Within the cream-colored brick exterior of a century-old city building, Papa Luigi’s II marries an Italian restaurant with a bowling alley. Amid the wood paneling, wine-red carpet, and chandeliers of the dining room, taste buds can warm up with the house’s favorite appetizer—sicilian eggplant lathered in Papa’s special marinara sauce. Thin-n-crispy pizzas, which Papa Luigi’s II has been perfecting for 23 years, come loaded with canadian bacon or shrimp.
After meals, guests can adjourn to the newly remodeled, smoke-free bowling alley. Here, shining orbs hurtle down 10 lanes whose automatic bumpers forgive shaky aim, and an automatic scoring system lets bowlers tuck their personal mathematicians back into the trunks of their cars. Between rounds, players can refuel at a pub-style bar by tipping back chilled mugs brimming with imported tap beers and gazing at a trio of plasma televisions. Those seeking a new arena for competition can drop by the game room or rent the upstairs gym for shooting hoops.
Find all your familiar favorites at Taco Bell — this quick and easy spot serves Mexican fare on a budget.
Low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free selections are also on the menu at Taco Bell.
Dine out in the open during Taco Bell's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this restaurant.
With parking onsite, it's easier to get straight to our delicious food.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at Taco Bell.
With fast-paced service and excellent Mexican fare, Taco Bell is just the place to stop by for a quick bite to eat.
So take a night off from cooking and enjoy a quick and tasty meal from Taco Bell.
Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Golden Lion, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare.
Golden Lion is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Golden Lion is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's Rawson Ave location offers nearby street parking.
Don't leave the dollar bills at home — you'll need cash at Golden Lion.
No matter what type of American dish you're in the mood for, Golden Lion has a great selection of dishes to choose from.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Golden Lion.
At Sunrise Restaurant, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich.
Watching your diet? Stay on track at Sunrise Restaurant, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat options.
You won't find a suit in here! Business casual dress is the norm at Sunrise Restaurant.
Sunrise Restaurant will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Driving to the restaurant is easy as pie, and parking surrounds the area.
Your tab at Sunrise Restaurant will generally run you about $30 per person.
The friendly staff at Sunrise Restaurant are ready and waiting to cook and serve your favorite American meal.
Recognized as one of Milwaukee's best Mexican eateries by WISN’s A-List, The Azteca Restaurant upholds its title by simmering meats and seafood in homemade chili sauces and blanketing tender tortillas in melted cheese. Most of the menu's bean- and rice-heaped platters come with sides of from-scratch guacamole, which chefs perk up with tomatoes, cilantro, and a single cactus tear. Within the restaurant’s vibrant adobe-colored exterior, desert murals span the walls and stimulate diners’ thirsts, which can be quenched by seven flavors of fruity margaritas, Mexican beers, and creamy homemade horchata.
One of the better-priced restaurants in South Milwaukee, customers of Little Caesars won't break the budget for a good meal and delightful experience. Whether you are stopping in for the excellent quality, helpful service, or both, you'll always leave this restaurant happy.
Streetwear attire is acceptable, so feel free to come as you are. Also, while the prices may be low, you can bet that the ingredients will be fresh.
If you're in a hurry, the menu has plenty of items that are well-suited to eat on the go.
One of the better quick-service franchises in the area, Little Caesars definitely won't leave you disappointed, no matter how you slice it.
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.