Many iconic American foods owe thanks to the immigrants who brought them to our country, and the bratwurst is a perfect example. Originating in Germany in the 1300s, bratwurst is traditionally made from veal, pork or beef and is named for the German "brat" meaning finely chopped meat and "wurst" meaning sausage. With its large number of German settlers, it's no surprise that Wisconsin embraces this delicious sausage including the version created in-state, the beer brat.
We asked readers to help us find the best bratwurst in Wisconsin, and for the past four weeks, they've been voting daily for their favorites. The results are in!
The top 10 winners in the category Best Bratwurst in Wisconsin are as follows:
- Usinger's - Milwaukee
- OSS Madison - Madison
- Brat House Grill - Wisconsin Dells
- The Vanguard - Milwaukee
- Charcoal Inn South - Sheboygan
- Bunzel's Old-Fashioned Meat Market - Milwaukee
- Old German Beer Hall - Milwaukee
- Milwaukee Brat House - Milwaukee
- Über Tap Room and Cheese Bar - Milwaukee
- Von Trier - Milwaukee
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Daniel Higgins (USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin) and The Gouda Girls: Tina and Katherine were chosen based on their knowledge of the Wisconsin food scene.
Other nominated restaurants included Brat Stop in Kenosha, Estabrook Beer Garden in Milwaukee, Horse & Plow in Kohler, Karl's Country Market in Menomonee Falls, Kegel's Inn in Milwaukee, OB's Brau Haus in Appleton, The Old Fashioned in Madison, Otto's Beer & Brat Garden in Minocqua, State Street Brats in Madison and Weissgerber's Gasthaus in Waukesha.
Congratulations to all our winners!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo