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Motor Bar & Restaurant

) #26 of 1,258 Restaurants in Milwaukee $$ - $$$ American,
401 W Canal St, Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI 53203-3209
+1 414-287-2778
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“chilli” (16 reviews)
“cheese curds” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
401 W Canal St, Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI 53203-3209
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Reviewed 4 days ago

10 people in our party, took awhile to get a table. Service was slow, the food was phenomenal! Only complaint, 2 in our party bought the glasses for a souvenir and the waitress did not box them up only placed a couple of napkins in...More

Thank GoForTheExperience
Reviewed 5 days ago

Glad to see a restaurant connected to the HD museum. Decided to check it out. Menu was basic pub grub and cold drinks. Facility was under construction/renovation which may have factored in to our service. Don't know if they were understaffed, but, we did not...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch after visiting the Haley Davidson Museum. I ordered a small rack of ribs and my wife had Jambalaya. Very busy restaurant so you can expect a bit of a wait. Food was quite good and the prices were reasonable. Will return

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had lunch here with another couple on a Saturday afternoon. We had a reservation, so we were seated quickly. The restaurant is right on the river, so the views are nice and the restaurant has a fun vibe. We all agreed...More

Thank JMBC
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your most recent visit to MOTOR Bar & Restaurant. We are happy to hear your enjoyed the cheese curds and sandwiches, although service could have much more prompt on our end. We have addressed with our team internally and hope you will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on Fathers Day which might have been a mistake as they were very busy and we had to wait over a hour for lunch. I am not sure if they take reservations but if they do that would have been a good idea....More

Thank ck2694
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After riding for 6 hours and going through the museum, the motor bar restaurant was the perfect ending. We sat at the bar and our server Manny was awesome. We ordered the cheese curds which were very delicious and the beef brisket nachos. A lot...More

Thank markj288
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit to MOTOR Bar & Restaurant. We will be sure to send thanks to Manny! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, MOTOR Bar & Restaurant Team

Reviewed June 15, 2017

Quick service to sit down and show off Milwaukee. Food was good and service was fast. Loved being to see all the great Harley stuff around and then have a view of downtown Milwaukee.

Thank PapaBearMKE
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

Don't know which was better...our food or our server, Shana! Our food was a very good, and a nice surprise. We were expecting typical bar/grill food, only to be pleasantly surprised. My husband had the brisket fajitas, and would definitely get again. Shana...was to say?...More

Thank Kellie E
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Ordered bacon burger. I could taste the liquid smoke that was added. The atmosphere is so neat inside. I think good was good but not great for the price. But the service was excellent!

Thank kmm1966
Reviewed May 21, 2017

I had the Sausage App that came with 3 large sausages, kraut, cheese and rye bread points. The whole grain mustard that came with the dish was very tasty. I topped off the dish with a Lakefront motor oil beer. This shout was very smooth,...More

Thank G S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 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
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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