Comet Cafe

Café, Breakfast Spot, and Bar$$$$
Lower East Side, Milwaukee
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  • Patrick W.
    The fish fry with breaded catfish and polenta was excellent
  • Phil K.
    Phil KatzJanuary 2
    The turkey dinner is one of the wackiest and best things I've ever eaten. And a hell of a beer list to wash it down
  • Shion G.
    Shion GuhaOctober 26, 2016
    The grilled cheese and tomato soup combo is to die for in winter!
    Upvoted Mar 18
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PolzinSeptember 15, 2016
    Busicuits and gravy are amazing. The gravy has a nice little kick!
  • Christine P.
    Christine PlatzerAugust 12, 2016
    Everything's good here!!!!!
  • Lauren
    LaurenAugust 11, 2016
    didn't enjoy the food nor the customer service; also overheard surrounding tables talking about waitress' attitude
  • L.
    L.May 29, 2016
    Don't know what those hipster waiters are doing, but the wait time for ordering is unusually long. Food is awesome when it's seasoned correctly. Love coming here though.
  • Cole T.
    Cole ToneMarch 17, 2016
    Duck Confit Poutine (coming from a Canadian), Turkey Dinner (don't ask just amazing), beer selection, pie and the vibe was strong. Love it!
  • Yvonisa I.
    Yvonisa IizukaOctober 30, 2015
    Loved its ginger sauce 😍
  • Peter C.
    Peter CrysdaleAugust 22, 2015
    The meatloaf is awesome, but the Brunch is killer!
  • Dani L.
    Dani LongoriaAugust 2, 2015
    The bacon tho #MilwaukeeFace #ChaseMary
  • Christian T.
    Christian TafoyaJuly 14, 2015
    Meatloaf and lone star.
  • Brendan T.
    Brendan TakashJune 1, 2015
    Mac & Cheese!!!
  • Katie M.
    Katie MajeskieMay 29, 2015
    Red velvet cupcakes here are the absolute best!
  • Phil R.
    Phil RaicheMay 28, 2015
    Excellent beer selection
  • MrCrackBerry
    MrCrackBerryMay 10, 2015
    Vintage. Hipster.
  • Shawna O.
    Shawna OrganisciakApril 18, 2015
    Kitchen closes at 10, so-so drink, unfriendly bartender.
  • Tanya S.
    Tanya SparksMarch 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Leghorn is delicious
  • TJ K.
    TJ KMarch 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the meatloaf. You had me at bacon wrapped.
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HansenJanuary 11, 2015
    Service was ok, food was excellent
  • Alex
    AlexJanuary 8, 2015
    The artichoke melt is a must and don't forget your basket of bacon after 6pm on Sunday's.
  • Andrew Z.
    Andrew ZDecember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Mac and cheese with bacon!
  • Rachel A.
    Rachel ArbitOctober 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the chili-mac. It's not on the menu, but I promise you will be so satisfied after you eat it! It's a well-kept secret!
  • Jimmy
    JimmySeptember 20, 2014
    The Bloody Mary is killer - homemade mix
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa Huebner ClarkSeptember 17, 2014
    The food is delicious! The meat loaf is to die for!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
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  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LitzenbergAugust 19, 2014
    Great menu options and the food was perfect! I'm so lucky to have this gem within walking distance!
  • Scott C.
    Scott ConnellAugust 15, 2014
    Great food and drink. Excellent place top to bottom!
  • Tim C.
    Tim CigelskeAugust 10, 2014
    Check out the eclectic beer menu.
  • Paige L.
    Paige LiberskiAugust 9, 2014
    Got sat right away, (1pm) but weren't greeted for 10 min :/ server wasn't very attentive at all. Fries amazing, "the big rib" good vegan choice.
  • Isaac C.
    Isaac ChevakoJuly 26, 2014
    Awesome place but the bloodies taste like Chef Boyardee spaghettios.
  • Tow-resa
    Tow-resaJune 20, 2014
    We couldn't make a final decision on what we would eat. So we ordered all the ones Guy had when they shot Triple D. Not a disappointment either!
  • Stefanie K.
    Stefanie KloppJune 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They have been out of the vegan riblets the last three trips we made across town and after plugging the meter. I think I'm done trying. :(
  • Brian
    BrianApril 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't go wrong with the Mac and Cheese plus Bacon!
