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Ilija's Place

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3701 E Squire Ave, Cudahy, WI 53110
(414) 727-5885
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
So sad....this wonderful restaurant closed a couple years ago.

Family friendly style was Ilija's style made to order for our small group with reasonable prices. So sad they had to close as this was truly one of those hidden neighborhood gems. Still dreaming of their braised lamb. Bye. You've been missed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 10, 2014
CzechMate2010
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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275 reviews 275 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Family friendly style was Ilija's style made to order for our small group with reasonable prices. So sad they had to close as this was truly one of those hidden neighborhood gems. Still dreaming of their braised lamb. Bye. You've been missed.

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Wi
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This place is no longer in business,but was a very nice place . Owner of building raised the rent too high and they could not afford it any longer

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milwaukee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

After many years Ilija had a landlord change. It seems the new landlord only cares about money, she increased the rent to the point that Ilija and his lovley wife were not able to remain there. Imagine pushing such a great business out of your door... Ilija's Place closed this fall and Cudahy and all Southeastern Wisconsin will miss them.... More 

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milwaukee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

THE BEST sarma, venison goulash and lamb shank in town, not to mention all the Serbian specialties! My husband and I have taken many friends and family members there over the past 3 years and worked our way through the entire menu...everything is amazing! We've never been disappointed. Ilija is warm and welcoming and very charming as is his handsome... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

As a change from regular menu fare, we decided to eat at this Croation restaurant. It is a very distinctive menu in a totally European atmosphere. I pointed to the special because I couldn't pronounce it. Service was efficient and food quite tasty.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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80 reviews 80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

We have been going to Ilija's for dinner for at least 8 years. We absolutely it!!! The family who own it are amazing. Ilija is such a pleasant host. He always makes sure we are well taken care of. His son,Neven, is equally welcoming and friendly. Georgia, the beautiful wife of Ilija, is an extraordinary cook. Her food is always... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

After driving 400 miles to Milwaukee and being distracted and upset by a problem with our car, my wife and I arrived at Ilija's last Saturday evening. We were greeted by Ilija (and his wife and son) like old friends an quickly offered some libation to smooth our ruffled feathers. Ilija has a full service bar that has some Serbian/European... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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120 reviews 120 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2010

The walls of this establishment are embellished with a host of Serbian art, artifacts and nostagia. One gets a wonderful feel of the history of Serbia: their colorful culture and pride. The owners are warm, friendly, and extremely accommodating. This is a typical family enterprise, and there is no doubt that they pour their souls into the restaurant. The food... More 

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2010

This was a surprise that was just delightful. The people are great and so is the food. You really can't beat the ethnic flavor and the warmth with which you are treated. The Serbian Tea (tea with honey and plum brandy with some spices) is a wonderful way to warm up on a cold Milwaukee day. I couldn't rave enough... More 

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USA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2009

Located on a side-street in residential Cudahy, Ilija's Place is a family affair. The father and son team treat you like guests in their own home. There is a well stocked bar and a nice menu. The food is home cooked Serbian. It was all outstanding. Especially good was the Sarma (Cabbage Rolls) and the Paprikash. Also, be sure to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3701 E Squire Ave, Cudahy, WI 53110
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Cudahy
  • Phone Number: (414) 727-5885

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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