Restaurants in Milwaukee

Up to 46% Off Seasonal New American Food at Tess

Riverside Park

$50 $27

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

Up to 44% Off Seasonal Cuisine at Prodigal Gastropub

Walker’s Point/Third Ward

$50 $28

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Seasonal menus tempt with such dishes as wagyu beef sliders, rabbit confit pot pie, buttermilk-poached chicken, and pumpkin cheesecake

$11 for Italian Food at Joey Buona’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

Juneau Town

$20 $11

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Italian eatery serves up family-style dishes such as oven-baked rigatoni, baked lasagna, and traditional thin-crust style pizza

Up to 58% Off at 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

50% Off at Brewski's Sports Club

Brewski's Sports Club

$30 $15

Chow down on juicy burgers topped with barbecue sauce or peppercorn-burgundy sauce while watching Brewers games on the TVs

50% Off Food and Drinks at Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern

Downtown Milwaukee

$20 $11

Dishes include catch of the day, jambalaya, New Glarus mussels, sesame-crusted Ahi Tuna, and fresh oysters, flown in daily

Half Off Pizza Meal from Pizzeria Scotty

Milwaukee

$19.18 $9.50

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

Up to 50% Off Pizza at Tarantino

Fairview

$31 $16

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

Up to Half Off at Thai Lotus

Silver City

$20 $11

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

Half Off Steaks at 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

Up to Half Off Café Cuisine at Verduras

Historic Third Ward

$20 $11

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Teas from all over the world pair with breakfast, hot and cold sandwiches, soups, and salads

Half Off at 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

Half Off Food and Drinks for Two or More at 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

50% Off Mexican Dinner at Fajitas Grill

Juneau Town

$30 $15

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Sizzling fajitas loaded with ingredients such as grilled steak, garden veggies, and roasted pineapple; margaritas made with oak-aged tequila

Up to 50% Off Thai Cuisine at Mai Thai Restaurant

Lower East Side

$30 $15

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Classic Thai dishes such as curry, fried rice, and pud thai, made according to diners' preferred levels of spice

45% Off Mexican Food and Drinks at 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

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

Up to 50% Off Pub Food at Showtime Sports Bar

Timmerman West

$35 $17.50

Five-star kitchen open til 1am daily; home of UFC Welter Weight champ Anthony Showtime Pettis, with UFC and MMA pay-per-view fights

45% Off Pizza and Bar Food at Happy Tap

West Allis

$20 $11

Neighborhood bar serves thin-crust pizza and garlic, cheesy, and pizza bread while games play on flat-screen televisions in the background

50% Off Pizza and Italian Cuisine at Rustico Pizzeria

Historic Third Ward

$30 $15

More than a dozen specialty pizzas and various pasta dishes, all of which can be made gluten-free, along with fresh salads

Rodizio Grill – Up to 46% Off Brazilian Steakhouse Dinner

Juneau Town

$109.98 $59

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Rodizio gauchos cut slices of rotisserie-grilled meats from skewers table-side, filling plates with steak, chicken, and pork

50% Off Turkish Cuisine at 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

Karma Bar & Grill – Up to 55% Off Comedy Show and Dinner

Lower East Side

$60.97 $30

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Midwestern comedians entertain guests as they dine on refined comfort foods inspired by Southern, Asian, and Mediterranean cuisines

50% Off at Wine Maniacs on the River

3rd Ward

$30 $15

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Salads, sandwiches, and small plates such as lobster mac ‘n’ cheese paired with wines from an extensive list

45% Off American Fare and Bowling at Shenanigans in Sherwood

Sherwood

$20 $11

Eatery next to bowling alley serves up hearty steaks, seafood & chicken entrees, as well as Sunday brunch; six regulation-size bowling lanes

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

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 Italian Cuisine at 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

52% Off Gastro Pub Fare and Drinks

Mequon

$25 $12

Sandwiches and deep-fried appetizers complement activity on volleyball courts or in smoking lounge

50% Off Japanese Fare at Midori Fusion in Mequon 

Mequon

$30 $15

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More than 70 sushi and sashimi options are available, along with shrimp tempura, salmon teriyaki, and pan-fried yakisoba noodles

$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

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

$10 for Bar Food at Bic's Place

Belgium

$20 $10

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

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

Nick-N-Willy's Pizza – 50% Off

River Crossing

$24 $12

Classic pizza combinations abound, but there's also Greek-influenced feta-topped Aegean, Canadian Chicken Club, and barbecue-chicken variety

45% Off Authentic Tex-Mex Cuisine at 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

54% Off Tacos and Cocktails at Tipsi Monkey

Winthrop Harbor

$43.89 $20

(20)

Build your own tacos from premium meats, cheeses, and fixins such as cilantro and pico de gallo

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

Half Off Food and Drinks at Waukegan Yacht Club

Waukegan

$20 $10

Waterfront dining with views of Lake Michigan Harbor; lunch and dinner fare includes burgers, steaks, salads, and fish n’ chips

Papa John's – Up to 55% Off Pizza 

Multiple Locations

$26 $12

Hand-tossed thin- or original-crust pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes

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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.

