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The Anchorage

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Seafood, Pub
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4700 N Port Washington Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53212-1041
+1 414-962-4710
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06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Eaten here many times and the food and service have always been spectacular. Sandy, Brian, Mary, Lindsey, Michael, always great you with a smile (and usually remember your drink, and name). Tonight the filet was incredible. Cooked just the way we ordered it. The grilled vegetables could be a meal in themselves. Blackened shrimp...wow! We are locals and have lots... More 

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2 Thank CaptainLime
Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments about The Anchorage! It's always a pleasure to read a restaurant review with the heading of “Incredible Meal"! It lets us know that from the culinary side, we are doing all of the right things. But equal thanks are given for the comments about several of my staff members, as they are also a key part... More 

Cedar Falls, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

The food is really great but with the incredible service and very friendly staff it almost doesn't matter. If you're looking for a nice place to enjoy a drink after a hard day Mary's likely to be there with a pleasant smile to greet you. If it's food you're after, everything's good but you've got to try the Maryland crab... More 

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2 Thank Diver1849
Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments after dining with us at The Anchorage! Our unique restaurant is well-known for its setting along the river and its signature seafood/entrée selections over the course of our 40 years. But we are also known for our levels of friendly and efficient customer service! And I'm very glad to read that you received and appreciated them... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Mary and Sandy greet you upon being seated at the bar, genuine smile, warm greeting and fabulous drinks! Always a pleasure. I actually don't leave the hotel for dinner because of the nice restaurant.

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1 Thank Biztraveler2much
Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments about The Anchorage! We do feel that we have a very unique restaurant here, which celebrates a 40th anniversary this year! But a greater thanks goes for recognizing our staff members who equally help make The Anchorage a special dining option! We consider The Anchorage to be far from a standard 'hotel restaurant', and are glad... More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

We have eaten at the Anchorage several times and have never been disappointed. A favorite dish is the Whitefish Almondine. The fish is tender and flaky and delicious. The best waiter we have had is Kyle. He is courteous, knowledgeable about the drink list and menu, and very efficient. You should ask for him by name if you come to... More 

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Thank Theresa B
Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments about both the quality of The Anchorage entrées, as well as the quality of the staff members that served you! I am very proud of both! The Anchorage is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and while known for its unique seafood selections and river views, is also known for its levels of customer service. While our... More 

Wheaton, Illinois
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148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

The first night we stayed in the Hilton Milwaukee River, we went down to the Manger's Reception. Nice finger food and a very helpful bartender, who obviously loved his job. The restaurant is right on the river with a gorgeous view out of basically a whole wall of windows. Breakfast both days was a great buffet and we could even... More 

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Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments about our noted restaurant, The Anchorage, during your recent stay with us! While the hotel is known for several distinct features, such as our river-side locale, proximity to the Downtown Milwaukee and lakefront districts, and access to the fantastic Bayshore Town Center here in Glendale, its dominant trait is The Anchorage itself! Celebrating a 40th... More 

Brookfield, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

The Anchorage has one of the best Easter Brunches in town. Our waitress Kelly was awesome. This is our second year in a row. We will be back and also asking for Kelly again.

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Thank 892Tom
Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

We also think that we feature one of the BEST brunches in town! And not just for Easter, but also for our regular Sunday Brunch and for the upcoming Mother's Day Brunch as well. Part of that, of course, is the entrée quality of The Anchorage that has made it an icon these past 40 years. But another part of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Sandy is an amazing host and bar tender! Food is always top notch. Mary is wonderful. Nightly specials. Always a great experience.

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2 Thank Tim C
Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thank you.....as I also think that The Anchorage is a wonderful and great environment! While obviously related to the quality of our food service over our 40-year history, much of that also stems from a fantastic staff! Glad to read that they made a positive impression with you! We look forward to having you dine with us again! -- Michael... More 

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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164 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Soon to be remodeled and under new name in June or so 2014! Restaurant is just great. Brian at the bar is an icon and had better be there when the place changes! Be forewarned that the signature red snapper soup has a bite to it but tasty! Wait staff needs to know what is in the entrees! The New... More 

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Thank mabarley777
Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and insights! Celebrating a 40th anniversary this year, we are quite proud to have a restaurant with the notoriety and acclaim as The Anchorage to be a part of the hotel setting. We consider The Anchorage to be an important amenity and asset to our overall hotel image! While the hotel may receive new owners... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Four of us arrived for our reservation at 6:15pm on a Saturday night. We had asked for a window seat and were lead immediately to a wonderful round table overlooking the river. The hostess, Lydia, was very friendly and did check back with us a couple of times during the meal to see if we had everything we needed. I... More 

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Thank Marcy110
Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments after dining at The Anchorage! Our signature restaurant is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and while synonymous for its river views and quality entrée selections, The Anchorage is also known for its efficient and personable service! I'm glad to read that this combination, highlighting some of our staff members as well as... More 

Fox Point, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

We knew we were taking out chances choosing a seafood restaurant on Friday during lent. The place was slammed. We were seated and waited and waited and waited. The hostess Lydia noticed our lack of service and got right on it. She sent waitress Kelly, over to right a wrong. After a long day both myself and dinning companion were... More 

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1 Thank Kelly M
Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for giving us your feedback following dining at The Anchorage, our noted restaurant that is celebrating a 40th anniversary this year! I'm glad to read that the tentative start to the evening was quickly remedied by our staff. Great views of the river and wonderful seafood entrées can only be appreciated when presented by knowledgeable... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Seafood, Pub
Meals
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, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
The redesigned Anchorage restaurant and River's Edge Lounge uses high quality locally sourced ingredients to enhance all their dishes.

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