Food & Drink in Shorewood

$30 for a Wine- or Beer-and-Pizza Tasting Event for Two at Pizzeria 3301 at Villa Palermo ($60 Value)

Pizzeria 3301 at Villa Palermo

Milwaukee

Twosomes sample wood-fired pizzas and beer or wine with others at communal tables and tour the historic pizzeria

$60 $30

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

Tess

East Side

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

$50 $27

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Admission for Two or Four to Holiday Beer Tasting at St. Paul Catholic Church on November 8 (51% Off)

St. Paul Catholic Church

Tippecanoe

More than 100 craft beers and ciders by more than 25 breweries pour freely and pair with unlimited snacks

$100 $49

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

On The Clock Bar & Grill

Milwaukee

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

$30 $15

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

Old Town Serbian Gourmet Restaurant

Milwaukee

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

$30 $15

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

Fire on Water

Downtown Milwaukee

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

$20 $11

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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

Bottle service includes Absolut or Ketel One vodka

$30 $15

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Fast Food at Big Deal Burgers & Custard (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Big Deal Burgers & Custard

West Allis

Before it hits the grill, each burger is made with meat and buns from local purveyors; housemade custards are another claim to fame

$20 $11

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Wine and Hookah Package for Four or Drinks with Optional Bar Food at Nostalgia I and II (Up to 70% Off)

Nostalgia I/II

Multiple Locations

Bar food, cocktails, and five flavors of hookah served inside an intimate, inviting club setting

$25 $12

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Two Large Pizzas or Pizza, Sandwiches, and Appetizers for Dine-In or Takeout from Tarantino (Up to 57% Off)

Tarantino

Fairview

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

$31 $14

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

Sandbar Sports Pub

Pewaukee

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

$20 $10

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Five Pounds of Center-Cut Pork Chops, Pork Steaks, or Striped Catfish Fillets at Burbach's Market (Up to 45% Off)

Burbach's Market

Milwaukee

Five pounds of premium center-cut pork chops or pork steaks or five pounds of striped catfish fillets

$20 $11

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt and Coffee at Yo Factory ($30 Value)

Yo Factory

Lower East Side

Rotating selection of fro-yo flavors can be customized with 70 toppings; frappes, blended cold coffee drinks & fresh-fruit smoothies as well

$10 $5

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

España Tapas House

Kilbourn Town

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

$40 $20

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

Pizzeria Scotty

West View

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

$19.18 $11

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

Thai Lotus

Silver City

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

$20 $11

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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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$5 for $10 Worth of Popcorn Treats at Knights Gourmet Popcorn

Knights Gourmet Popcorn

Jackson Park

Sweet and savory flavors include caramel, jalapeño cheese, and Milwaukee mix popped with selection of trans-fat-free oils

$10 $5

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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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Indian and Pakistani Food for Two or Four, or $18 for $30 Worth of Take-Out or Delivery from Kabana Grill

Kabana Grill

Airport West

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

$30 $15

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$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

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

$19 $9

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

Bigg's Roadhouse

Wauwatosa

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

$15 $7.50

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

John Hawks Pub

Juneau Town

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

$20 $10

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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

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

$70 $35

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

The Murder Mystery Company

The Rock Bottom Brewery

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

$60 $29

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Half-Dozen Carrot-Cake Cupcakes or One Dozen Cupcakes at Rich’s House of Cakes (Up to 47% Off)

Rich's House of Cakes

Multiple Locations

Muffin-size carrot-cake cupcakes or one dozen cupcakes in red velvet, yellow, or chocolate made with natural ingredients

$24 $13

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

Taco Amigo

Taco Amigo

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

$20 $11

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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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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

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

$20 $10

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Three or Five Nights of Prepared Dinners from Dine in 2Nite (50% Off)

Dine in 2Nite

Online Deal

Chefs whip up a variety of healthy, timesaving hot meals from fresh ingredients and deliver to your door.

$30 $15

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Pub Food at Showtime Sports Bar (Up to 57% Off)

Showtime Sports Bar

Timmerman West

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

$35 $15

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$13.20 for One Dozen Cupcakes or Cake Pops at It’z My Party Cakery ($25 Value)

It'z My Party Cakery

Milwaukee

Italian buttercream tops red velvet, chocolate, and many other flavored cupcakes; cake pops take a dip in chocolate

$25 $13.20

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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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Two-Hour Wine-Education Class for 1 or 2 or Private Wine-Education Class for 12 at Vino 100 (Up to 50% Off)

Vino 100

Milwaukee

Local restaurant and bar owners teach students about service-industry practices and restaurant wine sales at this wine boutique and bar

$50 $25

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Classic American Diner Food at Tabbert's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tabbert's Restaurant

Rosendale

Family diner serves all-day breakfast including thick-cut french toast, along with fried Wisconsin cheese, burgers, and brick-oven pizzas

$20 $11

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24-Count Variety Pack of Cookies or 8 Moscato Cupcakes at Yummy's (57% Off)

