Fall Food Favorites


Every season has its own flavors and fall in Middleton is not without its charms. From delicious hand-dipped caramel apples to hilariously decorated donuts to nostalgic comfort food, fall is a time to embrace the flavors.

Fall brews

Head to Middleton’s award-winning Capital Brewery to sample an Oktoberfest — the mother of all seasonal beers. The brewery’s version has a fiery amber hue with rich malty overtones that deliciously dominate the flavor. You’ll also find Autumnal Fire while supplies last. Enjoy a pint in the Bier Garten — the outdoor space is social distanced, welcomes leashed dogs (during non-event nights) and all are welcome to bring in carryout from one of Middleton’s 70-plus restaurants.

Hidden Cave Cidery is local spot to find Wisconsin-made hard ciders on tap and for sale. This cidery opened in 2021 by a Middleton local. Its seasonal patio is also dog-friendly.

Pumpkin spice lattes, pastries and more await at one of our many coffee shops. Check out Grace Coffee Co. downtown and its seasonal pastries and drinks, as well as Barriques — the maple pumpkin latte and hot apple cider are a must, or order a beautiful, warm breakfast at Prairie Café & Bakery on Pheasant Branch Road.

Seasonal desserts

For something on the sweeter side, we invite you to try apple cider donuts and caramel apples from Clasen’s European Bakery; take-and-bake cinnamon rolls and nine kinds of pie from Hubbard Avenue Diner; and cinnamon stick, pumpkin, and snap-O-lantern ice cream from Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream.

Sweet & savory in a jar

Take home a souvenir unlike any other with one of the National Mustard Museum’s fall favorites, Butternut Mountain Sweet Maple Mustard, Bayfield Apple Mustard, Dr. Pete’s Praline Mustard Glaze, Ole Ray’s Apple/Cinnamon BBQ sauce, and Stonewall Kitchen Fig & Walnut Butter.

Comfort fall favorites

Bite into a savory aged steak at Ruth’s Chris Steak House or a warm and comforting Italian homestyle dish at Villa Dolce, or enjoy a popular Wisconsin fish fry at Free House Pub, Mid Town Pub or 1847 at Stamm House with gooey fried cheese curds. Looking for a popular comfort dish? Hubbard Avenue Diner serves up fried chicken, meatloaf and more of your favorites.

Cozy up

When those chilly fall evenings arrive, cozy up to a fire pit at Longtable Beer Cafe and dig into a delicious burger and frites, or go across the street and indulge in one of Grape Water Wine Bar’s 15 wines on tap while enjoying the crisp autumn air outside alongside a warm heat lamp.

There is a much to be enjoyed in Middleton — get into the season!

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