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Greatest Of Milwaukee 2021 Winners: Eating Out

Best Of Milwaukee 2021 Winners: Dining Out

Eating Out

African Restaurant


Ethiopian Cottage Restaurant
1824 N. Farwell Ave.
ethiopiancottagerest.com


The restaurant’s title refers back to the conventional dwellings of Ethiopia, the place the scrumptious stews redolent of Africa and the Close to East have been ready over open fires and arrayed on a crepe-like sourdough referred to as injera. The hearty custom is saved alive at Ethiopian Cottage, which options an assortment of meat and vegetarian choices plus Ethiopian beer, espresso, tea and honey wine. (David Luhrssen)


Finalists:
Alem Ethiopian Village
Blue Star Cafe
Immy's African Delicacies

Bar Meals


Camino
434 S. 2nd St.
7211 W Greenfield Ave.
CaminoMKE.com


Situated in Walker’s Level, Camino combines the allure of a dive bar with the meals of a top-notch eatery. A craft beer pairs nicely with loads of deep-fried choices, in addition to an array of pierogis, wings and sandwiches. A fast chunk to go along with your drink or a full meal can be found right here, and all of their specialties are accomplished very nicely. (Allen Halas)


Finalists:
Pete's Pub
Steny's Tavern & Grill
The Stillery

Barbecue / Ribs


Double B's BBQ Restaurant & Timbers MKE Fashion BBQ Meals Truck
7420 W. Greenfield Ave.
doublebs.com


Double B’s believes barbecue is an artwork. Their hickory-smoked ribs, brisket and rooster are cooked low and gradual. They’ve received burgers, too, and together with mac and cheese, coleslaw and cornbread that go with a real barbecue meal. (Sheila Julson)


Finalists: Barbecue
Heaven's Desk BBQ
Iron Grate BBQ Co.
Smoke Shack

Finalists: Ribs
Pitch's Lounge & Restaurant
Sandras On The Park
Smoke Shack

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Breakfast / Brunch


Blue's Egg
317 N. 76th St.
bluesegg.com


If it’s breakfast or brunch (or each), then Blue’s Egg is the place to go for distinctive approaches to conventional dishes. Hash browns get particular remedy: pulled ham, aged Provolone, rooster Chorizo roasted mushroom. And for these watching their energy, there’s even skinny browns. And that’s only the start. (Harry Cherkinian)


Finalists: Breakfast
Honey Butter Cafe
Mad Rooster Cafe
Candy Diner

Finalists: Brunch
Candy Diner
The Noble
Sabrosa Cafe

Brew Pub / Fish Fry / Cheese Curds


Lakefront Brewery
1872 N. Commerce St.
lakefrontbrewery.com


Extra of a beer corridor than a pub, Lakefront’s hospitality is known, and so are their beers. Their spacious bar and eating space, overlooking the river, function their array of beers and an intensive restaurant menu with all the pieces from Friday barbeque and cheese curds to mac & cheese, brats and kielbasa. Don’t miss their well-known brewery tour! (Barry Houlehen)


Finalists: Brew Pub
Eagle Park Brewing Firm
Faklandia Brewing
The Explorium Brewpub Third Ward

Finalists: Fish Fry
Kegel's Inn
The Packing Home
Sandras on the Park
The Stillery

Finalists: Fried Cheese Curds
AJ Bombers
Camino
Faklandia Brewing

Buffet


Maharaja
1550 N. Farwell Ave.
maharajahrestaurants.com


After the pandemic, Maharaja in the reduction of its famously in style lunch buffet to Saturday and Sunday solely. On weekdays, they provide as an alternative a $13 lunch particular with many choices to fulfill longtime followers of the restaurant (except you have been one in all these individuals who stuffed your plate 4 instances on the buffet line). (David Luhrssen)


Finalists:
Casablanca
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill
India Backyard
New China Buffet
Singha Thai Restaurant