Yummy's

Brown Deer

Cookies range from mini chocolate chip to peanut butter cup stuffed cookies; moscato cupcakes inebriate sweet batter with light, fruity wine

$35 $15

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

Kokopelli's Pub & Grub

West Allis

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

$20 $10

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

Sheridan's Restaurant

Cudahy

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

$118 $69

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

Lakeside Pub and Grill

Cudahy

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

$26 $14

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

The Lodge

Cudahy

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

$20 $11

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$16 for Two Craft Beers and Two Sandwiches or Flatbreads at The Landing on Layton (Up to $31.90 Value)

The Landing on Layton

St. Francis

Between games of pinball, foosball, or trivia, patrons gulp craft beers and munch on burgers and flatbreads

$31.90 $16

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$15 for Pizza and Drinks for Two at Sluggo's (Up to $28.99 Value)

Sluggo's

Brookfield

Cold mixed drinks, Spotted Cow beer, and pizzas with sausage, green olives, jalapeños, and other toppings

$28.99 $15

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$16 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Midori Fusion in Mequon 

Midori Fusion

Mequon

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

$30 $16

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Italian Food for Two or More or Four or More at Barbiere’s Italian Inn (Up to 54% Off)

Barbiere’s Italian Inn

South Milwaukee

Italian food including customizable pizzas and housemade garlic bread

$24 $12

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$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

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

$8 $4

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$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Dinner for Two at La Chimenea

La Chimenea

Multiple Locations

Mexican favorites, from chicken ranchero tacos to pan-grilled salmon, served in dining room with array of cultural artwork

$20 $12

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Italian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Casa Di Giorgio (Up to 50% Off)

Casa Di Giorgio

Franklin

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

$20 $10

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

Senor Tomas

Senor Tomas

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

$20 $11

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Dine-In or Carryout Italian Food at Michael's Italian Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Michael's Italian Restaurant

Waukesha

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

$30 $15

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

The Spot on Sunset

Waukesha

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

$20 $11

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

Eric's Porter - Haus

Waukesha

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

$40 $20

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

The Hairy Lemon Irish Pub

Richfield

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

$22 $11

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

Memories Dinner Theater

Port Washington

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

$66 $40

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Beer Tasting for Two or Three at Sir James Pub (Up to 50% Off)

Sir James Pub

Port Washington

Pairs or groups of three share pints and tasting bottles; every two weeks, 10 unique beers are featured

$28 $14

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Appetizers and Wine for Two or Four at The Port Hotel Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

The Port Hotel Restaurant

Port Washington

Hotel overlooking downtown Port Washington and Lake Michigan serves groups of two or four appetizer platters with bottles of wine

$64.95 $35

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Vero Private Label Wine Flights, Appetizers, & Dessert for 2 or 4 at Vero International Cuisine (Up to 56% Off)

Vero International Cuisine

Racine

Dishes combine elements of American and international food; wine flights include pinot grigio, pinot noir, sweet red, and cabernet sauvignon

$44 $20

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American Cuisine at Buckys Lakeside Pub (Up to 69% Off)

Buckys Lakeside Pub & Grill

Okauchee Lake

Pub and grill with 14 flat-screen televisions that broadcast every professional football game on Sundays; its deck overlooks Okauchee Lake

$38.40 $17

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$7 for $11 Worth of Candy — Sweet Dreams Candies & Gifts

Sweet Dreams Candies And Gifts

Oconomowoc

Voucher valid on homemade fudge, made fresh daily. Specialty flavors include cherry amaretto, mint, chocolate, and more.

$11 $7

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

Houstons Bar & Grill

Washington

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

$15 $9

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

Grande Lettys

Antioch

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

$20 $11

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

Rocky's Pizzeria

Lindenhurst

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

$21.72 $10

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Mexican Food and Drinks Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at Grande Jake's Fresh Mexican Grill (Up to 45% Off)

Grande Jakes Fresh Mexican Grill

Multiple Locations

Salsa bar with ten types of salsa, along with dinner plates that include chicken enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, and flautas

$20 $11

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

Mike's Pizza

Gages Lake

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

$10 $6.50

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$15 for Three $10 Vouchers for Frozen Yogurt at BerrySimple Yogurt ($30 Value)

BerrySimple Yogurt

Gurnee

Frozen yogurt flavors such as nonfat pumpkin and low-fat orange creamsicle cradle fresh fruit, brownie dough bites, and caramel sauce

$10 $5

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Chicago-Style Fast Food at Cravings Red Hots (40%). Two Options Available.