  • B A.
    B AMarch 18, 2014
    Worst rueben ever!!!! Maybe thats why someone opened the corned beef shop across the street.
  • Tanya O.
    Tanya OechsnerMarch 9, 2014
    The Camilla & creamy tomato soup were absolutely wonderful! Great atmosphere and so many different kinds of brews! Can't wait to come back and try other dishes! Not a lot of parking available though.
  • Alyssa B.
    Alyssa BrewerFebruary 22, 2014
    Advice from a Saint Louis foodie. Come here! This place has great service and awesome food and a hip vibe.
  • Sew
    SewFebruary 12, 2014
    Don't tap out. Always tap in.
  • Kenney C.
    Kenney CrumpFebruary 6, 2014
    The food is normally good, this time it was horrible. I'm embarrassed that I brought my mother here.
  • Zach M.
    Zach MayoJanuary 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Crabass has become my regular drink to order, try it!
  • Nitin J.
    Nitin JoshiJanuary 19, 2014
    Don't try anything vegan, unless u r really vegan!
  • Craig L.
    Craig Le MayJanuary 11, 2014
    Biscuits & Gravy Veganized!! Awesome!!
  • Manny O.
    Manny ODecember 27, 2013
    Try the Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf - Bacony goodness
  • Ku M.
    Ku MaysDecember 23, 2013
    Get the meatloaf sandwich. Taste like mommas meatloaf.
  • Brittany E.
    Brittany EdwardsDecember 12, 2013
    Compacted turkey dinner. Order & die happy.
  • Franz S.
    Franz StrasserDecember 11, 2013
    Great lunch spot and easy going atmosphere, especially when you sit at the bar.
  • M. Henry M.
    M. Henry MahoneyNovember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Furthermore Beer on tap! And the food is beyond tasty!
  • Heidi A.
    Heidi AlvaradoOctober 13, 2013
    great brunch food-delicious "comets Benedict"
  • Matt C.
    Matt CastellanOctober 8, 2013
    If you're here for brunch and don't get a bloody w/ bacon, consider it a wasted trip.
  • Denise C.
    Denise CarmanOctober 6, 2013
    Best rye bread!
  • Kay S.
    Kay StreetSeptember 18, 2013
    Had an amazing Drink menu and delicious looking food! Was a cool place to visit and I would love to have the menu again one day!
  • Yichen K.
    Yichen KeSeptember 14, 2013
    The rocket platter comes with a pancake the size of your head. The Bloody Mary is spot on!!
  • Jamie V.
    Jamie ValerioSeptember 12, 2013
    It' fabulous!
  • Mames R.
    Mames RyanAugust 1, 2013
    Sundays! Bliody Mary and Bacon Basket
  • Natalie P.
    Natalie PolivkaJuly 28, 2013
    Service isn't the best, but the food is still work waiting for. Get the Leghorn Sandwich!
  • Evelyn L.
    Evelyn LarJuly 22, 2013
    Great brunch menu. I recommend the cheesy roast beef.
  • Alyssa M.
    Alyssa MillerJuly 12, 2013
    Bloody Mary is soooo delicious! Loving the green bean garnish.
  • Karin P.
    Karin PawlakJuly 6, 2013
    Amazing! Delicious food, awesome service, & friendly atmosphere 👍
  • Byron D.
    Byron DuranJune 30, 2013
    Commuter sandwich is delish!!!
  • Alex T.
    Alex TalarekJune 28, 2013
    a little pricey and a little slow, but the menu items and tap list do more than make up for it
  • Mary V.
    Mary VailJune 20, 2013
    Meatloaf is delicious!
  • Brie Y.
    Brie YaksicJune 17, 2013
    Not that great, food was ehhhh and hipsters talking throughout brunch was annoying yea we know your so intellectual!! DOH!! Not going back!
  • Josh F.
    Josh FarberJune 13, 2013
    Really, really good meatloaf. Made from local grass fed beef, too!
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KossJune 6, 2013
    Best mac & cheese ever!
  • Derek V.
    Derek VanRiperMay 31, 2013
    Excellent beer selection. Tried the compact turkey dinners first visit and it was excellent. Meat loaf looked very good as well.
  • Laura L.
    Laura LeMillerMay 25, 2013
    Great food, awesome bartender
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrouchMay 24, 2013
    Great place to take your vegan friends, because the food is terrific for both lifestyles. Wonderful beer selection as well!
