Restaurants in Wisconsin

Slow-Cooked, Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Customizable Toppings and Optional Drinks at Jamba Juice (Up to 44% Off)

Jamba Juice

Downtown Madison

Kick-start your day with 100% organic, whole-grain oats slow-cooked with soymilk and topped with your choice of 36 topping combinations

$3.49 $2

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Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four at Ten O One Club (Up to 50% Off)

Ten O One Club

Downtown

Sandwiches include pulled pork po’ boy, baja tuna, and philly cheesesteak; wraps include buffalo chicken and Cajun grilled shrimp

$75.48 $39

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Brats and Casual American Food for Two or Four or More at The Brat Stop (Up to 46% Off)

The Brat Stop

Kenosha

Famed roadside restaurant serves up savory brats, cheese, and beer in a fun, family-friendly setting

$30 $17

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Japanese Cuisine for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Osaka Japanese Steakhouse (Up to 40% Off)

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse

Grand Chute

Hibachi chefs sear dishes at 14 teppan grills; the dining room offers cooked pan-Asian food and sushi from just-updated menu

$30 $18

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$8 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 $8

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Mexican Food for Two or Four at Hermana's Cafe, Cantina and Catering (Up to 54% Off)

Hermana's Cafe, Cantina and Catering

Oshkosh

Authentic Oaxacan-style dishes like burritos and chimichangas, plus made-from-scratch baked goods and more than 30 types of margaritas

$25 $12

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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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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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$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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$14 for Four Vouchers, Each Valid for $5 Worth of Classic American Food and Ice Cream at Chip's Hamburgers ($20 Value)

Chip's Hamburgers

Merrill

Charbroiled pure-beef burgers topped with options such as bacon and cheese and joined by crispy fries or soft-serve ice cream

$5 $3.50

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$5.50 for $12 Worth of Sub Sandwiches, Soups, and Sides at The Captain's Galley

Captains Galley

Captain's Galley

Wide variety of half- and full-size subs including italian beef, polish sausage, and pastrami

$12 $5.50

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

Casa Di Giorgio

Casa di Giorgio

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

$20 $10

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Pizza Package with One or Two 14" Pizzas and Garlic Breads at Michaleno's Pizzeria (Up to 59% Off)

Michaleno's Pizzeria

Inside Paradise Plaza

Family-run pizzeria makes meals easy with 14” thin-crust pizzas complemented by crusty garlic bread

$18.50 $8.50

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Café Food and Drinks at What's Brew'N (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

What's Brew'N

Sun Prairie

Café pairs food with coffee drinks such as americanos, chai tea lattes, mocha bianca, and wide eye with three shots of espresso

$5 $2.50

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Pizzas and Subs at Gruzy's Italian Beef House & Pub (50% Off)

Gruzy's Italian Beef House & Pub

Minong

Chicago-style deep-dish pizzas and hearty sandwiches served in a causal pub setting near Lake Pokegama

$20 $10

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

Antigua Real

Antigua Real

A colorful diner littered with artwork from Central America soothes guests' art cravings while authentic dishes calm their hunger pangs

$20 $11

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Sushi at Bonsai Sushi and Asian Cuisine (Up to 40% Off)

Bonsai Sushi and Asian Cuisine

De Pere

Dine on sushi eclectic in looks and in flavor, with an emphasis on presentation and ingredients like caramelized onions and pico de gallo

$25 $15

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$13 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 $13

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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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New Year's Eve Party Packages with Music by The Toys at Bubs Irish Pub (Up to 61% Off). Three Options Available.

