2613 E. Hampshire St. Milwaukee WI
2613 E. Hampshire St. Milwaukee Wisconsin 53211 US

Red walls and lots of colorful canvases populate the dining room of this casual Italian a block from UW-Milwaukee. Pastas are the better choices (from a menu that includes pizzas, shrimp scampi and chicken saltimbocca). Start with an app like breaded eggplant or baked goat cheese in tomato-basil sauce.

3549 N. Oakland Ave. Milwaukee WI 0.73 mi

The casual Shorewood haunt is a natural for viewing games on the flat-screen. The menu of moderately priced food is heavy on burgers and sandwiches. Thai chicken tacos, pulled pork sliders and the Mediterranean platter are attention-worthy appetizers.

3600 N. Oakland Ave. Milwaukee WI 0.78 mi

Open For Lunch, Reservations Taken,

3565 N. Morris Blvd. Shorewood WI 0.92 mi

Entertainment, Friday Fish Fry, Outdoor Dining, Reservations Taken, Sunday Brunch,

2205 E. Capitol Dr. Shorewood WI 0.96 mi

Open for Breakfast, Open For Lunch, Outdoor Dining,

2428 N Murray Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211, United States 1.01 mi

Hot pot is the Chinese equivalent of fondue – a communal pot of broth set on a portable burner at the table, set to cook everything from meat to mushrooms.

Related Story: Dish of the Month: Hot Pot at Huan Xi

2499 N. Bartlett Ave. Milwaukee WI 1.02 mi

An easy little east-of-Oakland spot to roll into for apps at the bar or a more organized affair in the cozy white-tablecloth dining room. Beer dinners are becoming Tess’ claim to fame. The cozy, private garden patio makes a lovely setting for a summer night.

Related Story: A Summer at Tess

2315 N. Murray Ave. Milwaukee WI 1.11 mi

Lunch served Fri-Sun

2017 E. North Ave. Milwaukee WI 1.14 mi

Late Night Dining, Outdoor Dining,

2238 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI, USA 1.15 mi

Quickly making a splash at the East Side food hall Crossroads Collective, Heaven’s Table creates heavenly plates of slow-smoked Texas brisket, hickory-smoked St. Louis-style ribs, pork shoulder, sausage and smoked chicken. Get the brisket!

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2235 N. Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202 1.16 mi

Changes are afoot, including a menu of sandwiches, sausages and German specialties. Order a sausage platter or open-face bologna/meatloaf sandwich with your German beer.


I came of age when Farwell and North was a nightlife bellwether and “classy” meant going to Von Trier, the dark Germanic bar that was our refuge on finger-numbing winter nights. My UW-Milwaukee friends liked to sit at a certain table near the bar. To me, it seemed like we could never park close enough (that brutal wind!), but there was a popcorn machine and fancy hot drinks with rum or Frangelico in them. Read more…

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