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Three Brothers Restaurant

2414 S Saint Clair St, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1928 (Bay View)
(414) 481-7530
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Ranked #25 of 1,393 restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Eastern European
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Bay View
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Bay View
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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162 reviews 162 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We walk in and the place is almost empty and we had to wait 10 minutes to get a drink order in as one server who was standing there was "in training" mode only. So, we had to wait for the one harried server to just get our drink order in and once that minor hiccup was over things were... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

OK, so I'm not Serbian, but I left thinking this place is the real deal. It's a neighborhood place, but not hard to find. The menu sure looks authentic. We had never heard of burek before, but my husband ordered it because it was the house specialty. It is made to order, and it does take upwards of an hour... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Hands down one of the best meals I've ever had. The burek is a must. It takes 45-60 minutes to make you can call ahead so they can start it early but for sure worth the wait. I got the goulash and the meat melted in my mouth. Meals are $20-40 a little pricey for me but so happy I... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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134 reviews 134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My wife and I just had dinner at Three Brothers and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was fun to try a new type of cuisine, and everything we had was very well done. I had a cheese and spinach burek, and it was great. It was hot, fresh, tasty and huge. I stuffed myself and could only finish half, but I'm... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Great food - made from scratch, traditional taste of the Balkans, delicious, enormous portions. Excellent service. Be advised that usually the prep of the entrees takes about an hour. You may call in advance and order - so that when you get there it will be ready for you. They don't take credit cards. Make sure to have cash. We... More

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Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

By far the best meal in the area and it never disappoints. Don't forget to order the house wine and Serbian salad. Burek too! Okay, now I am hungry...time to go back to Three Brothers.

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Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My first meal at Three Brothers was in 1963--50 years ago! I am a second generation customer and have loved it as my parents loved it. We still go for the experience and the food--one of a kind.

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Delaware
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

The food is consistently good after many years and many visits. Burek, goulash and baklava are awesome!

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Austin, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

That's what I felt like the night that I visited Three Brothers. The restaurant is in an older neighborhood south of downtown with lots of bars and restaurants. The building is quaint, and the dining room is pretty small but raucous. Food is filling and delicious, and drinks are mostly Serbian-themed. A couple of reminders: this place is cash-only, so... More

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Vienna
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Balkan food in a wonderful old historic tavern located on the south side of Milwaukee, way off the beaten track. Large portions of very good food, and a superb waitress who had just come back to work after having a baby. It isn't fast food, it is all cooked to order, but they sell reasonable wine by the carafe and... More

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