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Restaurants in Wisconsin

Wisconsin makes over a quarter of all cheese sold in America (about 2.4 billion pounds worth), so it's no surprise that restaurants in Wisconsin highlight this star product. With the increase in farmers markets, craft breweries, indie distilleries and artisan food purveyors, though, Wisconsin has, in recent years, upped its national culinary profile; now, diners can enjoy everything from award-winning waterfront seafood restaurants and 50's-throwback diners to Northwoods supper clubs, gastro pubs, and the famous Door Country Fish Boils.

The most popular restaurants in Wisconsin include The Old Fashioned in Madison, which features a dark-wood, retro decor along with a menu of local specialties (cheese soup, walleye) and over 150 labels of state brews. Meanwhile, in Milwaukee, everyone from families and students to the hipster crowd heads to Comet Cafe to enjoy gravy-topped meatloaf, hangover-cure brunch dishes, and oversized cupcakes—and more craft beer.

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  • Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Holding fast to the area’s Swedish heritage, Al Johnson’s meatballs and pancakes are notable, and so is the restaurant’s grass roof with grazing go... More
  • Babcock Hall Dairy Store

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Back Porch Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    For seasonal fare, trundle over to this local foodie favorite. Its specialty is—what else—a cheese platter with artisanal Wisconsin cheeses. More
  • Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    What It’s Like: On a bluff high above Lake Michigan, Lake Park Bistro serves sophisticated but unfussy French fare under the guidance of executive ... More
  • Baumgartner's Cheese Store & Tavern

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Wisconsin’s oldest cheese store. Pair your favorite fromage with a local brew in the tavern. More
  • Capitol Café Pancake House and Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The large “big-apple” pancake serves three. More
  • Carvetti's of Lake Geneva

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Enjoy pubby comfort food (think big burgers and serious salads). Weather permitting, grab a table on the outdoor patio. More
  • Chautara

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Cocoliquot

    French bistro and chocolate haven. More
  • Ella's Deli & Ice Cream Parlor

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Stop at this old-fashioned shop, where families share overstuffed Reubens, fried pickles, and hot-fudge sundaes with grilled pound cake. More
  • Field to Fork

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Upscale chophouse More
  • Fontana's Supper Club

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Homemade fresh pasta and custom-cut steaks are hits. The giant portions mean hearty leftovers. More
  • Harvest, Madison

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Heaven City Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Housed in a Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired (and haunted!) building that is a Wisconsin historical site, Heaven City serves gourmet food (think lobster... More

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