Potawatomi’s Canal Street Cafe to Open July 18

The restaurant replaces the hotel’s Locavore, which had opened in 2014.

As announced in May, Locavore, the restaurant at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino (1721 W. Canal St.), has closed. And July 18 is D-day for Canal Street Cafe, the restaurant that replaces it. The new venue follows the broad model of hotel dining: open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serving a wide variety of American-style food. Breakfast includes omelets, steak and eggs, pancakes and waffles ($6.95-$10.95). Lunch features hot sandwiches, burgers, salads, some entrées (spaghetti and meatballs, beef pot pie) and several breakfast-style items ($6.95-$11.95). For dinner, it’s comfort food central: burgers, pot roast, meatloaf, fish fry, chicken-fried steak, chicken schnitzel ($7.95-$18.95).

Locavore, whose kitchen was manned by chef Van Luu (who has since departed Potawatomi), had a seasonal bent and utilized ingredients sourced, as the name suggested, locally.

Canal Street Cafe’s hours: daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m.




Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.