Germantown’s eclectic medley of specialty and antique shops, major retail chains and delicious eateries attract shoppers and diners from all over the area.
Both Mequon Road, home to the modern Markt Platz, and Main Street Germantown are lined by a number of distinct local merchants. Mequon Road is characterized by a unique European environment, as is the Main Street district, which displays traditional German fachwerk architecture. Shoppers looking for more well-known retailers regularly hit both County Line Road and Appleton Avenue. In addition to these sites, be sure to make a stop at the seasonal Germantown Farmers’ Market at Germantown Center Mall. The market, which is full of fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods and more, runs from early May through October.
After finding that perfect gift or everyday necessity, take a seat at one of the area’s many restaurants. Within a 20-minute radius of Germantown are more than 50 places to eat. Diners have the choice of a variety of environs—from casual pubs and grilles to fancier fine dining establishments—and the menus are just as wide-ranging. Pizza, pasta, seafood, hamburgers, salads, soups and tasty ethnic fare are among the many delectable choices. The area also offers charming coffeehouses and fast-food places for the diner on the go.