Five O Clock Steakhouse

★★★★★
Since 1948 - Formerly Coerper's Five O'Clock Club
  • 2416 W State St

    Milwaukee, WI 53233

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  • 414-342-3553

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5pm - 10pm Tuesday - Saturday Live Entertainment 8:30pm Fridays
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I love this place! Best steak I've ever had. It is a bit pricey and a long wait but the steak and sides are amazing!

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★★★★★

I love this place! Best steak I've ever had. It is a bit pricey and a long wait but the steak and sides are amazing!

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I'll get right to the point... WORST STEAKHOUSE I HAVE EVER BEEN TO! If I could have given it no stars I would have.\r
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I travel every week on business and have had the pleasure of dining at the best in the country. Unfortunately, I

3
★★★★★

I'll get right to the point... WORST STEAKHOUSE I HAVE EVER BEEN TO! If I could have given it no stars I would have.\r
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I travel every week on business and have had the pleasure of dining at the best in the country. Unfortunately, I

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This is the first time I have ever written a restaurant review....the $39 for a bad steak took me over the edge!\r
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I've lived in Wisconsin all my life and I love supper clubs. The atmosphere, the relish tray and a good old fashioned!

3
★★★★★

This is the first time I have ever written a restaurant review....the $39 for a bad steak took me over the edge!\r
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I've lived in Wisconsin all my life and I love supper clubs. The atmosphere, the relish tray and a good old fashioned!

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Atmosphere - supper club - old school - cool. \r
A restaurant experience is about everything. Even to the small details. Knowing this would be old school supper club the atmosphere was fine. \r
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Let's get to the food. \r
Let me start

3
★★★★★

Atmosphere - supper club - old school - cool. \r
A restaurant experience is about everything. Even to the small details. Knowing this would be old school supper club the atmosphere was fine. \r
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Let's get to the food. \r
Let me start

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I would give it one star, but the steaks really are very good. I just can't bring myself to go back because of all of the other factors.

The service is marginal. They are working hard for sure, but not very friendly. And I think it all

3
★★★★★

I would give it one star, but the steaks really are very good. I just can't bring myself to go back because of all of the other factors.

The service is marginal. They are working hard for sure, but not very friendly. And I think it all

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It has been quite a while since I have been able to visit this steakhouse. I am never disappointed when I come here. The consistancy is what makes the experience even better. I, nor any one I have brought to this steakhouse has ever left

3
★★★★★

It has been quite a while since I have been able to visit this steakhouse. I am never disappointed when I come here. The consistancy is what makes the experience even better. I, nor any one I have brought to this steakhouse has ever left

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Blessed Mother of 4...You dont get out much do you? The 5 OClock Club is not meant for a romantic experience. It is meant to replicate the days of old when old when bartenders would ask you to stay and have a cocktail and the waitresses

3
★★★★★

Blessed Mother of 4...You dont get out much do you? The 5 OClock Club is not meant for a romantic experience. It is meant to replicate the days of old when old when bartenders would ask you to stay and have a cocktail and the waitresses

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We went there because we heard it was a good place. Did not like the decor at all- very dark, cheesy and old. We could have had a better steak at a local chain. Don't waste your time or money on this place. Very overpriced. Service was

3
★★★★★

We went there because we heard it was a good place. Did not like the decor at all- very dark, cheesy and old. We could have had a better steak at a local chain. Don't waste your time or money on this place. Very overpriced. Service was

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finally got a chance to try 5o'clock club that I've been hearing about for years. Both my wife and my opinion was that we were underwhelmed. The steaks were just ok and given the price we would have expected more. The real problem was

3
★★★★★

finally got a chance to try 5o'clock club that I've been hearing about for years. Both my wife and my opinion was that we were underwhelmed. The steaks were just ok and given the price we would have expected more. The real problem was

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Obviously, I have to defend an old gem of a place. Those of us who know a great steak know that this is the only place to be. Not only is it inviting, but there is something about this old school atmosphere that makes you want to order a double olf fashioned and daydream about what it must have been like to be a part of the great rat pack era. This place has history and lots of it. It's not supposed to be elegant or romantic!!! If that is what you are looking for then you need to go elsewhere but if you are looking for a phenomenal steak, intriguing ambiance and just down right good people then try it out for yourself. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but it sounds like the last reviewer thought she was "too good" to be there. She should have walked out the door, which I am sure was easy to get to and saved us from having to here her ranting and raving.

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★★★★★

Obviously, I have to defend an old gem of a place. Those of us who know a great steak know that this is the only place to be. Not only is it inviting, but there is something about this old school atmosphere that makes you want to order a double olf fashioned and daydream about what it must have been like to be a part of the great rat pack era. This place has history and lots of it. It's not supposed to be elegant or romantic!!! If that is what you are looking for then you need to go elsewhere but if you are looking for a phenomenal steak, intriguing ambiance and just down right good people then try it out for yourself. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but it sounds like the last reviewer thought she was "too good" to be there. She should have walked out the door, which I am sure was easy to get to and saved us from having to here her ranting and raving.

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**Otherwise known as 5 o'clock steakhouse**

I don't understand how anyone could give this restaurant a good rating unless this is the best they've ever had (meaning they never had anything actually good to compare it to)!

This was supposed to be for our anniversary because my husband loves steaks - I actually cried at the end of dinner!

To start off, I went to their website, which is completely false advertising - the pictures on their site make the restaurant look inviting, elegant, romantic, and dare I even say high quality for what you're expecting & paying for!!! (The pictures from city voter aren't even correct, except for the one of the outside street view.)

Upon entering the restaurant I wanted to make sure I was at the correct place because it looked nothing like what was being advertised (and it had two different names). I was greeted by a bartender who was literally glowing from the black lights behind the bar. Almost choked up my words because I was in such shock. (Also because the place was literally a dive!) After telling him I wanted to verify our reservations were for the correct place I got some cheesy salesman line of "well even if they're not just stay here & eat". Walking through the bar to the "hostess" (not much of a welcoming greeting, didn't even acknowledge me) I had to ask about our reservation which they had at the wrong time. I told them it was our anniversary & would appreciate a nice table (hoping there was something better looking than what I had already seen).

