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Comet Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lower East Side
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1947 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1409
+1 414-273-7677
09:00 - 02:00
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Sun 09:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 02:00
Fri 10:30 - 02:30
Sat 09:00 - 02:30
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is absolutely amazing. I was told that the place is extremely packed during peak hours and you can see why upon entering as the place is small, with a U-shaped counter reminiscent of an old style diner. Tables line the windows and walls and there are two... More 

Thank justpeachymt3
Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a general consensus that the food was mediocre. The dinners ordered at our table were the Big Johnson Burger, Mac n Cheese, Classic Cheesy Tomato Sandwich w/Roast Beef and AJ's Compact Turkey Dinner. The atmosphere felt like a diner which was expected. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. We won't be in a hurry to go back... More 

Thank jules0691
Germantown, Wisconsin
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here before a show at the Collectivo Back Room. It was busy but we got seats at the counter. I had a delicious mac and cheese with tuna that I am sure was not healthy but sure hit the spot on a chilly evening. Beer was pretty inexpensive too, which was nice. There were several things on the... More 

Thank ChrisFromGTown
Waterloo, Illinois
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The meatloaf is wicked good. Beer selection is surprisingly varied. Don't be fooled by the decor the food is way beyond most places twice as expensive

Thank kiyaker
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The menu is very limited but you cannot go wrong. I decided on the macaroni and I got chicken and mushrooms in it. I was expecting a small bowl but they do not joke around on their portions. Everything was delicious!!!

Thank Devon A
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I tried to go for dinner after it was recommended by a conference peer and it was closed for a private event, frustrating after driving around for parking for 15 minutes. I went back the following day for lunch and it was okay. I got a breakfast meal, which was average. The beer list was awesome with many local brews... More 

Thank Jkeena
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900 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Saturday morning brunch at this very popular Milwaukee institution. Arrived early around 9:15 to get a booth for 5. By the time we left before 10:30 there was a good waiting line. There is an eclectic choice of brunch entrees from around $7 to $12 as well as coffee and alcohol drinks. Food was nicely prepared and visually pleasing... with... More 

Thank dsj5777
Appleton, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Recently my family visited Comet Cafe based on my daughter's recommendation. We all absolutely loved it. The decor is eclectic and love the old fashioned stools at the counter. Also love that they have a high stool bar on the opposite side. Very popular place so be prepared to wait - well worth it. I had the tuna sandwich and... More 

Thank Stephanie B
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Bason wrapped meatloaf with gravy, tasty. $4 whiskey sour on Saturday night. Service left me disappointed, didn't check back with us on drinks.

Thank Angela H
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My fiance and I went in for brunch after he raved about his dinner experience at Comet Cafe the week before. The food and atmosphere were fine but not great. Our drinks, a bloody mary and their version of a mimosa with cranberry wine instead of champagne, were disappointing. The highlight was our waitress! Attentive, bubbly, kind, and timely. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Cafe, Diner, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:30
09:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1947 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1409
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-273-7677

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