Milwaukee Public Market
Milwaukee Public Market
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
MARKET HOURS Monday through Friday: 10 am – 8 pm Saturday and Sunday: 8 am – 6 pm Early Open Hours: Weekdays at 7 am
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Address
Neighbourhood: Downtown
How to get there
  • Milwaukee Intermodal Station • 10 min walk
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  • D S
    Schaumburg, Illinois18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Time to Expand before you lose your luster!
    Great concept. I have been there a couple of times to enjoy the fresh fish and bloody Mary's. This visit was a Saturday around noon. - Not a good time to get a good review. Too many people to enjoy the feel. Maybe time to expand. before you lose you luster ... :)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 August 2023
  • CRAIG C
    Utah408 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small Public Market
    It’s a very small market that doesn’t have a lot of options. But it’s worth strolling through. The market sits in the Third Ward area of downtown Milwaukee. Bought olive oil and wandered around … down the adjoining streets.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 August 2023
  • Bobgilbertctc
    Door County, Wisconsin70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Milwaukee Public Market - An Experience for Foodies
    This was a wonderful unexpected experience with some great finds. I like indistrial chic and this fitted right in to this descriptor. There is something for everyone. And it's all artisnal. Amazing vednors for meats, sausages, fish, cheese, breads, cookies, olive oils, tacos, wine, BBQ, sushi, the list goes on. I love the hustle and bustle and the design of the Market Place. Plus easy parking. Hope you enjoy my photo tour.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 October 2023
  • AdventureMN95
    Minneapolis, Minnesota339 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowed and tight
    Reminds me of pike place market in Seattle but much smaller. Lots of variety of vendors they’ll be worn. If you go on a Saturday it’s extremely crowded. If you like seafood they have a whole seafood corner with an oyster bar and a sit down restaurant. They also have a vendor that sells massive bloody Mary’s in different varieties! This place has a bit of everything for everyone
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 December 2023
  • Big Mike
    Manlius, New York421 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do
    A vibrant market in a historic part of the city. Full of life with something for everyone a good variety of meats, cheeses and seafood. All of which can be prepared in front of your eyes. Also, don't forget the wood-fired pizza.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 December 2023
  • Johnny Trekkie
    San Diego, California11,200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely
    I generally hate "Public Market"s in any big city, including my own San Diego...the vendors are usually overrated, overpriced, and serving up small food portions compared to regular brick and mortar eateries. However, I do not hate Milwaukee's Public Market! Compared to other major cities, the eateries all seemed to be fairly priced for the food quality and portion sizes. I had nice juice smoothie for $8, cup of coffee for $3, a humongous slice of carrot cake for $5.25, a 1lb cheddar cheese wax wheel for $13, and a nice chicken middle eastern meal for $10. Lots of seating upstairs, go check this place out!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 March 2024
  • K_Wislander
    Monticello, Illinois66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feels like an open air downtown market inside a nice and airy bulding
    The Milwaukee Public Market is kind of a cornerstone of downtown Milwaukee. Inside you can grab a bite to eat, grab food to go, grab a quick drink, and even pick up some fresh delivered seafood. It is a hub of small businesses from many different walks of life, and because it is indoors, can be enjoyed all year long. There is a large parking lot, and it is right on the HOP Streetcar service route. It is usually very busy on the weekends especially near the holidays. And it is almost impossible to go in side and leave without buying something.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 June 2024
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Win C
Chicago, IL83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
So we have been here before pre Covid times. Most everything is the same. Expect to wear masks and see staff at each market station wearing masks. Most everything is the same except for the cake place. Only serving cookies and bars. None of their delicious cakes were available. You can find most types of cuisines here: deli, seafood, salads, italian, tacos, cheese/wine, coffee, desserts, soups and burger fries. You will have to pay if you park on the street using the meter. If you use the lot and buy food your parking is validated by the vendors, but usually that lot is full. Recommend street parking for 4 quarters it gets you almost an hour.
Written 15 July 2020
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Susan T
Mount Pleasant, WI598 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Went to the Milwaukee Public Market this week and it was such a vibrant experience; lots of locally owned small businesses to support. You can find almost anything that you feel like eating or drinking. It is a little pricey, though. The Soup Market had some delicious choices.
Written 14 January 2020
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Johnny Trekkie
San Diego, CA11 200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
I generally hate "Public Market"s in any big city, including my own San Diego...the vendors are usually overrated, overpriced, and serving up small food portions compared to regular brick and mortar eateries. However, I do not hate Milwaukee's Public Market! Compared to other major cities, the eateries all seemed to be fairly priced for the food quality and portion sizes. I had nice juice smoothie for $8, cup of coffee for $3, a humongous slice of carrot cake for $5.25, a 1lb cheddar cheese wax wheel for $13, and a nice chicken middle eastern meal for $10. Lots of seating upstairs, go check this place out!
Written 13 March 2024
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bigwawao
New York City, NY10 149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Visited this place when I was in Milwaukee for a wedding. I always love public markets. They are full of life and are not " sterile " like giant malls.

