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“Can't miss Downtown spot!!”

Swingin' Door Exchange
Ranked #6 of 1,518 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Can't miss Downtown spot!!”
Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

I am slowly becoming addicted to visiting this place when I am in town. All the food is awesome. You can just taste the care that they put into it. I had their Brunch on Sat and Sun and everything was prepared perfectly. It seems like the owners are always around and they make it a really enjoyable experience. I travel 200 days a year, and I'm always looking for that place that makes you feel comfortable on the road. For all you travelers...this is that place! Thanks KC and Shelly.

  • Visited June 2013
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Tallahassee, FL
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140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Secret little gem”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

The bar and restaurant were sort of a hole-in-the-wall, but the food was surprisingly good. They have the best chips I've ever had, the vermouth carrots were excellent, the french onion flavored dipping sauce was so good that we dipped everything in it, and they had a decent steak at a great price. Service was a bit spotty but they made up for it in earnestness and friendliness.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Tallytraveler34
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere!”
Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

This place is right across from my hotel (Hilton Garden Inn). Walked in and immediately felt welcomed. Small venue with a great menu! Lives the mesh of down to earth and more modern fare. Started with the chili cheese fries (delish!) and followed with the chowder and other tasties.

Great drink and food specials.

Sangria was delightful.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank KarynBU
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Great Falls, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Welcome to Milwaukee”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

After arriving at the Hilton Garden we were sent across the street for a late lunch. Wonderful food, staff and cozy atmosphere. Totally loved it!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Maggi017
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swingindoorexchange, Owner at Swingin' Door Exchange, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
So happy we could welcome you! I hope your stay in Milwaukee was as fun and inviting as you felt here. Safe travels and hope you come back again! KC
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
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“Must Visit Great place to eat, Drink and Relax after work”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

The Best Food/Drink in Milwaukee. Awesome owners...........Fish Fry, Sliders, and haystacks! You must vist. I go at least 3 times a week. If you are one time visitor, or regular the service is great. Food is Awesome. Never disapointed.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank 1029jackson
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swingindoorexchange, Owner at Swingin' Door Exchange, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Let's get that up to four times a week okay. Thanks for your generous review. See you tomorrow I hope. KC
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