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Frank & Larry’s Buckatabon Tavern and Supper Club is inspired by the multigenerational, family-run restaurants and bars in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. The design of Buckatabon nods to the post-war heydays of Wisconsin’s Northwoods in the 40’s-60’s, and all of the nostalgia that comes with that era. Despite our design harkening to the past, our menus do anything but with modern twists on the regional flavors, dishes and ingredients that make Wisconsin unique.

We get a lot of questions about… everything, so we figured we’d just list them out for you to save us both some time.

About Our Name

How do you pronounce Buckatabon?

Buckatabon rhymes with “Chuck a Robin.” We don’t suggest tossing our state bird however. Leave eagles and loons out of it too. Feel free to toss any other bird, however.

Why the name Buckatabon?

Buckatabon is named after a pair of lake’s Northwest of Eagle River called Lower and Upper Buckatabon lake, respectively. We’ve spent a whole bunch of time there and think it’s a special enough place to name something after it. Get up there and see for yourself.

As far as why the lakes are called Buckatabon, the old timers say it hails from the Ojibwe word for ‘hunger’, bakade. We’re not sure if that’s the source of the name, but it sure is appropriate if so!

So, who are Frank and Larry?

Larry was a WWII vet and Bronze Star recipient. “Good Cop.” Chief Investigator. Master locksmith. Sharpshooting champion. Woodworker. Fisherman. “Capraesque” even some say. Frank could crush your mitt after a firm handshake. Adhesive salesman. Dewar’s connoisseur.  Both were grandfathers. Both were loved.


Do you take reservations?

Like most supper clubs, we don’t take reservations at this time. However, we do use a handy app called “TableUp” that will allow you to check to see if we have a waiting list. If we do have a wait, you can put your name on the list right from your phone, wherever you are! Hanging out at the bar with a cocktail and friends is a great way to wait for your table however. Bring jukebox money.

Where are you located?

Buckatabon Tavern & Supper Club is located in the Tosa Village at 7700 Harwood Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213. There is ample parking on the surrounding streets and several large, convenient lots nearby!

What are your hours?

Well, we’re currently closed due to COVID-19, but when we reopen, we’ll be open daily from 11am to midnight. Our kitchen is open until 10pm, but we offer a full line of snacks at the bar, including behind-the-bar pizzas that we’re happy to serve up until close. Our hours will change as we add weekend brunch as well later this year!

Food & Drink

I DON’T/CAN’T EAT ______.

Probably, but we’ve heard some weird ones before. Gluten-free or vegetarian? We can totally handle that. Can’t eat any nightshade plants or your throat closes up like a tree lot on Christmas day? You may want to just make something at home. We try our best to accommodate special dietary needs, but we have a small, scratch kitchen and cannot guarantee our menu items do not have traces of gluten, dairy, etc.

Do you serve brunch?

Not currently, but we will be later this year.


We’re in Wisconsin, son. How could we not? We use so many local ingredients that we made a special page just to hold all of the goodness.

Do you have a happy hour?

Do we have a happy hour? Nope. We have two! That’s right, we offer an early bird happy hour from 3-5pm weekdays that has ½ off all pitchers of beer and wines by the glass. Our night owl happy is from 10pm-midnight daily and offers $1 off of all taps whenever the train is passing by. You heard that right. I’d keep an eye out the window for that one…

What’s the difference between your Tavern menu and your Supper Club menu?

Our “Tavern” menu features homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and appetizers and we sere this menu daily from 11am to 10pm. Our “Supper Club” menu is a bit more fancy, and is only served from 5pm to 10pm daily. All Supper Club entrees are served with a house wedge salad for the table.

Do you have a late night menu?

Our kitchen is open to 10pm nightly, but we offer a full line of snacks—including behind-the-bar pizzas—in our Tavern!

JOIN US FOR A stellar experience EVERY TIME

7700 HARWOOD AVE. WAUWATOSA Wis. 53213 • PHONE: (414) 271-7700


Monday–Thursday 11AM-10PM
Friday 11AM-11PM
Saturday 9AM-11PM
Sunday 9AM-10PM

Lunch M-F 11AM-4PM

Supper Club M-F 4PM-Close and Sat & Sun 3PM-Close

Brunch Sat & Sun 9AM-3PM

Contact Us

PHONE: (414) 271-7700

JOIN US FOR A stellar experience EVERY TIME


Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday & Thursday: 11AM-10PM
Friday: 11AM-11PM
Saturday: 9AM-11PM
Sunday: 9AM-3PM


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