They have you sit at the bar to order & then bring you to your table. When we were seated we were in a room with 50's style decor & mirrors surrounding the room to make it "look bigger". The nice seating I had kindly requested was at the front corner of the room by the emergency exit door.

For approximately $40/pp (you only get salad & bread with your meal) you have to pay extra for sides (which are over priced) and bad drinks, I can honestly say I had the worst meal ever! I wish I had gone somewhere nicer like Mo's or Sabors - at least you get what you pay for there! I ordered a filet which we were told were charred along the edges & I wish I would have taken a picture of what we received!!!! My steak was literally coated in char - I had to gag down the first bite. When the waitress came back to check on us I politely told her that it was awful & she gave me a funny smile & said "well, that's the first complaint I've ever heard" when I asked her if they could remake it she told me that "that's how we make our steaks" and wouldn't even attempt to try to make it how I wanted or to offer an alternative (say seafood instead).

Needless to say, we weren't given a discount & no one even came to apologize or anything! At the end of the meal I cried because I spent so much time researching restaurants & felt like an idiot for picking this place out!

Please, if you have any desire for a classy or fine dining experience (or good food for that matter), save yourself the disappointment & go somewhere else. (Especially if it's for a special event!)

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★☆☆☆☆

**Otherwise known as 5 o'clock steakhouse**

I don't understand how anyone could give this restaurant a good rating unless this is the best they've ever had (meaning they never had anything actually good to compare it to)!

This was supposed to be for our anniversary because my husband loves steaks - I actually cried at the end of dinner!

To start off, I went to their website, which is completely false advertising - the pictures on their site make the restaurant look inviting, elegant, romantic, and dare I even say high quality for what you're expecting & paying for!!! (The pictures from city voter aren't even correct, except for the one of the outside street view.)

Upon entering the restaurant I wanted to make sure I was at the correct place because it looked nothing like what was being advertised (and it had two different names). I was greeted by a bartender who was literally glowing from the black lights behind the bar. Almost choked up my words because I was in such shock. (Also because the place was literally a dive!) After telling him I wanted to verify our reservations were for the correct place I got some cheesy salesman line of "well even if they're not just stay here & eat". Walking through the bar to the "hostess" (not much of a welcoming greeting, didn't even acknowledge me) I had to ask about our reservation which they had at the wrong time. I told them it was our anniversary & would appreciate a nice table (hoping there was something better looking than what I had already seen).

They have you sit at the bar to order & then bring you to your table. When we were seated we were in a room with 50's style decor & mirrors surrounding the room to make it "look bigger". The nice seating I had kindly requested was at the front corner of the room by the emergency exit door.

For approximately $40/pp (you only get salad & bread with your meal) you have to pay extra for sides (which are over priced) and bad drinks, I can honestly say I had the worst meal ever! I wish I had gone somewhere nicer like Mo's or Sabors - at least you get what you pay for there! I ordered a filet which we were told were charred along the edges & I wish I would have taken a picture of what we received!!!! My steak was literally coated in char - I had to gag down the first bite. When the waitress came back to check on us I politely told her that it was awful & she gave me a funny smile & said "well, that's the first complaint I've ever heard" when I asked her if they could remake it she told me that "that's how we make our steaks" and wouldn't even attempt to try to make it how I wanted or to offer an alternative (say seafood instead).

Needless to say, we weren't given a discount & no one even came to apologize or anything! At the end of the meal I cried because I spent so much time researching restaurants & felt like an idiot for picking this place out!

Please, if you have any desire for a classy or fine dining experience (or good food for that matter), save yourself the disappointment & go somewhere else. (Especially if it's for a special event!)

Pros: none

Cons: food, service, decor

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We have been wanting to come to this places for dinner for a couple of months already. We finally made it to 5 oclock after the state street contruction was finally completed. I have nothing but good words for this restaurant. The service, food, and the ambiance were priceless. Def looking forward to coming back for another juicy steak and a shrimp scampi........ :-)

2
★★★★★

We have been wanting to come to this places for dinner for a couple of months already. We finally made it to 5 oclock after the state street contruction was finally completed. I have nothing but good words for this restaurant. The service, food, and the ambiance were priceless. Def looking forward to coming back for another juicy steak and a shrimp scampi........ :-)

Pros: alot of food for the money!

Cons: kinda small

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I've been here 3 times in a year and enjoyed every trip. Have a steak - nothing else.

2
★★★★★

I've been here 3 times in a year and enjoyed every trip. Have a steak - nothing else.

Pros: Great Steaks

Cons: None

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My wife had an entire plate of food spilled on her head, and all over her new shirt and pants. The server was apologetic, but nothing was offered for the inconvenience. Not even a free drink, dessert....anything. And after we paid our bill (over $600 for the table), I calmly expressed our disappointment with not being offered anything to the manager. She seemed pissed that I even said anything. I asked that we at least be able to send the cleaning bill if we couldn't get it clean ourselves. She reluctantly agreed, so that is at least something.

I guess they are so busy printing money there that they don't feel like they have to treat their customers very well.

Plenty of other steak places in town that I will be happy to give my money to from now on.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My wife had an entire plate of food spilled on her head, and all over her new shirt and pants. The server was apologetic, but nothing was offered for the inconvenience. Not even a free drink, dessert....anything. And after we paid our bill (over $600 for the table), I calmly expressed our disappointment with not being offered anything to the manager. She seemed pissed that I even said anything. I asked that we at least be able to send the cleaning bill if we couldn't get it clean ourselves. She reluctantly agreed, so that is at least something.

I guess they are so busy printing money there that they don't feel like they have to treat their customers very well.

Plenty of other steak places in town that I will be happy to give my money to from now on.

Pros: Great steaks

Cons: Poor service

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When you walk in, it feels and looks like Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin would of loved this place. The bartenders greet you...you sit at the bar, order your food and then you are seated at your table. The staff is wonderful. I had the ladies cut filet and my husband had the bone in ribeye w/ peppercorn on the top. I truly enjoyed my steak ,but both of us agree that the ribeye was the best we've ever had. We cannot wait to come back!

