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The Anchorage

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4700 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53212
414-962-4710
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Newly-upgraded for a more fresh, contemporary look, and located within the...
Newly-upgraded for a more fresh, contemporary look, and located within the Hilton Milwaukee River Hotel, The Anchorage proudly received a 3 ½ out of 4 star review from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Long-known for its unique variety of tempting seafood creations, The Anchorage has a NEW MENU for its lunch and dinner service, now featuring Allen Brothers Steaks, signature seafood entrées, classic appetizers, and daily “Chef’s Specials”! Coupled with scenic views of the Milwaukee River, The Anchorage presents its guests with casual elegance in a panoramic setting that truly distinguishes itself as a premier dining destination in Milwaukee! Seasonal service on The Patio offers a very unique option for dining and socializing occasions. Private catering for banquets and meetings also available.
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 118
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice Place To Relax

My wife and I spent two night at the Holiday Inn Riverfront and decided that after seeing The Anchorage we didn't have to go out for dinner and drinks. Great staff food and the prices are reasonable. Worth staying in!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
dudec
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Boardman, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I used to eat at the Anchorage every week, they remodeled over the winter and while the layout is nice, it's very sterile. I miss that vibrant "old ship" feeling when you entered. It's also done away with the seafood options and that's a shame. We used to go there with big groups for lunch because they offered a lot... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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187 reviews 187 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is attached to the Holiday Inn Milwaukee River. It looks as if it has been recently remodeled. It looks nice. It over looks the Milwaukee river. To be honest, in the middle of April. The view of the river looked a little rough. Breakfast was a buffet for the price of $10.00. They had the usual of eggs,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We'd eaten at the Anchorage while it was part of the River Hilton many times and the food, service and atmosphere was all first class. Decided to try the 'new' Anchorage last night. What a disappointment. There no longer IS atmosphere there. Felt like we were eating in a cafeteria and were actually about to leave because there was no... More 

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Boardman, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My wife and I spent two night at the Holiday Inn Riverfront and decided that after seeing The Anchorage we didn't have to go out for dinner and drinks. Great staff food and the prices are reasonable. Worth staying in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Your ship has come in, Milwaukee...the new Anchorage rocks the boat! Still features lots of seafood but everything's new and better. Had the Mahi burger and loved it.....insider tip: they have siracha ketchup which makes the fries ridiculous. Brian the host makes you feel right at home too. New Anchorage? Off the hook.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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191 reviews 191 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Set on a river and attached to a hotel (used to be hilton), this is one excellent restaurant. What can I say more about a place that offered impeccably cooked Walleye pike encrusted in pecans and the best fillet mignon my wife and I have tasted in years. Much. much better than at the "famous" steak houses... Spinach and artichoke... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

We ate breakfasts in The Anchorage throughout our stays at the hotel it's part of, The Milwaukee River Inn. We enjoyed the buffets , as well as entrees available to start our days. The scenic panoramic views overlooking the river provided an excellent background diversion to our dining experience. For example ducks would swim by toward the bridge. We liked... More 

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Mogi Guacu, SP
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96 reviews 96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The restaurant is next-door to the Hilton River and is excellent for sea food. We ordered fish and also a paella. The food was great and the river behind gave us a wonderful view. It was cold and we couldn't seat outside, that is probably great to do that at the summer time. I would come back easily.

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Madison
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Breafast was buffet or off-the-menu; food was delicious and affordable; waitress was attentive and friendly.

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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I stayed at the Milwaukee River Inn during a business trip and constantly went to the Anchorage for food and drinks. Sandy, the bartender, basically ran the entire show! She paid attention to all her customers and made sure that they were well taken care of. My coworkers and I got back pretty late one night, about 15 minutes before... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4700 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-962-4710

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Newly-upgraded for a more fresh, contemporary look, and located within the Hilton Milwaukee River Hotel, The Anchorage proudly received a 3 ½ out of 4 star review from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Long-known for its unique variety of tempting seafood creations, The Anchorage has a NEW MENU for its lunch and dinner service, now featuring Allen Brothers Steaks, signature seafood entrées, classic appetizers, and daily “Chef’s Specials”! Coupled with scenic views of the Milwaukee River, The Anchorage presents its guests with casual elegance in a panoramic setting that truly distinguishes itself as a premier dining destination in Milwaukee! Seasonal service on The Patio offers a very unique option for dining and socializing occasions. Private catering for banquets and meetings also available.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?