This Just Might Be The Most Iconic Restaurant In All Of Wisconsin

There are a few old-school restaurants in Wisconsin that generations of locals have been dining at forever. But there’s only one Wisconsin restaurant that’s been named by the James Beard Foundation as an American Classic. Three Brothers Restaurant in Bay View is a Serbian restaurant that’s in its third generation of family ownership. It’s a rather unassuming spot, but tucked inside the walls is an institution that’s served meals to some of the biggest chefs in the country, including Julia Child. It’s not overly fancy, but it’s a unique, delicious and iconic place that joins only a handful of restaurants across the country to receive this prestigious designation. Three Brothers has outlasted a number of ups and downs in the local restaurant economy and continues to serve up the same classic recipes that the founder brought with him when he came here from Yugoslavia.

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Three Brothers is located at 2414 S St. Clair St., Milwaukee, WI 53207. You can find out more about this historic and important restaurant on their Facebook page. You’re going to need a reservation and if you’re ordering a burek, you should let them know when you make the reservation so it’s ready for you shortly after you arrive. You can call them at (414) 481-7530.

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