13 of the Best casual restaurants in Milwaukee
Milwaukee’s Food Scene is legit!
Sure, this city definitely has its fare share of fine dining spots to scope out, but sometimes you just want something quick, fun, and casual while still satisfying your taste buds. So, here is a list of excellent restaurants to go to when you want to go somewhere casual in Milwaukee, straight from a local!
# 1: Oscar’s Frozen Custard
Super cheap, consistent, and satisfying, Oscar’s never disappoints. AND their portions are the perfect amount of food, so you can definitely save room for custard!
# 2: Sammy’s Taste of Chicago
Chili dogs, anyone? A humble spot known for their hot dogs, Sammy’s is great for quick-fare easy dining.
#3: Taqueria Buenavista
They have a small dine-in restaurant as well as a food truck parked around town. It’s perfect for some quick and delish Mexican food.
#4: Golden Gyros
There’s ALWAYS a line out into the street for their drive thru, but with a place constantly this busy-you know their food has got to be amazing. And it is! And so worth the wait!!
#5: Jonny Hammers
This is a small neighborhood bar, but oh man their grub-primarily their wings- is the best in town, hands down.
#6: West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe
This is a great spot for breakfast or lunch, with yummy bloodies and mimosas mmmm!
#7: Fortune Restaurant
I love me some Chinese food and this casual restaurant does not disappoint. They have the best traditional Chinese dishes. It’s my fav spot to order take out from in all of Milwaukee.
#8: The Wicked Hop
A hip spot located in the Third Ward of Milwaukee serving brunch, lunch, and dinner, and of course cocktails.
#9: Paul’s Fish Market
Another casual restaurant located downtown serving some amazing seafood! I love fish so it’s right up my alley for a delicious meal.
#10: Grebe’s Bakery
Ok so, I’m guilty of primarily going here for their perfectly baked donuts, but they also serve deli-style hot foods here, too.
#11: Ian’s Pizza
With locations all over Milwaukee, they sell whole pizzas or even fresh pizza by the slice here. They also get quite creative with their toppings. It’s one of the best places to grab pizza in the whole city!
#12: Milwaukee Ale House
They brew their own beer here, so what’s not to love about that?? It’s also a water front restaurant on the Milwaukee River. You can sit on their patio and watch the boats go by while enjoying a tasty beer.
Y’all ever scrolled Pinterest (addict for several years now) and saw those bloody mary cocktails with a whole fired chicken in the glass? Yea, they’ve got those here. Known for their insane bloodies and mouth-watering burgers, this is the perfect location for casual dining!
All of these restaurants offer delicious, budget-friendly menus with a very laid back atmosphere. They’re perfect for when you just want to grab something quick, or dine in but without the pressure of having to apply a full face of makeup before arriving. From one foodie to another-bon Appetit!
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