Restaurants in Downtown Milwaukee

Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four at Port of Call (48% Off)

Port of Call

Kilbourn Town

Classic menu features seafood specialties such as salmon, scallops & Port of Call’s signature whitefish alongside other Wisconsin favorites

$95 $49

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Two Groupons, Each Good for a Smoothie and Wrap or Breakfast Sandwich at Refuge Smoothie Cafe (Up to 52% Off)

Refuge Smoothie Cafe

Multiple Locations

Smoothie pros blend made-to-order libations using fruit and vegetables and offer a selection of healthy wraps and breakfast sandwiches

$12.48 $7

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$20 for $40 Worth of German Food and Drinks at Karl Ratzsch’s

Karl Ratzsch's

Juneau Town

Chefs ladle pan gravy across crackling pork shank, roast duck, and Wiener schnitzel under wooden ceiling beams and antique beer steins

$40 $20

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$15 for $30 Worth of Steak-House Cuisine at Ward’s House of Prime

Ward’s House of Prime

Juneau Town

Featured on the Travel Channel for its enormous slabs of prime rib, served alongside veal, seafood, and pasta plates

$30 $15

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$16 for a Barbecue Sampler at Red Rock Saloon ($36.98 Value)

Red Rock Saloon

Milwaukee

Barbecue samplers and 13 housemade barbecue sauces served in a restaurant that has a mechanical bull and was featured on Man v. Food

$36.98 $16

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$10 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food — Cafe La Paloma

Cafe La Paloma

Walker's Point

Come for lunch and stay for dinner

$20 $10

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Barbecue Dinner for Two or Four at Ashley's Que (Up to 50% Off)

Ashley's Que

Walker's Point

Laid-back eatery cooks up comfort food such as beef short ribs, deep-fried catfish, and twice-baked potatoes

$30 $15

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$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at La Perla

La Perla

Walker's Point

Margaritas, shrimp fajitas, taco salad, and mexican pizza served in a colorful dining room centered on a mechanical chili pepper

$20 $11

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Caribbean-Themed Bar Food for Two or Four at Mango's Tropical Bar and Grill (Up to 57% Off)

Mango's Tropical Bar & Grill

Milwaukee

Bar, club, and tiki lounge serves up everything from empanadas to juicy lucy burgers while DJs spin dance-inducing beats

$63.85 $30

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American Dinner with Wine or Beer for Two or Four at The Hotch Spot (Up to 52% Off)

The Hotch Spot

Lower East Side

Options include california and barbecue burgers and pizza and portobello philly subs accompanied by beer or wine

$42 $21

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Fresh Stuffed Pitas for Dine-In, Carryout, or Delivery from Pita Pit (Up to 40% Off)

Pita Pit

East Side

Pitas stuffed with meat, veggies, and breakfast fixings and topped with sauces

$20 $12

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From their vantage point inside the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel, diners at Kil@Wat can treat themselves to panoramic vistas of the city, including the bright lights of the neighboring Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Inside the kitchen, chefs use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible to craft elegant meals fit for the awe-inspiring views. This focus on freshness and seasonality translates to a menu of upscale American comfort dishes such as pan-roasted whitefish from Lake Superior and braised short ribs with roasted garlic mash and wild mushroom jus. A staff pastry chef puts her own inventive twist on dessert, concocting delicacies such as peanut-butter-and-chocolate cheesecake with pretzel bark for an added crunch.

These gourmet morsels unite with the restaurant’s elegant décor to forge a luxurious, memorable dining experience. Vibrant chartreuse accents compliment orange suede chairs and crisp white tablecloths. Large light boxes cast a soft glow over people as they sip wine from the extensive list or pose as window washers to get in without a reservation.

100 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop boasts a full menu of made-to-order sandwiches built from house-cooked meats and produce that's delivered daily. Guests can gobble up the Bobbie, an AOL's Lemondrop award-winning sandwich that unites homemade pulled turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayonnaise ($6.75 for a 9"). Or meat-seekers can paint the palate red with a SlawBeJo—a behemoth bovine sub roll enshrouding roast beef, provolone cheese, russian dressing, cole slaw, and mayonnaise ($6.75 for a 9"). Leaving no tongue behind, Capriotti's caters to all dietary desires with various vegetarian options and a slew of thirst quenchers designed to tickle the taste buds beneath a sea of bubbly satisfaction.

111 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

In the 14th century, John Hawk was becoming an English maritime legend. Because he was one of the greatest soldiers of fortune, Rome, Pisa, Milan, and Florence all sought his services. In 1972, he became the slice of English history that set the tone for John Hawks Pub.

Appropriately, the venue overlooks the waterfront, with its dining patio jutting out several feet over the river. There, guests tuck into a newly revamped menu of English-style pub grub and stateside favorites. The menu includes Ward’s prime-rib sandwich, an import from new owner Brian Ward, whose prime rib won acclaim from the Travel Channel’s Big Beef Paradise. Dangling wrought-iron chandeliers surround a massive stone hearth, enclosed in walls paneled with wood stained so darkly it almost appears black. Above, a circular stained-glass ceiling displays English heraldry and scenes from John Hawk’s life, depicting him captaining a storm-tossed ship or beating Poseidon in the Sea-Doo race that won him the ability to drink ocean water.

100 E Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Until science allows customized breezes to play concertos through trees and tuned blades of grass, people must fetch their concertos from live musicians. Today's Groupon sings to the ears with premium orchestra-seat tickets to Ohlsson Plays Chopin by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for $20, a $57 value. In two performance dates at the stunning Uihlein Hall on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3, at 8 p.m., pianist Garrick Ohlsson will capture and tame Frédéric Chopin's famous Piano Concerto No. 2 and two other solo piano pieces in celebration of Chopin's 200th birthday.

700 N Water St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

The owners of Sven's Café pride themselves on being ahead of their time—when Steve Goretzko and his business partner George Voglis began roasting in 1989, they were among the first in Wisconsin to specialize in fair-trade and organic coffee. After Sven’s Organic Coffee Company began to take off, Goretzko decided to open Sven’s Café in Bay View; eventually, he added another location in downtown Milwaukee.

Goretzko hails from Berlin, and Sven’s Café has a decidedly European feel; baristas use Probot and Gothot German roasters to brew fresh java, for example. Sven’s coffee beans hail from the world over, harvested in far-flung locales including Africa, Indonesia, South America, Hawaii, and the moon. The café also serves breakfast sandwiches, paninis, salads, and soups.

624 North Water Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Fire on Water?s name conjures a mental image of pizzas, cocktails, and beer floating together on a blazing lake. The flame-licked menu sizzles with a diverse lineup of pies that range from simple and elegant margherita pizzas topped with tomatoes, sweet basil, and mozzarella. In addition to pizzas, the kitchen also dispenses boneless chicken wings, and wonton-wrapped mozzarella sticks with more cheese than a selfish mousetrap. Each day of the week brings a new drink special to the bar, which houses more than 50 kinds of beer and a lengthy selection of liquors to be hoisted toward weekly events and live music.

518 N Water St
Milwaukee,
WI
US