Restaurants in Park West

$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

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

The Rock Bottom Brewery

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

$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

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

Ward’s House of Prime

Juneau Town

$30 $15

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

Thai Cuisine at Thai Lotus (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Thai Lotus

Silver City

$20 $11

Traditional thai noodles, curries, and stir-fries, along with Chinese favorites and Vietnamese-style pho soups

$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

Thai Carryout or Catering at Mai Thai Restaurant (Up to 62% Off). Three Options Available.

Mai Thai Restaurant

Lower East Side

$30 $18

Classic Thai dishes such as curry, fried rice, and pad thai, made according to diners' preferred levels of spice; custom catering available

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

La Perla

Walker's Point

$20 $11

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

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

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

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

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

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

$10 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at Kokopelli's Pub & Grub

Kokopelli's Pub & Grub

West Allis

$20 $10

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

Serbian Food at Old Town Serbian Gourmet Restaurant (Up to 58% Off). Three Options Available. 

Old Town Serbian Gourmet Restaurant

Milwaukee

$30 $15

Serbian food such as stuffed peppers slowly cooked in a light tomato sauce and serbian stews are served with dumplings

Mexican Food at Mr. WEBO's Mexican Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Mr. WEBO's Mexican Restaurant

Bay View

$20 $10

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Chic restaurant with outdoor patio serves updated Mexican classics like fish tacos with avocado crema alongside margaritas in 6 flavors

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

$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

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

Indian and Pakistani Food for Two or Four, or $20 for $30 Worth of Take-Out or Delivery from Kabana Grill

Kabana Grill

Airport West

$30 $17

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Chefs prepare slow-cooked meats, vegetarian curries, and hearty rice entrees with Pakistani and Indian flavors

Medium or Extra-Large Thin Crust Pizza Meal with Garlic Bread Sticks and Soda from Pizzeria Scotty (43% Off)

Pizzeria Scotty

West View

$19.18 $11

Carryout or delivery thin crust pizzas served with deep-fried garlic bread sticks and soda

Pub Food and Drinks at The Lodge (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

The Lodge

Cudahy

$20 $11

Wisconsin sports fan's dream bar features half-pound burgers, local brews on draft, and live broadcasts of local games

Burger Meal with Fries and Beer for Two or Four at Lakeside Pub and Grill (46% Off)

Lakeside Pub and Grill

Cudahy

$26 $14

Half-pound patties can be topped with bacon, ham, a fried egg, portobello cap, and assortment of cheeses such as provolone or cheddar

$69 for a Four-Course Wine and Steak Dinner at Sheridan's Restaurant ($118 Value)

Sheridan's Restaurant

Cudahy

$118 $69

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Diners sup on steak, dessert, and wine in historic boutique hotel dating back to 1911

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Casa Di Giorgio

Casa Di Giorgio

Casa di Giorgio

$20 $10

(19)

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

$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Sub Sandwiches and Soups at The Sub Station ($24 Value)

The Sub Station

New Berlin

$8 $4

Classic submarine sandwiches are made-to-order with your choice of protein and any combination of up to 15 toppings

American and European Cuisine at Rbg Bar & Grill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Rbg Bar & Grill

Menomonee Falls

$30 $15

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Eatery in the Radisson Menomonee Falls dishes out cuisine such as lamb burgers, club wraps, shrimp benedicts, and stuffed potato skins

Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine — Casa Tequila Restaurant and Bar Valid Sunday, Monday 11 AM - 10 PM

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

Steaks, Seafood, and Old World Specialties at Eric's Porter - Haus (50% Off). Two Options Available.

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

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Michael's Italian Restaurant

Michael's Italian Restaurant

Waukesha

$30 $15

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

$11 for $20 Worth of Cheeseburgers, Salads, and Local Beers at The Spot on Sunset

The Spot on Sunset

Waukesha

$20 $11

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Locals love the Friday fish fry at this neighborhood eatery that serves up burgers, salads, and a selection of local brews

$15 for $30 Worth of Steaks, Seafood, and More at The Jail House Restaurant in West Bend

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

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Taco Amigo

Taco Amigo

Taco Amigo

$20 $11

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Classic Mexican spices and sauces decorate servings of cactus, seafood, and steak, all sautéed or wrapped in tortillas

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

Pub Food at The Hairy Lemon Irish Pub (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Hairy Lemon Irish Pub

Richfield

$22 $11

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Hearty pub favorites at this laid-back eatery include Cowboy burgers with barbecue sauce and onion rings, chicken wings, and cheese nuggets

International Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Vero International Cuisine (Up to 50% Off)

Vero International Cuisine

Racine

$29 $15

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Inventive dishes combine elements of American and international cuisines

Performance and Dinner and Dessert for Two, Four, or Eight at Memories Dinner Theater (Up to 49% Off)

Memories Dinner Theater

Port Washington

$66 $40

Actors perform comedies, dramas, and musicals; guests enjoy dinner before the start of the show

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Senor Tomas

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

$20 for $40 Worth of Eclectic Midwestern Cuisine at Heaven City

Heaven City

Vernon

$40 $20

(104)

Named one of the city's Best Romantic Restaurants by CityVoter, eatery serves wood-grilled steaks, succulent seafood, and midwestern cuisine

Feast for Takeout or Delivery, or $10 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Wings, & More at Michaleno's Pizzeria

Michaleno's Pizzeria

Inside Paradise Plaza

$20 $10

Family run pizzeria makes double-crust stuffed pizzas and specialty pies, such as gyro pizza, along with wings and fried fish buckets

$11 for $20 Worth of Latin American Cuisine and Drinks at Antigua Real

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

Burger Meal for Two or Four with Fries, Coleslaw, and Soda at Bic's Place (Up to 45% Off)

Bic's Place

Belgium

$20 $11

Burgers served at a sports bar with eight big-screen TVs, as well as indoor and outdoor sand volleyball courts

$9 for $15 Worth of Tex-Mex Food — Houston's Bar & Grill- Houston's Corner Bar

Houstons Bar & Grill

Washington

$15 $9

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

$11 for $20 Worth of Authentic Tex-Mex Cuisine at Grande Lettys

Grande Lettys

Antioch

$20 $11

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Diners chow down on a variety of Tex-Mex dishes, including enchiladas, burritos, and tacos with fillings such as steak or beans and cheese

Pizza Meal for Two or Four with Appetizer Sampler and Soft Drinks at Rocky's Pizzeria (Up to 54% Off)

Rocky's Pizzeria

Lindenhurst

$21.72 $10

Bite into your choice of three appetizers, such as chicken fingers, tater tots, and fried shrimp, plus handmade cheese pizzas

All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Brunch for Two or Four at Olive Black Martini Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Olive Black Martini Lounge

Richmond

$23.90 $14

Pairs and pairs of pairs load up on brunch items during all-you-can-eat Sunday feast

$13 for $20 Worth of Pizza for Delivery or Takeout at Mike's Pizza

Mike's Pizza

Gages Lake

$10 $6.50

Create your own deep dish or hand tossed pizza from 15 toppings, 3 crust flavors, and sauces such as alfredo or barbecue

12" One-Topping Pizza with Two Summer Shandys or 16" Pizza with Four Summer Shandys at Jesse Oaks (Up to 47% Off)

Jesse Oaks

Jesse Oaks

$19.40 $11

Enjoy pizza and shandy at this pub, which boasts indoor and outdoor volleyball courts, live DJs, and 35 HD flat screens, and karaoke nights

$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Breakfast and Diner Food at IHOP

IHOP

Waukegan

$14 $7

The national brand delivers pancakes, eggs, and bacon in varying combinations alongside burgers, sandwiches, and other diner fare

Two or Three $10 Groupons for Hot Dogs, Burgers, and Sandwiches at Slott's Hots

Slott's Hots

Libertyville

$10 $6

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Classic hot-dog joint food, including hot dogs, polishes, burgers, italian beef, and gyros, pair with creamy shakes and cheese fries

American Lunch, Dinner, and Brunch at Firewood Restaurant & Sports Lounge (Up to Half Off). Five Options Available.

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

Italian Food and Pizza for Dinner at Marzano's Wood Fired Italian (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Marzano's Wood Fired Italian

McHenry

$35 $19

Wood-fired oven cooks certified-authentic neapolitan pizzas; other dishes include baked ziti, gnocchi with vodka sauce, and seared scallops

Chicago-Style Pizza for Two or Four or Takeout at Gino's East (Up to 49% Off)

Gino's East

Libertyville

$20 $11

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Known for its deep-dish pies and popular sauage topping, the pizzeria team also crafts thin-crust pies and Italian classics such as lasagna

$5.99 for a Large One-Topping Pizza from Papa Murphy's ($11 Value)

Papa Murphy's

Delavan

$11 $5.99

Take ‘N’ Bake pizzas with fresh dough topped with ingredients in customized or pre-selected combos