Burgers / Ice Cream-Frozen Custard Stand


Kopp’s
A number of places
kopps.com


Kopp’s opened its first location in 1950 and is taken into account one of many “Massive Three” of Milwaukee’s frozen custard legacy. Though they provide normal vanilla, chocolate and strawberry flavored frozen custard, they’re recognized for extra unique concoctions like blueberry cheesecake, tiramisu or peanut butter, together with a “taste of the day.” Their generously sized “jumbo” burgers can be found with a spread of toppings. (Sheila Julson)


Finalists: Burgers
AJ Bombers
Artful Cow
Oscar's Pub & Grill

Finalists: Ice Cream-Frozen Custard Stand:
Gilles Frozen Custard
Kilwins Milwaukee Bayshore
Leon's Frozen Custard

Burrito / Mexican Restaurant / Taco


Café Corazón
A number of Places
corazonmilwaukee.com

Clearly there’s a lot to love about Café Corazon. When you might have Milwaukee’s finest burrito, taco, and margarita, you’ve received to be the very best Mexican restaurant! The enjoyable and colourful decor, nice waitstaff, domestically sourced components, and glorious vegan and gluten free choices solely add to Corazon’s reputation. (Susan Harpt Grimes)


Finalists: Burrito
Botanas Restaurant
Electrical Lime Taqueria
Jalisco Restaurant
Mr. Señor's

Finalists: Mexican Restaurant
Botanas Restaurant
Electrical Lime Taqueria
Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant

Finalists: Taco
Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
Electrical Lime Taqueria
Paloma Taco and Tequila

Carribean Restaurant


Sabor Tropical
sabortropicalmke.com


Sabor means taste. Able to enterprise past Milwaukee’s many positive Mexican eating places? Sabor’s menu provides an important stepping off level for culinary explorations. Strive the Mofongo Rellenos, fried inexperienced plantains stuffed rooster, shrimp, fish, or lobster cooked in Caribbean creole sauce topped with pork skins and cilantro. (Blaine Schultz)




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Finalists:
Island Jam
Mobay Cafe
Uppa Yard

Central / South American Restaurant


Chef Paz Restaurant
9039 W. Nationwide Ave.
chefpaz.com


Chef Paz is all about bringing within the freshest components and turning these components into pretty Peruvian meals. Phenomenal empanadas, fantastically ready seafood, beef, or rooster, all brightened with particular seasoning, recent lime and cilantro. Chef Paz really brings the scrumptious flavors of South America to West Allis. (Susan Harpt Grimes)


Finalists:
C-viche
El Salvador Restaurant MKE
Noche Restaurant & Bar
Triciclo Peru

Low-cost Eats


Conjejitos Place
539 W. Virginia St.
conejitos-place.com


Opened in 1972 by Jose “Conejito” Garza, this fan favourite nonetheless serves lots of the unique choices debuted practically 50 years in the past—and at extraordinarily reasonably priced costs. After which there’s these traditional paper plates that make it all of the extra particular. (Harry Cherkinian)


Finalists:
Louie's Char Canines & Butter Burgers
Actual Chili
Taco Mike’s

Chef


Adam Pawlak
greateffingpasta.com


Nationwide, Adam Pawlak could be recognized for his stint on the favored chef’s competitors Hell’s Kitchen. However the founding father of Egg & Flour Pasta Bar, which debuted at Crossroads Collective on the East Facet, launched this proficient chef to native stardom. Search for his creations at his three Egg & Flour places or at E&F Pizzeria, additionally at Crossroads Collective. (Sheila Julson)


Finalists:
John Chandler
Chris Ghobrial
Gregory Leon

Rooster Wings


Factors East Pub
1501 N. Jackson St.
ThePointsEastPub.com


Whereas some wing institutions pleasure themselves on having quite a lot of sauces and kinds to their choices, Level’s East has lengthy been the gold normal for rooster wings in Milwaukee. With a dry rub that’s second to none, the bar is tucked away on the East Facet, and has gained reputation largely on phrase of mouth. (Allen Halas)


Finalists:
Limanski's Pub
Steny's Tavern & Grill
TomKen's Bar & Grill

Chinese language Restaurant


DanDan
360 E. Erie St.
dandanmke.com


Co-Founders Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Ceremony take Asian fusion delicacies and serve it up in a trendy but relaxed setting proper within the coronary heart of Milwaukee’s Third Ward.  From dim sum and dumplings to the ever in style DanDan Noodles (floor pork with chili oil), it’s all there—and an entire lot extra. (Harry Cherkinian)