Bubs Irish Pub

Germantown

Century-old pub rings in another new year with a show by The Toys and DJ King James, drinks, and a champagne toast at midnight

$100 $39

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$9 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Scotty's Pizza & Chicken

Scotty's Pizza & Chicken

Marshfield

Build your own pizza or opt for a specialty pie such as the Drunken Chicken with mozzarella and barbecue sauce, or the BLT pizza

$20 $9

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Burger Meal with Fries and Beer for Two or Four at Lakeside Pub and Grill (63% 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 $10

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Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 or $20 Worth of American Food at Third Street Diner (Up to 50% Off)

Third Street Diner

Menasha

Homestyle comfort fare is made to order at this family-owned diner

$10 $5.50

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American Cuisine at Bucky's Lakeside Pub & Grill (Up to 80% Off)

Bucky's 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 $12

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Sandwiches, 1/3-Pound Burgers, or Wraps with Beer for Two or Four at Bo's 'N Mine (46% Off)

Bo's 'N Mine

River Falls

Burgers made with Pierce County meat in nine varieties, including the Packer Backer bacon burger and the Jerk Burger covered in jerk spices

$35.40 $19

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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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$11 for $20 Worth of American Fare, Drinks, and Bowling For Two at Shenanigans in Sherwood

Shenanigans

Sherwood

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

$20 $11

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American Cuisine at Silver Spring House (55% Off). Two Options Available.

Silver Spring House

Glendale

Burgers layered with blue cheese or olives, Friday night fish fries, and comforting housemade french onion soup served in historic house

$20 $9

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Brunch for Two or Four with Drinks or $22 for $40 Worth of Dinner at Mallards On The St. Croix

Mallards On The St. Croix

Bayport

Guests enjoy steak and seafood for dinner or brunch fare with mimosas or bloody marys while overlooking the St. Croix River

$40 $22

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers, Fries, and Shakes at Plovers Drive Thru ($20 Value)

Plovers Drive Thru

Plover

All-American menu consists of juicy burgers, chicken sandwiches, crisp fries, fried pickles, and handmade shakes

$10 $5.50

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Food and Beer at C. Wiesler's Saloon & Eatery (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

C. Wiesler's Saloon & Eatery

Cedarburg

Burgers, chicken, and wraps pair with a rotating selection of draft beers in a 130-year-old building

$20 $11

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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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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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Four or Eight Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Large Drinks at Badger Bros Coffee (Up to 50% Off)

Badger Bros Coffee

Platteville

Tea, smoothies, italian sodas, and lemonade join a variety of coffee-based drinks, including the Rabid Badger!, a high-caf, flavored latte

$5 $2.75

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Pub Food at Mink River Basin (55% Off). Two Options Available.

Mink River Basin

Ellison Bay

Pub fare, such as beer-battered onion rings, half-pound burgers, seafood, steak, and pizza complement local brews on draft

$20 $9

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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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Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Comfort Food for Two at Kim's Place (Up to 50% Off)

Kim's Place

Combined Locks

Comfort food such as Genuine Broaster chicken and fish with hearty sides such as mashed potatoes and potato wedges

$20 $10

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New American Dinner for Two at Tess (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Tess

Riverside Park

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

$66 $37

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Spaghetti-Board Meal for Four or Eight at Bourbon Street Grille (Up to 52% Off)

Bourbon Street Grille

Monona

Tabletop boards host mounds of spaghetti & meatballs in sauce, served with salad, garlic bread, red wine or soft drinks at riverside eatery

$52 $26

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Pizza, Appetizers, and Beer for Two or Four at at Glass Nickel Pizza Co. (Up to 53% Off)

Glass Nickel Pizza Co.

416 DOUSMAN STREET

Specialty pizzas such as the Fetalicious complemented by a choice of appetizer and local craft beer

$33.70 $16

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Steak-House Cuisine at The Country Club (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Country Club

Ellington

Family-run supper club tempts diners with an upscale menu of steak, seafood, pasta, and other choice items in a relaxed atmosphere

$30 $15

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Steaks, Seafood, and Old World Specialties at Eric's Porter - Haus (64% 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 $15

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Two or Four Entrees at George's Gaslight Inn (Up to 47% Off

George's Gaslight Inn

Oshkosh

Cooks grill hand-cut steaks, broil sea scallops, and bake pans of lasagna with made-from-scratch sauce

$30 $17

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at Dinky Diner ($20 Value)

Dinky Diner

Newbold

Tiny diner serves familiar plates of food, such as biscuits and gravy, reuben sandwiches, and omelets

