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We are located in the historic Mackie Building in downtown Milwaukee. Kitchen is open until 10PM!
PRICE RANGE
₱586 - ₱2,345
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food amazing especially the mussels and beets. French dip perfect. Wait staff friendly great atmosphere. Clearly appreciated by the locals too!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed April 18, 2024 via mobile

Daryl and bob are the best. Daryl was very attentive to all the customers and made sure that everyone was happy. He even joined in the friendly banter of our group. Made us feel at home. Best place to go to experience Milwaukee!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed February 11, 2024 via mobile

Very cute place! Was very busy when we went before MU game. Had to wait for table but staff accurate with wait time. Staff very friendly and attentive. We had couple of soups, beet salad (so good!) and a different salad with chicken. Food very...good, staff was great.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed December 26, 2023 via mobile

Good bang for your buck. Bartenders and server very friendly. Food was very good and even though they don’t take reservations, we were seated and served in a reasonable amount of time. We got there at about 5PM; and it was already very busy. Plan...accordingly.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 4, 2023 via mobile

Was recommended by another establishment. Great atmosphere great drinks & food. If you’re looking for a great place to relax & have fun it’s a must !

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed October 26, 2023

Great! Just an all-around good spot for lunch with professional staff, delicious food and a cozy paneled wood atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 1, 2023

Had a lovely time at the Swingin' Door Exchange. Our wait was relatively short, despite being there on a Saturday night during the dinner rush, and enjoyed the cosy, jovial atmosphere of the pub. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and upbeat contributing to the welcome...atmosphere. My husband declared his grilled chicken sandwich delicious and both our fries were fresh and hot (not always the case in some pubs). I got the crunchy chicken sandwich and was not as impressed as I found it to be a bit dry and one filet quite overcooked. The Oktoberfest beer gets a resounding 2 thumbs up! It is about a 10 minute walk to the theater district making its location convenient for theater goers. We will return, but will likely opt for a different entree from the vast menu.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed July 27, 2023 via mobile

The food is very good along with the atmosphere. You will get the true feel of Milwaukee from the minute you walk in the door. Grab a few Pabst Blue Ribbon beers and enjoy this classic bar/restaurant!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 11, 2023

The food was amazing! We had the brussels sprout appetizer which was so different from other ones we've had in a good way. The sriracha aioli added a little kick which was balanced out by the candied pecans. My husband had the buffalo mahi mahi...bites special. He said they were good. I had the reuben sandwich which was delicious. The corned beef was tender and it was cooked perfectly. Unfortunately, we felt the service could have been better. We had to ask another server for some water as ours did not come by the table often.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 2, 2023

Patty Melt was a 10! The homemade chips were crispy and tasty too. My husband loved his burger and fries. Walked out full and happy. Our walk back to the hotel made us feel "less guilty" about this wonderful lunch/dinner!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 30, 2023 via mobile

Food was ok. Nothing extraordinary that would make us actively want to come back. The thing that soured our dining experience was the difference we noticed in treatment between our small party of 2 table that ordered waters and 2 lunches and the table of...8 that ordered apps, drinks and food. We had the specials menu placed at the table, with the server saying “here are the specials” as compared to the table of 8, he explained in detail about the specials. Also gave them the Wi-Fi password. It was just evident that he wanted the big tips from the table of 8. Our food also rang up wrong on our bill-so make sure to watch it.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 12, 2023

We dined here about 7 years ago and it was fabulous (at the time we had to wait a while for a table). This time, we got in right away during dinnertime, which probably should have been the first red flag. The waitress was ho-hum,...our ribs were good but not great, and the reuben sandwich was okay. A particular disappointment was the Caesar salad which managed to be bland, yet overdressed; you couldn't taste the anchovy, lemon juice or Dijon mustard, etc.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 12, 2023

Excellent food in a historic building! My grilled beet salad with a grilled pork chop on top was especially good. Attentive service. Nice variety of beer and wine offerings, and my wife said that the margarita was also very good.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 6, 2023 via mobile

We were driving through Milwaukee at lunchtime so we decided to stop. What a fantastic decision it was. We shared the Big KC Burger and chips which was unreal! Juicy burger patty, amazing shaved beef and thick cut bacon! All top quality and a perfect...combination. We also shared an order of Buffalo Wings as an appetizer and they're really good too. But man....that burger was one I'll remember! When in Milwaukee, go for a Big KC burger!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 25, 2023 via mobile

This place is fabulous. We had the prime dip, the patty melt & a salad and the food is OUTSTANDING!!! Highly recommended. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and fabulous. We’re on a 7 state trip and this place was a real find. If you’re in...Milwaukee, stop in for a few beers and fabulous food.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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There is parallel parking on the street in front of the restaurant. There is also a pay parking garage about a half block away.
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Swingin' Door Exchange is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5