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Milwaukee Sail Loft
Milwaukee Sail Loft

Milwaukee Sail Loft Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.milwaukeesailloft.com/
  • Phone: (414) 223-0100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Milwaukee Sail Loft
Located in the heart of the trendy Historic Third Ward
The Milwaukee Sail Loft is a unique and scenic location for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy a glass of wine and an appetizer while visiting the unique and eclectic Historic Third Ward. While Cruising down the river, make our dock your stop along the way.

At the Milwaukee Sail Loft, our mission is to make each visit nothing short of the finest experience. With our friendly staff and waterfront location, we strive to provide you with seamless service and a remarkable experience. We have one of the best locations in the area to spend an evening watching the sun set or enjoy an afternoon relaxing at the water's edge.

Our team of chefs strives for excellence in preparing unique menu selections using the highest quality of natural and sustainable ingredients in our from scratch kitchen. Daily specials in both our restaurant and bar make every visit different than the last.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I would recommend going else where and saving your time/money for a more deserving business we were excited to try out Sail Loft since it opened recently. The location is great and it is nice to have a new place on the water way. But we were disappointed from the start. The bar was filled with 3 extremely drunk bachelor/bachelorette parties, but figured it would be fine since it was nice out and we were sitting on the deck. But the disappointment continued, the drink menu is terrible for a city like milwaukee that is filled with great microbrew options. They carry the standard fare of cheap college life beer. There were limited specialty drinks too. The food was par with the bar options with tasteless cut rate quality and options."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Excellent spot for a nice lunch or dinner! Can't beat their spot on the water."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We try many Friday fish frys every year and have a few that we find unusually good and therefore go back again. We really like the food at the Sail Loft. The cod is beer-battered, perfectly cooked, and very crisp. The clam chowder is one of the best I've ever tried. What a great place to sit outside and watch the boat traffic."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Had a most enjoyable dinner August 6th at a table for 3 outside at the water's edge. As often happens when dining out I was looking forward to I was hoping for a fish entree and by the Open Table menu there was a blackened swordfish which sounded delicious. Unfortunately I had not confirmed the item was on the menu and was diappointed it was no longer served. As I had salmon a couple days previous and it being the only other fish option I ordered a burger. Wait staff (we had 2 young ladies as one was just being trained) who gave us excellent service. All 3 of our party enjoyed our meals with perfect weather for an evening outside. Will return again."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Setting was lovely. Went for a romantic birthday dinner. We sat outside, along the river. Started our meal with artichoke dip and bacon wrapped scallops, which were quite nice. Our entrees, flat iron steak with garlic mashed potatoes & asparagus and seafood diablo were superb. Steak was cooked to perfection, and seafood diablo had just the right amount of heat. Even though there was a large party inside, our food arrived promptly and our waiter was attentive. On the downside, the outside seating is on the walking path for the river, and several non-diners, some with pets were walking through the outside tables."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We love going here! It's always quiet and are able to sit immediately if we wanted to."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Loved the view...great decor. Great drinks-Food was not what we expected for menu but a great variety"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "View was great, would be great for a summer destination. Had the fish and chips and the fish tacos. They were very good. Waiter was great as well. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "First, the service was great, and the food was decent. It is certainly a better summer location than a winter spot. The only concern was the price. It was a little overpriced. I am glad I went there once, and I may go back in the summer, but this is not a place I need to come back to."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Arrived at 7:30pm on Saturday night and the place seemed empty. We like seafood so we were expecting a good Experience. Service was good (how could it not be, server had nothing else to do.) Food was actually good but near 9:00pm the bar crew showed, played dice and got obnoxiously loud. Had to leave, not a good atmosphere.b"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "a wedge salad topped with buffalo sauce? it was gross. the staff replaced it though. French onion soup was great!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I went with 3 others for lunch on a Saturday and we were the only ones in the dining area with about 6 people eating at the bar. Too bad because we had a great experience. The ambience is nautical, but not over the top, as one would expect being on the Milwaukee River. Very scenic and pleasing to the eye, this place would be even better in the summer due to the giant deck that was obviously closed due to snowy and cold conditions. The food was delicious. All of us were pleased with the quality, presentation and taste. I had battered perch tacos which were light and flaky. The New England clam chowder was absolutely amazing and was loaded with yummy clams. Service was excellent and our waitress was sweet and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This was our first time at Sail Loft and we will be going back in the future. Even with a large group service was excellent. Our waitress was helpful and checked on us often. The food was really good, everyone enjoyed their meals and requesting separate checks for each group was not an issue."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Our server had an attitude and needed to be reminded to bring requested items."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "The food was ok. Milwaukee has some amazing restaurants in the same area that I would go to first before going back to Sail Loft. If you decide to go the one dish that was worth the drive was the small plate shrimp."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Great restaurant, my first time there -- and I will definitely be back !!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Great assortment of small plates at the Sail Loft! I ordered the chicken lettuce boats and it was a very large serving, plenty to share or great for an entree for one. There was a lot to choose from, I'll be going again!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Food was very good. Service was efficient. Nice views, right on the river. Very pleasant. Will go again."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "The location of the restaurant cannot be beat, right on the rivers edge at the mouth of the lake. The decor in the restaurant is nice and the menu is good. I had trouble picking between two dishes and just picked one when the waitress came. The wait staff was friendly and we were seated immediately when we arrived. My tuna entree didn't have as much flavor as I think i was hoping for, but there was plenty of other menu options."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Sail Loft is a wonderful place to enjoy some outdoor dining. It is right on the Milwaukee River near the arch of the Hoan Bridge. We dined as the sun was setting. Beautiful view. My husband had the fish and chips. I had the blackened Mahi Mahi Po Boy. Both were very tasty. The service was average, but friendly. Soda/Iced Tea refills were made without even having to ask."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "Our first visit was on a Friday night to try the fish fry. Its a great place to sit outside on the water and watch the sun set and the boats go by. We thought the beer battered cod was excellent. So was the coconut cream pie and key lime pie. The steak salad was not our favorite."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "Nice restaurant for before a show at the Marcus or on a weekend. Food was good and plentiful. The perch was heavily breaded so the broiled option may be better to find the flavor of the fish. Beer selection was very disappointing for Wisconsin. No New Glarus, no Point, lots of InBev."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "We enjoyed a table outside on the river. Our server was fabulous, and I wish I could recall her name, as she deserves a shout out."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "This is a nice place to hang out with friends outside. The food is good"
    Dined on 7/30/2013
  • "They have a beautiful outside seating area. Some of our side dishes were cold, but we did not complain because it took so long to get our food."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "Good place for a drink and to meet with friends. Food was disappointing. Service was very good. Very good response to concerns per managment re: food but unfortunately food was only fair."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "Food was very good. However, we had a big group but only one server and no other bus or table help. When the food came out dishes were still on the table We spent almost $400 and if it wasn't for the view would have been very disappointed. They need to hire more help and pay better attention to their customers."
    Dined on 7/10/2013
  • "Had dinner Friday night and was very pleased with the salmon. They also offered perch and cod for their Friday fish fry. Their New England clam chowder was one of the best we've had. They offer a wide variety of beer and wine. The restaurant is in the former location of Riptide. Can't wait to return when weather is warmer to dine outside and sample more of their menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2013
  • "Right on the water, excellent location, all parties thought their food was good. $25/person price range"
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "Food Servicw and Atmosphere were all outstanding. All entrees were liked by our group."
    Dined on 5/18/2013