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Ethiopian Cottage Restaurant

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1824 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1708
414-224-5226
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12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
unique experience

Very much enjoyed trying a new type of food. We were full after having one of the combination platters. The traditional way of eating the food is with your hands so be prepared.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2014
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very much enjoyed trying a new type of food. We were full after having one of the combination platters. The traditional way of eating the food is with your hands so be prepared.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

You like adventurous dining and eating with your hands? Want some vegetarian food that is not a Boca Burger? Go here! Pleasant, quiet on a Wednesday night, this "family style dining" is a feast! You use the spongy bread to pinch up your food. Mild to wild they can suit the taste of your choosing, including beef, chicken, seafood and... More 

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

First, everything in the restaurant was spotless, from the glassware to the (older) restrooms. The server was attentive and we chose a meat dish and a vegetarian dish to try. The dishes were brought on top of the Ethiopian soft flat bread that is used to eat the meal, although they would bring you flatware if requested. There were extra... More 

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Houston, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I went to this restaurant last week when was in MKE. I was initially going to go to the Thai restaurant next door, but it was just doing take outs after 8:30pm. I went into the cottage and was greeted by a very gracious host. We ordered the veggie platter and ybeg tids( lamb cooked with onions and spices). Overall,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Ethiopian cottage down on the East Side offers a variety of Ethiopian dishes at decent prices. Plenty of meat and vegetarian choices. The service has been slow at times, but overall the food has been delicious. Give it a try!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012 via mobile

We continue to come back for this very authentic cuisine. Their food and presentation is always great. The injera bread makes eating their dishes very enjoyable and we find it a joy to bring friends for their very first try at eating the traditional way.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

My husband and I hadn't eaten Ethiopian food since Mama Desta's (in Chicago) ages ago. I had forgotten how really tasty Ethiopian cuisine can be. We were seated at one of the small central wicker tables and immediately given a menu. I asked lots of questions and the server (dressed in traditional clothes) was very friendly and helpful. We ordered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2008

I love this place. The staff is so friendly and there's a ton of tasty veggie dishes!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1824 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1708
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: 414-224-5226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?