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The Packing House

900 E Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5237
+1 414-483-5054
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fish fry” (58 reviews)
“prime rib” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
900 E Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5237
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1 - 10 of 305 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for lunch (another good find, Trip Advisor) after dropping some friends off at The Lake Express. We wern’t too sure what too expect given the name, but it was nearby and highly rated, so we gave it a shot....More

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We do serve lunch weekdays from 11am-3:30pm and always offer excellent entrees, salads, sandwiches and soups from our scratch kitchen. We serve dinner nightly and look forward to welcoming you soon! We are proud to be family...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review started as a 1, but it got better. Had a reservation because we heard it gets busy on Fridays nights. We were from out of town and arrived a few minutes early for our 6:30pm time. We checked in at the desk and...More

Thank WI_bronzed
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review and your insight. While I’m very disappointed to hear about the mixup with your reservations, I’m glad we were able to rescue the evening and you enjoyed your experience with us. I’m also a bit concerned about the temperature/doneness...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been years since I've been to the Packing House near the airport in Milwaukee. I had some business associates in town for a dinner meeting and needed some place close to the airport. I chose the Packing House and wasn't disappointed. We had...More

Thank Jim and Delmy G
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are all very proud of our 44 year tradition of being a family owned and operated restaurant. We’re glad you returned after many years and hope that we will have an opportunity to serve you again.

Reviewed 14 April 2018

Very busy Friday night (after Lent), yet terrible weather.Thankfully we had reservations; our server was wonderful - Penney - enjoyed the clam chowder included with fish fry. Fish was well prepared, I needed more cole slaw, tasty French fries, (I did not try potato pancakes),...More

Thank cgal924
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thanks so much for the wonderful 5 star review! Fridays are a busy night, no matter the time of year and reservations are always suggested. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed our famous fish fry. Please join us again another night of the week and...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great food. Was back in Wisconsin for business staying near the airport and decided to try The Packing House and was not disappointed. The walleye was delicious.

Thank Perry R
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks so much for the great review! Please join us again the next time you’re in Milwaukee.

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Packed house, and the line for the drive through fishfry pick up was at least 50 cars long, though it was moving fast. I would say this is one of the best in Milw I also like that there's music Friday nights in the bat...More

Thank TimPaint
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks so much for the great review. Our fish fry is served every Friday, dine in all day from 11am-10pm and drive thru from 3-9pm. Live music in our lounge every Wednesday through Saturday nights as well. We hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for Easter with family. Most of us had a similar experience - the food was ok, but lacked taste if that makes any sense. I had a some type of chicken and it had no taste - didn't even taste like chicken,...More

Thank La-Chica-Negra
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We are all disappointed you didn’t enjoy every aspect of your dining experience. I’d ask that you try us again on another day. Please contact me at: chris@packinghousemke.com so we can attempt to make up for your time with us....More

Reviewed 23 March 2018

A work gathering, to celebrate a co-worker retirement, brought our group of 11 to the Packing House for dinner. We met in the bar area, where the ambience is wonderful for after work cocktails and conversation. They held a nice table aside for us in...More

Thank Chuck G
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you so much for the stellar review! Your experience is exactly what we have strived to accomplish every day for the last 44 years. We are all so happy you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to an opportunity to serve you...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

A business associate and I had dinner here -- no reservations and the main dining room was full. But we ate in the bar area and that was perfectly fine. Nice ambiance, friendly and helpful wait staff, interesting wine options by the glass, and a...More

Thank Ron R
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us. Please join us again and enjoy one of our other many excellent entrees.

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The clam chowder was tasty, but more like potato soup because it had so few clams. The marble rye bread was pretty good. We ordered perch and was served cod. The cornmeal crust was not a good coating for that fish. The potato pancakes were...More

Thank Wendy S
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you for the review. I’m disappointed to hear our famous fish fry didn’t measure up. With both the server and our floor manager checking on you, I would have hoped you would have made them aware of your displeasure and they would have offered...More

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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