Food Allergy-Friendly City Guide
Milwaukee is home to so much more than cheese, beer and brats — although, let's not be silly, when in Rome.... Milwaukee is remarkably fun and manageable, especially with kids. Located close enough to Chicago and the surrounding suburbs to allow for a great day trip, consider making it an easy, no-flight weekend getaway as there is much fun to be had.
An outdoor dining spot featuring relaxed lounge seating and upscale locally sourced bar-fare. Try the cheese curds because you are in Wisconsin after all.
Spokin tip: Limited nuts on the menu and gluten-free options available.
Opened in 1904 Karl Ratzsch’s strong connection to local German heritage, friendly atmosphere, and convenient location has made this restaurant a beloved destination for the past 100 years.
Milwaukee is home of the butter burger. Solly’s is an institution, cranking them out since 1936.
Spokin tip: Solly’s is nut-free, including their milkshakes.
Kopp's Frozen Custard
A landmark known for their frozen custard and jumbo burgers, Kopp's is well worth the ten-minute drive from downtown Milwaukee
Spokin tip: They offer "flavor of the day" and menu items with nuts, but standard, daily flavors feature nut-free options. Also, their french fries are not fried in peanut oil.
An upscale restaurant serving seafood, steak, and a raw bar, Harbor House takes food allergies very seriously. Their outdoor patio offers a fantastic view of Lake Michigan and the city skyline.
The menu is large, and they offer a separate gluten-free menu, but their brunch is the showstopper.
Milwaukee Brewers - Miller Park
Baseball and peanuts, a classic combination... Thankfully, the Milwaukee Brewers are hosting peanut-controlled area games at Miller Park in 2016. There are a limited number of seats available for each game, so secure your tickets today. Their next peanut-controlled area game is Monday, August 8th.
This 120,000-square foot facility is jam-packed with interactive science and technology exhibits, an aquarium, movies, learning labs, live theater shows, and more!
MIlwaukee Zoo and Sky Trail
Milwaukee Zoo is considered one of the finest. Make sure to visit the Sky Trail, which features ropes courses that stand 45-feet tall with three levels of horizontally strung obstacles such as zig-zag beams, cargo nets, rope ladders, and more.
Jelly Belly Factory
Sweet treats that are peanut, dairy and gluten-free await you at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center. Visitors can take a tour and taste the sweet treats located just 30 minutes south of Milwaukee.
The Iron Horse Hotel
The Iron Horse Hotel is the transformation of a 100-year-old warehouse featuring luxury loft-style guest rooms and family friendly layouts. The outdoor dining patio is a true highlight.
This boutique, Art Deco inspired hotel is located close to the lakefront and offers spacious suites.
Built in 1893, the Pfister Hotel is a Milwaukee icon — a luxury hotel with beautiful architecture and within walking distance of the Milwaukee Art Museum, Summerfest Grounds, theater, and shopping.