Dining in Mequon, Wisconsin

Foodies rejoice! You don't have to trek to Milwaukee for a truly exceptional meal.

Peaceful little Mequon is home to a surprisingly wide range of dining establishments and, in recent years, has seen a surge in new restaurant openings. The city currently has more than 63 restaurants, cafes, delis, coffee shops, pubs and supper clubs with cuisine choices that run the gamut - Italian, American, Vietnamese, Chinese and more.

Check out our reviews of Mequon restaurants, and features of local dining hot spots. Sure, you can always cruise down I43 to Milwaukee for even more choices, but it's nice to know you really don't have to!

Fiddleheads or Starbucks?

Logos of Fiddleheads and Starbuck on a background of coffee beans

It’s no news to residents of Mequon and Thiensville that two of the most popular coffee shops in town are Starbucks and Fiddleheads. These two local favorites are huge competitors and if you’re like most folks, you’ve probably developed a strong loyalty to one or the other. Well, I am here to tell you that you don’t have to choose a side, and that both cafes are great places to go; you just ... [Read more]

Frosty Sweets To Beat The Heat

View of Cherry Berry Topping Bar in Mequon, WI

It’s one of those unbearably humid summer days and you’re looking for a chilled treat to soothe your parched throat . . . Well have no doubt, Mequon has several places you can go to get instant and delicious relief with some exquisite frozen desserts! Cherry Berry Since it’s fairly new, you may not have heard about this frozen self-serve yogurt bar yet. Flamboyant and vibrantly colorful from ... [Read more]

Four Fantastic Dining Options – Al Fresco!

View of Fiddlehead's back patio, just feet away from the Milwaukee River

Let’s face it . . . the weather in Wisconsin is not always what we want it to be, even in the summer. So when we do have those not-a-cloud-in-the-sky summer days, we want to take advantage of them as much as we can. What better way than to dine al fresco? Mequon has some exceptional outdoor dining options, where you can eat fine food, relax with friends and soak up that outside goodness. Here ... [Read more]

The Best Date Night on the Big Screen

Zaffiro's front view in Mequon at North Shore Marcus Theatre

How hard is it to get out without your kids? It’s almost impossible, especially when they are really young. If you are looking for something special to do as a couple when you can steal a moment away, consider dinner and a movie. Marcus North Shore Cinema, located on North Port Washington Road, has transformed into quite the destination. In addition to the 11 newly refurbished auditoriums and ... [Read more]

Brunch in Mequon: Try Cafe 1505

Server behind the counter at Cafe 1505 in Mequon, WI

Brunch . . . maybe the most quintessential meal of the week. It’s special and only usually happens once a week. The meal moves a little slower, the conversation lingers and the food is GOOD. Many people travel outside of the confines of Mequon for brunch, yet there is a great spot right in our city that’s fantastic . . . Cafe 1505. The 1505 Experience Cafe 1505 starts with some of the finest ... [Read more]

You’re Always in the Tropics at the Highland House

View of Highland House in Mequon from the front

It’s been a Mequon staple since 1983 and, after just one visit, it’s likely to become a regular destination for your family too. The Highland House, located on Port Washington Road (just south of St. Mary’s Ozaukee Hospital) offers Caribbean, Mexican and California-influenced cuisine with an extensive menu for young and old. Whether you’re in the mood for sizzling Shrimp Fab Fajitas, a ... [Read more]