  • Mikey D.
    Mikey DiehnMay 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beer cheese soup!!!
  • Nick T.
    Nick TomaselloApril 11, 2013
    Gotta try the cheesy roast beef too dank
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle M.April 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Stendler. Always.
  • Tamzen S.
    Tamzen SpiegelMarch 30, 2013
    Add horseradish to the cheesy roast beef! Your taste buds will thank you!!!!
  • Brandon N.
    Brandon NeldnerFebruary 25, 2013
    Meatloaf sandwich is a big plate of awesomesauce!
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth R.February 1, 2013
    Great food, great drinks. Prepare to wait at busy times but so worth it!
  • Evan K.
    Evan KnappJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Huge fan of the Mac and Cheese
  • Kim M.
    Kim Morgan-BertiniJanuary 27, 2013
    Everything is great!!! Tip well!
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly McFarlandJanuary 26, 2013
    Great bloodys!
  • Jamie T.
    Jamie ThievesJanuary 13, 2013
    Alaskan Husky Milk Stout. Try it.
  • Suzanne R.
    Suzanne RJanuary 6, 2013
    Avoid the iced tea...made from a mix, not fresh
  • John M.
    John MolitorDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Always get the special. You can never go wrong.
  • Daman B.
    Daman BahnerDecember 28, 2012
    EVERYTHING here is good, including the bloody. If you're there for lunch, the Longhorn Sandwich is phenom!
  • Joz Z.
    Joz ZbichorskiNovember 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you sit at the bar, ask Dr. Nick for a drink. What a guy!
  • Matthew
    MatthewNovember 23, 2012
    Start your morning out with a coffee with Patron XO Café!
  • Babs
    BabsNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Jordan....the best!
  • VegNews Magazine
    VegNews MagazineOctober 31, 2012
    Try the vegan Big Luck Burger, which screams perfection—the burger patty is even encrusted in hazelnuts! Classic fixins: lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles, and hand-cut fries.
  • Kaitlyn T.
    Kaitlyn TunziOctober 22, 2012
    Best bloody marys ever. Make sure you get the strip of bacon inside too! So good.
  • Christine T.
    Christine T.October 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I loveeee their grilled cheese & tomato soup. Quite possibly the best tomato soup I have ever had.
  • Sharon N.
    Sharon Neu YoungOctober 20, 2012
    Yummy local home cookin' and a hipster hot spot.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferOctober 14, 2012
    There are many tips but THE best thing here and hard to find is the creamy artichoke dip!
  • OnMilwaukee.com
    OnMilwaukee.comOctober 2, 2012
    Voted 5th place for Milwaukee's Best Restaurant 2012 by OnMilwaukee.com readers!
  • Christine
    ChristineSeptember 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Invariably our top pic for breakfast/brunch. Try the Beer-mosa or Bloody Mary. Very casual booth and bar seating but with excellent food quality and surprisingly delicious lunch and dinner entrees.
  • Chadwick M.
    Chadwick MAugust 29, 2012
    Best food in Milwaukee, hands down.
  • Erik J.
    Erik JAugust 17, 2012
    Best meatloaf in the Midwest
  • Wendie S.
    Wendie SpenglerAugust 16, 2012
    A.j.s compact turkey dinner is my thanksgiving meal all year round. Hands down my favorite restaurant in Milwaukee. I'm 8 items away from having everything on the lunch/dinner menu!
  • Paul H.
    Paul HeftiAugust 6, 2012
    Try the Mac and Cheese
  • Paul H.
    Paul HeftiAugust 6, 2012
    Try the Meatloaf Sandwich
  • Sagar T.
    Sagar TolaniAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    For real the best bloody in Milwaukee! The other places that claim to be better don't compare. Oh and did I mention it comes with bacon!
  • Paul G.
    Paul GriffithJuly 28, 2012
    Fabulous New Glarus beer!
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SanchezJuly 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Not only great food, but excellent staff!
  • Shweta K.
    Shweta KapurJuly 7, 2012
    Bloody Mary's with bacon and beer sidecar!
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FlancherJuly 7, 2012
    Best iced tea I have ever had. I am simply in love with this place. Order anything because it is all delicious. My favorite: Mac & cheese with ham and peas.
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