Like most Midwest, blue-collar towns, Milwaukee is home to many restaurants serving classic American food and meals. However, up-and-coming chefs bring new culinary perspectives to restaurants across the city. Specifically, more and more of the best restaurants in Milwaukee offer healthier, seasonal menu items.
Fresher food gives senior diners with restrictive diets more delicious options when eating out. Our New Perspective residents love to go out to eat with loved ones and visitors, so we compiled a list of the best local restaurants in Milwaukee for people with restrictive diets.
A rich German heritage and menu, Mader’s is a well-known, established restaurant within the Milwaukee dining scene. Get authentic German food in an old-world, historical atmosphere. Set up like a Bavarian dining hall, Mader’s transports you and your fellow diners back to another moment in time. Mader’s brunch is famous among both residents and out-of-town diners. (Just look at this list of celebrity diners!)
Find traditional breakfast and brunch items like made-to-order omelets, waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon and more. Or try a culinary experience and order a traditional German breakfast entrée like bavarian sauerbraten, kassler rippchen, hungarian beef goulash, and spatzel. Mader’s brunch is only available on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., so call ahead to make a reservation.
2. Mason Street Grill
Dining with a large group? And need to please a variety of dietary restrictions and preferences? Look no further than the Mason Street Grill. The diverse menu, available private dining, live music and outdoor patio makes Mason Street Grill a favorite for anyone and everyone. Conveniently located in the heart of Milwaukee, families and large groups easily gather at Mason Street Grill for good food and celebrations. Mason Street Grill offers lunch, dinner and happy hour on weekdays and only dinner on weekends.
A classic seafood and steak restaurant, Mason Street Grill’s menus celebrate mid-century appetizers, entrees and cocktails. Find lighter entrees at both lunch and dinner by choosing meals featuring fresh fish or seafood. Or add protein to a Main Course salad for a fulfilling, healthy meal. At dinner, go back in time and order a house specialty like Oysters Rockefeller, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail or Maryland Crab Cake – Original 1950s Recipe. Classic cocktails, an extensive wine list and craft beers from across the country make Mason Street Grill a memorable dining experience.
3. Simple Cafe
For a more casual meal for breakfast or lunch, consider Simple Café. Simple Café started with the goal of changing the world “one bite at a time.” This favorite place to eat in Milwaukee serves food to support a mission. Using locally sourced ingredients, Simple Café creates menus and meals to honor and respect the local community and farmers.
Serving fresh, seasonal menus, Simple Cafe offers plenty of delicious entrees and options for diners with restrictive diets. At breakfast, choose from classic entrees, designer omelets or simple egg platters. At lunch, find fresh soups, salads and sandwiches.
Get out and explore with your loved ones by dining at one of the best restaurants in Milwaukee. While good food is plentiful, call ahead to be sure the restaurant can accommodate your dietary or disability needs.