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The Anchorage

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gastropub, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub
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4700 N Port Washington Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53212-1041
+1 414-962-4710
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must try. Food prices reasonable. Food quality GREAT. View wonderful. Enjoy the patio and the fire pit after you're done eating. At night, with the fire blazing and the river flowing...a great experience.

Thank Dorothy L
Eagle River, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express hotel a few weeks ago and ate around noon time at the restaurant. I was in the mood for breakfast and even tho they had stopped serving breakfast at 11:00 am the cook Edwardo, cooked up an eggs over easy bacon and hash browns and toast breakfast which I was just in the... More 

Thank thalerton
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140 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Kids ate free. Hardly eat anything anyways, so that was good. Coffee was horrid. Breakfast brunch had a lot of options but was too high priced.

Thank erameram
Fox Lake, Illinois
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

They have a great breakfast buffet with a good selection and excellently cooked breakfast. You also can order off the menu if you choose.

Thank Andrew C
Punta Cana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

How convenient to eat in the hotel. Food was excellent. I believe Chris was our server in the bar area and I cant rememebr who the gentleman was who brought our room service and I wish I did becuase he literally ran all the way to the kitchen and brought us back up ketchup and mustard for our burger and... More 

Thank Sherri L
Madison, WI
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135 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We use this restaurant a lot for business meetings. Service is good; lots of choices for breakfast. Quiet enough for meetings. Breakfasts are very good (huevos rancheros!!). I would skip the buffet as food seems to stay our a bit too long as many do not order the buffet and it is not always as hot as it could be.... More 

Thank KLMMadison
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I was visiting from out of town. I went to the Anchorage expecting a nice seafood lunch like I used to get. It turns out the restaurant no longer specializes in seafood. It changed hands a year or so ago. I was very disappointed. The server (Tammy) that waited on me and my party was the only thing that made... More 

Thank Jerome S
Okemos, Michigan
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Sunday evening dinner of fish and chips, cheese curds, clam chowder. Loved the cheese curds,other food OK. Nice ambiance, attentive waitstaff, food good, prices average to high. Friday night's fish fry is popular.

Thank lizpahl
Beach City, Ohio
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

From what I've read, the Anchorage used to mean something in milwaukee. It used to be a reputable seafood restaurant where folks would go for a fancy night out. That's sad, because this restaurant is light years away from that illustrious time. Attached to the holiday Inn riverfront, they also provide room service to the hotel. After a Late check... More 

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209 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

From the exterior the Anchorage is a non-descript building attached to a Holiday Inn. Inside is spacious and inviting with a great view of the river. We were there on a weekday for lunch and the place was near empty, which is a shame because the food and service are very good. The Anchorage is not exciting but it delivers... More 

Thank John L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Contemporary, Gastropub, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4700 N Port Washington Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53212-1041
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-962-4710
  • This restaurant is at Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront
The redesigned Anchorage restaurant and River's Edge Lounge uses high quality locally sourced ingredients to enhance all their dishes.

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