Gard's [edit]
7170 W. Burleigh St.
Milwaukee, WI 53210
(414) 442-4280
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One-syllable bars and clubs and chic restaurants may come and go Downtown like changing fashions, but what really makes Milwaukee special are the places that endure; small neighborhood joints that serve the workers who build the city and folks in the neighborhood who just want to relax with a beer, some friendly faces and a baseball game on the TV.

Gard's is one of these places. Entering the triangular corner tavern is a bit like stepping back in time. Wave the smoke away and you'll see a lovely vintage tap on the left side and a small dining room to the right.

Friday nights, Gard's serves one of the city's best fish fries in its maritime-themed dining room. Locals pack the room to choose from a wide array of fish and seafood -- and steak and ribs -- choices. There's shrimp, scallops, lobster and crab, but most will opt for the baby perch, which is Gard's house fry.

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Hidden Gem: Gard's

Hidden Gem: Gard's

By Bobby Tanzilo - Aug. 10, 2018
With its intimate triangle-shaped bar, midcentury modern architecture, a … Read more...
Gard's bar/restaurant is an oasis for parched west siders

Gard's bar/restaurant is an oasis for parched west siders

By Bobby Tanzilo - April 22, 2004
Run by a father/daughter team, Gard's dishes up one of the city's best fish … Read more...