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American, Diner
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Reviewed July 31, 2020

The restaurant has its own free parking lot and there is street parking available. It is a family style diner. The service is fast and friendly and the food is quite good. My breakfast was excellent for a very reasonable price. They are open until...9:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and until 2:30 p.m. the rest of the week. They open at 6:00 a.m. every day.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed October 6, 2019

This is an awesome neighborhood diner. Not much to look at, but friendly and fast service with quite an extensive menu. I went back twice and ordered the same thing both times because, well, I couldn't resist. I had the Ribeye Steak skillet breakfast. First...time was 8:00 p.m. and I was the only person in the restaurant. With such limited clientele, I wondered what I'd get. The dish only cost $12.50 and was loaded with tender and tasty chunks of ribeye (in every bite). Potatoes were grilled with onions and bell peppers to perfection. Topped with grated cheddar cheese and three eggs. Came back again for lunch a few days later (I was staying at the neighboring Ambassador Hotel) and ordered the same thing. Great place. Don't be deterred by the humble decor.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

I like more family or local places then hotel restaurants. This place did not disappoint. The breakfast meal was exceptional. Pancakes were huge! The eggs perfect! The service was awesome. I loved the feeling of a white male eating with latino and African american people...as well. I just felt better as an American in this setting. Not the fanciest but clearly great food!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

Came here for breakfast on a Saturday morning. The portions are huge and came out hot. The coffee is good and your cup is always full. Good quality diner breakfast at a cheap price.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 17, 2019

Great service and huge variety on menu. Pancakes were awesome! Within easy walking distance from the Ambassador hotel. Never have to worry about your coffee cup being empty here!

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 14, 2019

My husband and I were in Milwaukee, WI visiting family and decided to take a drive and find a nice little place to eat at instead of your Denny's or IHOP. We strolled upon Michael's and was so happy that we did. The hostess was...very pleasant and professional and seating us immediately. The breakfast specials were plenty to eat and out of this world, tasted like something my own Grandma would cook. They have great coffee and the staff was so proud to be a citizen of Milwaukee. She could tell that we were from out of town with our Yes Ma'am and Yes Sir and offer us a couple of nice places to visit while we were visiting. Even though I am originally from Milwaukee, WI. It's refreshing to see a server happy at work. It is now my go to place whenever I am in town. Glad we decided to drive around that morning because we found a hidden gem right in the middle of downtown Milwaukee.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Construction on Wisconsin Avenue slowed foot traffic, but there was a still a number of people around noon on a sunny Saturday. The extensive menu has reasonable prices. Sandwiches could be ordered with soup and fries. Breakfast menu is tempting too. I ordered the fruit...salad and was pleased with the large chunks of fresh fruit plus raisin toast. Our server was efficient and friendly.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

I love coming here. The food is great - what you’d expect to find at a corner diner (although I’d say a bit higher quality). Portions are good, staff friendly, and the prices are reasonable. I keep coming back and am never disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

It was a Saturday morning and it was super crowded right before the breakfast special ended, but MY GOODNESS! Maybe the waitress was new but I got a cup of coffee over 20 minutes later I had to actually get up and go find the...waitress and ask for a another cup! But other than the very slow and unattentive service the food was great as usual I got raisin bread bacon hash browns and eggs and it was all hot and great!More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed October 22, 2017

We came into Milwaukee quite late with no dinner reservations anywhere. The doorman at our hotel recommended Michaels which happened to be just a block from our hotel making it very convenient. There is nothing fancy about the place-it's a diner. Because it was already...late, there were few customers left and we could sit just about anywhere. The waitress was friendly and attentive enough. The sandwiches we ordered came promptly,tasted good, and reasonably priced. Overall not a bad experience. If you are in the area, give it a try.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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  • Yes, Michael's Family Restaurant offers takeout services.

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  • Michael's Family Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5