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“Unexpectedly Good”

Swingin' Door Exchange
Ranked #5 of 1,547 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
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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.
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Visiting on the recommendation from a friend who is a regular sunday brunch patron, we were pleasantly suprised by the spotless dining area, the very friendly and helpful waitress, the extensive menu, and the outstanding food. We can't wait to return.

Thank itineraryWI
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Ive been dining in Milwaukee area for over 20 years and hadnt seen or heard about the Swingin Door until a friend discovered it and recommended it. we stopped in on Saturday for an early lunch before MU Basketball game. The restaurant is located in the historic Mackie Building. The rustic atmosphere was very inviting on a cold, rainy day. the bloody Marys were excellent, No premix for these drinks. The Ahi tuna appetizers was prepared perfectly....crisp, charred outside and rare in the middle, soup and chili were good, Onion rings outstanding. I recommend the Russian sandwich. Very unique and excellent. Portions are very generous. Waitress was friendly and very attentive. Will definitely go back>

Thank Penny1963
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

My husband and I stumbled upon the Swingin' Door Exchange Restuarant/Bar in February when we went into Milwaukee for a getaway. We had a great time then, meeting the owners and touring some of the history with the Exchange. Great staff, excellent food, something for everyone and the best carrots we've ever tasted! KC really enjoys what he does and you can see it in the food he serves and the friendliness of his establishment. We stopped in there twice over that weekend and even shared some recipes with him. So this past week we went into
Milwaukee again, looked around downtown for a place to have a celebration dinner for our 25th Wedding Anniversary, and again picked the Swingin Door. We knew we wouldn't be disappointed with the meal or service. Great seeing you again KC, thanks.

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Thank lfroehlich
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Had a poor experience down the street and happened by the Swinging Door Exchange. Chris the bartender was awesome, drinks great, pizza hit the spot....and the entire vibe was incredible.

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Good food, friendly waitress and decently quick service. I was surprised to see how small the place was and was a little nervous that there was literally no one in there, but was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of food. Would definitely come back.

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Thank ashley16nicole
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