Eat at Motor®

Come for great American food and drink, stay for great American stories. No Museum admission is required to dine at MOTOR.

King of the Road Food

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.

MOTOR Bar & Restaurant Menu


    Patty Melt

    A half-pound hand-packed hamburger patty served on marble rye bread with Swiss cheese, fried onions, lettuce, tomato, and MOTOR’s house made Russian dressing.  $12.95

    Burger Of The Month – Patty Melt
    Sticky Garlic Ginger Wings

    One pound of chicken wings tossed in a sticky and sweet Asian-influenced sauce with a little bit of kick.  $11.95

    Wing Of The Month – Sticky Garlic Ginger Wings
    Spinach Artichoke Dip 

    An ooey gooey dip with three cheeses and loads of fresh spinach and artichokes served with tortilla chips and house made crostini.  $9.95 / $8.95 for H.O.G. members

    Special Of The Month – Spinach Artichoke Dip
    Grand Amaretto Express

    A perfect holiday blend of Grand Marnier® and Amaretto $6.50

    Featured Cocktail – Grand Amaretto Express
    Leinenkugel's Bavarian Dunkel

    A dark and malty Munich-style Dunkel Lager with a nutty caramel flavor.
    $6 / $5 for H.O.G. members

    Featured Beer – Leinenkugel's Bavarian Dunkel

Josh Peterson, Executive Chef at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant
at the Harley-Davidson Museum®

Josh Peterson, Executive Chef at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant, is a proud Milwaukee native. He grew up in the Milwaukee suburbs where he began his cooking career when he was just a teenager. Chef Josh began his professional career with the Double Tree Hotel in Madison working in various roles including kitchen manager in which he was responsible for the management of the hotel restaurant and banquet operations.

In 2010, Chef Josh returned to his hometown to accept the position of kitchen manager for the Lowlands Restaurant Group’s flagship restaurant, Café Hollander. While working as kitchen manager, the highest culinary rank within the Lowlands Restaurant Group, Chef Josh became a trusted member of the Lowlands team where he was asked to lead events among all their different properties.

In 2013, Chef Josh sought to sharpen his culinary skills and pursued a position with Levy Restaurants to help him accomplish his goals. He joined the team at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and its sister property, Turner Hall Restaurant. As a chef with Levy Restaurants, Chef Josh has had the opportunity to support grand scale event operations at the Kentucky Derby and Ravinia Music Festival. While working as a Levy team member, Chef Josh has strengthened his culinary skills while enhancing his internal desire to become a great leader in Milwaukee’s food scene.

Motor Mug Club

Purchase a H-D Museum® Mug at MOTOR® and enjoy 4 dollar draft of choice every time you bring it back to MOTOR. Register your Mug on site at MOTOR to receive quarterly member updates, first look into MOTOR events, and more!

Host Your Next Event At Motor®

Great space. Great food. Great people. Sounds like a recipe for a truly successful event. Call our Event Planner at 414.287.2778 when you’re planning your next:

  • Birthday
  • Class Reunion
  • Wedding Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Corporate Gathering
  • Anniversary Celebration
  • Bachelor Party

Online Event Request Form


Last seating at 2 p.m.
on the following day(s):

Friday, December 2
Saturday, December 3
Tuesday, December 6
Thursday, December 8
Friday, December 9
Saturday, December 10
Friday, December 16
Saturday, December 17
Saturday, January 14



MOTOR Bar & Restaurant is open:
Sunday through Wednesday
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.,

Thursday through Saturday
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
Open Christmas Eve 
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Kid's Menu (PDF)


Not necessary, but suggested. Call (414) 287-2778 or make online reservations via Open Table for groups up to 10. For groups of 11 or more, email our Group Dining Coordinator with your request. 


Cash and credit cards accepted:
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, VISA.


Whether it’s a business meeting or a birthday bash, call our Event Planner at 414.287.2778.

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MOTOR Fish Fry

weekly specials

  • Happy Hour Monday-Friday – 3 - 6 p.m.
  • Every Friday, enjoy MOTOR’s Wisconsin Fish Fry from 5 - 9 p.m. for 13.95.
Adult $20
H.O.G. Member Free
Senior (age 65+) $14
US Military (w/ID) $14
Student (w/ID) $14
Child (age 5-17) $10
Child under 5 Free
Buy Tickets Online

May-September - Daily: 9am-6pm
(Thursday, 9am-8pm)
October-April - Daily: 10am-6pm
(Thursday, 10am-8pm)

Harley-Davidson Museum
400 W Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201
1-877-HD-MUSEUM or 414-287-2789

View Map and Directions


Conveniently located off I-94, you'll find the Museum at the crossroads of 6th and Canal Streets.

FREE PARKING for approximately 500 cars or 1,000 motorcycles is available on the streets of the Museum grounds and in the Parking Gardens located across the street from the Museum. Entry to the Parking Gardens is from Canal Street. Overnight parking or camping is not permitted on-site.