Finalists:
Emperor of China
Jing's
Momo Mee Asian Delicacies
Sze Chuan Restaurant

Espresso Store


Colectivo Espresso Lakefront
1701 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
colectivocoffee.com


Colectivo Espresso, which started with humble beginnings in 1993 as Alterra, has grown to 12 places all through the Milwaukee Space, together with cafés in Madison and Chicago. Their picturesque lakefront location is housed in an 1888 historic Milwaukee River Flushing Station. (Sheila Julson)


Finalists:
Anodyne Espresso Roasting Co.
Dream Lab
Valentine Espresso Co.

Donuts


Grebe's Bakery
grebesbakery.com


A cruller from Grebe’s. Finish of story. OK, additionally they provide donuts, cookies, breakfast sandwiches, lunches and sizzling ham and rolls on Sunday. But it surely’s the crullers. (Benjamin Dover)


Finalists:
Cranky Al's
Donut Monster
Sugar Dice Donuts

Household Pleasant Restaurant


SafeHouse
777 N. Entrance St.
safe-house.com


Half restaurant, half “spy bar,” that is the place for extra than simply good foods and drinks. As soon as you determine the placement (SE has conveniently offered the handle), “spy recruits” must go a check to enter. After which the enjoyable actually begins. That’s, if you will get in. (Harry Cherkinian)


Finalists:
Meyer's Restaurant Bar & Banquet Corridor
Papa Luigi's Pizza
The Stillery

Farm-To-Desk Restaurant


Odd Duck
2352 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
oddduckrestaurant.com


When Odd Duck opened a decade in the past, the thrill about “farm-to-table” was simply starting. This cozy eatery in Bay View has since turn into a forerunner in sourcing recent, seasonal produce and components from native farms and producers. In early 2022, Odd Duck homeowners Melissa Buchholz and Ross Bachhuber will transfer the restaurant to a brand new location in Walker’s Level. (Sheila Julson)


Finalists:
Braise Restaurant & Culinary Faculty
Morel
Parkside 23

French Restaurant


Le Reve Pâtisserie & Café
7610 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa
lerevecafe.com


French meals at its most interesting and a menu assured to have you ever talking French very quickly. The menu is intensive and straightforward to comply with. And In case your motto in life is, “eat dessert first,” then look no additional. The dazzling, colourful show of macarons (baked almond meringue cookies with flavored French buttercream filling), will probably be an important begin, or end, or each. (Harry Cherkinian)


Finalists:
Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
Pastiche Bistro
Sanford Restaurant

Frozen Yogurt Store


Yo Mama!
A number of Places
yomamagoodness.com


The easiest way to method Yo Mama’s self-serve fro-yo dispensers is to inform your self that it’s a “wholesome” selection. There are at all times a number of flavors of yogurt and a full bar of toppings. Price is set by the burden of your creation, a truth that could be arduous to recollect within the face of such scrumptious choices. (Susan Harpt Grimes)


Finalists:
My Yo My
Sensible Cow Yogurt Store
Yo Manufacturing facility

Gelato Store


Chilly Spoons Gelato
5924 W. Vliet St.
coldspoonsgelato.com


Chilly Spoons Gelato produces 24 rotating traditional and customized flavors of gelati and sorbetti on website in small batches. Received a favourite taste you possibly can’t get sufficient of? Cease in every Tuesday for Improve Day; get a medium serving for the value of a small, or a big serving for the value of a medium. (Sheila Julson)


Finalists:
Divino Gelato Cafe Ltd
Golosi Gelato Cafe

German Restaurant


Mader's Restaurant
1041 N. Previous World Third St.
madersrestaurant.com


Based in 1902, nearly all of Milwaukee’s inhabitants then have been German immigrants and so they drank, what else? Beer. It’s nonetheless as in style as ever at this time, serving conventional German dishes in Bavarian decor with loads of distinctive German brews. (Harry Cherkinian)


