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“A downtown must stop and try”

Swingin' Door Exchange
Ranked #6 of 1,518 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A downtown must stop and try”
Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

In town and staying at the Hilton Garden Inn on Broadway. Returning late, noticed the place, gave it a try and dined here 3 times over 6 days. Absolutely enjoyed the food and drink . A bit noisy on the speakers, but find the right table. Service and food is great and at excellent and fair prices. Maybe the 4th visit on my last evening stay.??!!

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swingindoorexchange, Owner at Swingin' Door Exchange, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thanks for your support. It's nice to know you enjoyed our establishment enough to keep coming back even on such a short stay. And by the way, I can agree with you, we are looking into some sound solutions. Thanks again. KC
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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem for sure!”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

I must thank my fellow trip advisors for the great heads up on Swingin' Door! Went here this past Saturday night and couldn't have been happier! We showed up about 45 minutes before our reservation and they were more than happy to accomodate us! We were greeted warmly, and fell in love with the place for it's quaintness and lovely people! Oh, and I should also mention that the food was the BEST food we had all weekend, and the price.... oh my gosh, we had an incredible dinner and drinks for less than we spent on parking for a night in downtown! WOW!!!! It's a great spot!

  • Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Better then average food + good service”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Friendly, better then average bar food with daily specials at decent prices makes this a good place for a quick no-fuss dinner or drinks

Visited February 2013
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Rockton, Illinois
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent little hole in the wall”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We were recommended to go here for dinner on a Saturday night but ended up going on Sunday around noonish, We were surprised that they had a breakfast menu that looked wonderful. But, we ate lunch. The reuben was excellent with fresh pulled corned beef and 1000 isl the side. Great onion haystack too,,,had a nice seasoning to it. Price as perfect and the atmosphere was comfortable and interesting. Beautiful stained glass entry area at the bar,.

Visited January 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Looks like a dive from the outside, but it's not on the inside...”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Stopped here with some folks after dinner and was pleasantly surprised. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere and service is good. The drinks were affordable... didn't try the menu. I would visit this place again!

  • Visited January 2013
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