Five o'clock steakhouse

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Urban spelunking: Five O'Clock Steakhouse

Published Oct. 8, 2019

In any city, there are a handful of culinary landmarks that have remained consistent across the decades and have become iconic symbols of the local culture. In Milwaukee, one of those places has long been the Five O'Clock Steakhouse.

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Thrillist names Five O'Clock Steakhouse among best in nation

Published Nov. 14, 2017

National publications are taking a hint from OnMilwaukee readers these days, it seems. In our 2017 Dining Month Readers Poll, you selected Five O'Clock Steakhouse among your favorites in the city in two categories. And now Thrillist has done the same.

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Milwaukee's best food institution, 2017

Published Oct. 27, 2017

When it comes to Milwaukee food institutions, according to our Best of Dining poll voters, Kopp's still holds the crown, crushing the competition and earning its second win of Dining Month.

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Milwaukee's best splurge restaurant, 2017

Published Oct. 2, 2017

When our readers go all-out for special occasion dining, they've got definite preferences for where they dine. And this year's winner - not only an old school favorite, but one that's been around for 70-plus years - shot up through the ranks, edging out the 2016 winner by a large margin.

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What can we learn from the closing of Karl Ratzsch? A great deal

Published April 3, 2017

This weekend, the city of Milwaukee mourned the loss of Karl Ratzsch, a Milwaukee institution which served the community for 113 years. And the city is feeling the void. But, it's worthwhile to take a moment to stop and reflect. What could have been done?

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Milwaukee's best institution, 2016

Published Oct. 8, 2016

What is Milwaukee's best food institution? The voters have spoken, and it is hard to disagree with this delicious pick.

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Uncovered Five O'Clock Steakhouse mural restored

Published March 16, 2016

Five O'Clock Steakhouse discovered and restored an old mural, which shows a nude female figure with its arms around the neck of a black winged horse, that had long been rumored to be hidden behind the mirrors on the walls of restaurant's bar.

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Best Milwaukee food institution, 2015

Published Nov. 18, 2015

When it comes to Milwaukee food institutions, according to our Best of Dining poll voters, Kopp's is king. The local burger and frozen custard icon dominated the category with only fellow frozen custard connoisseur Leon's giving it a run for the money.

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Milwaukee's best steak, 2015

Published Oct. 3, 2015

There's nothing quite like a perfectly cooked slab of meat, and according to you the readers, nobody does that quite as well as Five O'Clock Steakhouse, which climbed out from its second place finish last year to snatch the meat gold medal.