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Swingin' Door Exchange

219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
1(414) 276-8150
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Ranked #11 of 1,391 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are located in the historic Mackie Building in downtown Milwaukee. Come visit us for great food, fine spirits, good people and the history of the buildings architecture, as well as the famous "Grain Exchange" located upstairs. Can't find a place to park? Stop in for a $2 voucher for off street parking!
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

On a weekend trip to Milwaukee, my boyfriend and I stopped in based on positive Yelp! reviews. SDE satisfied all my needs when at a Wisconsin bar. Antique established atmosphere, genuine wait staff, pretty decent food, and wonderfully made Old Fashions. We liked it so much, we stopped in two nights in a row. I ordered the veggie melt (delicious!)... More

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Davenport, Iowa, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went for an early dinner before a concert. Food was good and service was great. The decor inside takes you back to another era.

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Old bridge
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Went here during our stop in Milwaukee along a road trip. The food was tasty, the drinks were good and the service and atmosphere were great. It was a laid back friendly vibe with fun music and history.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I spent a couple hours at Swingin' Door before a wedding reception next door at the Grain Exchange. We had a blast! Cute little hole in the wall with a great beer selection and a fully stocked bar. Wonderful service from all bartenders who were working their butts off! The food that was coming out of the... More

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good food. Good service. Friendly. Not expensive. Good for tourists and locals. What else can you say? Kinda reminded me of a "CHEERS" type of place.

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Venice, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Don't miss out on the $5.00 Wed mussel special. Generous portion and the garlic chardonnay sauce with crusty bread was awesome. If you choose the pulled pork sandwich, the sauce is more on the spicy side rather than sweet. Nice place that seemed to be frequented by locals as well as out-of-towners. Went based on TA reviews and was not... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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262 reviews 262 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Just a few blocks away from the Riverside, so it was a good place for a casual dinner. Ate in the bar area. Service was great (Emily). So was the food --- I had the chicken tender salad with cajun dressing, and we shared the carrot cake for dessert. Yummy! Reasonably priced too.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This place is a hoot! Old fashion décor and great food. We had a group for breakfast and everyone was very happy! The egg specialties are wonderful as is the bacon, sausage and breads. Just a fun place with good food.

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Oakland City, Indiana
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place was really good. I ordered cheesy potato and ham soup and bacon avocado melt. Both really good. My husband ordered fried shrimp and chili which he really enjoyed. This place doesn't have a kids menu, so my kids ordered the slider appetizer to share.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had lunch at the bar, the bartender was very welcoming. I had the hot veggie grilled sandwich with "out of this world" cooked carrots and my husband had the spicy chicken melt with house cut potato chips. We both enjoyed every bite and the local atmosphere too!

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