It was such a nice day out that we decided to sit outside and there wasn't any wait since it was still before the dinner rush, around 5ish. The outside seats at Comet are along the sidewalk and provide great people watching of the diverse East Side. As we sat outside, it did get a little breezy and sitting under the table umbrella made it a tad chilly but doable. Inside, there were many tables available when we first got there but people did flow in at a steady pace. Friday at Comet can get oh so busy. Typically serves the typical East Side crowd but brings in all types of people... families, married couples, college students, etc.
I thought it'd be smart to fill you in and provide you my history with Comet. You'll notice that I may be less detailed about the restaurant because I've been to this establishment many times since moving to my current residency. It was love at first sight. I knew that this would be my Cheers bar from Cheers, my Max from Saved by the Bell, my Peach Pit from 90210... shall I go on? Didn't think so. I frequent this place often ut not often enough for everyone to know my name. Getting there though. During one of the first few times I went to Comet, I came up with a mission that I would not get any of the menu items twice until I've tried everything once. I chose the mission and have stuck to it since July 2010. If I'm motivated enough, I may get really gung ho and do a review of all the foods that I've had from their menu. I guess only time will tell. But, you take a quick glance at the menu and you'll notice all comfort food with an attitude. Anyway, lets move on with the review.
|Front: Bell's Oberon Ale, Rear: Chatoe Rogue OREgasmic Ale|
The server was one that we often had. Ben actually went to school with him. He is always friendly and helpful. Jamie, and her oh so motivated self, eventually met up with us. She passed on food and a beverage and just chose to re-hydrate with water... she was jealous of us I'm sure. Let's get on to the food. Shall we?
|Vegan Chili with Noodles|
Details: Friday Fish Fry Everyday which includes hand-battered cod, fries, coleslaw, rye toast and tartar sauce. Ben chose the vegan chili with noodles as his starter. (Entrees come with choice of soup or salad.) $10
|Friday Fish Fry Everyday|
|Small House Salad with side of ranch|
Details: Buffalo Grilled Chicken Sandwich with small house salad with side of ranch instead of fries. The sandwich came with tomato, lettuce and Hooks Creamery blue cheese sauce and served on a ciabatta bread. $9 plus $1 for salad substitution.
|Buffalo Grilled Chicken Sandwich|
Other factors to keep in mind:
-Slow food: don't anticipate fast service or a short wait during prime meal times. This place prides itself in good quality food that sometimes takes time to prepare. They don't mess... Most definitely worth the wait.
-Various daily specials for both food and drink.
-Fish fry is everyday... not just Friday.
-Breakfast is served everyday until 3pm. (does not include all the Brunch items though)
-Homemade cupcakes and pies.
-Great people watching!
-Bar side and diner side available. Outside seating can only accommodate 3 to a table.
Do keep in mind that Comet is one of my all time favorite places in Milwaukee to go. So, I'm sure this is somewhat biased... I'll definitely admit that. But, it's pretty darn amazing. They've even been visited by the awesome Guy Fieri from Triple D (Diners, Drive Ins and Dives) from the food network. So, obviously it's worth your time then. Well, I know I would go anywhere Guy has been. Loves. Catch the Triple D clip on YouTube!