[UPDATED August 26, 2019]

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 places to eat. Here is the list I put together (let me know if I missed any). I originally published this list in April of 2017, and this is the second time I have updated it. 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. Anodyne Coffee
  2. Bavette La Boucherie
  3. Beans & Barley
  4. Bowls
  5. Café 1505
  6. Café Corazon
  7. Café Hollander
  8. Chancery Pub & Restaurant
  9. China Buffet
  10. Colectivo Coffee
  11. Crave
  12. Culver’s
  13. Dairy Queen
  14. Dominoe’s Pizza
  15. Einstein Bros Bagels
  16. Ferrante’s
  17. Fiddleheads
  18. First Watch
  19. Happy Dough Lucky
  20. Harvey’s Central Grill
  21. Highland House
  22. Hong Anh Palace
  23. Jimmy Johns
  24. Jodi’s 19th Tee at Mee-kwon Park
  25. Landmark
  26. Leonardo’s Pizza Parlour
  27. Libby Montana
  28. McDonald’s
  29. Mequon Pizza Company
  30. Mr. B’s
  31. Nines American Bistro
  32. Noodles & Company
  33. Panera Bread
  34. Pizza Hut/Wing Street
  35. Purple Door Ice Cream
  36. Range Line Inn
  37. Ruby Tap
  38. St. Paul’s Fish Market
  39. Santorini Grill
  40. Screaming Tuna
  41. Sobelmans Pub N Grill Mequon
  42. Spanky’s Hideaway
  43. Starbucks
  44. Subway
  45. Taco Bell
  46. The Fox Den
  47. Vietnamese Noodles
  48. Wooden Goose Café
  49. Yummy’s
  50. Zaffiro’s
  51. Zarletti

Additionally, Thiensville has another 10 places:

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

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

Mequon and Thiensvile collectively have about 27,000 people, and there are 61 places to eat (excluding the four grocery store delis, two country clubs and KwikTrip). That means there is about one restaurant for every 440 people.

Plus, the Foxtown development will soon have a couple of places to eat.

Bon Appetit.

(Please let me know if I missed any.)

Mark Your Calendar: Taste of Mequon, September 9, 2017


The Mequon Festivals Committee brings us the 5th annual Taste of Mequon. The event will again be held in the street in front of City Hall and will run from noon until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017. There will be at least 12 food and beverage vendors, three bands, and seven artists/craftsmen.

The fabulous, hard-working committee includes Vanessa Nerbun, Chair; Suzanne Dorszynski; Kirsten Hildebrand; Bridget King; Allen McIlwraith; Linda Jarman; Lina Prosser; and Melissa Suring.

Music Performances By

Sawdust Symphony Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Danny Miller Band – 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Lovin Kind – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Featured Food & Beverage Vendors
the cheel
Falafel Guys
Jimmy the Popcorn Man
Joey Gerard’s
Leonardo’s Pizza Parlor
Mequon Chancery
The Ruby Tap
Shully’s Cuisine and Events
The Stilt House
Thiensville-Mequon Lions Club
Wok on the Street
Yellow Bellies


C Squared Wood Products by Brendan & Cathy Curran
Catatonic Designs – Jewelry by Deborah Dunn
Chalkboard Kitchen by Therese Nelson
Flissart – Caricaturist – David Fliss
Hand Knitted Accessories by Lana Voskoboynik
Lauren Van Krey – Acrylic Paint
PopDesigns – Jewelry by Jane Kraemer

Other Participants

Jonathan Clark House Museum
The Feed Bag Pet Supply Co.
Wild Tree (Natural & Organic Spices)

Mequon: A City of Restaurants, Part II

Mequon has an amazing number and variety of restaurants. That was the theme of my last post.  However, one person told met his evening that she believes I said there are too many restaurants.  I do not read it that way. In fact, having read it again, I cannot see how anyone might interpret it that way.

Howwever, to be clear, I hope that our restaurant options keep expanding. People benefit from greater options. Additionally, the restaurants in a community typically derive a benefit when a community becomes a dining destination..

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