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Sail Loft

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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649 East Erie Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
+1 414-223-0100
11:00 - 02:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I may be abut biased because I know the owner, but this place is great!! Food is fresh and innovative with something for everyone! If you like fish or fowl this is a must try when in Milwaukee! Location is awesome right on the river and access to Summerfest grounds. Perfect for a summer night, but also great for just... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Wonder quiet meal with stunning night for full moon walk right outside their door. Happy hour appetizer prices prevented us from finishing our awesome meals. Lunch next day - delish!

Thank mego4yoga
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

What a GREAT FIND! 7 friends went for drinks & dinner at the Sail Loft. it is in the Third Ward with an incredible setting: just west of the Hohn Bridge where the Milwaukee River feeds into Lake Michigan. It was too cold to be outside but there is great setting and views and a cool park-like setting, Inside, there... More 

Thank Cari M
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I got the shrimp po boy which was pretty good. My dad got th meatloaf which was &15 or so and the portion was tiny.

Thank Shena D
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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487 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This is a prime spot on the convergence of the Milwaukee and KK rivers at the main harbor. So, we really wanted to like the food but opted mostly as a cocktail spot with great views and boat access as the food always fell short. Lately, we've really come around as the food has drastically improved!! Great oysters, apps, sandwiches.... More 

Thank CzechMate2010
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were there a few years ago and had a terrible experience. Went back for dinner last week because I had heard the current owners had improved things. Well they really improved everything. Very friendly and helpful was staff, service was attentive ( even when we asked for a different table after our appetizers were served so the setting sun... More 

Thank wstphl
Poplar Grove, IL
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227 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

What a great outdoor location for a sunny day. We enjoyed a long Sunday Brunch of six friends and we will be back. The food was very good with a wide variety. Everyone had something different on the menu and everyone liked their choice. The only negative was some amateurish service but that was only a few minor omissions like... More 

Thank Mike M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Very pleasant, sat outside on the River it was hot but the cool and refreshing drinks helped a lot. We had a great server who was very pleasant, helpful and patient. We enjoyed three specially priced appetizers my favorite the Crabby Dip which I had to share, I could have eaten this as a meal I liked it so much.... More 

Thank Jane Z
Greendale, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Went for fish on a Friday night at around 730PM. Place was very crowded. We'd been looking forward to dining outside but unfortunately it had rained and everything was wet. So we stayed indoors and enjoyed the river view. Three of us had baked cod which was delicious. Came with mixed vegetables. One person had fried cod; the portion was... More 

Thank Anna Marie L
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

For a busy Sunday afternoon we had good service and really good food. Sliders, crab dip, sweet/sour chicken all very good. Lots of room for boats to dock, easy access to the restaurant's outdoor patio. Will definately be back.

Thank LoriMilwaukee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 East Erie Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-223-0100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?