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Sanford Restaurant

1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
+1 414-276-9608
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (25 reviews)
“elk loin” (5 reviews)
“ice cream” (16 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sanford is one of our favorite restaurants for special occasions. Fine dining, outstanding service and a lovely setting. Highly recommended

Thank Terry L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last time I was here was about thirteen years ago and I haven’t gone back until recently because I live out of state. Wanting to show my husband the better side of Milwaukee, I decided on Sanford Restaurant. Nothing much has changed: this is...More

Thank Feenixwest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten here several times over the years, as a couple for birthdays and anniversaries, with family for celebrations, and with out of town colleagues who thought Milwaukee was just some pathetic place to fly over between the coasts. The food...More

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu, service, décor, prices -- Sanford continues to be the top in all these categories in WI. Wonderful drink and wine options for every palate, imaginative dishes perfectly plated for presentation, new flavors as well as the standbys; knowledgeable, unobtrusive and friendly servers; a serene...More

Thank sglynnsr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best deli in town! We visit monthly for a stocking of deli meats, cheeses and some take home pasta. Meatballs are the best I ever had.

Thank E3642MNkevinb
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

It was a small celebration which was both home-grown and elegant. One in our group had an issue with milk & butter & they took the time to explicitly suggest alternatives to the menu, from appetizers & main entrees to the desserts. We also each...More

Thank ratrav4
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Every time we eat there we are blown away by how good the food is! Each course we had paired with wine.

Thank Zebenar
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We had dinner there last week and I was pleasantly surprised that the bill was not outrageous - it was very reasonable and the food and service were absolutely top notch! if you have been putting off going there as you thought it might be...More

1  Thank JFriedman5
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This restaurant never fails to amaze me. It's the best Milwaukee offers in the way of exceptional dining

Thank PegE516
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We was there for a date night. Service was very good. Food was superb. You want to try best Elk ever - that is the right place.

Thank innatravel2018
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September 14, 2018|
Response from Bob M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
Rich K
August 22, 2018|
Response from Nancy G | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant directly since they are such a specialized restaurant, the chef would like make an amazing option for you if you phoned in your request ahead of time. You will be guaranteed something delicious... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1547 N Jackson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2001
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-9608
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