Packing House

★★★☆☆
Family owned & operated since 1974
42.9593 -87.898
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414-483-5054

900 E Layton Ave

Milwaukee, WI

53207

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Lunch M-F 11-4 Dinner nightly 4-10 Sunday Brunch Live music Wed & Thur 6-10 Live music Fri & Sat 6:30-10:30 Fish Fry Friday 4-10 & Drive thru 3-9

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Packing House has very good food. Their Sunday Brunch is wonderful, the service is excellent and the prices are moderate. It is a great place for a large group of people to gather for a meal.

4
★★★★☆

Packing House has very good food. Their Sunday Brunch is wonderful, the service is excellent and the prices are moderate. It is a great place for a large group of people to gather for a meal.

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I try to go when the line is down, but that takes a bit of time. Go early or late and you'll do fine. We often have 2 people at our house share a fish fry. It is pretty generous. It's also one of the best we've had.

5
★★★★★

I try to go when the line is down, but that takes a bit of time. Go early or late and you'll do fine. We often have 2 people at our house share a fish fry. It is pretty generous. It's also one of the best we've had.

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There's a reason why the cars line up around the corner on Friday nights at the Packing House. They're all waiting for a hot, delicious fish fry. You get a generous portion along with fries and cole slaw for a reasonable price. The drive thru is also convenient. Next time you go, order a bowl of clam chowder to go with the fish - it's delicious.

5
★★★★★

There's a reason why the cars line up around the corner on Friday nights at the Packing House. They're all waiting for a hot, delicious fish fry. You get a generous portion along with fries and cole slaw for a reasonable price. The drive thru is also convenient. Next time you go, order a bowl of clam chowder to go with the fish - it's delicious.

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Outstanding selection of seafood, and meat dishes. Service was very good, and prices were reasonable. The beef wellington was fantastic as was the fillet.

4
★★★★☆

Outstanding selection of seafood, and meat dishes. Service was very good, and prices were reasonable. The beef wellington was fantastic as was the fillet.

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We were told this place had a great fish fry. Boy - was that recommendation wrong. The place is old 50s style bar and lounge with a staff that may be older and slower. The fish we got was slimy, undercooked and covered in a sour breading. The prices were outrageous. Drinks were $10 each for watered-down liquor. Waiters eventually took our order then disappeared. 40 minutes between ordering the fish fry and getting our 1st plates! Supposedly it is all you can eat but, we would have had to stay for 5 hours to get filled. Avoid this place no matter what the locals say. The health department needs to investigate this dump. You will get far better fish at the McDonalds down the street. The locals can have this food disaster.

1
★☆☆☆☆

We were told this place had a great fish fry. Boy - was that recommendation wrong. The place is old 50s style bar and lounge with a staff that may be older and slower. The fish we got was slimy, undercooked and covered in a sour breading. The prices were outrageous. Drinks were $10 each for watered-down liquor. Waiters eventually took our order then disappeared. 40 minutes between ordering the fish fry and getting our 1st plates! Supposedly it is all you can eat but, we would have had to stay for 5 hours to get filled. Avoid this place no matter what the locals say. The health department needs to investigate this dump. You will get far better fish at the McDonalds down the street. The locals can have this food disaster.

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15 negative stars. Horrible experience. Our party of 6 left before eating our food and went down the street to Perkins. Raw chicken and a well done steak that had blood running out of it. Silverware with caked on food and pieces of food under our table. Once our 65-year old waitress new we were unhappy, she avoided us. All of our food was uncooked. As we got up to leave, the hostess told us to wait for our check? What? We told the hostess that our food was inedible and we were not paying the bill. The hostess ran and got the owner who cursed us out and threatened to call the police. This place is an old sad dump with amateur staff and food that is uncooked. Dine here at high risk!!

1
★☆☆☆☆

15 negative stars. Horrible experience. Our party of 6 left before eating our food and went down the street to Perkins. Raw chicken and a well done steak that had blood running out of it. Silverware with caked on food and pieces of food under our table. Once our 65-year old waitress new we were unhappy, she avoided us. All of our food was uncooked. As we got up to leave, the hostess told us to wait for our check? What? We told the hostess that our food was inedible and we were not paying the bill. The hostess ran and got the owner who cursed us out and threatened to call the police. This place is an old sad dump with amateur staff and food that is uncooked. Dine here at high risk!!

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Referred by the Holiday Inn on a visit to Wisconsin. From the outside, this could have been any generic restaurant in America at an uninteresting roadside location with fast food joints nearby. We were dubious walking in. Instead, we were treated to fabulous cuisine prepared to perfection. We're talking even vegetables (fresh, local) done right! Plus the wine list was very well thought out. This is no mere family restaurant. Someone here really knows what s/he is doing.

