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“Great food, moderate service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Swingin' Door Exchange

Swingin' Door Exchange
219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
1(414) 276-8150
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Ranked #9 of 1,389 Restaurants in Milwaukee
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!
Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food, moderate service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

My boyfriend and I came here on a Saturday night and it was not too busy. We got seats at the bar and ate our food their too. The service was fair, they could have been a little more interested, rather they seemed too busy (even though it was not that busy in the bar). We got our food within 10 minutes and it was delicious. I highly recommend the carrots for a side-they are cooked in dry vermouth and are absolutely delicious! I had the pulled pork that was great and my boyfriend had the prime dip which he loved. Our total bill was only 35 with tip which is not bad for a dinner in Milwaukee. Would highly recommend this place if you are in town.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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swingindoorexchange, Owner at Swingin' Door Exchange, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thanks for giving us your feedback. I am glad to here you enjoyed your meal. I hope you will try us again. We enjoy reading your thoughts. KC
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English first
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Nice Downtown Pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Went here before a show at the Riverside. In close proximity - a short walk to the theatre. We found the cocktails to be strong, the beer cold and the bartender was nice. We had planned ahead to eat our dinner here due to the good tripadvisor reviews.

They had a ribeye special for $10.95! We were seated at the bar near the kitchen and a kitchen guy kept coming out to the bar bringing out food orders, and so I asked him about this ribeye for $10.95 (thinking that at that price it just can't be any good). He laughed and suggested I try it.

Very very tasty, grilled as ordered medium rare, and I was very glad I ordered it. We also had some deep fried shrimp that had a good shrimp flavor - not just all breading. Homemade potato chips were a great treat as well.

A fun place with good food - I have to recommend it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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swingindoorexchange, Owner at Swingin' Door Exchange, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
I'm glad you tried it too. Thanks for your kind words and for giving us the opportunity to accommodate you. Hope it was a great concert!
KC
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USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A downtown must stop and try”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

In town and staying at the Hilton Garden Inn on Broadway. Returning late, noticed the place, gave it a try and dined here 3 times over 6 days. Absolutely enjoyed the food and drink . A bit noisy on the speakers, but find the right table. Service and food is great and at excellent and fair prices. Maybe the 4th visit on my last evening stay.??!!

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swingindoorexchange, Owner at Swingin' Door Exchange, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thanks for your support. It's nice to know you enjoyed our establishment enough to keep coming back even on such a short stay. And by the way, I can agree with you, we are looking into some sound solutions. Thanks again. KC
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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem for sure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I must thank my fellow trip advisors for the great heads up on Swingin' Door! Went here this past Saturday night and couldn't have been happier! We showed up about 45 minutes before our reservation and they were more than happy to accomodate us! We were greeted warmly, and fell in love with the place for it's quaintness and lovely people! Oh, and I should also mention that the food was the BEST food we had all weekend, and the price.... oh my gosh, we had an incredible dinner and drinks for less than we spent on parking for a night in downtown! WOW!!!! It's a great spot!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Better then average food + good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Friendly, better then average bar food with daily specials at decent prices makes this a good place for a quick no-fuss dinner or drinks

Visited February 2013
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