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MOTOR Bar & Restaurant

401 W Canal St, Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI 53203-3209
+1 414-287-2778
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
401 W Canal St, Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI 53203-3209
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy resturant across from HD museum. Some what limited menu but a good selection of hearty foods. We had pulled pork, burger, Mac and cheese, cheese curd. All was very good and generously portioned. Beer and bourbon choices also good. I would recommendMore

Thank travler1976
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting MOTOR and taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our Pulled Pork, Mac n' Cheese and Cheese Curds. Our Chef is always adding to our menu to showcase classic American fare. We can't...More

Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Great service and food. Love the decor. A must stop after visiting the museum. Even if you just go here for lunch or dinner,you can't go wrong. I feel right at home here.More

Thank kyso1690
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thank you for visiting MOTOR. Our staff works hard to make sure that every guest feels like family and we are happy to hear that we've succeeded. Don't forget to visit us for our live music every Thursday and Saturday this fall! See you again...More

Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

What a great finish to a work day! Right in the front door of the H-D Museum, so can’t beat that! Straightforward burger/sandwich place mostly & it’s good stuff, but the entrees like the chicken salad hit the mark too. Solid app selection & good...More

Thank Harl3yR1d3r
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Thank you for visiting MOTOR! We are happy to hear that you have been able to enjoy our great Burgers and Sandwiches along with our exclusive MOTOR Oil beer. It does not get better than our riverside patio on a sunny day! See you again...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018

The barbeque and beer was great. Better than typical bar food. My crazy friends even ate the burger of the month( Burger with bacon and glazed donuts for buns, smothered in maple syrup). Great service as well and cool atmosphere during bike night.

Thank hancock1911
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Thank you for visiting MOTOR! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our BBQ. Our outdoor Bike Nights always create a great atmosphere. See you again soon!

Reviewed September 7, 2018

Great food and Staff, not to mention the location!!! Cold beers and Mac and cheese....great highlight of the trip!

Thank 579rayf
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Thank you for visiting us at MOTOR! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our food, staff, and location. Our Mac n' Cheese is some of the best. See you again soon!

Reviewed September 5, 2018

After visiting the museum we decided to stop in for a bite to eat. Felt as though the hostess was doing us a favour by finding a table for two and it wasn’t busy by any stretch of your imagination she was cold and unfriendly!...More

Thank Barbara M
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Barbara, Thank you for visiting MOTOR and taking the time to write a review. We apologize that your experience was not up to our high standards. Please private message us the best email address to contact you.

Reviewed August 29, 2018

Food was great, also loved that the waitress/server helped me unpack the food choices to pick one that would fit my appetite - and boy, was I satisfied!

Thank antaravc
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you for visiting MOTOR! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal and our our top-notch service. See you again soon!

Reviewed August 28, 2018

My wife and I were hitting the Milwaukee tourist spots, so had to see H-D and eat at their restaurant. We weren't looking for huge lunches, and they had the perfect items for each of us. I had the wings of the month, a pound...More

Thank David H
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you for visiting MOTOR and taking the time to write a review! We are glad to hear that your lunch was great. Our Stuffed Potatoes are some of the best and our craft beer selection is ever-growing with local craft beer. We can't wait...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Some restaurants that are attached to an attraction are simply so-so, but this was not the case here. The burger was quite tasty, and I enjoyed my stuffed potato dish. Service was exemplary. We especially enjoyed the indoor/outdoor arrangement, and the garage doors that lifted...More

Thank Melody L
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you for visiting MOTOR! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and exemplary service. Our patio has some of best views of the Menomonee River and Downtown Milwaukee and we are glad that you were able to enjoy it. We hope...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018

It's a casual restaurant, unlike most chains. All of their food offerings are excellent. The portions are huge and the prices are very reasonable. We are locals (who aren't riders) who eat there periodically. We also take guests who visit from out of town.

Thank Janis K
Brittany J, Marketing Manager at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you for visiting MOTOR! We are happy to hear that you enjoy our menu and we hope that you have gotten to enjoy our patio this summer. See you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 W Canal St, Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI 53203-3209
    (6th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-287-2778
  • E-mail
Description
Just as Harley-Davidson knows motorcycles, the Harley-Davidson Museum knows food. Whether you're craving BBQ Ribs or Mac & Cheese, Motor is sure to satisfy those taste buds of yours! The All-you-can-eat Fish Fry every Friday will keep you comin' back for more and the Georgia Peach Cobbler is the perfect finale to any of our hearty American meals. As far as beverages go, we’ll make sure your mugs are always full of any libation you desire, caffeinated or something a little bit stronger.
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