Harbor House

4.7
4940 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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
John Korycki
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Private party facilities
Set on Milwaukee’s stunning lakefront, Harbor House offers a premier downtown location and the freshest seafood flown in daily from both coasts. The only lakefront venue to offer daily fresh fish and a raw bar, Harbor House has received numerous rave reviews as a fine dining destination. The Harbor House interior features a private dining room available for special events, and beautiful outdoor patios feature a full bar, Adirondack chairs and unparalleled views of the lake, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee’s skyline. A bright, spacious New England-style seafood restaurant, Harbor House offers a striking lakefront setting for wedding photography and an elegant, comfortable dining experience for guests.
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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 4940 People Are Saying
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Family gathering

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S
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to this restaurant before, but this visit was for my wife's birthday. Thru my Open Table reservation I asked for a window table if possible and mentioned it was a birthday dinner. When we arrived the restaurant seated us at a very nice window table with a view of the water and city lights. They added a lighted candle for my wife's desert. Very nice. Thank you!

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RG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent cocktails. Service was wonderful.

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LG
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A bit pricey...

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful lobster dish. Thoughtful and attentive Waite staff

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FP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great the lighting not so much. We saw people using flashlights to read their menu. Unfortunately we didn't have a flashlight, we could have used one. It was a good thing that we know ahead of time what we were going to order. I have excellent vision, it was just to dark in the dining room.

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J
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome. Guest from out of town love it.
I love to go to the Harbor House as often as I can.

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s
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal brunch!

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DP
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Brunch Ever!!!! The food is always delicious. The view of Lake Michigan is worth it. The staff is always friendly and attentive. The seafood is fresh. The lobster pot pie to die for.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was a busy Saturday night and our reservation was for 7:15 and we weren’t sited till 7:30. We were directed to the back room which made for a long walk for my friends in their late 80’s. Waiters were nice but because they were both attending to a large party we felt like we were attended to less than usual at the Bartolotta restaurants. We enjoyed our time and the food was good but overall below average.

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CP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Service, Food, Atmosphere, Gluten Free Options. I was comfortable ordering GF as the waitress knew exactly what I was talking about. GF orders have to be run by the chef. I had the Tuna Steak. The other orders were Steak and Pasta, both were enjoyed. We will definitely go back and would also like to try the Sunday Brunch.

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with oysters which were delicious and our lobster, king crab leg and meat were just outstanding. So fresh.

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RB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was absolutely amazing. First time dining there and will for sure be back. Received card and sell desert for anniversary and my girlfriend loved every second.

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BD
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience and excellent food.

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KB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made reservations with open table. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. We received a table with a view of the lake at a nice quit table in the back room of the restaurant. The food was very good. The service was excellent!

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Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my Birthday!!

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M
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service during a busy Friday night and the food was fantastic!

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JV
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, very friendly waiter and great atmosphere! I will highly be recommending this restaruant to friends and family

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C
Milwaukee
20 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday lunch at Harbor House...pre five lunches are a great deal and the food is delicious...even brought a free delectable dessert...key lime pie, just fabulous!

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l
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harbor house has gotten so much better over the years. The service and food was excellent, it was a weeknight so not too crowdy and noisy. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

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JY
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

It has always been an elegant place to eat. I just think that the food quality and for brunch is going down, Not real maple syrup, pancakes not made to order. They were dry and the maple syrup was terrible. I would expect better from the Harbor House. The raw bar is cramped and not very expansive. I have been to a lot better places that served many more options and better food. I come to the Harbor house a lot and love the ambiance but the brunch has gone down in quality,

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CS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed the Sunday Seafood Buffet Brunch at Harbor House. The service was great, the view great, the seats comfortable, lovely table settings, and the food ....... raw bar bar variety from shrimp to lox to east/west coast oysters to salads to tuna tartare. My son ate 2 doz oysters. Main foods- crab legs were brought to the table - very succulent. The salmon was eh, could have used bearnais, shrimp pasta-good, beef tenderloin- yum. Mashed potatoes and other vegetables good. Breakfast foods- we didn’t try most, but my son had a made to order crab cake eggs Benedict which was great. Normally I don’t eat breakfast items on a buffet, but I tried the Belgian waffles- just one with some tasty bacon. I had to have 2 more- soo good! Desserts really tasty too.- especially the mousse, flourless chocolate cup cakes, lemon pastries, etc. It’s not cheap, but if you enjoy seafood- it’s reasonable.

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DO
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was exceptional.

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RB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Been here before and it was always very good, but this time was excellent. Oysters very fresh, seafood bisque awesome. Local trout from Plymouth trout farm was prepared perfectly. Cioppino was spicy and delicious. Kitchen and wait staff outdid themselves this time!

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KS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Excellent service and food was wonderful

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s
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Harbor House is always a happy experience for us! Thank you for taking such good care of us.

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T
Milwaukee
29 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue and wait staff, as usual. Excellent seafood and accompanying appetizers and drink selection.

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T
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a visitor from out of town and wanted them to see the beautiful city view from this location. The service is always superior and food delicious.

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NP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my dad here for his birthday. Cocktails were great, food was phenomenal. Went on a Monday and the wait staff was extremely attentive, polite, and personable.

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F
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I made reservations, it was a birthday gathering, the server was great, we had a problem with valet parking, they were so nice and came and apologized, that was fantastic that they care about their patrons.

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LB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends from Chicago wanted to visit the Art Museum and we thought Harbor House dinner would be fitting... We were given a great window table in the back room which was great for many reasons. They raved about the trout!

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D
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely LOVED Harbor House. Food was amazing. Staff was incredibly kind and accommodating. We celebrated my BF birthday with brunch on Sunday and I will definitely be back. We drove 2 hours to come and enjoy Harbor House. I was so pleased with everything. Thank you for a memorable experienc!!!

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OT
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They turn out a beautiful dinner, or lunch daily. I had asked for a quiet table because we had our children in from all over the country. They delivered. BRAVO !

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J
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating new job

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T
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is always good. Service is top notch. Menu is great! They always deliver

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RS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience! Our food was delicious!! Our wait-staff was excellent and treated us to champagne and dessert for our anniversary. The restaurant is beautiful and it's a gorgeous setting by the water. I loved the overhead heater in the valet parking area. Overall, it was outstanding!!

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JF
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Food was outstanding. We attended for my mother's 87th Birthday and she was treated as royalty!

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AM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome happy hour deals from 4-6 Mon-Friday. Oyster on the half shell!! Dinner and drinks were awesome.

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M
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service, and best view in town.

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