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Milwaukee Lunch Spots

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Looking to get lunch? The Milwaukee area has plenty of lunch options, from a grab n' go lunch to sit-down spots to enjoy a leisurely midday meal. Check out some of our favorite restaurants and let's do lunch!

Please be sure to check each restaurant's website for hours and lunch availability.

Lunchtime Favorites

  Name Category Description
AJ Bombers Milwaukee Burgers P-Nuts, Burgers & Beer! That sums up this fun restaurant & bar.
Avenue Bar & Grill American Casual bistro atmosphere featuring American cuisine.
Bavette La Boucherie Cafe, Deli & Markets Contemporary butcher shop & cafe offering sustainable meats, plus a daily lunch & dinner menu.
BelAir Cantina Milwaukee Latin & Mexican Best margaritas! Enjoy tasty tacos, fresh salsas & nearly 100 tequilas.
BelAir Cantina Brookfield Latin & Mexican Your go-to spot to enjoy tasty tacos, burritos, amazing tequilas, happy hour.
BelAir Cantina Downer Latin & Mexican Best margaritas! Enjoy tasty tacos, fresh salsas & nearly 100 tequilas.
BelAir Cantina Oak Creek Latin & Mexican Best margaritas! Enjoy tasty tacos, fresh salsas & nearly 100 tequilas.
BelAir Cantina Wauwatosa Latin & Mexican Best margaritas! Enjoy tasty tacos, fresh salsas & nearly 100 tequilas.
Blue's Egg Wauwatosa Breakfast & Brunch MKE's Best brunch. Browns, Benedicts, made-from-scratch everything.
Botanas Latin & Mexican The best moles in MKE. A special variety of dishes. Outdoor patio. Parking.
Branded in The Iron Horse Hotel Cocktails A mix of MKE locals & world travelers. Vintage modern decor & cocktail list
Cafe at the Pfister American Cafe at The Pfister features a casual full dining area available for breakfast and lunch, as well as a patisserie and barista counter proudly serving Starbucks® Coffee in downtown Milwaukee.
Cafe at the Plaza American A charming, retro cafe located in the heart of The Plaza Hotel. Serving breakfast, brunch and lunch from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. daily.
Buckatabon Tavern & Supper Club American A tavern and supper club inspired by the multigenerational, family-run restaurants and bars in Wisconsin’s Northwoods.
Cafe Benelux European Known for its extensive bier selection, brunch & amazing rooftop view.
Centraal Grand Cafe and Tappery European Global cuisines and over seventy tap beverages in Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood.
Cafe Hollander Milwaukee European European Grand Cafe known for its Belgian bier, scratch cooking & brunch.
Cafe Hollander Wauwatosa European European Grand Cafe with an extensive bier list & bridge patio.
Canal Street Cafe American Home-style favorites are on the menu for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Capital Grille Milwaukee Steak Sophisticated, traditional steak house specializing in Dry-Aged steaks.
Colectivo Coffee - Lakefront Coffee & Tea Shop Located in the historic MKE River Flushing Station built in 1888.
Cubanitas Ethnic Cubanitas is MKE's first Cuban restaurant & bar serving authentic food.
Culver's of Milwaukee Burgers "America's favorites made fresh" & of course frozen custard.
Elsa's on the Park Burgers Trendy restaurant serving burgers & martinis in a lively, funky venue showcasing rotating artwork.
Estabrook Beer Garden Beer Gardens Where you can enjoy great beer, food, people & weather.
Ian's Pizza - Juneau Avenue Pizza Known for unusual toppings, quality local ingredients & late night crowds.
Jack's American Pub American Professional drinking establishment for beer barons, bootleggers & patriots
Jimmy's Island Grill & Iguana Bar Bar Island-inspired restaurant & bar with a Key West menu & tropical cocktails.
Kopp's Frozen Custard Glendale Burgers Landmark famous for delicious frozen custard & equally tasty jumbo burgers.
Kopp's Frozen Custard Greenfield Burgers Landmark famous for delicious frozen custard & equally tasty jumbo burgers.
Leff's Lucky Town Sports Bars In the heart of Wauwatosa's Village. Award-winning bar food & great patio.
Mader's Restaurant German Serving world famous German cuisine, steak & seafood dishes.
Major Goolsby's Burgers Group meetings/Special Event spaces available. 2 state of the art video walls & 55 plus HDTV's. Daily Food & Drink Specials. Site of sporting event & concert ticket giveaways on a regular basis. Offering Bus Trip Packages To All Home Packers Games.
Miller Time Pub & Grill American Craft burgers & beers. Sophisticated pub & grill menu for lunch & dinner.
