Area Restaurants and Accommodations

Milwaukee is just like MSOE. It’s not too big, it’s filled with friendly people and has no shortage of things to do. Since MSOE is right in the middle of the city, we are surrounded by impressive attractions, delicious and unique restaurants and great hotels to crash in after taking in all our city and campus have to offer.


Click on the type of restaurant to get more information. All are located in or near the downtown and Lower East Side areas of Milwaukee.

Affordable Prices

Chipotle Mexican Grill

600 East Ogden Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 223-4710

Cousin’s Subs

324 East Wisconsin Ave #1117
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 272-0876

Jimmy John’s

767 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 227-1166

Panera Bread

600 East Ogden Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 224-0200

Qdoba Mexican Grill

1150 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 389-8744


1200 N. Van Buren (corner of Van Buren and Juneau)
Milwaukee, WI 53202


AJ Bombers

1241 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 221-999

Buca di Beppo

1233 North Van Buren Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 224-8672

Elsa’s on the Park

833 North Jefferson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 765-0615


425 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 278-8586

Harp Irish Pub

113 East Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 289-0700


801 North Jefferson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 273-4224

Trinity Three Irish Pub

125 East Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 278-7033

Water Street Brewery

1101 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 272-1195

High-end restaurants

The Capital Grille

310 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 223-0600

Crazy Water

839 South 2nd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 645-2606


Downtown Milwaukee
Kilbourn at Water Street
(414) 291-4793

Lake Park Bistro

3133 E. Newberry Boulevard
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 962-6300


1041 N. Old World Third Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 271-3377

Mason Street Grill

425 East Mason Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 298-3131

Ward’s House of Prime

540 East Mason Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 223-0135

Zarletti Restaurant

741 North Milwaukee Street #1
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 225-0000


Click on the name of the hotel to get more information.

Aloft Milwaukee Downtown

1230 Old World Third Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 226-0122
Celebrate your style at Aloft Milwaukee Downtown, steps from the scenic Riverwalk. Around the corner from NBA action and cool concerts at the Bradley Center, and close to the Marcus Center’s high culture and the city’s top dining! Grab a sweet, savory, or healthy snack from re:fuel by Aloft(SM), a 24/7 pantry, or play in the re:mix(SM) lounge. Plus, you can always stay connected with complimentary hotel-wide wired and wireless Internet access!

The Ambassador Hotel

2308 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Toll-free: (888) 322-DECO(3326)
Phone: (414) 345-5000
A longtime downtown Milwaukee landmark, the Ambassador combines historic charm, convenient location, top-of-the-line accommodations and gracious and attentive service. We offer the most complimentary amenities of any Milwaukee hotel.

Astor Hotel

924 East Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 271-4220
Toll Free: (800) 558-0200
Guest rooms and suites with full kitchens. Extended stay plan available. Restaurant, continental breakfast, shuttle, business center, fitness room. Historic hotel with traditionally furnished rooms and suites.

Best Western Inn Towne

710 North Old World Third Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 224-8400
Toll Free: (877) 484-6835
A newly renovated historic downtown building close to the Midwest Express Center, Bradley Center, Grand Avenue Mall and downtown theatre district. Discount tickets to local attractions are available. Modem ports in rooms, free HBO.

The Brewhouse Inn & Suites

1215 North 10th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Phone: (414) 810-3350
Rates include a cold breakfast served daily in The Blue Room, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the building, our “Work it Off” room. Lunch and dinner room service is available via Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub at The Brewhouse. Overnight parking is available via valet for $26 or self parking in the garage just east of the hotel is $18 or $1 per hour.

Courtyard by Marriott – Downtown Milwaukee

300 W. Michigan Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 291-4122
Explore Brew City while enjoying easy access to some of Milwaukee’s signature attractions, including The Shops of Grand Avenue, Miller Park and a variety of restaurants, or spend a day sipping at the numerous local and famous breweries nearby. Whether you’re in town for business or leisure, you’ll love making yourself at home in our modernly appointed guest rooms featuring free high-speed Wi-Fi, spacious work desks, luxurious bedding and plenty of space to spread out in style. Our hotel also offers an on-site restaurant, The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect., featuring a selection of entrées, Starbucks coffee and evening libations.

