Top Choice American in Madison

The Old Fashioned

With its dark, woodsy decor, the Old Fashioned evokes a supper club, a type of retro eatery common in Wisconsin. The menu is all local specialties, including walleye, cheese soup and sausages. It's hard to choose am…
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 and cheese, vegan gyros and hangover brunch dishes. It's a craft beer–pouring …
American in Spring Green

Spring Green General Store

The Spring Green General Store serves sandwiches and earthy lunch specials.
American in Door County

Village Cafe

Delicious all-day breakfast dishes, plus sandwiches and burgers.
American in Apostle Islands


Kitschy, flamingo-themed Maggie's is the place to sample local lake trout and whitefish; there are pizza and burgers too.
American in Milwaukee


It's all about artisanal fare at dark, coppery Distil. The menu focuses on cheese and charcuterie (burgers, too). Heck, the beef comes from the owner's cow. Mixologists stir up Corpse Revivers and Sidecars to accomp…
American in Madison


Set in a glassy building with floor-to-ceiling windows and Capitol views, this green, cool-cat gastropub dishes up comfort foods such as fried chicken and waffles, mussels and frites, and burgers. Lunch piles up fat…
Modern American in Madison


L'Etoile started doing the farm-to-table thing more than three decades ago. It's still the best in the biz, offering creative meat, fish and vegetable dishes, all sourced locally and served in a casually elegant roo…
American in Apostle Islands

Fat Radish

The Radish uses quality, sustainable ingredients in its deli wares. It's located by the docks and handy for amassing snacks to take on the boat tours. At night the chef serves tasty pizzas and seafood dishes.
Modern American in Milwaukee


Milwaukee's foodies get weak-kneed when they sniff the Beard-nominated chef's ever-changing, farm-to-table dishes. It takes at least a couple of the smallish plates to make a meal, and dinner becomes a lingering aff…