Odd Duck is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Milwaukee.

1. Odd Duck

9.2
2352 S Kinnickinnic Ave (Just South of Lincoln Avenue), Milwaukee, WI
American Restaurant · Bay View · 43 tips and reviews

Morgan R.Morgan Rusnak: Short rib was unreal. Beet salad with sesame vinaigrette was so refreshing. Cheese board with apricot preserves was perfect. Gluten-free and vegetarian menus available, too!

Matthew M.Matthew Maciejewski: Fucking Yum

Nick W.Nick W: I would come back just for the Gouda stuffed bacon wrapped dates. Wow.

Crazy Water is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Milwaukee.

2. Crazy Water

9.1
839 S 2nd St (Walker), Milwaukee, WI
American Restaurant · Walker's Point · 29 tips and reviews

Brianna D.Brianna Dillaber: Such a great overall experience here. Salmon was fantastic and so were the drinks! Great service and cozy environment.

Nick M.Nick Monroe: This place is a secret. Don't tell anyone.

Erin A.Erin Anderson: Get the chorizo stuffed dates wrapped in bacon. It's a great way to start your meal at Crazy Water.

Vanguard is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Milwaukee.

3. Vanguard

8.8
2659 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI
American Restaurant · Bay View · 19 tips and reviews

Kate S.Kate Schaffer: Be sure to get Poutine. The dog with the hot peppers and cheese wiz is soooo good. Can't wait to go back!

Jennifer C.Jennifer Chung: Good food, especially the fries. Reasonably priced. I will be back.

Suzzette M.Suzzette Metcalfe: Sausage fest!

AP Bar & Kitchen is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Milwaukee.

4. AP Bar & Kitchen

8.6
814 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI
American Restaurant · Walker's Point · 9 tips and reviews

Katie A.Katie Allen: Scallops topped with pulled pork?!? Are you kidding me? Brilliant. Great service by Ben and unique cocktails also helped make it a memorable meal.

Tim S.Tim Staacke: Come with friends and share the small plates. You can't go wrong and you get to try more !

Andrew W.Andrew Wadsworth: You should definitely try the fried chicken, duck and goulash. Pretty amazing.

Bacchus is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Milwaukee.

5. Bacchus

9.1
925 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI
American Restaurant · Juneau Town · 26 tips and reviews

Kristin S.Kristin Summerlin: Asparagus salad with goat cheese panna cotta, toasted hazelnuts and aged sherry vinegar was pleasant, tho the asparagus could have been a lot more tender. Loved the age of the place. Beautiful floor.

Tap MilwaukeeTap Milwaukee: Careful service and a 900-bottle wine list make this a choice spot for celebrations.

Erin A.Erin Anderson: Get the Foie Gras appetizer - tastes like breakfast and is richer and delicious!

The Capital Grille is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Milwaukee.

6. The Capital Grille

8.5
310 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
American Restaurant · Kilbourn Town · 27 tips and reviews

Lindsay P.Lindsay Puetz: Creme brulee, burger, flourless chocolate cake=heaven. everything is great! including service :)

Chad F.Chad Fuller: Jimmy's behind the bar at lunchtime. He's terrific!

Ryan K.Ryan Konicek: For the love of God, get the lobster macaroni cheese...

The Cheesecake Factory is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Milwaukee.

7. The Cheesecake Factory

8.5
2350 N Mayfair Rd (at Mayfair Mall), Milwaukee, WI
American Restaurant · 81 tips and reviews

Sean M.Sean Mondt: Wow, fish was very good and the Key Lime Cheesecake was amazing. Cheesecake will never be the same.

Chelsey O.Chelsey O: Order Stefanie's Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake. You will NOT be disappointed!

Michelle K.Michelle Krajewski: The Buffalo Blasts appetizer is sooo good. Spicy and delicious!

morel is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Milwaukee.

8. morel

8.4
430 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI
American Restaurant · Walker's Point · 4 tips and reviews

Alicia D.Alicia Dimitrova: Favorite spot in MKE right now. Fantastic food wine ambiance and service. What more could ask for? Save room for dessert. ^^

Mania S.Mania Sam: Great food!

