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Cheese Paradise
  • Swiss Apple Sandwich
    4 slices of Limburger cheese (stinky!), red onion slices served between rye bread; note: no apples in sandwich...named because in Switzerland, they eat one each day (to keep the doctor away)
4.5 out of 5
120 ratings
since 1931; legacy "featuring some of Wisconsin's finest cheese, imported cheese, specialty foods, and much more" (from its website); carry 40 cheeses as well as locally imported beers on tap
Brick House Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Brick House CafeSee Brick House Cafe Video ($$)
(43 ratings)

13485 Reynolds St Map It!
Cable, WI 54821
(715) 798-5432
www.thebrickhousecafe.net
  • Lake Owen Panini
    turkey, Provolone, tomato, homemade walnut pesto, cheese spread & red onion on ciabatta; looks good
  • Creme Brulee French Toast
    bread dipped in hazelnut vanilla batter, crusted w/ toasted hazelnuts & pecans, topped w/ whipped cream, sauteed pear & caramel drizzle; looks good
  • Espresso BBQ Pulled Pork
    sandwich w/ pulled pork, homemade espresso BBQ sauce, slaw & served on toasted Kaiser bun; looks good
4.5 out of 5
43 ratings
est. 2005; located in the heart of the Chequamegon National Forest; open for breakfast & lunch only
Delta Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Delta DinerSee Delta Diner Video ($$)
(88 ratings)

14385 County Hwy H Map It!
Delta, WI 54856
(715) 372-6666
www.deltadiner.com
  • Jalapeno Hotcakes
    pancakes w/ chopped pickled jalapenos & powdered sugar; recommend squeezing lemon juice; "this is probably in the top 3 best pancakes I've ever had...if not the best" -Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Redeye Gravy on Biscuits
    gravy w/ bacon, ground pork, cubed prime rib, coffee grounds & served on homemade; looks good
4.5 out of 5
88 ratings
opened in 2003; pain-staking detail of old 1940s style diner (nice!) located in the middle of "nowhere" serving eclectic cuisine; check website for hours (changes w/ season); Guy hand-picked diner for show; Other Recipes: Green Chile-Tomatillo Sauce
Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier ($$)
(72 ratings)

2083 Atwood Ave Map It!
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 249-3500
gailambrosius.com
  • Truffles
    each made by hand
4.5 out of 5
72 ratings
#87 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 2004; "chocolate is its own food group" -Gail Ambrosius (owner/chef)
Glorioso's Italian Market: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Glorioso's Italian Market ($$)
(408 ratings)

1011 E Brady St Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 272-0540
www.gloriosos.com
  • Chicago Combo
    Italian roll sub w/ Italian sausage & Italian beef w/ mild or hot giardiniera; looks good
4.5 out of 5
408 ratings
#13 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); since 1946; family-owned Italian store w/ sit-in
Kopp's Frozen Custard: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kopp's Frozen Custard ($)
(589 ratings)

7631 W Layton Ave Map It!
Greenfield, WI 53220
(414) 282-4312
www.kopps.com
  • Frozen Custard
4.5 out of 5
589 ratings
#78 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); multiple locations; moved from original airing location (7631 W Layton Ave, Milwaukee)
Kounty Quarthouse: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kounty Quarthouse [CLOSED]See Kounty Quarthouse Video ($)
(24 ratings)

4119 S County Rd K Map It!
South Range, WI 54874
(715) 398-5582
  • Chipotle Brisket Sandwich
    chopped/pulled brisket in chipolte sauce topped w/ caramelized onions, cheddar, chipotle-guacamole crema on cheddar biscuits
  • Crispy Pork Belly Sandwich
    braised pork belly, sliced, dredged & deep-fried, topped w/ wasabi mayo, slaw, Asian BBQ sauce & served on ciabatta roll; looks good
4.5 out of 5
24 ratings
[CLOSED]; funky country bar/roadhouse
  • Tots with Caviar
    double-fried house tots, salmon roe, sour cream, chives
4.5 out of 5
86 ratings
[CLOSED]; late night restaurant & bar known for single-serving snacks
AJ Bombers: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AJ Bombers ($$)
(801 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
801 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
  • Swedish Meatballs
4.0 out of 5
466 ratings
#92 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); authentic Swedish family-owned restaurant where atmosphere is casual, in carpeted dining room & young ladies are in Scandinavian garb; outside you can find goats grazing on the sod roof
Anchor Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Anchor BarSee Anchor Bar Video ($)
(236 ratings)

