Dreamland Supper Club, South Range, 7/21/18

exterior
exterior

The Dreamland Supper Club is not far off Highway 2 when heading east out of Superior, Wisc.  The current owners, Dan and Terri Patterson have had the place for 19 years.  Dan runs the front of the house and bar while Terri is the chef in the kitchen.  It is only open for dinner and has a good flashing bulb and neon sign signaling you to turn in.  You enter into the large dining room and the good sized bar is to your right.  Most people seemed to be having their cocktails at the table rather than in the bar, so we followed their lead.  The carpeted dining room has well spaced tables covered with an oil cloth set with paper placemats.  A cloth napkin stuffed with flatware is at each place.  The place is filled with paintings and one large mural of dogsleds in winter.  Half walls divide the room and the open spaces are decorated with artificial ivy.  The lights are lowered, music is in the background and the ceiling is loaded with stars and glitter – a real dreamland-like affect.  They are open Thursday through Sunday and in addition to the regular menu have a special offered every night.  

entrance
entrance
Frankie found flowers
Frankie found flowers
old menu from the 1950's
old menu from the 1950’s
early menu
old menu
Frankie posed with some horse pictures
Frankie posed with some horse pictures
bar area
bar area
interior
interior
interior
interior
interior with cat pictures
interior with cat picture
interior
interior
stars in the ceiling
stars in the ceiling
Frankie noticed Mickey Mouse
Frankie noticed Mickey Mouse
menu cover
menu cover
menu 1
menu 1
menu 2
menu 2
menu 3
menu 3
menu 4
menu 4
menu 5
menu 5
waitress and Frankie
Wonderful server Casey and Frankie

We started our meal with a martini, which was made properly and tasty enough to order seconds.

table set up
table set up
Frankie liked the martini
Frankie liked the martini

 

All the meals are 4 courses and start with a supper club tradition, a relish tray.  It also comes with breadsticks and a variety of crackers.  The relish tray contained raw vegetables, cottage cheese, pickled herring, bean relish and cabbage relish.  The two relishes are made in house and were quite tasty.  The raw vegetables included carrots, celery, radish, peppers, olives and pickles.  It was all nice and good to snack on with drinks.  At the same time our order of Beer Battered Onion Rings arrived and they were crisp and nice with some good onion flavor, but overall would only rate average.  The bread sticks were soft rather than the crisp thin variety.  They came with packets of real butter and made a nice companion to the relish tray.  There were a good number of cracker types and some crisp breadsticks in there if you desired.

appetizers
appetizers
relish tray
relish tray
closer
closer
Frankie checked it out
Frankie checked it out
onion rings
Beer battered onion rings
breadsticks
bread sticks
underneath
underneath
Frankie checked out the variety of crackers
Frankie looked over the variety of crackers
butter
butter and spread
Frankie checked on the table ammenitites
Frankie checked out the table amenities

 

Next course is soup or juice.  We chose soup and the nights’ choices were chicken and dumpling or tomato basil.  The tomato basil was light and loaded with basil.   It was served warm and was a nice rendition.

tomato basil soup
tomato basil soup
side view
side view
little lightening
with a little light
wine
wine
wine back
wine back
Frankie rested on a Muskey
Frankie took a rest on a Musky fish

 

Third course was salad or coleslaw and we both chose salad.  The nice mix of greens, onion, cucumber and tomato came with a choice of dressings – Blue Cheese, French, Ranch and Thousand Island.  The French was a bit sweet, the Ranch had a bit of tartness and the Blue Cheese had mild lumps of blue cheese in a traditional creamy base.  It was my choice and did a nice job of coating the salad and binding it together.

undressed salad
undressed salad
dressing choices
dressing choices
Frankie's not afraid of bears

Frankie’s not afraid of bears

 

For our main course we had one of their specialties, King Cut Prime AuJus, a 20 ounce bone in prime rib of beef.   It was cooked, as requested, nicely rare and  served surrounded by drippings from the meat.  It was tender and had a good amount of beef flavor.  With your plate you also get a choice of oven brown potatoes, fries, au gratin hash browns or vegetable medley.  I chose the cheesy hash browns and they came with the cheese mixed in with the hasbrowns and then browned in the oven.  It was a fun new way to combine these ingredients and surprisingly un-greasy.  It was quite good.  The oven brown potato is a baked potato cut and then deep fried.  It was not as crispy as I’d like but again, a nice change to the regular options.

prime rib
King Cut Prime AuJus: 20 ounce bone in
closer
closer
hash browns with cheese and onions
au gratin hash browns
potatoes
oven brown potatoes
Frankie wanted to play too
Frankie wanted to play too

 

 

For dessert we had fried cookie dough with ice cream and cookie dough sauce.  It was cookie dough from peanut butter cookies which was wrapped in their special coating mix (a ball invented by owner Dan) that is on their deep fried turkey, another one of their specialties .  It had a good amount of texture between the crisp and the gooey and then the creaminess of the ice cream – it was totally sweet and wonderful.  A great way to end a fun dining experience.  Check this place out – all the people are super welcoming and friendly.

dessert
dessert
little closer
little closer
inside
inside
owner and Frankie
Owner Dan Patterson and Frankie
mural
interior room with mural
Frankie posed
Frankie posed
bar and decorations
bar and decorations
Frankie found lots of other animals here
Frankie found lots of other animals here
lit up sign
outdoor sign lit up
cook and Frankie
Chef Terri Patterson and Frankie

2 thoughts on “Dreamland Supper Club, South Range, 7/21/18

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s