High Shores Supper Club Gets New Name, Owners

Wissota High Shores expected to open by Memorial Day

Caitlin Boyle

This summer, a familiar Chippewa Valley dining location will have a different look and feel, thanks to new owners.

Brian and Kim Wogernese have purchased the former Loopy’s High Shores Supper Club on Highway X in Chippewa Falls. The establishment has been a fixture in the Chippewa Falls area and Lake Wissota since 1936, and, when it closed, the Wogerneses knew its rich history needed to be preserved, which led to their decision to buy the property and rename it Wissota High Shores Supper Club.

(The Wogerneses also own Wissota Chophouse in downtown Chippewa Falls, but the two restaurants will maintain different menus and identities.)

The restaurant’s extensive menu will retain the Friday night fish fry and prime rib tradition, but guests will be able to sink their teeth into new dishes, too.

Wissota High Shores is slated to open by Memorial Day and is currently under renovation. Brian Wogernese says it’s important to keep the supper club feel while also saving its history. There will be changes though, especially to the bar area.

Josie Kilgore, who is affiliated with the Wogerneses, says the changes will include more space for guests. “Garage doors will open to the outside bar and patio,” Kilgore says, “along with more seating in the bar and communal tables with window views.”

The restaurant’s extensive menu will retain the Friday night fish fry and prime rib tradition, but guests will be able to sink their teeth into new dishes, too.

“We are excited to surprise our guests at the opening with some of our creative dishes that will become High Shores staples,” Kilgore says. Twenty different taps of Wisconsin craft beer will be available to those with different palettes. Patrons will also enjoy supper club staples such as Old Fashioneds and Grasshopper ice cream drinks.


Follow the renovation progress and updated information at www.facebook.com/WissotaHighShores.