The Bay View neighborhood is a huge contributor to Milwaukee's food scene. Whether you are looking for an option that is classic or something new and exciting, Bay View has it. And although the current times are trying, many of these spots have shifted service protocol to ensure health and safety for their guests. Check it out.
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. Cafe & Pizza
2920 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 489-0765
Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. is a locally-owned, small-batch roaster featuring a full menu of coffee and espresso drinks, along with authentic wood-fired pizzas. Take-away pizzas, coffees and menu items are currently available.
1955 S. Hilbert St., (414) 481-9974
Escape to Barnacle Bud’s huge waterside oasis and patio. Enjoy a menu of seafood-centric dishes, including oysters on the half-shell and the venue's popular grouper Reuben. Pair it up with an ice cold beer, Bloody Mary or one of their specialty cocktails.
Belli's Bistro & Spirits
3001 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 210-3665
This soul-ful bistro offers southern food items for brunch, lunch and dinner, coupled with a specialty cocktail menu. Options include creole-inspired favorites like jambalaya and shrimp and grits along with steaks, honey glazed salmon, burgers, salads and more.
2306 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 755-0378
This Euro-style cafe with a heated, socially-distant courtyard offers a full menu of burgers, sandwiches and fresh frites (try them with a house-made dipping sauce) along with globally inspired plates and a brunch menu served every single day. Pair up your tasty finds with a craft cocktail or choose from a list of curated beer selections.
2398 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 544-2774
Enjoy tacos, burritos and other specialties at the sister restaurant of the original Cafe Corazon in Riverwest. Corazon specializes in dishes made from farm fresh ingredients, some of which come from their family farm. Dine-in, patio (weather-pending) and take-out service is available.
Cafe India Bar & Grill
2201 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 837-6121
Serving traditional Indian food, as well as some Indian-American dishes, Bay View’s Cafe India has the same menu as the original location at Walker’s Point Plaza, with more space to enjoy. Enjoy the outdoor patio and hookah bar (if the weather permits) or sit and eat in the cozy dining area.
2165 S. Kinnickinnick Ave., (414) 800-7329
C-viche offers an Ibero-American / Peruvian concept to both Bay View and Milwaukee on the whole. Features a large patio or dine-in seating; also has a popular Taco Tuesday.
2797 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 238-2406
Classic Slice currently has online ordering, carry-out and delivery service available. (No dine-in eating at this time.) The slices are very large with various toppings such as Italian sausage, homemade red sauce, arugula, prosciutto and fresh truffle (seasonal). Choose from a variety of craft beers to go along with your cheesy slice of heaven. Build your own pizza or ask about their slice of the day – you won’t regret it.
2501 S. Superior St., (414) 483-6335
A remnant of Bay View's northern Italian community, the first such enclave in the city, Club Garibaldi – named for the great Italian patriot – is also a reminder of the many mutual aid societies that Italian-American communities founded throughout America. Get the wings, you won't regret it.
2301 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 744-6117
Colectivo’s Bay View Cafe and Bakery is a unique space with great coffee and food, paired with an amazing view and a large patio. The menu includes all-day breakfast options, sandwiches and freshly brewed coffee that will make anyone’s day better.
Dom & Phil De Marini's Pizza
1211 E. Conway St., (414) 481-2348
DeMarini's brings the people of Bay View a reliable and comfortable family-owned and operated restaurant. The menu features a renowned original recipe pizza, authentic Italian specialties, fresh made pastas, Thursday "burger night" and a traditional Friday fish fry. Take in a beautiful view of Milwaukee’s skyline from the dining room or lounge.
2457 S. Wentworth Ave., (414) 763-4706
Goodkind is an eatery and tavern offering a modern approach to Old-World dining specialities with rotisserie meats, local produce and house-made cocktails. Curbside carryout, walk-up, patio and (soon) delivery are available.
Guanajuato Mexican Restaurant
2317 S. Howell Ave., (414) 763-4706
Satisfy your craving with Guanajuato’s high-quality, hand-crafted Mexican food. Patio service is available, weather pending.
1110 E. Oklahoma Ave., (414) 747-1103
The Gyros Stand is a family-run fast nosh place with custard, gyros, spanikopita, shish kabobs, sandwiches, burgers, grilled cheese, fries and more. Drive up, grab your food and go, or sit in and watch TV with the family.
2640 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 486-0504
Hi-Fi Cafe offers great coffee and food and music to the Bay View neighborhood. The menu includes various coffees and espressos, teas and juices, breakfast items, sandwiches and snacks, pizzas and pastas. Dine-in or carry-out available.
2643 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 489-7437
Honeypie makes Midwestern food from scratch. It offers a main menu consisting of sandwiches, salads and a few simple, yet delicious, entrees. Honeypie’s bakery doesn’t disappoint with freshly baked pies, cakes and cookies.
Hot Head Fried Chicken/Crafty Cow
2671 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 808-0481
Can't choose between fried chicken or burgers? Head to this Bay View staple, which specializes in both. Choose from Juicy Lucy stuffed burgers, Nashville hot chicken or simply a plate of down home fried chicken and sides. Stop by for brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and taste their chicken and waffles, los huevos gordos or the ranchero burger.
