Everyone loves a good plate of food. Turns out, you don’t have to travel far for it. We’re profiling 11 of Wisconsin’s best neighborhood joints. We’re sure some of these will become your new favorite place.
1. Golden Basket
This family style restaurant has affordable prices and large portions. They have great grilled cheese and classic sandwiches. 1350 S Military Ave, Green Bay, WI 54304.
2. Anvil Pub and Grille
This place is in a former blacksmith shop, hence the name, and they serve American fare. Bonus: the patio overlooks a waterfall. N70 W6340 Bridge Rd, Cedarburg, WI 53012.
3. Mint Cafe
This place is old school and retro, with its wood paneling, and you will love it. They do a great breakfast. 422 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403.
4. Oscar's Pub and Grill
It's your classic neighborhood tavern with excellent hamburgers. Make sure you try the Big O--it's famous around Milwaukee. 1712 W Pierce St, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
5. Weary Traveler Free House
It's elevated pub food in a relaxed atmosphere. Bonus: you can even sit around and play board games. 1201 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703.
6. North Star American Bistro
This is your classic American bistro. They are your favorite dishes, but elevated with seasonal produce. 4518 N Oakland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211.
7. Hub City Family Restaurant
This is your classic greasy-spoon joint. Try their eggs--they are incredible. 409 E Mill St, Plymouth, WI 53073.
8. Paul's Neighborhood Bar
This is a great neighborhood kitschy bar. They serve American cuisine, with things like a roast beef dinner. 2401 Parmenter St, Middleton, WI 53562.
9. Cosmos Cafe
This is a counter serve place with a flare. They serve delicious Mediterranean plates of food. 7203 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213.
10. Billings Park Cafe
Great service makes this is a place for locals and visitors alike. They serve a good breakfast and hearty lunch. 1802 Iowa Ave, Superior, WI 54880.
11. Frank's Diner
This cash only place is a famous Wisconsin joint. They have an amazing breakfast. 508 58th St, Kenosha, WI 53140.