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The National

839 W National Ave, Historic Walker's Point, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1304
+1 414-431-6551
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“croque madame” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
839 W National Ave, Historic Walker's Point, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1304
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Located in an older section of Milwaukee the National gives you a glimpse of how things were in the past Customers place their orders by going to the person behind the deli case. The entrees vary from the usual to the not so usual. Vegetarians...More

Thank Cegis360Playground
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Really love that there's a local eatery serving great food in the WAlker's Point area. Only complaint is that it takes WAY too long to get your food. Went in for two sandwiches for lunch and it took an hour and a half. Probably due...More

Thank remra4209
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I tried to give them another chance since I work in the neighborhood. I placed a carry out order and they gave me black bacon and a burned croissant. Also when we went to pick it up they had order they had a tray of...More

Thank wise_cinderella
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The National has been there for years but was taken over a couple years back. They have very god breakfasts, but I have to say it is what I call a "granola" place, if you know what I mean. Cute Antique shop next door now...More

Thank lizardMarquette_MI
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a cute little small establishment with seating for maybe 40 people. The concept is very unique when you walk in there, there isn't anyone to seat you or great you when i walk in, you walk over to the counter, order your food...More

Thank fairlady75
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I've been to The National probably 15 times and never had something I didn't like. The full English breakfast is delicious as is the breakfast burrito. Coffee is great and the atmosphere couldn't be cuter. Plus, they have a cute patio out back when the...More

Thank katyydid
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Marvelous breakfasts, delightful cafe atmosphere. We went our first day in Milwaukee because on a "best of" list. Then went our second day too! We will definitely go back whenever we can ...

Thank astroprof
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Decided to stray away from the usual brunch spot to give this place a try. I was expecting better based on reviews but left disappointed. You order at the counter and are given a number to take to a table. Which is fine except seating...More

Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is a charming little cafe with fresh locally sourced dishes. As restaurants go, it's tiny. They even have a couple of tables in the windows. Kind of a folksy atmosphere--reminded me a little of a European cafe. You order at the counter and they...More

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

All good things must come to an end... for years, I was a regular to this cafe, and have seen it blossom over time. From the fresh baked bakery in the morning, to the changing seasonal menu - it was defenitely held near and dear...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:30
Thursday
07:30 - 15:30
Friday
07:30 - 15:30
Saturday
07:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 839 W National Ave, Historic Walker's Point, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1304
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-431-6551
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