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Milwaukee’s Top 5 Restaurants

Take a look at Milwaukee’s top 5 restaurants. Whether down the street or a few blocks away, you’re sure to find a place to bite into something good.

Milwaukee Brat House

Milwaukee Brat House opened in May 2008 as “a culinary staple for those seeking the authentic Milwaukee experience.”
Milwaukee Brat House is number one on the list of Milwaukee’s top 5 restaurants because this is the only place you can find a “professional drinking establishment” and Beer Garden within architecture raised during the early 20th-century industrial revolution.
View their daily specials and see some live music.

1013 N Doctor MLK. Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Mon – Fri 11 AM – 2 AM, Sat & Sun 10 AM – 2 AM
(414) 273-8709

Oak Barrel

Oak Barrel is an “American Public House” only moments away from Fiserv Forum and Milwaukee Theater. Share an artisan pizza with friends, or bite into some tacos, a butter burger, and other classic entrees.
Their impressive beverage list provides plenty of craft beers and whiskeys to wash down a full belly. There are always new daily specials, and their layout is prime for a party, so stop by for happy hour and hit them up to host your next event!

1033 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Mon – Wed 11 AM – 12:30 AM, Thur 11 AM – 12 AM, Fri 11 AM – 2:30 AM, Sat 10 AM – 2:30 AM, Sun 10 AM – 12:30 AM
(414) 897-8320


Mader’s started serving porterhouse steaks and steins of beer when they were only 20 cents and three cents. The tables and chairs were rough and wobbly upon opening in 1902, and a single fan whirled from the hot tin ceiling.
Prohibition struck in 1920, and Celia Mader, Charles Mader’s wife, decided to switch gears to German cuisine: Sauerbraten, Wiener Schnitzel, and Pork Shank. Celia’s adaptive mind kept Mader’s open until April 7th, 1933, when Prohibition ended.
Mader’s continues to be a family-owned and operated business, even with 100+ years of experience. A full-scale model of the original storefront can be viewed in “The Streets of Old Milwaukee” exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

1041 N Doctor MLK Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Mon Closed, Sun, Tue – Thur 11:30 AM – 8 PM, Fri & Sat 11:30 AM – 9 PM
(414) 271-3377

Carson’s Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue of Milwaukee

The Carson family has had a hand in the restaurant industry since the 1930s. Carson’s was founded over 40 years ago with one principle – “serve large portions of great food at an honest price.”
Dean, a third-generation Carson, is responsible for satisfying Carson’s patrons into the future. The goal stays as true as the recipes; to give customers the same great taste every time they visit.

301 W Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
Sun – Thur 11:30 AM – 10 PM, Fri & Sat 11:30 AM – 11 PM
(414) 223-3311

Gyro MKE

Gyro MKE presents classic Mediterranean and Greek cuisine to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Omar Amin’s restaurant is steps away from the Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee Public Museum, and the UW – Milwaukee Panther Arena, making it easy for “everyone from tourists to locals can grab authentic Mediterranean food fit for a king.”
Likewise, Gyro MKE is near the Milwaukee Area Technical College and Marquette University, making it an excellent bit to eat before or after school.

700 W Wisconsin Ave #A, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Mon – Fri 11 AM – 7 PM, Sat & Sun Closed
(414) 273-4976

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Date Started Using: May 16, 2023