Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only

4.6
6639 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR RESERVATION: Reservations are recommended, and we have a 15-minute grace period, so please call us if you are running late. Following CDC guidelines, guests are requested to wear a mask in common areas if they are not vaccinated.

Milwaukee’s premier lakefront dining destination, Harbor House is a bright, spacious New England-style seafood restaurant on the shore of Lake Michigan. With picturesque lake views, guests will be taken on a journey through New England with its reimagined menu, including a variety of dishes from Cape Cod, Nantucket, New Bedford, Martha’s Vineyard, Newport, and Boston. Live instrumental jazz will play nightly from 6 to 9 pm.

Support Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6639 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside at harbor house on a beautiful night is a fantastic a+ experience!

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RhyanD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect from start to finish. What a perfect place!! We had the lobster and King crab legs. It was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time good service and food

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Randolph
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great oysters! Terrific soft chilled crab! Delicious sea bass !

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Overall experience was fair. The wait staff was “efficient” but the food quality was not that good.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Harbor House is always a pleasure and the service is outstanding

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EricaJ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was very good!

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JacobL
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place hands down i have eaten at in 30 years of being alive, 10/10 stars staff was absolutely fantastic, food was the best I've ever had!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful....made our 50th anniversary dinner very special!

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here all the time but this time I noted it was for a special event and they helped make the night special. Can’t thank them enough for the wonderful service they provided! Another reason why Harbor House is our go-to fine dining restaurant!

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EvanS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great views of the water. Service was amazing as well

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EvaS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It would be nice to have some 3 guest seating next to the window. If I turned my head I could see the lake view. Food was great! Steak was so tender, even the next day heated in my oven.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable.

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KellyK
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch for a birthday celebration and enjoyed our experience. We had a drink from the bar, appetizers, salads, seafood bisque, lobster roll, and strawberry rhubarb for dessert. Everything was very good 👍

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vipMakdaF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Graduation

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vipLoveFood
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary/birthday

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vipAudjLV
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Harbor House to celebrate our anniversary. We hadn’t been there before and wanted to check it out since there were so many great reviews. We started out at the bar for drinks and oysters (delicious!) and had a lovely view of the lake for dinner. The food was wonderful and the service outstanding. Everyone is friendly and I was impressed that they knew it was our anniversary. I did put a request in for a window table when I made the reservation but didn’t expect the staff to acknowledge us in such a personal way. We had an unexpected delight of dessert and a glass of champagne on the house as a treat for our anniversary. Thank you to Diana, Marley, Susan and others. We’ll be back!

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andrea
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience, Billy took great care of us.

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EvanW
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Harbor House has an marvelous view, wonderful food, and outstanding service.

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vipAnniversary2021
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has become a tradition for us when celebrating our anniversary. Front the moment you walk in, you feel welcomed. The hostess knew of my allergies and made mention of that upon arrival. My husband enjoys beef, where I am the seafood lover. We both manage to leave very satisfied. COVID precautions were still in place, but not to where they interrupted your dining experience.

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AnnS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food excellent service and they had live jazz because the weather had changed the heating by the window was on and we just had a most wonderful evening well worth a visit

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Bobs
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The ambiance factor was non-existent. With rain blowing hard at the windows and strong waves outside, looking out the windows did nothing for enhancing the experience. We were seated in the booth next to the hallway leading to the restrooms. It was so chilly inside my wife kept her coat on for most of the time we were in the restaurant. The lighting is dim for the ambiance but the menu print is small so we used our cell phone lights to read the menus. She ordered filet and crab legs. The service was good and our food arrived promptly. The crab legs were cold. Not as in warm and cooling off but cold. Our server was very apologetic and offered to replace the crab with a new order but my wife had lost her desire to try it again. The cost of the crab ($40.00) was deducted from the bill but we left feeling like the next time we choose to go out and spend money, it will probably be some place else.

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vipReneS
Seattle
85 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed the exceptional dinner and wonderful service. The view is spectacular. This is also one of our favorite restaurants and a must visit every time we come to Milwaukee. Enjoy!!!

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jjfor2
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been disappointed at Harbor House. Always great food, excellent service, and very accommodating to special requests (e.g., window table, away from entrance for quieter experience for hearing-impaired). I treated my good friend for her 70th birthday and we completely enjoyed our meal, attentive staff, wonderful view and delicious birthday dessert on the house.

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danj
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was friendly, courteous and very professional. The restaurant had excellent procedures in place for protecting staff and customers from Covid 19. We had a wonderful re-entry into dining out at the Harbor House.

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vipLeeh
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The location is spectacular and the food is very good. We were celebrating my birthday and on the whole it was a pleasant experience, We had excellent service from the bartender but two minor problems with other staff. The hostess was rather rude in telling us we had to wait for our reserved table and for having us move to different seats at the bar. And one of three servers at our table made a major mistake by putting our bill on the table while we were still eating dessert. And he came back twice to collect it.
Aside from these two things, we had a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere

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Louie
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere is great. Stacey and Brandon provided us with outstanding service! Ordered filet mignon and crab cake, and my husband filet mignon and shrimp, seafood five stars, crab cake delicious, quality of steak just okay. Would stick with ordering seafood only next time.

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BrianG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was even better. Can't wait to go back.

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DeniseT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food! Awesome view too! Will go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food and setting were lovely and we enjoyed them very much. The service, although attentive, was rushed and badly paced and detracted substantially from the evening. Fine dining should be taken a measured pace with time to enjoy each element of the meal. One of several examples was the appearance of the dessert menu half way through the meal or the check before the coffee.

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JeffreyL
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fantastic lunch: shrimp appetizer, halibut, salmon, and carrot cake. It’s a beautiful restaurant with gorgeous views. Mikayla, our server, did an excellent job!

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Nate
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Marquette Graduation

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WesB
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Great!! I was in town on business and took my colleagues out to dinner. It was amazing! Spectacular view of the Art Museum and Skyline. My reservation was for 8:15. We arrived early and was seated immediately. Staff was excellent. Food and drinks were perfect. You will not be disappointed with the experience. Don’t hesitate, treat yourself!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soft shell crab and halibut were excellent. Great views.

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Window seats are a great view. Only criticism might be that our table and chairs were slightly wobbly, not distracting though.

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Drea
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The quality of the food does not seem to be what it used to be before the pandemic.

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LannyB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a very pleasant experience and we will definitely be back. The food was very good, the service was great, the atmosphere was awesome and the view was amazing!

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Harbor House- Indoor Main Dining Room Only is rated 4.6 stars by 6639 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.

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