Milwaukee's Best Serbian Restaurant
Three Brothers’ cozy dining room feels like an old kitchen, complete with bare, Formica tabletops and mismatched china. Make yourself at home, because you’ll be there for a while. This old-fashioned restaurant specializes in slow-cooked food, and one of their signature dishes, burek—a thick pastry filled with layers of cheese, spinach and cheese, or beef—can take nearly an hour for the cooks to bake fresh (you can call in your order ahead of time to cut down on the wait). Most dishes will please sophisticated foodies and meat-and-potatoes diners alike. Although tucked away on a side street in residential Bay View, this gem is one of Milwaukee’s best-known secrets. Rachael Ray even stopped by when she swept through the city for her “$40 a Day” program.
2414 S. Saint Clair St.
Runners-up: Old Town, Ilija’s Place