Start with the calamari and save room for the fresh catch at Port Washington's Newport Shores — this Port Washington seafood spot has quite the selection.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Newport Shores, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
The happy hour at Newport Shores offers deals you won't want to miss.
At Newport Shores, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
Newport Shores can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
Enjoy live music with your food and drinks at Newport Shores as well.
If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first.
Newport Shores is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Newport Shores as well.
Free parking is readily available for hungry diners at Newport Shores.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
Menu items at Newport Shores tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
All major credit cards are accepted.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, but diners have the option of grabbing breakfast or lunch here, too.
Seafood cravings are best satisfied at Newport Shores.
For casual cuisine that everyone will enjoy, stop by Beanies Mexican Restaurant for a Mexican-style menu in Port Washington's Port Washington neighborhood.
This restaurant diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Score happy hour deals and steals at Beanies Mexican Restaurant.
Not to be overlooked is Beanies Mexican Restaurant's no-charge wifi.
At Beanies Mexican Restaurant, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Beanies Mexican Restaurant's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Shake off the stiff workday duds at Beanies Mexican Restaurant — attire is casual.
Can't get enough of Beanies Mexican Restaurant's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup.
Looking for a deal on parking? Free parking is easily accessible in the parking lot next door.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
There's no need to spend a fortune on a delicious meal at Beanies Mexican Restaurant — most prices are under $15.
Beanies Mexican Restaurant is an easy choice for anyone looking for a casual meal and great Mexican food.
So pay Beanies Mexican Restaurant a visit and get introduced to the many flavors and spices of Mexican cuisine.
Pick up a side of chips and a sandwich at Messina Restaurant and Lounge, and enjoy lunch from the deli.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Bring the whole clan to this restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Having a lot of friends can be complicated, but Messina Restaurant and Lounge makes it easy to please everyone.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Messina Restaurant and Lounge is come-as-you-are.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Messina Restaurant and Lounge cater for you.
Sometimes you need food fast, and this restaurant totally gets it, offering both takeout and delivery.
Drive to lunch or dinner at Messina Restaurant and Lounge and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street.
Messina Restaurant and Lounge makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
A typical meal at Messina Restaurant and Lounge will set you back less than $30.
If you can't make it in the morning, try Messina Restaurant and Lounge for lunch or dinner.
So stop waiting for a delicious sandwich and order one from Messina Restaurant and Lounge today!
An Italian experience right at home, The Pasta Shoppe will have you ordering seconds.
For a hot slice or a steaming bowl of pasta, the menu is chock-full of your favorite carbs.
G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at The Pasta Shoppe.
The Pasta Shoppe has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
The Pasta Shoppe tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
At The Pasta Shoppe, street and lot parking is made simple for diners.
The Pasta Shoppe makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Night owls will be happy to hear that the restaurant is best known for their evening menu, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
If you're craving a taste of Italy, come on over to The Pasta Shoppe and check out the flavorful menu options.
Find delicious sandwiches at other American favorites at Firehouse Restaurant.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this restaurant.
Firehouse Restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
Shake off the stiff workday duds at Firehouse Restaurant — attire is casual.
Or, take your food to go.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Firehouse Restaurant to your next party or event.
Drivers will be happy to know that Firehouse Restaurant is located near many street and lot parking options.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Firehouse Restaurant, so plan your budget accordingly.
The breakfast dishes at the restaurant really bring the crowds in, though lunch and dinner are also served.
There's a classic American dish waiting to be made for you at Firehouse Restaurant.
So enjoy a casual dining experience at Firehouse Restaurant and load up on some classic American dishes.
For highly-rated American cuisine, look no further than Firehouse Restaurant.
Fill up on fare from Tellos Grill and Cafe in Port Washington and be sure to satisfy your stomach.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Parents, bring your kids along to this restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Tellos Grill and Cafe is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
Tellos Grill and Cafe offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Tellos Grill and Cafe offers patio seating in the warmer months.
You can call it in, then carry it out.
Convenient street parking is easy to find outside Tellos Grill and Cafe.
Tellos Grill and Cafe makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
Tellos Grill and Cafe accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Head on over to Tellos Grill and Cafe first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Tellos Grill and Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
In a city famous for brats, fried cheese curds, frozen custard, and beer, trying to eat and drink healthy can seem daunting—impossible even. After all, you’re more likely to stumble into a bar than a grocery store in the state of Wisconsin. But there are ways to enjoy your dining experience without the phrase cholesterol levels, acid reflux, or food coma running through your brain. Read on to learn how to eat light in Milwaukee restaurants.
Embrace Your Inner Veg Head
The words vegetarian and healthy aren’t mutually exclusive. (Vegetarians who subsist solely on pasta and cheese pizza prove this point.) Luckily, some of the best restaurants in Milwaukee are vegetarian-friendly and serving up their fair share of salads, fresh-squeezed juice, and nutritious sandwiches.
Where to go: Riverwest Co-op Café cooks all of its food from scratch, using the same local, organic ingredients sold in its store.What to get: Start the day off with housemade maple granola and bananas, or go for bi bim bop, brown rice topped with steamed veggies and kimchi, for lunch or dinner.
Where to go: Beans & Barley, like Riverwest Co-op, doubles as a specialty grocery store and café.What to get: Try the always-fresh garden salad for a light lunch or fill up with a fan-favorite sweet-potato and bean burrito.Go for Small PlatesThe Midwest is known for its generous, some might say gargantuan, portion sizes. Enter tapas-style dining for those looking for high-quality food that doesn’t require a high-capacity stomach. Just remember: sharing is caring.
Where to go: La Merenda offers globally inspired small plates made with seasonal ingredients; cooks can often be seen plucking fresh herbs from the restaurant’s outdoor garden.Sample dishes: Rushing Waters pan-seared trout, prosciutto salad with arugula, seasonal tart of the day, and patatas bravas with chorizoWhere to go: Odd Duck serves a constantly rotating menu of small plates in four parts: Cheese, Charcuterie, Animal, and Vegetable.Sample dishes: Seared scallops, grilled bavette steak, gouda-stuffed Medjool dates, cucumber gazpacho, and maitake-mushroom crepesStock Up at a Local Farmers’ MarketWith more than 20 farmers’ markets in Milwaukee County, there are endless options to find locally culled fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy, and whatever else you might need to cook tonight’s dinner, or enjoy a healthy snack while on vacation.
Where to go: West Allis Farmers Market, located about 6 miles southwest of downtown Milwaukee, has been around since 1919.When to go: noon–6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 1 p.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, May through NovemberWhat you’ll find: fresh radishes, asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, zucchini, squash, peas, snap beans, potatoes, corn, herb plants, and eggsWhere to go: The pup-friendly South Shore Farmers Market, which offers stunning views of Lake Michigan thanks to its location in South Shore Park.When to go: 8 a.m.–noon Saturday, mid-June through mid-OctoberWhat you’ll find: local honey, spring rolls, bubble tea, fresh crepes, raw oats and grains, and produce as far as the eye can seeWhen all else fails, get a bacon-stuffed bacon burger from Milwaukee Ale House and eat better tomorrow.Photo: Peach Salad by Ralph Daily under CC BY 2.0.