Harbor House

4.7
5161 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.

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

The reception of our party was gracious and accommodating. The venue itself is a jewel of Milwaukee's Lakeshore, and the views offered are second to none. The staff were delightful, and food was perfectly prepared. For the price you just can't beat it

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B
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harbor House never disappoints. Diana is a true professional and has a genuinely warm demeanor. The food and drinks are always top notch.

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CR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful views, first class service (thanks, Enrique), and delicious food. Crabcake for appetizer was really tasty. I like the greens that came with it -- very refreshing and nice subtle flavors. The cup of seafood bisque was good, but very thick (maybe too thick). My companion had the clam chowder which was very good. I had fillet and scallops, super delicious and far more food than I could eat. My companion loved the scallops he ordered. I was too full for more, but am always disappointed at the very limited dessert menu -- need to change that up.

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MG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, lines were well stocked. Service was great, waitress took great care of us. We were seated at a table for two, originally for four but tables were separated and we were by the window. Tables were so close getting in and out was difficult and we felt like we were bothering people to get our food.

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

Food fabulous. Waitress very attentive and helpful. Sat by the window in the back so quiet, not crowded. Loved the whole experience. Will be back.

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OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was wonderful and the filet is very tender and flavorful. Very easy place to talk and have a special meal. Tables are close to each other but there is still a intimate feel. Drinks were great and made perfectly. Staff forgot us after the appetizer but made it up to us. Definitely will come back. Attire is casual dress, but formal is also ok.

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LW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely! What a beautiful restaurant! Food quality excellent. Was a great experience.

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

Gorgeous restaurant with an awesome view of the. It’s and the water. Food was great try the crab cakes, the trout and cioppino is a must.

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PF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Our table location was poor and near the kitchen traffic. It two tables for 2 moved together.

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KG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

From the OpenTable reservation, the restaurant knew it was a birthday celebration and provided a lake side table with a good view and free dessert for the birthday boy. Oysters and sea scallops were great.

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KC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excelent. We were given a center row table which was crowded and very busy. Other than the table everything was great.

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

Fathers birthday

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MK
Naples
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the seafood at Harbor House. I had oysters and fresh shrimp as an appetizer. For the entree I had scallops. The food was heavenly. The service was top notch.

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

Not that mich of a food selection... no chicken on the menu for lunch... pasta too salty.. over priced for the food

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AZ
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really like Harbor House and have been there many times. The service is great, the food is great but one thing that I don't like is how close tables are. You can hear every word of the table next to you since its only 2 feet away. If I'm spending $250-300 for two people, I would like a little more privacy.

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SD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The best thing about Harbor House is the creme brulee. They quit making it. I come for this and the South African lobster tail.

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f
Milwaukee
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for special occasion. This is our go to place. Service was wonderful. Food was yummy per usual

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MCW Match Day

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

Worst swordfish I have ever eaten. If it wasn’t a business meeting I would have stood up and walked out when they put the plate in front of me. It was maybe a 1/4 inch thick, half the size of a normal serving and on some kind dried orange sauce that was repulsive. First negative review I’ve written in my life but I felt compelled to warn people.

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r
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service of food was a bit slow compared to past experiences

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D
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING PLACE TO DINE...pricing was high, BUT worth every penny.

Perfect place for the occasional celebration of whatever. (We went for our anniversary)

Our waiter Chris and his partner (forgot his name) were the best

100 or of 10 (yes i meant “100” lol)

Will definitely come back

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m
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Very disappointed in the quality of the seafood. My lobster roll didn’t taste fresh. Neither did the shrimp cocktail. Both lacking in flavor indicating they were frozen.

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SW
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING PLACE. The food was very very delicious and the view was awesome

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LV
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had another wonderful experience here for our anniversary ! Staff is superb, food is cooked and flavored to perfection ! wish we lived closer than our 2 hour drive !

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JH
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, as always! The food is wonderful! A true seafood lovers dream! Make your own mimosas and bloodys with infused vodkas!! I can not think of anything that would make this brunch better!

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JP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great ambiance. This was the first time at this resteraunt and my wife and I were very impressed. We made our reservation online and was seated on time.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with attentive, knowledgeable wait staff (Emma & Danielle). Delicious appetizers (shrimp cocktail & mussels) as well as entrées - very tasty, fresh fish options. Although we were here on a cold, winter night, the view of the downtown skyline was amazing.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food and an incredible table

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R
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was dinner on my birthday. I chose the scallops and was not disappointed. Five large scallops on a bed of carrots and mashed potatoes. All of these were done to perfection and served hot..... which, I find, in some restaurants can be lacking. Desert was carrot cake — again, excellent. Service was impeccable.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great
I enjoyed the experience with my granddaughter

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was excellent. Looking forward to going back.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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LA
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Would not recommend visiting for Sunday Brunch. The restaurant is over-crowded and the noise level is too high. We have been to brunch here before, and the seating in the main dining room was not as tight. Will not be going back for Brunch.

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d
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was good food, not great food for two of the three dinners we had. I thought my cioppino was rather light on the seafood but the sauce was amazing.

Service was terrific and I cannot imagine better.

The atmosphere was delightful and this would be a fabulous location in the summer. We visited in early March for dinner.

My wife's scallops were excellent, to be sure.

In all, this was impressive - just not overly so. With a cocktail each the bill was roughly $60 each (includes tip).

I'd try it again...in the summer.

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CD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great evening. The food, drinks and service was great.

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ED
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was sooo good, and all the other times we've came it's been good as well. We had Ray and Brad as our servers and they were attentive and fun. Will definitely be back soon.

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CK
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently outstanding. Great ambiance, excellent food, outstanding service....highly recommend

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CN
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a bright and cheerful place for lunch. My scallops were delicious and so was the bisque. Our waiter was very personable and attentive to our needs.

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CH
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for our daughters birthday. We had reservations at Dream Dance at Pottawattamie but were unable to get in because someone in our party was 19 years old and not allowed on the casino floor to get to the restaurant. Thank goodness for Open Table as it was a Friday night and we had 8 people in our party. The Harbor House was able to accommodate us last minute. The food was outstanding and we were not disappointed.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff ensured our experience was first rate. Food was fresh and delicious as well making for a memorable dining experience.

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