$10 $5

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Burgers and Beers or Cocktails for Two or Four at Romey's Place (Up to 50% Off)

Romey's Place

Franklin

Sip on beer or a cocktail, paired with a choice of burgers at this laid-back bar and grill; pool tables and sports on the bar TV

$23 $12

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Steak and Seafood for Two or Four at The Poplar Inn (Up to 51% Off)

The Poplar Inn

West Bend

Steaks, roasted duck, and seafood such as maple salmon served on two floors of a rustic, historical building

$50 $25

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Hoagies for Two or More at Oley's Pepperoni Cannoli

Oley's Pepperoni Cannoli

De Pere

Stone-baked pizzas and hoagies made with locally sourced cheeses and grass-fed meats along with pasta and salads

$20 $12

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Gastro Pub Fare and Drinks at Laura’s Donges Bay Clubhouse (52% Off). Three Options Available.

Laura's Donges Bay Clubhouse

Mequon

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

$25 $12

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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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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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Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of American Food at Chefo's Pancake House (Up to 50% Off)

Chefo's Pancake House

Kimberly

Chefs serve up classic breakfasts such as belgian waffles and cinnamon-apple pancakes, and a lunch menu of sandwiches, wraps, and salads

$5 $2.50

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Three-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner & Wine for Two or Four at METRO Restaurant & Lounge at Hotel Metro (Up to 52% Off)

METRO Restaurant & Lounge at Hotel Metro

Milwaukee

Choose from steak, seafood, and poultry options for a gourmet meal that includes a bottle of house wine

$120 $59

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at The Side Door Grill and Tap

The Side Door Grill and Tap

State-Langdon

Chefs use local ingredients to create a menu of pub food such as burgers, sandwiches, and flatbread pizzas paired with craft beers

$20 $11

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Sandwiches and Cookies for Two or Four at HoneyBaked Ham (40% Off)

HoneyBaked Ham

Green Bay

Hearty sandwiches featuring HoneyBaked Ham’s signature meats served alongside cookies

$16.76 $10

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Sandwiches and Cookies for Two or Four at HoneyBaked Ham (40% Off)

HoneyBaked Ham

Appleton

Hearty sandwiches featuring HoneyBaked Ham’s signature meats served alongside cookies

$16.76 $10

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Paninis, Wraps, and Coffee Drinks at Cafe Buzzz (Up to 58% Off). Three Options Available.

Cafe Buzzz

Wales

Grilled cheese sandwiches, tortilla wraps, and paninis plus coffee drinks

$20 $8.50

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$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Tea and Snacks at Green Rich Tea ($21 Total Value)

Green Rich Tea

Saint Germain

Sip cups of classic grey darjeeling tea or try flavors such as Golden Bamboo with bamboo and pineapple or Regeneration with rose hips

$7 $4

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Steakhouse Food for Two or Four at Village Limits Supper Club (Up to 45% Off)

Village Limits Supper Club

Little Chute

Hearty entrees from broasted chicken to barbecue ribs served in a casual dining room with a full bar

$20 $11

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$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Joey Buona’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

Joey Buona’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

Juneau Town

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

$20 $9

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$12 for $20 or $23 for $40 Worth of Vegetarian and Vegan Food at The Green Owl Cafe (Up to 43% Off)

The Green Owl Cafe

Atwood

Chefs scour local farms and other vendors to procure ingredients for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes

$20 $12

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One, Two, or Four Pizza and Pitcher Packages at Keggers (Up to 50% Off)

Keggers

Green Bay

Guests enjoy hot pizzas while sipping on a pitcher of draft brews

$32 $16

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Bavarian Dinner at OB's Brau Haus (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

OB's Brau Haus

Appleton

Hearty Bavarian dishes such sauerbraten, wienerschnitzel, bratwurst, and German-style strudel as in a modern environment

$25 $15

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American Cuisine at On The Clock Bar & Grill (67% 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 $10

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Neapolitan Cuisine for Dinner at Naples 15 (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Naples 15

Old Market Place

Chef from Naples, Italy, offers cuisine such as fresh scallops, shrimp, and mussels over linguine and ziti with a three-meat ragu sauce

