Metro Milwaukee Dining Guide
2060 N. Humboldt Ave.
provides a modern approach to all things Cajun. The dining room and
deck, overlooking the wooded Milwaukee River valley, is striking and
contemporary. Anything can happen in this menu: Portabella tempura has
kernels of sweet corn in the breading, while the duck spring roll has
meat smoked Southern style. Jambalaya is a deconstructed version with
five meats separated over a bed of rice. The andouille and smoked duck
shine. The kitchen sees to all of the details, including making their
own hot sauces. (J.B.) $$-$$$. CC: MC, VS, AmEx, DS. FB, SB. OD.
Handicap access. 431-1511
2113 E. Oklahoma Ave.
South Side seafood haunt is a relic of decades gone-by. The building’s
windowless exterior gives way muted lighting, a large bar and unique
menu of pastas, Cajun dishes and steaks cut to order. Crabby’s famed
seafood menu steams up king crab, conch and lobster, to name a few.
Drop in on a dinner-only basis; the doors are closed on lunch hour.
(J.D.) $$-$$$. CC: VS, MC. FF, FB. Handicap access. 769-9999
6414 W. Greenfield Ave.
theme is Cajun, but the biggest draw is the multitude of seafood
specials listed on the dinner menu. Start with crawfish etouffee or
Jonah crab claws, then choose from frog’s legs, red snapper, king crab,
prawns or a bouillabaisse loaded with assorted seafood. Creole-rubbed
ribeye will appeal to carnivores. Portions are large and prices are
modest, so be prepared to wait for a table. (J.B.) $$-$$$. CC: All
major. RS. Handicap access. 778-2228
6732 W. Fairview Ave.
Maxie’s offers Southern food and hospitality. While much is Louisiana in inspiration starting with gumbo, jambalaya and po’ boy sandwiches, there is Carolina pulled pork and shrimp with grits. Seafood is flown in several times a week and includes fresh grouper and oysters on the half shell. The peach pie is a must for every Southern-style meal here. (J.B.) $$-$$$. CC: All major. FB. Handicap access. 292-3969