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Milwaukee Waterfront Deli

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761 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3508
+1 414-220-9300
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Waterfront Deli! The food is of the highest quality and the flavors are exquisitely paired. This eclectic lunch place will not disappoint, and the decor is unique. Do yourself a favor and eat here as soon and as often as possible!

Thank Katie T
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185 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

They have a great selection here, but it's not cheap. Lots of pre made salads and sandwiches. They do have made to order sandwiches and that's what I ordered. Corned beef on rye....I thought I couldn't go wrong. The sandwich was piled high with meat! It looked great...it smelled great...but when I bit into it, I couldn't believe how tasteless... More 

Thank B0pper
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great food at a reasonable price. The set up was kind of confusing as there was no signage on where to order, but the food was good and the staff was great! My food was ready in about 5 minutes

Thank Luke S
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great staff , great food. Stopped for a sandwich on a Friday night was vert good,had to stop back on a Saturday afternoon for lunch again very good

Thank Dave K
Cape Coral, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

OMG What a great find. The food is excellent! Best tomato soup ever. The upstairs is beautifully painted. You food arrives via a whimsical gear driven conveyor . We were tempted to order more food just to watch it appear. LOL!

Thank ttoro
Greer, South Carolina
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176 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The name belies the fact that no water is visible from the restaurant. Overall, food was OK, but not exceptional in any way. Only standout item is the upstairs dumb waiter system. We won't go back.

Thank Dlopes
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

This restaurant could be easily missed if it were not for the metal awning that sticks out over the side walk. During the work week it is an a amazing study in efficiency, which it needs to be. It's located less than a block from City Hall near several banks. It has two floors, but the 2nd floor holds 80%... More 

Thank Randy C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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390 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

I ordered the Chicken Cesar salad last week and while the dressing had great flavor, the chicken was tough as shoe leather. This was not a good experience.

Thank TahitiZ
Oostburg, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Love the fact that every day has a listing of specials online. Great salads, soups and hot or cold sandwiches. Breakfast and lunch have consistently been wonderful. Really good multigrain bread as a choice for non-white bread eaters.

Thank SuzanClark1
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch the other day and was impressed with the fun and friendly atmosphere, the efficiency of the staff and the quality of the food. I had a fresh caught blackened salmon with a cilantro cream sauce and a side of lemon pine nut pasta. It was amazing.

Thank Carrie Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Delicatessen, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 761 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3508
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-220-9300

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