I know you enjoyed Old Carriage Cafe, as well.We will have to visit both!!
Ilija’s is also in the Entertainment book. He’s a real character and his son’s inherited his charm. Although he is less than six blocks away from Old Carriage Cafe, they are not competitors. In fact they went in together on a shipment of Vranac, the great Montenegrin wine. Milwaukee is lucky to have so many Serbian restaurants.
That place definately looks worth a visit!!The food described on the site sounded marvelous!!We will have to work on a dinner gathering…
I went with my wife to Ilija’s Place tonight, we had acoupon. Great food, great atmosphere, great prices.
Bobbi had the whitefish and loved it – sorry, I didn’t think about a camera until I sat down. I had an excellent mixed grill platter of Chevapchichi, Pljeskavica, Raznici and Kobasica for only $16. See menu for description – http://www.ilijasplace.com/. The soups were very rich, and we shared a White Chocolate Torte and The Best Ice Cream Drink Made in Milwaukee for dessert. The ice cream drink lived up to it’s name.
At the adjoining table was a large group speaking another language. Russians, I guess, based on their dress and the vodka bottle they brought to the restaurant. A fun place, except when Ilija saw that bottle.
As I left, I told Ilija that we would return, with friends. Which brings me back to the coupon. There is a 2 for 1 deal online, that is currently on sale, making it close to 3 for 1. SE WI & Northern IL RoadFooders, buy your coupon and then we can set up the date for our group outing.
Coerper’s is under new ownership. And not open Sundays. Anyone eaten there under the new owners?? I still don’t fully enjoy that neighborhood.
Shaker’s is in Milwaukee’s Walkers Point area at 422 S 2nd St., (414) 272-4222
I haven’t been there in well over 15 years so I don’t know if they still have cigars and food.
I remember he originally turned out food on a portable electric two burner range.
A friend of mine used to have a cigar bar in Milwaukee. Seems like it was on south 6th, called Shaker’s. Is it still there? He also had really good food, specializing in wild game.
Fritz’s is actually on 20th & Oklahoma but yep that is the one.
My wife and I have her parents visiting us from Michigan this weekend. We all went Thursday to Ilija’s for dinner. We had pork shank (slow roasted until it turned into meat that melted in your mouth), osso buco or veal shank, veal paprikash and a Serbian schnitzel which had cheese spread on it along with prosciutto and rolled up along with a thin bread coating. We polished off two bottles of wine along chicken soup filled with the lightest dumpling any of us have ever eaten. With the start of the meal bringing us kajmak (sp?) which I think is a butter and cheese mixture and ajvar,a roasted red pepper spread, my mother-in-law declared it one the finest meals she’s ever had. I, too loved everything but I still think that Ilija’s lamb shank is my personal favorite dish. We finished the meal with snifters of bellaosso (sp?) a top of the line slivovitz, Serbia’s plum brandy, and also a pear and apple type of slivovitz. I can’t wait to return, hopefully with CSD!
We still have yet to sample the bureks, which even though are not on the menu, are available according to Dado, Ilija’s son, our waiter. I would call first though, if I planned on ordering a burek.
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Is this Fritz’s on 16th and Oklahoma? I used to work for Beer Capitol Distributors (behind the medical center) and hit Fritz’s every payday for "shish" (shorthand for shish-ke-bob).
Near the ball park, there are some good places on Blue Mound Road (just south of the actual ball park). I like Kelly’s Bleachers "Home of the 4# Burger" even though it’s more a dance club, and I generally hate those! I just get my eats to go.
Balistreri’s on the corner of 68th and Wells is great when I’d rather travel than deal with noise. Left on Blue Mound Road, Right on 68th to Wells. Not bad pie, but you gotta do thin crust.
If you got money to burn, Coerper’s on 24th and State is as good a steak house as you’ll find in the midwest. Take Miller Park Way to Highland Avenue, turn right to 24th St., another right to State. It’s NOT on the corner, but a hair west of the corner (a third right if you need to get your bearings).
I’m told that Sanford’s is great, too, but I’ve never been there.
Milwaukee Magazine’s "Cheap Eats" issue is out, guys! http://www.milwaukeemagazine.com/
Thanks there, Buckaroo. Looks like it might have possibilities when we’re up your way for business next summer.
BuddyRoadhouse, Tenuta’s in Milwaukee is a corner 3 story red brick building on south Clement Avenue, not far from Three Brothers. I’ve never eaten there, but will give it a try in the future. Here’s a review and a menu:
My wife and some friends had a number of apps and a za and we all loved it. A co-worker went with his brother and didn’t enjoy it in the least. All I can say is that I plan on returning.
Thanks for the info CSD. I am familiar with Tenuta’s Deli in Kenosha (although I remember until you mentioned it if they were in Kenosha or Racine). The Tenuta’s I’m referring to is actually in the same neighborhood as Three Brother’s. It appears to be a little nicer type Italian restaurant. It’s in a nice little brick corner store on a north/south street as you approach Three Brother’s. It’s in a mostly residential area with few or no other businesses around it. Ring any bells?
Tenuta’s on 52nd Street in Kenosha is a premier Italian deli. You want it, they’ve got it! After spending a month in Italy, I was able to find everything at Tenuta’s. During the warmer months, Tenuta’s has an outdoor cafe offering grilled brats and Vienna Beef jumbo dogs. http://www.tenutasdeli.com
There’s a place on the way to Three Brother’s, a little corner cafe on a side street called Tenuta’s. Any opinions on this place? Is it worth checking out? Is it related to the Tenuta’s Deli in Kenosha? Or is it Racine, I always get ’em mixed up.
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