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee Airport

6401 South South 13th Street
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Phone: (414) 764-5300
Located across the street from General Mitchell International Airport, this completely refurbished hotel comes with amenities including: restaurant, coffee shop, business center, swimming pool, fitness center and honors priority club rewards and is just 15 minutes from campus.

Doubletree Hotel Milwaukee City Center

611 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 273-2950
Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, this contemporary hotel provides warmly furnished upscale guest rooms, suites and Executive Floor accommodations featuring luxuriously comfortable Sweet Dreams beds, generous work surfaces, and complimentary wireless high-speed internet access. Dine at the American bistro-styled Avenue Bar & Grill serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Fitness Center available with seasonal, outdoor roof-deck pool.

Hampton Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown

176 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 271-4656
Toll Free: (800) HAMPTON
Our AAA three-diamond property just recently completed a multi-million transformation into a Hampton Inn & Suites.  The transformation included adding amenities such as an indoor pool and fitness area, completely renovating the guest rooms from the furniture to the bedcovers, and adding a breakfast with hot items just like home!

Hilton Milwaukee City Center

509 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 271-7250
Toll Free: (800) HILTONS
Proudly situated in the heart of downtown, the Hilton Milwaukee City Center is Milwaukee’s premiere full-service hotel. Enjoy the Miller Time Pub, Milwaukee ChopHouse, and Cafe Espresso. Paradise Landing includes an indoor waterpark, sauna, and exercise center.

Hotel Metro

411 East Mason Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 272-1937
Historic boutique hotel strategically located at Milwaukee and Mason Streets in the heart of the business and entertainment districts. Full service restaurant and lounge with outdoor cafe. State of the art meeting facilities. Oversized suites, many featuring handsomely appointed amenities such as fitness equipment in suites, CD player/CDs in suites, mini bars, some suites w/fireplace, Internet access in suites.

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

333 West Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 276-1234
18-story atrium. Guest services. In-room dining. Enclosed walkway to Federal Building that is adjacent to the Midwest Express Center. Hyatt Business Plan and Gold Passport floor accommodations available. Special weekend packages.


139 East Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 276-8686
The Intercontinental Hotel’s renaissance design rises 10 stories above the Theater District of Milwaukee. In the heart of downtown, the Intercontinental is the place to be for both business and pleasure.

The Iron Horse Hotel

500 West Florida Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Phone: (414) 374-4766
The Iron Horse Hotel is an award-winning luxury boutique hotel in downtown Milwaukee’s historic warehouse district. This AAA Four Diamond hotel is geared for business and leisure travelers alike. Located in close proximity to MSOE and to downtown offices and entertainment, The Iron Horse Hotel welcomes friends and families of MSOE with a 10% discount off the best available rate.

Knickerbocker on the Lake

1028 East Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 276-8500
A condominium hotel that rents nightly, weekly and monthly. All units have kitchens. Parking is also available. Knickerbocker is a historical landmark located across from Lake Michigan.

Pfister Hotel Downtown

424 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 273-8222
Toll Free: (800) 558-8222
Milwaukee’s only Preferred hotel is in the middle of it all – theater, shopping, shows, museums, sporting events and more. 24-hour concierge, evening maid turndown service, massage therapy, concierge, valet, and new rooftop state-of-the-art fitness center and lounge with stunning views of Lake Michigan.

Plaza Hotel

1007 North Cass Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 276-2101
Toll Free: (800) 340-9590
Located near Lake Michigan. Furnished apartments with full kitchen and hotel services. Includes telephone and 24-hour switchboard answering service. Parking available. Daily, weekly, monthly rates.

Ramada Inn City Centre

633 West Michigan Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 272-8410
Newly remodeled rooms. Kathie’s Restaurant and Lounge. They offer free parking. outdoor pool, fitness center. Non-smoking rooms.

Residence Inn Milwaukee Downtown

648 North Plankinton Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 224-7890
This all suite hotel is situated in a beautiful historic landmark building with a prime location on Milwaukee’s Riverwalk. Services and amenities include: a complimentary daily hot breakfast buffet, complimentary social hour Mon – Thurs from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., new Express Market on site, spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens and breathtaking views of the city, complimentary high speed Internet, large fitness center, laundry facility, and grocery shopping services. The hotel is conveniently located near many restaurants, theaters, cultural attractions, and is connected to the Shops of Grand Avenue.
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