Wisconsin is full of restaurants serving up great food, but if you’re going to spend money eating out, why not go to the very best? These are 11 mouthwatering restaurants you have to try. Bring your stretchy pants.
1. AJ Bombers
For some of the best cheese curds and burgers, head out to AJ Bombers. The rockets full of peanuts flying across the restaurant are unlike anything you've ever seen before. 1247 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
2. The Old Fashioned
When you think Wisconsin cuisine, you think of the Old Fashioned. It's a Wisconsin themed tavern that is serving all your faves: beer, brats, and cheese curds. 23 N Pinckney St #1, Madison, WI 53703.
Chives is a fine dining restaurant using locally sourced ingredients to turn out some spectacular dishes. Hey, and any place #12 frequents is good in our book. 1749 Riverside Dr, Suamico, WI 54173.
This little restaurant might be serving up the best Italian. We judge these places by the red sauce, and boy, is theirs good. And you will absolutely devour their cupcakes. 716 N Casaloma Dr, Appleton, WI 54913.
This awesome pizza place is in a restored church. Watch as the chefs toss dough in the air. And definitely order the pesto fries. 13201 Velp Ave, Suamico, WI 54313.
6. Sanford Restaurant
Do not leave Milwaukee without eating at Sanford's. It's New American fare served in an elegant ambiance. So sip some wine and enjoy the chef's tasting menu. 1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
7. Wild Tomato
When you think Door County restaurants, you think fish. But the folks at Wild Tomato pizza are making some of the best wood fired pizza in the state. They also make some pretty solid sandwiches. 4023 WI-42, Fish Creek, WI 54212.
8. Blue's Egg
Blue's Egg is a great place for celebrities and regular folks alike. This could be the best breakfast around. Plus, you will love the art deco design. 317 N 76th St, Milwaukee, WI 53213.
9. Taqueria Guadelajara
The outside of this small restaurant might not look like much, but they are quietly changing how Wisconsinites eat Mexican. It's fresh, authentic, and affordable. 1033 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715.
This gastropub has all of your favorite comfort foods, but they are serving them up farm to table style. The food is fresh but still delicious. And the views of the Capitol are phenomenal. 1 S Pinckney St #107, Madison, WI 53703.
11. Le Chateau
A great French restaurant is in...La Crosse? Oui. As you can imagine, this place is not the cheapest, but their food is seasonal and magnificent. 410 Cass St, La Crosse, WI 54601.