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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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11:00 am - 9:30 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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Wisconsin
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere was very nice. More traditional seating and seating with table and chairs. Menu featured larger 2-4 person options as well as individual orders. Location is good with good parking.

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Thank 150NightsPerYear
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I didn't know what to expect, so I entered with an open mind. My friend and I didn't really bother reading the menu, so we asked the waiter what he would suggest. He picked the most expensive combination dinner for 2. We went with that, and a bottle of the honey wine. The decor was interesting and the restaurant was... More 

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Thank girlonline64
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Everything went smoothly for out first experience with Ethiopian cuisine. The restaurant was busy and all were enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. The food was excellent and delicious. We all enjoyed the honey wine--sweet and refreshing--along with vegetarian and meat selections.

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Thank Craftylady23
near Milwaukee, WI
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182 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We used a Groupon for a chicken and beef platter for two. The food came quickly, and the servers were quite welcoming. As seems to be traditional with Ethiopian food, it comes on a large, communal platter, with rolls of thin bread to pick up the food--no silverware. Ours included chicken, beef, hard-boiled eggs, several types of cooked vegetables, and... More 

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Thank CityHiker73
Bay View, WI
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167 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I would say our meal was very average. I agree with some other reviews on the dinner for two combo, just nothing that wowed me. A little explanation of what was what on the round platter would have been helpful. Waitress didn't seem to be with it. We like to try new places so we don't go back unless we... More 

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Thank MurWI
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

First, we are not ethiopian food "experts." We have eaten ethiopian food a number of times, but I make no claim to the authenticity of the food, just how it tasted. And it tasted good! We enjoyed the appetizers, especially the lentil sambusa, although the beef sambusa and the kategna were good too. We ordered the chicken and beef combo... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

We really wanted to like this restaurant, but we're dearly disappointed by food quality and quantity of the dinner combo for two. Not enough food for two very slender women, that says a lot. At $34 for two pieces of meager drumsticks, a handful of 'steak tartare' (aka minced meat) and a few slivers of stew with the potatoes, a... More 

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Thank salehfam
Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went to this restaurant for my son’s birthday per his choice. It really was a good choice. It’s a small place on the Milwaukee east side. We could have been seated at a table but chose to sit in chairs around a basket type stand on which our large tray with food was placed. We ate with our fingers... More 

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Thank Sparky333
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I shared one of the combo platters for two. Each item was better than the last. We had Ethiopian beer with our meal, and our bill was less than $40. Be prepared to eat with your fingers! Super fun place!

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Thank kimmer1266
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

The food was delicious! Portions were a little less then what the prices were set at but definitely delicious and definitely, I will return. The honey wine was extremely good and I would love to be able to buy some bottles for home.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Ethiopian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?