Milwaukee Brat House Bar Professional drinking establishment for Beer Barons, Bootleggers & Patriots
Milwaukee Public Market Food Hall Year-round indoor market featuring the freshest & most delicious products.
MOTOR Bar & Restaurant BBQ Bold American classics that celebrate the taste of life on the road.
Newsroom Pub Cocktails Bar & banquet room showcase nonpareil collection of famous autographs.
Old German Beer Hall German Representing the spirit of the Hofbräuhaus München. German festival foods.
Onesto Italian A modern twist on Italian fare. Fresh, handmade, flavorful cuisine.
Real Chili American Serving the Best Chili in town since 1931. Lunch, dinner & late-night.
Saz's State House Restaurant American Casual atmosphere, Award-Winning BBQ Baby Back Ribs, BBQ Pork and Brisket, Sandwiches, Gluten-Free Selections, Sunday Brunch, Private Party Space.
Smoke Shack BBQ Certified humanely raised meats dry rubbed, slow smoked & sauced by you.
Sobelman's North Shore Burgers Home of MKE's best burgers.
Sobelman's Pub & Grill Burgers Home of MKE's Best Burgers.
Speed Queen Bar-B-Q BBQ Family recipes, trademarked secret sauces, tasty sides. Cash only.
Story Hill BKC American Wine Shop with Upper Midwest-inspired brunch, lunch, sharing-style dinner.
Transfer Pizzeria Cafe Pizza Pizzas including GF options. Historic features, stained glass & woodwork.
Tre Rivali Ethnic Offering Mediterranean-inspired Modern American Cuisine.
Who's on Third Sports Bars Classic American pub focusing on local & domestic craft beers & food.
Oak Barrel Public House American Whiskey, local craft beer & comfort food.
Third Street Tavern American Combines an old school comfort food menu with a full bar and classic arcade games in a visually refreshed space.
The Wicked Hop and Jackalope Lounj American Open early, serving late! Brunch, lunch, dinner & dessert, cocktails & fun.
Milwaukee Ale House Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Features river views, live music & fresh beer brewed on premise.
Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria Latin & Mexican Varied casual menu priced for everyday dining. Outdoor riverfront seating.
Swingin' Door Exchange American Step back in time at this historic pub with old Milwaukee photos and the same old-world charm located in the Mackie Building, downtown's most recognizable landmarks.
Cafe Corazon Latin & Mexican Farm-to-table Mexican just south of downtown in Bay View! Check out our vegan and vegetarian options. Open 7 days a week with weekend brunch.
Allgauer's in the Park American Allgauer's Bistro in the Park offers breakfast, lunch and dinner along with daily specials and happy hour.
Pizza Man Wauwatosa Pizza At Pizza Man we’re all about having — and sharing — fun. We’re creating an atmosphere where everyone can be comfortable letting their pizza freak flag fly. At Pizza Man we make real food, with real names, and have a real good time doing it. Consistently voted one of the best pizzas and wine bars in the city, Pizza Man is more than just a night out, it’s an experience.
Daddy's Soul Food & Grille American Eat like you're at home, from our kitchen table to yours! Family owned & operated.
Glorioso's Appetito Event Facilities An Italian culinary center bringing people together over food and beverage. Event space, cooking school, and Italian kitchen on Milwaukee's East Side.
SportClub Sports Bars Highlighting the celebration of sports through champagne, food, and drinks.
Camino MKE Bar Camino is an American craft beer bar and eatery located in Milwaukee's historic Walker's Point neighborhood.
Zocalo Food Park Latin & Mexican Our mission is to cultivate partnerships with food entrepreneurs and create an ecosystem that connects people in our community through food.
Maharaja Ethnic Milwaukee's Premier Indian Restaurant.
The Packing House Steak A Milwaukee favorite for ribs, steaks, seafood, poultry & veal. Friday Fish Fry, Prime Rib. Founded by the Wiken family in 1974 and operated by them today.
Crossroads Collective Food Hall A unique, culinary-driven food hall with multiple micro-restaurants is now open in Milwaukee. Each vendor is an independent, local, and chef-owned business. All ingredients are local when possible and all food is made from scratch.
The MECCA Sports Bar & Grill Sports Bars The "MECCA" name references the arena where the Bucks played for 20 year, including their heyday in the 1970's. The iconic floor design was used to inspire special edition jerseys this season.
Twisted Fisherman Beach Bar & Restaurant Seafood A coastal style beach bar & restaurant offering a variety of fresh seafood, steaks, ribs, sandwiches and signature drinks. For a private event, we have The Canal Street Yacht Club, next door available.
Alem Ethiopian Village Ethnic Ethiopian food is fun, tasty and healthy featuring dishes made of beef, chicken, and lamb, as well as the vegan's delights such as vegetables, split peas, lentils and salad.