$40 $20

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One or Two Large Pizzas and Drinks at National Pizza Pub and Grille (Up to 55% Off)

National Pizza Pub and Grille

Milwaukee

Hot pizzas, cold beers, and cocktails arrive at tables while patrons take in a game, play pool, or try their hand at video poker

$32.50 $15

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Pizza Meal for Two or Four at Dahmen's Pizza Place (Up to 47% Off)

Dahmen's Pizza Place

Madison

Guests dine on pizzas topped with basil, Italian sausage, mushrooms, and Canadian bacon, sided with draft beers and breadsticks

$25.45 $14

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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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$14 for a BBQ Sampler Dinner at Red Rock Saloon ($36.98 Value)

Red Rock Saloon

Madison

Sample your choice of three barbecued meats, plus sides such as beer-battered fries and sweet potato tots; desserts or beers included

$36.98 $14

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Thai Cuisine at Thai Lotus (Up to 50% 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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Sausages, Sides, and Beer for Two, Four, or Six at O.S.S. (40% Off)

O.S.S.

Madison

Eatery pairs beer and sides with sausages like Chicago-style dogs, cheddar- and jalapeño-stuffed pork sausages, and chicken fajita brats

$20 $12

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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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Meal for Two or Four with Sandwiches and Beer or Pizza Meal for Four at Badger Bowl Restaurant (Up to 52% Off)

Badger Bowl Restaurant

Madison

Burgers, pizza, and beer at bowling lane eatery surrounded by volleyball courts and music

$24.98 $12

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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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$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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Pub Food at Showtime Sports Bar (Up to 50% 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 $17.50

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Gastropub Food at Burke's Irish Castle (Up to 63% Off). Three Options Available.

Burke's Irish Castle

Story Hill

Gastropub cuisine such as five-meat meatloaf, cast-iron salmon salad, and fish in a bag

$30 $11

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Caribbean-Themed Bar Food for Two or Four at Mango's Tropical Bar and Grill (Up to 57% Off)

Mango's Tropical Bar & Grill

Milwaukee

Bar, club, and tiki lounge serves up everything from empanadas to juicy lucy burgers while DJs spin dance-inducing beats

$63.85 $30

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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.

1952 North Farwell Avenue
Milwaukee,
WI
US

One of the best BLTs in Madison doesn't have bacon on it. Dubbed the TLT, owner Jennie Capellaro's meat-free version swaps out the pork for strips of tempeh, a type of cultured soy. The sandwich's smoky flavor won over the critics of 77 Square, claiming Best BLT honors in 2010. PETA named it one of the country's best vegan BLTs in 2012. Every year since 2012, it has been named "Favorite Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant" by The Daily Page, and it has been featured on The Restaurant Show in both August and September of 2014.

Jennie and her team at The Green Owl Cafe strive to similarly surprise their diners by coaxing out unexpected flavors from their vegetarian and vegan dishes. Championing freshness, they prefer to work with local suppliers, such as Blue Skies Berry Farm and Voss Organics. One of the only vegan brunch places in Madison, guests can substitute tofu for the organic range-free eggs in many dishes, and enjoy bloody marys with house-infused black pepper vodka. They also periodically throw their popular Raw Nights, treating guests to prix fixe dinners comprised of all raw courses. Jennie matches her menu's celebration of nature with a rustic, wood-paneled interior and an outdoor patio where diners can catch the free vitamin-D capsules regularly tossed down by the sun.

1970 Atwood Ave.
Madison,
WI
US

While working at a national pizza chain, Scott Gittrich looked at the palette of ingredients around him and wondered why pizza seemed so limited. Then in 1991 he got his chance to experiment. He opened the first Toppers Pizza, combining a fun, party-fueling atmosphere with edible concoctions that topped housemade dough with unexpected delicacies such as mac ‘n' cheese and a deconstructed gyro. More than 19 house specialty pies make use of freshly kneaded dough, transporting classic recipes and unheard-of combinations to get people excited about pizza again. And the people respond, enjoying the treats as much as Scott himself, who once went 60 days eating at least one meal a day from Toppers.