Finalists:
Bavarian Bierhaus
Kegel's Inn
Von Trier

Gluten-Free/Pleasant Restaurant


Lazy Susan MKE
2378 S. Howell Ave.
lazysusanmke@gmail.com


Lazy Susan’s culinary staff are aces on the subject of creativity within the kitchen. They give attention to what’s recent and out there, selecting native components at any time when potential to create their menu, which modifications month-to-month. Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian dishes are clearly marked on the menu. (Susan Harpt Grimes)


Finalists:
Cafe Manna
Electrical Lime Taqueria
Wauwatiki Bar & Grill

Gourmand Restaurant / Romantic Restaurant


Lake Park Bistro
3133 E. Newberry Blvd.
bartolottas.com/lake-park-bistro


It’s not arduous to grasp why so many date nights, engagements, and anniversary dinners occur at Lake Park Bistro. Tender lighting, intimate eating areas, and fairly views of the lake set the stage for a particular night. The excellent meals, ready and introduced with utmost care will flip it right into a spectacularly particular night. (Susan Harpt Grimes)


Finalists: Gourmand Restaurant
Ardent
Coco's Seafood and Steakhouse
Sanford Restaurant

Finalists: Romantic Restaurant
Onesto
SALA - Trendy Sicilian Eating
The Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar

Greek Restaurant


Oakland Gyros
A number of places
oaklandgyros.com


The unique Oakland Gyros benefited from its location close to the UW-Milwaukee campus and on the identical block as a preferred scholar bar, Axel’s. It’s nothing fancy, nevertheless it provides beneficiant parts of tasty Greek meals at cheap costs and served up rapidly. The method was so profitable that Oakland Gyros has replicated itself on the South Facet with title and menu intact. (David Luhrssen)


Finalists:
Apollo Cafe
Cosmos Cafe
Ouzo Cafe

Scorching Canine / Kitchen Open After 10 p.m.


The Vanguard
2659 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
VanguardBar.com


Whereas they provide a full menu of delicious sausages, The Vanguard in Bay View is aware of precisely what they’re doing with their all-beef sizzling canine. Smoked with paprika and served with mustard, you can even up the ante in your canine by styling it after cities round North America. (Allen Halas)


Finalists: Scorching Canine
Dr. Dawg | Glendale
Martino's Italian Beef and Scorching Canines
Actual Chili
Riley's Good Canines

Finalists: Kitchen Open After 10 P.M.
Blackwood Brothers Restaurant & Social Membership
Electrical Lime Taqueria
Pete's Pub
Actual Chili

Lodge Restaurant


Mason Road Grill
425 E. Mason St.
masonstreetgrill.com


Situated within the Pfister Lodge on the principle flooring, Mason Road Grill is the traditional place for steaks and different chophouse fare cooked on wood-fire grills, that includes dwell jazz music. However there’s loads of different decisions together with fish, rooster and barley risotto. One thing for each palate. (Harry Cherkinian)


Finalists:
ARIA – The Restaurant at Saint Kate
Eldr+Rime
Kimpton Journeyman Lodge
The Iron Horse Lodge
Tre Rivali

Indian / Pakistani Restaurant


Cafe India Bay View
2201 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
cafeindiamke.us


Cafe India started as a counter service location in Walker’s Level that drew enterprise for its lunch buffet. A number of years later, a second location was added down the road in Bay View. It’s bigger with seating for as much as 90, plus a full bar with a give attention to Indian beer and wine. The area was transformed and consists of an outside patio. (Morton Shlabotnik)


Finalists:
Cafe India Walker’s Level
India Backyard
Maharaja

Irish Restaurant


County Clare Irish Inn & Pub
1234 N. Astor St.
countyclare-inn.com


Sure, they’ve corned beef and cabbage, and loads of potato dishes, however County Clare additionally provides a artistic menu of Irish American fare for dinner and Sunday brunch, served of their charming eating room. Shepherd’s pie, smoked salmon, Irish pudding, bangers (sausages), and a full Irish breakfast are just some of the choices. And hey, the place else can you purchase your complete kitchen employees a spherical of pints? (Barry Houlehen)


