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The Packing House

900 E Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5237
+1 414-483-5054
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish fry” (57 reviews)
“prime rib” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
900 E Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5237
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1 - 10 of 283 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Packing House is only minutes from the Milwaukee Airport (MKE). I visited with a colleague at the recommendation of the Marriott Courtyard and we were delighted. The food was outstanding and prices unexpectedly reasonable ($102 for the two of us including the tip. They...More

Thank Walter W
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are located right across the street from Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport (MKE). Proud to be owned and operated by the same family since 1974. We feature great local musicians four nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday nights in...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My family and I make a point of dining here every time we pass through Milwaukee. The dining experience here meets every expectation including lovely music in a supper club environment and a well constructed wine list. For travelers, it is conveniently located near the...More

Thank justsue2u
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so happy that you consistently choose to dine with us when passing through. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 September 2017

My husband and I along with another couple just visited the Packing House for a fish fry. We were all disappointed except for the eggplant appetizer. The other couple wanted to order an appetizer and split a fish fry. They told us that to split...More

Thank Travelers2415
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We are proud to be family owned and operated for 43 years. The same family, same recipes and same dining room set up since day one. We are also fortunate to have the same chefs in the kitchen for well...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love the Packing House. Cool Wisconsin Supper Club vibe. Fantastic live music. A REAL coat check with a bowl full of match books! Fantastic drinks (barrel aged Manhattan is a must). Best prime rib in town. Fantastic service. This is old school in such...More

Thank dentalmediator
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thanks so much for the wonderful review and your long time patronage! We are proud to have served Milwaukee for over 43 years and counting. Join us for dinner every night of the year, lunches Monday through Friday, and live music in our lounge Wednesday...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

On asking a local on the best places for a steak, the Packing House was in his list despite location not being downtown Milwaukee. It suited us great as we were staying near the airport and this is literally 5mins away. For somewhere out of...More

Thank Daniel G
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you so much for the beautiful review! We have been proud to serve generations of Milwaukeeans and visitors alike for over 43 years. Still owned and operated by the same family all that time. We serve dinner every night of the year and lunches...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

After stepping into this throw-back supper club tonight my husband and I just had a great meal and friendly service. After being seated promptly when we arrived our server for the evening introduced herself and offered drinks to begin our evening. She was carrying a...More

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Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us! My family and our staff are delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us. We appreciate the kind words and wonderful review. We hope that we have made long time guests and look forward to...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Our first date was here 32 years ago. We have been coming here ever since then. We are never disappointed. We both had the 6 oz filet and the add on Maine lobster tail. Both were very flavorful and cooked just right. The fresh bread...More

Thank LCMWisconsin
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful review! My family and our staff greatly appreciate the compliments and your long time patronage. We are proud to say we have been owned and operated by the same family since we opened in 1974. We look...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017

This place was recommended by the desk clerk at my hotel. It is a nice place--a busy place perhaps. Table cloths, live music in the bar, nice wait staff ect. The menu was ambitious and had some great sounding items. I choose the pork tenderloin...More

Thank Mike M
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you for the review and for visiting us. We will certainly look at the preparation of our Brussels sprouts and try to do better. Thank you for your insight and opinions. We will certainly take them to heart.

Reviewed 20 July 2017

I brought a group of 12 people for a late lunch. All of the food was served perfectly; all hot, all at the same time! Bravo to the chef who pulled that off! I will definitely be back to try a dinner special. Our server...More

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Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We serve lunch Monday through Friday and dinners nightly. We also feature live music from great local entertainers in our lounge Wednesday through Saturday nights. Our fish fry is consistently voted Milwaukee's best and is served dine...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Always has great food but especially love their fish fry. Reasonable prices and good size portions. Will definitely come back.

Thank colleen k
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you so much! Our fish fry has been a popular staple on our menu for decades. Available dine in all day every Friday and drive through 3-9pm. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MadCityDiner
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Response from Chris W | Property representative |
Yes we do! Thank you. Please call to make yours. 414-483-5054
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
Packing House has Prime Rib on Wed,Sat and Sun. The prices are: 16oz King Cut for $37.99 and/or 12oz Queen Cut for $33.99
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$45
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, 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, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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