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Sail Loft

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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649 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-6203
+1 414-223-0100
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the Friday Cod fish special,grilled not fried. Enjoyed it very much,will return. May be hard to find parking during Summer fest grounds events so keep that in mind.

Thank Donna M
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186 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came in for lunch- too cold to eat outside. We (3) all enjoyed our sandwiches - try the sweet potato fries. During the day the $5 margarita in a pint glass was a bargain- had to have two. Lunch during the week was not crowded. Would come back

Thank Spiketon
United States
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146 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

the clam chowder is below standard, don't have the favor that it should have, also did't have any clam taste or smell. The scallops wrapped with bacon is up to standard, the scallops are big, but only 2 in a plate. we also ordered 2 brunch, the crab cake benedict and the B.E.S.S.T. (actually similar to benedict, with eggs on... More 

Thank ELKW
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I may be abut biased because I know the owner, but this place is great!! Food is fresh and innovative with something for everyone! If you like fish or fowl this is a must try when in Milwaukee! Location is awesome right on the river and access to Summerfest grounds. Perfect for a summer night, but also great for just... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Wonder quiet meal with stunning night for full moon walk right outside their door. Happy hour appetizer prices prevented us from finishing our awesome meals. Lunch next day - delish!

Thank mego4yoga
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

What a GREAT FIND! 7 friends went for drinks & dinner at the Sail Loft. it is in the Third Ward with an incredible setting: just west of the Hohn Bridge where the Milwaukee River feeds into Lake Michigan. It was too cold to be outside but there is great setting and views and a cool park-like setting, Inside, there... More 

Thank Cari M
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I got the shrimp po boy which was pretty good. My dad got th meatloaf which was &15 or so and the portion was tiny.

Thank Shena D
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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493 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This is a prime spot on the convergence of the Milwaukee and KK rivers at the main harbor. So, we really wanted to like the food but opted mostly as a cocktail spot with great views and boat access as the food always fell short. Lately, we've really come around as the food has drastically improved!! Great oysters, apps, sandwiches.... More 

Thank CzechMate2010
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were there a few years ago and had a terrible experience. Went back for dinner last week because I had heard the current owners had improved things. Well they really improved everything. Very friendly and helpful was staff, service was attentive ( even when we asked for a different table after our appetizers were served so the setting sun... More 

Thank wstphl
Poplar Grove, IL
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227 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

What a great outdoor location for a sunny day. We enjoyed a long Sunday Brunch of six friends and we will be back. The food was very good with a wide variety. Everyone had something different on the menu and everyone liked their choice. The only negative was some amateurish service but that was only a few minor omissions like... More 

Thank Mike M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-6203
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-223-0100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?