Best of Greater MKE

Welcome to M's Best of Greater Milwaukee, where we're asking you -- our loyal reader -- to vote for your favorite MKE area places, sights and services.

Tell us: When craving a burger, where is your go-to spot? And for our fitness-minded readers, what’s your favorite local running event? 



Participants may take the survey only once and must fill in a minimum of 5 survey questions. A valid email is required to participate. We respect your privacy - emails will only be used to avoid duplicate responses within this survey, and will not be used otherwise by M Magazine or any third party vendor.

The top three to five in each category from the January nomination process have been tallied, and voting to determine each category's winner is now open. Voting closes Friday, March 16. 

The winners from each category will be revealed in our June issue. Happy voting!




Category: Dining & Drinking

Bloody Mary
 Café Benelux
 Café Hollander
 The Wicked Hop

 Crave Café
 Oscar’s Pub & Grill (on Pierce)
 Solly’s Grille

 Blue's Egg
 Café Benelux
 Lake Park Bistro
 Story Hill BKC

 Bel Air Cantina
 Café Corazon
 The Cheel
 Gypsy Taco

 Central Standard Craft Distillery
 Great Lakes Distillery
 Twisted Path Distillery

 Eddie Martini's
 Five O'Clock Steakhouse
 Jackson Grill
 Mr. B’s — A Bartolotta Steakhouse

Wine List
 Lake Park Bistro
 Pizza Man
 Story Hill BKC

Food Truck
 El Charrito Taco Truck
 Gypsy Taco
 Oscar's on a Roll
 Press Waffles

Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurant
 Beans & Barley
 Café Manna
 The Cheel
 Odd Duck

Pet-Friendly Patio
 Café Hollander
 Café Manna
 Camp Bar
 The Iron Horse Hotel

Happy Hour
 The Cheel
 Devon Seafood & Steak
 Harbor House

Confectionary or Chocolate Shop
 Amy's Gourmet Apples
 Indulgence Chocolatiers
 Niemann’s Candies & Ice Cream
 Red Elephant Chocolate
 Ultimate Confections

Category: Shopping & Style

Women's Clothing Boutique
 Stephanie Horne

Men's Clothing Boutique
 Harleys: A Modern Man Store
 Mark Berman & Son
 NL Suits

Children's Clothing Boutique
 Goo Goo Gaa Gaa
 Little Monsters
 Sparrow Collective
 Sydney b.

Shoe Store
 Goody Two Shooz
 Stan's Fit For Your Feet

 Broadway Paper
 Paper Source
 Three Wishes

Plant Store
 Bayside Garden Center
 Mod Gen

Fine Jewelry Store
 A Trio Jewelry Design Studio
 Armbruster Jewelers
 East Towne Jewelers
 Kesslers Diamonds
 Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers

Wedding Gowns
 Amelishan Bridal
 Bucci's Bridal
 Gigi of Mequon
 White Dress Bridal Boutique

Health Foods/Grocery Store
 Outpost Natural Foods
 Sendik's Food Market
 Trader Joe's
 Whole Foods

Home Accessories and Furniture Store
 Big White Yeti (online soy-based candle boutique)
 Fringe Interior Design and Home Furnishings
 McNabb & Risley Fine Furniture and Interior Design
 West Elm

Category: Services and Beauty

New(ish) Hotel
 The Iron Horse Hotel
 The Journeyman - A Kimpton Hotel
 The Westin Milwaukee

Pet Services
 The Cat Doctor
 Community Bark
 Pooch Palace LLC

 Belle Fiori Ltd.
 The Flower Lady
 Roses Flower Shop
 Sendiks Food Market

Personal Trainer
 Catherine Andersen - Achieve Personal Fitness
 Ryan Citro and Lex Jaramillo - Motifaith Fitness
 Jaime Hayden - Flying Squirrel Pilates

Tattoo Artist
 Josh Ebert - Walker’s Point Tattoo
 Stewart Gibb - Riverwest Tattoo Company
 Lauren Smith - Homeward Bound Tattoo
 Adam Werther - Adambomb Gallerie

 Healing Elements Day Spa
 Robert Laurence Hair Studio
 Neroli Salon & Spa
 WELL Spa & Salon - The Pfister Hotel

 The Bartolotta Restaurant Group & Catering Company
 Larry’s Market
 Saz’s Catering
 Shully’s Cuisine and Events
 Zilli Hospitality Group

Wedding Venue
 Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co.
 The Grain Exchange
 The Wisconsin Club

Category: Fitness & Wellness

City/Urban Trail
 Hank Aaron State Trail
 Oak Leaf Trail
 Ozaukee Interurban Trail

Country/Suburban Trail
 Lapham Peak/Ice Age Trail
 Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve
 Ozaukee Interurban Trail

Running Event
 Brigg & Al’s Run & Walk
 Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon
 Strider Half Marathon

Cycling Studio
 CycleBar Brookfield
 CycleBar Mequon
 SPIRE Fitness

Martial Arts Studio
 J.K. Lee Black Belt Academy
 Karate America
 Master Jay’s Tae Kwon Do

Yoga and/or Pilates Studio
 Flying Squirrel Pilates
 The Lift Pilates
 Milwaukee Power Yoga
 Yoga One

Category: Culture, Arts & Fun

Public Art Mural
 Bay View Bowl’s PBR cans mural
 Black Cat Alley - various artists
 Hamburger Mary’s mural - Walker’s Point Creative Collective
 “Mural of Peace” in Walker’s Point - Reynaldo Hernandez
 “Nearer the Moon” mural on Café Lulu - Jenny Jo Wennlund

Family-Friendly Nature Center
 Riveredge Nature Center
 Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
 Urban Ecology Center
 Wehr Nature Center

 Cedarburg Fourth of July Parade
 St. Patrick’s Day Parade
 Veterans Day Parade
 Wauwatosa Fourth of July Parade

 Central Library - Milwaukee Public Library
 Shorewood Public Library
 Whitefish Bay Public Library

 Devil’s Lake State Park
 Grant River Recreation Area
 Kohler-Andrae State Park
 Muskego Park

Art Gallery
 David Barnett Gallery
 Gallery 505
 Milwaukee Art Museum
 Museum of Wisconsin Art
 RedLine Gallery

Dog Park
 Currie Park
 Estabrook Park
 Mitchell Park
 Runway Dog Park
 Warnimont Park

Historic Movie Theater
 Avalon Theater
 Landmark Downer Theatre
 Oriental Theatre
 Rivoli Theatre

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