The Packing House is one of Milwaukee’s favorite restaurants.
If you drive on Layton Avenue past Mitchell International Airport on a Friday night, you’ll see a line of cars stretching around the block.
What makes people line up in their cars like people trying to get into a popular L.A. nightclub? It’s the Packing House Friday Fish Fry. On Friday, the Packing House has a drive up window for their Fish Fry and that is what many of those cars are picking up. They take cash only, no credit cards to keep the line moving. A Friday fish fry is a popular tradition in the Milwaukee area. The Packing House’s fish fry is well liked. It’s often a long line.
The Packing House has a lot more than just a fish fry.
- Seafood (more than just fried fish)
Besides food, The Packing house also has a piano bar and cocktails.
My wife and I had a chance to eat there recently.
We both enjoyed it. The food was very good. I had a prime rib (I don’t think it is usually on the menu) and my wife had the Beef Wellington. Both the steaks were very good. Soup was included and we both really liked the soup. We also really liked the fresh bread that came with it, the bread was something we both noted. The food was very good.
I’d say The Packing House is on the more formal side of casual dining.
It’s listed as casual/ formal dining. There’s no dress code but I’d have felt out of place in jeans and a T-shirt. You would not need a tie and I felt fine with just a collared shirt (I hate ties with a passion). They have someone to check your coat if you would like before you enter the dinning room. It is probably a great place for a business lunch.
The service was great.
Our waitress was wonderful. It was a nice atmosphere. There was a live singer in the bar singing mostly light jazz type music. It was not loud and barely noticeable in the dinning room.
Our meal for two was in the $50-$60 range.
That included our tip. We don’t drink so add a bit to that if you do. While a few dinners are just over $30 most of them are in the $12-$25 range. Lunch prices were less.
If you’re looking for a nice atmosphere with great food, The Packing House on Layton Avenue would be a good choice.
It is a big step up from just about any restaurant chain. The food and the atmosphere are both special. The service is great. It would be a great place to take the family for a meal (they have a children’s menu). You may want to try their Milwaukee Friday Fish Fry (get in line early).
The phone for The Packing House Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
Address for the Packing House:900 East Layton Avenue Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207
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Website for The Packing House:
foodspot.com It’s awful but that’s the one they claim.