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From barbecue and burgers to steak and tacos, you have plenty of options from which to choose near the Fiserv Forum.

Your guide to lunch, dinner and post-game eats near Fiserv Forum

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There are plenty of great local eats to enjoy at Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee's premier sports and entertainment complex. But if you're looking for a nearby to grab lunch, dinner or post-game eats, we've got a list of restaurants to try that are within walking or brief driving distance of the Forum.

Pro tip: Some venues offer shuttles to and from the Forum, so don't hesitate to call ahead to see if accommodations are available.

Scroll through the list for ideas or choose your cuisine for a list of locations.

What are you hungry for?

Barbecue
Burgers & pub fare
Global & regional fare
Fried chicken
New American
Pizza & Italian
Steak
Tacos
Vegan & vegetarian

Barbecue

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbeque (3-minute walk)
301 W. Juneau Ave., (414) 223-3311
ribs.com/milwaukee
Enjoy corn bread, babyback ribs, prime rib and more at this stylish Downtown spot.

Doc's Commerce Smokehouse (7-minute walk)
754 Vel R. Phillips Ave., (414) 935-2029
docsbbq.net
Enjoy traditional Southern-style barbecue at this down-home spot specializing in smoked meats and sides.

Burgers & pub fare

AJ Bombers (8-minute walk)
1247 N. Water St., (414) 221-9999
ajbombers.com
Enjoy a burger, custard and more at this quirkily fun spot sporting rocket-fueled peanuts for your noshing enjoyment.

Ale Asylum Riverhouse (2-minute walk)
1110 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 269-8700
riverhousemke.com
Enjoy Wisconsin-brewed beer and pub fare at this casual Riverfront eatery.

Glass + Griddle (11-minute walk)
1130 N. 9th St., (414) 988-1551
glassgriddle.com
This brand new beautifully appointed beer hall and restaurant features casual snacks, salads and vegetable plates, sandwiches and entrees in a bright, welcoming environment. Patio seating also available.

Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub (13-minute walk)
1203 N. 10th St., (414) 276-7271
jacksonsmke.com
Enjoy a wide variety of casual American fare from sandwiches to flatbreads at this beautiful eatery on the former Pabst Brewing campus.

The Loaded Slate (3-minute walk)
1137 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 273-5700
theloadedslate.com
Enjoy beer or cocktails and a menu of appetizers, specialty sandwiches and burgers in this dimly lit spot with an old school tavern vibe.

Major Goolsby's (5-minute walk)
340 W. Kilbourn Ave., (414) 271-3414
majorgoolsbys.com
This long-time sports-themed watering hole delivers on appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and wings.

Miller Time Pub (11-minute walk)
509 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 271-2337
millertimepubandgrill.com
Enjoy craft brews and pub standards at this moderately upscale Downtown staple.

Milwaukee Brat House (3-minute walk)
1013 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 273-8709
milwaukeebrathouse.com
Sausages are king at this downtown spot boasting a good dose of Old Milwaukee charm. But there are also wings, burgers and plenty of great beer.

Old German Beer Hall (3-minute walk)
1009 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 226-2728
oldgermanbeerhall.com
Modeled after Munich's renowned Hofbrauhaus, the Old German Beer Hall serves traditional Bavarian festival fare including Usinger's sausages, pork chops, schnitzel and more.

Oak Barrel Public House (2-minute walk)
1033 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 897-8320
oakbarrelmilwaukee.com
There's plenty to love at this American Public House serving pub fare with a twist. The comfort food-filled menu runs the gamut from tacos and burgers to pizza. Wash it down with a whiskey drink or craft brew.

Point Burger Bar Express (3-minute walk)
322 W. State St., (414) 488-8315
pointburgerexpress.com
You can guess what's on the menu at this aptly named restaurant where you'll find a burger for every craving, along with sandwiches, salads and special options for kids.

SafeHouse (13-minute walk)
779 N. Front St., (414) 271-2007
safe-house.com
This iconic Milwaukee spy-themed hideaway features creative cocktails and casual fare in a quirky, dimly lit interior.

The Brown Bottle (12-minute walk)
221 W. Galena St., (414) 539-6450
brownbottlemke.com
Enjoy classic pub fare, including burgers, fish fry and more at this historic cozy tavern nestled in the Schlitz Brewery Complex.

The Pub Club (2-minute walk)
1103 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 988-5000
mke.thepubclubmilwaukee.com
Enjoy casual pub eats (think apps, burgers and tacos), drinks and late night DJs and dancing at this Old World Third Street place.

Tavern at Turner Hall (1-minute walk)
1034 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave., (414) 346-0800
tavernmke.com
Hop across the street from the Fiserv Forum and experience this historic restaurant with a new school menu and rock 'n' roll vibe. Menu includes classic American comfort food and internationally inspired dishes.

Ugly's Pub (3-minute walk)
1125 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 763-3852
uglysmke.com
Enjoy a casual meal at this industrial-chic pub featuring twists on casual comfort fare, local brews and a rooftop deck with a bar.

Water Street Brewery (6-minute walk)
1101 N. Water St., (414) 272-1195
waterstreetbrewery.com
Enjoy pub fare and crafty brews at this long-standing brewpub.

