The Best Brunch Restaurants in Milwaukee

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Engine Company No 3, Timmer's Resort, Golden Mast
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Steak
Neighborhoods:Milwaukee, West Bend, Okauchee
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Engine Company No 3

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
656 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
  • 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, they’ll also be taking ...

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Timmer's Resort

$$$$·American·
West Bend
910 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

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 an interior high cei...

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Scenic View in Wisconsin
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Golden Mast

$$$$·Steak·
Okauchee
1,240 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 Lake, lakeside dining ...

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Best Ambiance in Wisconsin
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Don's TV & Repair

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
401 reviews
  • Fun
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

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 anything but. Don’s Diner ...

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Seven Seas

$$$$·Seafood·
Delafield
650 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 brunch precedes it. W...

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Thunder Bay Grille - Pewaukee

$$$$·American·
Wisconsin
148 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion

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 contemporary interior desig...

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Bass Bay Brewhouse

$$$$·American·
Muskego
765 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

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 lake. They serve up quite...

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Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

$$$$·French·
Milwaukee
5,044 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 bistro used to be an ol...

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Scenic View in Milwaukee
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Cafe Manna

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Brookfield
690 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good Vegetarian Options

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 locally grown ingred...

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Belfre Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Delafield
805 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 comfy in one of their...

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Healthy in Milwaukee
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The Original

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
332 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Creative Cuisine

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 busy converting patrons ...

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Birch - Milwaukee

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
601 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem

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, this bistro is the ...

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Fit for Foodies in Wisconsin
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Tre Rivali

$$$$·Italian·
Milwaukee
1,008 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 cuisines are also refle...

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Mader's German Restaurant

$$$$·German·
Milwaukee
930 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Romantic

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 14th century, waitstaffs...

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Zesti

$$$$·Global, International·
Hartland
1,023 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine

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 parts of the globe. T...

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Merriment Social

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Milwaukee
675 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups

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 cool music. Although...

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Motor at the Harley-Davidson Museum

$$$$·American·
Milwaukee
340 reviews
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Groups
  • Seasonal

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 perfect spot where kind...

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Stella Van Buren

$$$$·Italian·
Milwaukee
895 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Bar Seating
  • Cozy

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 makes the entire space lo...

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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 cafe features an airy i...

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