Motor at the Harley-Davidson Museum
MOTOR’s bold American classics celebrate the taste of life on the road. Road House Chili that tastes like it’s fresh from a Texas diner. BBQ Ribs redolent of a Little Rock smoke shack. And, fittingly, plenty of Wisconsin favorites: Fish Fry, Booyah Stew, and the best sausage and cheese in Milwaukee.
Not as good as I remembered it. BBQ was a little fatty. Beer prices are high enough that I wouldn’t order a 2nd, even at the cheapest one. Cool place though.
Hi Kirk. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologize that your experience here at MOTOR did not meet your expectations. Our Chef and his team have been made aware of the BBQ being fatty and are looking into how we can continue to improve. We do hope you'll give us another chance. If you have any additional feedback, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (414) 287-2778.
Muy buena, todo muy rico
Cory was an awesome server, thank you so much for all the help.
Thank you for your kind words. We are beyond thrilled to hear about your positive experience at MOTOR and hope you will join us again soon.
Our server was fantastic, food was delicious!! Will be back!
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
I would recomend only if you have never been. It was boring, no music no customer's. We were 2 of 6 people in the whole place on a Saturday night, staff was closing at 8.
We visited Motor with friends, their first visit. Disappointed in a few things. My husband ordered a side salad instead of fries..... didn't get it (we forgot to re ask for it). He was served a Guinness beer in a can, no glass. By the time we were able to ask for and get a glass, when poured, the beer didn't have a head on it like a Guinness should.
We will give Motor a try again as prior visits were all good.
I've been here before and they never let me down. My group was a little larger than expected as several people did not RSVP. The folks at Harley were able to accommodate us without a problem. Great folks!
We ate the mac and cheese, sliders and pork or brisket stuffed potatoes. I had the pork. Really didn’t care for it, but was really out of my norm. Pork bbq was ok. But not in a potato. Mac & cheese was huge to share and really good The sliders were good and so were the fries.
We were too stuffed!
Which did not keep us from returning 4 hours later for creme brûlée cheesecake and jar banana cream pie. YUM!!
Ask for Cory’s section! He was wonderful!
What a fun place, we were there on a Saturday there special was "Blues and BBQ". They had a bbq plate on special and there was a blues band playing. The band was a little loud for the space but the tunes were great. All in all a good time is what we had just was hard to talk during dinner with the volume level of the music.
Wasn’t expecting to enjoy this place as much as I did! Amazing food, great drinks. Can’t wait to go back!
We always have a great time here!
The menu options all provide mouthwatering choices and no matter what you choose you will enjoy a satisfying taste sensation. Add the top notch service and friendly staff, as well as the overall ambiance into the mix and you have a great go-to place for lunch or dinner!
My family and I usually love coming here to eat but this day was a huge disappointment my Caesar salad tasted more like mayo then Cesar. My son have pancakes and eggs, the pancakes were rubbery the eggs tasted like powder
I work in downtown Milwaukee and Motor is a great place for lunch especially if I have visitors from out-of-town. Good food and good service.
It’s a fun place to eat with or without Harley riders. Staff members are friendly and personal. Especially the hostess and our server Abby. We will be back again. Hopefully on our bike if it ever warms up.
Fun place to eat at. An American icon. Great decor.
A little too much mustard on the Cuban for my tastes but it was well prepared and delicious! I always enjoy eating at Motor, especially in the summertime on the patio.
Excellent excellent food - all 4 of us enjoyed our meals. A little pricey.
Food is just average but high priced. We ordered 2 of the rum drinks and I even mentioned to the waitress that they were really watery and tasted like they forgot to put the rum in. The response was “they’re all pre-measured so it’s right”. For $9 per drink, it was NOT right. The music was great, service was fast, extremely clean, but just not worth it.
I came for the music but stayed for the food I don't know which I like better
I went to the Motor Bar for the BBQ & Blues. The food was very good and the portion sizes were great. The prove was reasonable and the band that was playing that night was very mice and mellow which contributed to the whole atmosphere.
Great food, great atmosphere, I stop here for lunch every chance I get.
While Motor is a nice place, I think the food is mediocre at best. We were there on a Thursday night where they had live music. It was one guy singing and the music was beyond blaring. I asked the waitress if the music could be turned down and it was tweaked but I can’t believe how loud it was. There were maybe 20 people in the restaurant and you would’ve thought there were 200 based on how loud this guy was playing. My friends and I had to lean over the table to try to hear each other. We quickly ate our food and left.
It was not busy and the noise level was great, very quiet. We were at our table for 2hours, eating and chatting and never felt rushed. Excellent food and service.
The beer was great, fresh, great choices. Our food was very good. My chicken, avocado and bacon sandwich was quite good. My husband had the beef brisket and was happy with his choice. Generous portions. The atmosphere is very cool, we’re looking forward to coming back in the summer for outdoor dining. Service was great and there was live music. Would definitely recommend !
We had a family brunch for my husband's birthday. Cory, our server, provided excellent service and was on top of everything. We had a combination of things from the brunch and regular menu and everything was delicious including the make your own bloody mary bar. Will definitely be back.
Food was very good with some creative twists on classics. Not busy when we went.
The service was a little lacking. We were never asked if we needed additional cocktails. The waitress was nice just not very attentive.
It would also be really nice if you could see the band that’s playing while also dining.
Food was ok. Very hard to have a conversation. Had a musician and was extremely loud.
Overall, very good experience. Service was friendly and nice, just lacking in a few matters of getting the details correct. Food was good to very good. Prices were a little high.
I was really happy with our meal and experience on Friday night at MOTOR. The fish fry was awesome, very crunchy coating which I prefer. The smoked chicken salad was soooo delicious, too! Thank you for a great date night meal!!
Good food and great service
Everything was fine but we were surprised to know that they close at 7 pm. What restaurant closes at 7 pm ???
In Milwaukee for the marathon. Great food, exactly what we were looking for dinner. We ordered so many things that we took food home. Tried the motor beer flight- highly recommend to try different beers. Live blues band was lovely.
My husband and I dined at Motor during the 115th anniversary celebration. The only reason I didn't rate everything outstanding is because it was packed to the rafters, and a little noisy. but the food was VERY good. Our order was taken promptly, and the food arrived hot. I recommend this place to anyone who would enjoy a relaxed dining experience.
Had a nice meal and great service. Would definitely recommend.
Awesome, awesome, awesome. Been patronizing the Motor for 10 years. Always friendly. Like a second family to us. Keep up the great work.
We sat outside on a beautiful day. Generous portions. Great turkey burger!
Not even an enthusiast but appealed to my family seriously great food
Extremely noisy! There weren’t that many customers in either and it was very loud and distracting