Sick of dorm food? Sodexo not satisfying? Need a nice place to go for Parents' Weekend?
Well, you’re in luck because you found this Marquette dining guide. We've compiled a list of all the best restaurants from 6th Street in the east to 23rd Street in the west, Kilbourn Avenue in the north to St. Paul Avenue to the south.
Here are some golden dining options in Golden Eagles territory.
1614 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 988-4111
A shopping mall favorite hits the Marquette central mall as hot and tasty pretzels of all flavors – most importantly cinnamon sugar, the only flavor that really matters – can be found at this new campus addition.
1617 W. Wells St., (414)-763-6756
Sure to cure any college hangover, Bro-Yo has a crave-curing array of giant, greasy breakfast favorites. From huge chocolate chip pancakes to the ultimate breakfast sandwich, stop in to Bro-Yo to satisfy those breakfast cravings.
633 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 270-1070
You always get exactly what you want at BB's – after all, you're basically the cook, as you get to build your own burgers and breakfast plates at this popular family-friendly restaurant.
Conway’s Smokin' Bar & Grill
2127 W. Wells St., (414) 344-1262
People sometimes forget about Conway’s – but for students and alumni, this barbecue hot spot is very much worth venturing off the main drag, just a few blocks up from the main Marquette campus hub.
1612 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 277-7007
Sandwich shops used to reign on Marquette's campus – but with the closing of Subway a few years back, there are now just two battling for sub-premacy: Jimmy John's and this popular local chain. With a friendly staff and plenty of sandwich options, Cousin's Subs is conveniently located next to Starbucks – so grab a coffee and sandwich to go for a pre- or post-class lunch.
719 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 271-8990
Because college kids – and heck, everyone – loves pizza, Marquette's got not one but two popular chains in the campus area with Papa John's and this Domino's spot, serving its famed delivery pizzas along with a menu of other dinner options.
2308 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 345-5015
Looking for a fancy spot for the family during parents weekend? Or find a nice surplus in your monthly student budget? Splurge on a lovely night out at Gin Rickey – which may be named after a classic cocktail but also serves up a delicious menu of heightened comfort foods.
700 W. Wisconsin Ave. #A, (414) 273-4976
Hankering for a taste of the Mediterranean on Marquette's campus? Opened in 2018 in the Library Hill development, Gyro MKE offers a number of filling Mediterranean favorites including shawarma, falafel, kabobs, pitas, salads and – of course – gyros.
1614 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 988-4111
The juices and drinks may be the star at this popular chain – but for those looking for a quick and fresh food fuel-up, Jamba also offers a menu of healthy bowls, breakfast sandwiches and handheld snacks to power through another day of lectures.
1532 W. Wells St., (414) 344-1234
Just like Qdoba, Jimmy John’s features student-friendly hours from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m., so no matter what time it is you can stop in and grab a fresh, freaky-fast sandwich. If not, there's always free smells.
Lazo's Taco Shack
641 N. James Lovell St., (414) 988-6567
Lazo's may be small but it serves up big flavor since opening up Downtown in 2019. The menu offers a number of Mexican favorites and specialties – including birria tacos, tostadas, burritos and more – for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
1616 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 909-3999
Among the city's best Japanese restaurants and one of Marquette’s newer eating spots, Maki Yaki has quickly become a go-to for students. The Japanese grill offers a variety of sushi and teriyaki dishes served in a unique dining atmosphere and experience.
Michael’s Family Restaurant
2220 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 344-7333
Looking for a nice home-style meal? Then Michael’s is your place. It's fast and friendly, and the menu offers a variety of American-style favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Miss Katie’s Diner
1900 W. Clybourn St., (414) 344-0044
Just two blocks off of Marquette’s main campus, Miss Katie’s has hosted the likes of the Clintons, Trump, John Kerry and Michelle Obama – and it will even host you for breakfast, lunch or dinner in its 1950s-style diner. In addition, Miss Katie's has a full bar with a variety of cocktails.
1611 W. Wells St., (414) 342-7272
The popular national pizza chain has a franchise location on Marquette's campus, offering some special deals for college students on a budget and decently late delivery hours for college students on an all-nighter study session.
803 N. 16th St., (414) 431-0099
Open from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. on weekends, this burrito-filling favorite can offer you a quick, filling and delicious handheld meal (or bowl) just about anytime you need it.
1625 W. Wells St., (414) 342-6955
This iconic local chili spot is open late and churns out hot dogs, tacos, nachos and more, especially to the hungry and inebriated on weekends. Great eats – and even better people-watching depending on what time you drop in.
824 N 16th St., (414)-797-4950
If you're looking for an ingredient to complete a dish or simply a build-your-own fresh salad, head to Sendik's Fresh2GO store at Marquette. It's sure to have whatever staple pantry items you need as well as sushi, salad, soups and more.
Sobelman’s Pub and Grill
1900 W. St. Paul Ave., (414) 931-1919
If you have the opportunity, it's always fun to venture down into the valley and go to the original Sobelman's, where you can grab a great burger and one of their signature Bloody Marys.
1601 W. Wells St., (414) 933-1601
Can’t make it out all the way to the original Sobelman's? That's OK; that's why the on-campus Sobelman's is there. The Marquette location offers all the same famous burgers as the original Sobelman’s, as well as great drink deals and a more student-friendly atmosphere.
Tangled Noodles and More
1404 W. Wells St., (414)-210-4294
A great spot for lunch or dinner, Tangled Noodles serves up delicious Asian Fusion food, including noodle and rice bowls along with other more authentic regional dishes that can really bring the flavor and spice.
A little further out ...
3rd Street Market Hall
275 W. Wisconsin Ave. Suite 100, (414) 249-5062
Bringing new life to the former Grand Avenue space, 3rd Street Market Hall offers something for truly everyone – from crave-worthy burgers to refreshing sandwiches, tantalizing tacos to delicious donuts, outstanding arepas to ridiculously good ramen. You can find just about anything at 3rd Street Market Hall – except empty stomachs.
1125 N. 9th St., (414) 376-7300
3rd Street Market Hall isn't the only tasty food hall in easy walking distance from Marquette. Venture over to the Pabst Brewery district and dig into the food court at Eleven25, featuring delicious eats like Filipino food from Meat on the Street, juicy chicken from Marco Pollo, grilled goods from Lucky's Spitfire and filling soul food from Coaches.
Five O’Clock Steakhouse
2416 W State St., (414) 342-3552
You might want to wait for your parents to try this one out because it ain’t cheap. But when you do go, Five O’Clock Steakhouse will give you the full, old-school supper club experience; start out at the cocktail bar with a drink before moving on to the dining room to enjoy a salad as you wait for your steak.
1203 N. 10th St., (414) 810-3351
Housed in the former Jackson's Blue Ribbon next to The Brewhouse Inn & Suites in the Pabst Brewery district, On Tap keeps the spirit alive – and the spirits flowing – in this terrific space, complete with a lineup of blissful bar grub like pizzas, wings, burgers and much more.
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