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Comet Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Cafe
1947 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1409
+1 414-273-7677
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“meatloaf” (56 reviews)
“cupcakes” (35 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, Diner, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1947 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1409
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just had to try this place after seeing it on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”. HUGE mistake! Our waitress was not good at her job; I’m unable to give her name due to lack of identification. My daughter’s chicken tenders...More

Thank Tammy P
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The Comet is an East Side fixture, and this review is a composite of multiple visits. The menu is hard core American, and the food is delicious. Brunch extends until 3 p.m.and the entrees are plentiful. Egg dishes are a speciality. The service is laid...More

1  Thank Doc A
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

I love Comet Cafe! I usually try not to repeat restaurants over and over, but usually when I'm in Milwaukee I eat there - so I've been there maybe like 5 times. Plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians. For dinner, I highly recommend the...More

2  Thank sargar69
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Hip restaurant with a artsy feel to it mixed with some retro. Buttttttttt this place is all about the food. Great menu with big portions and small prices. The food is delicious. Tried bacon wrapped meatloaf, African peanut soup and duck confit poutin. It was...More

Thank FtMyersTony71
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This place was recommended over and over by our younger family members and friends. The selection of simple comfort foods on the menu seemed appealing, but did not meet our expectations. The service was great and it had a great atmosphere, which is probably why...More

Thank OldBob22
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

An Mke staple but a very local place- not as fashionably hipster as bayview but the same kind of vibes, maybe not as friendly. They have vegan options which are nice but not overly amazing. The salads are pretty typical (in a world of gourmet...More

1  Thank Erin L
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Picked this spot because of the mac n' cheese for our daughter. It is a bit on the gloomy looking side. The wine pour was pretty pitiful. I had the fish. It was pretty bad. My husband had a reuben and he also said that...More

2  Thank MITIJ
Reviewed 26 August 2017

If your looking for a classic old time Diner experience then this is the place you are looking for. Nothing fancy here but just about everything you order will melt in your mouth. Especially if you like bacon. The open face meatloaf is piled high...More

Thank DaveMagic
Reviewed 14 August 2017

wow just wow, we googled a DIners and drive ins place while passing through this area and decided to check this out, it is fantastic! the whole vibe is funky and friendly. food is incredible! I had the wicked veggie sandwich and although I am...More

Thank lorri p
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Went for breakfast and the food was excellent! They also have a great weekend brunch! Also a great beer selection.

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Questions & Answers
25 April 2017|
Response from Mary Beth A | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. Went there for lunch on a week day.
25 April 2017|
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Response from Rktravels62 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and it is awesome Parking is a challenge Enjoy!
16 April 2017|
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Response from Rktravels62 | Reviewed this property |
No...was not overly crowded but parking was tough due to residential area....enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-273-7677
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