Sandwich or Pizza Meal with Gellato for Two or Four at Mancino's Pizza & Grinders (Up to 49% Off)

Mancino's Pizza & Grinders

Multiple Locations

$21.48 $11

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Sandwiches from meatball subs to Cuban grinders; pizzas decorated with gyro meat, feta, and other adventurous toppings

Casual Italian Food at La Rosa Pizzeria & Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

La Rosa Pizzeria & Restaurant

Vernon Hills

$20 $11

(24)

Homestyle Italian food such as chicken alfredo and margherita pizzas, asiago-stuffed gnocchi, homemade lasagna, and capicola sandwiches

Casual American Food for Two or Four at Backstage Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Backstage Bar & Grill

Fond du Lac

$20 $11

Comforting and casual American meals, such as half-pound burgers with fries, gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, and chicken-bacon-ranch wraps

Mexican Cuisine for Two or Four at La Casa De Isaac (Up to 44% Off)

La Casa De Isaac

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

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Hailing from the Mexican city of Huitzuco, Isaac and Moishe Nava serve the dishes they learned from their mother, Florencia

Upscale American Food for Dinner at Nieto's (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Nieto's

Highland Park

$60 $35

(22)

While seated in a cozy supper-club-style leather booth, patrons dig into braised beef short ribs, lobster cobb salads, and bone-in chops

Burger Meal for Two with Appetizers or $10 for $20 Worth of American Food at Scoreboard

Scoreboard

Lake Zurich

$20 $10

(7)

Nachos piled with beans, melted cheese, and homemade chili precede half-pound burgers, seven kinds of sandwiches, and thin-crust pizzas

$15 for $30 Worth of Mediterranean Dinner and Wine at Phoenicia Mediterranean Restaurant

Phoenicia

Highland Park

$30 $15

Kosher beef, chicken, lamb and fresh seafood prepared with Mediterranean recipes passed down from generation to generation

Barbecue for Two at Crystal Lake Rib House (Up to 50% Off)

Crystal Lake Ribhouse

Crystal Lake Rib House

$30 $15

Baby back ribs, chargrilled burgers, and chili served at restaurant praised by the Chicago Sun-Times

$15 for Three Vouchers, Each Good for $10 Off Your Bill at Tony's Subs ($30 Value)

Tony's Subs

Deerfield

$10 $5

(22)

Sandwiches crafted with Gonnella-brand bread, meats, cheeses, and veggies can be paired with chips, salads, and drinks

$20 for 4-Punch Card, Each Punch Good for $10 Worth of Diner Fare at Kevin's Place ($40 Total Value)

Kevin's Place

Deerfield

$40 $20

(110)

Old-fashioned diner specializes in rib-sticking breakfast food such as omelets, skillets, waffles, and Mexican variations

Indian Lunch at India House (50% Off).

India House

Buffalo Grove

$20 $10

(136)

Vegetable samosas, shrimp madras, bombay lamb chops, chicken tikka masala, and spinach sauce with homemade paneer

Premium Meats and Deli Sides, Ham Dinner, or Catering at HoneyBaked Ham of Crystal Lake (Up to 53% Off)

HoneyBaked Ham of Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake

$30 $15

Cured hams hardwood-smoked for 24+ hours, available on sandwiches with other meats or as part of a dinner with two Heat & Serve sides

One Five-Topping 8 Corner Pizza and One Order of Deep Dish Bread at Jet's Pizza (40% Off)

Jet's Pizza in Wheeling

Wheeling

$29.93 $18

(42)

Crispy crust & gooey cheese ferry fresh toppings into stomachs on five-topping 8 Corner Pizza accompanied by an order of Deep Dish Bread

$25 for one $25 eGift Card with $10 Bonus Card, All Valid for Italian Cuisine at Buca di Beppo ($35 Value)

Buca di Beppo

Multiple Locations

$35 $25

Indulge in authentic Italian dishes served family-style that include Cheesy Bread Florentine, Veal Parmigiana, and Baked Ziti

$20 for $40 Worth of Upscale American Cuisine and Drinks at Cadwell's Grille

Cadwell's Grille

Deerfield

$40 $20

Cooking Academy of Chicago graduate serves up barbecue baby back ribs, flatbread pizzas, and walnut-crusted salmon with asparagus

Mediterranean Cuisine or Take-Out at Bait Cafe (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Bait Cafe

Buffalo Grove

$20 $11

(23)

Chefs prepare fresh hummus in house, marinate and grill New Zealand baby lamb chops, and brew Turkish coffee