2
★★★★★

When you walk in, it feels and looks like Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin would of loved this place. The bartenders greet you...you sit at the bar, order your food and then you are seated at your table. The staff is wonderful. I had the ladies cut filet and my husband had the bone in ribeye w/ peppercorn on the top. I truly enjoyed my steak ,but both of us agree that the ribeye was the best we've ever had. We cannot wait to come back!

Pros: Best Steaks!

Cons: NONE

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After reading the posting dated 1/18/2009, I felt as if I needed to write a review in order to defend a good friend. Coerpers, now just 5 O'Clock Club, is an old friend. She is right, the atmosphere feels like the 1950's; she is right, it is smokey; she is right, you order at the bar .... but, what she has missed is that we LIKE it that way! It is like stepping back in time to a supper club your grandparents would have taken you to for HS graduation. You order at the bar because... I dunno, it is just how it is done! The menu has just what is needed on it-no frills here! They will gladly refill the relish tray as often as you like; the salad is bottomless; and ste steaks that melt in your mouth are reasonably priced compared to any other steak joint in this city-and they don't nickle and dime you for everything like some places around town (read "Moes"-which is way more expensive and practically charges you for the water and the napkin). Enjoy the experience- don't nitpick! These are likely the best steaks you will ever have!

2
★★★★☆

After reading the posting dated 1/18/2009, I felt as if I needed to write a review in order to defend a good friend. Coerpers, now just 5 O'Clock Club, is an old friend. She is right, the atmosphere feels like the 1950's; she is right, it is smokey; she is right, you order at the bar .... but, what she has missed is that we LIKE it that way! It is like stepping back in time to a supper club your grandparents would have taken you to for HS graduation. You order at the bar because... I dunno, it is just how it is done! The menu has just what is needed on it-no frills here! They will gladly refill the relish tray as often as you like; the salad is bottomless; and ste steaks that melt in your mouth are reasonably priced compared to any other steak joint in this city-and they don't nickle and dime you for everything like some places around town (read "Moes"-which is way more expensive and practically charges you for the water and the napkin). Enjoy the experience- don't nitpick! These are likely the best steaks you will ever have!

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After hearing a friend talk about how great this place we for years, we thought we would give it a try. I was expecting something similar to the Jackson Grill, so I as terribly disappointed with this dining experience. Although the steak I had tasted good, it wasn't worth the money I had paid for it. I found the menu extremely limited, the prices were too high and the portions skimpy for the price paid. The restaurant was smoky, the decor reminded me of a rundown 1950's basement bar. The restaurant had a huge sign on the door stating reservations only, I don't understand why as the place was half-empty on a Saturday evening. We had to order our meals at the bar, I did not see the reason as there was no crowd requiring a quick turnover of tables. Also, for the price we were paying, it made the meal feel rushed, which I did not enjoy at all. The waitress played the one trick I detest in restaurants - "Do you want a potato or rice with that?" - not indicating that these were included with the meal. Soup was not available, the only fish entrees were shellfish. The relish tray (for six people) consisted of two stalks of celery, two carrot sticks, two hot peppers and two olives, everyone was to polite to partake. We were served an insufficient amount of salad family style, and the waitress rolled her eyes when we asked for more. My steak was good, but was not "smothered with mushrooms", rather three tiny button mushrooms dotted my plate. Well, I came, I saw, I ate. Never again. There are too many other good steak places in Milwaukee to waste my money here.

0
★☆☆☆☆

After hearing a friend talk about how great this place we for years, we thought we would give it a try. I was expecting something similar to the Jackson Grill, so I as terribly disappointed with this dining experience. Although the steak I had tasted good, it wasn't worth the money I had paid for it. I found the menu extremely limited, the prices were too high and the portions skimpy for the price paid. The restaurant was smoky, the decor reminded me of a rundown 1950's basement bar. The restaurant had a huge sign on the door stating reservations only, I don't understand why as the place was half-empty on a Saturday evening. We had to order our meals at the bar, I did not see the reason as there was no crowd requiring a quick turnover of tables. Also, for the price we were paying, it made the meal feel rushed, which I did not enjoy at all. The waitress played the one trick I detest in restaurants - "Do you want a potato or rice with that?" - not indicating that these were included with the meal. Soup was not available, the only fish entrees were shellfish. The relish tray (for six people) consisted of two stalks of celery, two carrot sticks, two hot peppers and two olives, everyone was to polite to partake. We were served an insufficient amount of salad family style, and the waitress rolled her eyes when we asked for more. My steak was good, but was not "smothered with mushrooms", rather three tiny button mushrooms dotted my plate. Well, I came, I saw, I ate. Never again. There are too many other good steak places in Milwaukee to waste my money here.

Pros: Steak was good

Cons: Everything but the steak - go elsewhere

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The Steak is wonderful each and every time I have been there. I have been going there for years. The wait staff has always been great. It's nice to see somethings have not changed during the change of ownership.
There are somethings that make our dining experience different than all the years we have been going there. We use to come for the atmosphere, and having a cozy dinner with my wife. Now we go only for the food. Now we have a few drinks before we leave the house. That's the only thing that will take our minds off hitting the elbows to the people sitting next to us. Now we have to squeeze threw to get to your table for the money we pay for dinner is unreasonable. We use to go every week. Now it is once every 2 months. it will turn into once a year, if that***** if the table stay this way

1
★★★☆☆

The Steak is wonderful each and every time I have been there. I have been going there for years. The wait staff has always been great. It's nice to see somethings have not changed during the change of ownership.
There are somethings that make our dining experience different than all the years we have been going there. We use to come for the atmosphere, and having a cozy dinner with my wife. Now we go only for the food. Now we have a few drinks before we leave the house. That's the only thing that will take our minds off hitting the elbows to the people sitting next to us. Now we have to squeeze threw to get to your table for the money we pay for dinner is unreasonable. We use to go every week. Now it is once every 2 months. it will turn into once a year, if that***** if the table stay this way

