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The Old Fashioned

American

Capitol Neighborhoods

$$$$Perfect For:Drinking Good BeerEating At The Bar

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If there’s one restaurant that celebrates the best of Wisconsin, it’s The Old Fashioned. The space is covered wall to wall in vintage photos, illuminated Schlitz and PBR antique signs, and a taxidermied lake fish or two. You should come here for a casual lunch or dinner to eat cheese in almost every form, and sip one of the 150-plus Wisconsin beers. The wait here after 5:30pm can be long, but that’s because things like fried cheese curds and walleye sandwiches are so good and cost less than $20 (along with most other things on the menu). Be prepared for the couple next to you to strike up a conversation—friendly chit-chat is the ultimate Wisconsin pastime, after all.

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