Food & Drink in Milwaukee

$11 for $20 Worth of Beer and Food at Fire on Water

Fire on Water

Downtown Milwaukee

$20 $11

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Patrons can sip on 50+ beers at bar with comfortable lounge seating that features live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights

Alcoholic Drinks for Two or Four, or VIP Bottle Service for Up to 10 at Hot Water Wherehouse (Half Off)

Hot Water Wherehouse

Harbor View

$30 $15

(10)

Bottle service includes Absolut or Ketel One vodka

Two Large Pizzas or Pizza, Sandwiches, and Appetizers for Dine-In or Takeout from Tarantino (Up to 50% Off)

Tarantino

Fairview

$31 $16

Shrimp and black olive specialty pizza highlights a menu of pizzas, pasta, hot sandwiches, and appetizers

$69 for Dinner for Two with Drinks, Salads and Sides at Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue

Carson's

Milwaukee

$94 $69

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Barbecue restaurant serves baby-back ribs, legendary caesar salad and famous au gratin potatoes

Turkish Cuisine for Dine-In Dinner or Takeout at Tulip Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Tulip Restaurant

Historic Third Ward

$30 $15

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Fresh-baked pita accompanies kebabs, baklava, and housemade ravioli served amid Cream City brick walls

Seasonal New American Dinner for Two at Tess (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Tess

East Side

$50 $27

Chefs procure ingredients from local farmers for entrees such as pan-seared beef tenderloin

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

Karl Ratzsch's

Juneau Town

$40 $20

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

American Cuisine at On The Clock Bar & Grill (50% Off). Four Options Available.

On The Clock Bar & Grill

Milwaukee

$30 $15

Twelve signature half-pound Angus burgers, four types of mac and cheese, and build-your-own pizzas; Friday fish fry and a gluten-free menu

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

Ashley's Que

Walker's Point

$30 $15

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

$10 for $20 Worth of English-Inspired Pub Food at John Hawks Pub

John Hawks Pub

Juneau Town

$20 $10

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Around a stone hearth, an English-style pub serves American and English staples, including a peppercorn-crusted burger and shepherd's pie

Brunch for Two or Four with Bottomless Mimosas or $30 Worth of Pub Fare at Upper 90 Sports Pub (Up to 51% Off)

Upper 90 Sports Pub

Kilbourn Town

$70 $35

Inside century-old Schlitz saloon, bartenders pour craft brews as guests sup on twists of gastropub food that incorporate local brands

Packers Legend Santana Dotson All-You-Can-Drink Brewers Game Bus Trip for 2 or 4 from Horny Goat Brew Pub (Up to 40% Off)

Horny Goat Brew Pub

Bay View

$200 $120

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Ride along to the Brewers' game while enjoying brewpub food and drinks and mingling with former Super Bowl winners

$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Gourmet Grilled-Cheese Sandwiches ($30 Total Value)

Melthouse Bistro

Lower East Side

$15 $9

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Bistro toasts Wisconsin cheese, meats, and veggies between slices of locally baked breads, and suggests pairings with craft beers

Casual American Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Sandbar Sports Pub (50% Off)

Sandbar Sports Pub

Pewaukee

$20 $10

Classic American dishes such as mushroom-and-swiss burgers, beer-battered cod, turkey-bacon wraps, and vegetarian pizzas

$20 for $40 Worth of Spanish Food for Dinner at España Tapas House

España Tapas House

Kilbourn Town

$40 $20

Cured meats, goat cheese baked in a roasted tomato-basil sauce, and braised short ribs; five types of sangria

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

The Hotch Spot

Lower East Side

$42 $21

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

$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Two Drinks and Pub Chips at The Irish Pub (Up to $38 Value)

The Irish Pub

Historic Third Ward

$19 $9

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Riverside Irish pub serves myriad tap brews including Blue Moon and Guinness, plus hand-cut fries with malt vinegar and garlic mayo

$7.50 for $15 Worth of American Food and Drinks for Two or More at Bigg's Roadhouse

Bigg's Roadhouse

Wauwatosa

$15 $7.50

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Black Angus burgers, thin-crust pizzas, and rotisserie chicken in a roadside pub with 12 televisions

Cheesesteaks and American Food for Two or Four at Chubby's Cheesesteaks (50% Off)

Chubby's Cheesesteaks

Lower East Side

$24 $12

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Expansive menu of more than 15 made-to-order chicken, steak, and veggie cheesesteak sandwiches, plus gyros, long burgers, and fried chicken

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When Sababa's founder and head chef, Ed Wahhab, isn’t whipping up a homestyle menu of Middle Eastern dishes, he can be found in the dining room reading diners' fortunes in the bottoms of their cups of Arabic coffee. Ed’s banter and his love of card tricks create a sense of camaraderie that fills Sababa—Hebrew and Arabic slang for "awesome"—as patrons settle in at the bar, puff strawberry-daiquiri-flavored hookah on the patio, or sample housemade hummus and falafel.

