Surprisingly, Wisconsin has become somewhat of a haven for foodies, with fine dining establishments cropping up all over the state. But sometimes you want to just get back to basics–pancakes, sandwiches, and a good cup of coffee. Here are ten of the best diners in Wisconsin where you can have a great diner experience.
1. Frank's Diner
This cash-only, lunch-car joint is down in Kenosha. And man, do they make a good breakfast. Check out this photo of a Nutella and strawberry stuffed French toast.
2. Monty's Blue Plate Diner
In Madison, Monty's Blue Plate Diner is a 1950's-style diner. They have been voted both best breakfast as well as best vegetarian menu. These guys do a little bit of everything--award-winning pies, juicy burgers, and even quinoa dishes.
3. Delta Diner
Nestled in the woods of Delta, Wisconsin, Delta Diner operates out of an authentic diner and provides classic diner fare--executed perfectly. It is a truly unique experience, as it is a classic diner in the middle of nowhere. Make the trip and check them out.
4. Diner West Wis
In Appleton, Diner West Wis might not look like too much, but the food is superb. You will really appreciate the good breakfast, as well as the desserts. Just check out this pic!
5. The Comet Cafe
In Milwaukee, the Comet Cafe does diner food but modernized. They have all your faves like meatloaf, cheesy sandwiches, and breakfast till 3 PM. But you can also find some upscale options and veggie ones, too!
6. Allouez Cafe
In Green Bay, Allouez Cafe has been a mainstay for over 30 years. Perhaps your favorite is the homemade bread--baked daily--in white, wheat and raisin. They also have several homemade desserts.
7. Bristol Diner
In Bristol, Bristol Diner has that 1950's diner ambiance. They serve breakfast all day long, and for lunch and dinner, they have sandwiches, burgers, and all those classic comfort foods you'd expect to find in a diner.
8. Market Street Diner and Bakery
In Sun Prairie, this 1940's-style diner offers up some awesome home cooking--all from scratch. You'll love the food but let's be honest--you are definitely coming for the delicious pie.
9. Broadway Diner
Down in Baraboo, in the heart of the historical downtown, the Broadway Diner operates out of a fully restored 1954 Silk City Diner. They offer breakfast, burgers, seafood, and even some vegetarian dishes.
10. Farm Inn' on Main
In Shawano, Farm Inn' on Main provides farm-style dishes and home baked goods--and of course you know that they come in super large portions. The owners bring their family farming heritage into their decor and cuisine, and you will be nostalgic.
What’s your favorite Wisconsin diner? Let us know in the comments.