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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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (136)
Waterfront (131)
Special Occasion (113)
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Good for Anniversaries (113)
Good for a Date (110)
Romantic (85)
Good for Birthdays (72)
Worth the Drive (70)
Creative Cuisine (54)
Notable Wine List (53)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Great for Brunch (41)
Bar Seating (41)
Good for Groups (39)
Business Meals (39)
Pre/post Theatre (36)
Great for Lunch (35)
Happy Hour (33)
People Watching (32)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Sunday Lunch (31)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Fun (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Cozy (24)
Hot Spot (24)
Authentic (22)
Seasonal (18)
Healthy (16)
Casual (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Disabled Access (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 21 hours ago

The chef and staff were outstanding. They made us feel like we were the only people in the restaurant. The food was fantastic.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was excellent. Drinks, apps, dinner, and dessert were so good on every level. It's spendy, but worth it.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Love this restaurant....

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Second time at Harbor House. Amazing food and even better service.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

Overpriced for the amount of food received. My steak was overcooked when I ordered the combination platter and got only 3 scallops.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

My boyfriend and I had this place on our restaurant bucket list for awhile now. This was the perfect place to try to celebrate Valentine's. The service and atmosphere was excellent. Everything from the crab cake appetizer to the wine we chose was amazing. My boyfriend enjoyed his filet and the Teriyaki salmon I had was delicious, as well. The desserts sounded decadent, but we were so stuffed we didn't get one. I can't wait to come back and try this restaurant during summer so we can enjoy the lakefront! Definitely give this place a try; you won't regret it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Seasonal
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

What great food and drinks with a view! I got the filet mignon with lobster. So good!!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

We were fools for having a business dinner on valentines evening...

Had 7:15 reservation, wasn’t seated until 7:30

Service was nonexistent. To wit: sat for 10 mins before waiter stopped. We only saw him maybe 5 times throughout whole evening, and each time was 15 mins between stops minimum. Then my wife picked up her water glass- literally just picked it up to drink- and it exploded. Water, ice and shards of glass everywhere. We sat for 5 minutes like that and I couldn’t get the attention of any staff member. Then without any acknowledgement (like “oh goodness, sorry our glass was so old it blew up on you”) waiter picked up the glass but left the soaked tablecloth and ice dripping the rest of dinner.

Food was exceptional, view always great.

But apparently Valentines Day snuck up on them and they were severely understaffed.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food service to me is often more important than the food itself. It can make the meal much more of an invitation to return as it had here! The food was prepared perfectly and made our visit to Harbor House an enjoyable fine dinning experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines dinner
Very tight quarters
Steak over cooked
Confusion between our waiter and his helper, being asked the same question multiple times

Thankfully noticed that we were charged a $65 bottle of wine that should have been for table next to us...

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

An excellent Valentine's Day experience for my wife and I. Larraine loved the half-dozen assorted oysters, and I thoroughly enjoyed the crab cake. We split the perfectly broiled double lobster tail entree and finished off with a couple of coffees. Perfect timing for everything to get us on our way to the theatre.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic location.

My partner enjoyed the Maine Lobster & his champagne. Avoid the Sea Scallops and don't get drinks with cinnamon. Neither of us like Key Lime Pie so we were surprised to LOVE theirs!

Attentive & personable staff had no problem keeping up with Valentine's Day traffic.

Will return!

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fun, Waterfront, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

The food at Harbor House was very good. Best fish sandwich I ever had.
The service was, to put it charitably, leisurely. More appropriately paced for a dinner than a lunch. Why should lunch take an hour and a half?
I was glad to have received a birthday card with a $20 coupon, because that's about the only way I would go there, with their prices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and good service. I would recommend if budget is not an issue. Been here multiple times and still feel it is one of the best restaurants in the greater MILWAUKEE area.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was great! I had the beet salad and steak and lobster and my husband had the shrimp cocktail and the steak and salmon. I would definitely get the beet salad again and my lobster and steak were cooked perfectly. My husband loved that the shrimp were were very large and cooked perfectly and his steak and salmon were also delicious!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

Love this place. The service is fantastic. The food was amazing

Tags: Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 7 days ago

We are never disappointed here. always great service and delicious food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 7 days ago

Our favorite go to restaurant when we are in Milwaukee.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were there celebrating my parents’ anniversary. We were surprised with a champagne toast. Our waiter Brad was wonderful. So attentive and accommodating. The night view of the milwaukee skyline is stunning. The food was spectacular.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Valentines

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a wonderful experience at Harbor House! The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. The view of the frozen lake was gorgeous. Definitely a place not to miss if you are in Milwaukee!

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Table Service so so. Food excellent. Prices have inched up over the last year. My cioppino was at least $5 more than last year. Nice setting

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. It's also a great place to give gift certificates for. I highly recommend it for great atmosphere, excellent food (at fair prices) and an excellent harbor view anytime of the year. Do yourself a favor, dine here!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food and service. I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food options are very good and especially the focus on seafood. Service is good and the view is incredible, even in the middle of winter.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We always love to go to the Harbor House for Sunday brunch. The food, views and service are all very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We have never been disappointed with the menu, service and ambiance. My kids and I always dine at the Harbor House for our birthdays and other occasions.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was wonderful... Waitress needs to be attentive and understanding instead of rushing us. Other servers were thoughtful and attentive to our needs. As for cocktails, you need to add more specialities or creative drinks.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

LOVED the food and service, however, the tables were so together that we felt very crowded.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Kayley was such a wonderful server, she was very knowledgeable and was delightful making our experience very special for my fathers birthday!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great spot and beautiful views of the city. Oyster selection was awesome. Can’t wait to go back.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Always great! The service, the food, etc. Everything is perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Thanks for great birthday celebration
Good food, tho walleye was too dry
Lobster ama entree very tasty

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great oyster bar. The Cioppino was good. The shell fish in the Cioppino were fresh and tasty however it was on the salty side. The decor and view are really great, however it is unfortunate that the model four masted ship next to our table was so badly damaged. The service was great and I wish I could eat there more frequently.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent food, wait staff, ambience. Everytime we travel to Milwaukee, we HAVE to eat at Harbor House. One of the best restaurants in the midwest.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The number in my party changed and while I had a standing reservation for 6 they accommodated 9 at the last minute. They were very helpul in getting this done.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Atmosphere service and food are always top notch

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Cranberry orange manahattan, scallops and creme Brule might be the best I've ever had in each category. Good job!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A very nice restaurant with a great location. Our server was excellent and very quick to make 'amends when I got slightly annoyed and saved the day. The lobster pot pie was NOT a lobster pot pie. Tasty but just the plate was just a stew-like lobster concoction with a 2-3" high puff pastry crown. I was looking for the pastry lining the pot to soak up juices and be creamy.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great service, easy parking and terrific food. Atmosphere was perfect for dinner.

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