Pros: Food is great, Waitstaff wonderful

Cons: Dining room very cramped

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This is a real mans steakhouse - a place where blue collar, white collar don't matter. You are there to socialize and enjoy the best steaks ever. Whoever wrote the last review MUST have been a disgrunteld employee. Who the hell else would know so much about the operation and the name of the Chef and wife's name of the old owners etc. WHATEVER - I am a regular patron and I can tell you that objectively speaking this is one of the best steakhouses in the COUNTRY. I travel all over for business and trust me, I read Zagat and AAA and wine spectator as I entertain a lot. This place is SOOOO not snobby, it's totally like a family place with just awesome service and food and huge drinks and a throw back decor that fees kind og like Goodfellas movie. I saw Christmas lights inside the place in JUNE! I don't think it was laziness either, I think it's hysterical and has a lot of character to it. The employees are mostly the same over the years too. This place rocks and you should know the truth from a BIG eater and someone who spends over 60K a year on Meal and Entertainment for my personal client list. I like the cozy environment, easy parking, attentive service, the ladies there all treat you like your their family member. The bartenders have this old world tux look with a old world sense of SERVICE. I would make reservations or you wait a while but the style of ordering at the bar is BRILLIANT. How is this NOT the norm. So efficient and relaxed. I can focus on my guests at dinner without a million inturruptions from the server. Thank GOD. I am sick of rude service from overpriced restaurants with a new manager every 6 months. Its obviously family run, it shows. I applaud the new owners of this legendary steakhouse. They have done a GREAT job with maintaining all that's good in the place. And if they kicked some people out, MAYBE THEY DESERVED IT? Trust me change is good my friends. At least in this case. Cheers! -----oh, and great wine selections. Kind of surprising!

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★★★★★

This is a real mans steakhouse - a place where blue collar, white collar don't matter. You are there to socialize and enjoy the best steaks ever. Whoever wrote the last review MUST have been a disgrunteld employee. Who the hell else would know so much about the operation and the name of the Chef and wife's name of the old owners etc. WHATEVER - I am a regular patron and I can tell you that objectively speaking this is one of the best steakhouses in the COUNTRY. I travel all over for business and trust me, I read Zagat and AAA and wine spectator as I entertain a lot. This place is SOOOO not snobby, it's totally like a family place with just awesome service and food and huge drinks and a throw back decor that fees kind og like Goodfellas movie. I saw Christmas lights inside the place in JUNE! I don't think it was laziness either, I think it's hysterical and has a lot of character to it. The employees are mostly the same over the years too. This place rocks and you should know the truth from a BIG eater and someone who spends over 60K a year on Meal and Entertainment for my personal client list. I like the cozy environment, easy parking, attentive service, the ladies there all treat you like your their family member. The bartenders have this old world tux look with a old world sense of SERVICE. I would make reservations or you wait a while but the style of ordering at the bar is BRILLIANT. How is this NOT the norm. So efficient and relaxed. I can focus on my guests at dinner without a million inturruptions from the server. Thank GOD. I am sick of rude service from overpriced restaurants with a new manager every 6 months. Its obviously family run, it shows. I applaud the new owners of this legendary steakhouse. They have done a GREAT job with maintaining all that's good in the place. And if they kicked some people out, MAYBE THEY DESERVED IT? Trust me change is good my friends. At least in this case. Cheers! -----oh, and great wine selections. Kind of surprising!

Pros: Huge Value - Great Service - Ease of Parking - CHARMING

Cons: a little out of the way but worth it

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After reading, and enjoying, the variation in reviews I think I can sort things out. First, the restaurant is no longer caled "Coerper's 5 O'Clock Club, it is the "Five O'Clock Club House of Steaks". The reason is that the Coerper family sold the business to a gentleman from Schaumberg, Illinois in roughly 2005.
Part of the deal was that the name "Coerper's" would no longer be associated with the new business owner or the restaurant.
The staff and operations would supposidly remain the same. Not so! 95% of the staff either left or was let go. This was their poragative. The mature, and young friendly bartenders were eventually replaced with a new crew. The waitstaff changed also to some new people. In the kitchen the Executive Chef, one Rich Alvarado, remained along with his wife Julie as a waitress. Both very capeable, consistant and reliable. Actually the chef's total talents are only "surface scratched" by working at the restaurant. When the changeover occured everyone was informed that nothing would change. But, alas a lot did. Chicago pricing was introduced into a Milwaukee marketplace. Ala Carte baked potatoes ($4.00) and steep drink prices to match.For a while the overall product remained the same, you just needed your "First Born Child" to finance the dining experience. Naturally this chased away a lot of the "regulars", and they were the ones that for years supported and promoted the restaurant. As a side note the founder Bill Coerper, Ted's dad, never believed in paying for advertising. He was a depression born child. Back when people sold apples on the street corners for a nickel to feed their families. Now adays they call it being frugel. The basting of the steaks was done not with Kitchen Boquet, as one reviewer suggests. It wasmixed from scratch
ingredients by Ted's wife Pat, may she rest in peace, for many years. Then filtered, bottled and aged. NOTE: See continuation on next CriticalCritic1 review on this same Website.

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★★★☆☆

After reading, and enjoying, the variation in reviews I think I can sort things out. First, the restaurant is no longer caled "Coerper's 5 O'Clock Club, it is the "Five O'Clock Club House of Steaks". The reason is that the Coerper family sold the business to a gentleman from Schaumberg, Illinois in roughly 2005.
Part of the deal was that the name "Coerper's" would no longer be associated with the new business owner or the restaurant.
The staff and operations would supposidly remain the same. Not so! 95% of the staff either left or was let go. This was their poragative. The mature, and young friendly bartenders were eventually replaced with a new crew. The waitstaff changed also to some new people. In the kitchen the Executive Chef, one Rich Alvarado, remained along with his wife Julie as a waitress. Both very capeable, consistant and reliable. Actually the chef's total talents are only "surface scratched" by working at the restaurant. When the changeover occured everyone was informed that nothing would change. But, alas a lot did. Chicago pricing was introduced into a Milwaukee marketplace. Ala Carte baked potatoes ($4.00) and steep drink prices to match.For a while the overall product remained the same, you just needed your "First Born Child" to finance the dining experience. Naturally this chased away a lot of the "regulars", and they were the ones that for years supported and promoted the restaurant. As a side note the founder Bill Coerper, Ted's dad, never believed in paying for advertising. He was a depression born child. Back when people sold apples on the street corners for a nickel to feed their families. Now adays they call it being frugel. The basting of the steaks was done not with Kitchen Boquet, as one reviewer suggests. It wasmixed from scratch
ingredients by Ted's wife Pat, may she rest in peace, for many years. Then filtered, bottled and aged. NOTE: See continuation on next CriticalCritic1 review on this same Website.

