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The Watts Tea Shop

761 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3707
+1 414-290-5720
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“lunch” (22 reviews)
“sunshine cake” (20 reviews)
“quiche” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, British
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761 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3707
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

My first time at Watts Tea Shop, I ordered afternoon tea. It came with four different finger sandwiches, fruit, dessert and choice of tea. It was a fun experience.

Thank Marla H
Reviewed 29 December 2016

So very sad Watts Tea Shop is closing. So many trips there as a little girl 70+ years ago, all dressed up with the big ladies. Then, over the years, bridal showers, celebrations of all kinds. Just enjoyed my last lunch and the last Sunshine...More

Thank EdithWagner
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This is a gem of a tea room open for breakfast and lunch. Several selections of tea. I had their own blend which was a black tea with citrus. I have had chicken with a mushroom sauce which was superb. I have had their chicken...More

Thank schoneman
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Went twice with family. You walk through an interesting store up the lift, through an art gallery - with serious $$$ artwork and into the 1950s Pricing was surprisingly good and the lunch - excellent . Cakes the day before were tops

Thank insearchofit
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The store is on the first floor, the tea room is on the second floor. We had some scones and some tea. It was nice. The tea was good. It is like being in a restaurant, more than a tea place. Nothing really charming. Modern....More

Thank Davidamy617
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Absolutely the very best English muffins we've ever had -- anywhere, anytime. Their scones were wonderful, too.

1  Thank MHS5744
Reviewed 20 August 2016

After looking forward to renewing some of the most pleasant lunches I have ever experienced this visit was a huge disappointment. The staff was pleasant but not very efficient. It was not very busy and we waited almost 30 min for our drink order. (All...More

Thank Jane Z
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Tea house needs an update! Food was just ok and the furnishings are dirty and worn out. The drapes (sheers) are pathetic ! The women's restroom is another story ! For the $ it needs to be much better . I would not recommend it...More

Thank hendrica
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Michelle, our waitress, was excellent - pleasant, well informed and efficient. The location on N Jefferson was easy to find, the ascent to the second floor well marked and the linens clean. My husband's meal ( chicken and veggies plus a Caesar salad) was adequate,...More

Thank jane o
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Watts for a four generation ladies lunch on Saturday at 1:00. There were a couple of bridal showers, but there was plenty of room for us. It's a very nice atmosphere. Bright & open space. Our waitress, Patti, was excellent. She was...More

Thank Cathy J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 761 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3707
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-290-5720
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Join us for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, or your next Special Event!Milwaukee’s most historic tea room, perched atop the prestigious china and crystal store, serving homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Serving Milwaukee's historic Easttown Neighborhood since 1870!Winner of a 2011 James Beard Award and named one of The New York Times 10 Greatest Old World Dining Institutions!
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