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Dining Milwaukee Style

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A July 2007 trip to Milwaukee by MilwVon

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Quote: Having lived in Milwaukee for over 12 years, I still look forward to the eclectic dining experiences of the area.

Doyle's Milwaukee Inn

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UPDATE: NO LONGER IN BUSINESS (November 2013) This was a particularly pleasant "new" experience dining at Doyle's Milwaukee Inn. Opened since my move away from the city in 2004, they are located on what can best be described as "MAIN STREET USA" on W. Greenfield Avenue in the suburb community of West Allis. Besides the wonderful ambiance and outstanding meal, an evening stroll in West Allis after dark, is a relaxing reminder of an era gone by when shopping and dining were located in communities and not strip centers and shopping malls.Meeting my friends Darryl & Laura at their home, we walked the four blocks up to Doyle's. The exterior looks like many of the nice pubs that you will ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 25, 2007

Doyle's Milwaukee Inn
7335 W. Greenfield Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53214
(414) 456-1000

Crawdaddy's

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Crawdaddy's Photo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Crawdaddy's is perhaps the best Cajun restaurant in Milwaukee! Located in the neighboring suburb of West Allis, it is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner if you are looking for a place that provides wonderful atmosphere and value! In the evenings you can also enjoy the New Orleans Zydeco and jazz music in the lounge.On this particular visit there was just the two of us, out for a "girl's night" to enjoy a fine cajun meal. While I do enjoy my local Des Moines Cajun place, nothing is as good as Crawdaddy's! This was a night I had been looking forward to the entire time I was planning my visit "home" to Milwaukee.When you arrive, do not let the rough exterior of the building thro...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 25, 2007

Crawdaddy's
6414 W. Greenfield Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
(414) 778-2228

Bluemound Gardens Restaurant

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Bluemound Gardens Restaurant Photo, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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Best described as a "Milwaukee Greek Diner" Bluemound Gardens has been a favorite of locales for many years. On the weekends, it is next to impossible to get in for breakfast without at least a short wait. With that being said, we have never allowed the possibility of a wait to keep us away! Any time we are back in Milwaukee, Bluemound Gardens is the place to go for a plentiful and high quality breakfast.For me, most mornings when I dine here I order one of the many omelet creations that they offer. All egg dishes come with a generous portion of hash browns and your choice of a variety of breads. If you enjoy waffles, pancakes or blintzes, you will find the choices here to be outstanding....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 25, 2007

Bluemound Gardens Restaurant
11703 W. Bluemound Road
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226
(414) 771-3000

Panera Bread

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Panera Bread Photo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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When Panera Bread first opened their "bakery cafe" in Greenfield, locals were quite skeptical. As Milwaukee folk go, they are a pretty conservative and rather frugal bunch. So one might imagine the bru-haha that would ensue when the specialty bread company first came to Wisconsin. By the looks of the crowds in there every morning, however, I would say that the community has made Panera Bread a favorite for informal social meetings and dining.During my recent trip to Milwaukee, I did not have decent access to the Internet so I ventured on out to the nearest Panera Bread to use their free WiFi services. You cannot beat a hot tea and a freshly baked bagel or muffin to start your morning. OK -...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 25, 2007

Panera Bread
7840 W. Layton Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
(414) 281-9999

Dining Milwaukee Style

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If you haven't ever lived in Milwaukee or spent considerable time there, you might miss the wonderfully eclectic dining scene offered in the city and throughout the suburbs! I didn't realize just how unique Milwaukee's dining options were until moving to boring Ames, Iowa. This review is intended to highlight some of the reasons why Milwaukee is unique and why visitors must venture out into the suburbs to create a true dining experience.Because there are so many different "types" of restaurants and dining establishments, I'm going to try to highlight them in groupings, providing some of my own observations and favorites.First and foremost, Milwaukee is an old German city which is why y...Read More