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Swingin' Door Exchange

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American, Bar, Pub
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219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
1(414) 276-8150
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went with our family,4 kids all older than 10.I enjoyed the food and my kids did too.We had great service too.it is a small place but overall is was very good and we would go back again!

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Thank millietigs
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wanted to try something new. The carmelized Brussel sprouts sounded amazing so we decided to venture downtown. The food was amazing. My husband chose the carrots as a side and my son and I were disappointed that we didn't choose them also. Overall a wonderfull experience.

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Thank Dawn G
Essex, Maryland
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great ambiance, wonderful food and great staff. Our waitress was so cool and funny! The food really hit the spot, I just got a grilled cheese sandwich and fries. Simple but delicious.

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Thank Markoshannon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a huge food enthusiast. I have traveled to quite a few states to explore the cities taste. (Food and drinks) Swingin Door Exchange is the best place I've had in Milwaukee by far. My server Michael was an absolute blast and the perfect example of what great customer service would be. I feel as if I should have... More 

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Thank Mario R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love, love Swinging Door. The food is always great, the service is always good and the staff are very pleasant. The decor is like your typical small town Wisconsin bar, complete with wood paneling and carpet. I work a block away and always see my coworkers (and our work guests) here. I highly recommend the corned beef sandwiches (best... More 

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Imperial, Missouri
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196 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not real huge inside the dining room, so the bar area and patio help spread out patrons. The food was very good- Brussel sprouts, buffalo chicken dip to start off were great. Everyone enjoyed their dinner too. Service was friendly and not overbearing, although the food prep time seemed rather long for our actual meals.

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Thank Aaron B
Racine, WI
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Swingin' Door Exchange is one of our favorite "must stop" locations when visiting Milwaukee. Great variety of food and the quality, quantity is top notch. The cuisine is contemporary, comfort food for the most part. They are packed on Friday Fish Fry nights!! Be prepared. The bartenders and staff are accommodating, kind and get their job done with no... More 

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Thank GLVB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They are pet friendly and we sat on patio with our pooch. The food and service were both amazing! I would totally recommend this place!

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Thank Nicole G
Chicago, Illinois
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105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bigger the party, the more likely you are to get slow service and sub-par entrees, in my experience, but that wasn't the case at Swingin' Door. We had a party of eight, a waitress who took great care of us, and more food than we could eat. The Prime Dip sandwich was around $9-10, if I remember correctly, and... More 

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Thank aps18
Scottsdale, Arizona
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127 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most menu items are house-made, and all we tried were delicious - from a hearty clam chowder, to a beet salad to a Ruben to the sweet carrot cake finish. A black board has daily specials which sound generous and worth a try. An intimate English pub atmosphere with a bar and a few tables made for a relaxing meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 1(414) 276-8150
Description
We are located in the historic Mackie Building in downtown Milwaukee. Come visit us for great food, fine spirits, good people and the history of the buildings architecture, as well as the famous "Grain Exchange" located upstairs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?