F&W Bucket List: Best Summer Restaurants

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Northpoint, Milwaukee

Northpoint is a throwback burger joint run by a serious restaurant group (Joe Bartolotta and Bartolotta Restaurants). Located right on the beach, Northpoint has a clear view of Lake Michigan. "The building had been there for many years," says Bartolotta, "and the county approached us to do something creative with it. Real estate like that doesn't come around often." The venture they came up with has a menu suited to beach visits and picnic tables, including charcoal-grilled burgers and Wisconsin favorites like fried cheddar cheese curds and superlatively creamy frozen custard. Open May through October. northpointcustard.com

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