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Apr 1st, 2014, 02:16 PM
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Restuarants in Milwaukee

will be in Milwaukee for a couple of days in June. Looking for restaurant ideas, not too expensive as one of the women in our group is on a tight budget but we don't want drive in food either. Love Italian and sea food. Saw that Balistere's got a good review but really want something in downtown area (wehre we willb e staying) or along the lake

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Apr 3rd, 2014, 05:56 AM
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There are a couple of inexpensive but interesting options you might want to check out in the downtown area.
My first recommendation is the Milwaukee Public Market. It is an fun place to visit with a lot of wonderful vendors and some great food.
http://www.milwaukeepublicmarket.org/vendors.html
While you are there you may want to check out the rest of the Historic Third Ward. There are lots of charming little restaurants that post their menus outside. We have enjoyed every restaurant we've tried. The area is also loaded with interesting shops, galleries and theater options. I think it is a must for any visit to Milwaukee.
http://www.historicthirdward.org/about/takeatour.php
Another option is a coffee shop just across from Lake Michigan just to the north of the downtown area. It looks like they recently changed their name from Alterra Coffee to Collectivo Coffee (which might be important piece of info if asking directions). It is an interesting building with a great location next to the lake and they offer soup, sandwiches and baked goods.
http://colectivocoffee.com/cafes/lakefront/
Have a great time in Milwaukee.
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Apr 8th, 2014, 08:20 AM
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Milwaukee has lots of good restaurants -- have a look at this article on the best restaurants for 2013.
http://onmilwaukee.com/dining/articl...ining2013.html
a few others I might mention:
. The King & I Thai Restaurant
3.5 star rating 106 reviews
$$ Thai
Westown, Downtown
830 N Old World 3rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone number (414) 276-4181

County Clare
4.5 star rating 153 reviews
$$ Pubs, Irish, Bed & Breakfast
Lower East Side
1234 N Astor St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone number (414) 272-5273

Elsa’s
3.5 star rating 136 reviews
$$ American (New)
East Town, Downtown
833 N Jefferson St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone number (414) 765-0615

ONE THAT I SORT OF LIKE IS
. Espana Tapas House
2.5 star rating 67 reviews
$$$ Spanish, Tapas/Small Plates
Westown, Downtown
800 N Plankinton
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone number (414) 988-9468
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