4
★★★★☆

Referred by the Holiday Inn on a visit to Wisconsin. From the outside, this could have been any generic restaurant in America at an uninteresting roadside location with fast food joints nearby. We were dubious walking in. Instead, we were treated to fabulous cuisine prepared to perfection. We're talking even vegetables (fresh, local) done right! Plus the wine list was very well thought out. This is no mere family restaurant. Someone here really knows what s/he is doing.

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Had a 7:00 PM reservation on a Friday and was not taken until 7:45 PM. This was after two complaints. I felt they could have offered a free appetizer for the inconvenience but nothing was offered. This leaves me to believe that it's a common occurrence. The food was good. The waitress never showed up again after taking our desert order. A couple replacements took her place. I am not inclined to return.

2
★★☆☆☆

Had a 7:00 PM reservation on a Friday and was not taken until 7:45 PM. This was after two complaints. I felt they could have offered a free appetizer for the inconvenience but nothing was offered. This leaves me to believe that it's a common occurrence. The food was good. The waitress never showed up again after taking our desert order. A couple replacements took her place. I am not inclined to return.

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Wish I would have read more reviews before deciding to eat here tonight.
Food portions were tiny for the price, but I credit the Chefs for making the best of the situation. Steak and Crab Legs were cooked perfectly, onion strings were suprisingly good and actually matched well with the King Crab. If you've never tried it together, it's a treat.
12 min to take our drink order, 2nd glass of wine never showed up, overcharged our tab and had to have it corrcted. Overall demeanor was snotty and dismissive.
Please for the love of god quit wrecking the good food and hard work in the kitchen with terible Management and Staff.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Wish I would have read more reviews before deciding to eat here tonight.
Food portions were tiny for the price, but I credit the Chefs for making the best of the situation. Steak and Crab Legs were cooked perfectly, onion strings were suprisingly good and actually matched well with the King Crab. If you've never tried it together, it's a treat.
12 min to take our drink order, 2nd glass of wine never showed up, overcharged our tab and had to have it corrcted. Overall demeanor was snotty and dismissive.
Please for the love of god quit wrecking the good food and hard work in the kitchen with terible Management and Staff.

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I was in Milwaukee for a convection and had dinner at the Packing House on Saturday 5/2. I left my sunglasses at the table and called the next morning to see if they had been turned in. These were 150.00 pair of sunglasses. I was told that nothing was turned in so I asked if it was possible that an employee had not turned them in yet. The woman said a cleaning crew had cleaned and then she hung up on me.

Tables are bussed immediately after a meal. I believe one of the wait staff stole the sunglasses. When I tried to inquire about them and was hung up on I couldn??t believe it. I will never eat there again and cannot recommend the restaurant to anyone. They are not honest or helpful.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I was in Milwaukee for a convection and had dinner at the Packing House on Saturday 5/2. I left my sunglasses at the table and called the next morning to see if they had been turned in. These were 150.00 pair of sunglasses. I was told that nothing was turned in so I asked if it was possible that an employee had not turned them in yet. The woman said a cleaning crew had cleaned and then she hung up on me.

Tables are bussed immediately after a meal. I believe one of the wait staff stole the sunglasses. When I tried to inquire about them and was hung up on I couldn??t believe it. I will never eat there again and cannot recommend the restaurant to anyone. They are not honest or helpful.

Cons: Not honest or helpful

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A great deal and excellent steaks. Dinners are huge. I really prefer this setting over the downtown steak houses. Fine dining without pretentious crowd. Unfortunately I moved out of state and only get to stop here when visiting. Location is convenient via I-794, 894, or I-94, easy trip from downtown. Right across the street from the airport and Signature Flight Service (walk across the street). Quick drive from airport hotels or easy stop off of interstate at Layton Ave. exit, even if you're just passing through. I have gone both casual and dressed for supper. I always ask if I'm "attired properly", because I have eaten at the Packing House after days of flying I am sometimes in shorts/polo shirt. Staff assured me it was fine. Have eaten here several times and found it to be a great steak dinner and nice dining atmosphere. Very good service and nice staff which I find important. The word "Reasonable" should not indicate that it is anything less than an excellent experience, I just found it to be less expensive than I would have expected for a large steak dinner.

5
★★★★★

A great deal and excellent steaks. Dinners are huge. I really prefer this setting over the downtown steak houses. Fine dining without pretentious crowd. Unfortunately I moved out of state and only get to stop here when visiting. Location is convenient via I-794, 894, or I-94, easy trip from downtown. Right across the street from the airport and Signature Flight Service (walk across the street). Quick drive from airport hotels or easy stop off of interstate at Layton Ave. exit, even if you're just passing through. I have gone both casual and dressed for supper. I always ask if I'm "attired properly", because I have eaten at the Packing House after days of flying I am sometimes in shorts/polo shirt. Staff assured me it was fine. Have eaten here several times and found it to be a great steak dinner and nice dining atmosphere. Very good service and nice staff which I find important. The word "Reasonable" should not indicate that it is anything less than an excellent experience, I just found it to be less expensive than I would have expected for a large steak dinner.

