It’s always the season for great dining in Milwaukee. Take a look at the different tastes of MKE as the Earth journeys around the sun.



Springtime is the right time to get out of hibernation and into some great meals. Allow the dining entrepreneurs of Zócalo Food Park to lure you out into the crisp air inside Milwaukee’s first food truck park. Milwaukee was populated with predominantly Catholic European immigrants in the 1800s, so fish on Friday is a must when Lent rolls around. Beloved local beer hall and restaurant Kegel’s Inn is f amous for an irresistible Friday Night Fish Fry and heated outdoor beer garden. Café El Sol offers a delicious Latin-inspired fish fry paired with live music every Friday night.

a family walking amongst food trucks


The weather and the eating are heating up during Milwaukee summers. Jewels Caribbean Restaurant is your tropical escape with jerk-marinated meats and fried sweet plantains. Then take your taste buds south of the border at BelAir Cantina, a local hotspot famous for classic and creative tacos and burritos with indoor and patio seating. Cubanitas is Milwaukee’s first Cuban restaurant and bar, and you’ll feel the heat from empanadas, Havana bowls, and Cuban platos principales.

Bel Air Downer Interior Seating


You’ll fall in love with autumn dining in Milwaukee. With a nod to our German roots, treat yourself to Oktoberfest-style cuisine citywide. Bavarian Bierhaus serves up traditional German favorites like schnitzel and delicious wursts in addition to delectable starters like pierogies and sauerkraut balls. You may also enjoy a beer and a brat in a traditional biergarten in several Milwaukee County parks. And if you’re looking to just settle in with some good soup, you’re in luck in Milwaukee. The Soup Market will never have you under the weather with soups of-the day at its four citywide locations.

Two people at Hubbard Park Beer Garden, drinking beer over a large hot pretzel.


Nothing warms you up like some good old-fashioned comfort food and Milwaukee has you covered. Southern comfort is the name of the game at Maxie’s, where they serve white cheddar mac 'n cheese, shrimp and grits, and red beans and rice. The best comfort food is always made with love, and you’ll be able to taste that in the pasta made from scratch daily at Onesto.

Outdoors are not off limits in winter. Just ask Café Benelux, the Lowland Europe-inspired grand café with heated domes on their rooftop patio during colder months. Movida at Hotel Madrid has small bonfires surrounding you in its covered patio to keep you warm while you feast on Spanish cuisine.