Hibachi Cuisine for Dinner on Friday–Sunday or Monday–Thursday at Kegon (Up to Half Off)

Kegon

Northbrook

$40 $20

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Filet mignon, scallops, and swordfish steaks seared on hibachi grills

$17 for a 16" Pizza with an Appetizer and Two Beers or Sodas at Lou's Pizza Factory ($32.45 Value)

Lou's Pizza Factory

Arlington Heights

$32.45 $17

Pizza topped with the topping of your choice such as green pepper or sausage; mozzarella sticks, breaded eggplant, and onion ring appetizers

$60 Worth of Mediterranean Food at Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill

Pita Pita Mediterrean Grill

Palatine

$20 $11

Chicken shawarma and grilled shish kebabs pair with hummus and baba ghanouj

$22 for $40 Worth of Supper-Club Dinner Fare at Palm Court Arlington Heights

Palm Court - Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights

$40 $22

Hospitality-driven owners check in with diners between courses as piano tunes fill friendly cocktail lounge

$22 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Mandile's Italian Ristorante

Mandile's Italian Ristorante

Algonquin

$40 $22

Homemade pastas made daily, with gluten-free and whole-wheat options available; brick-oven pizzas paired with wine from Italy and California

$16 for $30 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Cucina Bella in Algonquin

Cucina Bella

Algonquin

$30 $16

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2010 Best of the Fox winner layers homemade lasagna, drizzles beef medallions in gorgonzola cream & stirs handcrafted sauces in open kitchen

$25 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Naomi Sushi

Naomi Sushi

Prospect Heights

$40 $25

Sushi chef uses fresh ingredients to create Godzilla, Wild dragon, Volcano, and more specialty rolls.

Pub Food and Drinks for Lunch, Dinner, or Takeout at House of Music Entertainment (Up to 50% Off)

House of Music Entertainment

Prospect Heights

$20 $10

(45)

Guests tuck into inventive pub food such as cordon bleu chimichangas at a sports bar with self-pour table taps, 40 draft beers, and 80 TVs

$40 or $80 Off Your Dinner Bill – Tapas and Drinks for Two or Four People at La Tasca Tapas Restaurant

La Tasca Tapas Restaurant

Arlington Heights

$40 $20

(194)

Hot and cold tapas, Spanish paella, and roasted-meat dishes served alongside rich, flavorful Spanish wine; live Latin music

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5 O'Clock Steakhouse: A User’s Guide

Award-Winning Steak House | Classic Surf 'n' Turf | Live Entertainment | Californian Wines | Supper-Club Decor

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: shrimp cocktail
  • Entree: bacon-wrapped fillet with blue cheese
  • Drink: Rodney Strong merlot from Sonoma

When to Go: Try to plan your dinner for a Friday night around 8 p.m. That’s when musicians hit the adjoining Alley Cat Lounge stage, playing everything from oldies and jazz to modern rock and R&B.



Inside Tip: Show up hungry. All meals come with a salad, relish tray, and sourdough bread with butter and honey. A side of butter-sauteéd mushrooms also accompanies every steak.



Media Mentions: Over the years, 5 O’Clock has drawn national attention. The Travel Channel featured it on the program Steak Paradise, Saveur magazine named it one of the best steak houses in the country, and Travel + Leisure said it has a "Mad Men vibe."



Behind the Name: According to the restaurant's lore, the steak house got its name from an alarm clock that would ring every day at 5 p.m., alerting customers that it was time for a free drink.



While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Tour the Tripoli Shrine Center (3000 W. Wisconsin Avenue), a replica of the Taj Mahal and a member of the National Register of Historic Places.

After: If the entertainment at the Alley Cat Lounge isn't to your taste, head over to The Coffee House (631 N. 19th Street), which offers acoustic music and poetry performances.

2416 W State St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

At Loucci's NY Pizza, chefs bake the eatery's titular pie in the classic New York style, a thin, toothsome, bubbly crust loaded with savory sauce, cheese, and toppings. Guests sink their teeth into slices of pizza covered in feta cheese, veggies, or italian sausage, or dig in to hearty spaghetti dinners, baked lasagna, or Greek gyros.

4720 W Lisbon Ave
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

In 1999, Dave Sobelman was serving burgers and pitchers of beer to blue collar workers in the rough and rugged Menomonee Valley. With the checks he cashed on weekends from the humble factory workers he began ordering some of the finest ingredients for this burgers - locally baked country-butter rolls and the best beef available.

