By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jun 08, 2021 at 11:02 AM

Bars and restaurants have long served as important gathering places for members of the LGBTQ+ community, serving as safe places to escape, join together, plan and  protest. They have also – especially in recent years – become places for talented chefs to share their creativity (and their Pride) with the community.

This guide pays homage to LGBTQ+ eateries throughout the Cream City. And while the types of food they serve might vary greatly, every one of these eateries shares at least one thing in common: they are all safe, welcoming places where you can enjoy a great meal.

Amilinda
315 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 369-3683
Amilinda.com

Serving: Spanish and Portuguese fare

Flour Girl & Flame (pizza trailer)
6735 W Lincoln Ave., (414) 777-0770
flourgirlandflame.com

Serving: Wood-fired pizza 

Beet Pizza
Pizza from Flour Girl & Flame
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Hamburger Mary’s
730 S. 5th St., (414) 488-2555
Hamburgermarys.com

Serving: American fare, including brunch and burgers

Kilwins
5756 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale, (414) 967-4803
kilwins.com/kilwins-milwaukee-bayshore

Serving: Candy, sweets, ice cream

Lulu Cafe & Bar
2265 S. Howell Ave., (414) 294-5858
lulubayview.com
Serving: Inspired casual cafe fare

Lumpia City
Food Truck, (414) 630-0084
lumpiacity.com

Serving: Filipino lumpia 

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LVL Bistro
801 S 2nd St., (414) 383-8330
facebook.com/LaCageNiteclub

Serving:  American pub fare

Maya Ophelia's
Food Truck, (414) 210-6527
mayaophelias.com

Serving: Vegan fare

Middle East Side
(currently operating at Amilinda)
315 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 246-0689 
middleeastsidemke.com

Serving: Levantine fare 

Harra frites
Harra frites from Middle East Side
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Moxie
501 E. Silver Spring Dr., (414) 204-8980
Eatatmoxie.com

Serving: American comfort food

North Shore Boulangerie
4401 N. Oakland Ave., (414) 963-2153
11124 Industrial Dr., Mequon (262) 518-0021
Northshoreboulangerie.com

Serving: French fare, bakery

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Ono Kine Grindz
7215 W. North Ave., (414) 778-0727
Okgrindz.com

Serving: Hawaiian fare and groceries

Paloma Taco & Tequila
5419 W. North Ave., (414) 810-0404
Palomatacoandtequila.com

Serving: Tacos, Mexican fare

 

Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery
3216 S. Howell Ave., (312) 834-1929
Sabrosa.cafe

Serving: Breakfast, lunch, Mexican inspired fare

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Triskele's
1801 S. 3rd St., (414) 837-5950
Triskelesrestaurant.com

Serving: American comfort food

Trouble & Sons Pizzeria
133 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay, (414) 800-5015
Troubleandsonspizzeria.com

Serving: Pizza, Italian fare

Wonderland
732 E. Burleigh St., (414) 372-7880
artbarwonderland.com

Serving: Comfort food, vegan options

Dream Burger
Dream Burger from Wonderland
Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.