Skip to content

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“This zoo will surprise you. It’s one of the nations largest. Check out the gorilla pavilion or pet sting rays in the aquatic center! ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“A local favorite for breakfast and brunch, there's always a line so be prepared. Order the monkey bread if you visit. You won't be disappointed.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“breakfast, lunch or dinner near the parkway, walking distance to many other cute restaurants, trails along the Menomonee river parkway, and shopping”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
$$
“Even Alton Brown doesn't miss stopping at Cranky Al's for their famous Crueller. My personal favorite is the Crosonut. We also love their muffins and breakfast burritos.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
“This place will make you wonder how you lived without their fresh baked goods for so long. Their croissants are the flakiest, most delectable around. The Tosa Sourdough, baguettes, and whole grain bread are phenomenal. My kids also love their Macaroons. Honestly, I haven't had anything from there that I didn't like!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cafe
$$
“This spot is a little bit more of a drive but well worth it! Le Reve is located in downtown Wauwatosa which is a cute spot to visit. The food is delicious.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“We love sitting on Leff's patio in the spring and summer. Kids and adults alike love their patio games. Their wings are fantastic. (I never was a fan of wings until I had theirs.) And the ballpark pretzel is one of our go-to's whenever we visit. The Big Ass Pretzel is fun to get once but it's huge (and breadier) but give it a try if you have a group to share it with. Their Burgers and nachos are also great. Across from Hart Park, there's always something going on there.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Camp has a great vibe. The lodge decor is homey and it's very spacious. The prices aren't as cheap as Walters but they make a good old fashioned too. And, if you are in town to see a game, they have a handy shuttle so leave the car and ride with them.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Feels like an upscale Sentry/Pick’n’Save. Has specialty foods as well as basic food. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
“THIS IS OUR FAVORITE COFFEE!! So smooth and easy to drink black. You should definitely check it out!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Outdoor mall with outlet shops for national brands plus 5 good restaurants (French, Mexican, sports bar, Corner Bakery, Burgers/Shakes and Whole Foods”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Some of the best Mexican food in the city. If you go on Tuesday or Thursday, go early as the seats fill up fast!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“If you're visiting Milwaukee in the dead of winter, this has to be one of the COZIEST places to visit! Grab yourself a glass of Gluehwein and a seat by the fire and warm up!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“They have some of the best bartenders that aren't "bartenders" they are real people who give a shit about you, and how delicious your cocktail is supposed to taste. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“One of our FAVORITE Italian restaurants!! Chef Michael Feker is a food genius and has a creative yet authentic spin on Italian cuisine. We love having Louise as a waiter, he is marvelous! If you see him, tell him Billy & Janean say hi :)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Movie theater with a new release feature that can be watched sitting on a sofas or comfy chairs with a snack and beer!”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A local favorite for breakfast and brunch, there's always a line so be prepared. Order the monkey bread if you visit. You won't be disappointed.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“breakfast, lunch or dinner near the parkway, walking distance to many other cute restaurants, trails along the Menomonee river parkway, and shopping”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
“Even Alton Brown doesn't miss stopping at Cranky Al's for their famous Crueller. My personal favorite is the Crosonut. We also love their muffins and breakfast burritos.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bakery
“This place will make you wonder how you lived without their fresh baked goods for so long. Their croissants are the flakiest, most delectable around. The Tosa Sourdough, baguettes, and whole grain bread are phenomenal. My kids also love their Macaroons. Honestly, I haven't had anything from there that I didn't like!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cafe
“This spot is a little bit more of a drive but well worth it! Le Reve is located in downtown Wauwatosa which is a cute spot to visit. The food is delicious.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“We love sitting on Leff's patio in the spring and summer. Kids and adults alike love their patio games. Their wings are fantastic. (I never was a fan of wings until I had theirs.) And the ballpark pretzel is one of our go-to's whenever we visit. The Big Ass Pretzel is fun to get once but it's huge (and breadier) but give it a try if you have a group to share it with. Their Burgers and nachos are also great. Across from Hart Park, there's always something going on there.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Camp has a great vibe. The lodge decor is homey and it's very spacious. The prices aren't as cheap as Walters but they make a good old fashioned too. And, if you are in town to see a game, they have a handy shuttle so leave the car and ride with them.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Some of the best Mexican food in the city. If you go on Tuesday or Thursday, go early as the seats fill up fast!”
  • 14 locals recommend

Get to know Wauwatosa

Explore more on Airbnb

Experiences in Wauwatosa