Friday Fish Fry: A Wisconsin Cultural Tradition

This culinary Wisconsin tradition can prompt any number of debates – what type of fish is served (Cod, bluegill, perch, walleye, and others), the batter, the slaw, rye bread, potato pancakes – you name it, Wisconsinites will talk about it!  The hospitality team is here to the rescue.  Here is the nitty gritty on some of the best Milwaukee Fish Fries.

Fish fry
Photo credit: Milwaukee Record

Fish fry recommendations:


Near the conference:

Old German Beer Hall

1009 N. Old World Third Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Swingin’ Door Exchange

219 E. Michigan Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202


Not just on Fridays:

Lakefront Brewery Beer Hall

1872 N. Commerce Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

 St. Paul Fish Company

Milwaukee Public Market
400 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202


Off the beaten Path – Milwaukee and beyond

American Serb Hall

5101 W. Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53219

Kam’s Thistle & Shamrock

3430 N. 84th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53222

Kegels Inn

5901 W. National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53214

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