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Edelweiss Cruise Lines

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205 W Highland/ 106 W Wells, Milwaukee, WI 53203
414-276-7447
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3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian dinner cruise

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner cruise. Contrary to some of the posters our experience was great. Only 8 couples on board. Food was good and we enjoyed going under all the bridges leaving the city. The skyline of Milwaukee at twilight was beautiful. I would recommend this excursion to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Alan s
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
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Germantown, Wisconsin
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The weather was great, the sights were awesome out on the Milwaukee River and in the Lake Michigan harbor. The cruise was historical and the tour guide was knowledgeable and well spoken. So nice to learn about Milwaukee along the river. The price was very reasonable for the afternoon tour. The boat was full and I believe a few people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner cruise. Contrary to some of the posters our experience was great. Only 8 couples on board. Food was good and we enjoyed going under all the bridges leaving the city. The skyline of Milwaukee at twilight was beautiful. I would recommend this excursion to all.

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Waterford, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Dinner cruise was simply the best, the boat was clean, staff was very nice and attentive, and the food was so Good! I would suggest this dinner to everyone! We will be buying this for gifts for couples in the future.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is an all around terrible experience. This once fun experience has become a nightmare made worse by the staff. One might expect that a late night party cruise will have a lot of people consuming good amounts of alcohol. However, the staff at Milwaukee Cruise lines treats everyone on this cruise as if they are part of the problem.... More 

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Illinois
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Incredibly crowded - this boat has VERY LITTLE outdoor space, though that is clearly where people want to be on a 'boat cruise.' Free margaritas have very little alcohol (as expected). Tacos were better than expected, fresh ingredients. Very disappointed in the lack of outdoor space on the boat, if you could get out there it was super crowded as... More 

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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This was supposed to be a very lovely family celebration and it started off very badly with the sheer disorganization of the boarding process. The boat was filthy with dead bugs in the light fixtures, dirty windows and disgusting carpeting. The drinks were outrageously priced, the salad was overdressed, the steak was really undercooked and stringy, the scallops and mashed... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The food on this cruise was terrible! Nothing was edible. It was a huge disappointment since the boat ride itself would have been such a nice experience. There were spiders all over the boat. It was obvious that it never gets cleaned on the outside, or at least hadn't in while. One girl had a spider fall on her plate,... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Friday nite menu is filet and salmon. Salmon being an odd choice I thought. The steak was very tough and difficult to cut even with the steak knives they provided. Could not eat it. The salmon was way undercooked and, again could not eat it. The mashed potatoes and green beans were very good, however, a little pricey when... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It was a great day and the Milwaukee River didn't smell to horrible. The drinks were served right away and most of the people were drunk about an hour in. Luckily it was a sunny day so I could sit out and get a great tan, while the boozers were barfing below. If they would cut people off sooner it... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Not worth it at all. We went b/c of a bachelorette party. You got 2 drink tickets for cheap bubbly and sams club apps that wasn't enough to go around. Don't bother with this cruise.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 W Highland/ 106 W Wells, Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-276-7447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: German, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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