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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Wisconsin

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Wisconsin? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Chives - Baileys Harbor restaurant
4.7
4.7 (984)
$50 and over
American
Baileys Harbor
About the restaurant
Chives Restaurant Door County is located in Downtown Baileys Harbor. Inspired by owner, JR Schoenfeld, Chives continues its reputation for food quality, presentation and value. Chives in Baileys Harbor offers choices for everyone. Farm to Table culinary experience utilizing fresh, seasonal and local ingredients, some of which are grown on property by our Chef, Brady Miner and owner, JR Schoenfeld.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Server was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Food is always good there. We will return.
A photo of Rye Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (528)
$31 to $50
American
Appleton
About the restaurant
RYE was established in 2014. RYE offers a refined dining experience in a stylish urban / rustic setting. Located in the heart of Downtown Appleton next to the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel. RYE serves lunch and dinner; Monday through Saturday.
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RobN
Dined 2 days ago
The food & wine was fantastic. It was a great evening.
A photo of Muse at Sentry restaurant
4.8
4.8 (436)
$50 and over
American
Stevens Point
About the restaurant
Muse at Sentry sets the tone for a unique dining experience for Stevens Point and central Wisconsin. We’ve created a sensory experience through our modern look, extensive gallery of art, and our precise culinary presentation and service. You’ll enjoy the best handmade pastas, fresh seafood, wet- and dry-aged steaks, and seasonal dishes made with the finest locally grown ingredients. Complement your meal with a selection from our unparalleled collection of wines or one of our craft-made cocktails. Savor it all while enjoying the beautiful views from the outdoor terrace or through our large picture windows. Muse is an artistic dining showcase unlike any you’ve experienced before.
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BarbaraDvip
Dined 1 day ago
Our food was delicious and our server did an outstanding job!
A photo of The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1187)
$31 to $50
American
La Crosse
About the restaurant
We are currently open for dine-in, take-out, and curbside delivery.
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern has been changing the dining experience in La Crosse since 2006. By offering supreme product and hospitality, we have become a favorite of locals and a travel destination all in the same. Our menus highlight seasonal American cuisine that includes certified angus beef and fresh day-boat seafood. With a focus on the freshest foods of each season, our culinary team allows the ingredients to speak for themselves. Every detail is appreciated in everything we do – enjoy the results of hard work and high standards. Our current menus can be found by visiting www.thewaterfrontlacrosse.com
Thank you for supporting local businesses!

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MamaJaynevip
Dined 2 days ago
What a beautiful setting... right on the water. We were able to sit outside on a lovely evening and enjoyed a friendly attentive server. I had the scallops with pasta and the scallops under cooked but the sauce and flavors were delightful. We'll be back
A photo of Williams's Pine Gables Supper Club restaurant
4.7
4.7 (457)
$31 to $50
American
Madison
About the restaurant
Welcome to William's Pine Gables Supper Club.
We look forward to seeing you soon

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PaulW
Dined 6 days ago
Great food, service, and feeling like most important guest
A photo of Van Acre restaurant
4.8
4.8 (399)
$31 to $50
American
Wausau
About the restaurant
Van Acre, A Wausau Experience.

A community with deep roots and a story to tell, Wausau is the kind of place to discover and make your own. This goes for anyone who wanders these parts from near or far. Whether you’re from here or took a road that led here. Whether you’re here for the moment or for a lifetime. Van Acre is a restaurant and bar that echoes this spirit.

Located within the one of a kind Hilton Garden Inn Wausau, our heart for homegrown hospitality comes to life with authentic food and drink, a captivating space and passionate team. Our menu is inspired by the region with seasonal rustic fare served alongside classic and creative cocktails, craft brews and a curated wine list.

No matter what your journey, we invite you to savor all that is put on your table and enjoy each other’s company along the way.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderfully relaxing experience, very attentive service, no pressure to hurry, nice seating for a birthday celebration!
A photo of The Mariner's Inn restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1794)
$30 and under
American
Madison
About the restaurant
When Bill and Betty Von Rutenberg opened The Mariner’s Inn in 1966, they set out to provide a steak and seafood dining experience like none other. Mouth watering, delicious steaks aged to perfection and an assortment of seafood from lobster to the famous Friday Fish Fry.
Bill and Betty’s sons, Bill, Jack, and Robert, along with their crew, now carry on the tradition of outstanding hospitality of von Rutenberg Ventures. Waterfront dining on the patio and a sunset over the marina make dinner at Mariner’s an evening to remember. We offer five options for dining. Dine-in, expanded outdoor seating, carryout, curbside, and dockside. Try our monthly summer Lobster Boil. You can now enjoy the lobster boils by dine-in or takeout! Advance reservations required.

To make a reservation that is larger then 8 people please call us.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 3, 2024
We felt like we were in a private room! The food was excellent and our server was excellent, also. Everyone liked their steak/shrimp.
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Brookfield restaurant
4.6
4.6 (6843)
$30 and under
American
Brookfield
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
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AdeleLvip
Dined 2 days ago
Wonderful food, wine & service - we had s as great time
A photo of Stone Porch Alehouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (44)
$30 and under
American
Verona
About the restaurant
Stone Porch is named after it's huge stone wrap around porch but we don't let that vibe end there. Comfort food, refreshing cocktails to warm up the insides and a great team looking to make your visit memorable. Our head chef, Jacob Goldsberry, believes that from scratch is always best and that brings an authenticity to each dish that will remind you of home.
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BDub
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
We had a great family dinner on Friday evening. Overall, the service was friendly & attentive. The salmon, portobello sandwich, shrimp dinners were excellent! Unfortunately, a kiddo thought the chicken tenders weren’t as good as usual (more tough/rubbery. A few tasted & agreed.) With 6, it took longer than usual for food to be made, but it was completely understandable. We’ll definitely be back!
A photo of Central Standard Crafthouse and Kitchen restaurant
4.7
4.7 (286)
$30 and under
American
Milwaukee
About the restaurant
WE DO NOT OFFER FOOD SERVICE OR RESERVATIONS ON OUR ROOFTOP PATIO, THE AVIARY, WHICH IS "FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE". We highly encourage you to make a reservation in the main dining room and then head up for a cocktail or two after!

Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, our Crafthouse & Kitchen is an experience like none other. Enjoy culinary creations from our scratch kitchen or just stop by for a few of our award winning cocktails created with Central Standard spirits.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Stopped in for brunch and it was amazing! You seriously need to try the hash brown bomb. My new favorite. All the food ordered was presented beautifully and the flavors on all the dishes outside. The bloody Mary’s are perfectly balanced with an appropriate amount of garnish. If you haven’t stopped in yet your tastebuds are missing out!
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