We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Anchorage

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Seafood, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4700 N Port Washington Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53212-1041
+1 414-962-4710
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 217: English reviews
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pleasant time we had! Ladies lunch......sitting by the river. The food was tasty, the service attentive, and the environment was modern, hip, and clean! I'd come back now that I've made the first visit! The spacious tables on the river is an excellent way to have an intimate yet bright and cheery atmosphere! Looking forward to those great... More 

Thank GlennaCB
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden gem - quiet, great for meetings. The staff - especially Tammy and Kevin - are great! The food is very good - thanks to Jason and Ramon (chefs). Thank you.

Thank Jason G
northeast wisconsin
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

attached to holiday inn riverfront great place to eat and drink a little pricey but the food was delicious

Thank billnanci
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
209 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stopped by the Anchorage for a fish fry this past Friday. We had made a reservation online, but it was obvious that we didn't need it. . When we arrived, there was only one other couple in the restaurant at 5:30pm. The decoration of this place reminded me of someplace back in the early 50's. This restaurant is right... More 

Thank Curly H
Glendale, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Based on Kevin's recommendation, our party of three decided to check the Anchorage's Friday fish fry out. We found it to reasonably priced and of good quality. Kudos to the chef and to Kevin for his outstanding recommendation.We'll be sure not be strangers! We'll be back!

Thank flanagandennis
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great food Beautiful setting overlooking the Milwaukee River Outside setting perfect for weddings, groups, relaxing, viewing the river and other environments

Thank Rogers O
Costa Mesa, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Breakfast was amazing hot and fresh good variety !plenty of fresh fruit! Call you orders into kitchen no problem eat on the beautiful patio or in the bar area very comfortable and clean

Thank greenvalley365
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Connected to the Holiday Inn Riverfront, this restaurant is extremely convenient for guests. We ordered the $12 breakfast buffet which offered many hot and cold options. The server said the kitchen would be happy to make us different eggs if we did not like the scrambled and fritatta options. Excellent food and riverfront views make this a great place to... More 

Thank marlab210
Roselle, Illinois
Level Contributor
22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The breakfast buffet was excellent, with lots of hot entree and fruit choices as well as some very nice sweets. The restaurant faces the river, with floor to ceiling windows. Wpuld go back there in a heartbeat!

Thank Travel_hopper60172
South Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Lovely views of the Milwaukee River right outside your table. Servers, Kevin and Alex were very attentive and our lunch entrees were delicious! Would definitely recommend and go there again!

2 Thank MLNSC

Travellers who viewed The Anchorage also viewed

Milwaukee, WI

Been to The Anchorage? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, 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
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Anchorage and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Anchorage staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?