• Caroline Janes

Milwaukee Restaurants and COVID-19 Restrictions

Updated: Jul 14, 2020

All the restaurants on this list are featured in our 2020 Milwaukee Foodie Flight passport. In ever-changing times, we will update dine-in openings as COVID-19 restrictions loosen.

Open for Full Dine-In Service and Take Out


Char’d is open for take out, dining, delivery. Their menu balances delicious Korean BBQ meats and fresh veggies and also has vegan options and their happy hour from 4:30-6 is a must!


Satisfy your breakfast cravings at Toast. This groovy brunch spot is open for dine in and take out with fun to go drink options and daily deals.

Crafty Cow

This family owned and operated establishment is known for their craft beer and burgers and was voted top 10 curds in Wisconsin it doesn’t get much better than that! Their dining room is open with pick up and delivery options.

MKE Ale House

Located right on the Milwaukee river, MKE Ale House is a microbrewery and restaurant that serves house beers and spacious patio seating.

Tusk Milwaukee

Tusk Milwaukee serves a wide array of burgers and sandwiches as well as appetizers with a classy twist. Their dining room is open and they have catering options too.

The Stilt House

This gastropub offers over 150 beers, drink kits to go, and daily drink deals. With both dine in or carside carryout options available, Stilt House is a great option for an in person or virtual happy hour!


Home to the original Bloody Mary bar, their Bloody Marys are both big and bold! Sobelmans is open for dine in and for take out so you can enjoy their renowned burgers from the comfort of your own home.

Sahale Ale Works

Sahale Ale Works’ taproom is now open for regular business hours and although they don’t serve food, they are supportive of local businesses and encourage guests to bring outside food if they’d like.

The Baaree

Known for their spacious and zenful outdoor garden space, the Baaree is the perfect place to social distance while enjoying a cool beverage and live music.

Tello’s Grille

Known for their Mexican and Greek options, Tello’s is open for dine in, carry out, and even provide catering services.


Serving great coffee as well as breakfast and lunch options, Fiddleheads is open for dine in and take out that guests can order by phone or by walking up to the window.

Wicked Grille

Wicked Grille is open for dine in and has online ordering. Enjoy their unique Reuben Kegrolls or beer battered cheese curds during their happy hour from 4-6.

Merriment Social

Merriment Social is open for pickup, delivery and dine-in services. They are offering digital menus and just opened a new patio so it's a great place to social distance and stay safe. Known for their seasonal favorites, Merriment Social is a Milwaukee staple.

The Ruby Tap

The Ruby Tap is open for dine-in, online ordering and curbside pickup including wine bottles and growler flights. They have even hosted a few virtual tastings!

Open with Some Restrictions


Centraal serves elevated American eats and brunch items that supports local farmers and is open with limited indoor and patio seating, as well as pick up and curbside carryout. They are taking precautions to ensure the safety of their staff and guests with extensive and consistent cleanings, social distancing, and limited capacity. Check out their full safety guidelines here.

Cafe Hollander

Cafe Hollander’s Mequon and Downer locations are now open with limited indoor and patio seating. Serving European inspired brunch, lunch, and dinner, there’s never a bad time to stop by or take it go with pick up or curbside carryout options.

The Fermentorium

With a wide selection of creative craft beers, the Fermentorium is a great place to sit back and relax with some friends. To ensure the safety of their guests, they are spacing tables 10 feet apart, providing tableside service, limiting groups to 10 people and provide online ordering.

The Cheel

The Cheel is encouraging socially distanced dining made through reservations (though reservations aren’t required) and are accepting donations for furloughed staff’s healthcare coverage. They are also offering curbside pickup for to go orders. The Cheel is for the adventurous eater and is known for their authentic Nepalese cuisines.

The Bay

From pizza and pasta to hickory smoked ribs and burgers, the Bay has something for everyone. They encourage calling ahead to make a reservation and check availability because they are encouraging social distancing and operating at 50% capacity and also have takeout and curbside service.

New Fortune

New Fortune is currently offering take out and curbside pick up and are taking sanitization very seriously in their dining room and masks are strongly encouraged among guests. Full details of the steps they are taking can be found here. From their signature crab rangoons to their many house specialties, New Fortune satisfies any Asian craving.

Third Coast Provisions

Featuring weekly specials on their fresh seafood, Third Coast Provisions is currently open for curbside pickup and delivery orders and opened up their dining room with extra steps being taken to ensure guest safety including digital menus.

Open for Take Out or Delivery Only

Cafe Corazon

Cafe Corazon is open for carry out with their full dinner menu and take and bake enchiladas. They have also partnered with various food delivery apps depending on location. This Mexican restaurant serves some of the best locally sourced food in Milwaukee.

Temporarily Closed

Atlas BBQ

Atlas BBQ is temporarily closed to ensure the safety of their guests and staff. Check their website for opening news.


Pourvino is temporarily closed, but are encouraging patrons to support other local businesses at this time. Check their website for opening updates.


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