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AJ Bombers 

1241 N Water Street Milwaukee, WI (414) 221-9999

Traditional American Hamburgers 
Barrie Burger, an outrageous chunky peanut butter bacon cheeseburger that

  • GOLD for AJ Bombers

Al Johnsons Swedish Restaurant  

10698 N Bay Shore Dr Sister Bay, WI (920) 854-2626

Traditional American Swedish 
The Italians may be the king of meatballs, but the Swedish have a "purty gute" meatball, too! Al Johnsons Swedish Restaurant Butik has been


Anchor Bar and Grill 

413 Tower Avenue Superior, WI (715) 392-8593

Burgers!

  • BRONZE for Anchor Bar and Grill

Bacchus-Bartolotta Restaurant 

925 E Wells Milwaukee, WI (414) 765-1166

Italian New American 
Chef Adam Siegel serves Tony and Bacchus owner Joe Bartollota some of the best food Milwaukee has to offer.



Bad Genie Rock Lounge 

1709 N Arlington Pl Milwaukee, WI (414) 220-8090

Consisting of a dead scorpion (sans-stinger) dropped into a shot of Roaring Dan's Rum, this is not a drink for the faint of heart. If you re


Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro 

3133 E Newberry Blvd Milwaukee, WI (414) 962-6300

Steakhouse French 
This upscale restaurant serves French food, steak and seafood. Located in Lake Park, one of the best parks in the city, the bistro has a gre


Baumgartners Cheese Store 

1023 16th Ave Monroe, WI (608) 325-6157

Baumgartners opened in 1931, making it the oldest cheese store in Wisconsin. It specializes in the finest array of Wisconsin cheese sandwich


Benjia's Deli 

8683 N Port Washington Rd Milwaukee, WI (414) 228-5130

Adam stops in for the Hear-O-Israel, a ¼ lb of pastrami, ¼ lb of corned beef, ¼ lb of salami, ¼ lb of peppered beef, with swiss cheese,


Bryant's Cocktail Lounge 

1579 S 9TH St Milwaukee, WI (414) 383-2620

Bakery American 
boasts Milwaukee's best cocktail list, where in fact there is no list at all. Established in 1938, it is the birthplace of over 400 origina


Cempazuchi 

1205 E Brady St Milwaukee, WI (414) 291-5233

Mexican 

  • BRONZE for Cempazuchi

Champion's Sports Bar & Grill 

1007 Tony Canadeo Run Green Bay, WI (920) 544-8367

Members of MVF Nation team up to take on the Gravedigger Challenge: a 6 lb. burger challenge that must be completed in 1 hour.


Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream  

468 State St Madison, WI (608) 255-5454


Comet Cafe 

1947 N Farwell Ave Milwaukee, WI (414) 273-7677

Vegetarian American 
A small venue whose bacon-wrapped meatloaf sandwich and bacon cheddar apple pie have patrons begging for more.

  • GOLD for Comet Cafe

Curly's 

1265 Lombardi Ave Green Bay, WI (920) 965-6970

Adam stops in for the Johnsonville Brats & Hall of Fame Cheese Curds, 2 of the most popular gameday eats at Lambeau Field.

  • BRONZE for Curly's

Five O 

2416 W State St Milwaukee, WI (414) 342-3553

Steakhouse 
Charred steaks


Frank 

508 58th St Kenosha, WI (262) 657-1017

A monstrous and meaty Garbage Platter exploding with eggs, hash browns, veggies, five different cheeses, and five kinds of meat.


Franks Diner 

508 58th St Kenosha, WI (262) 657-1017

Sandwiches American 

  • SILVER for Franks Diner

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier 

2086 Atwood Ave Madison, WI (608) 249-3500

Best little box of chocolates.


Graze 

1 S Pinckney St Madison, WI (608) 251-2700

American Cafe 


Gus' Mexican Cantina 

6520 S Lovers Lane Rd Franklin, WI (414) 425-4499

Mexican 
the six-foot burrito smothered in cheese and topped with all the Mexican fixings imaginable.


Holler House  

2042 W Lincoln Ave Milwaukee, WI (414) 647-9284

A tavern built in 1908, it houses the oldest bowling alley in the U.S. With just 2 lanes made of real wood, the manual system is tended to b


Kegel 

5901 W National Ave Milwaukee, WI (414) 257-9999

German 
Rabbit stew


Kroll's 

1658 Main St Green Bay, WI (920) 468-4422

Traditional American 
This family-owned restaurant has been in business for more than 70 years. It is located right across the street from Lambeau Field. Adam rat


Krolls West 

1990 S Ridge Rd Green Bay, WI (920) 497-1111

Traditional American Pizza 
Krolls West is a gameday institution right across the street from Lambeau Field. Adam's pick? Their prime rib sandwich, 8 ounces of chargril


