Milwaukee Public Market
Milwaukee Public Market
4.5
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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MARKET HOURS Monday through Friday: 10 am – 8 pm Saturday and Sunday: 8 am – 6 pm Early Open Hours: Weekdays at 7 am
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adrianna24sings
Traverse City, MI433 contributions
Jan 2022
A three hour wait for a bus was a bit long so I was forever thankful to the staff at the bus/train station for recommending the Milwaukee Public Market. I took a free street car directly across from the station and it stopped right in front of the Milwaukee Public Market. I was really impressed when I walked inside. What a fun-filled place to eat, shop, and people watch. I was able to get a raw carrot cake juice at The Green Cafe, some handmade chocolates at Kehr's and a veggie burger at "On the Bus."The Milwaukee Public Market is a haven for amazing food. You can get everything from Wisconsin made beer and cheese to seafood, sushi, Mediterranean food and so much more. The bathrooms are sparking clean and the whole atmosphere feels like stepping inside a movie set. I was so impressed. My only regret was not staying longer. When in Milwaukee make a point of visiting the Public Market. It's awesome especially when you arrive by streetcar.
Written February 7, 2022
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Mark H
Fond du Lac, WI2,592 contributions
Dec 2021
Wedged between downtown and the Third Ward, the Milwaukee Public Market is great place to stop while wandering the boutiques and stores in the area.

It's much smaller than the Seattle's Pike Place Market and is mostly a collection of small food vendors instead of the fashionably gritty vibe of it's west coast model.

I'd recommend the $18.95 lobster roll at the St. Paul Fish Market that can be split in two you're not super hungry. It's excellent with heaps of lobster meat and very little mayo served on a toasted garlicky roll.

There are other places that offer freshly made sandwich warps, a wine bar, an excellent meat market and other local-non chain food spots. You can also get unique Wisconsin/Milwaukee gifts and apparel. Of course, there is a cheese shop with a wide selection.

It's also a great place to park in the Third Ward and you get about a free hour of parking if you validate your ticket with a market business.
Written December 20, 2021
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Ryan Hawkins
Longview, TX29 contributions
Dec 2021
If you are walking around downtown Milwaukee, the Public Market is a can't miss stop on your tour! From bakeries to Mediterranean to a BBQ spot and a fish market, you will not walk away hungry. The pack a lot into a very small space so it will not take very long to find what might satisfy a craving. Great for a snack or a meal. Seating upstairs is a little limited, so if you go at meal time, it might be a good idea to have a backup plan for a place to sit and eat.
Written January 11, 2022
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,651 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We came here for lunch and found parking right away after entering the lot. First half an hour was free.

Inside was two level with restaurants and food shops on the main floor and a dining area plus demonstration kitchen on the second. There also was outside dining tables as well including a bar.

Some of the different food options inside were pizza, Mediterranean, seafood, bakeries, wine tasting, or spice shop. The Mediterranean, salad and seafood restaurants were the busiest.

Overall the dining area was cleaned regularly but not very crowded. A lot of people were taking their orders to go or eating outside.

We enjoyed the vibe, setting and our lunch.
Written August 19, 2022
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J M
East Lyme, CT80 contributions
Jun 2022
The place is great! We had a 6 hour layover and took an Uber into Milwaukee. We were starving and ordered a little bit of everything at Public Market. The space is awesome. Funky and decorated really cool. My kids loved looking at everything inside, we tried a little bit of everything, pizza, a wrap, smoothies and desserts. The service was a little slow, but everything was made to order so worth it in my opinion. Lots of tables to eat at a huge window to people watch. Such a nice town and so clean, good people.
Written August 23, 2022
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The Happy Traveler
Chicago, IL447 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Milwaukee Public Market is a super cool place to meet people and hang out. They have many epicurean little shops inside from fresh fish, prime meats, gourmet coffee and barista bar, chocolates, wines, baked goods, mini eateries like sushi, Mediterranean, pizza, sandwiches, ribs and a beautiful fresh fish and oyster bar (St Paul’s) in the very back with bar and table seating, Of course…various cheese and curds are here too! It’s fun walking through and seeing all the interesting items. Everything in this market is delicious! There’s something for everyone at decent prices as well. We stop here every time we come to Milwaukee.
Written August 29, 2022
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bigwawao
New York City, NY9,969 contributions
Jul 2021
Visited this place when I was in Milwaukee for a wedding. I always love public markets. They are full of life and are not " sterile " like giant malls.

Here there are lots and lots of food option. And cheese!
Just very nice to people watch here. Which I love doing.

There is a few outdoor seating available.

Parking right next to the market is available. It is underneath the freeway. Problem is that it is always full. I managed to park in an outdoor lot a block away. Was told by the market parking attendant that there are two more parking lots nearby.

You can climb up to the second floor where there are a lot more sitting options for you to take your meals. Restrooms are also here.

Take time to visit the Market and time it with a lunch or dinner. You will enjoy the hustle and bustle!
Written August 21, 2021
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sluggr99
Crest Hill, IL51 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
This place is packed. It was a lot smaller than I thought but it had a lot of places inside to eat, and drink. The wine bar and Mexican place was always packed. Fresh seafood place was in there, candy booths, spices, etc. if I lived here I would be there daily for fresh meat and seafood
Written October 31, 2021
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jgbtravels
Louisville, KY2,885 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Although comparatively smaller than Pike Place and the West End Market of Cleveland this place was teeming with activity the Saturday afternoon we visited. We were fortunate enough to get one of the few parking spots in their lot and ventured inside to grab a bite to eat. You can purchase food and drink at one of the food stalls downstairs and go upstairs to sit at one of the tables to people watch. We probably stayed an hour and a half at most. That’s probably all the time you will need unless you want to stroll a few blocks in the Historic Third Ward.
Written August 6, 2022
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Win C
Chicago, IL68 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
So we have been here before pre Covid times. Most everything is the same. Expect to wear masks and see staff at each market station wearing masks. Most everything is the same except for the cake place. Only serving cookies and bars. None of their delicious cakes were available. You can find most types of cuisines here: deli, seafood, salads, italian, tacos, cheese/wine, coffee, desserts, soups and burger fries. You will have to pay if you park on the street using the meter. If you use the lot and buy food your parking is validated by the vendors, but usually that lot is full. Recommend street parking for 4 quarters it gets you almost an hour.
Written July 15, 2020
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  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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