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West Bank Cafe

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732 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-2104
+1 414-562-5555
17:30 - 21:00
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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

I have been eating here for over 20 years. Back in the day, this family owned and run Vietnamese restaurant had more than one person working in the kitchen and they had at least 2 waitstaff. The food was very good and so was the speed of service. Local artists displayed and sold their work on the restaurant walls. Food... More 

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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117 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

All I needed was a wall of scooters outside, and would have completed the feeling of being back in Viet Nam! great service, and had the Chicken Lemon Grass, medium hot...delightful. I was early in the restaurant and was by myself, except for the to go people who came in. Loved talking to the owner... Gam ON! Thank you!

1 Thank charleshaycock
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2012

...but, the service and atmosphere were not very good. Our waitress was nice but slow, and the dining room was pretty empty. Not only was it empty, it was ugly. Not horrid but in need of an update. It is a bad shade of peach with fake peach flowers on the tables. Anyway, we may go back cuz the food... More 

Thank llamenda
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

We recently visited the West Bank Cafe as we had not gone there for a number of years and thought we would give it another try. I was sorry the idea entered my head. There were 2 of us dining on a Friday night when we walked into the dining room with only 5 other people. A group of 3... More 

Thank HungryGypsy
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

Good food and a lot of it. Our server was friendly and funny

Thank mills_2004
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2010

This is sort of a strange restaurant. It does have some Vietnamese food on the menu, but it also doubles as a Chinese restaurant. It appears to be a husband and wife operation, so it can get real slow if there is more than one table being served. The food quality was just OK. If I was in the neighborhood... More 

Thank WorldTravelerDan
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164 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2010

We have been going here for many years, and again it was my birthday destination. An excellent mix of Asian with often a touch of French throw in. Try the catfish in a clay pot, which is excellent. They are very genreous with their scallops, and for an appetizer I always get the fish cakes. Watch the daily specials as... More 

Thank TerrenceDean
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2009

I know what Vietnamese food is supposed to taste like (had it all over the world, including in Vietnam). Head to any place in Chicago's Vietnamese town and you'll find out what good Vietnamese food tastes like. What they serve at West Bank Cafe is far from authentic, and worse yet, not even good. The pho's broth is generic and... More 

Thank luv2dineMilwaukee
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2008

I had heard so many great things about this place before I went there, and I was thoroughly disappointed. I didn't think there was anything special about either the food or the atmosphere.

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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2007

If you're looking for great Vietnamese food and flavors that are explosive, you've come to the right place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12
Vietnamese, Asian
Restaurant features
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 732 E Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI 53212-2104
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-562-5555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?