SafeHouse

4.2
115 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The most unique spy restaurant and bar in downtown Milwaukee invites you and your fellow spies to join in on the city's best-kept secret since '66. Your mission: Enjoy a fun night out in Milwaukee, or a covert daytime mission for the kids at our family-friendly destination. Find the red door and enter SafeHouse. Do you know the password?

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 115 people are saying
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4.1
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4.6
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JEFFREY
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was just ok and the service was slow wouldn't eat there again

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EdwardF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We were on time for our reservation. But our overall time there was 1 hour and 45 minutes. We were there because it’s a very nice restaurant and location to accommodate our evening downtown show plans. The food was good, but not exceptional. Service was nice, but very slow. We also didn’t know that our bill would have a $3 Entertainment Fee and a $3 Service Charge. I never had these with any previous visits. If we return (it may be a while), we’ll try to plan with a little more caution.

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JenO
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

We had a 5:45 reservation because we had tickets at the Pabst Theater at 7:30. We did not get our food till after 7:15, had to scarf our food down. We had to ask for drinks, wait on drinks, and didn’t get drinks we ordered. And then were charged for an extra meal and drink. Not a great experience.

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Hsara
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Management seemed to be having an off night, and weren't concerned about hiding it.

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Klau
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waiting for our food more than an hour, orders made wrong , taste of the food horrible , they served us hot beer ,the place was extremely hot and dirty, pay triple for a burger that tastes worse than burger King , overall a bad experience ....... Not worth it

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ColleenS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food is great, but we had to wait about 90 minutes for food to arrive, which is way too long. we won’t be going back.

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matt
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as its always been! Great for family and friends.

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TiWiSc
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I love ordering drinks and meeting friends at the Safe House, but I probably won’t go to eat a meal again. My silverware had caked on food, the French Fries were cold, and we were charged a mysterious “entertainment fee.” But I love the ambience! Will definitely be back late one night soon for drinks.

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Judy
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The SafeHouse provides a fabulous experience! This was our first time there, but will definitely not be our last time. The ambience is fantastic as it the service and the food extremely delicious!!! Do not hesitate to go there - you will have a marvelous experience!!!!!!

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MystiG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I honestly would for go food and drinks and just go to look at all the neat things that they have.

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AgentZ
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The place and the atmosphere were great. Please improve your salads so I can come back. My salad was soggy with chicken that did not seem fresh. Had a much better experience at Safe House 2 yrs. ago.

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PatrickM
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food!

JJ
JoJoBoom
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was... ok. They placed us in a really crowded section despite being relatively empty when we came in. We waited about 5 minutes for the waitress to come around, only to tell us she was busy and we waited another 10 minutes to order. My order was wrong; I was supposed to have chicken breast meat on my salad and instead I had really spicy chicken thigh meat. (I had the chopped salad so super spicy meat did not go well.) There was also a $3 entertainment fee tacked on to our bill but we didn't receive any entertainment. Not sure if we'll be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!!

KJ
KarenJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This unique and fun filled experience is something not to miss. agent “Curly” was outstanding, so friendly, helpful and patient with our group!! Cannot wait to go back as we missed a lot. The press room bar after with Raime made the continued afternoon a blast!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Super fun. Hadn’t been in over 30 years. Had a blast.

KJ
KennethJ
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fun place with good food. A nice place for any kind of group outing.

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MkeSam
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It's fun to take an out-of-town visitor for the novelty but it's not anything worth going to as a resident more than once. $12 for a so-so bloody mary? No thanks. The fries are great though.

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BrianA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Unfortunately we had tickets to the theater across the street and had reservations here. Ambiance and service was great. But unfortunately we waited 2 hours to get our food and it never was served. Maybe this was because of lack of staff, but wait staff seemed fine. Be careful with reservations on nights when Pabst theater has a show.

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JohnnySconnie
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Pre show dinner. Had 2 hours and needed every second. Our server was awesome (wish I would’ve gotten his name), but the kitchen and bar seemed to be completely overwhelmed. After 1hr 45min finally got our food. Well most of us. 10min passes and our server realized that the burger we were waiting on wasn’t coming and brought out a Cuban sandwich so the one person missing out could have something to eat before we had to rush out to get to our show. Our server was nice enough to ask the manager to take $$ off our bill to compensate, which we appreciated. Fish fry and prime rib sandwich were good. Cuban was a bust. Fun atmosphere.

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mm19
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Let's just say -- don't come here for the food. A very cool ambience and concept, but the service was slow. It took about 45 minutes to get two entrees (Mac and cheese and a sandwich), both of which were mediocre.

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MindyH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time taking a 8 & 11yr old out to lunch. They can't wait to be a secret spy again!

LB
LaurieB
Caribbean
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Pre-concert stop
Prompt service
Good burger
Lukewarm fries
Too much ginger in Moscow Mule
Just okay, no need to visit again

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Place was cool . Staffing is struggling I believe . Food was terrible and waitress knew it :( she was very nice . Not her fault .

Everything came out separate . Buns crumbled not fresh and multiple missing items kitchen was struggling .

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Camk
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Didn’t get our food correct or together. Service didn’t seem to care.

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High54Life
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was the best hard to beat this place. A rea life gem

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Sons birthday wasn’t acknowledged. Felt rushed. Heard the staff complaining about wanting to leave. Not a good experience.

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KathleenB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lots of fun. Worth the drive from slinger for the experience and the food!

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vipRiley
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

You do not go for the food - but more for the experience. You need to know the password to get in, but if you don't no biggie they make you do a little dance or something funny.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been Harte when traveling through town for over 20 years. NEVER disappoints and is just a fun place to go!

DJ
DianeJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very casual menu, always a fun place to take newbies, very busy with families with young children on Saturdays at lunch, lots of people shuffling about doing the scavenger hunt. Fun in the evening for friends and couples.

JP
JenniferP
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food! First time there and we will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The safe house is a great theme restaurant with fun and entertaining atmosphere. Agent Rose, took great care of us and personally went over and above to make our experience really. Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great! Hope you soon have more deserts on the menu.

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GreatFood
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

They must have forgot to put in our order. We were the first table in and it took an hour and a 1/2 to get our food. It was not hot and then, they brought all 6 entries out alone so we each had to wait until all of our food was out so we could eat together. Not too happy about that, I am going to blame covet for now.

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DianeS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Was a fun experience, service was great. A must do at least once in a lifetime. Make sure you try to solve the clues while waiting for your food, the place is much bigger than you think and a great way to interact with other "agents"

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Birthday for my daughter and son, nothing special to offer as far as celebrating. Food was regular taste but priced as much more than the taste gave. Only thing that still made it not a waste of time and money was the entranceway and woman greeting us. Not what I remembered and it feels as though the desire to keep the experience fresh died long ago. Sorry not sorry

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LynnB
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience and so much fun! Great place to go with friends and out of town friends.

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BarbaraL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Awesome ambience and fun atmosphere! Recommend highly for fun groups or just for something different!

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Stello
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience and wonderful staff. Will definitely be back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from SafeHouse using the Order Online button. SafeHouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 271-2007.

SafeHouse is rated 4.2 stars by 115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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