We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Not disappointed ”
Review of The Ranch

The Ranch
Ranked #15 of 88 Restaurants in Hayward
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Supper Club
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This place was just what I was looking for in a northern Wisconsin supper club. A cozy cabin like atmosphere welcomes you along with friendly staff, and yes there were real cloth napkins on the table.
The relish tray was a nice touch that is not seen very often anymore. The prime rib and steaks were cooked to perfection and seasoned just right. Everything was served at the proper time and reasonably priced. New goto place in Hayward.

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank Russell B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (129)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

17 - 21 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We happened on The Ranch when we found that LCO had a an hour wait, and they got our moderate sized party (>2,<8) in right away. We are a group who live in rural WI, access to the nicer restaurants in the Twin Cities but also enjoy a good ol' Rod & Gun Club or American Legion chicken dinner.
For a steakhouse supper club, it has paper napkins, and really quite casual attire. The menus look rough, and our menus were in a strange order (the "other" section came first), and the starters/desserts menu was on what looked like a hand cut and hand laminated small piece of paper. The plates used for the food were small, that while trying to eat you're pushing your food up and over the edge (not necessarily a bad thing since the portion sizes are more than reasonable).
Our server seemed uncomfortable, though she may have been new. When she brought our relish trays, she didn't say anything about them, and our group of ages 18-55 were unfamiliar with this traditional supper club offering. However she was knowledgeable about the specials and menu details as well as alcoholic beverages offered. We got a couple orders of the chicken and rib special (1/4 chicken, 1/2 rack of ribs for 23.95 with relish tray, salad and potato), and then a few other menu items as well as a starter. Though the menu states no fried chicken in Friday, they were slow enough that they allowed us to order it. When our food arrived, one meal had white meat (a breast, wing) and the other was dark meat (a thigh and drumstick). We were surprised because we weren't offered a choice, and we both preferred dark meat. We didn't want to make a big deal of anything so I took the white meat chicken + rib dinner.
The entire experience was salvaged on the food quality--the NY Strip was tender, walleye was served on a cute plate shaped like a fish, the ribs and BBQ sauce were truly tender, and the chicken breast was perfectly moist.
Overall, the food was really good, just not for the price and the same goes with ambiance (when most plates are averaging $25, paper napkins/staff attire/menu display). So very relieved that the food was good to make this a 3 star experience.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Caitlin F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We dropped down on the suggestion of our neighbors, thanks Sam and Shar. Hidden off US77 but good signage and easy to find.

One could call it old and dated, but for a WI supper club I give it props. Great fresh relish tray, pickled fish and assorted crackers. It isn't 'fine city dining' and was exactly what we were expecting, just a lot better. Salad was freshly hand torn, bread was warm but a bit dull in flavor, just nit picking, still tasty.

Rich was excellent in his suggestions and comments about the menu. Prime rib was some of the best I've ever had. I asked for rare-medium rare and I got it, very good. Aus jus was piping hot and not overly salty. Wife had the filet, tender and flavorful, and we shared some broiled shrimp. Shrimp were good, not Gulf fresh great, but good(Rich was spot on here).

Potatoes were fine, I had hashbrowns she had diced....beef overpowered the taters and we were fine with that.

Rich suggested the salted caramel brownie sundae but we opted for Grandma's carrotcake for dessert. We won here with the carrotcake, in fairness we then got the salted caramel brownie for comparison. It was great too, just preferred the carrotcake.

First time there will NOT be our last. Two thumbs up!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Mike K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We went to The Ranch last night. I must say the food was good, as it consistently is. However, I realize that this might sound petty, but this restaurant is considered a supper club. By Hayward standards it is considered high end, and I was surprised to be given a paper napkin. With a relatively high priced menu, I think they could splurge for cloth napkins. Again, the food and staff were excellent but these little touches do count.

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank roselleg2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The food was outstanding! The reason for the average rating was due to service. It could have been short staffing issues. Our drinks were slow to come out and not refilled. Our server seemed distracted. We were not greeted when we arrived, waited for someone to let us know how long a wait, but ended up having to ask. Again, could have been a busy night with not enough staff. The food was excellent! The walleye scampi was superb!!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank fitpie6948
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Been to The Ranch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing