2229 Deming Way
|Mexican "embassy" of food with a voluminous menu even for a Mexican restaurant, including promising apps and entrees.|
1901 Cayuga St.
|Each of Barriques' six locations is slightly different, with coffees, wines, beers, deli sandwiches, salads and more on offer.|
8410 Old Sauk Rd.
|Each of Barriques' six locations is slightly different, with coffees, wines, beers, deli sandwiches, salads and more on offer.
1109 Fourier Dr.
|Pasta, wood-fired pizza, made-to-order calzone, chicken, fish, pork, seafood, and even steak. If it's on the specials menu, don't pass up the buffalo chicken pizza. If not, head for the eggplant hoagie. Gluten-free options available.|
|Bloom Bake Shop|
1834 Parmenter St.
|Fresh baked goods (sweets), with a farm-to-table ethic. Locally sourced dairy and other ingredients. Vegan and gluten-free options available. Specialties include cupcakes and whoopie pies. Just Coffee is also served.|
|Branch Street Retreat, Middleton|
2644 Branch St.
|Solid bar-style menu, Friday fish fry.|
|Bristled Boar Saloon and Grill, Middleton|
2611 Branch St.
|Burgers and sandwiches.|
|C's Restaurant, Bakery and Coffee Shop|
2550 Allen Blvd.
|C's has a large fan base for its breakfasts, but it also serves home-style sandwiches, soups and pastries. Bakery featuring pies, muffins, doughnuts, all homemade.|
|Capital Brewery, Middleton|
7734 Terrace Ave.
|Capital's award-winning brews are on tap in the Bier Garten. Live music every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from mid-May to mid-October; live music Fridays in winter. Food vendors are on site Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the summer season, or, patrons can bring picnics or have food delivered. (Capital has no regular in-house food service at the brewery.)|
|Captain Bill's, Middleton|
2701 Century Harbor Rd.
|Fish and seafood a specialty, including a fun pina colada-battered shrimp. Also steaks, chicken and a deck with a view of Lake Mendota.|
|Cheeseburger in Paradise, Middleton|
1601 Aspen Commons
|Jimmy Buffett's place features tropical-themed burgers and sandwiches, island-inflected salads, steak and fish and even fried oysters. Oh, and that drink he sings about. Special late-night menu after 10 pm.|
|Chin's Asia Fresh|
8414 Old Sauk Rd.
|Made-to-order Asian fusion stir-frys and noodle bowls, with mix-and-match sauces in a postmodern atmosphere. Nine sauces including Thai peanut and Indo coconut curry, and a surprisingly good hot and sour soup.|
6921 University Ave.
|Storefront takeout with good options: sesame chicken, moo shu pork.|
|Claddagh Irish Pub, Middleton|
1611 Aspen Commons
|Beef stew, shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, fish and chips, corned beef and other reminders of the Aulde Sod.|
|Clasen's European Bakery, Middleton|
7610 Donna Dr.
|Traditional European bakery with lots of German-influenced pastries, cakes and tortes, breads, and candies.|
|Club Tavern, Middleton|
1915 Branch St.
|Steak specials and Friday fish fry. Live music on weekends.|
|Cocina Real, Middleton|
2518 Allen Blvd.
|Tamales, enchiladas, tacos, Mexicali soup, and the Fajitas Guadalajara, with chicken, chorizo, beef and pork. Part of the Laredo's family of restaurants.|
|Cold Stone Creamery-Middleton|
1650 Deming Way
|Premium ice-creams with mix-ins,a stunning array of candies, cakes, fruits and nuts. Ice creamis fresh daily and the mixing is done on a frozen granite stone.|
8310 Greenway Blvd.
|Sandwiches on pretty good fresh flatbread; melts, salads, and soups; breakfasts, too. Some seasonal special sandwiches.|
2831 W. Beltline Hwy.
|Hot and cold subs from this Milwaukee-based chain. Specials, and some limited-time-only subs spice up the expected sub menu. |
|Craftsman Table and Tap, Middleton|
6712 Frank Lloyd Wright Ave.
|Gastropub with 18 beers on tap and 50 more in bottles. Menu emphasizes fresh, local sourcing. Highlights include braised brisket poutine, Carr Valley cheese curds, cider-seared Brussels sprouts, and a dozen-some burgers and sandwiches that come with hand-cut fries. Friday fish fry.|
2906 Parmenter St.
|Crispy butter burgers, plus fish fry salads and sandwiches, and of course, custard.|
|Dhaba Indian Bistro|
8333 Greenway Blvd.
|The menu offers the expected curries and biriyanis, with a decent-sized vegetarian section. There are also a larger-than-usual number of lamb dishes and one featuring goat.|
3305 Parmenter St.
|Everything from thin crust to stuffed, with choices like alfredo, pesto, olive oil, buffalo and ranch to sub for the traditional red sauce. Subs, calzones, salads and appetizers. Gluten-free crust available. Primarily takeout and delivery.|
3112 Parmenter St.
|A varied menu featuring prime rib, steaks, seafood and sandwiches.
|Free House Pub, Middleton|
1902 Parmenter St.
|Appetizers, salads, burgers, and sandwiches with emphasis on local sourcing.|
|Game Time Sports Bar and Grill, Middleton|
6862 County Road K
|Burgers, gyros, soups, and Friday fish fry. "Bloody Mary" buffet every Sunday.
2608 Allen Blvd.
|Chinese for dine-in or carryout.|
|Hody Bar and Grill, Middleton|
1914 Aurora St.
|Hamburgers, club sandwiches, appetizers, pizzas.|
|Hubbard Avenue Diner|
7445 Hubbard Ave.
|Mid-century-modern diner specializes in house-made pies. American diner fare includes breakfasts, sandwiches and burgers, big bowls, classic meatloaf and mashed potatoes; Sunday pot roast special; and many vegetarian entrees. Gluten-sensitive menu available.|