Finalists:
McBob's Pub & Grill
Mo's Irish Pub Wauwatosa
Moran’s Pub
Mulligans Irish Pub & Grill

Italian Restaurant


Tenuta's Italian Restaurant
2995 S. Clement Ave.
tenutasitalian.com


Though tucked onto a quiet Bay View road, Tenuta’s is a vacation spot for diners throughout the metro space for its genuine, well-served Italian dishes. The pizza is so good that a few of us seldom enterprise into the opposite half of the menu. (David Luhrssen)


Finalists:
Papa Luigi's Pizza
SALA - Trendy Sicilian Eating
Tavolino | Wine + Pasta + Pizza

Japanese Restaurant


Hungry Sumo
2663 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
hungrysumosushibar.com


When the pandemic hit, Hungry Sumo took precautions, continued as takeout solely and continued providing tasty meals in stride. With traditional maki, teriyaki, nigiri/sashimi, ramen and extra the menu provides loads of navigation. Should you’ve by no means tried black rice, you need to. (Blaine Schultz)


Finalists:
Fujiyama (West Allis)
Kawa Ramen and Sushi
Kyoto

Jewish / Kosher-Fashion Restaurant / Sandwich


Benji's Deli
A number of Places
benjisdeliandrestaurant.com


Should you’re craving an genuine Reuben or a piping sizzling bowl of matzo ball soup, however don’t have any plans for a visit to NYC, head on over to Benji’s Deli. All-day breakfasts, together with fan favourite hoppel popple, are additionally fairly in style. Strive the distinctive potato pancakes, that are at all times served with applesauce and bitter cream. (Susan Harpt Grimes)


Finalists: Jewish-Kosher Stye Restaurant
Allie Boy’s Bagelry & Luncheonette
Jake's Deli North

Finalists: Sandwich
Bavette La Boucherie
Boo Boo's Sandwich Store
Cousins Subs
Riley's Sandwich Co.

Korean Restaurant


Momo Mee Asian Delicacies
10 E. Greenfield Ave.
momomeerestaurant.com


The dumpling and noodle-centric restaurant receives rave opinions, which could simply be traced to government chef and proprietor Tony Ho’s philosophy “I would like individuals to expertise scrumptious and flavorful meals … individuals ought to stroll out realizing they simply skilled one thing nice.” (Blaine Schultz)


Finalists:
Char'd
Fortunate Ginger
Merge | Korean Fried Rooster + Soju Bar
Seoul Korean Restaurant
Stone Bowl Grill

Louisiana – Southern Restaurant / Soul Meals


Maxie’s
6732 W. Fairview Ave.
maxiesmke.com


A winner in two classes, it’s simple to grasp why, on the subject of Maxie’s selection of cuisines—Cajun, Creole, BBQ. After which there’s all that seafood: Blue Level oysters, shrimp & grits. and naturally, there should be fried inexperienced tomatoes! (Harry Cherkinian)


Finalists: Louisiana-Southern
Crawdaddy's on Greenfield
On the Bayou
Tupelo Honey

Finalists: Soul Meals
Daddy's Soul Meals & Grille
Nino's Southern Sides
Perkins Boyz On Tha Grill

Meditterranean Restaurant / Center Japanese Restaurant


Casablanca
A number of places
casablanceonbrady.com


Center Japanese meals wasn’t well-known in Milwaukee when the unique Casablanca opened on Mitchell Road. Now positioned on Brady Road and Bluemound Street, Casablanca serves beef, lamb, rooster, seafood and plenty of vegetarian dishes in conventional fashion. Search for all the pieces from falafel to baklava. (David Luhrssen)


Finalists: Mediterranean Restaurant
Aladdin
Center East Facet
Pita Palace Mediterranean Delicacies
Taqwas Bakery and Restaurant

Finalists: Center Japanese Restaurant
Damascus Gate Restaurant
Center East Facet
Taqwas Bakery and Restaurant

New Restaurant (Opened in 2021)


Tupelo Honey
911 N. Broadway
tupelohoneycafe.com


Tupelo Honey has rapidly made its mark in Milwaukee with its home made Southern-style dishes and modern cocktails. There’s the classics like bone-in fried rooster. However how about meatloaf with a bourbon peppercorn glaze? Wash it down with a turmeric ginger tonic and settle in. (Harry Cherkinian)


