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Things to see and do in the community of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Our community is very important to us and we want you to know more about it. In order to give back to the community that supports us, we offer reviews of events, people and food that make Milwaukee a better place.


Best Greek Restaurant

Gyro Palace
5308 S 27th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53221-3724
(414) 281-5199

Without a doubt the best Greek food in all of Milwaukee. Walking in to the Palace you will find that you order your food at the counter. Right behind the cashier is the grill which almost always has something cooking on it. Your food is made to order on the spot so you will get your meal hot and fresh. Let me point out that although your food is made quickly, it does not have the pre-cooked fast food look.

If you have a chance try the “Palace Combo” but you can count on taking some home. With your Combo you get Chicken, Steak, Gyro meat, pita and your choice of having salad, rice or fries. I can't think of another place (but if you can let us know) that gives you more meat on a plate at a better price (than, of course, the 32oz steak at the Prime Quarter). The cucumber sauce that you use on your Gyro is also some of the best in Milwaukee. Of course the Gyro Palace also has gyros with enough meat for two pitas, jumbo burgers similar to Kopps, and for dessert great baklava. Here are a couple of coupons that make it more than worth going.

Runners Up: Oakland Gyros, Golden Gyros

Best Mexican Restaurant

La Perla
734 S 5th St
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 645-9888

Best Ruben Restaurant

4919 West North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 871-5050

Best Fish Fry Restaurant

Clifford's Supper Club
10418 West Forest Home Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 425-6226

Clifford's Supper Club fish fry is served in a large hall that reminds you of a church fish fry in the basement with long tables strung together. The battered fish is served fresh, quick and hot. Although we have all had the fish fry where there is more batter and grease than fish, Clifford's offers large pieces of flakey fish in a light batter without being too greasy. With your meal you get about a pound of French fries, coleslaw and rye bread.

Best Fish Fry (Steamed) Restaurant

St. Martin's Inn
11318 W. St. Martin's Road, Franklin
(414) 425-9971

St. Martin's Inn is clearly the winner of the best fish fry steamed but they also have a great atmosphere and friendly staff. St. Martin's Inn has a small dining area but the staff definately keep things moving. Even if you do have to wait it will be well worth your time. Although they do offer the traditional “fry” the steamed fish really stands out. The steamed fish I had was large, moist, flakey, fresh in flavor and well seasoned. You have a choice between fries or potato pancakes but I would really recommend that you get the potato pancakes. Although you only get one pancake it is large, thick and served with a side of applesauce. Overall the meal is very satisfying and well worth the money.

Best Chinese Restaurant

Emperor of China
1010 E. Brady St.
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 271-8889

Today's Chinese food has taken a turn for the worst with the all you can eat buffet. These buffets offer not so fresh food normally covered in a sweet or gravy “goop”. No need to worry about “goop” as you will find that the Emperor offers some of the freshest Chinese food I have had to date. The decor of the restaurant has an Asian theme, and gives you a feeling of peace and calm away from the fast-paced world we live in.

Their menu gives you a wide variety of choices from chicken, beef, pork, seafood and vegetables. The crab ragoons as an appetizer were crisp, served with a sweet sauce and hot mustard. I have tried a dish in each of the categories and I was impressed by each one. Each dish for dinner is enough for two people, whilst lunches are a little smaller but still large enough for the possibility of taking some home with you. I would highly recommend the Emperor for lunch or dinner to anyone.

Best Cheap Breakfast Restaurant

Two Brother's

Best Custard (By Flavor)

With out a doubt one of the best things about Milwaukee that I have not seen anywhere else in the nation is the amount of custard stands that we have. Asking for “ice cream” simple is not the same after you try your first scoop of custard. Honestly I can't really point out any one place that makes the “best custard” but I could tell you some of their best flavors:

Leon's - Vanilla and Butter Pecan
3131 South 27th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53215  (414) 383-1784
Kopp's - Cherry Amaretto Cheesecake and Turtle
7631 West Layton Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53220 (414) 282-4080
5373 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53217 (414) 961-2006
18880 West Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Culver's - Just Drummy
Multiple Locations
Georgie Porgie's - Drumstick
9555 South Howell Avenue, Oak Creek, WI 53154 (414) 571-9889
Golden Gyros - Vanilla
7233 West Lincoln Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53219 (414) 541-7580