Harbor House

4.6
4705 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Downtown Milwaukee, Harbor House replicates a New England style seafood restaurant commonly found on Cape Cod and Nantucket. The menu features a wide array of fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches, pastas, steaks, and chops. Additionally, Harbor House features two outdoor patios.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thurs: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Fri & Sat: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm (Brunch served until 2:00pm)
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Phone number
(414) 395-4900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Andrew Fisher
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Private party facilities
Harbor House can create the perfect social or business event for any occasion.
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Private party contact
Katelyn Arnold: (414) 395-4900
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Harbor Dr & N Lincoln Memorial Dr
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Parking details
Valet - $6 dinner, complimentary at lunch and brunch.
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Entertainment
Enjoy live music on our patio every Sunday and Monday from 4-7 pm from June through August.
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Special events & promotions
Visit https://www.bartolottas.com/events/restaurant/harbor-house/to see upcoming events at Harbor House!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4705 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant is beautiful and has the best view of the city, but the food and service are average.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

The food took a ridiculously long time. The outdoor area needed to be cleaned up from leaves and debri. The tables weren't terribly clean, so extra napkins to put your utensils on would have been appreciated. Unfortunately, we brought relatives in from out of town to enjoy the high quality of the Harbor House and we were disappointed. I felt the server was not terribly committed to making us happy. The good food saved the evening. I expect more from this top quality restaurant. Considering the price, I felt I was overcharged but underserved.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Had an outstanding anniversary dinner sitting at a table on their outside patio. Great food and a great view of the waterfront and Milwaukee's skyline. Service was great.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

as always, the Harbor House was our go-to restaurant when we visit Milwaukee. The food is great, the service friendly yet unobtrusive, and you can hear the conversation at your table without shouting.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was delicious and the view was breathtaking. On my reservation I noted that we were there to celebrate the birthday of my Mom who had passed recently. When we returned to our table with our plates of food we were greeted with complimentary mimosas to toast with. What a thoughtful gesture. I am very grateful.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great seafood buffet brunch. Loved the selections. Can’t wait to go back for more!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Harbor House is one of our favorite places for brunch, even though it is a 4-hour drive for us! We often spend the night in Milwaukee just to be able to eat there. The restaurant is right on Lake Michigan, so it is an absolutely beautiful view, and the food for the Sunday brunch is incredible! There are all kinds of meats, seafood, Lobster pot pie, salads, breads, drinks, and incredible desserts! We have always had top-notch and friendly service at Harbor House as well, with plates usually cleared away before we even return with a new plate. We usually opt for "build your own" mimosas or bloody Marys, but a full range of drinks and bar drinks is available. All the personnel there go out of their way to make your visit memorable, and there is an incredibly friendly gentleman who slices the meats there who will make your day. We love the brunch so much that we have never eaten there during the week, but I am sure it would be wonderful also. If you want a very special meal, be sure to treat yourself to a visit to the Harbor House!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The servers are always very professional and make you feel right at home. The food melts in your mouth. And of course, the view is the best in Milwaukee. I've dined at the Harbour House for business lunches, date nights, and special occasions. Always a fabulous experience.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Although we’ve dined at Harbor House many times we’ve never experienced such awful service. It was as though the 2 servers couldn’t wait to get away from us. They’d swing by & ask how things were & just keep walking. They could care less about our group of 5 celebrating my sons birthday. The food was good but with that kind of service we will take our business elsewhere.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

View was beautiful, food was fantastic and the service was amazing!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Had the crab salad and fish tacos! Delicious! Dined in the patio. Perfect day and beautiful views!

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

I had hoped for a window side table as requested four days in advance. there was a lot of traffic on both sides of our tiny table. Food was delicious and service was great. Bring money!

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Great food. Great service. Great views. Will definitely be returning. Celebrated our anniversary there. Only thing that made me give 4 stars was that we were sat by a table with small children which were quite loud. Would have preferred a quieter location in the restuarant to be able to enjoy a nice evening for our anniversary dinner.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

The view is great, as always. We lucked out w a very knowledgeable and attentive server. The dishes can be special, at times, but the kitchen staff is just too unpredictable. The seasoning of the dishes was inconsistent. The polenta and mushrooms in the scallop dish was too salty. The catch of the day was unremarkable. The seafood appetizer, however, was great.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

This was our first time here. We were there for our 25th wedding anniversary. everything was great from the hostess to the servers we had. Food was excellent. I would highly recommend gong for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Great place overlooking Milwaukee’s harbor. Food was excellent as was the service. Definitely a repeat.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We had asked for a lake view table and we provided with a perfect one. Food was as outstanding as was the service.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Thank you for a providing a lovely setting for our birthday celebration. I hope you will add more vegetarian options for people like me who enjoy being with our dining companions, but would like to get a similar value for the investment we make in the brunch. Example: Tofu scrambler, more substantial pasta or casserole options. Perhaps a separate menu for vegetarians and vegans who dine with you?

