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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 (152)
Waterfront (148)
Special Occasion (129)
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Good for Anniversaries (118)
Good for a Date (117)
Romantic (97)
Good for Birthdays (76)
Worth the Drive (76)
Fit for Foodies (57)
Notable Wine List (54)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Bar Seating (47)
Business Meals (44)
Great for Brunch (44)
Great for Lunch (44)
Good for Groups (42)
Pre/post Theatre (42)
Happy Hour (39)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
People Watching (35)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Sunday Lunch (32)
Hot Spot (31)
Fun (28)
Cozy (25)
Healthy (25)
Authentic (21)
Seasonal (20)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Casual (16)
Tasting Menu (13)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Great Beer (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 2 days ago

As usual they never cease to deliver an exceptional dining experience. Krystal and Clark were amazing and the food was on point.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was good, and the service also. The special occasion was our 40th Wedding anniversary. I had called 2 days earlier and ordered a bottle of champagne to be at the table when we arrived. It was there and chilled. They told me the bottle was 50.00 and also asked for a tip, which I gave them 20%. The total for the champagne charge with tax should of been 62.75. They charged my card 82.76.
If you go to the Harbor House order everything after you get there. Don't pre-order and have to pay for any items ahead of time. You may be charged more.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We had excellent service, delicious food with a beautiful view of Milwaukee. The prices are reasonable for the quality of food. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 3 days ago

Great experience, beautiful views, fantastic service, and food was excellent. Highly recommend.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The Harbor House holds a special place in my heart. I have been there two times now in one year and I live in New Hampshire. Ibqas recently out there to surprise my brother and the staff was very accommodating.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Waterfront
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

Our server was absolutely outstanding. The food was equally so. I never hesitate to dine at the Harbor House, especially when entertaining guests from out of town. Great job.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a lovely time celebrating a birthday. Food and service were excellent. Complimentary birthday dessert was unexpected but a nice touch. We all love the lake. So happy you've done justice to this unparalleled location.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Always a perfect choice. Excellent food and beverages.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was excellent and beautifully laid out on the plate. The wait staff was friendly and attentive to every last detail. We had a window seat with a very romantic view of the lake front and downtown. My only negative comment was the waitress in the bar seating area took a long time to come to our table to ask for our drink order. She was more interesting in talking to her 2 friends sitting at the table behind us. We eventually got her attention for our order. Other than that this was an excellent experience

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The normal brunch... omelette station, waffles, meats, carving station with meats and fish, a cold bar with fresh seafood, dessert station. Great view, service is decent, but maybe switch it up a bit? But still a solid choice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was slow and fish was poorly cooked.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Good place to have dinner with friends, the scallops and oysters were awesome!

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Surprised at poor service. Many times in the evening we needed to ask for water. Also we were celebrating a birthday so they brought a dessert which was nice, but not unexpected. The issue is others in our group wanted coffee and dessert too. The staff took too long to bring menus and then come back to take orders. We opted for no desserts for others. Overall not the fine dining experience we were hoping for.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Bartolotta's excels at training their staff to make it a great experience for their customers!

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We have been to Harbor House on several occasions and continue to be impressed by the quality of food, service, and atmosphere. Definitely recommend!!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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 on January 11, 2018

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 on January 11, 2018

Impeccable us usual.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The “Lobster” pot pie was a gluey, gummy, flavorless, unseasoned mess containing undercooked carrots and not much seafood. The lobster tail was less expensive, so I would expect at least as much lobster. Not the case. Wait staff, while polite, seemed clueless and bored. So disappointed. Could have stayed home for a better meal.

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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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