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Harbor House

550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
+1 414-395-4900
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (73 reviews)
“oysters” (84 reviews)
“lobster pot pie” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been here several times and they always go out of their water to create a special experience. This is easily the best view in Milwaukee. The food here is good. At these prices it should be better.

Thank RickMarshall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent. Service was excepyional and they really went above and beyond to make our 5 year anniversary special!

Thank Tim B
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're happy to hear you enjoyed celebrating your anniversary with us, Tim, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Harbor House is an example of restaurateur Joe Bartolotta’s many successes. My husband, a friend, and I dined at Harbor House for lunch on Saturday, April 28th. As former residents of Milwaukee who visit a few times a year, we were seeking a feel-good experience...More

Thank Veronica V
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, Veronica, and we hope to see you next time you're in town!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Harbor House, both times for Sunday Brunch. Like the first time, we left quite satisfied. After gathering a very good Mimosa from the bar, we were escorted to a table at the far end of the restaurant, in a...More

Thank Bill D
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us, Bill! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your brunch.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started with some drinks at the bar. Followed by dinner. We took the combination, scallops and steak...a succes with spinach as side dish. Dessert were really great, we tried them all. Key lime pie, crème brûlée and carrot cake as dessert!

Thank Danny V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is with the best view on Michigan lake in Milwaukee. The atmosphere is fantastic. Food was great. It was amazing evening

Thank AnnaTolstykh-Shapo
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to walk over to the Harbor House after visiting the Milwaukee Art Museum. Had a nice table and decided to look at the water vs. back on the city. They had a price fix lunch menu and of course many other options. I...More

Thank sharonrobertb
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy to hear you enjoyed lunch with us! Thanks for stopping in!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we liked the place on the Lake, Great Views, we liked the Decor, we thought the dinner started out well, Good Drinks, Then- we thought the Food was just O.K. Not really hot , but fresh, very Good desserts! and then the bill came- the...More

1  Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Had a rather on remarkable lunch at Harbor House. The bill ($180) for four entrees and two drinks, was remarkable! Two of us had fish tacos that were nondescript. The coleslaw on top was too light and no flavor. My husband had a shrimp and...More

Thank Marylee R
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We live in Green Bay and traveled to Milwaukee to celebrate our twins 21st birthday at one of a favorite restaurants the Harbor House. Our server was inattentive and overwhelmed. The food came out cold. While the food tasted good the portions were small and...More

Thank cera0910
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

If you'll email us at info@bartolottas.com we'd like the opportunity to follow up with you regarding your experience.

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July 6, 2017|
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Response from abhumphrey | Reviewed this property |
Harbor House is open till 10pm on Fridays and as it should take you 17 minutes from Mitchell Airport you'll be fine. Dress code is flexible, though the clientele here tends to dress better than at most places. As long as... More
April 5, 2017|
Response from Joe B | Property representative |
Harbor House as well as many of our restaurants are offering an Easter brunch. The brunch at Harbor House is a Station Buffet from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2017. The price is $44.95 for adults and $19.95... More
Theresa S
May 9, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$52
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
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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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