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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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16:00 - 20:00
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Waterloo, Illinois
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You'd expect Frank Sinatra to be at the bar. Excellent steaks and entrees. Service is impeccable. Sit in the lounge area for the best service ever. Live music some nights is an added treat

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

Thank you for visiting us and for the wonderful review! We all appreciate that you enjoyed the atmosphere and vibe we work so hard at. Additionally, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the excellent food and impeccable service we strive to provide. We do feature live music in the lounge four nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday nights.... More 

Chicago Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our business group met here after our meeting. We had a private area. Food was good, solid and nothing really special. Service was good

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

Thank you for joining us with your business group. We appreciate your review. We continually look at ways to improve what we do. We always have something to learn, even after 43 years in business. Please consider us again the next time you're in our area. More 

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for dinner after picking up a friend from the airport. The experience was reminiscent of dinners years ago. We decided to share a steak as neither of us felt we wanted a large steak. The steak was good. Meal included a relish tray, decent salad, bread, whipped potatoes and onion straws. The portions were generous. We also shared... More 

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

Thank you for the review! While I'm glad you enjoyed your experience overall, we will certainly use your review as a training tool to improve our service. Thank you for that insight. We hope you join us again and notice a difference in how we approach all orders and special requests. More 

Midland, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My mom's favourite place to eat. The food is amazing and service is awesome. Always too much so we take some home. Great leftovers.

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

Thanks so much for the great review! Hope we see you again soon. More 

Irvine, California
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208 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While at an airport hotel wrapping up a long biz trip, our hotel desk told us about the Packing House and shuttled us down to it--about a mile away. It was such a great find!. I had the beef wellington which was tender and rich and included a salad and baked potato and veggies. My colleage had the NY strip... More 

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

Thank you for letting us serve you! We all appreciate the fantastic review and kind words. We have been family owned and operated for over 43 years and are proud to provide a great dining experience to locals and travelers alike. We serve lunch Monday through Friday and dinners every night of the year, including holidays. Join us in our... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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255 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I used to go to the Packing House often when visiting Milwaukee but it has been years. I was glad when friends suggested it for a Friday Fish Fry and also glad that they made reservations. The interior has changed significantly, for the better and we did enjoy the meal. Service seemed a bit rushed but typical of the South... More 

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Thank michaell1232014
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! Welcome back. We hope to have another opportunity to serve you again soon. We serve our fish fry every Friday dine in and drive thru. We also serve dinner nightly, every day of the year, and lunches Monday through Friday. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I'm not sure how long the Packing House has been round but it's been a while. For a reason. This is what Wisconsin would call a traditional supper club - relish tray, excellent brandy old fashions and outstanding service and food. We visited on a Saturday night, didn't have reservations but were seated quickly. Our server was very knowledgeable of... More 

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Thank dlee81
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We are proud to be family owned and operated for 43 years and reviews like this tell us we keep doing so many things correctly so many decades later. It's truly rewarding to hear your compliments. Thank you! Our Friday fish fry, both dine in and drive through, are very popular. Although the... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We visited tonight with our son for his birthday. We didn't mention the celebration, as he prefers to keep it low-key. The bread was great...warm and crusty on the outside and soft inside. We could've done without the relish tray. It was unimpressive and the olives seemed soft and the carrots were limp....seemed as though it was sitting out too... More 

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Thank dordor1
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review and your insights into our relish tray and the "surf and turf" special. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon. More 

Mishawaka, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We had reservations and had to wait for our table. We listened to live music in the bar while we waited which was outstanding! We loved what we ordered. We started with French onion soup, the best we've had in a while. We ordered scallops and crab stuffed shrimp and were impressed with them both. The banana cream pie topped... More 

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Thank noel1127
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are honored that you enjoyed your time with us. We feature live music in our lounge Wednesday through Saturday nights and there's never a cover charge. Please join us again the next time you're in Milwaukee. More 

Michigan
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396 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I haven't been here in years, and I was looking forward to a new visit. I'm glad to say I wasn't disappointed. I was traveling solo on business, so I sat at the bar. Fantastic service! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I was thinking steak, so the young man walked me through my options. The meal was great! I was... More 

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Thank jra3
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. I'll pass along your suggestion for a better muddled Old Fahioned to the bar. Please join us next time you're in Milwaukee! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 45
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
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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Verona, Wisconsin, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?