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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“ramen” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
839 W National Ave, Historic Walker's Point, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1304
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband had lunch here with some friends on a weekday and wanted to try brunch at 11AM on a rainy Sunday. He said he enjoyed it but that the accoustics were terrible. Parking wasn't pleasant, but we found a spot on a side street...More

Thank LadyM005
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Amid all the second-hand stores and antique shops, The National works as a place to grab a decent bite. The tuna salad was well-turned out; fresh ingredients and some medium rare tuna with sesame seeds. Brewed coffee is excellent. As with many order at the...More

Thank Bucky1836
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came for lunch. It’s a great little cafe in a very old building...nice cream city brick. We ordered at the counter and were able to find a table right away. Definitely was a longer wait, but they blame that on the...More

Thank Christopher S
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 29 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 15 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 13 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 23 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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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