Visit Milwaukee for Great Food and Great Drink!

If you’re hungry or thirsty, Milwaukee has you covered. This is a city where beer flows freely, where the farms are closer to the tables, and where upscale gourmet cuisine lives side-by-side with deep-fried cheese. To help you find the dining or drinking establishment that will best suit your appetites, we’ve created curated lists of some of Milwaukee’s best bars and restaurants. Just follow your gut, and you’ll find Great spots all mapped out for you.


Nothing warms you up like some good ol’ fashioned comfort food, and luckily, Milwaukee has you covered. Check out these local spots for some of the cheesiest, gooiest, stick-to-your-ribsiest comfort food around.

Balzac Wine Bar

Comfort food doesn’t have to be low-key. Treat yourself to Balzac Wine Bar’s signature “Sac Mac,” made with five cheeses and topped with bleu cheese and toasted panko bread crumbs.

1716 North Arlington Place, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1618
7 driving minutes from Baird Center

(414) 755-0099
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Comet Café

Home style meatloaf? It’s a comfort-food dream. You’ll find that and more satisfying, from-scratch dishes at East Side mainstay Comet Café

1947 N Farwell Ave., Milwaukee 53202
9 driving minutes from Baird Center

(414) 509-6028
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Southern comfort is the name of the game at Maxie’s, which also serves white cheddar mac n’ n cheese (as a side) in addition to shrimp and grits, red beans and rice, and more.

6732 W Fairview Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53213
8 driving minutes from Baird Center

(414) 292-3969
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The best comfort food is always made with love, and you’ll be able to taste that in the pasta made from scratch daily at Onesto.

221 N Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
4 driving minutes from Baird Center

(414) 308-1600
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Real Chili

Originally in the basement of the Jesuit rectory on Marquette University’s campus, Real Chili opened in 1931 and is still serving some of the best chili in town for lunch, dinner, and late-night breakfast, at two locations on Wells Street. It warms the heart and soul.

Downtown (East Town)
419 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
3 driving minutes from Baird Center
(414) 271-4042

Marquette Campus
1625 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI
4 driving minutes from Baird Center
(414) 342-6955