Welcome to Wisconsin—the land of beer, cheese, and supper clubs! During my visit I embraced what many would consider to be true Wisconsin favorites like prime rib and cheese curds. But I was also surprised to discover the variety of places to eat in Beloit, Wisconsin.
While all of the state’s staples were present, many of the places I visited also put their own creative spin on fan favorites. On this trip I dipped my cheese curds in beet ketchup, and sampled the Badger State’s version of a Juicy Lucy. When it comes to finding delicious places to eat in Beloit, Wisconsin, I discovered that you certainly won’t be disappointed.
From hearty breakfast options locals swear by to fresh, innovative eateries, you won’t want to miss these five spots to grab a bite in the Beloit area.
The 615 Club
If you’re looking for an authentic Wisconsin supper club experience in Beloit, look no further than The 615 Club. Located in a historic home, this Wisconsin supper club has been a Beloit landmark since the 1930s. Not only does this historic eatery offer traditional favorites in a homey environment, but they also have an incredible staff who made us feel like we were family.
The 615 Club, 615 Broad Street in Beloit, Wisconsin
Bushel & Peck’s
If I could have taken one of everything inside of Bushel & Peck’s home with me, I would have. This charming downtown eatery is part grocery store, part used book store, and part delicious restaurant.
During my time in Beloit, I grabbed a quick lunch at Bushel & Peck’s and was impressed by the fresh ingredients and unexpected combinations of this menu. After much deliberation I ordered the rosemary chicken salad sandwich with a side of carrot ginger soup. Plus an order of fried cheese curds. Because life is all about balance, right?
Not only does Bushel & Peck’s serve delicious food, but they also have an extensive shop featuring their unique products. With shelves well-stocked with a wide variety of pickles, jams, and inventive hot sauces, I couldn’t resist doing a little shopping. The brightly colored beet ketchup wowed me, and I couldn’t resist grabbing a few jars of peach jalapeño mustard to take home. Don’t forget to stock up on a case (or three) of New Glarus Brewing’s Spotted Cow if you’re from out-of-state.
Bushel & Peck’s, 328 State Street in Beloit, Wisconsin
Double B Farm Country Store & Cafe
If you’re looking for unique way to start your day, Double B Farm Country Store & Cafe is the place to go. Located about 15 minutes northwest of downtown Beloit, this cozy eatery is farm-to-table dining without the frills.
As you pull into the parking lot you’ll be greeted by the farm’s friendly goats and any chickens who may be roaming the property. Inside the farm’s bright red barn you’ll find homey decor and neighbors catching up over their morning coffee. Once seated mismatched dishes and coffee mugs will make you feel like you’re eating in someone’s kitchen because, well, you sort of are.
While Barb and Dan Beeler have owned their farm near Beloit since the 1990s, they decided to convert the farm’s milk house and opened the restaurant in 2011. Ever since they’ve been welcoming neighbors and travelers alike through their doors for breakfast and lunch.
I’d heard that Double B’s biscuits and gravy are legendary, but when decision time came, I opted for a breakfast bowl. Piled high with hash browns, fresh sausage, and a gooey egg, this tasty creation was the perfect fuel for a busy day. Don’t forget to grab a Duck Butt muffin—Barb’s famous muffins made with duck eggs—for the road.
Double B Farm Country Store & Cafe, 2777 S. Brostuen Road in Beloit, Wisconsin
Lucy’s #7 Burger Bar
Minnesotans will no doubt be familiar with the Juicy Lucy, but Lucy’s #7 Burger Bar brings the infamous stuffed burgers to Beloit. Named for fictional pin-up girl Lucy Winslow, this Beloit eatery is the perfect combination of sweet and sassy. The restaurant’s glamorous decor gives the space a feminine vibe, but it’s burgers offer some seriously hearty portions.
Along with its usual menu, Lucy’s also offers a signature Burger of the Month. I opted to try October’s Autumn Harvest Burger, which was stuffed with smoked gouda, cheddar, and apple-cranberry chutney. Is your mouth watering yet? This juicy burger also came topped with grilled onions, roasted apples, and maple bacon aioli. I think I may still be in a food coma from this fantastically delicious meal.
Lucy’s #7 Burger Bar, 430 E. Grand Avenue in Beloit, Wisconsin
Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint
Named for the men who founded Merrill & Houston Ironworks, the history infused into the Ironworks Hotel continues with its eatery, Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint. The restaurant’s decor is rustic yet cozy, and the local photos and artifacts that adorn the walls are a fantastic tribute to the community. When it comes to food, Merrill & Houston’s speciality is, obviously, steaks, but its menu also includes a variety of other signature dishes as well.
If you’re looking for fancier places to eat in Beloit, Wisconsin, this should absolutely be on your list.
Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint, 500 Pleasant Street in Beloit, Wisconsin
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