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MOTOR Bar & Restaurant

401 W Canal St, Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI 53203-3209
+1 414-287-2778
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
401 W Canal St, Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI 53203-3209
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took a while to get waited on, but once they figured out who our waiter would be, the service got better. Ordered the cheese curds for an appetizer, they were the first ones I had had so had nothing to compare them to, they...More

Thank trextomlin
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting MOTOR and taking the time to give us your feedback. Sorry for the slow-starting service but are happy that we were able to redeem ourselves. We are thrilled that you tried your very first cheese curds here, they are definitely our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone I return to Milwaukee I make it a must to visit the Motor Restaurant at the Harley Davidson museum. The food and the service are well worth the stop!More

Thank Sue T
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Sue, Thank you for visiting us at MOTOR and taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you enjoy the food and service so much at MOTOR to make it a regular stop. See you next time you are in the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to Motor several times and had great meals, until my most recent visit. I went here for lunch and ordered the featured chicken wings. The wings looked great and the first few bites were good...but then I found a chicken wing with a...More

Thank trisarahtops19
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback. We sincerely apologize for your most recent experience at MOTOR, it definitely does not reflect our high standards. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at bjoosten@levyrestaurants.com to discuss your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't expecting to find food when visiting the Harley Davidson Museum. Also wasn't expecting a full bar or such a great menu. We had the BLT and fries and the grilled cheese and bacon with tomato soup. It was a cool gray October day and...More

Thank Karl G
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting us at MOTOR Karl! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our delicious grilled cheese with bacon and tomato soup, it is definitely the perfect meal to enjoy on a gloomy fall day. We can't wait to see...More

Reviewed October 5, 2017

Went for lunch due to the convenience of being close to the museum. Upon entering (five minutes after opening) we were ignored by the gal at reception who seemed to be intent on stacking menus rather then handling the growing line of customers. Finally, she...More

Thank travelgalAvon
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

Hi travelgalAvon, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We apologize that your experience at MOTOR did not meet our high standards and we are following up with our team to make sure that these issues do not happen again. We...More

Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Came here after the museum tour. I expected it to be pricey, however the prices are much in line with Applebee’s or similar. My coworker and I both got the brisket sandwich and they really piled the meat on. Cooked very good, and with just...More

Thank GeorgiaOverdrive
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2017

Thanks for stopping in to MOTOR Bar & Restaurant. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our brisket sandwich and that your service was great. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Brittany

Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Stopped after touring the museum. Great location next to the museum and along the river. They have some good cocktails. The mojito and Jean beam sour were very good. The food going out looked good as well but we didn't eat. If you are in...More

Thank wsmithhd
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

Thank you so much for stopping in at MOTOR for a drink and taking the time to review us! We are happy you enjoyed our mojito and Jim Beam sour. Join us for some of our delicious BBQ or burgers next time you are in!...More

Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed an early dinner here prior to a Thursday bike night. The waitress was very sweet, cheerful and incredibly helpful. Being from out of town, we weren't sure which beer to choose so she gave us some great advice. Nothing was too much trouble and...More

Thank Cass960
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2017

Cass960, Thank you so much for visiting us at MOTOR! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your steak and our fantastic, helpful staff. We can't wait to see you again next time you are in town! Thank you, Brittany

Reviewed September 10, 2017

Great service by a perky, funny server. Good lemonade, yummy shredded pork salad with greens for me, baked potatoe entree with shredded pork for hubby. Not crowded late afternoon on Friday. Ample space, massive windows and garage doors that open. Sits next to the water....More

Thank 1DMS
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

Thank you so much for visiting MOTOR! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ Salad and BBQ Pork Stuffed Potato; they are definitely some of our favorites. We do offer outdoor dining so don't hesitate to request it next time you visit....More

Reviewed September 7, 2017

This is a must for food if your at the Harley museum ...Great Food love the Burgers and Wings !! Great Atmosphere and lots of other Harley Riders to Enjoy the Food with

Thank Brian S
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Brian S, Thank you for joining us at MOTOR. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed everything. Our Burgers and Wings are amazing and we are glad that you agree. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Brittany

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 W Canal St, Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI 53203-3209
    (6th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-287-2778
  • E-mail
Description
Just as Harley-Davidson knows motorcycles, the Harley-Davidson Museum knows food. Whether you're craving BBQ Ribs or Mac & Cheese, Motor is sure to satisfy those taste buds of yours! The All-you-can-eat Fish Fry every Friday will keep you comin' back for more and the Georgia Peach Cobbler is the perfect finale to any of our hearty American meals. As far as beverages go, we’ll make sure your mugs are always full of any libation you desire, caffeinated or something a little bit stronger.
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