Before Deb and her husband Steve purchased the building in 1999, it had seen its day as an American Legion Post. Veteran residents of Franklin can attest to the old-fashion decor, and tacky fake-wood paneling, as they remember visiting the post for that classic Wisconsin Friday fish fry. The building has since been entirely redecorated including spacious light-inviting windows, hard wood floors, and beautiful blond oak walls.
When Deb opened her pub, she wasn’t about to let a strong Wisconsin tradition die at her door step. Its classic Friday fish fry menu and weekly changing fish specials transformed The Hideaway Pub & Eatery from just a corner bar to a popular Friday night destination. Word of mouth spread fast, and the Hideaway wasn’t hidden any more… residents knew they had a gem right in their back yard.
Wednesday Wing Night
As any local patron will tell you, the food is great! All menu items are prepared fresh and homemade and brought out of the kitchen by the friendliest staff you would ever meet, but nothing compares to the Hideaway wings. Even though they are offered as an appetizer all week long, don’t be surprised to see the parking lot packed every Wednesday for the .50 cent wing special. Fresh wings, hand breaded, fried, and tossed in your choice of our special sauces: wimpy, medium, hot, inferno, honey-mustard, BBQ, teriyaki, thai-chili, jerk, or order them naked with the sauce on the side.
The Wednesday wing night has definitely been the buzz of the town. Sarah Biondich from the Shepherd Express wrote in her review, “If the Hideaway Pub and Eatery was located a little closer to downtown Milwaukee, the habitual winners of the city’s “Best Buffalo Wings” awards (you know who you are) would get a run for their money.” Her article can be viewed in full by clicking here.
Not only have the wings received a rave review, but are also competed in the October, 11 2010 Sticky Fingers competition sponsored by 102.9 The Hog. This event, held at the Waukesha County Expo Center, attracts over 1,200 hungry people all ready to taste test a variety of wings, ribs, chili, frozen custard, and ice cream from different competing restaurants.
Our Banquet Hall
We have a beautiful, spacious hall with a seating capacity of 230 people, full service bar, stage, dance floor, private entrance, and private bathrooms. Don't forget about are delectable selection of on-premise catering options. Our goal is to ensure that your event will be a memorable experience. Menu options can be customized to your personal choice. Your complete satisfaction is of the up most importance to us!