Dining & Shopping

Dine, Shop, Indulge

Whether you're a food enthusiast or a dedicated shopper, Waukesha County promises a memorable experience. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, coupled with genuine hospitality, create a sense of comfort and enjoyment. Waukesha County embodies the essence of small-town charm while offering a range of dining and shopping options that rival those of larger metropolitan areas.

Small Town - Delafield from CTA 4

Supper Clubs

Waukesha County is especially known for our many supper clubs, which are the embodiment of a nostalgic Wisconsin tradition. Spots like Didi's Supper Club, 5 O'Clock Club, the Butler Inn, Kurt's Steakhouse, and Palmer's Steakhouse offer classic Wisconsin cocktails like an Old Fashioned and Pink Squirrel alongside decadent relish trays and delicious surf and turf entrees, all in a cozy, retro setting. The Red Circle Inn, a supper club located in Nashotah, was founded in 1848 and is Wisconsin's oldest restaurant. Captain Fred Pabst, owner of the Pabst Brewery, gave the restaurant its current name when he purchased it in 1889. The red circle is a nod to the Pabst logo and is still used today.


Wisconsin has always been synonymous with beer, and Waukesha County is no exception to that rule. Raised Grain Brewing Company's new craft brewery completed in 2018 has quickly become a prime gathering spot for the community. With more than a dozen beers on tap and a family (and dog!) friendly open-air terrace, the brewery is a year-round destination. Waukesha County parks even partner with Raised Grain to host rotating beer gardens throughout the summer, where you can cool off with a microbrew after your swim or hike.

Farmers Markets

If you are looking for farm-fresh produce, locally-raised meat, or unique bakery items, our local farmers markets are sure to impress. Most communities throughout the county have seasonal farmers markets, including:


Waukesha County is a prime shopping destination with two major regional malls, local boutiques, and everything in between. Shops in the bustling downtown corridors in Delafield, Pewaukee, and Oconomowoc provide unique clothing, home goods, and recreational gear. These downtowns often host shopping extravaganzas, like Delafield's Ladies Night Out, where you can enjoy great deals while enjoying libations from local establishments.

Brookfield boasts two regional malls with local and national brands, restaurants, and entertainment destinations. Brookfield Square Mall has over a dozen dining establishments, in addition to a Movie Tavern and Whirly Ball. The Corners of Brookfield, a walkable town center, is home to a a variety of local restaurants, as well as a Silverspot Cinema and Improv comedy venue.

Our residents also take pride in shopping at the many outposts of Kohl's located throughout our county. Kohl's is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, and many members of our community work for this Fortune 500 company. Shopping at Kohl's means shopping local when you live in Waukesha County!

Arts & Entertainment

Experience the thrill of Broadway-caliber performances at state-of-the-art theaters like Waukesha Civic Theater and the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, where talented actors bring iconic stories to life.

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