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Harbor House

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550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601 (Harbor Dr & N Lincoln Memorial Dr)
+1 414-395-4900
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Usa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This one of our favorite places to eat on special occasions. This is where we celebrated on our wedding day. The food is wonderful and the service is the best. If you are a seafood lover there is no better place in the city to enjoy it. Looking out at the Lake Front while sharing a meal with friends and... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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229 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch and were very happy with our choice. The location is fabulous and the restaurant is very well maintained, the food was excellent. We loved our server, she was very helpful, there when you needed her and overall we had a great time. As we were sitting there you can't miss the Art Museum next door.... More 

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Thank TahoeNVTravelers
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last year we enjoyed a couple of days in the city and discovered the Harbor House Happy Hour with fabulous appetizers and specialty drinks. We repeated the experience this year. First, the bartenders and wait staff are friendly, accommodating and welcoming. The food is to die for. Last year we enjoyed steamed mussels, oysters on the half shell and a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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182 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I had a Saturday mid-afternoon lunch at Harbor House, avoiding the evening crowds & benefiting from free valet parking in a lakefront area where public parking is at a premium. Hostess & table service were both friendly and efficient, and the restaurant interior was bright and elegantly decorated with nautical touches. Diner fashion ranged from business wear... More 

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Marathon, WI
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236 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Harbor House and it was very enjoyable! We stopped for happy hour and had a great time! Lots of specials and it was my first time trying oysters - interesting! The peel and eat shrimp and humus appetizers were very good! The views from the restaurant are amazing and there is a welcoming, relaxed... More 

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got there early to take advantage of the Happy Hour specials. Casual dining on high top tables with discounted food & beverage. Interesting to note that once happy hour ended, the high top table (bar) customers cleared out & the low top (dining room) tables filled up quickly.

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Thank Patti K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants to go to. The food is always excellent. Great fresh oysters on the half shell. I love the cioppino and get it often. The scallops are fantastic too. My wife usually gets the sole fillet that has a lemon butter caper sauce. Always happy to eat here.

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Toronto, Canada
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great dinner here, started with fantasy IPA, continued with 4 kinds of oysters, yum yum, then ordered their halibut special. Everything was delicious, perfect material and cooked just right. Device was great, the waterfront view is fabulous.

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Thank Feng L
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We go Harbor House time to time and we love it a lot. Their brunches are very rich and superb. Lunches and dinners are excellent. Of course, their location is unbelievable. In the middle of downtown and next to the lake. View is excellent. We recommend it to others.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

For starters, our round table of 6 by the bathroom/kitchen and booths was just the wrong size and in the wrong place. 3 of us were bumped each time someone walked by and I think some of the staff enjoyed the bumping. The "team" that took care of us didn't introduce themselves to us individually we learned there was a... More 

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We would like to hear more about your experience. Please email info@bartolottas.com with your contact information so that we may follow up with you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$52
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
    (Harbor Dr & N Lincoln Memorial Dr)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-395-4900
Description
Harbor House is a bright, spacious New England-style seafood restaurant Milwaukee residents and visitors love, set on the shore of Lake Michigan. The restaurant is a result of a partnership between local businessman and philanthropist Michael Cudahy and The Bartolotta Restaurants. After opening in 2010, Harbor House quickly rose to become one of the city's top restaurants.

Harbor House offers a premier lakefront dining experience and the freshest seafood flown in daily from both coasts. The interior features a three-sided bar, a raw bar, an open kitchen and a private dining room available for special events and parties. An outdoor patio features a full bar, Adirondack chairs and unparalleled views of the lake, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee's skyline.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?