Mikey's

3.7
191 reviews
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$30 and under
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Burgers

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Serving up drinks on Cathedral Square in downtown Milwaukee, Mikey's offers an elevated lounge bar with tap beers, wine, cocktails and mix drinks from 4pm-2am every Wednesday-Saturday and 12pm-9pm on Sunday. Stop in for happy hour from 4pm-7pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday or stop in on $1 bomb nights at 10pm on Wednesday and Friday night.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Burgers, Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am
Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
Happy Hour
Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(414) 273-5397
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Mikey's Skylight Room is the perfect area to hold your next party, event or special occasion. Our Skylight Room seats 50 comfortably for dinner or 150 for cocktails and appetizers.
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Private party contact
Kate Brown : (262) 388-2481
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Catering
We offer an extensive catering menu with options that range from formal sit down, buffet style and carving stations. We offer a low food and beverage minimum with no room rental fee.
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Cross street
Wells
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8
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1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We were there on a Saturday for our first date night out since we had our baby back in June.

NONE of the tap beer lines worked. I couldn't believe it.

I also ordered the slider sampler for dinner and the inside of my burger was literally raw. I sent it back and just asked them to remove it from our bill.

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JS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was attentive, but strange. Cocktail napkins on table and had to ask for silverware. Bartender wore a uniform, but waitstaff did not. Soda was flat.

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DD
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The waitress was awesome, making us feel special there. The food was rather average but OK and tasty. Perhaps this venue is more energetic on a Friday/Saturday with a different crowd.

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We had a reservation and still had to wait to be seated.
The food arrived after we waited an hour and the hamburger was very dark on the outside , cold and raw on the inside.

Two good things did happen. The desert was delicious and with all the unhappiness we experienced the server picked up the bill for our lunch.

We felt the restaurant was understaffed and overwhelmed.

I would really have to think twice to revisit your establishment.

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M
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

We think they refill the Sriracha bottle with ketchup. No not ketchup with a different hot sauce.

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LJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The onion ring appetizer and main courses were very good. The best dish was the chocolate cake for dessert. My compliments to the chef! We enjoyed our lunch and will be back.

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for lunch during Downtown Dining week. Great selections for great price! Would have preferred my salad without dressing but forgot to ask. Fish tacos were yummy but not that hot. Brownie was absolutely decadent and I tasted the strawberry rhubarb ice cream -yum!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came for preTheatre drinks and dinner. We arrived early for our dinner reservation and were able to have a couple of drinks up at the bar to watch the Kentucky Derby. Our bartender, Alex, was very friendly and efficient. Our party of 6 then moved to our booth for dinner. The food came promptly and was very good. The biggest downfall was the noise while dining which made it hard to converse. However, We would not hesitate to return at another time

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EG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burgers and cheese curds! We weren't sure where to stop but happy we found a place that had great food!

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had dinner at Mikey's before a show at the Pabst Theater. This is a great location near the theater and parking. Food was excellent - so was the service. We arrived early 5:30 so very little crowd at the time. It seems to be a popular late night bar scene for the younger crowd but perfect for a casual dinner before a show. The burgers and sliders were excellent! I would definitely return to Mikey's again. Our waitress went out of her way to make sure we had a great time.

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BV
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A great place before a downtown show. Excellent selection of beer and food.
The service was friendly, prompt, attentive but not pushy. We've eaten here before and will be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was delicious. We had the Milwaukee AF-delicious. We were there before it got busy and service was average. Prices very reasonable. Would recommend/return.

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! I had the hummus and kickin' chicken. Yummy!

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E
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great downtown location near red arrow park. Amazing burgers. Great service and hospitality. I will definitely be visiting here again .

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h
Milwaukee
248 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Great place for a drink. Food is typical bar food. Service started out slow given the lack or partons but improved.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hey Open Table, I actually have no idea how this place was because you let me make a reservation and they were closed! How are you helpful to this place. I left a good review because it’s notbtheute fault.

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BV
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great meal before going on to a show. Service was friendly, food delicious. Best burger ever, done just to my order. Will be back to try for lunch. Looks like a fun place for outdoor dining.

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JK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Seemed very short staffed, food took a long time.

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W
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bethany, our server was absolutely wonderful. Had 4 types of BBQ, which were all pretty good. Mac and Cheese side was a little flavorless. Baked Beans were amazing.

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JM
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service and they were giving out cocktail samples which was delightful.

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p
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Very mediocre food, fatty brisket, buns were poor quality, not toasted, no butter, no taste to sandwich.
Salad, a few tidbits of blue cheese.