Hue Vietnamese Restaurant
2691 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 294-0483
Hue is a Vietnamese restaurant in Bay View specializing in pho and other central Vietnamese dishes in a modern setting. Delivery and carry-out currently available only.
Lazy Susan MKE
2378 S. Howell Ave., (414) 988-7086
A casual fine dining restaurant, Lazy Susan MKE serves a rotating, eclectic mix of shareable plates. The food is fun, creative and community-driven. Call for carry-out.
2265 S. Howell Ave., (414) 294-5858
Lulu prizes itself as a funky bar and cafe that serves unique hot sandwiches, fresh salads and daily soups. Also has a full bar. Dine-in and patio service available.
2473 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 539-6469
This restaurant is located inside the iconic Avalon Theater building. The menu is inspired by the vast regions surrounding the Mediterranean and includes seared halloumi, rabbit cacciatore, steak and frites, pacific halibut and more. Order online for curbside pick-up.
MOR Bakery & Cafe
2018 S. 1st St., Unit 102, (414) 249-3316
Gluten-free is the name of the game at this Bay View bakery featuring hard-to-find (and delicious) items from quick breads and cookies to brownies, cobblers and everything in between. Mor's baked goods are made with natural, whole, certified gluten-free ingredients, so you can feel good about satisfying your sweet tooth.
No. 1 Chinese
2678 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 482-2218
No. 1 Chinese is a no-frills, classic Chinese restaurant with delivery and carry-out. From chop suey to orange chicken, this restaurant offers tasty dishes at reasonable prices.
Odd Duck Restaurant
2352 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 763-5881
Odd Duck is known for its ever-changing small plate and shareable menu inspired by local ingredients. It has options for everyone: vegans, vegetarians and omnivores. Features a small outdoor dining space called Duck Crossing.
2491 S. Superior St., (414) 747-1007
Go old school with Palomino Bar, which serves locally-sourced food, handcrafted cocktails, craft beers and brews and an extensive whiskey list. Currently has a walk-up window, patio seating and delivery.
2912 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 483-0650
Pietro’s Pizza has offered good-quality pizza and other Italian dishes since 1973. The pizza crusts come in different thicknesses. Pietro’s menu also includes chicken cacciatore, lasagna, mostaccioli with meatballs and lots more. Pick-up and delivery available.
Pizza di Famiglia
2242 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 988-0001
This new pizza place offers all your favorite, classic pizza toppings such as pepperoni or sausage. The restaurant also offers stuffed pizza, calzones and stromboli, and of course you can't forget the cannoli for dessert.
Sabor Tropical Latin Inspired Kitchen & Lounge
2258 S. Kinnnickinnic Ave., (414) 988-8030
Sabor Tropical is a pan-Latin restaurant that fuses the flavors of various Caribbean and Latin cultures. You'll find many flavor-bending dishes, like the Puerto Rican creole shrimp, the El Jibarito, and Mexican-style chicken. Also has a Taco Tuesday and Wing Wednesday.
Santino's Little Italy
352 E. Stewart St., (414) 897-7367
As the name suggests, find your new favorite Italian dish at this dinner spot. Gigante meatball plate, pasta carbonara, Sicilian pizza and Italian beef giardiniera are just a few plates to find on the menu. Call for pick-up or for limited dine-in seating.
2211 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 727-8462
The Soup Market serves six fresh soups every day, including chili, chicken soup and chicken dumpling daily and rotating vegetarian, meat and cream soups. Deli sandwiches, salads and Colectivo coffee are also available.
2504 E. Oklahoma Ave., (414) 763-7067
Opened in August of 2018, SmallPie is a sister to cafes Honeypie and Palomino. In addition to a wide selection of pie, they make quiches, bagels and salads and sandwiches, offerings changing daily. Pick-up and delivery available.
Tenuta’s Italian Restaurant
2995 S. Clement Ave., (414) 431-1014
Tenuta’s Italian Restaurant provides homemade cuisine in a cozy environment. The menu consists of an impressive wine list and dishes made with local fresh ingredients, including a classic bruschetta, roasted mushroom gnocchi and chicken Marsala. Reservations required for limited dine-in and patio seating. Curbside and carry-out also available.
2659 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 539-3593
Sausage, spirits and beer are the main focuses of The Vanguard in Bay View. Choose a classic bratwurst, a chef-inspired styled sausage or a city-specific sausage. Every sausage has a specific beer or spirit recommendation for the ultimate pairing of meat and libations.
2414 S. St. Clair St., (414) 481-7530
This European restaurant specializes in traditional Serbian dishes including spinach and cheese burek, Serbian salad and chicken paprikash. Carry-out only available at this time.
Vinchi’s Pizza (located inside The Bubbler)
3158 S. Howell Ave., (414) 384-8040
Vinchi’s Pizza is a low-key pizzeria located within the The Bubbler bar. Take-out and delivery available.
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