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Comfort Food

Nothing warms you up like some good ol’ fashioned comfort food, and luckily, we’ve got you covered. Check out these local spots for some of the cheesiest, gooiest, stick-to-your-ribs-iest comfort food around.

  1. Balzac Wine Bar

    American


    Balzac Wine Bar

    Comfort food doesn’t have to be low-key. Treat yourself to Balzac Wine Bar’s signature “Sac Mac,” made with five cheeses and topped with bleu cheese and toasted panko bread crumbs.

    1716 N. Arlington Place
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 755-0099
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  2. Comet Café

    Diner


    Comet Café

    Homestyle meatloaf? It’s a comfort-food dream. You’ll find that and more satisfying, from-scratch dishes at East Side mainstay Comet Café.

    1947 N. Farwell Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 273-7677
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  3. Maxie’s

    Southern Comfort


    Maxie’s

    Southern comfort is the name of the game at Maxie’s, which also serves white cheddar mac n’ n cheese (as a side) in addition to shrimp and grits, red beans and rice, and more.

    6732 W. Fairview Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53213
    (414) 292-3969
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  4. Stop by the Milwaukee Public Market for a bowl of soup from the Soup Market. You’ll find chicken noodle, chicken dumpling and a featured chili every day, plus three to six featured soups.

    400 N. Water Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 336-1111
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  5. This cozy, casual restaurant is serving up classic made-from-scratch Southern favorites like fried chicken, catfish, collard greens, and more.

    4475 N. Oakland Avenue
    Shorewood, WI • 53211
    (414) 964-3663
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  6. Onesto

    Italian


    Onesto

    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.

    221 N. Broadway
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 308-1600
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  7. Real Chili

    Chili


    Real Chili

    Originally in the basement of the Jesuit rectory on Marquette University’s campus, Real Chili opened in 1931 and is still serving some of the best chili in town for lunch, dinner, and late-night breakfast, at two locations on Wells Street. It warms the heart and soul.

    419 E. Wells Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 271-4042
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  8. Head to Wauwatosa to enjoy a traditional Northern Italian feast at Ristorante Bartolotta. Want comfort supreme? Try the tender, pillowy gnocchi.

    7616 W. State Street
    Wauwatosa, WI • 53213
    (414) 771-7910
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  9. With over 40 kinds of pizza and weekly live music, Transfer Pizzeria Café will hit the spot when you need a slice. Café insider tip: Eat the white pizzas - they're made with garlic sauce.

    101 W. Mitchell Street
    Milwaukee, WI • 53204
    (414) 763-0438
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  10. Find the grilled cheese of your dreams at Uber Tap Room, where they serve up everything from the classic piece of American slapped between two pieces of white bread to a Limburger sandwich (a classic of a different kind).

    1048 N Old World 3rd St
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 755-2424
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