Putting a modern American slant on traditional Mediterranean cuisine, the kitchen flavors beef sliders with kifta spices and creates nachos with pita chips, feta and cheddar cheese, lemon tahini sauce, and a medley of garbanzo beans and vegetables. Bartenders pour wine, crack open bottled beers, and mix up specialty cocktails, such as a manhattan with cardamom and a French martini, whose blend of Chambord, pineapple juice, and vanilla vodka is served in the traditional French way, by a weeping clown.

391 East State Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Twelve hundred wings. Fifteen hundred wings. One hundred and sixty pounds of wings. These were the numbers that purveyors reported selling at the first annual WingFest Milwaukee, held at Potawatomi Bingo Casino in 2011. This year, the awingthing.com-sponsored event will be held at The Garage inside the Harley-Davidson Museum. 16 vendors will cook sauce-soaked buffalo wings onsite as attendees chow down and sip unlimited beer samples. In addition to kudos from guests on the festival’s most flavorful wing, each eatery vies for trophies such as the Wing King Award for best overall wing, the Scorching Lips Award for best hot wing, and the Miss Wing Award for prettiest wing covered in lipstick. Live music from local Wisconsin artists such as Zachary Wade⎯a singer-songwriter and cover artist who has appeared at every WingFest thus far⎯and a wing-eating competition round out the day’s festivities.

500 West Canal Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US

At Paje' Restaurant and Lounge, owners Temacca McMurtry and Devon Dent welcome diners with warm, friendly service and heaping plates of satisfying southern cuisine. The restaurant takes its name from the McMurtry family's ancestral home in Africa, hinting at the careful attention paid to tradition, even displayed in the menu's sides of seasonal veggies, creamy shrimp and grits, and caramelized candied yams. The bill of fare infuses classic country feasts with modern twists, such as its fried green tomatoes layered with creamy mozzarella or its chicken wings sided with the kitchen's signature red-velvet waffles. The space itself captures the restaurant's blend of past and present, with rugged, 70-year-old brick walls updated by sleek blond-wood accents, geometric light fixtures, and portals into deep space.

2213 N. Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Milwaukee, WI.
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Vintage photos paper the walls of Don Tilo’s Mexican Restaurant, illustrating the stories of the two families who own the place: the Zarates and the Maldonados. Mayan art and charro hats nod to both clans’ Mexican heritage as windows frame views of Milwaukee’s south side, the place they’ve called home for the past 40 years. Meanwhile, checkerboard floors summon the spirit of a 1950s diner, with tres leches cake and margaritas in place of apple pie and milk shakes. In the dining room, friends and neighbors gather around plates of tostadas and chimichangas packed with crunch and more spice than a salsa band covered in salsa. On weekends, diners can enjoy specials such as pozole—a meaty hominy stew served with cabbage and radishes—as they drink in the sounds of electric guitars and a baby grand piano.

2075 South 13th Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Dressed in skinny black ties and pressed white shirts, pumping '80s hip-hop from an enormous boombox, American Euros' founders made a name for themselves as one of the most entertaining food vendors on the streets of Milwaukee. After dishing out savory chicken, veggie, and traditional beef-and-lamb gyros from their food cart, the trio brought their tasty Greek-American-Turkish cuisine to a brick-and-mortar restaurant on Oakland Avenue. Guests can chow down on Turkish doner kebabs - the popular German street food that American Euros has deliciously added to the Milwaukee food scene - or gyros loaded with flavorful ingredients and topped with sauces like tzatziki and Sriracha. Guests can also quell hunger pangs with a BLT, chicken Thai, or bacon chicken ranch sandwich served with fresh-cut fries.

3133 N Oakland Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

"You will have fun here." That's the prediction of one Shepherd Express writer who visited Ashley's Que, a Walker's Point barbecue joint operated by a trio of seasoned pit-masters. It's true, the atmosphere here seems geared toward laid-back fun; blues songs drift from the speakers, guests sip draft beer next to a fieldstone fireplace, and bartenders mix drinks such as the nutmeg-laced bourbon milk punch. And we haven't even gotten to the food yet.

This is definitely comfort food. Stacks of tender, saucy ribs and piles of beef brisket fill diners' plates, accompanied by sides such as deep-fried corn on the cob or twice-baked potatoes. Although most of the menu sticks to barbecue classics, there are some outliers, including the gyro sandwich.

124 West National Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US