Here are the top ten best places to grab lunch in Green Bay while you’re out and about.
Named after the original home of the Green Bay Packers, Hagemeister Park is one of THE places to grab a meal if you want to get the full Green Bay experience. In the summer, you and your crew can enjoy a gourmet elk burger or an artisan flatbread on the huge outdoor patio overlooking the Fox River and the CityDeck. In the winter, warm up with a signature steak or a reuben in one of the winter igloos inside their heated outdoor canopy!
Not By Bread Alone
Located in Ashwaubenon, just down the road from Lambeau Field, Not By Bread Alone is one of Greater Green Bay’s premier cafes. Everything is made from scratch, from their delicious soups to their beloved sausage bread. Don’t forget to take one of their dessert breads with you to enjoy the next morning! Their Cherry Creme bread is made with Door County cherries and it’s sure to be an instant favorite.
Margarita’s Famous Mexican Food and Cantina
If you love Tex-Mex cuisine, you’re going to love Margarita’s. Their menu includes authentic dishes like pork mole and chile rellenos as well as everyone’s favorites like fish tacos and chicken enchiladas. They also have lots of options for those who would rather have a burger or pizza. Oh, and as you can probably guess, they’re also the go-to place for margaritas. With 30 different flavors to choose from, you’ll be sure to find a new favorite!
Poke the Bear
Located inside of the Historic Hotel Northland in Downtown Green Bay, this elevated sports bar is the perfect lunch spot if you’re looking for locally sourced cuisine with some serious personality. Poke the Bear's all day menu features items like venison nachos and the Poke the Bear Penne Pasta which features bratwurst (of course). Pair your entree with a hand-crafted Old Fashioned for the full Wisconsin experience. You’re on vacation, after all!
If you want to dine in the shadows of Lambeau Field, you will want to make sure you hit up Kroll’s West. It’s a landmark, known both nationally and internationally. Their signature butter burgers (yes, butter burgers) are charcoal grilled, which will give you that tailgate experience... even if it’s not a game day. Take it from a local: add a side of their Wisconsin cheese curds and a cup of homemade chili for a truly unforgettable lunch.
Copper State Brewing Company
If you love sipping a beer with your lunch, you’ll definitely want to stop at Copper State Brewing Company while you’re visiting Green Bay. Their menu is full of unique gastropub favorites like loaded beer cheese fries and woodfired pizzas and they have dozens of beer on tap. When you’re done with lunch, take a tour of the on-site family-owned brewery (appointments are required).
Located in Bellevue, this upscale restaurant specializes in sophisticated comfort food and unique wine options. For lunch, start with an artisan cheese plate (which can be made gluten-free upon request), then dive into one of their bistro plates like the Prosciutto Chicken or the Lobster and Seafood Mac & Cheese. Pair your meal with a cocktail from their extensive menu or an obscure wine and enjoy a nice midday break at A’Bravo Bistro!
Hinterland Brewery is located in the Titletown District across from Lambeau Field. Their main Beer Hall is modeled after a German bräuhaus with an urban twist. Here, you can enjoy contemporary American dishes and hand-crafted beer, which is all brewed on site. If you’re feeling adventurous, head to the High Gravity Test Kitchen on the second floor, where you can try some of their more innovative flavor pairings and chef-inspired experiments!
Looking for a casual lunch in Green Bay? If you’re the type of person who believes that the best food can be found in the most unassuming places, you are going to love Al’s Hamburgers. This tiny diner opened in 1934 and has been a local favorite ever since. Lunch is their specialty, and you’ll find them serving up classic burgers, milkshakes, and of course, Wisconsin cheese curds five days a week (they are closed on Monday and Tuesday).
There’s nothing like a fresh, warm pita piled high with seasoned meat, all the toppings, and of course, a generous drizzle of refreshing Tzatziki sauce. Our stomachs are rumbling just writing about it! Gyro Kabobs is the best place to grab a traditional Greek lunch. Be sure to add on some Greek egg rolls, which is traditional Spanakopita filling in an egg roll wrapper. They’re open weekdays at 11:00am and they’re in West De Pere near St. Norbert’s College.
So, is your stomach rumbling yet? If so, it’s time to start planning your next adventure in Greater Green Bay!