Milwaukee restaurants

Top Choice American in Milwaukee

Birch + Butcher

Birch + Butcher claims to have the city's only open-fire hearth for serious searing and grilling. However it does it, we love the results. Choose from a tempting menu of grilled fish, steaks and veggies. Weekend bru…
American in Milwaukee


Milwaukee's foodies get weak in the knees 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 1…
American in Milwaukee


Fine dining in a relaxed neighborhood setting. The Original puts the emphasis on local ingredients and upmarket comfort foods, such as grilled lamb loin, braised pork cheeks and scallops (all conveniently paired on …
Steak in Milwaukee

Pitch's Lounge & Restaurant

Steaks, chops, seafood, and the house ribs are on the menu here at this Milwaukee supper club that's been going strong since the 1940s. Walk into the hushed dining room to step back in time a few decades when an eve…
Tapas in Milwaukee

La Merenda

Don't mind the scruffy exterior here deep in Milwaukee's Fifth Ward. Inside you'll find a colorful spot specializing in inventive tapas combinations that draw inspiration from all corners of the globe. Snippets from…
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 truff…
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


House sausages, wings, some of the city's best burgers and something like 20 different craft beers on tap each day. Be sure to reserve in advance for weekend brunch. Find it on one of the more exciting food streets …
Asian in Milwaukee

Kawa Ramen & Sushi

A meal in Milwaukee doesn't always have to revolve around beer and brats. Kawa serves excellent ramen noodle dishes and a wide array of fresh sushi and roll combos in a relaxed, student-friendly setting.
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.