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The 7 Best Places for Appetizers in Wisconsin!

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Sometimes, the best part of the meal is the appetizer. From cheese plates to tuna tartare, we’ve put together the ultimate collection of food joints with the best appetizers. From crowd favorites to unique dishes, check out the best places for appetizers in Wisconsin.  

The Old Fashioned, Madison, WI

While the appetizer list at the Old Fashioned might not be lengthy, they have some of the tastiest options in Madison. Wisconsin is known for cheese so of course a cheese plate is completely necessary. While you’re at it, order a side of cheese curds to share. What they lake in lengthy at the Old Fashioned, they make up for in taste.  

Sanford Restaurant, Milwaukee, WI

If you’re looking for a restaurant that is a little more on the fine dining side—look no further. In turn, you’ll find their appetizer menu is on the classier side as well. Try their molasses glazed quail with roasted matsutake mushrooms and mustard greens or their grilled pear and Roquefort tart with caramelized onions and walnuts. Broaden your palate at Sanford Restaurant. 

Café Hollander, Multiple locations

Café Hollander has five area locations around the state. While their entire menu is delightful—their appetizers are to die for. Try their goat cheese bruschetta made with toasted baguettes, goat cheese, a balsamic glaze, chive oil, and tomatoes. If you’re looking for something a little more on the comfort food side of things, order up their big soft pretzel served with whole grain mustard. 

Eddie B’s White Spruce Inn, Eagle River, WI

Eddie B’s offers an up north, cabin feel for its patrons. On top of its neat atmosphere, Eddie B’s White Spruce Inn has a full line of tasty appetizers to help kick off your meal. Try their cheese garlic tomato bread, loaded potato skins, or battered mushrooms. Otherwise kick it back with a classic basket of steak fries and onion rings. 

The Original Sobelmans Pub and Grill, Multiple locations

The Original Sobelman’s is most widely known for their gigantic Bloody Marys. One could argue that their fully loaded Bloody Mary is an appetizer and drink in one meal. Their traditional appetizer menu calls for bacon wrapped jalapeno cheese balls, gouda mac and cheese bites, and their famous Milwaukee Pretzel Company pretzel and cheese. 

Crawfish Junction, Johnson Creek, WI

If you’re looking for something new—head over to Crawfish Junction. Most loved appetizer goes to their alligator bites. Try their fried Florida alligator tail served with their famous zesty sauce. Other fan favorites include fried crawfish and fried green beans. Stop by Crawfish Junctions for some not so normal appetizers. 

Monks Bar and Grill, Multiple locations

There’s no surprise that Monk’s makes our best appetizer list. Their widely diverse menu also calls for some top-notch appetizers. Try their deep-fried pickles, cheese curds, deluxe nachos, or some sweet chili cauliflower bites. Monk’s offers a ton of different appetizer options for everyone at the table. 

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