Moe's Middle Eastern Grill brings the region’s classic cuisine to Milwaukee's East Side, with traditional recipes made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. These dishes decorate tables in the sleek dining room, whose built-in arches and flowing, gauzy drapes bring to mind Mediterranean palaces. In the kitchen, cooks prepare offerings from the vegetarian-friendly menu, tempting diners with mezzes of hummus and falafel. Plates of zesty, colorful salata Arabiyah precede entrees of spicy kafta and lamb shish kabob made with halal meat.
If the giant crab and bright Corona banners hanging from the ceiling are any indication, Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant is a great place to kick back and have fun with friends—or family—over a meal. Along with the ever-popular Mexican favorites such as fajitas or taco dinners, the restaurant also has all-you-can-eat crab legs throughout the week, and plenty of tasty drink specials to help wash it all down. Karaoke nights three times a week add to the fun, or at the very least give a great excuse to order another margarita.
Beer continually flows into pitchers at Spitfire's On State, largely to temper the waves of heat brought on by the eatery's signature chicken wings. These treats arrive at tables dressed in classic hot sauce or 1 of 16 others flavors, including ginger sesame, bourbon mustard, and caribbean jerk. Though the everyday menu is anchored by nine signature burgers, it gets a welcome addition on Fridays— the bar hosts a fish fry, where cod fillets and shrimp are doused in beer batter and served with classic fixings.
Recognized as one of Milwaukee's favorite barbecue joints, Double B's BBQ & Burgers' pit masters oversee the slow-and-low-smoked cuts daily. The tender meats?available with or without house-made barbecue sauce?include half chickens or baby back ribs and are always served with cornbread, honey butter, pickles, and a choice of two sides.
Inside Sake Tumi's main dining room and private banquet areas, guests sample everything from colorful sashimi to peppered tenderloin. During dinner, the menu is home to a variety of Japanese classics such as sushi rolls, as well as Korean barbecue dishes including beef bulgogi. Midday visitors can order up traditional bento boxes during lunch, which neatly pack soup, salad, and sides alongside various entrees.
Painted Parrot's cooks flip fiery Caribbean fare from the kitchen grill, including jerk chicken and steak wraps and a scotch-bonnet-pepper-rubbed fish fillet. The casual, tropical-themed dining room wafts the aromas of the house jambalaya's cooked crab, shrimp, and andouille sausage, just like the best-selling air fresheners in Louisiana do. Additionally, flat-screen televisions hang from behind a bar that boasts numerous draft beers.