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The Packing House

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900 E Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5237
+1 414-483-5054
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Milwaukee
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything from the servers to the chef's do the best job. The food is the best around d. The atmosphere though is one that is hard to find anymore. Supper club feel from decades ago and the best live music Wed thru Saturday nights. Love the Packing House. A decades old icon.

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Thank KellyMKE
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate that you enjoy our family owned and operated restaurant that goes back to 1974. We look forward to another opportunity to serve you. More 

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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196 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to eat here on the spur of the moment. It's not often one finds table cloths at a restaurant these days. We both had fish, very tasty. Steaks are also available. Our server was attentive but not pushy.

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Thank Jerry H
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us last minute and for the review! We do offer white table linen cloths on the tables and a full menu for lunch and dinner. Enjoy steaks, seafood, ribs, poultry and veal entrees for dinner and a great lunch menu Monday through Friday. We hope to serve you again soon. More 

Drums, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful fish fry served on Fridays. Definitely would recommend that you make a reservation in advance unless you want to utilize the drive thru.

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Thank Sue T
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review of our famous fish fry! We serve it every Friday 11am-10pm with the cash only drive thru from 3-9pm. Hope you can join us again soon! We are open every day of the year with a full menu available for lunch Monday through Friday and dinners nightly. More 

Hernando, Florida
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269 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being in Wisconsin on a Friday, you must do a Friday Fish Fry and Packing house has a great one. Menu has lots of fish and steak. Service was a little sketchy though. The place is huge and folks are "packed in" pretty close. Not a place for a romantic dinner. Go for the fish.

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Thank Barbara M
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thnak you so much for the review! Hope you join us again soon. More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A Milwaukee establishment that just didn't meet expectations. We ordered the Brie appetizer that came warm with stale flat bread. The Veal Marsala was also served warm and came with 2 very small patties. The boneless ribeye was served to order at MR and the mashed potatoes served cold. GREAT drinks at reasonable price. The kareoke a little loud at... More 

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Thank Mark S
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. While I'm disappointed to hear about your experience with us, I wish you would have mentioned the shortcomings during your visit. I'm told that we did remove the baked Brie appetizer from your check, there was never a mention of you being dissatisfied with the veal or the cold mashed potatoes. I'm glad to hear... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The Packing House is said to have one of the best Friday fish frys in town so we had to try it! This was our first time at the Packing House. It's a little tricky getting in on a Friday night- they have a drive thru that had quite a long line and we had to walk in between the... More 

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Thank taykaz
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our Friday fish fry! We are open every day of the year, serving our fish fry every Friday, all day long from 11am-10pm. Come in and try us for lunch Monday through Friday or dinner nightly. We also offer live music in our lounge Wednesday through Saturday nights. We hope to have an opportunity... More 

Minneapolis
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I had a fantastic steak. I had “Steak au Poivre” which is a filet with garlic seasoning. Cooked to perfection! Salad was very good. Warm bread served with meals. House wine was fine. Service was excellent.

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Thank tonkabayguy
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! The Steak au Poivre has long been a favorite of our diners. Crusted in peppercorns, stuffed with slivered garlic and served with our signature cognac sauce, it's delicious! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience with us, please join us again soon. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

First time here and I was more than pleased. The atmosphere is very intimate and comfortable . My date and I were immediately greeted by our waitress (Sherry) to take our drink order and to tell us about the specials . She was very informative and great with suggestions . I'm slightly indecisive but she was so patient and wonderful... More 

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Thank Ruby_Bandman
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We are delighted you enjoyed your first experience with us and hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon. More 

South Milwaukee
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Food was average today. Prime rib and Chicken Oscar for entrees. Nice waitress but service was slow. Nice atmosphere. Probably our 3rd time visiting this restaurant. Probably will try another steak house for our next anniversary.

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Thank Thomas L
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I'm sorry to hear we didn't meet expectations this visit. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at: chris@packinghousemke.com. I'd like to hear more about your visit and invite you back. More 

minnesota
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241 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The place is a throwback to a bygone era of supper club dining. The food is good, not 5 star, fish fry decent, and they can usually make a decent Manhattan.

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Thank itraveleverywhere
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We hope to serve you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$45
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 E Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5237
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-483-5054
Description
Family owned & operated since 1974. We have something to please even the most discriminating diners! Ribs, steaks, seafood, poultry & veal. Weekday lunch, dinners nightly. Prime Rib on Wednesday, Saturday & Sundays. Friday fish fry. Live music in the lounge Wednesday thru Saturday nights.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?