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Ward's House of Prime

540 E Mason St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3805
+1 414-223-0135
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (103 reviews)
“steak” (49 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
540 E Mason St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3805
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Ward's on a number of occasions; both business and pleasure, but none as disappointing as this week. I took my boyfriend out for Prime Rib which he was really looking forward to, and our experience ended up being a comedy of errors....More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We have been here a handful of times, but it's been a while, so we stopped in for dinner before a sporting event downtown. We made a reservation on Open Table while we were driving down, just in case, but when we arrived the place...More

Thank ZsaZsa
Reviewed 23 January 2018

I am a steak fan and usually say prime rib is a waste of a rib eye. At Ward's I only order the Baby Dane. The place is consistent. The service is always good, the food is always great. I miss the Delafield location. My...More

Thank In50by50
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

First, this is a prime rib place, so don;t go here and eat fish! The prime was outstanding — some of the best that I’ve had, with flavor throughout the entire cut of meat. It was perfectly cooked and generous in size. Highly, highly recommend....More

Thank gritz71
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Food and service were exceptional. Great wine list and a nice variety of steak, seafood, and pasta. And if you love prime rib, this is the place. They have it in many sizes and if you are brave enough to conquer one of the large...More

Thank GoBinWi
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We had a very wonderful dining experience for my husband's birthday. The waiter was extremely attentive and answered all of our questions, we did not at all feel rushed to get out of there like at some other places. Prime rib was excellent. I ordered...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Atmosphere is pretty relaxed and friendly. They have table service for drinks while waiting for a table with really friendly staff. I had a House Bloody Mary while we waited and thought it was pretty good. Our server was great - super friendly and helpful...More

Thank B K
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Our first visit to Ward's was for our 20th anniversary dinner. I say "first" because we will definitely return! We are not cocktail drinkers, but had to walk through the bar on the way to the dining room. The bar seemed nice but casual; kind...More

Thank koya65
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is the fourth time we've visited Ward's, and I have to say we were a bit disappointed on this trip. First off, the positives: The people who work there---certainly including our server---are always pleasant and friendly. We came later in the evening on a...More

Thank SteverinoKenosha
Reviewed 3 October 2017

They're known for their prime rib, but lemme tell you... if you're lucky enough to go there on a day when they have their charred cauliflower soup on the menu, don't think twice, just go for it and thank me later :)

Thank Fernanda M
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1 December 2017|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember for sure, but I think around $60.00
9 August 2016|
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Response from puggyo | Property representative |
Whatever you feel comfortable in. We generally say business casual but we have guests vary, from those who are dressed up going to theater, to those dressed for a ballgame. Both visit before or after these events.
John M
17 January 2016|
Response from Adamsfamily520 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall there being a split charge, and I don't see it indicated on their menu either.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 E Mason St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3805
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-223-0135
  • E-mail
Open weekdays for lunch 11am-2pmDinner 5pm-10pmLounge 4pm-1amClosed Sunday
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