The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Milwaukee

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Known as America's Third Coast, the lakeside Milwaukee has much to explore, from a scenic stroll along the glistening Lake Michigan to perusing public art along the Milwaukee River. While in town, guests can also catch a flick at the Milwaukee Film Festival or go shopping in the Historic Third Ward. You'll find it hard to run out of things to do in this midwestern hotspot. Not to mention: the up-and-coming culinary scene. People drive for hours to check out the restaurants here in town. You can find everything from steaming bowls of ramen and old-school pizza joints to farm-to-table fresh eats and fine dining. The kitchens do not slack when it comes to breakfast either. If you plan to get an early start on the day, check out our Tastemaker List of the best breakfast in Milwaukee.

Restaurants:Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn, Timmer's Resort, Bass Bay Brewhouse
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:German, American
Neighborhoods:Whitefish Bay, West Bend, Muskego

Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn

$$$$·German·
Whitefish Bay
123 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Quiet Conversation
Open since 1915, Jack Pandl’s is a most beloved institution in the city of Milwaukee. Located in the Whitefish Bay neighborhood just a few feet away from Big Bay Park, it’s a hard-Read more
94% recommended
Kid Friendly in Milwaukee

Timmer's Resort

$$$$·American·
West Bend
826 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
Timmer’s Resort is one of the most iconic restaurants in all of Milwaukee. Located in the West Bend neighborhood, it is a generationally historic spot that promises one-of-a-kind eRead more
93% recommended
Scenic View in Wisconsin

Bass Bay Brewhouse

$$$$·American·
Muskego
486 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
For delicious, dependable American dining in a casual setting, head to the Muskego neighborhood for a meal at Bass Bay Brewhouse. It is definitely one of the best breakfasts in MilRead more
93% recommended
Kid Friendly in Wisconsin
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Edgewater Pewaukee

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Pewaukee
275 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
Edgewater is at the historic Hotel Edgewood in Pewaukee and has what many consider to be the best breakfast in Milwaukee as well as the most scenic. The completely remodeled space Read more
94% recommended
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The Red Oak Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Kenosha
477 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
The Red Oak offers made-from-scratch items that showcase the richness of Wisconsin life. They stock the kitchens with good from local farms, dairies and orchards and offer a wide sRead more
99% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Wisconsin
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Golden Mast

$$$$·Steak·
Okauchee
1,136 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
Located on Okauchee Lake, Weissgerber’s Golden Mast is Wisconsin’s Premier Lakeside Restaurant. It’s casual yet elegant place that serves Steak, Seafood and Contemporary German fooRead more
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in Wisconsin

The Original

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
330 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
The Original is Milwaukee’s best upscale casual restaurants and provides a fun and lively environment to enjoy with family, friends or on a date.This eatery serves New-American styRead more
97% recommended
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IL Mito Enoteca

$$$$·Italian·
Milwaukee
1,811 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Chef and owner Michael Feker is the driving personality behind Il Mito. He set out to create a local restaurant like those found in Italy, where you can sip a glass of wine and enjRead more
99% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Wisconsin

Firefly Tosa

$$$$·American·
Wauwatosa
479 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Firefly Tosa, located on Harwood Avenue in Wauwatosa, prides itself on using fresh, seasonal ingredients to create delicious and innovative menu items. The New American food is a mRead more
92% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Wisconsin
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MOXIE Food + Drink

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Whitefish Bay
796 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
MOXIE Food and Drink is the North Shore’s premier upscale-casual restaurant, located in the Whitefish Bay Neighborhood. It boasts a very familiar and cozy atmosphere with a romantiRead more
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Wisconsin

Belfre Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Delafield
530 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Belfre Kitchen, located in the Delafield steeple building erected in 1868, is one of the staple restaurants in the Delafield neighborhood. The atmosphere is warm and inviting with Read more
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in Wisconsin

Zesti

$$$$·Global, International·
Hartland
832 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Another popular restaurant by Celebrity Chef Michael Feker, Zesti serves Global, International and mediterranean cuisine in the Lake Country area. Feker brings his global travels aRead more
90% recommended
Romantic in Wisconsin

Joey Gerard's - A Bartolotta Supper Club - Greendale

$$$$·American·
Greendale
2,666 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Take a step back in time at Joey Gerard’s in the village of Greendale. This casual, elegant American, Steak and Seafood restaurant puts a modern spin on the traditional supper clubRead more
94% recommended
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Red Circle Inn & Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nashotah
772 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Nestled in the heart of “Lake Country,” just 30 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Oldest Restaurant continues its long tradition of fine dining and exceptional hospitRead more
93% recommended
Special Occasion in Wisconsin

Cafe Manna

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Brookfield
664 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Cafe Manna was the first 100% vegetarian restaurant in Milwaukee and locals have been happily enjoying the plant-based cuisine for over 10 years! Owner Robin Kasch opened the restaRead more
97% recommended
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Motor at the Harley-Davidson Museum

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
321 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Fun
Motor is the restaurant at the Harley-Davidson Museum and offers guests riverfront dining and Midwestern friendliness along with an awesome menu. The kitchen takes diners on a culiRead more
100% recommended
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Butcher & Barrel Gastropub

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Racine
312 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
Butcher & Barrel Gastropub is a steakhouse that specializes in American Comfort Food, including chicken, beef, pork and seafood entrees. Located in a 120-year old restored buildingRead more
89% recommended
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Engine Company No 3

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
478 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Local Ingredients
  • Casual
Engine Company No. 3 is a casual dining spot located on National Avenue that local think has the best breakfast in Milwaukee. The menu here focuses on bold international flavors anRead more
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in Wisconsin
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Harry's Bar and Grill

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
335 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
Harry’s Bar and Grill, located on Milwaukee’s East side, close to Lake Michigan, is a chic and contemporary American restaurant. They recently underwent a renovation and have a bolRead more
95% recommended

Seven Seas

$$$$·Seafood·
Hartland
674 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Seven Seas is a family owned and operated restaurant that locals adore. Owned by Linda and Jack Weissgerber, it is one of suburban Milwaukee’s most outstanding lakeside restaurantsRead more
97% recommended
Special Occasion in Wisconsin
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