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Gil's Cafe & Grill - 9 Reviews - 2608 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (414) 964-4455

Gil's Cafe & Grill

2608 N Downer Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 964-4455
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Gil's Cafe & Grill - Milwaukee, WI
Gil's Cafe & Grill - Milwaukee, WI
Gil's Cafe & Grill - Milwaukee, WI


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I do still miss Gil's (and their late summer Texas Street Festival that would close down Hackett to allow...


I went to Gil's for the first time last week, and will not be returning. It was a fairly slow weekday evening, but it was clear they were understaffed. I saw only one server tak...

Good food and atmosphere, but service could be better 9/7/2005

Although I really like the atmosphere and food at Gil's, I have to say the service is slightly lacking. But I still go there with this knowledge, as I still enjoy everything else they have to offer. One of my favorite things is the Blackened Chicken Sandwich, which is a chicken breast with guacamole and jack cheese served on a yummy bun with the BEST fries! This sandwich sounds basic but it never disappoints. I also enjoy all of Gil's soups, and their artichoke dip. This is also a great place to go in the summer, because you can sit outside and watch the action on Downer Avenue. This place is definitely an East Side landmark. more

Eastside Standard 8/14/2005

Gil's is an excellent Eastside Milwaukee fixture - a real treasure for get-togethers in this part of town. The bar is almost always crowded, but cozy. If you can get here early, or on the rare occasion that Gil's isn't packed - it really is an exceptional spot to sit and sip (espresso or beer). The menu is good and pretty standard for a yuppy/eclectic/creative/American/Cafe fare. Good vegetarian choices, and good comfort food. Good brunch too. Occasional music performance is a plus, but again, Gil's is lacking in square footage. This makes for an intimate but somewhat clausterphobic dining experience. A good date restaurant; take a stroll down Downer Ave. before or after dinner and maybe catch a movie across the street! Service is somewhat snooty which is not the norm in Milwaukee and doesn't seem to fit with the casual Eastside vibe at Gil's. more
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  • Popular restaurant features American and Italian cuisine at the restaurant with outdoor dining.

  • 2/26/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 5pm-1am Sat-Sun 10:30am-1am
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Discover, Visa, American Express
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