Metro Milwaukee Dining Guide

Apr. 9, 2010
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The Anchorage

City Guide online City Guide online 4700 N. Port Washington Road

The dining room features windows overlooking a tranquil Milwaukee River. As the name suggests, seafood is the specialty. $$$. CC: All major. OD, FF, FB. Handicap access. 962-4710

Devon Seafood Grill

5715 N. Bayshore Drive

Though part of a chain, Devon Seafood Grill still offers fresh seafood, discreet service and an elegant setting. The fish changes daily; expect to find whitefish, salmon, swordfish, mahi mahi, blue nose grouper and ahi tuna. Aged steaks are also offered, sold solo or with a choice of seafood. Of note are fresh oysters and Maryland style crab cakes. The Devon pays a lot of attention to detail, which adds up to a fine-dining experience. (J.B.) $$$-$$$$. CC: All major. FB, RS. Handicap access. 967-9790

Joey’s Seafood & Grill

12455 W. Capitol Drive

Go for the fish & chips, as the haddock is in a good crisp batter. Joey’s adds nautical charm to a small strip mall and the bar makes a comfortable watering hole. The prices are family-friendly. In general if you keep it simple Joey’s is enjoyable. You will not find oysters or Maine lobsters here but then again the prices are affordable, especially for weekday lunches. (J.B.) $$. CC: All major. FB. Handicap access. (262) 790-9500

Molly Cool’s Seafood Tavern

1110 N. Old World Third St.

Molly Cool’s is a big series of dining rooms with two bars and prime views of the Milwaukee River. Outdoor seating is available along the Riverwalk. The focuses on seafood although steaks, chicken and ribs are also served. The live Maine lobsters are displayed in a tank. The selection of oysters and finfish change daily. Service is friendly. This is a lively and noisy place at prime times, tranquil at others. (J.B.) $$-$$$. CC: All major. FB. OD. Handicap access. 831-8862

River Lane Inn

4313 W. River Lane

This former country store attracts a very citified crowd. Fresh seafood is the attraction, so look for cod cheeks, triggerfish and sand dabs. And choose seafood chowder over a salad. Wednesday offers a Maine lobster boil. (J.B.) $$$. CC: MC, VS, AmEx. RS, OD, FF, FB. 354-1995

St. Paul Fish Co.

400 N. Water St.

St. Paul Fish Co., located inside the Milwaukee Public Market, offers a wide range of seafood for the home cook. It also has offers full-service dining. Oysters on the half shell are served over shaved ice and the steamed lobsters and fried clams bring back fond memories of New England. There are many sandwiches as well as grilled seafood entrees. The beer-battered fish fries are prepared with Schlitz. (J.B.) $$. CC: All major. Handicap access. 220-8383


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