L'Etoile 

1 South Pinckney Street Madison, WI (608) 251-0500

French European 


Leon's Frozen Custard 

3131 S 27TH St Milwaukee, WI (414) 383-1784

Californian 
Since 1942, this landmark has served up freshly-made custard in a variety of flavors. In addition, this drive-in serves sandwiches and soft

  • BRONZE for Leon's Frozen Custard

Martino's Italian Beef 

1215 W Layton Av Milwaukee, WI (414) 281-5580

Italian Hot Dogs 
Adam visits Martino's for the Italian Combo – an Italian sausage on mozzarella-covered French bread topped with Italian beef, fresh gia


Mike LaSusa Italian 

8955 S 5th Ave Oak Creek, WI (414) 304-5795

Italian 


Miss Katie's Diner 

1900 W Clybourn St Milwaukee, WI (414) 344-0044

Steakhouse Soups 


Old German Beer Hall 

1009 N Old World Third St Milwaukee, WI (414) 226-2728

Classic German beers and brats.


Pelletier 

4199 Main St Fish Creek, WI (920) 868-3313

Whitefish cooked in a fish boil


Pete's Hamburgers 

118 W. Blackhawk Ave. Prairie du Chien, WI

George visits a 102-year-old burger stand in Prairie du Chien, WI.


Pier West Restaurant 

511 Wilmot Ave Twin Lakes, WI (262) 877-2000

Seafood 


Pizza Doctors 

624 King St La Crosse, WI (608) 784-0450

Pizza Sandwiches 
Where they top pies with everything from spaghetti to breakfast cereal and even serve up sweet chocolate pizza dough covered with candy.

  • BRONZE for Pizza Doctors

Real Chili 

419 E Wells St Milwaukee, WI (414) 271-4042

Californian Traditional American 
Duff Goldman - Chili

  • BRONZE for Real Chili

Red Rock Saloon 

1225 N Water St Milwaukee, WI (414) 431-0467

Southwestern American 
Adam coaches brave MVF Nation member Jeremy Wheeler through the Unforgiven Challenge – he has to finish a gigantic burger, fries, and b


Safe House Nightclub 

779 N Front St Milwaukee, WI (414) 271-2007

Traditional American 
This popular spy-theme restaurant and bar has been serving up top-secret cocktails since 1966. Out front you won't find a sign advertising T

  • GOLD for Safe House Nightclub

Saloon on Calhoun 

17000 W Capitol Dr # 1 Brookfield, WI (262) 783-0222

A local bar with a bacon love so deep that they host a daily bacon happy hour featuring bacon-wrapped pork "wings" made from juicy tenderloi


Sobelman's Pub and Grill 

1900 W Saint Paul Ave Milwaukee, WI (414) 931-1919

A Milwaukee institution for over a century, Dave Sobelman transformed this Schlitz Tavern into a premier burger hotspot nearly 20 years ago

  • SILVER for Sobelman's Pub and Grill

Solly's Grille 

4629 N Port Washington Rd Glendale, WI (414) 332-8808

Californian Traditional American 
George Motz visits Solly’s Grille to eat their famous Butter Burger, made with a heaping dollop of butter.


The Bomb Shelter 

1517 S 2nd St Milwaukee, WI (414) 384-2662

From traditional Milwaukee favorites like Schlitz, Miller, Pabst and Blatz to local and regional craft breweries like Milwaukee Brewing Comp


The Elegant Farmer  

1545 Main St Mukwonago, WI (262) 363-6770

Brown bag apple pie throwdown. Winner: Dan Scheel and John Bauer

  • BRONZE for The Elegant Farmer

The Old Fashioned 

23 N Pinckney St Madison, WI (608) 310-4545

Steak Vegetarian 
Troy Johnson - Fried Cheese Curds

  • SILVER for The Old Fashioned

The Village Bar 

3801 Mineral Point Rd Madison, WI (608) 233-9956

George Motz visits the Village Bar for the first time and finds that their practice of steam-melting cheese make the restaurant a true burge


WEDL's 

200 E Racine St Jefferson, WI (920) 674-3637

Hamburgers 
George visits WEDL’s hamburger stand to try their burgers, which are fried with onions in a pan of lard. He talks with the family that own


Ward's House of Prime 

540 E Mason St Milwaukee, WI (414) 223-0135

Steak Seafood 
For those who can't get enough prime rib, Ward's offers an 8-oz. to 124-oz. cut of beef! Every time someone finishes a bigger cut than the l


Wolski's Tavern  

1836 N Pulaski St Milwaukee, WI (414) 276-8130

Grill 
Opened in 1908, it's one of the oldest bars in town and claims to have stayed open serving soda during Prohibition


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