Here there are lots and lots of food option. And cheese!
Just very nice to people watch here. Which I love doing.

There is a few outdoor seating available.

Parking right next to the market is available. It is underneath the freeway. Problem is that it is always full. I managed to park in an outdoor lot a block away. Was told by the market parking attendant that there are two more parking lots nearby.

You can climb up to the second floor where there are a lot more sitting options for you to take your meals. Restrooms are also here.

Take time to visit the Market and time it with a lunch or dinner. You will enjoy the hustle and bustle!
Written 21 August 2021
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TheLeongOhana
United States7 517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We came here for lunch and found parking right away after entering the lot. First half an hour was free.

Inside was two level with restaurants and food shops on the main floor and a dining area plus demonstration kitchen on the second. There also was outside dining tables as well including a bar.

Some of the different food options inside were pizza, Mediterranean, seafood, bakeries, wine tasting, or spice shop. The Mediterranean, salad and seafood restaurants were the busiest.

Overall the dining area was cleaned regularly but not very crowded. A lot of people were taking their orders to go or eating outside.

We enjoyed the vibe, setting and our lunch.
Written 19 August 2022
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AdventureMN95
Minneapolis, MN339 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Reminds me of pike place market in Seattle but much smaller. Lots of variety of vendors they’ll be worn. If you go on a Saturday it’s extremely crowded. If you like seafood they have a whole seafood corner with an oyster bar and a sit down restaurant. They also have a vendor that sells massive bloody Mary’s in different varieties! This place has a bit of everything for everyone
Written 16 December 2023
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J M
East Lyme, CT75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The place is great! We had a 6 hour layover and took an Uber into Milwaukee. We were starving and ordered a little bit of everything at Public Market. The space is awesome. Funky and decorated really cool. My kids loved looking at everything inside, we tried a little bit of everything, pizza, a wrap, smoothies and desserts. The service was a little slow, but everything was made to order so worth it in my opinion. Lots of tables to eat at a huge window to people watch. Such a nice town and so clean, good people.
Written 23 August 2022
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The Happy Traveler
Chicago, IL2 710 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Milwaukee Public Market is a super cool place to meet people and hang out. They have many epicurean little shops inside from fresh fish, prime meats, gourmet coffee and barista bar, chocolates, wines, baked goods, mini eateries like sushi, Mediterranean, pizza, sandwiches, ribs and a beautiful fresh fish and oyster bar (St Paul’s) in the very back with bar and table seating, Of course…various cheese and curds are here too! It’s fun walking through and seeing all the interesting items. Everything in this market is delicious! There’s something for everyone at decent prices as well. We stop here every time we come to Milwaukee.
Written 29 August 2022
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K_Wislander
Monticello, IL66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Milwaukee Public Market is kind of a cornerstone of downtown Milwaukee. Inside you can grab a bite to eat, grab food to go, grab a quick drink, and even pick up some fresh delivered seafood. It is a hub of small businesses from many different walks of life, and because it is indoors, can be enjoyed all year long. There is a large parking lot, and it is right on the HOP Streetcar service route. It is usually very busy on the weekends especially near the holidays. And it is almost impossible to go in side and leave without buying something.
Written 4 June 2024
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plgarlepied
New Orleans, LA2 385 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
It is actually quite small. There was 1 stall selling T-shirt’s that was cool. We were staying at Drury inn ~5 min walk away & were looking for dinner options in advance since not much is open in DT at night. We ended up with a Stromboli $10 & a piece of spinach pie$5 & the cheese shop had “cheese orphans”, small pieces to sample diff types.
Not sure why this is a tourist attraction
Written 22 August 2023
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