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Comet Cafe

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Lower East Side
American, Grill, Diner
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1947 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1409
414-273-7677
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10:30 am - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri 10:30 am - 2:30 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Interesting place, with some killer food.

I had only enough time in Milwaukee for one meal, and fortunately I ended up eating at Comet Café. I was with 3 other people and we all had really outstanding food. I personally at the philly, and loved it. The service was pretty good too. I would say the atmosphere could use a little work, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Vanessa G
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I had only enough time in Milwaukee for one meal, and fortunately I ended up eating at Comet Café. I was with 3 other people and we all had really outstanding food. I personally at the philly, and loved it. The service was pretty good too. I would say the atmosphere could use a little work, but overall, I really... More 

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|Wisconsin Rapids, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My wife and I recently visited The Comet Cafe based on the reviews here on Tripadvisor. We went on a Friday night arriving about 6:30 and were greeted and seated promptly. At first glance, it is a funky, fun kind of place. They have a wide variety of beers available but unfortunately for my wife, no Malibu rum. I did... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great eats in a kitchy, busy, humming with life and fun atmosphere. We had a couple of really good sandwiches, accompanied by really, really good fries which were the longest and thinnest I've ever seen. Pretty unique. We also scored with the spicy corn chowder soup that was offered that day...super tasty. This place is BUSY! We were there on... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice server, but it took almost an hour for my client and I to be served - and we just ordered salads. The ginger dressing was great - but I had to eat it from the takeaway container.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Best time to get in, is waiting for them to open & even then, there's a line, but well worth the wait... Have a Bloody Mary w/ Miller chaser, while you wait! they are wonderful.. Food is very good.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Such great food here and fantastic service! If you are ever in Milwaukee you must go here either for breakfast or lunch or dinner. It won't matter. You will not be disappointed.

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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I can understand why Guy F digs this place. It plays hard rock (I think) at the background. Servers wear tattoos and/or face rings. And yet they are warm and friendly. The place gets crowded so prepare to wait for an open table. Meat and eggs taste good and the iced tea cools down the hot summer day. I enjoyed... More 

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Paris, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We ate here with friends expecting an over the top TA experience. We were seated promptly and our orders placed shortly thereafter. That's when the service stopped. We had to asked twice to have our drinks refilled. I had the turkey (interesting and tasty) the other 3 had sandwiches. One trip here was enough for us.

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Sterling, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It was great. The turkey entree was unbelievable. We shared it with everyone at the table. The place was clean and the service was very good. Prices were so fair. Our group of five ate for under 60.00 bucks

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

When I want to have a laid back meal at a cool restaurant on the east side, this is one of my best options. Nothing about Comet is too high strung at all (which is awesome). Its half bar, and the interior is very east-sidey. I come here for breakfast all the time (the rocket platter is awesome, and so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1947 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1409
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: 414-273-7677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Grill, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?