Pros: Long time family tradition of where to go

Cons: Quality has fallen a few notches due to ownership change

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We just ate at Coerper's for the first time during the week of 12/2/07. After hearing for years about how great this place was..I perhaps expected too much. My steak was okay but by no means was it extraordinary, especially considering the price. My husband's large filet was so tough it was inedible. The steaks were served with the old-fashioned steak house "juice" but it was extremely salty and greasy. The steaks tasted as if they were "painted" with Kichen Bouquet sauce (which would also explain the flavor of the Juice that they are served in.

The drinks were over-priced considering the shabby decor and the pl;ace was smokey, crowded and the service was below average. All in all, I would not repeat a visit. There are too many other restaurants in the Milwaukee area that are better.

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★★★☆☆

We just ate at Coerper's for the first time during the week of 12/2/07. After hearing for years about how great this place was..I perhaps expected too much. My steak was okay but by no means was it extraordinary, especially considering the price. My husband's large filet was so tough it was inedible. The steaks were served with the old-fashioned steak house "juice" but it was extremely salty and greasy. The steaks tasted as if they were "painted" with Kichen Bouquet sauce (which would also explain the flavor of the Juice that they are served in.

The drinks were over-priced considering the shabby decor and the pl;ace was smokey, crowded and the service was below average. All in all, I would not repeat a visit. There are too many other restaurants in the Milwaukee area that are better.

Pros: None

Cons: pricey, smokey and not that good.

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When Coerper's 5 O'Clock Club changed ownership a couple years back, I was worried that Milwaukee lost one of the best steak joints it had. To my relief (and many others) the new ownership did a superb job at preserving and maintaining the quality aged steaks that developed Coerper's outstanding reputation, well know throughout the midwest and beyond. My favorite choice is always the filet Oscar (around 38 dollars) - so big I never finished the whole thing in one sitting, but what a delicious leftover. Call ahead on Tuesday for a reservation for that week, they do go fast.

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★★★★★

When Coerper's 5 O'Clock Club changed ownership a couple years back, I was worried that Milwaukee lost one of the best steak joints it had. To my relief (and many others) the new ownership did a superb job at preserving and maintaining the quality aged steaks that developed Coerper's outstanding reputation, well know throughout the midwest and beyond. My favorite choice is always the filet Oscar (around 38 dollars) - so big I never finished the whole thing in one sitting, but what a delicious leftover. Call ahead on Tuesday for a reservation for that week, they do go fast.

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I heard it was good. Unfortunately, I did not experience that. The general area it's located does not make one feel safe. The ambiance is supper club 1970. I personally like a place that looks like it was updated within the last couple decades. there is no room around the tables. We even had to order at the bar. I won't be back. The only positive was the bartender. He was very funny and entertaining. This was a good thing, since we were forced to sit there for so long.

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I heard it was good. Unfortunately, I did not experience that. The general area it's located does not make one feel safe. The ambiance is supper club 1970. I personally like a place that looks like it was updated within the last couple decades. there is no room around the tables. We even had to order at the bar. I won't be back. The only positive was the bartender. He was very funny and entertaining. This was a good thing, since we were forced to sit there for so long.

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Having travelled far and wide this place is definately worth the visit. Very different from the typical dining experience. I mean that in a good way. I feel people tend to confuse a good dining experience when they go to hip new places (not mentioning any names). The food and service stink but since it was trendy they highly recommend it. Five O'Clock is old style, like your grandpa, so get ready for it.
You may have to wait a bit for a table but again worth the wait. I am not one for red meat but I have got to say if I am going to eat steak it better be from here! The ribs are awesome. The taste is so different from anything you ever had. The salads, potatoes and portions in general are very generous. The chef at Five O'Clock is an all-American pro. Give him a pat on the back if your ever in there some night. The bartenders are entertaining too. P.S- The neighborhood is kind of shifty but the guy watching your car is stealthier than you think!

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★★★★★

Having travelled far and wide this place is definately worth the visit. Very different from the typical dining experience. I mean that in a good way. I feel people tend to confuse a good dining experience when they go to hip new places (not mentioning any names). The food and service stink but since it was trendy they highly recommend it. Five O'Clock is old style, like your grandpa, so get ready for it.
You may have to wait a bit for a table but again worth the wait. I am not one for red meat but I have got to say if I am going to eat steak it better be from here! The ribs are awesome. The taste is so different from anything you ever had. The salads, potatoes and portions in general are very generous. The chef at Five O'Clock is an all-American pro. Give him a pat on the back if your ever in there some night. The bartenders are entertaining too. P.S- The neighborhood is kind of shifty but the guy watching your car is stealthier than you think!

Pros: THE FOOD! The drinks are a little stiff so be prepared to party. Don't forget your reservations

Cons: When its busy its very hard to move around. A bit too smoky.

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Very busy place. The atmosphere is different for a place that serves classy food. The drinks were great, service was excellent and the presentation of food was amazing. Ordered the Porterhouse and Lobster. It was GREAT. I've never had something taste so good. The lobster was bursting with flavor, and even though I'm not much of a steak person, I enjoyed the Porterhouse, it was juicy and filling. You get a lot of food, and it all tastes great, just hard to finish everything!

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★★★★★

Very busy place. The atmosphere is different for a place that serves classy food. The drinks were great, service was excellent and the presentation of food was amazing. Ordered the Porterhouse and Lobster. It was GREAT. I've never had something taste so good. The lobster was bursting with flavor, and even though I'm not much of a steak person, I enjoyed the Porterhouse, it was juicy and filling. You get a lot of food, and it all tastes great, just hard to finish everything!

