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The Packing House

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900 E Layton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-5237
+1 414-483-5054
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not sure how long the Packing House has been round but it's been a while. For a reason. This is what Wisconsin would call a traditional supper club - relish tray, excellent brandy old fashions and outstanding service and food. We visited on a Saturday night, didn't have reservations but were seated quickly. Our server was very knowledgeable of... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited tonight with our son for his birthday. We didn't mention the celebration, as he prefers to keep it low-key. The bread was great...warm and crusty on the outside and soft inside. We could've done without the relish tray. It was unimpressive and the olives seemed soft and the carrots were limp....seemed as though it was sitting out too... More 

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Thank dordor1
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review and your insights into our relish tray and the "surf and turf" special. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon. More 

Mishawaka, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations and had to wait for our table. We listened to live music in the bar while we waited which was outstanding! We loved what we ordered. We started with French onion soup, the best we've had in a while. We ordered scallops and crab stuffed shrimp and were impressed with them both. The banana cream pie topped... More 

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Thank noel1127
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are honored that you enjoyed your time with us. We feature live music in our lounge Wednesday through Saturday nights and there's never a cover charge. Please join us again the next time you're in Milwaukee. More 

Michigan
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389 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been here in years, and I was looking forward to a new visit. I'm glad to say I wasn't disappointed. I was traveling solo on business, so I sat at the bar. Fantastic service! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I was thinking steak, so the young man walked me through my options. The meal was great! I was... More 

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Thank jra3
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us. I'll pass along your suggestion for a better muddled Old Fahioned to the bar. Please join us next time you're in Milwaukee! More 

Fond du Lac
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The food was great! The service was excellent and there was live entertainment. Perfect place for a romantic dinner or special occasion.

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Thank Julie M
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! Please join us again. More 

Crooked Lake, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous service and food. From the eggplant appetizer to the Veal Marcella, prime rib to the coffee everything was Great. Highly recommended this fine dinning restaurant.

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Thank G3226WXfrankk
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the excellent review! We appreciate your kind words and patronage. Please give us the opportunity to serve you again soon. More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We celebrated my husband's birthday at The Packing House. This restaurant never disappoints. Excellent atmosphere, staff is very friendly, wonderful menu with ribs, steaks, chicken, seafood, reasonably priced drinks, and the food is delicious! Parking lot available on site.

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Thank BJ W
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We appreciate you celebrating with us and hope you join us again soon. More 

Madison, WI
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134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Recommended by the hotel we were staying at. Arrived and saw the line to the parking lot was a half mile down the road. Turned out to be the line for the Friday fish fry drive through (at Lent it can be two MILES down the road). Seated quickly. The service and food was spot on. I had the fish... More 

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Thank KLMMadison
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We hope to serve you again soon. Our drive through fish fry is very popular, but moves very quickly. Most cars take less than a minute to serve, so never let the line be a concern! More 

Hays, Kansas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic prime rib and filet mignon! Great salad dressings and hot sourdough bread! Excellent service. Wonderful dessert recommendation - banana cream pie!

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Thank Lynn D
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! Please give us the opportunity to serve you again soon. More 

Cudahy, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Decided to take my wife, sister, sister-in-law, and brother-in-law back here for a Christmas lunch before coming to our house! Have been here many times, but nothing too recently! It still is a very nice restaurant with attentive staff and very good food! Party members had the walleye, chicken cordon bleu, ribs, and I decided to try the Brew Town... More 

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Thank ROGKAR1
Chris W, Owner at The Packing House, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! We hope to serve you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$45
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
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
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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Verona, Wisconsin, United States
15 days ago
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?