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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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

My boyfriend and I stopped at this restaurant for a quick lunch before I had to leave for work. The menu offered average food, lots of sandwiches and finger foods, and the prices were extremely high. We only decided to eat here, because we had a $25 gift certificate from Restaurant.com. When it came time to pay the remainder of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

When I stay in Milwaukee my first choice in hotels is the River Hilton. What sets this hotel apart is the great food and outstanding service in the Anchorage. Both Sandy and Mary go beyond the call of duty taking care of their customers and set this establishment above others. Awesome food and tatmosphere generated by great Hilton employees.

2 Thank Muduck
St Charles Mo
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Well Sandy did it again!!! Along with her trusty team Brian, Kelly Maddie. And Lindsay and Mary too. Our daughter graduated UWM with family from Fl (sister Lindsey) cousins VA Grandma's MO aunts uncles & friends and boyfriend and family. We had a special menu for dinner and breakfast. My guests raved about the customer service and food,let alone portions.... More 

2 Thank Merrie Jo A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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1 review
Reviewed 22 May 2014

when ever I eat at the Anchorage the food is outstanding the service is great and the staff is wonderful and it is a great restaurant to eat at

Thank Dennis S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

Great restaurent by river. Good food, well mixed drinks, GREAT service. Overall great experience. Mary is my favorite bartender and Yemiedy is my favorite waitress. Always a smile on face, very customer friendly and great service.

2 Thank Uma V
1 review
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The best brunch I've had in a long time. The following staff members helped make my family's experience one of the most memorable: April, Karen, Lydia, Michael, Sandy, & Tammy. It is because of these individuals, and the ones behind the scenes I didn't get to meet, that make the Anchorage at the Milwaukee River in Glendale, WI, what it... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I am a frequent flyer and this restaurant always make me feel at home. The food is outstanding. Try the swordfish and the carrot cake! Better yet is the service. Kevin keeps the restaurant neat tidy with a smile, Jareb delivered me a perfect meal and April even remember the bowl of fresh fruit that I always like. If you... More 

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Michael D, Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your glowing comments about our restaurant and of our dedicated staff! We also view The Anchorage more of a destination restaurant with signature entrées and wonderful views as opposed to just a hotel outlet. The Anchorage also celebrates a 40th anniversary this year, and is considered an important amenity for our hotel guests as... More 

Fishers, Indiana
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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Some of the worst service I have had in a long time. No one was rude or obnoxious, when you actually got to interact with a server they were at least friendly but beyond that it was not good at all. Not greeted at the table in a timely manner. No drink refills(I hate eating with an empty glass), delivered... More 

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Michael D, Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, because positive and/or critical, they all assist us in maintaining our high standards at The Anchorage! While pleased to read that you enjoyed the culinary side of our signature restaurant, making us quite above standard hotel bills-of-fare, we do apologize if you felt that the service was lacking in comparison. You are correct that management... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

In addition to the great food that I have enjoyed here since 1989, Sandy Sammenfeld, who runs the place and has been here since it opened in the 1970s, is just the best in the industry - always attentive to everyone's tastes and everyone's "usual" she is a whirlwind of energy and personalized service and she has imprinted her dedication... More 

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Michael D, Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments about our noted restaurant, The Anchorage, as well as for our staff! Sandy is a gem, and is a key element to the success of our restaurant that celebrates a 40th anniversary this year! The staffs' dedication, combined with our unique location and signature entrées, certainly have distinguished The Anchorage as more than a standard... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Great fresh seafood and steaks. Good wine list at reasonable prices and some of the friendliest wait staff in Wisconsin.

Thank Pigment1
Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! Very true....great seafood, pricing, and ambiance of The Anchorage are greatly accented by our dedicated staff! Glad you appreciated each element! Come back again soon! -- Michael Dietrich General Manager Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage More 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?