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The Anchorage

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$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gastropub, Seafood, Pub
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4700 N Port Washington Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53212-1041
+1 414-962-4710
Today
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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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

In addition to the great food that I have enjoyed here since 1989, Sandy Sammenfeld, who runs the place and has been here since it opened in the 1970s, is just the best in the industry - always attentive to everyone's tastes and everyone's "usual" she is a whirlwind of energy and personalized service and she has imprinted her dedication... More 

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1 Thank Bill R
Michael D, Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments about our noted restaurant, The Anchorage, as well as for our staff! Sandy is a gem, and is a key element to the success of our restaurant that celebrates a 40th anniversary this year! The staffs' dedication, combined with our unique location and signature entrées, certainly have distinguished The Anchorage as more than a standard... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Great fresh seafood and steaks. Good wine list at reasonable prices and some of the friendliest wait staff in Wisconsin.

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Thank Pigment1
Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! Very true....great seafood, pricing, and ambiance of The Anchorage are greatly accented by our dedicated staff! Glad you appreciated each element! Come back again soon! -- Michael Dietrich General Manager Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

Best place in the Milwaukee area. Personable and professional staff. Michael Dietrich has set the tone. Thanks for all you and your team do !!!!!

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Thank Bluemoonp3
Michael D, General Manager at The Anchorage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments! While I am very proud of my personal accomplishments here, the sense of pride is even stronger for The Anchorage's staff, making the restaurant a key element for our Hotel! We look forward to continuing to earn your patronage! -- Michael Dietrich General Manager Hilton Milwaukee River & The Anchorage More 

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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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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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 

1 review
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 

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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, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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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