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“A Very Nice Place”
Review of Zak's Cafe

Zak's Cafe
Ranked #106 of 1,520 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: I ate there last week and they told us they have been open one year
Milwaukee, WI
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Very Nice Place”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Had 8:00pm Saturday reservations for party of eight. I called then @ 7:30pm to verify that everything would be ready for us. Walked in @ 8:00pm and were promptly met by the greeter and shown to our table in the rear of the restaurant. Server came over took our drink order. She came back with drinks and explained what appetizers were available and went over the daily specials. When she returned with the excellent appetizers ... she took our dinner order. Within a reasonable amount of time all of our food orders arrived. Everything was spot on! My wife and I had been there a number of times before and have never been disappointed! The newbies all were impressed with this cozy, cute place, good service and excellent food.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
East Troy, WI
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent food, slow service”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

Food was very tasty except our service was slow. Seemed like it took a long time to receive food and there was not a large crowd there either. The coffee drink specials were also very good and would recommend highly coming here to eat. Just plan to wait a bit longer for great food.

Visited November 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
295 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Solid upscale comfort food”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Zak's has become a regular "go to" place for us for all three meals. We have never been disappointed.

A solid breakfast menu. Both standards and some creative dishes. And, best of all, Zak's serves breakfast until 3pm every day.

The lunch menu is also a combination of standards and some more interesting touches.

Dinner has great options, both full dinners as well as lighter choices. Dinners come with soup or salad and are a very good value. Not only good food, but large portions; we invariably take some home. And, again, a lot of comfort food on the menu but also interesting choices too. Especially try the cream of wild mushroom soup, if you're a mushroom lover, or the mac and cheese.

  • Visited November 2012
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Milwaukee
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great!”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

I have been to Zak's at least 10 times. I have never been disappointed. The food is great, the atmophere cozy and the staff, the best. It is in a restored cream city brick storefront with large windows. Oh, and the coffee is great too!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Nelllie
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barney42
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delightful neighborhood cafe!”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Zak's is conveniently located near downtown...5th Ward. Recently had breakfast, returned a day later for dinner.
On both occasions we quite pleased with the good food, efficient & friendly staff and ambiance. Waffles with blueberries were exceptional. Chicken & meatloaf on the dinner menu were terrific.

  • Visited November 2012
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