I'm not a fancy food person, but I do know a good steak when I see one. That's why a national shoutout about the best steakhouse in Wisconsin got my attention when I saw it was directed at a relatively quiet corner building in Milwaukee.

I doubt that there are many food sources more respected than the Food Network. That's likely why their 50 States of Steakhouses gets so much attention. I'll ignore the other 49 states for now and focus on Wisconsin. What steakhouse do they say rises above the rest? Remember that song "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere"?

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This is the 5 O'clock Steakhouse on the corner of 24th and State in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Food Network notes they've been steak experts since 1946 which is an impressive legacy. They also mention a rumored history of gangster gambling in the back in the 1960's? Hey, I'm not judging. The fact that they have shelves full of best steakhouse in Milwaukee awards should tell you something.

There also was that appearance on Food Paradise years ago.

I saw the Food Network article mention "signature 16-ounce center-cut filet mignon and the 21-ounce bone-in rib eye, are basted with a signature, top-secret char sauce" and I instinctively started looking for a fork so perhaps I should close for now.

Well done, 5 O'clock Steakhouse. (Steak pun intended)

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