Milwaukee restaurants

Top Choice American in Milwaukee

Comet Cafe

Students, young families, older couples and bearded, tattooed types pile in to the rock-and-roll Comet for gravy-smothered meatloaf, mac 'n' cheese, vegan gyros and hangover brunch dishes. It's a craft-beer-pouring …
American in Milwaukee


Milwaukee's foodies get weak-kneed when they sniff the Beard-nominated chef's ever-changing, farm-to-table dishes. Dinner is a lingering affair in the tiny glowing room, with two seatings each night for the 10-cours…
American in Milwaukee

Bavette La Boucherie

This hip industrial space in the Third Ward is a butcher shop with a cafe that serves lunch and dinner. It stacks a meaty sandwich, such as the roast pork with rhubarb-raisin compote and the seared steak with truffl…
Ice Cream in Milwaukee


This 1950s-era, neon-lit drive-in specializes in frozen custard, a local concoction that's like ice cream but smoother and richer. Cash only.
Market in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Public Market

Located in the Third Ward, the market's vendors sell cheese, chocolate, beer, tacos, frozen custard and more. Take them upstairs where there are tables, free wi-fi and $1 used books.