Miss Katie’s Diner

Miss Katie's Diner

About Miss Katie’s Diner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, another food writer proclaimed, “Expect to find everything but the Fonz in this nostalgic greasy spoon.” I beg to differ. We found the Fonz, Marilyn, Elvis, and James Dean (to name a few). Where else in Milwaukee can you step through a door and immediately find yourself smack-dab in the 1950s? And melodies of Johnny Cash and Fatz Domino streaming from a real old-fashioned juke box?

Miss Katie’s has bar seating, shuffle board, and a pull-handle cigarette dispenser. They serve greasy (and not so greasy) food on no-frills flat wear. People don’t come to Miss Katie’s for the fine china—they want eggs, black coffee, and a couple square feet of counter to read the newspaper. We didn’t have kid’s menus at Miss Katie’s, but do you really need a special sheet to order a jumbo cinnamon role?

Off street parking is easy at Miss Katie’s Diner. In a less dense area of down-town, you can enjoy views of the skyline from a slight distance. Other people like The Food Network and The Rachel Ray Show have featured Miss Katie’s—no biggie!

Did the Fonz eat here?

Did the Fonz eat here?


About the Author

Julie Henning
Julie Henning is a freelance writer and journalist based out of Eugene, Oregon. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and owner of the family-travel website RoadTripsForFamilies.com. She is a recent past member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association and the Association for Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. Julie is the Oregon Coast destination specialist for Bindu Media, an itinerary-focused website launching in Spring 2016 and featuring the work of 200+ professional, indie travel writers. Julie has been published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin State Journal, The Daily Journal (Kankakee, Illinois), the Rochester Post Bulletin, Wisconsin Natural Resources (DNR) Magazine, Sustainable Chicago Magazine, Group Tour Magazine, Student Group Tour Magazine, Silent Sports Magazine, Intercom Magazine, Roadtrippers.com, and FTF Geocacher Magazine. Julie has appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio, Ohio Public Radio, and KCBX FM Central Coast Radio and is an affiliate producer with the Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, a National Public Radio travel podcast. She has blogged for TravelWisconsin.com, Travel Oregon, and VISIT Milwaukee. Julie travels with her three kids and black lab as much as possible and lives by the motto, "Not all who wander are lost." Check out some of her best work at www.juliehenning.com.