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The Packing House

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900 E Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5237
+1 414-483-5054
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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minnesota
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213 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place is a throwback to a bygone era of supper club dining. The food is good, not 5 star, fish fry decent, and they can usually make a decent Manhattan.

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Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We hope to serve you again soon. More 

Trenton, New Jersey
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151 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I narrowed down from the many choices for our Friday Night Fishfry. We all liked it, it was a good amount of food at a great price.(good chowder, 3 pieces of fish (smallish pieces, I thought), good bread, good cole slaw...it was all good. IT"S NEAR THE AIRPORT...which is where our hotel was. It has a drive-thru for the fish... More 

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Thank Barry M
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Join us another night to enjoy our other great entree choices or live music in the lounge Wednesday through Saturday nights. We also serve lunch Monday through Friday. More 

belflower
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time I been here love this place the music is so relaxing ! Ate some fish and coconut shrimp with a cold soda , my family had chicken fries something different. Very clean and friendly . People there mine there own business very relaxing !

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Thank mariaramirezfrancora
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We look forward to serving you again. More 

Denver
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107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a classic Wisconsin supper club, unlike chain or theme restaurants. The service was friendly and attentive, the food was abundant and good, and the restaurant had a Wisconsin charm to it. It was a refreshing change to cookie-cutter res

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Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are proud to be a family owned and operated restaurant for over 42 years. We appreciate that you notice the difference and hope you can join us again soon. More 

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Friday night for fish fry with family. Garden gin and tonic hit the spot and was generous. Cod and perch fish fry were hot and also generous in portion. A member of our party ordered the strawberry walnut salad and was disappointed that it was more like soup with the amount of dressing poured on. Get the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ambience lacking everything else is off the charts great portions very large steak not up to the rest but as far as food and service a must go

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Thank Jake2674
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! More 

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189 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I got the ribeye which was very good. They also were able to Pittsburgh the steak which was nice. Asparagus was grilled but tasted like it cam from a can. Onion straws were good. Price was a little steep. Close to airport. Staff were friendly once you got them to engage. I don't recommend the apple bread pudding. It was... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We always try to go to the Packing House for dinner when flying out of Milwaukee airport. One of the best supper clubs left. Fried eggplant sticks that the two of use could not finish. 2 filets of walleye was too much to finish.

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Thank WeloveB-Bs
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review! We appreciate the kind words and look forward to serving you the next time you're coming through Milwaukee. More 

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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a Monday night and was very impressed very comfortable we all enjoyed the food . The ribeyes were cooked to order and the fish was not over cooked we will return here and have another enjoyable meal

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Thank Gary R
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

A long-time Wisconsin tradition... the Friday night Fish Fry. I enjoyed it. The fish was good... well cooked. The fries weren't great, and my husband said the coleslaw was mediocre. We originally went for steak, but OMG it was expensive! We did not order our usual ribeye for me and prime rib for DH. Service was good. A fish fry... More 

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Thank Susan V
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We believe our prices match the quality of our product and apologize you don't feel the same. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $45
Cuisine
American, Soups, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 E Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5237
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-483-5054
Description
Family owned & operated since 1974. We have something to please even the most discriminating diners! Ribs, steaks, seafood, poultry & veal. Weekday lunch, dinners nightly. Prime Rib on Wednesday, Saturday & Sundays. Friday fish fry. Live music in the lounge Wednesday thru Saturday nights.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?