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Comet Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lower East Side
American, Cafe, Bar, Grill, Pub, Diner
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1947 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1409
+1 414-273-7677
10:30 - 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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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area and wanted to try something new. Comet cafe was very highly rated so we decided to give it a try. The place was jam packed. The hostess told us it would be about 25 minute wait. We were seated in about 15. Not bad. Service was slow but not horrible. I had the omlet my... More 

Thank Bob M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Comet Cafe at noon for lunch as a group of 6. The wait was almost 60 minutes and we finally decided to be seated in a booth. It was a bit tight, but not too bad. I was thrilled to see the vegetable of the day was brussels sprouts, which I love. Ordered a side of them... More 

Thank Mary Beth A
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food and atmosphere! Everything is always delicious. I like to go for the beer school nights. Tons of good beer to try :)

Thank Kelly P
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I detoured here on way to Lake Geneva and we were not disappointed...service was excellent--had open face meatloaf and it was great...complimentary plate of bacon was---well it is bacon--nuff said....gteat beer...only negative is parking is HORRIBLE....

Thank Rktravels62
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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225 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

After visiting a community mushroom growing facility, the gang was hungry. I suggested the Comet and the reaction of the group was "I've been there" to "I"ve wanted to try it". We got there about 2 in the afternoon. The place was bustling; and there was a wait of 20 minutes. I mean the place was packed. The waitstaff persevered... More 

1 Thank Calicoboy
Overland Park, Kansas
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The Comet Cafe was recommended to us during our tour of MIAD. We were not disappointed. It's a funky little Eastside joint. My daughter and I didn't have any trouble finding something to order. My daughter had the stuffed avocado special with avocado, spinach and egg. I had the Harvest Chicken Salad. The food was delicious! We would highly recommend!

Thank JanetOPKS
Waukesha, WI
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Comet Cafe is on Milwaukee's Eastside, close to lake Michigan. It's a small place with excellent food and desserts. AJ's Compact Turkey Dinner is a must have, at only $13, there is plenty left to take home. All the desserts I've had at Comet have been delightful. If you go on Sunday, they serve baskets of bacon until they run... More 

Thank CornfedContessa
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Went in for pie. It was good but not great. But really $6.50 for a piece of pie?? We were a little taken aback by that. But the vibe was good and there were plenty of people there.

Thank Marnie D
Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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189 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Corner establishment with a limited wait time. We actually sat at the bar; otherwise, it was a short wait for a table. Bartenders and wait staff were friendly and interactive. Went with the BELT (bacon, egg, lettuce, and tomatoes) and fresh cut fries. Excellent - not a crumb left. Observed other food they brought out and there was a burrito... More 

Thank Craig S
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast recipes. We had some interesting drinks too. Our server was wonderful. Overall a terrific experience.

Thank Ali R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Cafe, Bar, Grill, Pub, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, 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?