; A Fond du Lac landmark since 1938. Famous for scratch prepared food and professional service. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner; or just come in for…
Phone: 920-922-0590
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Vines and Rushes Winery

Location: 410 County Road E, Ripon, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Vines and Rushes Winery is a new winery located in Ripon, WI focused on making quality wine from Wisconsin grown grapes. With a range of wines from dry to sweet,…
Phone: 920-748-3296
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Knuth Brewing Company

Location: 221 Watson St, Ripon, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
My focus has always been on creating beer made with the highest quality ingredients, usually only water,barley, hops, and yeast, that all different kinds of people can enjoy drinking. Brewing…
Phone: 920-748-5188
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Tom Dooley Orchards

Location: W5759 Hwy 49, Waupun, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Apples and baking are our passions. We grow 20 different apple varieties and starting late August through the end of Ocrober, we hand pick a wonderful selection of apples for…
Phone: 920-324-3664
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Marshview Honey and Alpaca Farm

Location: W4343 Wild Goose Rd, Waupun, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
We are bee Keepers ,and are Alpaca Farmers, currently have 23 alpacas. We sell a variety of honey and alpaca products
Phone: 920-517-8156
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Kelley Country Creamery

Location: W5215 County Road B, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
We love Ice Cream! Kelley Country Creamery's old-fashioned premium ice cream is crafted in our Creamery on our dairy farmstead. The Kelley family has been churning homemade ice cream as…
Phone: 920-923-1715
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LaClare Family Creamery

Location: W2994 Co Rd HH, Pipe, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Visit this one of a kind shoppe on the east shore of Lake Winnebago. Our Cafe prepares its menu using seasonal, locally raised fresh ingredients whenever possible. The Retail Shoppe…
Phone: 920-670-0051
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Cedar Lodge Supper Club

Location: N10872 State Hwy 151, Calumetville, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Join us for outstanding food and a great drink. We pride ourselves on: - using fresh ingredients, - a made from scratch philosophy, - a commitment to high quality, -…
Phone: 920-795-4574
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Jim and Linda’s Lakeview Supper Club

Location: W3496 Co Rd W, Pipe, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Featuring a beautiful view of the lake and a perfect spot for sunset dinners. Famous for prime rib, steaks, lobster, king crab and much more. Celebrating over 35 years of…
Phone: 920-795-4116
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Sunset on the Water Grill & Bar

Location: N7364 Winnebago Dr, Fond du Lac, WI
County: Fond du Lac County
Come dine on the shores of picturesque Lake Winnebago. Scenic lake views never fail to impress from our tranquil dining room as well as our spacious yet intimate lounge. Enjoy…
Phone: 920-922-4540
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