1721 West Canal Street
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

Milwaukee Ale House echoes with notes of live music and the laughter of pub goers, but the building is also the site of serious work. Beyond a pair of glass doors, the pub's stainless steel fermentation tanks bubble with Milwaukee Brewing Company's creations. When they're ready, these beers make the short leap from brew room to bar tap, forming a beverage selection that Esquire described as, "plentiful and tasty, complementing the top-notch food."

The menu sports a convenient pairing chart that helps diners match prime rib, pulled-pork sandwiches, and spicy beef-and-chorizo burgers to house brews. Ideal with chicken, Louie's Demise exudes the smooth maltiness of a typical amber ale but with a balanced kick of Perle and Tettnanger hops, A meat-and-potatoes porter, the Admiral Stache ages for one month in bourbon barrels, lending a toasty vanilla flavor to subtle notes of milk chocolate and dried fruit.

Situated in the heart of the Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee Ale House's century-old building provides the main dining room and patio areas with waterside views of the Milwaukee River. The pub's decor exudes its own historic charm with exposed brick, a scattering of empty wooden barrels, and vintage beer signs. When live bands aren't performing, focus turns back to the bar area, where the taps form an ornate centerpiece built to resemble a copper-topped wooden vat. Around the vat hang white mugs belonging to members of the Mug Club and office workers who "got lost" during their coffee break.

233 N Water St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Melthouse Bistro elevates a favorite childhood classic with its innovative roster of gourmet grilled-cheese sandwiches. The menu lists handcrafted creations such as the Maliblue whose country fresh bread is stacked high with Wisconsin blue cheese, alongside smoked turkey breast, pecanwood smoked bacon, avocado, tomatoes, lettuce, hard boiled eggs crumbles, and roasted garlic mayo. Each crispy medley of veggies, cheeses, and meats—which range from The Brasserie's braised short ribs to the hand-battered fried chicken of The Buffalo Bill—sidles onto plates tucked between locally baked artisan bread from Breadsmith. The bistro looks to local farms for its produce as well, prizing the down-home vibe of made-from-scratch meals over the artificial hum of fluorescent-light hoagies. Suggested wine and craft beer pairings whisper under each item listed on the menu, fleshing out the gustatory revelry.

The Melthouse's merger between modest and stylish cooking has garnered praise from OnMilawukee.com, the Journal Sentinel and A.V. Club Milwaukee, which praises the "delicious sandwiches, solid sides, and stellar service." Its decor mirrors the edibles, walking the line between rustic and modern: wood reclaimed from a century-old granary decks the walls, while floor-to-ceiling windows and metallic stools flaunt crisp edges.

1857 E Kenilworth Pl
Milwaukee,
WI
US

German expressionism. American decorative arts. Among the nation's best American art post 1960. The Milwaukee Art Museum is a leading American institution for the work of self-taught artists and holds one of the largest collections of works by Georgia O’Keeffe and other artistic luminaries in four floors of the 341,000-square-foot museum. Encompassing more than 25,000 pieces, the museum's collection ranges from 90 works of Haitian art and 450-plus German expressionist prints to an expansive contemporary art selection that includes pieces by Andy Warhol. Among the more singular holdings in the more than 40 galleries are the earliest surviving American-made chair.

Temporary and traveling exhibitions pass through each year, spotlighting everything from Rembrandt to color photography. Upcoming highlights include tattoo art, nineteenth-century portraiture, and, in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the abstract paintings of Wassily Kandinsky. Delve deeper into works on display during lectures and talks, part of a packed events calendar that includes concerts and film screenings. Visitors can also flex their own artistic muscles during programs such as kids' and adult art classes.

700 N Art Museum Dr
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Art Bar, called a "Painter's Paradise" by Urban Milwaukee magazine, isn't your typical watering hole. In its enchanting interior, hundreds of soda bottle caps create an argyle pattern on pillars, wine corks stud an oval-shaped bar, and paint-by-number pieces—depicting everything from horses to the Virgin Mary—plaster a wall.

The kitschy aesthetic offers a glimpse into the creative mind of owner Don Krause. Krause left his former career as an interior designer for Ethan Allen to brave the trials of opening a bar in Riverwest. And he did it his way: His joint pours more than 40 microbrews by night and Alterra coffee by day in a space adorned with the rotating creations of local artists. The beer lineup includes seasonal brews from Bell’s, Founders, Lakefront, and New Glarus, as well as “mystery beers” served for three bucks cloaked in a crumpled brown bag—the way Wisconsin dignitaries drink. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel describes the venue as “a feast for all senses” and “one of the hottest spots in Riverwest,” thanks in part to its comedy, musical, or artistic events.

722 E Burleigh St
Milwaukee,
WI
US