Milwaukee has a number of great neighborhoods for memorable & scenic fine dining. Milwaukee is one of the 25 largest cities in the U.S. Originally a fur trading outpost (like many Great Lakes locations during the 18th and 19th centuries), Milwaukee became a major destination for European immigrants—particularly for Germans—in both the 19th and 20th centuries. Eventually, Milwaukee became an industrial powerhouse and brewing capital of the United States. Much of this rich history has been preserved and is evident as visitors and residents visit this great midwest city’s beautifully preserved and restored pubs, German restaurants and al fresco dining.
The lakefront features the colorful and popular Lower East Side & Historic Third Ward, where you can find a charming cafe, bistro or Italian restaurant. Downtown in the Juneau/Kilbourne area, find a grill or steakhouse.
Just west of downtown, along the Milwaukee River, you can find even more hidden gems around the eclectic Marquette campus & Riverwest area, including the always popular campus Marquette pizza joints as well as the local pubs and taverns as well.