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Best Caterers in
Milwaukee
2020

Why These Caterers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored caterers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best caterers in Milwaukee, WI.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 148 96 19

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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600 East Café

600 East Café specializes in locally-sourced breakfast and lunch options in downtown Milwaukee. Customers can order catering for meetings and events, with a full catering menu including coffee, baked goods, salads, and platters. The café is conveniently located next to the 600 East Business Center.

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Bar Stars

Bar Stars is a bar catering service with affordable pricing, quality customer service, and customizable beverage packages for events in the Milwaukee Metro area. Owner Janine Rajchel has over 25 years of professional experience in the bar service industry and a degree in Meeting and Event Management. Past customers highly recommend Bar Stars for courteous bartenders, exceptional service, and a fun experience. Bar Stars services weddings, corporate events, and social parties.

Brookfield, WI 53005

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Beans & Barley

Beans & Barley is a specialty market, deli, and café opened in the greater Milwaukee area. Originally opened as a health food store in 1979, Beans & Barley has grown over the years to serve vegetarians, non-vegetarians, and vegans. The market offers a diverse catering menu for pick-up, delivery, or full-service. The catering service can accommodate small breakfast groups to weddings with 200 guests.

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Botanas Restaurant

Botanas Restaurant specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine for the Milwaukee Metro area. On-site catering is available in the large banquet hall (seating up to 150 people) or the private party room (seating up to 50 people). Customers can select one of the buffet menus or customize their own buffet. Botanas Restaurant has been voted as Milwaukee’s Best Mexican Restaurant by Shepherd Express, Milwaukee Magazine, and OnMilwaukee.com.

Milwaukee, WI 53204

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Davians

Davians has catered and hosted events in the Milwaukee Metro area for 60 years. The company has grown to now supply fresh, locally-sourced products for corporate dining rooms and cafés, coffee machines, vending machines, and micro markets as well as catering events. Davians operates the full-service Menomonee Falls Event and Conference Center that can accommodate several hundred guests. The facility features beautiful landscaped outdoors, dance floors, dressing rooms, Wi-Fi, advanced audio-visual equipment, and more amenities.

Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

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Dr. Dawg

Dr. Dawg is a casual dining restaurant in the greater Milwaukee area serving high-quality comfort food made from fresh ingredients. The restaurant specializes in hot dogs, burgers, Italian beef, hand-cut fries, and gluten-free options. Customers can order a variety of catering packages, from made-to-order delivery to a restaurant party with seating for up to 150 people.

Glendale, WI 53217

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Emerald City Catering

Emerald City Catering specializes in lunch and dinner deliveries as well as full-service event catering in the Milwaukee Metro area. Known for Big Boss Sauce, the caterer offers a diverse range of menus for any occasion, including holiday meals, full-service wedding buffets, BBQ and tailgate parties, and Friday Fish Fry. Emerald City Catering won the Thumbtack Best of 2015 and 2016 awards and was voted 2012-2014 in the Top 5 for WISN A-List Best Wedding Caterer.

Milwaukee, WI 53172

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Glorioso’s

Glorioso’s is an Italian market that has served the greater Milwaukee community for the past 70 years. Customers can order catering for pick-up, including antipasti trays, salads, sandwiches, pasta, and desserts. OnMilwaukee.com has recognized Glorioso’s as Milwaukee’s Best Deli for several years in a row. Customers highly recommend Glorioso’s for its delicious food and a wide selection of Italian specialties.

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Larry’s Market

Larry’s Market is a specialty food shop and caterer based in the greater Milwaukee area. The market has catering menus for breakfast, brown bag lunch, summer picnic and BBQ, appetizer trays, dinner entrees, and desserts. For large events, Customers can request delivery, setup, and staffing as well as linens, tableware, tables, chairs, and tents. Other options available are full bar setup and coffee service.

Milwaukee, WI 53209

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Lee John’s Catering

Lee John’s Catering specializes in fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients for events in the greater Milwaukee area. The catering company serves events of all sizes with several menu options, from plated dinners, to buffets or international stations. Co-owner Louie Danegelis is a certified Chef Educator and has won multiple awards, including Milwaukee’s Chef of the Year. Lee John’s is a member of the National Association of Catering Executives.

