Historic Third Ward Food Tour

Milwaukee Food & City Tours

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Activity #1677
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  202 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 8 18 0 = 18 100% 4.6
Last 6 months 37 97 0 = 97 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 81 202 0 = 202 100% 4.7
All 451 1,035 15 = 1,020 97% 4.6
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Historic Third Ward Food Tour

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Stroll the Third Ward to visit places like the Public Market, sample delicious foods, and learn about Milwaukee's unique culture.

Rating Date Attended Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Tue, May 12, 15   6:00 PM 1502211-lmolling Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
I did the 3rd ward food tour with my mom as a gift to her for Mothers Day and it was a personal tour for two! We were the only ones! Our tour guide Lee was fantastic and gave us some really interesting history of the city that neither one of us knew about. The stops were great, the food was delicious and the company was wonderful. We are already debating where and when our next tour should be. Thanks for a great evening out on the town! And keep Lee around, he's so charismatic! :)
Rating: 3
Local review, not enough variety/flavor in food.
Sat, May 9, 15   5:00 PM 1498930-muvb14 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I'm a suburbanite who comes down to the third ward a couple times a year. The overall tour itself was good and the tour guide provided some interesting facts about the city and it's food history. The pace and size of the tour was good as well. The food on the tour left something to be desired.

We started out with a chicken noodle soup, which doesn't really stand for anything and kind of had us questioning what type of food tour it was going to be from the get-go. We moved on to a piece of margherita pizza, which was decent, but tasted average when comparing to other margherita pizzas I've had. Next we had a very good steak slider and a beer. This was probably the best "food" of the food tour. Next, we had a chicken shish-kabob with rice at a nice restaurant, but it lacked any memorable flavor. Lastly was a stop for a small scoop of whiskey ice cream, which was ok, but didn't really appeal to me or anyone in my group.

The tour itself moved at a comfortable pace and was informative to the history. It seemed like the restaurants had their most basic dishes prepared and just wanted to move us in and out. It would have been nice to get a 30 second presentation from each restaurant on the dish and why it was special to them. The fact that you couldn't say anything special about the preparation of the dishes served at 2-3 of the places (chicken noodle, pizza, chicken kabob) would cause me to not take a tour again.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours responded:
We appreciate your feedback and thank you for the detailed review of the issues. We are regularly evaluating our routes to find the most cohesive and overall tasty experience. Choosing the food is one of our biggest challenges since we are trying to satisfy so many palettes. We are currently addressing this with our staff and looking for ways to incorporate more unique or localized flavor on the Third Ward route. Thank you again for your feedback!
Rating: 5
Something Unique Even For Locals
Fri, May 1, 15   6:00 PM 1496099-kylemelmer Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I often go on tours when I am vacationing in other cities, but this was a great way to learn more about the history of my own city while enjoying some delicious food as well. Karen was a great guide. We made five stops and the food at each place was delicious. This was a great way for my boyfriend and I to try something unique to celebrate our 5 year dating anniversary.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours responded:
Thanks for sharing your anniversary with us! We have learned so much about our city and love to share it with locals and visitors alike. Maybe for your 10 year anniversary you could try our Walker's Point Dine around. It has lots of gourmet stops at some intimate restaurants perfect for a romantic occasion.
Rating: 5
We really enjoyed the tour - especially our guide
Fri, May 1, 15   6:00 PM 1496417-julieweston Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We really enjoyed the tour - both our guide and the choice in restaurants and food were fantastic. We will look into tours in the future.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours responded:
Glad to hear you enjoyed all aspects of your tour. We believe the guides are just as important as the food in order to lead a fun tour. Though you had fun with Karen, I'd say all of our guides offer something new and exciting in their own way. Another great route for food with seasoned guides would be our Brady Street route. Try it if you like all things yummy!
Rating: 5
Good food - nice riverwalk
Sat, Apr 25, 15   11:30 AM 781375-judithhuck Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
The information (history) of the area was very interesting and even after living here all of my life I learned a few new things! All of the food choices were very good, filling, and tasty. I learned about 3 new places that I had never been to or had never seen before. Great afternoon.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours responded:
Thank you for joining us in the Third Ward. Many of our attendees are from the Milwaukee area so we try to give history that is not as well known. If you enjoyed the history in that neighborhood, try our Old World Third Street tour. Tons of German history and maybe even some hidden gems!
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 11, 15   11:30 AM 1430698-debolson Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
This tour was amazing. We had a wonderful time. The food was exceptional, the experience wonderful and lots of fun and our tour guide was Karen and she was incredibly,professional, knowledgeable and fun. I would highly recommend requesting her for a tour. We were a group of ladies from a book club and we will definitely do another tour with Karen.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours responded:
We are so glad to hear that and we thank you for choosing Milwaukee Food Tours for your book club outing. The Third Ward Tour is one of our most popular but we have plenty to choose from. For your next day trip with friends, check out our Cedarburg Sweets and Treats tour. Sweets, wine and shopping, who could ask for more!
Rating: 5
Unique opportunity
Sat, Apr 11, 15   11:30 AM 1430400-sussexlanni Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We are very lucky to have the capability of enjoying our city through these local tours. This was my second and won't be my last. The guide (Karen) was pleasant and very informative with unusual and interesting city history. The food was outstanding and gave us the opportunity to sample restuarants we may never have gone to otherwise.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours responded:
We also feel lucky that we have people like you who love our city as much as we do! Thank you for coming and for your feedback. All of our guides share a passion for history and Milwaukee has some great stories from the past. Our Old World Third Street tour offers a plethora of info about Milwaukee's German history and food if you like this sort of thing. See you on the Riverwalk!
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 4, 15   11:30 AM 1466846-wisrhino Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The tour guide brought intriguement and passion with each stop on the tour. I learned a lot about the history of Milwaukee I was not aware of before. The guide was engaging and created an atmosphere of fun.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours responded:
We are glad to hear that and thank you for joining us on our Third Ward tour. All of our guides have their own style and we think they are one of the most important elements of our tours. If you liked Robert you should check out our Brady Street route. All of the guides on that route are well versed and have historical and personal stories to share about the neighborhood. We hope you check it out!
Rating: 5
Great outing in Milwaukee
Sat, Mar 28, 15   11:30 AM 1447931-jspoisson Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Four of us did the food tour as part of a birthday weekend, and it was great. Jean was a wonderful guide -- engaged and engaging without being too much. We learned a lot, the food was good, the walk was pleasant and very doable, and it was a great experience to share with friends.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours responded:
We are glad to be included in your birthday plans, thank you for joining us. We agree, Jean is a wonderful guide and one of our most seasoned vets. If you liked the food and walking distance I would suggest the Brady Street tour in the future. Lots of tastes and awesome guides to boot!
Rating: 4
great way to spend a few hours in unfamiliar city
Sat, Mar 28, 15   11:30 AM 1434028-sgardner422 Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
Excellent guide, enthusiastic, friendly, great information. Only criticism is that it could have had a little less time at each stop.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours responded:
Thank you for coming on our tour of the Third Ward. We always appreciate your feedback and like to hear that you enjoyed your guides. If you like the idea of more of a tasting tour with shorter stops, you should try our Cedarburg Sweets and Treats tour this summer. Bring a sweet tooth and an appetite!