Pros: Great customer service, presentation of food

Cons: hard to come in as a walk-in, make reservations

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I dont smoke, and I did not have a problem with anyone smoking at the club. Hands Down the best steak ever !! I live in MG Brasil, and we have some of the best steak in the world here. I have also eaten at some of the finest steak houses and resteraunts around the world. I travel alot!!!! Corpers Club is the Best !!!! Cant beat it !!! Forgett about the decor,and people, the steak is to die for !!!! Any one who thinks different is ignorant !!!

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★★★★★

I dont smoke, and I did not have a problem with anyone smoking at the club. Hands Down the best steak ever !! I live in MG Brasil, and we have some of the best steak in the world here. I have also eaten at some of the finest steak houses and resteraunts around the world. I travel alot!!!! Corpers Club is the Best !!!! Cant beat it !!! Forgett about the decor,and people, the steak is to die for !!!! Any one who thinks different is ignorant !!!

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The food was very good but the atmosphere has little to be desired. Very very smokey! There was so much smoke the night we where there I felt like I was eating a cigarette by the end of my meal. I had to take a shower before I even got in my bed that night, it was really bad.

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★★☆☆☆

The food was very good but the atmosphere has little to be desired. Very very smokey! There was so much smoke the night we where there I felt like I was eating a cigarette by the end of my meal. I had to take a shower before I even got in my bed that night, it was really bad.

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Fantastic HUGE steaks, wonderful '50s decor... old school! If it's not broken, don't fix it! I called them at 8:00pm and they said they had a table, I was seated by 8:30...

I'll be back.

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★★★★★

Fantastic HUGE steaks, wonderful '50s decor... old school! If it's not broken, don't fix it! I called them at 8:00pm and they said they had a table, I was seated by 8:30...

I'll be back.

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Get over the location, get over the interior design. This is THE PLACE for steak. Order at the bar, and after you are seated you will be amazed at the plate of steak that appears in from ot you! If you can't finish it - bring it home!

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★★★★★

Get over the location, get over the interior design. This is THE PLACE for steak. Order at the bar, and after you are seated you will be amazed at the plate of steak that appears in from ot you! If you can't finish it - bring it home!

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Well, after hearing the hoopla about this restaurant I decided to take my boyfriend there for a nice birthday dinner. Honestly, I was a bit disappointed. The meat was pretty tender but not very flavorful....it tasted more charred than good.

The pluses were the drinks we had (Starburst) which was an awesome martini and the baked potato was huge and had enough butter and sour cream to put a smile on my face.

Overall, this was a so so dining experience and with the cost of the meal, I expected a lot more.

PROS: Baked Potatoe, Crab Legs Appettizer, Starburst Martini
CONS: Steak

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★★★☆☆

Well, after hearing the hoopla about this restaurant I decided to take my boyfriend there for a nice birthday dinner. Honestly, I was a bit disappointed. The meat was pretty tender but not very flavorful....it tasted more charred than good.

The pluses were the drinks we had (Starburst) which was an awesome martini and the baked potato was huge and had enough butter and sour cream to put a smile on my face.

Overall, this was a so so dining experience and with the cost of the meal, I expected a lot more.

PROS: Baked Potatoe, Crab Legs Appettizer, Starburst Martini
CONS: Steak

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My father used to take me to this place. (By the way it's called Five o' Clock steakhouse) Same phenomenal steak, same 50's vibe. Very cool, like walking into a movie set or something. Now me and my wife celebrate special occasions and rough work days there. Try the Shrimp scampi, its succulent and tender. I like to combine my filet with the shrimp. The service is always friendly and attentive. This is an old school steakhouse that rocks. Also, lots of local and national celebrities hang out there.

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★★★★★

My father used to take me to this place. (By the way it's called Five o' Clock steakhouse) Same phenomenal steak, same 50's vibe. Very cool, like walking into a movie set or something. Now me and my wife celebrate special occasions and rough work days there. Try the Shrimp scampi, its succulent and tender. I like to combine my filet with the shrimp. The service is always friendly and attentive. This is an old school steakhouse that rocks. Also, lots of local and national celebrities hang out there.

Pros: Steak, Crab legs, great service

Cons: Neighborhood isn't great

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The restaurant has been sold ,but continues the same great tradition Ted Coerper
and his family started over 50 years ago. Same menu same chef same bartenders
(minus Ted)waitresses, etc.They will close for the regular vaction july 3 thru july 18,
reopening july 19.

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The restaurant has been sold ,but continues the same great tradition Ted Coerper
and his family started over 50 years ago. Same menu same chef same bartenders
(minus Ted)waitresses, etc.They will close for the regular vaction july 3 thru july 18,
reopening july 19.

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Coerper's is classic. After moving away from Milwaukee, my fiance and I find ourselves struggling to find a steak house that even comes close to Coerper's. Absolutely no comparison. The food, the service, the atmosphere is all wonderful. Coerpers is a 12 on a scale of 1 to 10.

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Coerper's is classic. After moving away from Milwaukee, my fiance and I find ourselves struggling to find a steak house that even comes close to Coerper's. Absolutely no comparison. The food, the service, the atmosphere is all wonderful. Coerpers is a 12 on a scale of 1 to 10.

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Going for my fourth time and looking forward to it! I love it so much that three of the four visits was MY TREAT.

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★★★★★

Going for my fourth time and looking forward to it! I love it so much that three of the four visits was MY TREAT.

Cons: neighborhood

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The steak is fantastic. I have been numerous times and it is always perfect! The salad is always fresh and I love the dressings. The only complaints I have are the reservation policy, the smoking and the waiters/waitresses seem to want to get you out of their as quickly as possible. They are usually putting a number on your table as soon as you get your food (and then watching for you to finish!)

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★★★★★

The steak is fantastic. I have been numerous times and it is always perfect! The salad is always fresh and I love the dressings. The only complaints I have are the reservation policy, the smoking and the waiters/waitresses seem to want to get you out of their as quickly as possible. They are usually putting a number on your table as soon as you get your food (and then watching for you to finish!)

Pros: steak, salad, bartenders

Cons: smoking, reservations, wait staff

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I travel regularly and have to say it was the best. Price way steep for the location, but worth every penny. Try the filet!

