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About Harbor House

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.

550 N. Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Harbor Dr & N Lincoln Memorial Dr

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 395-4900

Website:
http://www.harborhousemke.com/

Entertainment:
Enjoy live music on our patio every Sunday and Monday from 4-7 pm from June through August.

Parking Details:
Valet - $6 dinner, complimentary at lunch and brunch.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Fisher

Private Party Facilities:
Harbor House can create the perfect social or business event for any occasion.

Private Party Contact:
Katelyn Arnold: (414) 395-4900

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit https://www.bartolottas.com/events/restaurant/harbor-house/to see upcoming events at Harbor House!

Harbor House Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (153)
Waterfront (146)
Special Occasion (127)
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Good for a Date (115)
Good for Anniversaries (112)
Romantic (96)
Good for Birthdays (77)
Worth the Drive (75)
Fit for Foodies (57)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Notable Wine List (49)
Bar Seating (47)
Business Meals (44)
Great for Brunch (42)
Great for Lunch (42)
Good for Groups (38)
Happy Hour (38)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Great for Outdoor Dining (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
People Watching (35)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Hot Spot (30)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Fun (27)
Healthy (25)
Cozy (24)
Authentic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Seasonal (18)
Casual (15)
Comfort Food (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Great Beer (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Service was slow and fish was poorly cooked.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Celebrated our daughter’s engagement with dinner. Although it was a bitter cold night the ambience felt warm as did the welcome. The entire staff made it a special night with extra touches. Delicious raw bar and seafood. Thoroughly enjoyable evening added to the wonderful memory.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

A great evening was had by all in our party. The service was excellent!!!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Our go-to spot for special occasions. Always great food and attentive service. The view of the Milwaukee Art Museum and the lake, even when frozen, is an added bonus. They gave our daughter a birthday dessert with candle without being asked. Nice touch. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had our Holiday Party at the Harbor House. We really like the Bartolotta Restaurants. The Harbor House had a great view. We appreciated the ability to seat us as soon as we arrived. We will be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Great service from the hostess and servers. Paid attention to my indication of an anniversary. Very courteous and friendly.

We both had lobster. Food was above average but I wouldn’t say incredible.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Impeccable us usual.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 7 days ago

Always excellent food.!!
Chef’s choice oysters were delicious, especially the French Kiss.
Lobster risotto with Brussels sprouts was spectacular!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our valet, hostess, bartender and waitstaff service was exemplary. The selection of Lobster dishes during the Lobsterpalooza event was varied and well executed. We will be dining here again soon.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was great, the food, especially the service. Would go back in a heartbeat!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The only thing that made the experience unenjoyable was the table we were sat at. The table was a two person table near the aisle, when we requested a table next to the window. We felt very exposed and had to watch out on either side to make sure we weren't in the way. Food was outstanding, worth every penny.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great view. Great service. Great food. What's not to like?

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our place to ring in New Year and it was great! I wish the desert had something with Nutella though:)

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

An excellent restaurant with great ambiance and service. The food is delectable as well as memorable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good food, great service....

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went with family of 6 for New Year’s Eve - my wife had the special which was good. My youngest daughter had the kids burger which was standard - I had the yellowfin which was excellent and my brother in law had the ribeye which was phenomenal - the beet salad was great also - my older kids both got surf and turf with filet and 1/2 lobster - that’s where things took a turn - the filet was good but lobster was very rubbery and frankly didn’t taste fresh. My kids usually go crazy for lobster but neither really had much at all. We’ve eaten there many times and will still go back but will certainly be hesitant to order the lobster again!!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always a fabulous Sunday brunch at Harbor House! The selection is unbeatable...love those all-you-can-eat oysters!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Sunday brunch menu was spectacular, service was just as wonderful.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding meal,service,view. Always a great meal. Don't forget dessert!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Thank you for a memorable evening! The menu offered great options for a small group interested in trying many things. We especially loved the mussels.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Valets we're a-holes. Maybe just the one, don't remember, but both coming and going was unpleasant.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Absolutely outstanding!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our waitress (brown hair ) was incredibly helpful and nice

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The harbor house does not fail. A delicious meal of scallops and oysters, yummy wine , beautiful view, superb service. Enjoyed it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I loved this place! My food was phenomenal, worth the drive. The service was very friendly and prompt. My only displeasure was that there was very little space between tables. More than once, items were almost knocked off the table due to the lack of space. People's bodies shouldn't touch tables. Overall though, this place was amazing, my food was incredible and the atomoshphere was upscale and delightful.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious food and cocktails . We had a most HAPPY December Birthday celebration. We plan to bring our Springtime Birthday group friends to the Harbor House ,knowing we will enjoy the food , drinks and views again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Harbor House has always been great and this time was no exception. We will continue to eat here for not only the great food but also the great service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Perfect as ever.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fantastic food great service and the view was beautiful. The raw oysters were great!! Portions also were great on the entrees. Will definitely come back next time we are in from Kentucky!!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Went for the Oyster Happy Hour, stayed for dinner. Love the food here (even if it is a bit pricy), but a great restaurant. Went with a large family group and everyone loved it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful evening. Food and staff were amazing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My experiences at Bartolotta restaurants have steadily been going downhill for years now. Harbor House is just not up to standard. The menu is extremely underwhelming. Rather limited fish selections, for a fish restaurant. And very expensive. For the price, quality and service should be much better. The tuna I had was fair, but tasted very grilled. It lacked imagination. One member of my party has scallops. The one I tried was good, but the other party member said there was a lot of sand in one. And again, very expensive, for what you get. The location and view are top rate, but overall, I won't be back soon.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We went for Anniversary. We walked up and were greeted with a nice smile from our Hostess. Took our photo, made sure we were comfortable, and gave us an amazing table for our anniversary.
Chris our waiter was amazing (and tall) lol. Food was amazing as always. I love Harbor HouSe! Even got us dessert to celebrate and we made the ballet on time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Waited a bit for our server. Next time we will remember to request Kayleigh again if she is free when we return.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful evening. Thank you.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The snapper special, walleye and trout were good, and the child's pasta was good, as were Caesar salads and dessert key lime pie.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This was my Mother's choice to celebrate her 91st birthday. I would have to say my chief complaint was the service. Specifically, the lack of a"warm and fuzzy" feeling you might expect to receive in a highly regarded restaurant. The food was just so-so. This is not a star in the group...

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Christmas dinner

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Clarissa was a wonderful server-very attentive without being intrusive and so personable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

They did not sit us in a booth as requested. They also forgot we were celebrating a birthday until the very end when the server handed us a piece of pie in a togo box as we walked out. When the server brought our dirty martinis to the table, he asked us to take them off the trey ourselves. Very odd. Great seafood but the steaks are poor quiality and the service is awful. It suspect that’s just the Bartalotta culture. They need to train their staff better. Not up to par.

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