Restaurants in Wisconsin

You know you are in “America’s Dairyland” when hamburgers and charcoal-cooked brats (bratwursts) come glistening with butter, and when cheese curds are served in every bar. Cool, smooth custard is another creamy specialty; and cream pies are superlative. Fruit pies – apple, cherry, rhubarb, berry – also are memorable, even when they are not served a la mode. Friday night is fish fry night in virtually every restaurant; and if you’re up in Door County in the summer, do avail yourself of the pyrotechnical spectacular known as a fish boil. Milwaukee is rich in ethnic foods and is one of America’s top corned beef cities; and, of course, its population of brew pubs and corner taverns is peerless.

Wisconsin’s Best Restaurants

City Bakery - Peanut Square
City Bakery

SHEBOYGAN, WI

Sand Creek Cafe - Sam Browns
Sand Creek Cafe

WI

Speed Queen - Ribs
Speed Queen

MILWAUKEE, WI

slice of sugar-frosted kringle with apricot filling
Bendtsen’s Bakery

RACINE, WI

Kewpee Lunch - Double Cheeseburger
Kewpee Lunch

RACINE, WI

Larsen Bakery - Kringle
Larsen Bakery

RACINE, WI

Rivers Edge Restaurant - Bacon
Rivers Edge Restaurant

SAUKVILLE, WI

Nite Owl Drive-In - Parking Lot
Nite Owl Drive-In

MILWAUKEE, WI

Mr. Perkins’ Family Restaurant - Fried Perch
Mr. Perkins’ Family Restaurant

MILWAUKEE, WI

Saukville Meats - Summer Sausage
Saukville Meats

SAUKVILLE, WI

Three Brothers - Roast Lamb
Three Brothers

MILWAUKEE, WI

Jo’s Cafe - Hoffel Poffel
Jo’s Cafe

MILWAUKEE, WI

Karl Ratzsch’s

MILWAUKEE, WI

Klinger’s East

MILWAUKEE, WI

Holy Hill Cafe

HUBERTUS, WI

Jake’s

MILWAUKEE, WI

Gilles Frozen Custard

MILWAUKEE, WI

Watts Tea Shop

MILWAUKEE, WI

Jack Pandl’s Whitefish Bay Inn

WHITEFISH BAY, WI

Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery

STOCKHOLM, WI

Leon’s

MILWAUKEE, WI

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