Milwaukee is a mid-sized metropolitan city located in the state of Wisconsin that sits right along Lake Michigan that is one of the main areas for beer production in the United States. However, beer has to be served with really good food, and the folks of Milwaukee have plenty of choices to pick from that include American fare, Cajun cuisines, and Belgian brunches.
The following are the top five places to eat in the city of Milwaukee.
Sanford Restaurant – 1547 N. Jackson Street
It is a little more on the expensive side, but it does offer a nice venue with very creative American-style menu that is often served with the perfect pairings of win by the chef. There are a few different rooms that include an elegant bar and a seating area where it feels like sitting in a five-star restaurant.
The appetizers combine different flavors, like the smoke salmon dumplings with radish and pumpernickel, as well as a grilled pear and Roquefort tart that is topped with caramelized onions and walnuts. One of their top entrees on the menu is a citrus seared Alaskan halibut that is served on top of a wild mushroom risotto cake and some asparagus.
Maxie’s – 6732 W. Fairview Avenue
It’s a little bit more colorful than the earlier mentioned Sanford, but Maxie’s provides a self-proclaimed boisterous menu that features flavors from Cajun, Creole, and barbecue that even has a raw sushi bar. In other words, a very typical restaurant you would expect in the middle of Wisconsin.
Appetizers include raw oysters, as well as New Orleans grilled oysters and cracker-crusted ones. Seafood plates feature shrimp and grits, a crab cake platter, and a pecan-crusted trout filet. The barbecue features North Carolina pork, St. Louis spare ribs, and Memphis ribs.
Blue’s Egg – 317 N. 76th Street
Imagine an American breakfast and lunch menu that provides a little bit of everything from around the globe. The menu has come with several options that have received rave reviews from locals and tourists alike. The breakfasts includes benedicts, cakes, and omelets, including one that features a savory and zesty sausage with kale, provolone, and sage.
The lunches include a number of options that come with a side of their specialty Yukon fries including a pulled ham and gruyere sandwich that comes with caramelized onions and a mustard-mayonnaise combination on thick white bread.
El Senorial – 1901 S 31st Street
For those who prefer to enjoy a much more easygoing atmosphere when enjoying a good meal, this Mexican restaurant provides several different dishes that provide generous portions to appease even the most starving of appetites. Starting with appetizers, diners can enjoy a plate of nachos or a queso fundido with one of two different sauces can also be served with extra meat.
One of the favorite burritos is the burrito suizo that comes with either chicken, beef, pork, or steak along with the regular fixings and a choice of Mexican or American cheese. There are also tortas – sandwiches – and a variety of seafood and vegetarian options to choose from.
Café Benelux and Market – 346 N. Broadway
Something a little different for those who like to enjoy food and brews from the European nations of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxemburg. There’s plenty to enjoy when it comes to looking at either the main café or the marketplace; as well as a rooftop patio to enjoy amazing views of the city.
If you go for either lunch or dinner, one of the popular burgers is the grass-fed cyclocross that is served with Havarti cheese, truffle mushrooms, tomatoes roasted in the oven, and a garlic aioli and served on a potato bun. For those who enjoy extremely rich macaroni and cheese, theirs includes several kids of cheeses including goat, Muenster, American, and an herb garlic cheese.