Milwaukee is historically a blue-collar town with blue-collar tastes: burger joints thrive, steakhouses abound, and there’s never a shortage of bar food since there are many bars. Here, we’re outlining some key must-hit restaurants around Milwaukee right now.

Located in Milwaukee Wisconsin, the Milwaukee ChopHouse ®specializes in tender steaks, fresh seafood, and attentive service.  Featuring an extensive, yet affordable, wine list.

A traditional steak house with contemporary flair, specializing in tender steaks and fresh seafood, and an extensive wine list.

633 North 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Located within the Hilton Milwaukee

Enjoy classic pub fare; including iconic Wisconsin cheese curds, mouth-watering burgers, and a wide selection of draft beers.  Located in the lower level of the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.

Miller Time Pub and Grill
509 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
(414) 271-2337

AJ Bombers – Milwaukee

P-Nuts, Burgers & Beer! That sums up this fun restaurant & bar.

P-Nuts, Burgers & Beer! That’s the best way to sum up this fun restaurant and bar. It’s Rube Goldberg meets Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. Except Rube is into P-nuts and Willy Wonka is into crazy Cheeseburgers. And both are very happy about it.

It’s just as fun to hang here with your friends or bring the kids for a fun family meal. By the way, our Milwaukee Burger was declared Winner of the Travel Channel’s FOOD WARS and our Mad ‘Sconnie voted “Madison’s Best Burger” via Madison Magazine.

No need for reservations here, just walk-in and have some fun. If there’s a wait for a table grab a beverage and some p-nuts and scope out your favorite table. The p-nut delivery system is just the start of the fun, so get in here and grub!

1247 N Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 221-9999
Open daily @ 11 am
Contact: (414) 221-9999

The Capital Grille is nationally acclaimed for their dry-aged steak selections, fresh seafood, and extensive, award-winning wine list, all presented with professional, attentive service in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance.
310 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI  53203
(414) 223-0600

Globally inspired American breakfast & lunch fare plus carry-out coffee & pastries in art deco digs.

Blue’s Egg • 7 a.m.—2 p.m.

317 N. 76th St., Milwaukee 414-299-3180

4195 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood 414-312-8551

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We look at Modern American Brunch through the eyes of Lady Liberty, blending Old World ingredients, the vision of American immigrant cooking and the creativity of fresh concepts. We source ingredients that are high quality, regionally supportive and locally sustainable.

History In 1902, an ambitious young German immigrant, Charles Mader, poured his life savings into a speculative venture – Mader’s Restaurant opened. Before the Wright Brothers’ and before Henry Ford’s Model T, Mader sold cold steins of Cream City beer at 3 cents, two for 5 cents and with a beer, lunch was free. Presidents and Celebrities Mader’s has served more U.S. presidents than all other Wisconsin restaurants combined, including Ronald Reagan and JFK. Celebrities include John Wayne, ZZ Top, Frank Sinatra, Alicia Keys, Audrey Hepburn, Stevie Wonder and many more. Signed photos are seen throughout Mader’s. Medieval Art – Free Tours in English or German Mader’s contains a $4,000,000,000 collection of medieval suits of armor, weapons, oil paintings and stained glass. You’ll step back to the 1200’s that era of the “joust”. Mader’s offers free tours. In-House Private Parties Mader’s Banquet Service caters to events from 10 to 330 guests and cocktail receptions from 10 to 600 guests. We’ll customize our banquet hall to meet your needs. We focus on the details so you can relax and enjoy your event.

Come enjoy authentic German cuisine at1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203

A modern American farm-to-table restaurant that finds inspiration from Chef Jonathan Manyo’s roots: Wisconsin. Morel explores natural flavors, colors and textures from local farms, purveyors, foragers and artisans.

The wild morel mushroom marks the start of a new growing season and is the delicious reward of those who forage in the woods of Wisconsin. Like the hunt for morels, Jonathan enjoys the adventure of finding and preparing locally grown, raised and produced food for Morel’s diners.

Jonathan completed culinary school in San Francisco, and then earned a degree in dietetics. He gained experience in restaurants on the West Coast, such as Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, Club XIX at Pebble Beach and Lincoln in Portland. His experience in the Midwest includes The Maisonette in Cincinnati, The Immigrant Room in Kohler, and Watermark Seafood in Milwaukee. He has come home to his roots in Wisconsin to open his first restaurant and join Milwaukee’s thriving food scene.

Come explore Morel’s changing menu of seasonal and locally inspired dishes.

430 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Classic American eatery in contemporary digs with communal tables at the Harley Davidson Museum.


The only Harley-Davidson Museum® restaurant, MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant offers guests riverfront dining and Midwest camaraderie with a dose of genuine Harley-Davidson® attitude.

MOTOR™ takes diners on a culinary road trip of great American food and drink from its location in downtown Milwaukee. Guests can enjoy burgers, BBQ, peach cobbler, seasonal favorites and a whole lot more.

Casual, urban nook with seasonal American fare & weekend brunch, plus retail wines, beers & spirits.

5100 W. Bluemound Rd. Milwaukee, Wisc.  Dinner Reservations: 414-539-4424

Our goal is to help you drink better, both here and at home. Find your favorite, your next go-to, a great gift for a party and everything you need to make it happen. We cook foods inspired by the Upper Midwest, guided by flavor at our core. We cook foods that sustained our past, and now support our future. We love food, and we hope you do, too. Craft cocktails on tap, and craft cocktails made by hand (also, brunch cocktails). We’ve put in the work to batch up delicious drinks, and we can also build you one from scratch.

Boisterous Cajun, Creole & BBQ restaurant with a raw bar in a bi-level space with dark-red walls.

I-94: Exit 307A toward 68th St/70th St

6732 West Fairview Milwaukee, Wisc. / PH 414.292.3969 /

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Our Southern inspiration includes “Low Country” cooking of the Carolinas, Creole and Cajun cooking of Louisiana, traditional slow-smoked Southern BBQ, and southern comfort cooking got all kinds.

Unique dining in a neighborhood setting featuring Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.

Acknowledged as one of the best restaurants in Milwaukee by the Milwaukee JournalSentinel, Mistral provides an engaging menu in an intimate setting.  Mistral is focused on Mediterranean food, providing interesting and exciting options for diners.  The restaurant has a dynamic list of wines and craft beers and provides a cozy place for after-dinner discussions over unique cocktails.

Mistral is located in the Bay View neighborhood, a thriving spot for new and interesting dining opportunities.  A short ride from downtown will take you to an area filled with bars and restaurants that provide multiple evening options.

2473 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Enter through the Avalon movie theater

Arguably the best restaurant in Milwaukee, at least if the culinary equivalent of the Super Bowl — the James Beard Awards — are any indication. There was a recent regime change when Justin Aprahamian and his wife Sarah bought the restaurant from Sanford himself, but they’ve been able to breathe new life — and more award-winning food — into an old standby. The menu changes seasonally, or you can spring for the tasting menu and put all your trust in the chef.


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