Finalists:
Blackwood Brothers Restaurant & Social Membership
Electrical Lime Taqueria
Idiot's Errand MKE
Center East Facet

Outside Eating


Zócalo Meals Park
363 S. Sixth St.
zocalomke.com


Milwaukee’s first meals truck park opened in 2019 with a various array of distributors, a tavern and outside and indoor seating. It has grown to turn into not only a premier launchpad for meals entrepreneurs however a strong neighborhood hub. (Sheila Julson)


Finalists:
Café Benelux
Electrical Lime Taqueria
Lakefront Brewery
Sandras On The Park

Pizzeria – Deep Dish


Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
A number of Places
LouMalnatis.com


With a historical past of deep dish excellence, few know pizza like Lou Malnati’s. With the traditional Chicago-style recipe and a crisp, golden crust, the restaurant’s pizza is prompt consolation meals. Their pies come from a lineage of pizza perfection, and are positive to make your mouth water upon first sight. (Allen Halas)


Finalists:
Falbo Bros Pizzeria
Fixture Pizza Pub
Rosati's Pizza
Tenuta's Italian Restaurant

Pizzeria – Skinny Crust


Zaffiro's Pizza & Bar
1724 N Farwell Ave
zaffirospizza.com


Beloved by generations for his or her Milwaukee-style, skinny crust pizza, Zaffiro’s has maintained their excessive requirements and continued to generate new legions of followers. Satellite tv for pc places in choose Marcus theaters now let you get pleasure from the identical nice pizza whereas watching the newest movies—minus the traditional purple and white checked tablecloths, in fact. (Susan Harpt Grimes)


Finalists:
Balistreri's Italian-American Ristorante
Ned's Pizza
Papa Luigi's Pizza

Pizzeria – Wooden-Fired Oven


Santino's Little Italy
352 E. Stewart St.
Santinoslittleitaly.com


That wood-fired oven and the distinctive pizza crust are solely two causes for eating at Santino’s. Sophia Loren is normally behind the bar—not filling wine glasses however on the massive display in colourful scenes from Italy through classic motion pictures. The lengthy bar-dining rooms are darkish and cozy and suggests one thing theatrical—the right setting for a restaurant that refines Italian classics to a excessive stage. (David Luhrssen)


Finalists:
Flour Lady and Flame
San Giorgio Pizzeria Napoletana
Wy'east Pizza

Place To Eat Alone


Beerline Cafe
2076 N. Commerce St.
beerlinecafe.com


Need to get away with out getting away? The Beerline Café provides a sunny hideaway tucked in Commerce Road aka the Beerline. The casual restaurant is a cheap to reasonably priced low-environmental-impact vegetarian “fresh-casual” café specializing in distinctive, candy and savory crepe creations, panini-style sandwiches, soups, salads, wholesome smoothies and recent juices. (Blaine Schultz)


Finalists:
Electrical Lime Taqueria
Pete's Pub
Actual Chili
Taco Mike’s

Ramen


Purple Gentle Ramen
1749 N. Farwell Ave.
redlightramen.com


This time of 12 months, what is healthier than ramen? Returning BOM champ, the subterranean Purple Gentle Ramen grew from a pop-up by the great of us at Ardent right into a vacation spot. The standard ramen choices are complemented by sake, slushie cocktails, fusion appetizers and desserts. (Blaine Schultz)


Finalists:
Hungry Sumo
Kawa Ramen and Sushi
Tanpopo Ramen & Sushi Restaurant

Restaurant Open on Christmas Day


The Packing Home
900 E. Layton Ave.
packinghousemke.com


The Packing Home is an at all times snug reminder of the golden age of supper-club eating with its beneficiant parts and array of appetizers, soups, steaks, poultry, veal, seafood—and nice fish frys. (David Luhrssen)


