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 and Stube. Live music in the Bier Garten every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from mid-May to mid-October; live music in the Stube most Fridays October-April. 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.
|The deck, with a view of Lake Mendota, is a draw for the fish and seafood-centric menu. Clam chowder, crabcakes, pan-fired walleye, coconut shrimp, plus steaks and a locavore pasta entree.|
|Cheeseburger in Paradise, Middleton|
1601 Aspen Commons
|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.
|"Dhaba," the Indian term for what we might call a truck-stop diner, makes its own modifications to the typical Indian-American menu and is a sight more dressed-up than a truck stop. Vindaloo and masala, tandoori and biryani - yes, your favorites are all here. However, venture to these dishes: Lobster korma, lamb biryani, karhi pakora, and for dessert, kheer.|
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.|