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★★★★★

I travel regularly and have to say it was the best. Price way steep for the location, but worth every penny. Try the filet!

Pros: steak, steak, steak

Cons: lighting, crowd, paneling

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The whole idea is the Big juicy steak of the past with the original supper club experience . They do it with excellence . Ribeyes done to perfection , Brown Mumblers served at the bar , by Budha or the Kid . The bartenders call you by your name , class from the past . Steaks always the best , Jumbo Shrimp for the ladies who can't eat the huge steaks also were excellent . Been here twice and will make it a frequent stop .

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★★★★★

The whole idea is the Big juicy steak of the past with the original supper club experience . They do it with excellence . Ribeyes done to perfection , Brown Mumblers served at the bar , by Budha or the Kid . The bartenders call you by your name , class from the past . Steaks always the best , Jumbo Shrimp for the ladies who can't eat the huge steaks also were excellent . Been here twice and will make it a frequent stop .

Pros: steaks taste great ,, defines steak supperc

Cons: can get crowded, parking needs to be e

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You will never find a better steak! The mushrooms on the side are great, the salad and bread are great and the wine is great too!

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★★★★★

You will never find a better steak! The mushrooms on the side are great, the salad and bread are great and the wine is great too!

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If you would have told me that I would have spent 50 buck on a dinner with drinks before I went to Coerpers I would have said no way but now I will do it any time I can. There is no better steak in the country and I have eaten as many as I can in a lot of places in this country and others. As far as the service it is what has been said as old school so if you go and be polite and respectful you will love it they do not owe you anything with the quality of food and drinks you get. I always enjoy talking to the staff and have thought them very friendly.

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★★★★★

If you would have told me that I would have spent 50 buck on a dinner with drinks before I went to Coerpers I would have said no way but now I will do it any time I can. There is no better steak in the country and I have eaten as many as I can in a lot of places in this country and others. As far as the service it is what has been said as old school so if you go and be polite and respectful you will love it they do not owe you anything with the quality of food and drinks you get. I always enjoy talking to the staff and have thought them very friendly.

Pros: STEAKS, Ambiance, Company

Cons: Location

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Hands down the biggest, best flavored steaks my wife and I have ever been served anywhere in the USA. They char the outside, cook to a perfect temp inside, and cover with mouthwatering au ju and button mushrooms. It's fun to watch the reaction from new diners when their steaks are delivered to their table. They're so big they need to be wheeled to the table on carts. Come here for the the best steak imaginable and a nice salad & homeade dressing selection, but don't expect this to be the place for fine dining. It's located in a questionable area of town, the inside hasn't been upgraded since the 1950s, and most of the waitresses aren't overly customer friendly.

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★★★★★

Hands down the biggest, best flavored steaks my wife and I have ever been served anywhere in the USA. They char the outside, cook to a perfect temp inside, and cover with mouthwatering au ju and button mushrooms. It's fun to watch the reaction from new diners when their steaks are delivered to their table. They're so big they need to be wheeled to the table on carts. Come here for the the best steak imaginable and a nice salad & homeade dressing selection, but don't expect this to be the place for fine dining. It's located in a questionable area of town, the inside hasn't been upgraded since the 1950s, and most of the waitresses aren't overly customer friendly.

Pros: Steak flavor, Steak size, Salad

Cons: , Decor, Bathrooms too small

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Coerper's is not in the best neighborhood, but it's got this great 50's old-school charm. I love this place, atmosphere and their steaks are the best. Everytime we go, we grab the filets -- incredible! Salads are crisp and the choice of dressings makes me almost cry.

The one sad thing is the smokey environment. I wish it was all non-smoking and this makes it very difficult to dine as soneone who watched his father pass on from lung cancer. We would go more often if it were not for this. We've found going in on a tuesday or wednesday is best to avoid as much smoke as possible. The wait in the bar is the worst thing you'll experience for smoking, their dining room has appeared to be smoke-free as far as we can tell so far.

They really have the best filest we've ever had in our lives.

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★★★★★

Coerper's is not in the best neighborhood, but it's got this great 50's old-school charm. I love this place, atmosphere and their steaks are the best. Everytime we go, we grab the filets -- incredible! Salads are crisp and the choice of dressings makes me almost cry.

The one sad thing is the smokey environment. I wish it was all non-smoking and this makes it very difficult to dine as soneone who watched his father pass on from lung cancer. We would go more often if it were not for this. We've found going in on a tuesday or wednesday is best to avoid as much smoke as possible. The wait in the bar is the worst thing you'll experience for smoking, their dining room has appeared to be smoke-free as far as we can tell so far.

They really have the best filest we've ever had in our lives.

Pros: Excellent Steak, Fun Dining Style/Atmo, Excellent Steak :)

Cons: , Stolen Car Fears, Neighborhood

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Coerper's doesn't have much in the atmosphere department, but the steak is the best I've ever had. I've looked long and hard for a better place, but there is none in my book. If you want a great steak, this is the place. If you're looking for atmosphere, well, this might not do it for you. The only recommendation I have for the people at coerpers is to update the inside, but leave the steaks alone.

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★★★★★

Coerper's doesn't have much in the atmosphere department, but the steak is the best I've ever had. I've looked long and hard for a better place, but there is none in my book. If you want a great steak, this is the place. If you're looking for atmosphere, well, this might not do it for you. The only recommendation I have for the people at coerpers is to update the inside, but leave the steaks alone.

Pros: great steaks, very good service, good wine selection

Cons: , parking could be bett, pricey

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Coerper's may have one of the best steaks in the entire country. The room is cosy and the service is right on.

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★★★★★

Coerper's may have one of the best steaks in the entire country. The room is cosy and the service is right on.

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I remember my uncle taking me to a Milwaukee restaurant after Braves games in the 50s but couldn't remember where it was. Well, Coerper's was it and our party of eight enjoyed great steaks the day before going to Augusta for the second day of the Masters. Everything flashed back when we walked in the door. Fifties decor, big drinks, and smoking wihtout the whiny PC attitude of Madison. Split the porterhouse steak unless your name is Gilbert Brown. Now if Milwaukee only had a major league baseball team!

