[UPDATED August 27, 2018]

For years, I have heard people say that Mequon needs more restaurants.  Heck, I have said that also.

However, in reality, I doubt there is another community our size with so many restaurants. Here is the list I put together of places to eat. The list excludes our four grocery store delis, two private country clubs and gas stations like KwikTrip that sell sandwiches. Of course, we can always use more!

  1. Café 1505
  2. Café Hollander
  3. Chancery Pub & Restaurant
  4. China Buffet
  5. Colectivo Coffee
  6. Crave
  7. Culver’s
  8. Dairy Queen
  9. Dominoe’s Pizza
  10. Einstein Bros Bagels
  11. Ferrante’s
  12. Fiddleheads
  13. Finn McGoo’s
  14. First Watch
  15. Harvey’s Central Grill
  16. Highland House
  17. Hong Anh Palace
  18. Jimmy Johns
  19. Jodi’s 19th Tee at Mee-kwon Park
  20. Joey Gerard’s Mequon
  21. Landmark
  22. Laura’s Donges Bay Clubhouse
  23. Leonardo’s Pizza Parlour
  24. Libby Montana
  25. Mama Mia’s
  26. McDonald’s
  27. Mequon Pizza Company
  28. Midori
  29. Nines American Bistro
  30. Noodles & Company
  31. Panera Bread
  32. Pizza Hut/Wing Street
  33. Range Line Inn
  34. Ruby Tap
  35. Smitty’s on the Edge
  36. Sobelmans Pub N Grill Mequon
  37. Spanky’s Hideaway
  38. Starbucks
  39. Subway
  40. Taco Bell
  41. The Fox Den
  42. Vietnamese Noodles
  43. Wooden Goose Café
  44. Yummy’s
  45. Zaffiro’s
  46. Zarletti

Additionally, Thiensville has another 10 places:

  1. Cheel, The
  2. Chuck’s Place
  3. Cousin’s
  4. Downtown Pizza
  5. East Sun Chinese Restaurant
  6. Falafel Guys
  7. Fiddleheads
  8. Prime Minister Family Restaurant
  9. Remington’s River Inn
  10. Skippy’s Sports Pub

The variety is fairly extraordinary: fine dining, family, sports bar, and fast food places.  Note also that only about 20% of these restaurants are national chains.

Mequon and Thiensvile collectively have about 27,000 people, and there are 56 places to eat (excluding the four grocery store delis, two country clubs and KwikTrip). That means there is about one restaurant for every 500 people.

Plus, the following additional restaurants have been announced for the Mequon Town Center, all in the Spur 16 development:

  1. St. Paul Fish Company
  2. Beans & Barley
  3. Bavette
  4. Café Corazon
  5. Anodyne Coffee
  6. Purple Door Ice Cream

Plus, Spur 16 expects several more restaurants for its city market, and the developers of the Foxtown development expect to have two or three restaurants.

Bon Appetit.

(Please let me know if I missed any.)


  1. Hi John,

    I’m one of your neighbors in Brighton Ridge. I live at the corner of Daventry and Bennington and back up to Swan Road.

    There’s Papa Murphy’s Pizza over by Panera.


    On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 2:00 AM, Mequon Common Council, District 4 wrote:

    > John Wirth posted: “For years, I have heard people say that Mequon needs > more restaurants. Heck, I have said that also. However, in reality, I > doubt there is another community our size with so many restaurants. Here is > the list I put together of places to eat. The list exc” >

    1. I love Pappa Murphy’s; however, I did not include it because the product is cooked at home.

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