Downtown Dining: The Milwaukee Public Market

Justin Williams

Justin is a reporter for Fox 6 in Milwaukee.

For me, the fun is in the food. So the Milwaukee Public Market, in the city’s Historic Third Ward, serves as a perfect playground. On any given weekend, if I am in town, I am probably at the Market.

On a recent trip, my girlfriend, Jen, her father, John, and I spent a couple hours on a Sunday afternoon sifting through all the incredible offerings, in the form of food, drink and flower design.

Wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing, during a trip to Milwaukee you are going to eat. At the Milwaukee Public Market, you have the option of selecting from so many of the area’s finest eating establishments, which makes it easy to find something different for a variety of tastes. For this reason, the Market has become a popular spot amongst the out-of-town guests Jen and I occasionally entertain.

Steak tacos, a cup of gourmet coffee, a falafel plate, two scoops of butterscotch ice cream, a reuben sandwich, sushi trays, strips of beef jerky, two glasses of vintage wine, a $12.95 lobster dinner — these serve as a sample of what’s available under the Milwaukee Public Market’s one roof.

We recommend you make a trip through the entire space, so you are well-aware of all your options (menu’s do change, daily).

After the three of us gathered our respective meals, we headed upstairs, to the dining area, where we tried to minimize our mess!

On the second floor, you’ll find a demonstration kitchen, which had Jen and I discussing which cooking classes we should take. A quick read of the various ads — near the entrances — gives an indication of the range of other events available at the Milwaukee Public Market.

We’ll get to all that later. For now, it’s all I can do to stand up straight for this picture. (I’m so full I’m actually looking forward to fulfilling Jen’s passionate request, which involves driving past each and every Third Ward shop and boutique.)

At least, I’ll be sitting down.

Justin Williams is a reporter for Fox 6 in Milwaukee.

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