Celebrating Over 70 Years
Established in 1946

“In the heart of this ancient woodland,
I came on an ancient man,
He told me a tale of the by-gone days,
And this is the way it ran.”

Located a short five miles Northwest of Green Bay, there exists the settlement of Mill Center.  Previously know as Mills Centre, Mills Center Milltown, and Millcenter.  The area was heavily timbered with beech, maple, oak, pine, ash, elm, birch and basswood.  These dense forests reached unbroken throughout this entire area, watered by the Suamico River and numbers small streams.   This district became a magnet for the lumber industry.  The sawmills around Mill Center were responsible for the naming.  These mills made this vicinity famous for the next twenty years as the “greatest milling section in the state and even the Northwest.”  It was the boast of the town for many years that for breakfast, dinner and supper, they could hear the whistles of thirty mills.

Mill Center settlers brought various trades with them.  Among these people was Elbridge Boyden who was Postmaster for many years at the first post office obtained on August 2, 1867.  Along with his wife, Henrietta, Elbridge, also started a General Store in Mill Center which did a thriving business.  John W. Withboro, a Norwegian, was the first blacksmith, harness maker, and shoe mender of Mill Center.   The first cheese factories started in 1879.  The John Brown & Son, S. Olson and L. Goodchild cheese factories were located around Mill Center.

The Mill Center school was established in 1856 with an attendance of nearly one hundred students and taught by just one teach, Moses Bunnell.

In 1904, Edward Lawler built the town’s tavern, food, and lodging establishments which served as a stopover for weary travelers journeying to Green Bay in horse drawn wagons and buggies.  In 1947, Clarence & Isabelle Kropp purchased this local landmark, now know as Kropp’s Supper Club.

One of the earliest settlers of this community was Luther Wilson.  He donated the land for the Mill Center Cemetery and the Methodist church which was built in 1882.

Many men and women were instrumental in the development of Mill Center…Luther & Wealthy Wilson, Elbridge & Henrietta Boyden, William & Louise Pampering, Henry & Adam Brookhyser, J.D. Mason, Matthew Lynch, John & Edward Lawler, Clarence & Eva Dickinson, N.C. Foster, William and Alma Hubbard, and Albert & Nettie Pampering.   Tribute also goes to the peaceful lives of the Menominee and Potawatomi Indians whose ancestors held possession here for hundreds of years.

“The merry companions of those days
are scattered like rose leaves of June long fled.
For some have wandered to other lands.
Some are sleeping and some are wed.”

A Mill Center Tradition
Since 1904

Kropp's Supper Club
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Kelly ThielenKelly Thielen
13:45 05 Jun 22
Drinks where great, wait staff was kind and efficient, Food was amazing. The perch had a light buttery breading. Small quaint resteraunt with old time charm. Had a cute front porch you could choose to wait on for your table. Definitely will be back!
Robert SchweitzerRobert Schweitzer
23:35 27 May 22
Food good should of had utensils and napkins. It was a little hard to enjoy the food at the picnic table.
Rick HansenRick Hansen
23:20 25 Apr 22
It had been a while since we've been here, but it was always good so we thought we would check it out. We weren't disappointed. The staff were all friendly, the drinks were good, and the food was delicious. We both had steaks that were cooked just as we ordered. It was a very enjoyable experience, and we will definitely return.
Dan McHughDan McHugh
10:50 12 Apr 22
THE CHICKEN. Just, wow. Get some. And the interesting history of the building, accented by pleasant locals. Take a drive and sit for a spell.
casey verascasey veras
15:21 23 Jan 22
Wonderful waitstaff, amazing food and drinks!! I highly recommend the gourmet scallops. The apple bread in the bread basket was amazing. Sadly, they wouldn't share the recipe, but good for them they will have me coming back for more!!.

Kropp's Supper Club
4570 Shawano Avenue
Green Bay, Wisconsin. 54313