Today Toppers Pizza stretches across the country, peppering the Midwest and reaching to the East Coast. Along with pizzas, the cooks oven-toast their grinder sandwiches, which are built on artisanal french bread and stuffed with ingredients such as chipotle chicken and italian sausage. Signature Topperstix—breadsticks adorned with cheese, garlic butter, and toppings such as bacon and pepperoni—accompany pizza orders, silencing rumbling bellies until the early morning.

2042 Main St
Green Bay,
WI
US

Twisted Cuisine swirls together gourmet flavors from across the nation in a rotating roster of seasonal eats. Drop in during meridial hours for a lunch order of pulled pork with the Super Trooper (braised pork shoulder with house-made barbecue sauce served on a split-top bun topped with coleslaw, $8) or a build-your-own-burger bonanza—one angus beef ($8.50), buffalo ($9), turkey ($8), or veggie ($8) patty on a bagel, split-top bun, or English muffin with choice of sauces and a bevy of optional, additional toppings such as bacon, avocado, and various cheeses (toppings 50¢ each). Alternately, shun the sun and pop in for dinner, beginning with jalapeño heart attack shrimp ($8.50), stuffed with jalapeno cream cheese, wrapped in bacon, and deep-fried to seal in their Neptunian juices. Experience the exotic with pan-seared kangaroo cutlets ($18), or take on a more domestic delight with St. Louis-style wild boar ribs slow-smoked and finished with a session on the grill ($19.50).

7546 Sheridan Rd
Kenosha,
WI
US

The faint melody of blues music and the aroma of smoking meat drifts out of the imposing white brick façade of the former American Bank & Trust building. It can inspire the occasional double take from passersby who don't know that the opulent space is now occupied by Gerald’s Smokehouse. Inside, where bank tellers once counted cash, there's now a meat smoker that roasts ribs.

Restaurateur Gerald Bester has striven to preserve the building's old-fashioned bits of grandeur. The former deposit slip column has been upended into a long table, and the bank vault serves as the centerpiece of the dining room and as a time-out room for fussy dining companions. Sunlight pours through the service window at the end of the bar. Mr. Bester has also updated the space by transforming the second floor into a VIP lounge furnished with flat-screen TVs, leather couches, and an outside smoking patio.

Mr. Bester, who has a background in entertainment and promotions, strives to lure in international musicians, comedians, and poets to the restaurant’s stage. “I knew from an early age I wanted to be an entrepreneur," he says. "Comedy, bands—I just wanted it all in one location, with good food and good drinks.”

In contrast to the oft-elaborate décor, Mr. Bester keeps the food casual, offering southern-style barbecue. His chefs smoke ribs atop beds of apple-pecan and hickory wood and serve the meat alongside heaping sides of fried green tomatoes and collard greens.

1501 Washington Ave
Racine,
WI
US

Owners Brian Glassel and Tim Nicholson eventually teamed up to bring Glass Nickel Pizza Co. to fruition in 1997 after spending their teenage years working around the nostalgic aromas of baking pizzas in Wisconsin eateries. They met while working in the same pizzeria and shared a passion for gourmet pies, so they spent a year planning and dreaming. Then they gathered a small but dedicated team to flip the saucy dough and accommodate patrons with first-class customer service, including the provision of tall glasses brimming with cold beer. Their dedication to this modus operandi helped the restaurant to bloom into a statewide fixture with several locations throughout Wisconsin.

While keeping pizza the star of the menu, Brian and Tim augmented it by adding battered-fish baskets, meaty lasagnas, stacked sandwiches, and crispy chicken. Committed to quality, the duo uses house-made sauce and dough, as well as Boar’s Head deli meats. With an equal commitment to their community, they help to support various nonprofit organizations and keep all their restaurants green through the use of ovens that shut off when not in use, energy-efficient appliances, LED lighting, and cars that run on used vegetable oil and time-travel only when absolutely necessary.

2120 W College Ave
Appleton,
WI
US