Harbor House

4.6
4582 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 4582 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 18 hours ago

Wonderful meal, one of the best brunches we’ve ever eaten. The seafood is excellent, everything was fresh and very attractive. Will definitely be going back!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

It was very crowded but we were seated immediately. Our drinks and food were delayed a bit but everything was very nice.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food and service were both excellent. Ordered the smallest raw bar platter which was a great value and they were even willing to sub out some of the items for no upcharge. I ordered the whole roasted fish which was a beautifully prepared branzino. Fish was excellent though the vegetables on the side were a bit oily and salty, but certainly didn’t ruin the plate. My wife ordered the scallops which we both agreed was one of the best scallop dishes we’ve eaten.

If you’re looking for a cheap meal this is not the restaurant to go to, but you get what you pay for here with food, service, and the view.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always delicious. Came on a Friday night and every table was taken. Glad we made reservations. The food is of the highest quality and the view is fantastic. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

As always had a great meal and service. Good food prep is always unique and tasteful.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

One of the finest seafood restaurants we have ever been to!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant is located right on Lake Michigan with a fantastic view of the water and the city. Our food was incredible, including the many oysters I enjoyed for Happy Hour! Our servers were Clarissa and Evelyn and the guys at the bar were Mack, Scott, and Joe. Kudos to all of them for making this experience one we will never forget!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful setting and wonderful food. The staff is great too.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Took an hour to be seated with a reservation. Food was average at best and overpriced. Management nonexistent for staying on quality. View is beautiful but not worth what you get.

Much better options for dinner in Milwaukee.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very nice place on the water front. Good food and nicely decorated. Friendly staff and great wait service

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent and we were able to have a window table, so our view was amazing. My only complaint would be is that we had a reservation and still had to wait almost 1/2hr. Service was very good!

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

This place specializes in fish and seafood. Very expensive and the salmon and halibut we ordered was overcooked.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Everything was perfect. My Favorite place in ALL of WI!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We loved the saxophone player as we walked in... local talented musical artist was like icing on the cake to the atmosphere of our dining there

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Went here for a business dinner, great service and food! They even had live music on a Monday night!

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Uneven. Service great. Food pretty good but not hot enough. Drinks overpriced. Hot inside restaurant. Need to turn the air up when it’s 95 outside.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Best place ever for fabulous food, great views and service!!!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Our waiter seemed otherwise distracted. It was quite busy, but he never came to explain our quite lengthy dinner, and we felt a little unimportant compared to his other customers. We did enjoy his back up waiter very much though. Food was great as usual.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Clarissa and Joel were excellent

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Amazing customer service, friendly and attentive staff. We all loved our food portions were perfect. New place for all of our family outings.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father’s Day

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Awesome food, awesome atmosphere
4.3 stars only because the waitress was not very attentltive.
It was busy, Father’s DaY so we’ll give the benefit of the doubt.
No complaints over all

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Fantastic meal with impeccable service. Very knowledgeable servers and fish was very fresh and expertly prepared.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Sat in one of three of the worst seats in the house unfortunately

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

My daughter requests this as her birthday dinner restaurant every year and it never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great service, great food, exceptional ambiance

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We chose to go to Harbor House for our anniversary. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I love the brightness of the restaurant. The view is very lovely. Food was amazing! Thank you!

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

went for lunch with friend/found it too pricey since last visit and the service was slow , the food was wonderful and of course the ambience on the lake was fabulous .Just too much money for "just lunch"

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great food and great service!! Can't wait to go back for another wonderful experience

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Excellent service! Actually, OUTSTANDING service and delicious soft shell crab!!!! Busy night for the restaurant but we explained we were catching a flight and needed a quick dinner. Very attentive servers!! We thoroughly enjoyed a 3-course dinner in 45 minutes. Not for everyone I realize BUT made an impression on us at how well our request was accepted and delivered on. THANK YOU!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

I was very disappointed by the avocado and crab salad. It had very little flavor except for the bitterness of the radicchio. I suggest that you stop serving this dish. It is not up to the level of the rest of the food there.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Perfection, a memorable evening for my Mom’s 84th birthday. We love Harbor House.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We made an 8PM reservation for a Wednesday night and still had to wait 25 minutes to be seated! Reservations seem to not mean much there.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

I knew I could enjoy a birthday celebration there with the fantastic food, service and scenic view. When I booked on Open Table I included a request foe a table by the window. A dessert of my choice was their birthday treat.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

We had an excellent surf and turf. the servers were professional and enjoyable. Ambience was topnotch.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Amazing food, service and view

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2018

I ordered the filet and lobster tail. The filet was to be medium, but it came out medium well-well done. No pink at all, even in the middle. Lobster was good, but not amazing. My wife ordered the scallops. Two of the four were cooked correctly, but two were over done as well. Both of our sides were just potato purée and mushy spinach. Well seasoned, but seasonal vegetables would have been better. Neither of our entrees were hot when they came out. The crab cake appetizer was good. The service was exceptional though. I told them when making the reservation that it was our anniversary. We received complimentary desert and sparkling wine. Overall, it was consistent with my past bartolotta experiences; overpriced food, but great service in a prime location. Bartolotta definitely now just rides on their reputation and service as opposed to actually serving high quality food.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The service was wonderful. They surprised us with glasses of champagne to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary. The softshell crab and corn and eggplant mixture underneath was to die for.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Delicious food and beautiful view. A perfect place for our family celebration.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food was very good; however, the restaurant was totally packed, and the staff & kitchen could not keep up, almost 2 hours to get our food.

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