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Explore Restaurants near UWM’s Campus

We get it… even though the Residence Hall food is bomb, sometimes you just want something else. Lucky for us, UWM’s campus is surrounded by tons of good food. We’ve pulled together a list of some of our favorites, all within 1.5 miles of campus! It can’t get much better…

Oakland Ave.

Noodles and Company

You can’t go wrong with Noodles. They even have cauliflower gnocchi, gluten free, zucchini and cauliflower noodles! And you can use your meal plan here(:

Sal’s Pizza Eastside

Sal’s Pizza

Sal’s is also on the UWM meal plan! They have awesome New York style pizza by the slice, definitely a campus favorite🍕

Oakland Gyros

Looking to try something new? Try out the gyros on Oakland. They are phenomenal and they’re open late!

Oakland Gyros

Milwaukee Brat House

Nothing’s better than a Wisconsin classic… brats😍 Did we mention they have a mac n’ cheese brat? (It’s our favorite)

Downer Ave.

Café Hollander

Every time we eat here, we fall in love with it all over again. From frites to handhelds, everything on their menu is delicious. Click on the title to see what they’re serving!

Bel Air

We can’t live without tacos and Bel Air has the most amazing tacos near campus! Honestly, just looking at this photo is making our mouth water.

Bel Air Cantina

Pizza Man

Although there are a lot of pizza places around, nothing tops Pizza Man’s deep dish. And you don’t have to drive all the way to Chicago to get it!

North Ave.


Pizza again?? There’s a lot of pizza places near campus and, because we love you, Ian’s is on the UWM meal plan. Try some fun pizza flavors like Macaroni & Cheese or Quesadilla pizza!



Anywhere that has ramen AND sushi can take all our money. You can also get ramen kits to make your own ramen at home!

Crossroads Collective

Okay… we know it’s hard to decide where to go to eat, but Crossroads solves that problem! Support local businesses in this food hall with options for everyone from pasta to BBQ to seafood and more.

Crossroads Collective

Beans & Barley

Beans & Barley has both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, and amazing options at that. In our humble opinion, the sweet potato & black bean burrito is to die for.

Beans & Barley

Insomnia Cookies

A wonderful, warm cookie does magical things for your soul, especially when it’s on your meal plan. Get individual cookies or a whole box (we won’t judge if it’s all for you).

Farwell Ave.

Donut Squad

Did you know that Donut Squad was started by UWM alum? Specializing in unique flavors, these donuts will blow your mind. Have you ever tried donuts topped with candy? If you haven’t, you need them in your life.

Donut Squad

Maryland Ave.

City Market

We love a good café vibe. Whether you just want a coffee or are looking for some amazing café food, City Market has everything. It also makes for a great study space!

Blooming Lotus Bakery

For all our Panthers with dietary restrictions, this one’s for you. Get some of the best grain & dairy free bakery items from Blooming Lotus right next to City Market.

Blooming Lotus Bakery

We hope this helps you find your new favorite spot around campus. You can also view the full list of restaurants that accept your meal plan here. Milwaukee truly is a foodie city and this is only the beginning of the amazing restaurants around. Let us know on social media which of these are your favorites or if you have a favorite that isn’t listed!



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