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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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11:00 - 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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Fond du Lac
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great! The service was excellent and there was live entertainment. Perfect place for a romantic dinner or special occasion.

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

Thanks so much for the great review! Please join us again. More 

Crooked Lake, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous service and food. From the eggplant appetizer to the Veal Marcella, prime rib to the coffee everything was Great. Highly recommended this fine dinning restaurant.

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

Thanks so much for the excellent review! We appreciate your kind words and patronage. Please give us the opportunity to serve you again soon. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated my husband's birthday at The Packing House. This restaurant never disappoints. Excellent atmosphere, staff is very friendly, wonderful menu with ribs, steaks, chicken, seafood, reasonably priced drinks, and the food is delicious! Parking lot available on site.

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate you celebrating with us and hope you join us again soon. More 

Madison, WI
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125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommended by the hotel we were staying at. Arrived and saw the line to the parking lot was a half mile down the road. Turned out to be the line for the Friday fish fry drive through (at Lent it can be two MILES down the road). Seated quickly. The service and food was spot on. I had the fish... More 

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

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We hope to serve you again soon. Our drive through fish fry is very popular, but moves very quickly. Most cars take less than a minute to serve, so never let the line be a concern! More 

Hays, Kansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic prime rib and filet mignon! Great salad dressings and hot sourdough bread! Excellent service. Wonderful dessert recommendation - banana cream pie!

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

Thanks so much for the great review! Please give us the opportunity to serve you again soon. More 

Cudahy, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Decided to take my wife, sister, sister-in-law, and brother-in-law back here for a Christmas lunch before coming to our house! Have been here many times, but nothing too recently! It still is a very nice restaurant with attentive staff and very good food! Party members had the walleye, chicken cordon bleu, ribs, and I decided to try the Brew Town... More 

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

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

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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187 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I meet a former work colleague monthly for dinner to catch up on all the scuttlebutt, and tonight's meeting place was the Packing House (Wed. Dec. 7, 2016), located on E. Layton Blvd, across from the Mitchell Field grounds and private air terminals. When we arrived, we got one of the 2 remaining parking places on the restaurant's lot, which... More 

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

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to serving you again. We offer dinners nightly and lunch Monday through Friday. We feature local musicians in our lounge Wednesday through Saturday night with no cover charge. More 

Milwaukee
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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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1 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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209 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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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1 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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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1 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 

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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?