Duane D.Duane Drzadinski: Need a reason to visit Morel? Here: http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/dining/milwaukees-best-new-restaurants-of-2014-b99411976z1-286790481.html?ipad=y You're welcome. Meats, cocktails and more!

The Packing House is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Milwaukee.

9. The Packing House

8.2
900 E Layton Ave (Btwn Lenox & Logan), Milwaukee, WI
American Restaurant · Town of Lake · 25 tips and reviews

Chris W.Chris Wiken: Great live music, awesome menu, top notch service!

Lori S.Lori S.: Beef Wellington is my favorite!

EllenWintersEllenWinters: The streak au poivre is dynamite!

Millioke Meat. Cheese. Beer. is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Milwaukee.

10. Millioke Meat. Cheese. Beer.

8.4
323 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
American Restaurant · Juneau Town · 10 tips and reviews

Slynky C.Slynky Cat: Make sure you leave some room for the small but perfectly formed Chocolate Stout Cheesecake, with pretzel crust and made with local brewery's Pig Snout Stout. It's to die for, and not too sweet.

David M.David Milano: Great, friendly staff with great variety of beers and very nice pub menu. Does not feel like the typical hotel bar.

Discover MilwaukeeDiscover Milwaukee: An order of Cheese and Beer! That's Wisconsin right there.

Circa 1880 is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Milwaukee.

11. Circa 1880

8.1
1100 S 1st St (W Washington St), Milwaukee, WI
American Restaurant · 12 tips and reviews

Dan S.Dan Saper: Just fantastic. Best lamb I've ever had. Wonderful meal.

Kay C.Kay Collins: Leave it up to the Chef. Tasting menu for two gives you an opportunity to try many things on the menu.

Will K.Will Kaul: Excellent. Milwaukee is truly a foodie city. Best to watch this Chef a James Beard Award contender for sure!

The Cheesecake Factory is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Milwaukee.

12. The Cheesecake Factory

8.3
5799 N Bayshore Dr (at Bayshore Town Center), Milwaukee, WI
American Restaurant · 59 tips and reviews

Gaby T.Gaby Turer: The Chicken Di Pana is to DIE for. you cant pass up the chocolate mousse cheesecake too.

Connie K.Connie K: Huge portions here

Barbara H.Barbara H: MUST GET: RASPBERRY LEMONADE

TGI Fridays Front Row Sports Grill is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Milwaukee.

13. TGI Fridays Front Row Sports Grill

8.1
Miller Park (Left Field), Milwaukee, WI
American Restaurant · Story Hill · 60 tips and reviews

Emily L.Emily LoCicero: Great view and great staff. They are unbelievably nice. Get the Dragonfire chicken, it has a nice kick to it.

MaggsboppMaggsbopp: LONG ISLANDS!!

Amanda R.Amanda R: Try a Long Island !!

Tess Restaurant is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Milwaukee.

14. Tess Restaurant

8.3
2499 N Bartlett Ave (Murray), Milwaukee, WI
American Restaurant · Riverside Park · 10 tips and reviews

KelseyKelsey: Call ahead for a reservation, even on weeknights. And try the Butterscotch Budino- worth the dessert calories. :)

Jason S.Jason S: Amazing food. Best kept secret in Milwaukee. Romantic dining.

Bathilda H.Bathilda H: Great food.. Blackened tilapia and steak. Fantastic New England clam chowder. Great service. Grouponed it. **if they ask you if you want soup or salad, it doesn't come with your order! It costs extra!

Real Chili is one of The 15 Best American Restaurants in Milwaukee.

15. Real Chili

8.1
1625 W Wells (at N. 17th St.), Milwaukee, WI
American Restaurant · Avenues West · 21 tips and reviews

Ricky S.Ricky Sherrill: I loved this place. Very friendly service along with some good chili was a nice experience. I tried the hot with beans over pasta.....so good.

Reggie W.Reggie Wegner: The days of cracker fights, lock-ins, and head locks from Jeff have gone the way of beer slides at the 'Lanche, but fear not . . . the chili is still as real as ever.

Ron G.Ron Giordan: Always get a Marquette special...and never wear UW clothes.