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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 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Family owned & operated since 1974. We have something to please even the...
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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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tastes Much Better than it Looked!!

Hotel recommended this place to us. It's on the backside of the airport in what I can only describe as a street on the edge of going to the dark-side? The parking lot was rustic to say the least and we see this house and figured let's try it since we were there already. The decor is definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Scott F
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Northvale, New Jersey
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Naperville, IL
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

After reading other reviews, we decided this was a convenient meeting spot to take our elderly mother for a birthday lunch. First impression was very good when making the reservation and speaking to Joan about our situation. This is a great, comfortable spot for seniors and we were warmly greeted. We all had sandwiches which were just right for a... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! It sounds like we accomplished everything we strive for daily. My family and our wonderful staff are grateful for your kind words. Hope we can serve you again soon. More 

Blairsville, Georgia
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Our family gathered at The Packing House last Friday night having spent the evening at a wake for my mother in law. We had not been in Milwaukee for years, but remembered this place from the 70's when she lived about a half mile from there. As we entered the restaurant I was greeted by a loud band and shuddered,... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderful review! Hope we have the opportunity to serve you again soon. More 

Northvale, New Jersey
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Hotel recommended this place to us. It's on the backside of the airport in what I can only describe as a street on the edge of going to the dark-side? The parking lot was rustic to say the least and we see this house and figured let's try it since we were there already. The decor is definitely in need... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us. More 

Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The old Wisconsin supper clubs are getting harder to find, especially the good ones. While there overnight for a flight out of MKE we thought we'd try this, when we saw the cars lined up on the street to get in, we figured this must be good, not like the line at McDonalds either. When we got inside, it was... More 

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

Thanks for the wonderful review! We are proud of our family owned tradition of excellence. Hope we can serve you again soon! More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

One year ago we took my mother in law here for her 96th birthday. Revisited again just me and my husband. Asked for Penny, the server from our first visit. She was terrific, making mom feel so special. She did not disappoint this time either. She remembered mom, where we sat, and some of the foods we enjoyed. This time... More 

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

Thank you for celebrating with us once again! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to serving you again. More 

Milwaukee
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I had the 6 oz filet which was cooked perfect and was good. It was served with a ton of onion rings a,one with a choice of side. Also included was a cup of soup or salad. I liked the chicken noodle soup. The atmosphere is nice but not too stuffy like some restaurants. Casual enough though to not have... More 

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Thanks for the great review! We hope to serve you again next time you're in our area! More 

Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It's been 20 years since our last visit, but their fish fry is just as great as I remember. Great service, great food and live music in the bar.

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

Thanks for the great review! We are proud to be family owned and operated since 1974 by the same family. Glad to hear the quality was the same now as it was 20 years ago! Please don't let it be another 20 years before you join us again! More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Very nice ambience, great service and delicious food! The hubby brought me here for my birthday on June 30, 2015. We are from KCMO, so didn't know what to expect. It was very nice. We had a lovely dinner served by a friendly waitress. I had the steak au poivre and it was just perfect. We ended our dinner with... More 

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Thanks for the wonderful review! We are honored you chose to celebrate your special day with us and are happy you enjoyed your dinner with us. More 

ILL
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Outstanding food and cocktails. Not to mention the friendliest warmest people I ever met. Cannot wait to go back! !

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Thanks for joining us on your special day! We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Greenfield, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Have just returned from dinner at The Packing House. While overall I have rated the food and experience 4 stars (prime rib, steaks were very good), I am reviewing because there were a few things that bothered me rather than impressed me. These were: water being refreshed by the employee with the pony tail hair (no net of course) that... More 

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

Thanks for the review. Our family has taken great pride in the job we do to please the most discriminating diners for the last 41 plus years. We will certainly redouble our efforts to pay attention to the details you mentioned as well as our entire operation. Thank you so much for pointing out some shortcomings. We will make every... More 

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Additional Information about The Packing House

Address: 900 E Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5237
Phone Number: +1 414-483-5054
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 45
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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