Uncle Wolfie’s Breakfast Tavern Is Reopening for Inside Dining

And we have some recommendations for what you should order first.

Just in time for holiday-time noshing, Uncle Wolfie’s Breakfast Tavern is heading back to serving diners inside its cool Cream City brick building in Brewers Hill (234 E. Vine St.). Yep, they’ve been doing carryout (and patio service during alfresco dining season), but diners and that gorgeous wooden bar haven’t come together for a long time. All changes on Friday, Nov. 19. The restaurant will be open 8 a.m.-3 p.m., serving breakfast and lunch. Its hours going forward will be Friday-Monday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

To ensure they can make this return to indoor dining, there are rules: “Masks are required to enter, and they must be worn over noses and mouths at all times unless you are seated at your table. Absolutely no exceptions.” 



Now, what are you going to order? So many good choices here. For breakfast, consider the bananas foster oatmeal or sweet potato pie French toast, if you’re thinking sweet. For a savory mood, try the fall veggie omelet, biscuits and gravy or the BELTCH, which is a super breakfast sandwich with bacon, eggs, lettuce, tomato and cheddar on sourdough bread ($11-$15). Lunch fare ranges from a smoked salmon sandwich to Grain Goddess salad to a build-your-own burger ($10-$16).

As they get back on the in-service horse, diners should keep this in mind, per a tavern reopening announcement: “Please be patient with us as we figure out how to navigate service in this new era of dine-in. It won’t take long for us to get back into the swing of things, but we’ll certainly have some rust and dust to kick off.”



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.