Wauwatosa, WI 53186

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Marcus Restaurant Group

Marcus Restaurant Group has over 50 years of experience in Milwaukee’s restaurant industry. Marcus owns restaurants, lounges, and catering services in the Midwest and other locations across the U.S. from coast to coast. Past catering events included Summerfest at the Milwaukee Amphitheater, IndyFest at the Milwaukee Mile, and the Milwaukee Air & Water Show. The Marcus catering services also handle family reunions, picnics, bridal showers, and corporate retreats with a variety of event venues and catering menus.

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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North Star Catering

North Star Catering started as the North Star American Bistro and Milwaukee Ale House in the greater Milwaukee area. These restaurants began the catering service to meet the growing demand for their food sent in large takeout orders or cooked on-site for events. North Star Catering provides high-quality food and service for weddings, fundraisers, corporate events, in-home dinners, holiday parties, and more. Customers can fully customize both the menu and staffing for each event.

Brookfield, WI 53045

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Ono Kine Grindz

Ono Kine Grindz is a Hawaiian deli and market based in the Milwaukee Metro area. Ono Kine Grindz also caters for events with 10-100 people, including full menu, setup, and teardown. For weddings, the catering service offers friendly staff, coffee service, place settings, and wedding cakes. Past customers praise Ono Kine Grindz for easy ordering, affordable prices, and delicious flavors.

Wauwatosa, WI 53213

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Skyline Catering

Skyline Catering has served Milwaukee-area clients since 1997. The caterers have built a client list of over 300 corporate businesses and numerous private individuals, working with any size of event or budget. Skyline Catering offers menus for appetizers, breakfast, lunch and dinner, desserts, beverages, picnics, and prides itself on customizing and creating any menu requested by clients. Customers praise the catering company for attention to detail, friendly staff, and impressive food.

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Streetza

Streetza is a pizza food truck that has served the Milwaukee area since 2009. Known for creative toppings, the popular pizza company has earned national recognition and awards. Streetza caters for company lunches, private parties, and weddings. Past catering clients have included Google, JC Penney, and Honda. The catering packages offer pizzas baked on-site and optional drinks, desserts, garlic bread, salads, lasagna, meatballs, and multiple kinds of pasta.

Milwaukee, WI 53227

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The Packing House

The Packing House is a family-owned Milwaukee restaurant founded over 40 years ago. The menu includes specialties such as Garlic Stuffed Filet, Steak au Poivre, Bar-B-Que Ribs, and Friday Fish Fry. The Packing House won Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2013 and 2014. The restaurant accommodates groups of up to 100 people in the semi-private banquet room for business meetings, wedding rehearsals, and more. Customers can also order a diverse range of party platters for off-site events.

Milwaukee, WI 53207

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The Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar

The Pasta Tree Restaurant & Wine Bar has served the greater Milwaukee area for over 32 years. The award-winning restaurant has been voted several years Milwaukee’s Most Romantic Restaurant and Best Italian Food. The Pasta Tree hosts private parties, weddings, and rehearsal dinners. Guests can reserve three different rooms. Off-site catering is also available.

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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The Pizza Shuttle

The Pizza Shuttle is a locally-owned restaurant that has served the greater Milwaukee area since 1985. The restaurant offers dine-in, carryout, delivery, and catering options. The Pizza Shuttle has won several Best of Milwaukee awards, including Best Delivery/Take-out Menu, Best Cheap Eats, and Best Pizza. Pizza Today also recognized The Pizza Shuttle for Independent Pizzeria of the Year in 2009. Besides Pizza, the restaurant also serves subs, pasta, ribs, seafood, and burgers.

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Trattoria di Carlo

Trattoria di Carlo is a family-run Italian restaurant offering catering and private dining services in the Milwaukee Metro area. Catering packages include by-the-pan, full service, gourmet service stations, cookouts, and in flight. Other optional services are linens, full-service bar, tents, tables, chairs, and chocolate fountains. Past customers highly recommend Trattoria di Carlo for delicious food and helpful service that exceeds expectations.

Oak Creek, WI 53154

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