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★★★★★

I remember my uncle taking me to a Milwaukee restaurant after Braves games in the 50s but couldn't remember where it was. Well, Coerper's was it and our party of eight enjoyed great steaks the day before going to Augusta for the second day of the Masters. Everything flashed back when we walked in the door. Fifties decor, big drinks, and smoking wihtout the whiny PC attitude of Madison. Split the porterhouse steak unless your name is Gilbert Brown. Now if Milwaukee only had a major league baseball team!

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the whole experience will keep you coming back!
great food & overall value...salad and relish tray keep you busy while waiting for the main course...
which is WELL worth the wait!

pay the man at the gated lot for parking...don't venture far from the restaurant!

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★★★★★

the whole experience will keep you coming back!
great food & overall value...salad and relish tray keep you busy while waiting for the main course...
which is WELL worth the wait!

pay the man at the gated lot for parking...don't venture far from the restaurant!

Pros: GREAT STEAKS

Cons: neighborhood, tough to get a seat

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We recently dined on a friday evening (April 25th) and the food was excellent, as always. However, our waitress was less than attentive. In fact, we got so thirsty waiting for her to come around, that we actually had to go up to the bar and order another round of drinks for the table. I certainly wouldn't let this deter me from dining here again due to the great food, but perhaps the wait staff should be reminded that just because your waiting on a table of 6, so your tip is automatic, it doesn't mean that you should short change on the service level. I truly was disappointed in the service, especially for the price.

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★★★★★

We recently dined on a friday evening (April 25th) and the food was excellent, as always. However, our waitress was less than attentive. In fact, we got so thirsty waiting for her to come around, that we actually had to go up to the bar and order another round of drinks for the table. I certainly wouldn't let this deter me from dining here again due to the great food, but perhaps the wait staff should be reminded that just because your waiting on a table of 6, so your tip is automatic, it doesn't mean that you should short change on the service level. I truly was disappointed in the service, especially for the price.

Pros: Best Steak In Town!!, Won't leave hungry!

Cons: Service a bit lacking

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Coerper's is the best!!!! They have been around a long time and continue to out do themselves.

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★★★★★

Coerper's is the best!!!! They have been around a long time and continue to out do themselves.

Pros: Food, Drinks, Service

Cons: Parking, Neighborhood, Decor

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The absolute best steaks I have ever. From tenderness to flavor, they are top notch. Aside from the signature steaks, the ribs and shrimp scampi are also delicious!

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★★★★★

The absolute best steaks I have ever. From tenderness to flavor, they are top notch. Aside from the signature steaks, the ribs and shrimp scampi are also delicious!

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What can I say but WOW?!!! This place is off the chart when it comes to good steak. The beef starts at 28 ounces and goes up from there. Despite the HUGE portions, the place is very reasonably priced. But remember two very important things about this restaurant: 1) Make Reservations 2) Bring a thick skin. Due to the overwhelming demand for this place, your order is taken at the bar and you are pretty much on a timer one you sit down (out in 90 minutes or less). Show up for your reservations on time and you can save yourself some grief from the waitress. Despite the hurried service, the food is awesome!

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★★★★★

What can I say but WOW?!!! This place is off the chart when it comes to good steak. The beef starts at 28 ounces and goes up from there. Despite the HUGE portions, the place is very reasonably priced. But remember two very important things about this restaurant: 1) Make Reservations 2) Bring a thick skin. Due to the overwhelming demand for this place, your order is taken at the bar and you are pretty much on a timer one you sit down (out in 90 minutes or less). Show up for your reservations on time and you can save yourself some grief from the waitress. Despite the hurried service, the food is awesome!

Pros: Incredible Food, Large Portions, Good Value

Cons: Reservations Required, Quick Table Turnover, Dated Decor

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My husband and I have been going to Coerper's for years. We have been to many steakhouses, even World Renown across the states but this is the BEST EVER! A must try before you die!!

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★★★★★

My husband and I have been going to Coerper's for years. We have been to many steakhouses, even World Renown across the states but this is the BEST EVER! A must try before you die!!

Cons: location, crowded

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What these chef's can do to a steak! The consistency is always perfect, the service is great and the wine...

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What these chef's can do to a steak! The consistency is always perfect, the service is great and the wine...

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Lived in Milwaukee 20 years and first time at 5 O'Clock Club Steak house, we heard the hype for years. Had an ok meal, blackened steak was too over powering with had 4 different cuts, filet, porterhouse and new york strip. We went for

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Lived in Milwaukee 20 years and first time at 5 O'Clock Club Steak house, we heard the hype for years. Had an ok meal, blackened steak was too over powering with had 4 different cuts, filet, porterhouse and new york strip. We went for

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Lived in Milwaukee 20 years and first time at 5 O'Clock Club Steak house, we heard the hype for years. Had an ok meal, blackened steak was too over powering with had 4 different cuts, filet, porterhouse and new york strip. We went for

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Lived in Milwaukee 20 years and first time at 5 O'Clock Club Steak house, we heard the hype for years. Had an ok meal, blackened steak was too over powering with had 4 different cuts, filet, porterhouse and new york strip. We went for

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Best steak(porterhouse) anywhere, always go on my birthday

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Best steak(porterhouse) anywhere, always go on my birthday

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5 O'Clock Steak House 2416 W State St Milwaukee, WI 53233 414-342-3553 I've always known this place as Coerpers. Perhaps it was sold? Not sure. But I have been here several times and it certainly deserves 5 stars.Honestly, the

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★★★★★

5 O'Clock Steak House 2416 W State St Milwaukee, WI 53233 414-342-3553 I've always known this place as Coerpers. Perhaps it was sold? Not sure. But I have been here several times and it certainly deserves 5 stars.Honestly, the

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My husband took me to the 5 o'clock club for our anniversary and oh wow! They have the best blackened steak. It has such a unique flavor! Their salad and bread was also quite good. The atmosphere is a bit dull, but the food more than

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My husband took me to the 5 o'clock club for our anniversary and oh wow! They have the best blackened steak. It has such a unique flavor! Their salad and bread was also quite good. The atmosphere is a bit dull, but the food more than

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