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Swingin' Door Exchange

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
+1 414-276-8150
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“prime dip” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tiny place and you may have to wait for table. However, its worth the wait. The food was outstanding. Their Hungarian sausage is spicy and huge. Their Prime Rib melt dip is also fantastic. Finally, the turkey rueben (the Rachel) was very...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Melt-in-your-mouth half rack of rib dinner. Place gets really busy. We tried to eat there a second night while we were in town but it was booked. I would suggest making reservations and if the weather is nice, eating outside.

Thank beachlovur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived for dinner on a Sunday night after many other Milwaukee area restaurants were closed, so were pleasantly surprised to find the Swingin' Door Exchange open. The only available seating at this time was a high top in the bar, which was OK. Not...More

Thank GianinaL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Swingin’ Door Exchange is a gem in Milwaukee. The service is excellent and the food comes out quickly. I would recommend any of their soups along with a build your own sandwich.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on "Open Doors Weekend " so it was packed. The entire staff was upbeat & friendly and the prices were very reasonable for good food. They had indoor & outdoor seating. I ordered the Angus cheeseburger /fries,others ordered the Seared Blacken Ahi...More

Thank SaundraPlover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took some family to Milwaukee to do some sampling of the local brew and Swingin Door was highly recommended. Went here for lunch and was crowded due to an "Open Doors Milwaukee" festival. We had about a 30 minute wait which was not too bad...More

Thank Travel574
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went here around 10:00 on a Sunday morning and it was perfect! It wasn’t crowded, the service was top notch, and the food was unique and delicious! We ordered the corned beef hash and the special of the day - caramel apple French toast....More

Thank go_all_the_way_up
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We were in Milwaukee for just one day and stopped in here for dinner. It was quite busy with an after work crowd but we were able to be seated quickly. The service was very nice and super helpful. The food was just ok although...More

Thank Deborah L
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We were staying at a hotel right across the street so we popped into the Swingin' Door (at the hotel staff's recommendation). The food was delicious. The prices were good and the service was decent.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 6 September 2018

My wife and I went here last night before a concert at the Riverside . There are so many good things to say about this restaurant , where to start. I guess simply to state TOTALLY AWSOME !! Quality of food ,sandwiches were HUGE ,...More

Thank Gale G
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John G
14 October 2017|
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Response from mrswhit11 | Reviewed this property |
I'll be honest, I don't remember a tv outside of the bar area and the tables in the bar, as I recall, were 3 or 4 tops. We sat outside of the actual bar area so I can't say for sure if this is the place you're looking for... More
23 March 2017|
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Response from swingindoorexchange | Property representative |
Walk-in only. Wait times may vary based on the number of people in your party. Smaller groups turn over more quickly. I think the others here answered excellently. Thanks for the question and thanks for the answers!
Steve B
28 December 2016|
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Response from Hotovens | Reviewed this property |
I'd get there around 5:30. Plenty of time for a few drinks and some awesome food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 E Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-4902
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-8150
  • E-mail
We are located in the historic Mackie Building in downtown Milwaukee. Come visit us for great food, fine spirits, good people and the history of the buildings architecture, as well as the famous "Grain Exchange" located upstairs.
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