Restaurants in Fitchburg

45% Off at The Side Door Grill and Tap

State-Langdon

$20 $11

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Chefs use local ingredients to create a menu of pub food such as burgers, sandwiches, and flatbread pizzas paired with craft beers

48% Off Neapolitan Cuisine at Naples 15

Old Market Place

$40 $21

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Chef from Naples, Italy, offers cuisine such as fresh scallops, shrimp, and mussels over linguine and ziti with a three-meat ragu sauce

$15 Off American Fare and Seafood at Bourbon Street Grille

Monona

$30 $15

Louisiana flavors come to Wisconsin with menu of po boys, etouffee, jambalaya, and other seafood platters

50% Off Pub Food at Mr. J's Bar and Grill

Loves Park

$20 $10

Build-your-own burgers with blue or american cheese; delicate lake perch with soup or salad; hawaiian pizza with pineapple and jalapeño

Up to 50% Off Chinese Food at Quick Wok

Quick Wok

$10 $5.50

Popular Chinese dishes such as mongolian beef, orange chicken, and general tso's chicken

45% Off at Bahia Mexican Restaurant

Northeast

$20 $11

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Seafood specialties such as octopus in spicy sauce and whole red snapper complement classic tacos, enchiladas, and drinks

Half Off American Food at Shooter's Bar & Grill

Rockford

$40 $20

Restaurant within a bowling alley flips hamburgers, dips wings in sauce, and bakes large pizzas

Half Off Billiards and Drinks

Signal Hill

$10 $5

Players wash down Pepsi products during one- or two-hour sessions of billiards at a café with 17 tables

Up to 50% Off at Badger Bros Coffee

Platteville

$5 $2.75

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Tea, smoothies, italian sodas, and lemonade join a variety of coffee-based drinks, including the Rabid Badger!, a high-caf, flavored latte

$11 for Mexican Food at Quinta Carmina Mexican Restaurant and Cuisine

Belvidere

$20 $11

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Handmade Mexican ceramics and glassware surround guests as they dine on carnitas tortas, steak fajitas, fried sea bass, and stews

Up to 50% Off Casa Tequila Restaurant and Bar

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Steaks, Seafood, and Old World Fare at Eric's Porter - Haus

Waukesha

$40 $20

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Cooks sizzle up a variety of steak cuts, seafood, Old World classics inside a historic 1848 mansion

50% Off at Michael's Italian Restaurant

Waukesha

$30 $15

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Homemade pizza crusts and pastas topped with ladles of scratch-made sauce; fresh fish flown in from Chicago every morning

45% Off Mexican Food at Senor Tomas

Senor Tomas

$20 $11

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Eclectic family recipes of enchiladas and guava-glazed tilapia served amid decor inspired by Frida Kahlo

$11 for Latin American Cuisine at Antigua Real

Antigua Real

$20 $11

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A colorful diner littered with artwork from Central America soothes guests' art cravings while authentic dishes calm their hunger pangs

50% Off Coffee Drinks and Beans

Galena

$20 $10

The coffee is roasted to impart one of many flavors, including whiskey, marshmallow, pumpkin spice, and bacon

Half Off at New China Restaurant

New Berlin

$14 $7

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Egg foo young, lo mein, and other Chinese restaurant classics; boldly flavored dishes from the Sichuan and Hunan provinces

50% Off Steaks and Seafood at The Jail House Restaurant

West Bend

$30 $15

Fresh seafood entrees and steak-house favorites pair with specialty cocktails amid rustic wood panel of historic farmhouse

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Casa Di Giorgio

Casa di Giorgio

$20 $10

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Authentic Italian pasta, pizzas, and specialties pair with fine wines amid chandeliers and vibrant oil paintings

Up to 50% Off Magoo's Sports Bar

West Allis

$10 $5

Domestic and imported brews pair with 10 specialty burgers or philly cheesesteak sandwiches in a sports bar loaded with high-def TVs

$10 for Pub Food at Kokopelli's Pub & Grub

West Allis

$20 $10

Pan-seared catfish, fish tacos, and hand-formed burgers made with never-frozen beef

45% Off at Italian Express

West Allis

$20 $11

Housemade pastas are served with breadsticks and salad, and pizzas come in a range of varieties such as chicken alfredo and veggie deluxe

Up to Half Off American Food at Firewood Restaurant & Sports Lounge

McHenry

$20 $10

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Sports lounge serves burgers, pizzas, pastas, steak, fish, & more while 36 TVs air sports; champagne included in Sunday brunch

Up to 54% Off Brunch and Bloody Marys

Richmond

$37.90 $18

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Martini lounge with a 1940s elegance serves breakfast and lunch fare accompanied by bloody marys