Finalists:
Andreas Household Restaurant
Pallas Restaurant

Restaurant Service


Steny's Tavern & Grill
800 S. Second St.
StenysTavern.com


Walker’s Level sports activities bar Steny’s Tavern & Grill is aware of methods to do sport day proper. A big employees behind the bar and all through the sprawling restaurant space retains hundreds of patrons glad yearly. If you add in shuttle service to main occasions and the overall ambiance of the institution, Steny’s will get you to the sport as solely they know the way. (Allen Halas)


Finalists:
Coco's Seafood and Steakhouse
Electrical Lime Taqueria
Sandras on the Park
The Stillery

Restaurant With A View


Harbor Home
550 N. Harbor Drive
bartolottas.com/harbor-house


The gorgeous views of Lake Michigan provided by the home windows contained in the restaurant are fairly robust to prime. Relying on the season, climate, and time of day you possibly can marvel on the many moods of the lake and sky whereas eating on scrumptious, recent seafood ready with the care you’d anticipate from a Bartolotta restaurant. (Susan Harpt Grimes)


Finalists:
Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro
Lake Park Bistro
Lakefront Brewery

Seafood Restaurant


St. Paul Fish Firm
stpaulfish.com


If it’s fish you’re wanting, that is the place with each selection possible. The New England fashion boils are the latest addition to the menu, along with your selection of lobster, crab or seafood. However the lobster roll is nearly as good as its East Coast. variations. (Harry Cherkinian)


Finalists:
Coco's Seafood and Steakhouse
Harbor Home
Third Coast Provisions

Soups


Soup Market
A number of places
thesoupmarket.com


The Soup Market’s scratch-made soups begin with a basis of shares simmered from recent beef, poultry, greens and herbs. Each day requirements embody rooster noodle and a weekly featured chili, together with three to 6 featured soups together with vegetarian choices. They’ve additionally received salads, sandwiches and desserts. (Sheila Julson)


Finalists:
Benji's Deli
LOUP - Soup with a Native Twist
Pete's Pub
Soup Bros.

Steakhouse / Supper Membership


5 O'Clock Steakhouse
2416 W. State St.
fiveoclocksteakhouse.com


Few issues in life are higher than having fun with a wonderfully ready steak from a correct supper membership. 5 O’Clock has mastered methods to ship that have. High-notch service, snug but elegant environment, tasty traditional cocktails, and high-quality meats cooked to your specs. Bon Appétit! (Susan Harpt Grimes)


Finalists: Steakhouse
Carnevor
Coco's Seafood and Steakhouse
Mason Road Grill

Finalists: Supper Membership
Joey Gerard's - A Bartolotta Supper Membership
The Packing Home
Sandra’s on the Park

Road Meals Vendor


Pedro's South American Meals
facebook.com/empanadasmke


Milwaukeeans love empanadas. Whereas there are various nice decisions within the space to indulge on this delicacy that originated in Spain and Portugal, Pedro’s South American Meals provides Latin American influences to take this tasty road meals to new heights. Their empanada varieties like pulled pork, rooster mole or a vegetarian providing of spinach feta have been successful round city on the Shorewood Farmers Market, Pridetoberfest, the Deer District and Black Husky Brewing. (Sheila Julson)


Finalists:
Shorty's Grilled Cheese
That Taco Man
Vocado MKE

Sub Sandwich


Cheba Hut Toasted Subs
2907 N. Oakland Ave.
chebahut.com


You received’t discover cannabis-infused meals at Cheba Hut, however this store has enjoyable with a ganja theme and sandwich names that play on hashish strains. Identified for its laid-back ambiance and “toasted subs,” this Arizona-based chain opened its first retailer in Milwaukee this previous 12 months. Whereas the gourmand subs are tasty, the store’s reputation may also be additional testomony that Wisconsinites are able to embrace all issues hashish (ahem, Wisconsin State Legislature). (Sheila Julson)


Finalists:
Cousins Subs
Riley's Sandwich Co.
Suburpia

Sushi


Kyoto
7453 W. Layton Ave.
kyotomke.com


As sushi has turn into increasingly in style, so has Kyoto which serves up all kinds of this traditional Japanese dish. “Sushi” refers to fish and different seafood and generally made with egg or greens like cucumber and avocado. You’ll discover much more unique dishes like Peruvian mango roll together with its Bubble Tea drinks. (Harry Cherkinian)


