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1634 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53205-1252
+1 414-562-1272
10:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Wed 10:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Ignore the funky neighborhood and location. Two miles off I43 on North ave. Best corned beef ever. Pastrami too. Wonderful Reuben. You can bet extra meat for $3 but I don't think you could pick up the sandwich. Take out meat by the lb too. As good as NYC.

Thank tbuchkoe
Bradenton, Florida
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66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We have been coming here for decades! They have the BEST corned beef that I have ever tasted. We try the corned beef everywhere that we travel to and nothing compares!

Thank coreygrubb
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Incredible meat products. Corned beef and pastrami were awesome. Just plain awesome. Waitress called me sweetie. Herb Kohl was dining one table away. Homemade chips were perfect. If they served beer on tap i probably would have had to end my life there cause it couldn't get any better. I look forward to trying something else on menu but why... More 

Thank Andrew S
United States
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Living close to New York, I admit I have been spoiled by the tasty and extra large sandwiches for which many of New York’s delis are known for. While visiting Milwaukee, my oldest son suggested eating at Jake’s. At first I didn’t know what to expect but we were soon pleasantly surprised. I ordered a “combo stack” sandwich of corned... More 

Thank DrHumbug
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119 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We wanted a quick lunch while downtown and someone from the Boston Store recommended Jake's. Seems there was a convention in town and the restaurant was not told so the service was very slow, but we waited and were glad we did. Food was excellent!! You just need patience!! They have a daily special, reuben was wonderful.

Thank flutterbyelady
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

When I was a little kid in the early 60s, my dad used to take me and my brothers to Jake's for lunch as a special treat. Back then, it was all attorneys in suits wolfing down the best corned beef, peppered beef, reubens, and pastrami sandwiches in town. The place was always packed. Fast forward to today. Not one... More 

Thank TJBenson
State of Sao Paulo
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Very simple looking place, almost nostalgic. Seating areas are a bit dark. Because I arrived near closing time, their pastrami was sold out. Did a take out of their corned beef, which was told has less spices than their pastrami. I found the neighborhood a bit desert and secluded, so I recommend you go for earlier timesor do a take... More 

Thank phoenix2010SaoPaulo
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

They are not opened for breakfast or I would sure be there. It was very busy we went right at lunch time. So we did have to wait for our order to be taken, but once that happened we got our food in a timely manner, and it came to us steaming HOT, which I think that's a first. It... More 

Thank 351debs
Memphis, Tennessee
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

1st= This place comes up when you Google best sandwich in Milwaukee. 2nd= The friends I visited in Milwaukee said we would go to Jake's not knowing that I already knew about the place prior to traveling there. So I figured the place has got to be great. 3rd=The atmosphere was good--Friendly, very old rustic style deli 4th=The Corn Beef... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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187 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

This place has been around for decades and shows its age, in a good way. I doubt the decor has changed one iota since it opened. But that's why you should go - to experience what was and probably is the most authentic Jewish-style deli in Milwaukee (maybe the only), and to experience the mish-mosh of customers. The corned beef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Delicatessen, Kosher
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1634 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53205-1252
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-562-1272

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