German Food

Explore Milwaukee’s strong German heritage with delicious old world recipes and, of course, beer! Many of the city’s favorite German establishments have been in operation for over 100 years. Raise your stein to good friends and good food – prosit!

  1. Brewery, beer hall and beer garden all in one: this is your one-stop-shop to enjoy some rousing German hospitality. Enjoy Bavarian favorites and house-brewed craft beer, and don't be afraid to get up and dance on the beer hall's benches - they're specially reinforced!

    700 W. Lexington Boulevard
    Glendale, WI • 53217
    (414) 236-7000
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  2. Café Bavaria

    German Restaurant

    Café Bavaria

    Pair German favorites like schnitzel and delicious wursts with an extensive selection of German biers. If your group is feeling competitive, pick your favorite draught to fill “Das Boot” and play the boot drinking game.

    7700 Harwood Avenue
    Wauwatosa, WI • 53213
    (414) 271-7700
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  3. Estabrook Beer Garden

    Beer Garden

    Estabrook Beer Garden

    Modeled after the beer gardens in Munich, this is the first truly public beer garden in America in nearly 100 years. Set on a bluff on the banks of the Menomonee River, enjoy beer in the traditional half or full-liter glass mugs in one of Milwaukee’s beautiful county parks.

    4600 N. Estabrook Drive
    Milwaukee, WI • 53217
    (414) 219-9065
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  4. Kegel's Inn

    Beer Hall

    Kegel's Inn

    Family-owned since 1924, this beloved local beer hall and restaurant is famous for authentic German classics and an irresistible Friday Night Fish Fry.

    5901 W National Ave
    West Allis, WI • 53214
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  5. Mader's Restaurant

    Famous German Restaurant

    Mader's Restaurant

    In business since 1902, Milwaukee’s famous German restaurant is the very definition of a classic and has been visited by celebrities from JFK to Justin Bieber. Try the pork shank and the famous giant pretzel!

    1041 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 271-3377
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  6. A local landmark, this is a great place to start your gameday adventure if you're looking for a truly Milwaukee experience with a dash of German heritage. Select one of their wide variety of sausages before hopping on the free shuttle that runs to every home game.

    1013 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 273-8709
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  7. A local icon serving beer brewed in Munich according to the over 400 year old Bavarian purity law. Enjoy delicious German favorites, and get free lunch with the purchase of a beer or root beer Monday through Friday!

    1009 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 226-2728
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  8. More than 75 varieties of America’s finest sausage are made at this turn-of-the-century store by Usinger’s expert wurstmachers. These delicious sausages have been made with the original family recipes since 1880!

    1030 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
    Milwaukee, WI • 53203
    (414) 276-9100
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