413 Tower Ave Map It!
Superior, WI 54880
(715) 394-9747
anchorbarandgrill.com
  • Burgers
    looks good
  • Cachewburger
    burger w/ cachews and Swiss cheese
  • Gallybuster
    triple cheeseburger (1-lb of meat); looks good
  • Olive Burger
    burger w/ green olives and cream cheese; option w/ bacon
4.0 out of 5
236 ratings
opened in 1977; serve only burger and fries; it's a dive (and proud of it!); fan favorite
Benji's Deli & Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Benji's Deli & Restaurant ($$)
(167 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
167 ratings
#34 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1963
Comet Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Comet Cafe [CLOSED]See Comet Cafe Video ($$)
(1125 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
1125 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2005; bacon on almost everything; free bacon w/ drink on Sunday nights; Other Recipes: Turkey Balls
Elegant Farmer: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Elegant FarmerSee Elegant Farmer Video ($$)
(153 ratings)

1545 Main St Map It!
Mukwonago, WI 53149
(262) 363-6770
www.elegantfarmer.com
  • Apple Pie
    baked in a brown bag (baking in a paper bag creates a unique crunchy top crust and a light, flaky old fashioned bottom crust); looks good
4.0 out of 5
153 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]; rating might be for farm; location on farm/apple orchard (w/ smiley face on barn face) w/ haymarket rides, fresh produce, etc; named "best pie in America" by the Wall Street Journal, Gourmet, Food Network (from its website)
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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
410 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
  • Garbage Plate
    top seller; shredded potatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, chorizo, ham, eggs, tomatoes...and whatever is leftover; looks good
  • Pasties
    meat dumpling
  • Twisted Diner Bread
4.0 out of 5
428 ratings
since 1926; tiny place & always packed (long lines); oldest continuously operating lunch-cart diner in the U.S.
Jake's Deli: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jake's Deli ($$)
(151 ratings)

1634 W North Ave Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53205
(414) 562-1272
www.jakesdelimke.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Milwaukee, WI"
  • The Commish Challenge
    4.5-lb sandwich w/ corned beef, pastrami, thousand island dressing, sauerkraut, jalapenos, Swiss, on a whole loaf of bread in 45 min; Casey lost
4.0 out of 5
151 ratings
since 1955; Milwaukee landmark
Kegel's Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Kegel's Inn ($$)
(203 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
203 ratings
#71 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); est. 1924; authentic German beer hall & restaurant w/ murals, leaded glass & heavy wooden beams
Martino's Italian Beef: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Martino's Italian Beef ($)
(114 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
114 ratings
opened in 1977; family-owned-and-operated; Milwaukee sandwich institution; won award for best hot dogs in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Brat House: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Milwaukee Brat HouseSee Milwaukee Brat House Video ($$)
(605 ratings)

1013 Old World 3rd St Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 273-8709
www.milwaukeebrathouse.co...
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
605 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Bar Food); est. 2008; "a professional drinking establishment for beer barons, boot leggers & patriots" (from its website)
Old Fashioned: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Old FashionedSee Old Fashioned Video ($$)
(1904 ratings)

23 N Pinckney St Map It!
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 310-4545
theoldfashioned.com
  • Fried Cheese Curds
    house-made fresh Wisconsin, beer battered and deep fried; served w/ smoked Spanish paprika aioli on side; "it was the best food experience of my entire life"-Troy Johnson; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1904 ratings
est. 2005; inspired by the traditions of Wisconsin taverns and supper clubs
Old German Beer Hall: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Old German Beer Hall ($$)
(260 ratings)

1009 N Old World 3rd St Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 226-2728
www.oldgermanbeerhall.com
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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
260 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
Sobelman's Pub & Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sobelman's Pub & Grill ($$)
(781 ratings)

1900 W St Paul Ave Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 931-1919
sobelmanspubandgrill.com
  • 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
  • The Chicken Beast (Bloody Mary)
    80-oz bloody mary served in a pitcher skewered w/ 5 cold appetizers, 3 hot appetizers, cheeseburger slider, & an entire 3.5-lb fried chicken
4.0 out of 5
781 ratings
Food War: AJ Bombers' vs. Sobelman's... AJ Bombers won (3-votes-to-0); old-school pub & grill; since 1999; rated top burger in past decade; Milwaukee institution; near Marquette University; burgers made of black angus beef; slow-cooked on 325-degree grill
Cempazuchi: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cempazuchi [CLOSED]See Cempazuchi Video ($$)
(273 ratings)

1205 E Brady St Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 291-5233
www.cempazuchi.com
  • 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
273 ratings
[CLOSED]; authentic Mexican cuisine; make 8 different moles (sauce); Other Recipes: Mole Poblano
Mader's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mader's ($$$)
(469 ratings)

1041 N Old World 3rd St Map It!
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 271-3377
madersrestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Milwaukee, WI"
  • giant Pretzel
    22-inches across
  • Pork Shank
    top seller; 5-hr slow-roasted skinless shank w/ an apple demi glaze; served w/ red potatoes & choice of red cabbage or sauerkraut; same recipe as from 100+ years; looks good
3.5 out of 5
469 ratings
since 1902; Milwaukee's first German beer hall where beer is served in glasses the shape of a boot
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