Then one day, Dave walked out of his burger bar and saw a newspaper stand for the Shepherd Express. The cover story highlighted the Top 5 "Pub Grub" locations in Milwaukee and Dave's did not make the list. This omission was a turning point in Sobelman's history.

After seeing the article, Dave called the author of the story and invited him over for a burger. The local writer came into Sobelman's the next day and sat at the bar, ordered a PLAIN burger, and a beer. That very next week, Dave Sobelman had his own feature article on the front page of the Shepherd Express praising the burgers at Sobelman's Pub and Grill as the absolute best in Milwaukee.

Dave became wild with the possibility of fame after seeing his name and acclaimed burger in print. So with the help of this wife - Melanie - Dave began placing his energies into continuously providing the most quality ingredients and best tasting menu he could create for the public - and of course this menu included drinks. Dave's location is after all, a storied Schlitz tavern.

It's really not what's inside the glass that makes Sobelman's Pub and Grill's signature bloody mary stand out. The drink, or "Bloody Masterpiece" as it's affectionally called (not to be confused with the "Baconado" or "Crown Mary"), arrives with 13 garnishes. Brussels sprouts, celery, sausage, cheese, and even a cheeseburger slider stick out of the drink like an edible bouquet. The creative drink has garnered many fans, not to mention a feature on Good Morning America.

That slider garnish serves as an introduction to Sobelman's menu. The husband-and-wife team will proudly tell you that they have always had the best burgers in Milwaukee, and they back up the claim with a 2013 Readers’ Choice Award from Milwaukee Magazine and three other local Best Burger Awards in the last 3 plus years. Each Certified Prime Black Angus patty is sandwiched between a fresh baked country-butter roll and rests beneath toppings such as homemade chili, diced jalapeño, or The Piggyback's pork belly, which comes drizzled in bourbon sauce. These burgers have often been imitated around the city, but never duplicated. Aside from burgers, the cooks craft chicken cordon bleu sandwiches and host a Friday fish fry with beer-battered cod.

Despite the creativity shown on the menu, Sobelman's Pub and Grill's original location on St. Paul Avenue has a timeless element. The Sobelmans make great use of their building and they've kept original Schlitz tavern elements such as beer-barrel tables and strict adherence to the law of gravity in the revived Menomonee Valley neighborhood. Simply put, Sobelman's Pub and Grill is Classic Milwaukee.

1900 W Saint Paul Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Beers unfurl from taps into sparkling pints at O’Brien’s Irish Pub, ready for hearty sips or splashes from ping-pong balls during bar-sanctioned games of beer pong. In between rounds of darts and cheers for pro teams playing on the bar’s TVs, patrons dig into a menu of house-roasted prime rib sandwiches, taco pizza, and Guinness french onion soup. O’Brien’s also welcomes tailgaters before every home Brewers game, and provides two complimentary shuttle busses to and from the stadium.

4928 W Vliet St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

You can write on nearly every surface at The Loaded Slate. A slate strip runs down the bar for tabulating tips, wooden tables have hunks of slate where you can copy the chalk drawings by local student artists decorating the walls, and even the glasses have surfaces you can chalk your name onto in case you forget every word except "slate." The bar delivers on the promise of its name in other respects, too, with a menu loaded with filling pub sandwiches and nights packed with games, sporting events, and DJ sets. According to OnMilwaukee.com's 2011 profile, co-owner Joe Kuntz built drop-leaf tables that can be folded flat against the wall after the kitchen closes to flood the space with revelers. "We're family friendly till 10," explains co-owner Shawn Mellon. "Then we become strictly a bar."

During dinnertime, half-pound Angus burgers and the chef's panini of the month arrive with a pile of pub fries, waffle fries, homemade chips, rosemary red potatoes, or coleslaw. Poultry sandwiches also abound, with baked chicken piled with pineapple and pepper jack or assembled day-after-Thanksgiving style with provolone, spinach, and cranberry mustard. Throughout the night, five taps may pump out Strongbow cider, frothy Guinness, and New Glarus Spotted Cow Ale, which refreshes between bites of nachos made on a base of seasoned waffle fries, or reuben sticks, a fried wonton containing the sandwich's famous fillings and last words. Visitors spill out onto the patio on balmy nights, or pile into the back room—dubbed The Tailgate Zone because of the Ford and Chevy pickup beds jutting from the wall—to watch sports on a laptop-compatible projection TV, a 46-inch TV, and two 26-inch TVs.

1137 N Old World 3rd St
Milwaukee,
WI
US