Wisconsin is home to many great restaurants. Besides being famous for beer and cheese, the state encompasses a wide variety of food specialties. Let your taste buds do the talking when you try these 10 best restaurants in Wisconsin.
If you are looking for one of Wisconsin’s best burgers, stop on in to this spot. But a forewarning, AJ Bombers isn’t just your average burger joint. Try their famous Milwaukee Burger, with a quarter-pound burger, Colby cheese, Berkshire bacon topped with Schlitz onions. It’s no wonder the Milwaukee Burger was named Travel Channel’s Food War Winner. Pile on an egg, slap some peanut butter on it, or ask for mushrooms on AJ Bombers’ unconventional burgers.
This family-owned restaurant has an authentic Swedish atmosphere. Goats graze the grass rooftops, while staff is dressed in traditional clothing. Located in Sister Bay, this restaurant is perfect if you are traveling to, from, or through the Door County area. Grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner—their signature foods guarantee satisfaction.
Mariner’s Inn is home to Madison’s best steak and seafood. Waterfront dine on Lake Mendota at Mariner’s beautiful family-owned restaurant. Check out their famous lobster boils the last Thursday of every month.
The Old Fashioned is the ideal dinner destination for anyone who is looking to experience the downtown Madison atmosphere. The Old Fashioned is a great place to consume everything that Wisconsin has traditionally been known for. Order cheese curds, local beers, bratwurst, and of course—you can’t miss their Friday fish fry. Enjoy a quick walk to State Street and have a Wisconsin State Capital view while eating dinner.
High class, high in price, but always satisfactory. This is a great place to celebrate a special night. Overlook the beautiful Lake Nagawicka while you are spoiled with a series of delicious courses and entrees. One hour east of Madison and 30 minutes west of Milwaukee it's a perfect place to get together-they even do weddings and events!
You are in for a real treat at this tricky place! The Safe House is no walk in the park. You have to work to get inside. If you don't know the password, then you must perform a comic gesture upon your admittance. This of course is broadcast throughout the restaurant for all the patrons to see-it's quiet entertaining. The Safe House caries the spy theme throughout the restaurant and is a must-stop place in Milwaukee…if you can find it!
Do you love Macaroni and Cheese? MACS is the perfect place for you and your company. Share a platter with friends or try your own entree. Not only is there a diverse menu of mac and cheese platters but there are sandwiches, salads, a kid's menu, and desserts. Try a snippet of real Wisconsin cheese at any of the Wisconsin MACS locations in Sun Prairie, Appleton, Wisconsin Dells, or Lake Delton!
There's nothing more Wisconsin than a Friday night fish fry. More specifically, one at Crawfish Junction. Besides the upbeat and lively atmosphere, they have a lengthy menu to choose from. Try alligator and crawfish, or go a more conservative route by ordering a burger, wings, or their cod. There is something for every picky eater at this townie joint.
If you're looking for a great supper club in the Northwoods, you need to check out McGregor's Blink Bonnie. This tiny joint has the best sizzling steaks and seafood mix. Keep in mind no reservations are taken and this place fills up fast-but it's worth the wait.
Dive back in time at this quaint steakhouse in Madison. Read about the mafia history associated with the original Wonder Bar dating back to 1929. Dine upstairs, on their outdoor patio, or grab a drink at the bar. Get lost in the past as you dine at one of Madison's finest.