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Zak's Cafe

) #108 of 1,265 Restaurants in Milwaukee €€ - €€€ American, Cafe, International
231 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1412
+1 414-271-5555
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
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231 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1412
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cute, quaint little cafe. It was a short walk from our hotel, Iron Horse. They sent us to Zak's. Food was great, service was great, nice art all over the place. I'd love to go back for lunch!

Thank HildysGang
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived before 10 am requesting a table for 5. We were told there would be a 30 minute wait. We gave him our name and he said he would find us. We went and sat at the bar. More than 45 minutes later, the hostess...More

Thank Kathy P
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

A great little find. We hadn't booked and the place was buzzing and obviously really popular but we only had to wait 15 mins for a table outside. Drinks arrived promptly- blood orange mimosa for me, spicy Bloody Mary with beer chaser for my husband....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch with a friend on Monday. Service was fast. Food was great and the prices weren't bad either. They serve breakfast until 3pm each day so that's a plus. Would definitely go back.

Thank wise_cinderella
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Recently had a great brunch here and then returned for lunch a couple weeks later. They have a great brunch menu as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. SUPER bloody Mary's. Seating doesn't seem to be a problem during the week but expect a...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this place for their vibe and also for the freshness of the food that was served. Great ambiance, great service, excellent food. I'd be a regular here if I lived in the area. This place is an excellent choice if you're looking...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 9 January 2017

One of the pioneering restaurants in a newly redeveloping area in Milwaukee. Good food and a laid back, fun atmosphere. Been there a few times, never disappointed.

Thank C E
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Wow what a great find! Comfortable cozy, cafe in a convenient location Walkers Point officially but actually about 2 seconds from the Third Ward! Large lower level with outdoor seating. Upstairs level as well offers a different perspective. So for the food the bacon was...More

Thank Jeanne V
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We came to town for a wedding and had breakfast which was phenomenal. Stuffed French toast with Wisconsin syrup! Great coffee and great staff

Thank VegasIrish
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The salmon po boy was a piece of unseasoned salmon a giant piece of lettuce, lots of red onion and a tasteless tomato slice. No sauce, no mayo, no seasoning, no taste. The waiter stood so far to the right of the table I had...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1412
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-5555
  • E-mail
I ate there last week and they told us they have been open one year
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