Select Local Merchants

A zinc-topped bar snakes along one side of The Continental Fitchburg's dining room, its shimmering metallic surface cool to the touch. Imported from Germany in pieces and retro-fitted by a local metal fabricator, the bar is reminiscent of the traditional zinc bars of the early-20th-century European cafés and bistros that The Continental strives to emulate. Drawing on family recipes, the chefs prepare each dish with fresh and local ingredients, many of which are grown in their onsite garden. Soft lights dangle from the ceiling of the Wi-Fi-saturated dining room, illuminating martini and cocktail glasses alongside plates of upscale Italian fare. A private party room and large outdoor patio host groups of up to 125 people, roughly the same amount that attended the first Tupperware party thrown by Gertrude Stein.

2784 S Fish Hatchery Rd
Fitchburg,
WI
US

Carefully balancing starter platters stacked with housemade cornbread and frozen margaritas, the servers at Casa del Sol wind their way through the tables on the outdoor deck overlooking the water. As diners dig into burritos, the flavors of chicken or carnitas meld with garnishes of mango and pineapple or with ingredients from one of four other unique burritos. Meat dishes span many styles, from pork-loin medallions with garlic-adobo sauce to enchiladas verdes with a choice of meat or cheese filling. The inside dining area's bright yellow and purple walls adorned with paintings of whirling dancers complement the bright flavors of the dishes, often delicately evoked by cilantro, poblano chili pepper, or guacamole.

3040 Cahill Main
Fitchburg,
WI
US

Customers can pick up their meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays before 3 p.m. at the Madison location and before 6 p.m. at the Fitchburg location.

2881 Commerce Park Dr
Fitchburg,
WI
US

Behind State Street Brats' charming Old-World half-timbered façade, a convivial bar-and-grill atmosphere welcomes visitors to lively feastings of pub fare. With a special focus on sausages and cheesy meals, the menu celebrates the best-loved staples of Midwestern cuisine. Chefs serve up brats two traditional ways, with the Sheboygan-style white brat soaked in beer and red brats split open and grilled for a smoky flavor. Patrons can customize their orders at the condiment bar by slathering on a wide selection of toppings, such as tomatoes and sauerkraut, and picking the best flavor from a spread of local mustards, including Koops, Silver Spring, and Mustard Girl.

A two-time finalist for Madison Magazine’s Best Sports Bar, with a gold in 2011 and silver in 2012, State Street Brats relishes the company of happy regulars and avid sports fans there to catch games on the bar’s 25 TVs. Extensive cable and digital subscriptions keep crowds entertained with professional football and baseball or collegiate action. Four evenings a week, the second floor comes to life with a live DJ and a packed dance floor. Bartenders also keep fans on their toes with themed specials, such as Flip Night Tuesday, where patrons can flip a coin to determine how much their drinks cost.

603 State St
Madison,
WI
US

Cilantro Bar and Grill’s Rick Bayless–trained chefs forge contemporary cuisine using fresh produce, locally sourced meats, and recipes culled from the families of owners Armando Cristobal and his sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Gonzalo de Santiago. The kitchen builds meals from scratch at brunch, lunch, and dinner, sating appetites after brisk strolls around the Capitol or romantic narwhal rides across Lake Mendota. Orange walls complement the colors of game hen en escabeche, whose mashed sweet potatoes balance the savory flavors of an achiote garlic marinade, whereas stained-glass fixtures mimic the vibrant hues of cabernet sangria, hibiscus iced tea, and mango-cilantro margaritas. Diners can sample the cuisine of four different regions of Mexico by ordering the tamales surtidos, a sampler of four cornhusks stuffed with steamed corn masa flour. Cilantro also serves seven types of Mexican beer for guests to sip or toss at supporting actors during rehearsals for upcoming daytime TV roles.

7001 Tree Ln
Madison,
WI
US

All of Badgerland Bowling Centers' six locations have a lot in common. At each location, groups hurtle colorful balls down slick, glossy lanes, refueling at an onsite restaurant between matches. All of the alleys host birthday, work, and fundraising parties and tournaments such as the Badgerland Bowling 300 Club—which has doled out more than $35,000 in cash prizes since 2002—and the Badgerland Open, which welcomed 113 competitors in 2011, one of whom snagged a grand prize of $500 and 1,000 bragging rights.

But like sextuplets working undercover for the CIA, each center also maintains a unique identity. At Badger Bowl in Madison, live musicfloods the lanes on weekends, and dancers jump and jive on West Coast Swing nights on Wednesday. Nearby at Dream Lanes, laser and disco lights slice through fog amid thundering music during Ultra Bowling every Friday and Saturday evening.

506 E Badger Rd
Madison,
WI
US