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Milwaukee, WI

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  • Chicago Combo
    Italian roll sub w/ Italian sausage & Italian beef w/ mild or hot giardiniera; looks good
4.5 out of 5
317 ratings
#13 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1946; family-owned Italian store w/ sit-in
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AJ Bombers: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AJ Bombers
(648 ratings)

1247 N Water St Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 221-9999
ajbombers.com
  • Barry Burger
    quarter pound burger w/ bacon and chunky peanut butter
  • Milwaukee Cheeseburger
    quarter-pound burger, double WI colby cheese, double Nueske bacon, topped w/ Schlitz onions; burger used for Food Wars
4.0 out of 5
648 ratings
Food War: AJ Bombers' vs. Sobelman's... AJ Bombers won (3-votes-to-0); opened in 2009; peanuts delivered from "bombs" painted like sharks on a rail track overhead (it hits the target by the wall above your table and dumps the peanuts down below); burgers made of mix of chuck, sirloin & brisket; burgers are smashed thin & wide and cooked on 375-degree grill
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Benji's Delicatessen & Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Benji's Delicatessen & Restaurant
(141 ratings)

4156 N Oakland Ave Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 332-7777
  • Hear O Israel
    sandwich w/ corned beef, pastrami, salami and hot pepper beef (total 1-lb of meats), plus Swiss cheese, coleslaw, Thousand Island dressing on rye bread; looks good
4.0 out of 5
141 ratings
#34 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1963
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Comet Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Comet CafeSee Comet Cafe Video
(967 ratings)

1947 N Farwell Ave Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 273-7677
www.thecometcafe.com
  • A.J.'s Compact Turkey Dinner
    turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes in ball form topped w/ gravy
  • Akimbo Burger
    burger piled w/ toppings and grilled cheese sandwiches as buns
  • Meatloaf with Beer Gravy
4.0 out of 5
967 ratings
opened in 2005; bacon on almost everything; free bacon w/ drink on Sunday nights; Other Recipes: Turkey Balls
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As Seen On:
Steak Paradise 3
  • King Cut Filet
    1-lb, 6-oz signature cut that is wet-aged for 30 days; looks burnt, but it's actually slathered in five o'clock's homemade char sauce; served w/ homemade au jus
4.0 out of 5
303 ratings
since 1948; in 60's supper club decor w/ lit Christmas tree year-round; order your steak from the bar; name originated when an alarm clock, located behind the restaurant would sound each day at 5 pm to signal a free drink for patrons; "One of America's Best Steakhouses"-Rachael Ray
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Kegel's Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kegel's Inn
(131 ratings)

5901 W National Ave Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53214
(414) 257-9999
kegelsinn.com
  • Hasenpfeffer
    marinated rabbit stew prepared w/ special seasonings & vegetables; served over a bed of noodles
4.0 out of 5
131 ratings
#71 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1924; authentic German beer hall & restaurant w/ murals, leaded glass & heavy wooden beams
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Martino's Italian Beef: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Martino's Italian Beef
(92 ratings)

1215 W Layton Ave Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 281-5580
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Milwaukee"
  • Italian Combo
    grilled Italian sausage in custom-baked Italian bread lined w/ Mozzarella, then topped au jus-dipped Italian beef, meaty red sauce and giardiniera (spicy relish of pickled veggies & hot peppers); looks good
4.0 out of 5
92 ratings
opened in 1977; family-owned-and-operated; Milwaukee sandwich institution; won award for best hot dogs in Milwaukee
8
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Bar Food"
  • "The Miltown" (Bratwurst)
    brat cooked in beer, then grilled, served on pretzel roll & topped w/ Wisconsin cheddar cheese, sauteed onions & mushrooms; looks good
4.0 out of 5
478 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bar Food); est. 2008; "a professional drinking establishment for beer barons, boot leggers & patriots" (from its website)
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Old German Beer Hall: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Old German Beer Hall
(225 ratings)

1009 N Old World Third St Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 226-2728
www.oldgermanbeerhall.com
As Seen On:
Sausage Paradise
  • Old German Beer Hall Fresh Bratwurst
    signature bratwurst; custom-made at Usinger's w/ Hofbrau Dunkel Beer & apple wood bacon; served w/ side of sauerkraut on a bun or rye bread or pretzel roll (extra); looks good
4.0 out of 5
225 ratings
cloning the spirit & tradition of Munich's legendary Hofbrauhaus offering "a glimpse of Bavarian social life & 400 years of tradition & history...a magical place where people enter as strangers and leave as friends" (from its website); beer served on draft is brewed in Munich...giant pretzels are imported from Munich too
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Real Chili Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Real Chili RestaurantSee Real Chili Restaurant Video
(123 ratings)

419 E Wells St Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 271-4042
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "In a Bowl"
  • Chili
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
123 ratings
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  • Big S.O.B.
    quadruple Sobelman cheeseburger
  • Milwaukee Cheeseburger
    burger, double WI colby cheese, double Nueske bacon, topped w/ Schlitz onions; burger used for Food Wars
  • Sobelman Burger
    topped w/ American, Swiss & cheddar cheeses, jalapeno peppers, sauteed onions & a slice of hickory-smoked bacon
4.0 out of 5
643 ratings
Food War: AJ Bombers' vs. Sobelman's... AJ Bombers won (3-votes-to-0); old-school pub & grill; rated top burger in past decade; Milwaukee institution; near Marquette University; burgers made of black angus beef; slow-cooked on 325-degree grill
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  • Los Siete Moles de Oaxaca
    one of seven moles of Oaxaca (Negro, Coloradito, Verde, Rojo, Machamanteles Amarillo and Chichilo); a different mole served weekly over turkey w/ rice & vegetables
  • Tacos al Pastor de Pato
    3 tacos of sauteed marinated duck in organic blue corn torillas, topped w/onion, cilantro, & pineapple; served w/ tropical salad of pineapple, mango, papaya, cucumber, cilantro, red onions & chile de arbol
3.5 out of 5
280 ratings
CLOSED; authentic Mexican cuisine; make 8 different moles (sauce); Other Recipes: Mole Poblano
13
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Milwaukee"
  • Unforgiven Challenge
    trifecta challenge of size, speed and spice: double bacon cheeseburger cooked w/ "bug juice" (mix of Worcestershire & brisket glaze) topped w/ half-pound fried chicken breast, 6 slices of bacon and a fried egg, plus a side of french fries, onion strings (totaling 3.5-lbs) plus an additional 6 T.C.B.wings (Taking Care of Business: sauce made of 4 peppers including ghost chili) in 23 minutes; Jeremy Wheeler (local who has 14-0 record in food challenges) won (to increase his record to 15-0)
3.0 out of 5
112 ratings
downtown's only Country and Rock (music) fusion venue (from it's website); mechanical bull "Red Rock" in-house
Milwaukee, WI   (13 restaurants)    

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