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Elsa's on the Park

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833 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-765-0615
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  • 52
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Elsa's on the Park--Good Food--Arrogant Waiter

Decided we all wanted a burger and knew Elsa's would deliver. It had been years since we've been there and knew the food never disappointed. Husband chose the Mac (1/3 lb of meat with cheese, special sauce, lettuce and tomato) $14 and daughter and I decided on just the Cheeseburger (1/4 lb meat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
mints2013
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Last time I was here was 20 years ago!!! It was MUCH better back then! The ambiance is great, but the food selection was weird and didn't match the overall vibe of the place. I ordered the Ahi Tuna, the tuna was the poorest cut I have had next to canned tuna! YUCK!!! Dessert was good, but key lime pie... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wow a wall of moving eyeballs...interesting at first...annoying. ...aggravating.... Service...really slow....nonattentive....slow.... $3 SPLIT plate fee gets you a basket and a few fries...slow to get served....hamburger was good to better...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've been visiting Elsa's since 1985, and it's been a favorite of mine for 30 years. The ambiance, the decor, the location, all these make Elsa's a great place that stands out in Milwaukee. Their Nacho's are the first thing I go for. The Burgers are fantastic and they do a great job with drinks as well.

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Beecher, Illinois
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I'll keep it simple. Pros: Nicely made drinks. Cons: Insanely slow kitchen service, Creepy Rotating Eyeballs, sorry, this isn't LA, Rude Bartenders, sorry, don't give me an attitude if I want a Brandy Alexander.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Decided we all wanted a burger and knew Elsa's would deliver. It had been years since we've been there and knew the food never disappointed. Husband chose the Mac (1/3 lb of meat with cheese, special sauce, lettuce and tomato) $14 and daughter and I decided on just the Cheeseburger (1/4 lb meat with choice of cheddar or colby cheese)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

I love everything about it from the view , the waiters, the food , the waffle fries it was just the right pick for what we needed I was very satisfied and will be going back soon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Can be busy but amazing food not too expensive! Mondays just chicken fyi but you can not go wrong with whatever you order. In past saw some higher profile people there.. must visit!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Milwaukee Magazine said Elsa's had the best grilled cheese in Milwaukee. I personally think Mo's Irish Pub has the best grilled cheese in Milwaukee, but we went to Elsa's to put it to the test. I must say the grilled cheese sandwich at Elsa's is outstanding. The bacon and 4 cheese blend was perfect and the tomato tasted like it... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

After visiting this place numerous times over the years to enjoy the great cocktails, apps and burgers...we came today specifically to try the grilled cheese, and it did NOT disappoint. Super cheesy with perfect slices of tomato and Nueskis awesome bacon. Really really solid sandwich - I'll have it again! Only reason for down- grading to very good.... Noise. Tiny... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you like burgers, Elsa's has some great ones to try. We had a large crowd which did not perplex the staff and we were seated right away. The regular burger with cheese were done exactly as ordered. I had the Greek burger with feta which was also cooked the way it was ordered. What was different was you also... More 

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Additional Information about Elsa's on the Park

Address: 833 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone Number: 414-765-0615
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
Average Prices: USD 5 to 10
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 833 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 414-765-0615

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 to 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Doing business

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