Pros: Very good experience several times

Cons: Can't think of any

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Our family has been dining here since I was in high school (the 70's) This is the best dining establishment place Milwaukee has to offer. The chef's are the best, the food is top rate, the people are the friendliest Milwaukee has to offer. The prices are good, and you leave feeling like you just left your rich aunt's dinner table. Even if you come with a large group.

5
★★★★★

Our family has been dining here since I was in high school (the 70's) This is the best dining establishment place Milwaukee has to offer. The chef's are the best, the food is top rate, the people are the friendliest Milwaukee has to offer. The prices are good, and you leave feeling like you just left your rich aunt's dinner table. Even if you come with a large group.

Pros: food, staff, ambiance

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If you want fabulous food, great service and great music - this is the place. You MUST try the appitizers too. The combo platter is HUGE and delicious, the mozzerella sticks are homemade and to die for, the bacon-wrapped water chestnuts are soo good and I absolutely love the crab stuffed mushrooms!!!!
Be sure to make a reservation, you'll likely wait a little bit still but it's WELL WORTH THE WAIT!

5
★★★★★

If you want fabulous food, great service and great music - this is the place. You MUST try the appitizers too. The combo platter is HUGE and delicious, the mozzerella sticks are homemade and to die for, the bacon-wrapped water chestnuts are soo good and I absolutely love the crab stuffed mushrooms!!!!
Be sure to make a reservation, you'll likely wait a little bit still but it's WELL WORTH THE WAIT!

Pros: Delicious

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This is large portions served too fast, cheaply, and without any sense of style.

4
★★★★☆

This is large portions served too fast, cheaply, and without any sense of style.

Pros: price, parking

Cons: service, food quality

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best food service and atmosphere anywhere around. Milwaukee needs more of this quality restaurants.

5
★★★★★

best food service and atmosphere anywhere around. Milwaukee needs more of this quality restaurants.

Pros: the best

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One of my favorite places to eat in Milwaukee. Always good service and food and nice atmosphere.

4
★★★★☆

One of my favorite places to eat in Milwaukee. Always good service and food and nice atmosphere.

Pros: Ok Parking, Good Value, Great Food

Cons: Average Ambience

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It's been a while, but I love their garlic-stuffed steak and the Sicilian steak is tops. Other good food too like blackened salmon for the non-steak eaters in the group. Nice wait staff, short waits. Prices are excellent for the quality and amount of food you receive.

5
★★★★★

It's been a while, but I love their garlic-stuffed steak and the Sicilian steak is tops. Other good food too like blackened salmon for the non-steak eaters in the group. Nice wait staff, short waits. Prices are excellent for the quality and amount of food you receive.

Pros: Lots of choices, Friendly staff, reasonable

Cons: A little crowded

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good every time, the only place my wife will go Dawn is a fantastic waitress, i worked for ten years in the business, Rick is a great bar manager

4
★★★★☆

good every time, the only place my wife will go Dawn is a fantastic waitress, i worked for ten years in the business, Rick is a great bar manager

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Excellent service, short wait for a reserved table, nice ambiance, good neighborhood, GREAT Prime Rib and not as expensive as the other places in Milwaukee. What a great place to relax and enjoy a great meal with family and friends. I will go back to The Packing House as often as I can get back to Milwaukee. And, yes, I have been to Coerper's and I will not return there! This IS the place for steak in Milwaukee!

5
★★★★★

Excellent service, short wait for a reserved table, nice ambiance, good neighborhood, GREAT Prime Rib and not as expensive as the other places in Milwaukee. What a great place to relax and enjoy a great meal with family and friends. I will go back to The Packing House as often as I can get back to Milwaukee. And, yes, I have been to Coerper's and I will not return there! This IS the place for steak in Milwaukee!

Pros: Reasonably priced, Ambiance, Super service

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Very good food but does not deseve to be in top 5 list for steaks.

4
★★★★☆

Very good food but does not deseve to be in top 5 list for steaks.

Pros: service, value for money, parking

Cons: noisy, ambiance lacking

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The service was acceptable. The quality of the steak was average

3
★★★☆☆

The service was acceptable. The quality of the steak was average

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An excellent menu and wine list. Good food and service but a little claustrophobic because of the low ceiling and closely placed tables.

4
★★★★☆

An excellent menu and wine list. Good food and service but a little claustrophobic because of the low ceiling and closely placed tables.

Pros: Good wine list

Cons: Low Ceiling, Tables too close

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Open since 1973, the Packing House is a classic restaurant where the hard-won blue ribbons from the Wisconsin State Fair are proudly displayed and demonstrate the owners' commitment to good steak.

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