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“Great place to enjoy your breakfast!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Anchorage

The Anchorage
4700 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53212
414-962-4710
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Ranked #20 of 1,406 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $10 - $40
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
Huntington, West Virginia
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“Great place to enjoy your breakfast!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Although our breakfasts were paid by Hilton Milwaukee River, its buffet price is not too high ($13/16 for Mon-Sat/Sun) for the quality. The buffet came with cook-to-order egg dishes, such as omelet, benedict, etc. The egg benedicts were cooked perfectly and the English muffins were toasted- heavenly good!!

We had their breakfasts for four days. Therefore we witnessed their menu change. Unlike some hotel breakfast buffets, it changed one or two items in the hot or cold food areas!! We loved to try their new items everyday, corn beef hushbrown, asparagus, mixed veggie, pecan pie, cheese, apple turnovers etc.

Their view and service were both great. Will try their lunch or dinner next time if staying at Hilton Milwaukee River again!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you very much for your comments about our restaurant, The Anchorage, in particular about our popular Breakfast Buffet, following your stay with us at the Hilton Milwaukee River!

We pride ourselves on a combination of offering fantastic meals within a unique environment. Hence an ever-changing deluxe breakfast buffet situated where dining patrons can appreciate the views of the Milwaukee River and Estabrook Parkway.

Glad to hear that we will be both your lodging AND dining choice for your future Milwaukee-area visits!

-- Michael Dietrich, General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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“great service mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My wife and I spent the weekend at the Hilton Milwaukee River and after reading reviews on trip advisor decided to try Anchorage. The wait staff were terrific , but the food was a miss. It's not that it was terrible but for the price we were disappointed. On a positive note they served the best Bloody Mary I've ever had. Go for the cocktails take a pass on the food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for your comments following your weekend stay with us at the Hilton Milwaukee River! These comments, both pro and con, help us get better in all hospitality and dining areas.

With nearly a 40 year heritage in the area, coupled with the fact that we strive NOT to be your typical hospitality food outlet with overpriced, generic offerings, The Anchorage is well-know for its affordable and creative seafood entrées. This is augmented by dedicated culinary and wait staffs, fantastic views, and signature drinks like our "Anchorage Bloody Mary".

You mentioned a hit-or-miss feeling after you were with us. I hope that it was just an off-night for your palates, as we invite you to come visit the Hotel again and give The Anchorage another go!

-- Michael Dietrich
GM / Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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“Best Seafood in Milwaukee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Spent the weekend in Milwaukee. We wanted great seafood and we found it at The Anchorage! We had the Red Snapper Camille, the Red Snapper Soup with Sherry, and the Paella. All dishes were fantastic. Ray (I think manager, and our server) and Bryan (the Bartender) completed the evening with wonderful, attentive and gracious service. I can't wait to return. The whole experience made my six month anniversary better than ever.

  • Visited July 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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Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you for your comments following your dining experience at The Anchorage!

I'm glad to read that the combination of our dedicated staff, our signature seafood entrées, and our attentive service all made for a fantastic anniversary dinner!

The Anchorage has been a dining institution (as well as a hidden gem!) in the community for nearly 40 years! In addition to its seafood items, other possible offerings include Allen Brothers steaks and chops, a variety of salads and pastas, and our popular “Daily Chef’s Specials”.

We look forward to being a part of your continued anniversary celebrations, as well as for your enjoyment of great seafood creations!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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“Fabulious food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

On our trip up north to Door County we saw The Anchorage sign and decided to stop for lunch. We ordered the Halibut with macadamia's and it was delicious. The red snapper soup was awesome! We will definitely make the trip back to Milwaukee for dinner! Thank you Michael for your excellent hospitality!

  • Visited July 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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Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you for your comments, as well as your personal accolades! Very appreciated!

I'm glad that our signature entrée selections such as the Macadamia Halibut and our signature Red Snapper Soup w/Sherry captivated you just as much as our "Anchorage" sign did!

Now that we've earned your favor for lunch, please do stop in again and try us for dinner service, or even Patio dining!

-- Michael Dietrich / General Manager
Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Surf and turf was very good; escargot was the best we have ever had. Our waitperson Kelly was very attentive and did a great job of explaining the specials and making recommendations.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thanks for your comments!

The Anchorage is soon to celebrate nearly 40 years of dining excellence in the community, and is know for its wonderful seafood selections just as it is for its great river views and dedicated service!

Hope to welcome you back soon!

-- Michael Dietrich
General Manager / Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage
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