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Harbor House, Detroit, MI

Harbor House

4.2
4.2
211 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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Booked 12 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 211 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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!!

  2. OC

    OliviaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience1

    Casher Machine broken

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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. . .

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Good food nice service

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Concert with family

  12. 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!!!

  13. 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.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Anniversary dinner :) everything was delicious

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love there food...

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 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.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice ambiance, great service!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    The waitress had to be under the influence she kept getting our order wrong.

  25. TM

    TeaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing !! Fast service nice and hot!! Stacy was our waiter she did amazing with my 10 party table !! Only thing I didn’t like was we couldn’t do separate bills .. other than that I will return

  26. M

    Mugsy

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Harbor House in Greek town is fabulous. Wish they were playing music while there.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful date experience

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Good and drinks were good. I feel the decor could be updated

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We had reservations and were seated pretty quickly. For being a steakhouse we thought it would be more fancy. They bathrooms were not nice and midway through the night were out of toilet paper. The server was very friendly but not very attentive. I know many places are short staffed so I wasn’t expecting it to be wonderful. Our food came out cold. 2 medium rare steaks were well done. After paying so much for a steak, we said something. Then next steaks came out so rare. One was eaten and other was taken home to be cooked the next morning. The snow crab were so skinny. They first 2 claws I broke open were empty, completely empty. I did complain because I was paying so much. They gave me another cluster so that was nice. The crab cakes, jalapeño poppers, crab stuffed salmon, gumbo, and lamb chops were delicious. The steak, steak tips, chicken tenders, and fried shrimp were mediocre and the crab legs were not worth the money or the effort. All in all, it was not horrible but I will not be returning.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    food was fantastic, excellent service

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was exceptional from the bread to appetizers to the main meal! Will definitely be back!!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was good but a bit overpriced. Service was average but in her defense she was new. I hate when they don’t bring everyone’s dinner out at the same time so done sit there awkwardly with their food waiting for others to get their meal. I don’t think I will be going back. Better choices in Detroit for the price.

  33. TB

    TeeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3

    Our waitress was amazing and knew exactly how to handle a large party. Food was decent and drinks were pretty strong. Everything was great except the smokiness from something going on in the kitchen.

  34. RT

    RoxanneT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Food was excellent, but service was lacking. The hostess was telling us and the parties in front of us all the things that were going wrong that night and how there weren’t enough menus. Then we had a reservation, but they didn’t save a table for us so we got stuck with what was left, right by the kitchen. It could be a good restaurant if they worked on a few things. The building was really cool.

  35. CE

    CriticalEater

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It was just ok. Nothing special.

  36. JG

    JerolineG

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    This is my favorite restaurant in Michigan,,they have the best crab legs,and fried lobster tail.The food there is delicious.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The service here tonight on Valentines day was terrible food came cold drinks came after food they still forgot things just unorganized

  38. LG

    LatrinaG

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4

    The service was great, the food was good

  39. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    First time trying out the Harbor House and the food and staff were amazing. However the atmosphere was VERY loud and obnoxious. The table next to us kept screaming, hollaring, swearing and were very rowdy and raunchy along with other tables. Not kid friendly at all.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We spent $400 on food def wasn’t worth.

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 4.2 stars by 211 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 12 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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