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Comet Cafe

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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1947 N Farwell Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202-1409
United States

(414) 273-7677 | map
thecometcafe.com

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Added by BeerBelcher on 12-16-2006

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
36
pDev:
6.64%
 
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by bonk0076:
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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Lived a couple blocks from here and used to love coming here for brunch and an eye opener on the weekends. Atmosphere is great - at least if you are into hipster type stuff. Gets pretty crowded on the weekends though and service can be a little slow. Free bacon on Sunday afternoons is always a plus!!! Selection is excellent and thought they only have a few tap beers, they seem to bring in a decent enough variety for them. Bottle selection is solid. Would go there and fill the girlfriend with Piraat, while I fooled around with a variety of decent craft and import beers.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Angerhaus
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of adamranders
3.84/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Hendrick24
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of beer_ben
4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of djhowell
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of RJB66
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of AndyEdgar
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of WesMKE
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of robear
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Milwaukee's quintessential comfort food diner.

Atmosphere- diner on one side, bar on the other. Love the design. Gets cozy but not uncomfortable. Eat at the diner counter, in a booth, or at the bar. Something for everybody.

Quality- expect a good beer selection from good craft breweries. Some macros in cans as well. Food is locally sourced.

Service- servers and bartenders have always been awesome and friendly here.

Selection- 10-ish taps and about 40 cans? Usually there is a beer or two I'd like to try on tap. If not, the food is so good that I can be satisfied with a can of Dale's Pale or a bottle from Central Waters. Occasional awesome beers like ZD, Hopslam, Black Husky.

Food- Well made. Locally sourced. Expect heaping quantities (read: share) and lots of cheese/deep-frying/grease. That being said, the best meatloaf in MKE. Some GREAT vegetarian options, too. Sunday night is bacon basket night- free basket of bacon with a drink purchase. Be forewarned- I think it's deep-fried.

Value- great bang for your buck. You'll leave full with left-overs. Beer prices are right on target and you can often get a happy hour deal.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of TheRealPour
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of mynie
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Stopped here for a hangover brunch in between Brewers games. The bloody mary was the best I've ever had. The beer selection? Okay, but nothing special.

The place was packed at 10:30 AM on a Wednesday, so I'd imagine it'd be pretty hard to get into during the weekend. The vibe was hipstery, and again that would probably intensify at night so venture in at your own risk. During our visit it was fine. But I know stuff like that can get quickly out of hand for some of y'all.

Personally, I don't got nothing against hipsters. Especially foodie hipsters, and especially when those foodie hipsters are making me food. Good god, the food here was excellent. The best poutine I've ever had in the states and a vegetarian breakfast platter that was to die for.

But the beer--like I said, the selection ain't nothing special. They do a good job of displaying it--each beer is given its own trading card, and the "menu" is a leatherette booklet containing said cards. But the selection wasn't all that special. (Signs did make mention of a semi-exclusive beer club that met periodically to share rare, cellared beers, but this news was of little use to a tourist like myself) Still, there was a beer for nearly every mood, and taking that into account along with the quality of the food, I'd call this place a borderline must-visit.

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Photo of Sammy
3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I enjoyed this place mostly because of its access to where I was staying. friendly environment,though there are ven friendlier ones in the city. a couple of bars and tables, enough room for me but i can see where it can get very crowded on the weekends. Only a handful of taps, and that rarely changes, for example 3 Floyds mild is always on. A good bottle selection, but then again almost everything available in the stores. Reasonable prices. Again, location was the best part of this for me, as well as being reasonable safe part of town.

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.7/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Stopped in here last night with a couple BA buddies for dinner.

Typical diner look and feel. Tap handles and chalkboards with beer specials are the only clue that it's more than a typical greasy spoon.

The beer list is pretty solid. Not and amazing tap list but the bottle list is quite long. I come here for the food mostly. It just so happens that I can enjoy a top tier craft brew with my entree. Speaking of the food. It is top notch. Homestyle comfort food any grandma would be proud of.

Service is always a touch slow but nothing I can't overlook.

Overall a great place for down home cooking served with a great beer.

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Comet Cafe in Milwaukee, WI
Place rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 36 ratings
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