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Harbor House, Detroit, MI

Harbor House

4.4
4.4
228 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. We currently offer outdoor dining.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 967-9900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    Gratiot Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 228 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Kid Friendly

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for Lunch

  • Detroit

    Kid Friendly

  • Detroit

    Great for Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Me and my family celebrated a birthday here and the food was awesome. What I enjoyed most was the great service and patience from our waitress Stacey. Stacey was very patient with our large group and went over things with us in great detail. Stacey you’re the best.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Only negative- no coffee
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was tasty. We ordered the “pick 3 items” platter. The fried shrimp was very well prepared (not overcooked). The gumbo was also delicious. Service was quick and very cordial considering that there was three events in the immediate vicinity (downtown Detroit). Would definitely dine at this establishment again.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good hot drinks good
  7. GD

    GaryD

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good menu selection. Super service. Too loud for this senior. No iced tea?? Or desserts. --- Would return.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Disappointed all the way around. Mediocre food and service for a too high price.
  9. S

    Sarah

    Grand Rapids

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I was looking for a place that would take a reservation for 11 people before going to a concert at Comerica, and Harbor House did. We had a comfortable table arrangement, service was decent, the drinks were good, food was good - really no complaints and we all went to the show well fed. It was only about a 3 or 4 block walk to the park afterward. This beats standing shoulder to shoulder in some of the restaurants/bars directly next to the park where it takes forever to get a drink or service. I would vote to go to Harbor House again. And, OMG - you should have seen the size of the entrees and appetizers.
  10. KM

    KellyM

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I took my daughter and her friends for dinner. The food was outstanding and so was the service. I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly. The service was really good and our server was very complimentary of the food!
  11. HO

    HOWI

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was fantastic, My wife and I recommended it to a couple of people looking for somewhere to eat.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great people ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  13. MS

    MichelleS

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    I would not recommend this restaurant. All of the food is over cooked in greasy. When you come into the restaurant you can smell the grease in the air. And as a person who cooks regularly I can literally smell that the grease is up to high, which is likely why all of the food is overcooked. I had calamari steaks which were a joke. They are over cooked and they douse them in the sauce so that you don’t realize how tasteless they are. The fried lobster tails are over cooked and salty. And the crab stuffed salmon was unpleasant because the salmon was over cooked in the crabcake that was stuffed inside of it was super greasy. And on top of that the store automatically applies a gratuity even though the pandemic is over. It felt like they were trying to make up for the fact that the restaurant is empty. Also when I arrived we were seated in a booth that they knew had a leaking air condenser! The place literally only had three other parties dining. Why would the hostess seat us somewhere that they knew had an issue?
  14. m

    michellej

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We were looking for a place near the casino and found this one. The food was wonderful and the prices were wonderful as well! The lobster Mac and cheese was the best I’ve had and the ribs and crab cakes were delicious as well!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly staff. Get the mushroom appetizer. Steaks and chips were excellent. A really nice relaxing time.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish and drink was amazing.
  17. E

    Elise

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great experience and really enjoyed our date night.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I took my husband out for Father’s Day. We had a reservation and we seated immediately after being greeted. We started with the lobster Mac n cheese and it was delicious! I went with the 1/2 lb snow crab and shrimp and my husband had the king crab. Everything was so good!!
  19. OC

    OliviaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a party of 12 on Father’s Day and overall we enjoyed our meals and drinks. They even accommodated our request to move up our reservation. The service was great and the food came out hot. Our server was attentive. We would definitely go back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was great. I was visiting from out of state and that Gumbo was so good, I ordered some to go.
  21. JB

    JoeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I ordered the twin lobster tails for the first time ever, and they were so good. Drinks were super and service very good. Had a great time!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience1
    Casher Machine broken
  23. SJ

    SuzanneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was confusion with one bill for a party of 14 people. It should have been offered to be separate
  24. LP

    LeoP

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Mediocre tourist trap. Food is forgettable. No ciders on the drink list. They charged an automatic 16% gratuity on my party of 1 and tried to hide it on the receipt
  25. GM

    GaryM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good experience and affordable if you want a steak Downtown that won’t break the bank. Lobster Mac is as advertised
  26. GG

    GregoryG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    When making my reservation I told them I'd never been to the Harbor House ever believing that I was going to have a pleasant experience the service was terrible, they have this 20% gravity for all tables, which is ridiculous ! ! ! You only have one time to make a good first impression and they didn't. . .
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good food nice service
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Concert with family
  29. WB

    WhitB

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a last minute reservation and was seated 15 minutes before closing time. All of the staff were very warm and welcoming especially our server Tiffany. She was able to make great recommendations that didn’t disappoint. We ordered the Ribeye, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Black eye pea and green soup and Strawberry Margaritas. Oh and Shrimp Scampi. Everything taste amazing!! We will definitely be back, this is a must try spot!!!
  30. DJ

    DianneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The meals were excellent. Our waitress, Tiffany was exceptionally sweet. She made us feel like family and just made our day special . It was our 40th Anniversary. We will be back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Anniversary dinner :) everything was delicious
  32. DG

    DannaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Harbor House. We had family in from Texas and went here for Easter. It was a wonderful time. The atmosphere was nice, the food was tasty and the service was great! The owner was so nice. I actually remembered him from my childhood, as my mother worked for his family at another restaurant location. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely come back!
  33. F

    Francineo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter Sunday combined with my mother's 80th birthday was magnificent. We had a table of 15 people and everything was perfect. My parents was happy. I can not ask for anything more than that. Thanks so much for everything, Harbor House!
  34. CC

    CoCo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The perch was excellent. The manager was so helpful to our specific situation. Great choice.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love there food...
  36. CD

    ChristopherD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    I was looking for more (this was my first time). There really wasn't any ambiance to speak of. Everything was good, but not great. Correction, the gumbo soup was fantastic. I can see myself coming back for that alone, but nothing more.
  37. LD

    LocalDiner

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Staffing issues that day —sat at the bar for almost 10 minutes and didn’t get served. Our table was ready so we moved. Service from that point on was very good.
  38. DK

    DebbieK

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food!!! Gumbo was outstanding as was the fried shrimp and my husband loved his ribs. Huge portions too! The stained glass is just beautiful!! The noise level of the slamming wine cooler door and some very loud patrons enjoying themselves was a bit excessive but for the wonderful food, great Moscow mule and very good service, I would put up with it again right now!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was our first time here. I believe it's a historic spot in the city. Appetizers presentation was 5☆ but the calamari taste just okay and our steak bites were not cooked to the requested temperature. Entrées were delicious. We had the crab stuffed salmon, rattlesnake pasta and chicken alfredo pasta. My husband had the NY strip (again not cooked to requested temperature), he recommends you stay away from the steak here as it was not flavorful. If you like a prime cut this is not it but the price reflects that which is reasonable. Makenzie was great as our server and was 2 for 2 on my drink recommendation and entrée. Ventilation may need an upgrade; it was very smokey in there from the kitchen. You could visibly see a fog.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance, great service!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Harbor House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 967-9900.

Harbor House is rated 4.4 stars by 228 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Harbor House

440 Clinton St, Detroit, MI 48226-2316

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gratiot Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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