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The Wisconsin Series - More Food in Milwaukee

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A May 2010 trip to Milwaukee by MilwVon

Bravo! Restaurant Photo, Brookfield, Wisconsin More Photos
Quote: There is not enough money in my bank account nor time in the day to sample and write about all of the dining options in and around Milwaukee!

Athens Restaurant

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Restaurant | "New Northside Fish Fry Option"

Athens Restaurant Photo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Now that we have moved to Milwaukee's northside, finding new Friday fish fry choices was a priority. We love our southside places, but they are just not convenient after a long week.We had received one of those ValuePaks with a coupon for Athens Restaurant our second month in our new home so it was a logical "let's see" dining possibility. We were not disappointed.The restaurant itself is a full service, typical Greek diner like you see throughout the Milwaukee area. You arrive and are quickly greeted probably by a family member of the owner, and taken to a table where the bus boy is bringing you water almost before your butt is in the seat.A friendly wait staff ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 13, 2010

Athens Restaurant
5547 N Lovers Lane Rd
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53225
(414) 462-3950

Bravo! Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Wonderful Dining Atmosphere"

Bravo! Restaurant Photo, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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When you enter Bravo! you may feel a bit underdressed when you see the white table clothes and well dressed servers. They promote themselves as "BRAVO! is white-tablecloth casual dining at its best with great tasting Italian food and an inviting atmosphere under a fun, family-friendly Roman ruin decor." so do not feel intimidated by your surroundings.I have been here recently a couple of times with my co-workers and we've been comfortable during the noontime hour for lunch wearing our soccer office apparel (standard issued Adidas polos and jerseys). Often there will be office workers dressed in suits . . . or shoppers from the mall in tattered jeans and flip-flops. It matters not....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 13, 2010

Bravo! Restaurant
95 N. Moorland A 147
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
(262) 785-0858

Club Paragon

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Restaurant | "Another Fish Fry Option"

Club Paragon Photo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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OK now that Wisconsin has gone smoke-free throughout the state (effective 7/5/10) we can now enjoy fish fry are more local tavern and bar locations. We had tried to go to Club Paragon about five months ago, but the smoke was so thick and stinky, we had to turn around and go back out. With the smoking ban in effect now for over three weeks, we felt save in returning.Club Paragon is first and foremost a nice bar in the suburbs, built like your cabin in the woods. With pool tables and darts, plus about a dozen flat screen televisions throughout, it is a fun place to go out with friends or to enjoy a game. On Packers' game days the place is jammed. In the past, my former association used t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 1, 2010

Club Paragon
3578 South 108th Street
Milwaukee 53228
(414) 541-9270

Crawdaddy's

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Restaurant | "Always a Good Dining Experience"

Crawdaddy's Photo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Crawdaddy's is one of those local Milwaukee area restaurants that seems to have been hard hit by the economic downturn with fewer people eating out these days. It used to be that if you arrived after about 6:30pm or any weekend evening, you had a bit of a wait for a table.Since moving back to Milwaukee a couple of years ago, we have never had a wait, including a Saturday night back in February. The service and food seems to be as good as ever, so I can only surmise it is due to the economy. To help folks a bit, you can find $25 dining gift certificates on Restaurant.com . . . my favorite dining resource at home or on the road. Typically $10 for the $25 savings, they too have been promo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 26, 2010

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

Red Robin

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Restaurant | "Gourmet Burgers . . . Endless Steak Fries"

Red Robin Photo, Greenfield, Wisconsin
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We had our first Red Robin's dining experience about five years ago while traveling from Iowa to Wisconsin via Minneapolis. We stopped in one late evening for a burger and left overstuffed to the gills.If the large burger doesn't get you, then it will probably be the limitless steak fries they offer with all sandwiches. And please, do not make the same rookie mistake we made in ordering milk shakes . . . two of them (one each). There is enough in the serving to share and have a full tall glass each. We never order milkshakes for one anymore!Their burgers are truly gourmet, and they get a gourmet price for them too (between $7.50 and $10.00). They come loaded with all sorts...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 13, 2010

Red Robin
7575 Edgerton Avenue
Greenfield, Wisconsin 53220
(414) 421-2257

Trysting Place Pub

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Restaurant | "Another Friday - Another Fish Fry"

Trysting Place Pub Photo, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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Yep . . . Friday in Milwaukee and dining out means just one thing . . . another Friday Fish Fry!Now that we're northsiders, we've had to find new places for fish fry dinners. Menomonee Falls is just about 10 minutes from the house so it seemed like a convenient and logical choice. Having just heard about Trysting Place Pub on the radio earlier in the day, their advertising bucks worked to bring us in.We arrived shortly after 5:30pm and it was still rather quiet inside. It is what I consider to be a typical Milwaukee area pub/bar with pool tables, pull tab vending machines, Golden Tee Golf and other assorted games. The bar is in the center of the room and is quite large; pro...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 26, 2010

Trysting Place Pub
N71 W12980 Appleton Avenue
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
(262) 255-4110