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great food and service.
It was a hot day and it was hot inside as well. We were all very uncomfortable.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Professional service without being overly attentive. Beautiful setting and views.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Beautiful view! Thank you for finding us a window table for my mom’s 92 Birthday! Food was delicious, wine was very expensive.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great way to spend my 60 th. Food was amazing. You won’t find a better view in Milwaukee

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

We had a wonderful evening! Chris and Cassandra were very attentive. An outstanding meal, beautiful view of Lake Michigan and the city skyline.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Outstanding food and view as always. Creme brûlée was outstanding. Thank you!

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1.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Horrible service when attempting to dine out for our anniversary. Bad experience started with wait past reservation time, followed by all 4 host staff ignoring us once the pager went off, then waited over 10 minutes for any staff to approach table and that was just to fill water glasses and tell us the names of our two servers who would be right with us. At 30 minutes past the reservation time we still had not seen either server and decided to cut our losses and leave.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Wonderful experience we won’t soon forget.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Enjoyed outdoor dining on a lovely Milwaukee evening. Excellent service and seafood. What's not to like?

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Great Anniversary celebration Lunch by the lake. Enjoyed the Seafood and Drinks!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

We've had quite a few lunches and dinners at Harbor House and they've always been enjoyable and delicious. The service is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

love this restaurant! love the food! and you can't beat the view over the lake. . this is the perfect spot to take out of town guests. . or for celebrating a birthday. . sunday brunch is phenomenal, too! Our server, Diana, was a doll.. . be sure to get the seafood!!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Compliments to the chef. The food had a magical wham, a burst of flavor with every bite. Loved this place. We come again.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Service was impeccable! The outdoor seating area was at full capacity on that Monday night...so we sat indoors. Perhaps I should’ve indicated the outdoor preference when I booked the reservation. Regardless, it was all lovely and i look forward to returning!

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

We are regulars at the Harbor House; however for this visit the wait for food seemed to be long and the noise level high, was straining to hear others at the table. The food is always delicious and the view spectacular.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

The food and atmosphere are amazing. Only thing I would have changed is the wine. We ordered a bottle of Riesling from the selections offered and it was not available. The staff recommended an alternative bottle which was not so good. Does not change our impression of Harbor House as it is one of our favorite places to enjoy a relaxing evening and outstanding food.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

We had a wonderful meal and the service was excellent and you can’t beat the view!!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

I hate to write reviews every time I go some place. Gave it five stars. Enough.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Sitting on the patio made a great meal exceptional!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We came here after searching the Internet and it was the first restaurant shown on my search for places to eat in Milwaukee! And after dining here it should absolutely be the first place! The location was amazing with a beautiful view of the lake. We sat in a booth, and they more than accommodated for a view which I requested on open table. We were met by a great hostess, but it was really our waiter Alex that made this the most wonderful experience! Not only did he give us excellent dinner and wine recommendations, but he also answered our many questions. When we told him we were tourists, he wrote us a list of places he recommended us go see in Milwaukee the next day. ( Which I might add, we did follow some of his advice). He also personally stepped out of the restaurant to make sure we got our family picture taken with some good views of the lake and the city with us in them. Also, he brought out key lime pie for us. As people who live near Florida we have key lime pie quite regularly, this rivals for the best right up there with a Florida key lime pie. The crust was maybe even better, dare I say! I would also like to add that Megan was friendly as well and always made sure we had everything we needed. Absolutely wonderful experience, and reassured us that coming to Milwaukee for a 1 day add on trip was a smart choice and made us long for more of the city to see!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Best seafood restaurant in Mikwaukee and top 10 overall restaurant. Everything was wonderful especially the scallops and the fried clams

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Our server, "Heidi" was very efficient and nice. A great place for a view of the lake and downtown.

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