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MP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first time there. Excellent server. Food plating presentation was well done. Comment from two that had bloody Mary's that they seemed bland, not enough seasoning. The salad and sandwiches were very good but the dessert....key lime bar was better then excellent, just needed to be served with spoons without having such deep bowl to them. We used our forks and enjoyed them to the very end.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

First and last time at Mikey's. Started off with something very slimy in my friend's salad. Then, the brisket sandwich was very dry and had to ask for additional bbq sauce, which when going to a bbq place, you would think they would bring their signature sauces automatically. Had to actually take the bun off and look to see if there was really cheese on the sandwich. The homemade chips were ok - you could tell they didn't use any salt or seasoning when making them. Our dessert was supposed to be red velvet cake with cream cheese mousse layers and hot fudge on top. The cream cheese mousse layers were nothing like mousse - quite rubbery and gross and there was no hot fudge on top. When asked the waitress about the hot fudge, she said, no, sorry, not on this dessert. We did point to the table next to us with the same dessert that had hot fudge and she just shrugged and walked away. Also, my friend and I both had a sprite. My friend asked for water 1/2 way thru our meal. The waitress came over and gave her water, which I wasn't paying much attention to until she asked if I wanted water as well and I said, sure. She poured both of our waters in our SODA glasses! Would not recommend this place to anyone!

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AI
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our meal. We had the Downtown Dining Week special dinner and it was very good. Our server was very attentive as was the host who made time to stop and ask us how we were enjoying our meal. The BBQ is solid. It's not the best we've had but it is proper BBQ. We will be back for sure.

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g
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Went there for Downtown Dining. For $25, it was def. worth it. Portion was very good. Enjoyed the cheese curds. The spare ribs fell off the bone. Brisket and pulled pork were a little dry but w/ bbq sauce it helped.

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F
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the best BBQ we have had in Milwaukee. The mac & cheese was outstanding!

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MF
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ecellent food and open seating with views of Cathedral Square. We recommend the Taco Trio and all of the barbecue dishes we tried were excellent.

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T
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Service was slow

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c
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I was pleased with the chicken dinner I ordered. I loved the Kansas City BBQ sauce. My chicken was tender. The cocktails were great! I would go again.

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LS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebration!

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OT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so underrated! The food is amazing and the service is always great. They just revamped their menu and it couldn't be more delicious- a hidden gem in Milwaukee!

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BC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Food portion we all thought was on the small side, the wings were very good, cheese curds also. We had ribs, brisket, pulled chicken. The ribs were done perfectly. Pulled chicken was good, however the brisket was hot and miss. Some was tender and done right, some was dry, a bit fatty and tough. Overall though we were happy with our experience.

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sadly, we were not able to eat at Mikey's. Although we were able to make our reservations on Open Table for 5pm on Friday 11/25/16 when we arrived the restaurant was closed!
We ended up going next door to eat. No signs on the doors or anything. When we left the other restaurant Mikey's was still closed (at 6:45pm).
It's too bad we didn't receive notification that they place was closed.

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NF
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Mi*key's was overall a disappointing experience for our group. We had a reservation for 6pm. We were for most of the time, the only people in the place. While they did meet our request to be done with our dinner close to 7 (as we has an event to attend) the food was just OK for the price. Brisket and chicken were dry, and the sauces were nothing exciting. While we were eating, they turned down the lighting down so low that we needed to use our phone lights to read the sauce bottles! The location and view of the cathedral are great, sadly Mi*key's is not.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Came here on a Wednesday evening. Very few people in the restaurant. Food was delisioua but 4 top tables were extremely small to the point where 4 entree tables made it almost impossible to eat.

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m
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was in town for anniversary, agreed on BBQ and loved it. The meat was great and husband said it was maybe the best he has ever had, and I have taken him to a lot of BBQ's. As we were leaving, he definitely wants to come back if we are in area again.

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j
Milwaukee
44 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice stop for downtown dining. Great value.

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j
Milwaukee
44 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tried it during the downtown dining and will return.

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TT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food I can recommend, but the service was poor. 10 minutes to get served our first drink over 20 minutes waiting for the second. A half an hour between appetizers and the main course, and it wasn't even busy.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I would only recommend this place if you want to see a bunch of young waitresses wearing itty bitty, skin-tight dresses. That whole vibe really turned turned me off and it makes me think the owner is a creep. Brisket and pork were dry and not very flavorful. At least the cheese curds were good.

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