Finalists:
Hungry Sumo
Rice N Roll Bistro
Screaming Tuna Milwaukee

Takeout / Curbside Pickup


Twisted Crops
4905 S. Packard Ave., Cudahy
twistedplants.com


Twisted Crops took the leap from a meals truck to opening a brick-and-mortar location simply because the pandemic shutdown hit, however prospects readily took benefit of the restaurant’s curbside pickup mannequin to get their vegan consolation meals. The initmate eating room has since opened, however the curbside possibility stays in style. Bonus: the environmentally pleasant carryout containers are biodegradable. (Sheila Julson)


Finalists:
Electrical Lime Taqueria
Sandras on the Park
The Stillery

Tapas (Small Plates)


La Merenda
125 E. Nationwide Ave.
lamerenda125.com


For practically 15 years, La Merenda has been a Walker’s Level go-to for glorious world delicacies. All the pieces is creatively ready from domestically sourced meals and introduced in a bite-sized manner that has charmed diners from the start. (Susan Harpt Grimes)


Finalists:
Balzac
Movida at Lodge Madrid
Odd Duck

Thai Restaurant


Thai-namite
A number of places
thai-namite.com


That is as near traditional Thai meals you will get wanting visiting the nation. It’s all right here from curries and stir-fried rice and noodles to sushi and sashimi. There’s conventional and flavored sakes and, good for our city, “Sake Bomb” (sake with beer). (Harry Cherkinian)


Finalists:
Bangkok Home Restaurant
EE-Sane Thai-Lao Delicacies
Kim's Thai Restaurant
Siam Specific
Singha Thai Restaurant
Thai A Kitchen

Vegan-Pleasant Restaurant


Twisted Crops
4905 S. Packard Ave., Cudahy
twistedplants.com


Twisted Crops’ vegan burgers and sides have wooed vegetarians and vegans in addition to omnivores. The 100 % plant-based burgers and sandwiches, every named after a cannabis-themed film, has distinctive house-made sauces and seasonings and include crispy seasoned waffle fries. Sides like cauliflower bites and vegan shakes spherical out the menu. Along with the brick-and-mortar restaurant, Twisted Crops’ meals truck makes the rounds to space occasions and companies. (Sheila Julson)


Finalists:
Beerline Cafe
Cafe Manna
Electrical Lime Taqueria

Vegetarian-Pleasant Restaurant


Beans & Barley
1901 E. North Ave.
beansandbarley.com


Beans & Barley started as a small well being meals retailer in 1973 and has since grown to a café-deli-market recognized for constantly wholesome meals. They’ve received a positive collection of vegetarian and vegan appetizers, salads, soups, cold and hot sandwiches and entrées. Vegetarians that wish to cook dinner can discover nearly any meat-free ingredient available on the market cabinets to craft a home-cooked meal. (Sheila Julson)


Finalists:
Cafe Manna
Electrical Lime Taqueria
Twisted Crops

Vietnamese Restaurant


Huế Vietnamese Restaurant
2691 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
huerestaurants.com


All the pieces modifications. Huế is slated to maneuver a number of doorways east, to the nook spot that previously housed Sven’s Café. Positive, Milwaukee is dwelling to the weekly barbeque, however Hue’s Vietnamese fish Ffy is a pleasant twist on a traditional. Turmeric marinated, beer battered swai is served with garlic fried rice, Asian slaw and Thai basil aioli. Their meals truck is ubiquitous at summer time occasions round city as nicely. (Blaine Schultz)


Finalists:
PHO 4 U Vietnamese Delicacies
Pho Cali
Pho Viet

Wine Record


Balzac
1716 N. Arlington Place
balzawinebar.com


Balzac has an intensive checklist that includes costs ranges for every type of sipping and eating in a comfy setting. Strive a Pores and skin Contact wine, that are white wines made like purple wines (fermented with grape skins). And for those who attempt a wine you actually like, you possibly can take dwelling a bottle for half off the menu value. (Harry Cherkinian)


Finalists:
Coco's Seafood and Steakhouse
Milwaukee ChopHouse
Onesto


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