Harbor House

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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.

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AbigailP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here once before for the Sunday brunch and loved it. So I went back. It was different since COVID-19 is out, they served everything family style. It didn’t change a thing except the amount of times I had to get up lol I will be dining with you again soon.

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TheresaMKE13
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, especially during a very uncertain time, but we weren’t going to let COVID19 stop us from a great evening!!! Thank you Paul and Chad for a great night!

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JodiA
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive, friendly and professional. Food and drinks were tasty.

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BarbaraW
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Husband’s birthday

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vipprm01
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The views are great, the food was fine. We were a party of 4 and the lobster, steak & scallops were "fine" . Great view, valet parking.

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MaryB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, beautiful view, nice selection of offerings. Definitely dine here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, seafood and atmosphere!

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KayR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The overall experience was nice but our waitress was not attentive. When we were seated the waitress did not come to greet us for about 10 minutes. We immediately gave her our drink order as well as requested an order of crab legs. We were brought coffee instead of the drinks order. After a long wait, the waitress came back and we informed her these were not the drink we ordered. Approximately, 30 minutes later we asked about the crab legs ordered and she informed us she forgot. For my party, the best part of the brunch is the crab legs. Throughout our experiences, she infrequently made appearance, removing our own dirty plates and the coffee we never order. But near the end of brunch she brought the check stating "I can take it" making us feel rushed, resulting in us leaving without finishing the remainder of our crab legs.

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CaryB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was nervous bringing my 3-year-old, but they were wonderful. Our waiter got on his level to talk to him, they brought his food out early, and when he started getting fidgety they brought out the crayons. The food and the view were excellent, but I was blown away by the service.

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vipMilky
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the views are amazing and the food was fantastic

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VictoriaG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a outstanding experience in your restaurant everything was great except for the bathrooms being so far away for a disabled person I need one up front

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JoeE
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made our birthday celebration memorable. Of course the 3 pound lobster didn’t hurt either.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great service. Food was good but not great. We have been to this restaurant a lot over the years and I feel as the group has expanded over the years the quality as gone down across the establishments. Still good but no longer great.

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LindaW
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came for the Taste & Toast event hosted by several Milwaukee restaurants. Harbor House offered some really wonderful appetizer and drink specials and the atmosphere and view are always a treat!

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UlrichK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dinner. Excellent service from Billy. Recommend for good, traditional seafood dishes.

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vipBurt
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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LynW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

It is a nice, quiet, and good spot to have a meal with the people you love.

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WendyW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant situated in the lake...views are incredible as is the food and friendly professional staff. Highly recommended.

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LaurieL
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sunday evening is a great time to experience The Harbor House. It was about half full which was pleasing. Our table had a great view. We loved the mussels with chorizo as a starter. Husbands had seafood with beef filet combinations which were a good value. Wives had the daily special: Dungeness Crab which is a favorite of our family. A lovely way to celebrate a family birthday with our daughter and son-in-law.

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TashaJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have been to Harbor House many times and I have to say I would not go back on a Sunday. I do not know if they had a different chef than they do on Friday/Saturday but both of our steaks and my scallops were overdone and very under seasoned. Very disappointing considering you are not going out for a cheap meal.

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

Wonderful celebration dinner for our 40th anniversary. Excellent service, excellent food one of our favorite spots for celebrations.

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ChristinaV
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall it was a great experience. The brunch is a very good deal with the food that they offer at their buffets. The noise level got loud later in the day as it got busy. It continued to get busy during our time there and our server started not come to our table as often. We had to wait a while for water or our check.

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ChicagoGuy
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The hosts were just awful, especially the head host with a short blonde bob. Terrible service from her and her team. There was no room to sit, the restaurant puts two rows of tables in an already small section. Causing everyone to be bumping you as you walk by. Also, you have to use their valet, they have a huge parking lot attached and is about 10 feet from the door, but require you to pay money to park and then tip the valet.

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patrick
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A little pricey but worth it. Food was very good and a lot of options and the view was beautiful. Definitely would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have asked for anything better

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vipCariM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We have always loved the Harbor House so we were quite disappointed in our experience this weekend. The food was above average as usual. But the service was terrible & the noise level and the overcrowding in the restaurant made the experience average. They seem to have added many more tables making it almost a fire hazard since in many areas, when guest are seated, you cannot walk behind them. Other guests and servers kept bumping into our chairs. We were in the bar waiting for our reservation seated 5 feet from the hostess stand yet no one came over to tell us our reservation was ready-They only text you. I was expecting personal service & didn't think I had to stay tied to my phone in order to be seated. Once seated, we were acknowledged & served water. We didn't get our cocktails & bread service for another 35 minutes. It was very noisy & service was slow. For $40-60 entrees, I expect better & it used to be such great service & experience. I think their greed has gotten the better of them.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with a nice view of downtown Milwaukee.
Excellent service.
Fantastic food.
Reasonable price for the high quality food.
A bit noisy and crowded.
Very happy.
Will be back.

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georgem
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal,romantic settings and had very good sevice,I highly recommended the scallops!Delicious!

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LawrenceL
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’re known for the fish entrees and we were delighted! Our group of (3) enjoyed the trout, cioppino, oysters, shrimp cocktail, and the tuna. Everything was superb! I’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our children gave us a gift certificate which allowed us to enjoy a very special higher scale lunch than normal. It’s a wonderful place with excellent food in a special location

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MikeB
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The View, service , and food, never disappoint!

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Gary
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The go-to place for Sunday Brunch, scenery and seafood. Always good. Always accommodating. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal Service. I wrote that it was my girlfriend’s birthday and they greeted her by name happy birthday and did the little things that made brunch special.

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vipPatriciaF
Milwaukee
13 reviews