Harbor House

4.4
107 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
At Harbor House - Detroit located In the center of Detroit's historic entertainment district, we serve only the choicest cuts of beef and freshest seafood.
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vipDetFoodie
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent, and the prices were reasonable. However, the ambiance could use some work. They may want to consider updating the tables and chairs, and perhaps improve the lighting.

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wesc
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Early reservation ensured no issues with seating. With dark interior, decor was OK. Plenty of space between tables. Mananager greeted date at the door and provided several dining suggestions. Server excellent, very well informed and provided good recommendations. Catfish and baked potato with gumbo, all excellent. Date had the steak and small "lightly breaded and fried" lobster tail which was also excellent. Nice setting near the Detroit Music Hall and Greek Town so parking not a problem. Game or concert day could be a bit more parking problems (price) though. Fortunately finished just before a larger party started as the noise levels would have increased.

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CarleneL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had our Post-Wedding dinner here. The food was delicious to everyone in our party. The only item that was not as desirable was the snow crab cluster. The waitress graciously offered to remove it off our bill.
Parking is an issue. You have to pay for parking in the lot of off street parking.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waitress and loved the food and will be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Gino
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

For the price, I expected a more enjoyable experience. The food was barely warm, my salmon was over cooked, the interior was dated and they don’t serve dessert. However on the bright side, The gumbo was great, making an on line reservations was easy and I found a premium parking spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We went to Harbor House before a concert. They somehow lost our meal ticket and we waited nearly 90 minutes for our food. We were then late to the show. The food was good but the service was not.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We attended the Garth Brooks concert. The Harbor House did an outstanding job of serving all people quickly. Very impressive. It was packed but handled very well.

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CraigS
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food. Service was also great. While our meal did a bit to come out, the kitchen was slammed and the waiter kept us in the loop and kept apologizing. When the food did come out, it was hot, cooked correctly and tasted great.

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RachelS
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was fantastic! We went before a big concert and had reservations and got seated and served right away! Steak was one of the best my husband has ever ate! We will be back! Highly recommend!

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Whitney was AMAZING!!!!! I will be coming back the next time we are in Detroit!

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RachelD
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We came from out of town for an event and were about 30 minutes early. They still sat us and served us the best they could. The food was amazing and we will most definitely be making our way back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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KarleenB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter for her 21st bday she had a great time. The waitress was everything very nice and helpful.

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CherisW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The waitress was a little slow and it took a while for the food to come out. The food was great and the atmosphere is nice. If you order the all you can eat the will serve you very small portions at a time but I would go back

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Everything was really great aside from our waitress, she had a mean/annoyed attitude.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, food served quick, and was delicious!!!!!!!

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JASMINEC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The resturant and service from Veronica was amazing. My mother, sister, and her friends from MSU were with my party and it was great. We were able to talk, nice music, great fresh food, and excellent service. A definite new spot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked a time on New Year’s Eve, went a bit early and they were quick to seat us. We realized the table we were sitting at was a bit chilly from when the door opened and they were very accommodating to find us a better location. Staff was very friendly and the chef knows how to cook a steak!!!! I was very impressed with that!!!

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DetroitDiva
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had an early New Year's Eve dinner. Food was what I would call "comfort seafood", but was good. Disappointed that there was NO dessert. They only had a cobbler and was out of that. Service was fast and friendly. The seating where we were placed was very dark--we had to use our cell phones to see the menu! But it was comfortable and the noise level wasn't too bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my son before the Quick Lane Bowl

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SaraP
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Food was good, but we were very disappointed when our bill came out $15 more than expected with no detail why. When we questioned them they said, “this must be the 16% we add after 9pm” yet there was a tip section on the bottom. This seemed crazy to me will not return.

Harbor House
Responded on December 31, 2019

HI Sara, Thank you for dining at Harbor House and telling everyone you enjoyed the food. We only add the very minimum of 16% while others add 18% to 20%. It is on menu in at least two sections and clearly labeled on bill. The tip section is still on credit card slip because most people tip more than 16%. Policy has helped us retain some of the best servers in our market. 2 tables in a row with tabs over $100 and a tip of $5 can leave a server demoralized. It is a necessary policy unfortunately.

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vipMonaghan6
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent dinner!
Wonderful service; great food and value.

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HarryM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, service and value! Fried fish was very delicious and fresh..

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AnotherSatisfiedCust
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Good was good... server must have forgotten about us towards the end because a big party came in. Another server asked if we needed to be cashed out.

Harbor House
Responded on January 7, 2020

HI and thank you for dining at Harbor House. I am pleased you gave five stars for food, value and ambience. I believe we have great serving staff. However they are not perfect. I apologize. Please try us again.

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Like2Eat
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our server took forever to tend to us did not check on us and barely saw about us. The manager had to tend to us & because of the pre gratuity policy she still received a tip. Will not be going back

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AubeBucketList1
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The lobster dip was delish! We had a traditional 'Thanksgiving' meal and it was good. Next time we may try something more from the Harbor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lions game

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Was my first time ever at harbor house and will be returning for many more.

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vipBOYDN
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angie and Sonny went above and beyond after our disappointment with original bottle of wine we ordered they were out of. Provided us 20% discount off premium wine they had in stock and provided comped app. Food, service and wine were excellent. Highly recommend Harbor House for a great meal with excellent service at a reasonable price.

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KarenZ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great. It was a bit loud but we could still talk.

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LaSheaH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing and every single thing we had was absolutely delicious, especially the lobster mac and cheese! We will definitely be back!

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AaronC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderfully prepared and the service was just as good. We were seated almost immediately, and greeted with pleasant service. While it was a busy weekend in downtown Detroit, the staff handled it with grace.

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CharleniaB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was amazing! Compliments to the chefAriel was awesome!!! She took great care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Sunday afternoon and was immediately seated. Excellent service and good food!

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KimB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our food was good and so was the service I would definitely go back!

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Bridgetv
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and close to Ford Field. Service was excellent. Food was ok, but not great for the money. Kind of disappointed but would probably try again on a non-football weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! The ribs were among the best I’ve ever had. My friend had a steak that was cooked to perfection. Service was outstanding! Do yourself a favor and dine there. !

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RachaelB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is one of the best Seafood restauraunts around and you cant beat the prices.

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Harbor House was a new experience for all four of us. The restaurant itself is beautiful. I especially loved the Tiffany style light fixtures. My cocktail was great and the beer and wine list was expansive. We all enjoyed the calamari, but thought the portion seemed very small for the price. This appetizer seemed to be more about the sauce than the actual calamari. I tried cajun rub for the first time on a salmon steak. It was a beautiful piece of fish, but I was not a fan of the Cajun spice which luckily, scraped off with ease. The fish and chips, and steak that were ordered were also very good. The jambalaya was interesting. I would like to return and try the white fish.

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Harbor House is rated 4.4 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.