Global & Regional cuisine

Benihana (7-minute walk)
850 N. Plankinton Ave., (414) 270-0890
benihana.com
Want a little entertainment before the game? Enjoy a bit of theater with your dinner at this hibachi chain serving Japanese dishes grilled tableside by engaging chefs.

The Brass Alley (3-minute walk)
1023 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 800-6240
thebrassalley.com
Get a mix of American standards along with cajun and creole-inspired dishes at this spot on Old World 3rd.

Mader's (2-minute walk)
1041 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 271-3377
madersrestaurant.com
Pay a visit to Milwaukee's oldest German restaurant, serving classic German dishes in an Old World atmosphere.

The King & I (7-minute walk)
830 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 276-4181
kingandirestaurant.com
Enjoy dishes like pad Thai and volcano chicken or branch out and try something new at this casual restaurant specializing in Thai cuisine.

Fried chicken

The Tandem (6-minute drive)
1848 W. Fond Du Lac Ave., (414) 885-1919
tandemmke.com
Enjoy comforting American plates – including great fried chicken and soul food sides – paired with full bar offerings at this inventive spot just a hop from the Forum.

New American

Birch + Butcher (16-minute walk, 5-minute drive)
459 E. Pleasant St., (414) 323-7372
birchandbutcher.com
Enjoy delectable dishes – from pasta, vegetables, seafood and steak – many prepared with the help of the restaurant's open wood-fired hearth.

Glass + Griddle (11-minute walk)
1130 N. 9th St., (414) 988-1551
glassgriddle.com
This brand new beautifully appointed beer hall and restaurant features casual snacks, salads and vegetable plates, sandwiches and entrees in a bright, welcoming environment. Patio seating also available.

Rumpus Room (7-minute walk)
1030 N Water St., (414) 292-0100
bartolottas.com/rumpus-room
Experience upscale pub fare at this Downtown spot serving up approachable fare from sandwiches to steaks in a beautifully appointed space.

View MKE (18-minute walk, 5-minute drive)
1818 N. Hubbard St., (414) 763-0003
viewmke.com
Enjoy globally inspired and shareable American plates with a Milwaukee view at this newer Brewers Hill spot.

Pizza & Italian

Calderone Club (6-minute walk)
842 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 273-3236
calderoneclub.net
Head here for thin-crust pizza, pasta and panini.

Oak Barrel Public House (2-minute walk)
1033 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 897-8320
oakbarrelmilwaukee.com
There's plenty to love at this American Public House serving pub fare with a twist. Their comfort food-filled menu runs the gamut from tacos and burgers to pizza. Wash it down with a whiskey drink or craft brew.

San Giorgio Pizzeria Napoletana (6-minute walk)
838 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 276-2876
sangiorgiopizza.com
Enjoy certified Neapolitan-style pizza, antipasti and more at this rustic-chic eatery.

Steak

The Capitol Grille (9-minute walk)
310 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 223-0600
thecapitalgrille.com
Enjoy upscale dishes, including dry aged steaks at this well known steakhouse chain.

Rumpus Room (7-minute walk)
1030 N Water St., (414) 292-0100
bartolottas.com/rumpus-room
Experience upscale pub fare at this Downtown spot serving up approachable fare from sandwiches to steaks in a beautifully appointed space.

Carson's Prime Steaks & Famous Barbeque (3-minute walk)
301 W. Juneau Ave., (414) 223-3311
ribs.com/milwaukee
Enjoy prime rib, steaks and more at this stylish Downtown spot.

Milwaukee Chop House (11-minute walk)
633 N. 5th St., (414) 226-2467
chophouse411.com
Steaks and seafood rule at this classic chophouse in the center of Downtown.

Tacos

Cantina (2-minute walk)
1110 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 897-8137
cantinamilwaukee.com
Enjoy bistro-style tacos, burritos and fajitas at this fun casual spot on Old World 3rd.

Oak Barrel Public House (2-minute walk)
1033 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 897-8320
oakbarrelmilwaukee.com
There's plenty to love at this American Public House serving pub fare with a twist. The comfort food-filled menu runs the gamut from tacos and burgers to pizza. Wash it down with a whiskey drink or craft brew.

Vagabond (5-minute walk)
1122 N. Edison St., (414) 223-1122
vagabondmke.com
Enjoy tacos, margaritas and more at this Airstream Trailer inspired taco joint.

Vegan & vegetarian

Beerline Cafe (6-minute drive)
2076 N. Commerce St., (414) 265-5644
beerlinecafe.com
Enjoy vegetarian and vegan options plus coffee and tea in a bright and spacious setting.

Benihana (7-minute walk)
850 N. Plankinton Ave., (414) 270-0890
benihana.com
Want a little entertainment before the game? Enjoy a bit of theater with your dinner at this hibachi chain serving Japanese dishes grilled tableside by engaging chefs.

The King & I (7-minute walk)
830 N. Old World 3rd St., (414) 276-4181
kingandirestaurant.com
Enjoy dishes like pad Thai and volcano chicken or branch out and try something new at this casual restaurant specializing in Thai cuisine.

Urban Beets (8-minute walk)
1401 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., (414) 800-6265
urbanbeetscafe.com
Enjoy sandwiches, pizza, wine and more at this dedicated vegan eatery with a hip vibe.


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