the outsider - more of a bar atmosphere with really good small plates but really you're going for the view and the drinks. it's the best view of milwaukee on this rooftop bar.
the yard - attached to my favorite hotel in milwaukee, the iron horse. best atmosphere.
wolf peach - the cuban highball cocktail is the best thing i've ever tried. plus the food is absolutely spectacular. i wish i would have known about this place when we lived there. and it's right on the river too. this restaurant is honestly so lovely.
pizzeria piccola - the cutest little pizza place in downtown wauwatosa.
kopps - the best soft serve custard you will ever have in your life. like we had this at our wedding instead of cake and people still talk about it to this day.
saz's - this place is such a classic for the cheese curds or mozzarella marinara. the best time to go though is for sunday morning brunch. their spread is to die for.
storyhill bkc - i went here three times in the course of two weeks, absolutely stupendous!
nite owl - get the burgers!
ruby tap - you tap your own wine. need i say more?
engine company no. 3 - an old firehouse turned into a restaurant. most delicious breakfast
some things to do in milwaukee
milwaukee county zoo - one of the greatest zoos ever.
hart park - a huge jungle gym area plus splash pad plus walking distance to downtown wauwatosa.
betty brinn museum - this little kids museum blew addison's mind. she seriously could have played here for hours if i would have let her.
milwaukee art museum - also known as the sexiest building in the world. you'll understand once you see it. the art is pretty good too ;)
milwaukee public market - the market has a shop for everything and some restaurants too!
wauwatosa farmers market - small and quaint but has wonderful options and produce and iced coffee.
jazz in the park - every thursday night in the summer there is a gathering downtown with food/drink trucks and people sit around the grass and listen to live music. it's such a fun time!
summerfest (if you're there at the end of june/beginning of july) - there's something for everyone here at the biggest music festival in the world.