Historic Third Ward Food Tour

Milwaukee Food & City Tours

Zerve Seller: MKEFoodTours
Activity #1677
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  202 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
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
Rating and reviews for:

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
Fantastic Tour Guide And Tour
Tue, Sep 8, 15   6:00 PM 1649147-terryg52 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We felt that our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We received much more history than we had expected. Food was delicious and portions were generous. We actually could not finish it all. Would definitely recommend this tour and guide...we were impressed.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours responded:
We always appreciate these kids of reviews, thank you! Another amazing tour is our Old World Third route in Milwaukee's German neighborhood. The sausage, beer and cheese will leave your mind and tummy satisfied. Hope to see you there!
Rating: 4
Great tour guide, could have more wine/beer
Mon, Aug 31, 15   11:30 AM 1669746-howray Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Juliette was our guide and she was great! Very knowledgeable and informative. She made all of us feel welcome, and 4 of our group where from 2 different states. Based on what I had read on-line I was under the impression we would get more beer/wine than what we did. We only got beer at Swig, water at every place but the Italian deli, where water would have been helpful based on the food. The food was very good with one exception, Swig. It was beef on a skewer, which was mostly over cooked, some dipping sauce may have helped it. All in all, the 4 of us really enjoyed the tour and I have been recommending it to everyone I tell about it. We would be most interested in trying another tour.
Milwaukee Food & City Tours responded:
Thank you for the detailed review. We appreciate your feedback and will look into the issues you brought up. The Third Ward route has less drinks offered than some of our other routes. Our most popular tour with drinks included would be our Historic Bar tour. We drive you around town in our big green bus, while sharing history and stopping at the oldest bars in town. There is a drink offered at every stop and we serve a few snacks along the way. We hope you and your friends try us again!
Rating: 5
Great time
Fri, Aug 28, 15   6:00 PM 1670881-davidgeise Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
It was our first time visiting Milwaukee and the tour was a great way to experience the city. We enjoyed traveling in a group and learning the history of the city. Our tour guide, Tyler, did a wonderful job. If we ever travel to Milwaukee again I would definitely schedule another tour!
Milwaukee Food & City Tours responded:
Thanks for letting MFTs show you our awesome city! We are glad to hear you had a great time. Next time you are in town I would suggest our Historic Bar tour. This is a bus tour (year round) and we take you to four of Milwaukee's oldest watering holes. Non alcoholic drinks and food is also provided. We hope you join us again and thanks for the great review!
Rating: 5
Fun Experience!
Fri, Aug 21, 15   6:00 PM 1673431-tgrashid Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
My husband had purchased tickets for the Third Ward Walking Food tour for our date night. Kim, our guide, was very entertaining, infusing her humor with fun facts about the Third Ward and her experiences as a teacher. She was very accommodating and attentive to my food limitations (Gluten Free). I was thankful that each restaurant was able to offer an alternative to the food being served( but I have to say that after my second salad in a row, I couldn't look at any more lettuce. When Kim announced that I was supposed to have salad #3 at Bugsy's I was thrilled that it was only the Deli meat with Gardinera. Kim apologized profusely but I told her that another salad would have put me into lettuce coma!) Since I wasn't the person who purchased the tickets, I'm not sure if this is an option when purchasing the tour packages but it would be helpful to inform the guide as well as the participating restaurants in advance of any food allergies or limitations so that there might be some variety for those of us who can't eat foods containing wheat. While I would certainly recommend this tour to others, I would probably not participate in another tour because of the limited GF options. Thanks for a fun evening!!
Rating: 5
Great Tour
Fri, Aug 21, 15   6:00 PM 1670431-rie429 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Kim was great! The experience exceeded my expectations
Rating: 5
Had a great time
Fri, Aug 21, 15   6:00 PM 1659187-2fundir Male 40-49 Local Other
Kim was awesome. Had an enjoyable time and well fed. Will be doing the Bloody Mary tour next.
Rating: 5
I'm so glad we did this!
Fri, Aug 21, 15   6:00 PM 1670869-sarahlawless Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Kim, our guide, was wonderful. She was fun, funny, knowledgeable about the area, and very personable (so she got the group relaxed and enjoying each others' company). I absolutely love food, and there was a good variety of deliciousness with special local charm. I was expecting good food. What I was not expecting were the interesting locations! Cheese curds (which I was told to try locally, glad they were on the tour) with a beer, giant Jenga games and ping pong? What fun! Sneaking in the back alley of a speakeasy with a fake apartment facade? I never would have even heard of it. Thanks for giving me a taste of this town. It was great.
Rating: 5
Saved the best for last
Tue, Aug 18, 15   6:00 PM 1060383-KathyCar Male 60-69 Local Other
All of the food was wonderful. The walk was a little challenging for me. It seemed we walked further than would have been necessary. Back and forth a bit.
Rating: 3
Night Out
Tue, Aug 18, 15   6:00 PM 1479234-kreilpa Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Evening walk around Third Ward. Good food samples at all restaurants (we had been to all of them previously on our own). Our Food Tour Guide was pleasant, shared facts of the area, always checked to make sure food was to our liking, and gave enough time at each stop. Description of the Historic Third Ward Food Tour on line led us to believe there would be some beer pairings/samples with our food. Therefore, we did not order additional beverages thinking some would be served with our food at least at some of the stops. We did ask our guide who commented that some of the restaurants do share beer as well, yet we still did not receive any on this tour. So a bit misleading we felt. Better tour for those who do not know/frequent the Third Ward. Met travelers from Great Britain making a stop in Milwaukee who seemed to enjoy; we gave them additional tour ideas for their next day. A pleasant evening out with friends.
Rating: 5
Walking tour through revitalized 3rd Ward
Mon, Aug 17, 15   11:30 AM 1662684-Luckeysgirl Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was a well planned walking tour through the historical 3rd Ward, Millwaukee. The 3rd Ward consists of revitalized shops, restaurants, art galleries, converted loft apartments and unique coffee shops. Very interesting, informative tour led by a tour guide who loves her city. Definitely worth the time and cost.