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Comet Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lower East Side
American, Cafe, Grill, Diner
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1947 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1409
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All 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
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Waukesha, WI
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Comet Cafe is on Milwaukee's Eastside, close to lake Michigan. It's a small place with excellent food and desserts. AJ's Compact Turkey Dinner is a must have, at only $13, there is plenty left to take home. All the desserts I've had at Comet have been delightful. If you go on Sunday, they serve baskets of bacon until they run... More 

Thank CornfedContessa
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for pie. It was good but not great. But really $6.50 for a piece of pie?? We were a little taken aback by that. But the vibe was good and there were plenty of people there.

Thank Marnie D
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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181 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Corner establishment with a limited wait time. We actually sat at the bar; otherwise, it was a short wait for a table. Bartenders and wait staff were friendly and interactive. Went with the BELT (bacon, egg, lettuce, and tomatoes) and fresh cut fries. Excellent - not a crumb left. Observed other food they brought out and there was a burrito... More 

Thank Craig S
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast recipes. We had some interesting drinks too. Our server was wonderful. Overall a terrific experience.

Thank Ali R
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We have visited Comet Cafe a couple of times and we love it! The Bloody Marys are fantastic and the food is great too. There is usually a significant line on the weekends, but there is a reason for that. Enjoy!

Thank Jocelyn C
Salem, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Meatloaf wrapped in bacon, on garlic grilled bread, with home made mashed potatoes and a killer beer gravy. I feel bad gloating to the world about how good my lunch at Comet was, but you can't keep food this good a secret!

Thank FoxRiverRunner
Abu dhabi
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

This place was on the food network because of their bacon meatloaf and mashed potatoes! If you have never tried comet cafe you definetly need to! Their bloody Mary's are amazing and they have bacon in them!!! They also have great vegetarian options!

Thank Reem S
Bristol, Tennessee
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The Comet Cafe in Milwaukee is an outstanding gastropub concept that really works! This diner offers table, booth, counter and outdoor seating, something for everyone! It's the same with the dining. The menu offers excellent vegan choices and meat. In addition, there is a complete beer and cocktail list. Our waitress was was excellent and the room was very comfortable.... More 

Thank Claude F
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Stopped in for brunch and it was worth the wait (about 30 minutes) Had the CHILAQUILES super yummy! Beermosa is great too. Staff is friendly, great vibe! Will be back!

Thank mrscold
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154 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

In for a day of shopping and I knew about the Comet from a previous visit 3 years ago. Fantastic then and still fantastic now. I had the Reuben which is my favorite sandwich. It did not disappoint me. Perfectly carved corned beef and crunchy rye bread. My niece had the chicken strips and loved them. She loved the breading.... More 

Thank Barbara S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Cafe, Grill, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:30 am
9:00 am - 2:30 am
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

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