Meet Me At Ma Fischer's Diner

An East Side Tradition Since 1932

Open 7am–9pm
2214 N Farwell Ave Milwaukee, WI 53202

Our COVID-19 Update

Good morning Milwaukee! The Milwaukee Health Department has approved our COVID-19 Safety plan. It's been a long six months, which led us to many changes. We adapted and are adhering to all the necessary precautions to keep you safe. Our staff is masked up and we expect you to be too. Milwaukee does have a mask mandate. All our staff completed COVID-19 safety precaution training through SafeServ. We now have partitions between our booths, we sanitize each table after customers leave. We have hand sanitizer stations and have installed automated faucets. Our capacity for seating is currently at 50%. We have removed five tables from our dining room as well as closed our counter seating. Outdoor seating is available, we have a beautiful new patio as well as sidewalk cafe seating.

Thank you to everyone who has visited us and blessed us with your patronage. Ma has been doing her thing since 1932 and she will continue to fight this fight.

About Ma Fischer's Diner

My father, George Panos, immigrated to Canada in 1960 with a suitcase and $100 to his name. George met my mother, Sofia, in 1967 and they were married by 1968. My brother Joe and I came along shortly after. Soon, we moved to Chicago where my father worked as a butcher and a waiter. He longed for more. With the addition of my little sister Patty, my father decided it was now time to live out his American Dream. He found it in Milwaukee at 2214 N. Farwell Avenue. Jackie Fischer, the original “Ma” and owner of Fischer’s Sandwich since 1932, sold her business to my father in the spring of 1975. Six months later, my mother, siblings, and I moved into Ma Fischer’s with our father.

— Peter Panos, Owner

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Something For Everyone

A wide range of meals to satisfy any craving. View our menu.

Full Menu 24/7

Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner any time of day!

Outdoor, Pet-Friendly Seating

You know, when it isn't winter. ☃

Carry Out

Enjoy our eats in the comfort of your own home. Sorry, no delivery!

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