The Best Brunch Restaurants in Milwaukee

The OpenTable Team

There’s more to Milwaukee than world-famous cold brews, baseball, and lake views. The city’s thriving immigrant community makes for interesting culinary wonders that make Milwaukee a food lover’s paradise. Case in point: sausages, cheese curds, and fried fishes, which are brunch staples in this city. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We've pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. This list rounds up the best brunches in different neighborhoods all around Milwaukee. This is a city that takes its meals seriously and these brunch spots make this quite evident. Save that beer for later, for now, it's time to sample some morning offerings. Take a look at Milwaukee's best brunch spots.

Restaurants:Engine Company No 3, Timmer's Resort, Golden Mast
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Steak
Neighborhoods:Milwaukee, West Bend, Okauchee

Engine Company No 3

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
490 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
Chef Sandroni is working his magic with Engine Company No 3 with its globally-inspired menu using locally-sourced ingredients. Diners don’t just get a whiff of aromatic dishes, theRead more
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Wisconsin
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Timmer's Resort

$$$$·American·
West Bend
849 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
With a history that spans almost two centuries and a location that affords an excellent view of Big Cedar Lake, Timmer’s Resort has got ambiance down pat. The restaurant boasts of Read more
91% recommended
Scenic View in Wisconsin

Golden Mast

$$$$·Steak·
Okauchee
1,160 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Anyone dying for contemporary German cuisine like Wiener schnitzel, sausages, and waffles need to look no further than Golden Mast Inn. Located right along the banks of Okauchee LaRead more
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Wisconsin

Don's TV & Repair

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
175 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Fun
Guests are in for some throwback with this diner’s retro decor and oldies music. But people shouldn’t get too sucked into its nostalgia-inducing atmosphere as its dishes are anythiRead more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Wisconsin
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Seven Seas

$$$$·Seafood·
Hartland
693 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
Situated along the east shore of Lake Nagawicka, surrounded by the natural beauty that is Kettle Moraine, Seven Seas’ reputation for its excellent location and fabulous champagne bRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Wisconsin
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Thunder Bay Grille - Pewaukee

$$$$·American·
Wisconsin
148 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Conveniently located right next to the Holiday Inn, Thunder Bay Grille is the perfect spot to have a laid-back rendezvous with family and friends. With its rustic decor and contempRead more
86% recommended
Great for Brunch in Exclusive
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Bass Bay Brewhouse

$$$$·American·
Muskego
532 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
Bass Bay Brewhouse outdoor seating is quite a hit with its guests. What better way to enjoy a signature Wisconsin brunch than to do it whilst having a good view of the serene lakeRead more
94% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Wisconsin

Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

$$$$·French·
Milwaukee
5,017 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
Popularly known as much for its authentic French cuisine and a stunning view of Lake Michigan, Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro also has an airy and romantic ambiance to boot. The bisRead more
94% recommended
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Cafe Manna

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Brookfield
664 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Vegan
Hailed as one of Milwaukee’s first 100% vegetarian restaurant, Cafe Manna has been setting the trend. Health and taste are big on its menu as the restaurant uses only the freshest Read more
94% recommended
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Belfre Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Delafield
553 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Situated in an old Presbyterian church building, Belfre Kitchen offers contemporary American cuisine in an inviting and casual environment. Guests can cozy up on the patio or get cRead more
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Wisconsin

The Original

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
330 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
With its welcoming atmosphere, creative menu items, and well-paired cocktails, The Original has been making waves in Milwaukee’s culinary scene. This neighborhood gem has been busyRead more
100% recommended
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Birch and Butcher

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
336 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
The inviting smell of open wood hearth oven and freshly baked bread greets every guest that comes through the door of Birch and Butcher. Featuring a modern and minimalist interior,Read more
92% recommended
Healthy in Wisconsin
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Tre Rivali

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Milwaukee
903 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Tre Rivali, which means “Three Rivals” in Italian, is a fitting homage to Milwaukee’s three founding fathers. As with its name, the restaurant’s Mediterranean-inspired American cuiRead more
94% recommended
Hot Spot in Milwaukee
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Mader's German Restaurant

$$$$·German·
Milwaukee
825 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
Anyone who longs for a taste of Germany will find refuge at Mader’s German Restaurant. With its Bavarian decor, a rich collection of medieval arts and antiques dating back the 14thRead more
93% recommended
Kid Friendly in Wisconsin

Zesti

$$$$·Global, International·
Hartland
855 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Zesti lives up to its name with its playful combination of flavors from all over the world. In fact, perusing through their bunch menu is akin to having an adventure in different pRead more
89% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Wisconsin

Merriment Social

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
540 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Strategically located between a foodie paradise and Milwaukee’s fashion and arts district, Merriment Social gives off a chic vibe with its high top seating, open space design, and Read more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Wisconsin

Motor at the Harley-Davidson Museum

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
321 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Those who can’t help but rave about everything Harley-Davidson will find their niche here at the Motor. Situated along a river on the Harley-Davidson Museum campus, this is the perRead more
100% recommended
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Stella Van Buren

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Milwaukee
879 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
Situated at the third floor of Westin Hotel, Stella Van Buren boasts of a stunning interior with its floor to ceiling windows, clean and modern design, and warm lighting that makesRead more
95% recommended
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Cafe Grace

$$$$·French American·
Wauwatosa
655 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Located right at the heart of Milwaukee’s premier shopping destination, hungry shoppers don’t need to travel far to enjoy some French cuisines for brunch. This upscale Parisian cafRead more
86% recommended
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