Cravings Red Hots

Gurnee

Chicago-style dogs loaded with mustard, relish, onions, sliced tomatoes, and pickle spears

$10 $6

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

IHOP

Waukegan

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

$14 $7

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Two Martinis and Two Small Plates or $15 for $30 Worth of Tapas (Up to 50% Off)

Olive Black Martini & Wine Lounge

Richmond

Martini lounge exudes 1940s elegance with a large selection of classic cocktails, a tapas menu, and live jazz music amid plush sofas

$35.90 $20

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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

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

$19.40 $11

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

Backstage Bar & Grill

Fond du Lac

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

$20 $11

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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

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

$21.48 $11

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Italian Food and Pizza for Dinner at Marzano's Wood Fired Italian (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Marzano's Wood Fired Italian

McHenry

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

$35 $17

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

Slott's Hots

Libertyville

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

$10 $6

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Mediterranean Food at Restaurant Ararat (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Restaurant Ararat

Mundelein

Diners can dig into more than 70 dishes with roots in Armenia, Georgia, and Russia, including a wide variety of shish kebabs

$20 $11

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American Food and Drinks at Docks Bar & Grill

Docks Bar & Grill

Wauconda

Laid-back bar and grill with sweeping lake views serves an extensive menu of classic American fare

$30 $15

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$34.10 for $60 Worth of Generations-Old Italian Cuisine at Philly G’s

Philly G's

Vernon Hills

Owner draws on recipes from his grandmother and great-grandmother to build a menu of refined Italian cuisine

$60 $34.10

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Beer-Tasting Admission for Two at Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival on October 10 or 11 (56% Off)

Lake Zurich Craft Beer Festival

Henry J. Paulus Park

This Bavarian-style beer festival showcases more than 45 brews from acclaimed regional breweries in addition to live music and craft vendors

$87.90 $39

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Dinner for Two or More at Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Seafood Sushi Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Seafood Sushi Bar

Lake Zurich

Chefs cook entrees such as steak, veggies, and teriyaki chicken at tableside grills

$30 $15

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The doughsmiths at Salvatore's Pizzeria assemble a menu of five specialty pizzas and six sandwiches made with fresh ingredients and dough and bread crafted by Peter Sciortino's Bakery, a Milwaukee staple. Like Pavlov's dogs on their Sicilian vacation, mouths water instinctively when the scent of fresh-mozzarella-and-marinara appetizers ($5.95) fills the air. Medium Veggie Lovers pizzas ($15.65) round up a posse of pugnacious greens, olives, onions, and green peppers to coax bubbling cheese into settling amid Salvatore's famous crust, and a medium supreme pie ($17.10) ups the ante with sausage and pepperoni. Sandwiches such as the meatball sub ($6.95) accompany sides of fries and expertly transport saucy contents, illustrating why the best suitcases are usually constructed from bread.

2213 E Capitol Dr
Shorewood,
WI
US

Every day, Breadsmith kneads and breeds made-from-scratch breads, honoring the practices of centuries-old French bakers. The delectable dough sculptures receive the royal treatment, with all delicate yeast bubbles bursting inside of a 6-ton stone-hearth oven. The oven's sweltering heat creates a cushy crust for American-style breads. In the presence of lightning-quick steam injections, European-style breads take on a crisp, crumb-dressed outer core. April's daily bread offerings range from $3.65 to $7.50 a loaf and include french baguettes ($3.65), pepperjack sourdough ($7.50), country buttertop ($5.05), raisin cinnamon ($5.55), and apple pie bread ($6.70). Use today's Groupon to fill up the family with lusciously leavened loaves fresh from the oven—or wait for them to go stale and then wield them as harpoons during the next potato-soup hunt.

418 E Silver Spring Dr
Milwaukee,
WI
US

El Guapo Mexican Restaurant saturates stomachs with tasty cuisine from below the border, featuring scrumptious eats and drinkable drinks. Initiate ingestion sequences with a helping of empanadas served with roasted poblanos, cheese, and spiced pumpkin with avocado ($3.95). Or try the chicken quesadillas with corn relish ($8.75), then drink down a bowl of guajillo-turkey chili, which comes sprinkled with diced scallions and cheddar cheese ($4.75). After using your teeth to unwrap a pair of barbecue-pork burritos stuffed with cheese, peppers, and onions and accompanied by a side of rice and beans ($10.50), polish off a plate of huevos rancheros ($9.75). Cinnamon-dusted Mexican donuts coated with dulce de leche and chocolate sauce ($6) provide a grand finale to the meal-fireworks.

342 East Silver Spring Drive
Whitefish Bay,
WI
US

Sweet Frog’s frozen-yogurt flavors go beyond the norm. In addition to cookies ‘n’ cream and greek yogurt with honey, the lineup of 75 varieties includes maple-bacon donut, cake batter, and dulce de leche. Patrons can sprinkle on toppings such as fresh fruit and candies, then savor their confetti’d confections in the lime-green-and-pink restaurant. Smiling frogs and funky white hanging lamps give the stores an air of fun, but founder Derek Cha is interested in giving more than that to the community; through Sweet Frog, he sponsors children in need and dispatches frog mascots to those who need encouragement.

404 E Silver Spring Dr
Whitefish Bay,
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.

1721 West Canal Street
Milwaukee,
WI
US

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