ARIA – The Restaurant at Saint Kate American Artisanal American Cuisine steeped in the culinary tradition of the Midwest.
Proof Pizza Pizza This small, neighborhood pizza joint relishes in the simple pleasures. Proof Pizza is a fast-casual Neapolitan style pizza joint that balances old-world character and modern design, resulting in the best pizza in downtown Milwaukee.
Asian Fusion Asian Authentic Pan-Asian traditional, regional food dine-in, carry-out, delivery
600 EAST Cafe & Business Center Cafe, Deli & Markets Made to order coffees, breakfast, lunch and catering using the freshest locally sourced ingredients from Wisconsin's finest purveyors.
BB's (Build-a-Breakfast / Build-a-Burger) Breakfast & Brunch You crave it, we build it!!
Buck Bradley's Saloon & Eatery American Our restaurant features a diverse menu & The Longest Bar in WI.
Gyro MKE Ethnic Gyro MKE is a Mediterranean fast food restaurant serving traditional Greek Gyro, Middle Eastern Shawarma, chicken Shawarma, Falafel, Hummus and a variety of salads.
The Explorium Brewpub Southridge Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries We are a locally owned brewery and restaurant offering 24 taps of house-made beer in a comfortable family-friendly environment at Southridge Mall in Greendale.
SafeHouse American Experience the most unique spy restaurant & bar in Milwaukee. Expect intrigue and surprises. Good food, fun drinks, and adventure awaits behind the red door.
Artisan Ramen Asian Bringing fresh made noodles, sushi and poke to downtown Milwaukee.
Bottle House 42 American Bottle House 42 is an approachable and modern restaurant and event space. We serve upscale brewhouse favorites and a selection of great beers and craft cocktails.
Fuel Cafe Walker's Point Cafe, Deli & Markets Offering killer coffee & espresso drinks, great sandwiches & snacks.
Good City Brewing Westown Tap & Tasting Rooms Our newest location in the heart of the Bucks' Entertainment District includes a taproom, restaurant, and 350-seat private event space. It houses our pilot brewing system and wile ale program.
The Explorium Brewpub Third Ward Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries We are a locally owned brewery and restaurant offering 24 taps of house-made beer in a comfortable family-friendly environment in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
Potbelly Sandwich Works Cafe, Deli & Markets Toasty sandwiches, hand-dipped milkshakes & malts! Local charm, live music.
The Brown Bottle American Grab a Schlitz beer on tap and try to find every Schlitz relic in our cozy restaurant.
Doc's Commerce Smokehouse BBQ BBQ | Bourbon | Beer
Foxtown Brewing Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries 24 house beers on tap, elevated brewpub menu with daily specials served in a painstakingly restored 1857 brewery. Tours of restored lager caves available. Year-round heated porch.
Shake Shack Burgers Modern day "roadside" burger stand known for simple, high-quality food.
Tupelo Honey American Tupelo Honey offers scratch-made and responsibly-sourced Southern food and cocktails with a creative twist.
Allie Boy’s Bagelry & Luncheonette Breakfast & Brunch Milwaukee’s preeminent Bagel Shop serving up hand rolled gold, posh noshes, and fresh coffee Wednesday through Sunday.
Tua Pasta Italian High quality of fresh pasta, fresh Gelato, fresh salad. “Crafted by you” with high quality ingredients.
Vendetta Coffee Bar Coffee & Tea Shop Vandetta Coffee Bar delivers high quality espresso and coffee drinks, Italian wines and fresh baked pastries in a beautiful space providing an authentic Italian coffee experience.
Downtown Kitchen Cafe, Deli & Markets Your go-to gathering place for breakfast, lunch, meetings & more.
3rd Street Market Hall Food Hall Milwaukee's kitchen table: a unique neighborhood place for bites, games, and company.
Anytime Arepa Latin & Mexican Authentic Venezuelan Arepas, gluten-free food. Find us in our two locations: Zocalo Food Park and 3rd Street Market Hall
Brothers Bar & Grill Sports Bars Clean & beautifully renovated sports bar & grill. Beer, spirits and a full American fare food menu. 5-minute walk to the Deer District.
Dairyland Old-Fashioned LLC Burgers Serving nostalgic Wisconsin food - frozen custard and old-fashioned hamburgers.
Colectivo Coffee - Third Ward Coffee & Tea Shop Located in the Third Ward across from the Milwaukee Public Market. An open-air cafe with coffee, tea, sandwiches, and more.
Colectivo Coffee & The Back Room Coffee & Tea Shop We truly value the vibrancy and artistic energy that music brings to our cafes and community, which meant a partnership with the Pabst Theater Group was a natural fit.