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Harbor House

550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
+1 414-395-4900
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (71 reviews)
“seafood” (120 reviews)
“branzino” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place for fish and seafood right across from the impressive Art Museum. We were there on a Thursday night - Restaurant was busy. Waitstaff is friendly and efficient and provides a comfortable atmosphere . Salmon was cooked just right. Great key lime pie. Extensive...More

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Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Harbor House. Glad you enjoyed and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Food and service was great. The view of the city and harbor from the dining room was very nice. Valet parking was nice and not very expensive.

Thank Joe F
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This place has it all... amazing food, excellent service and the bonus is the atmosphere and beautiful setting right on Lake Michigan!! This was my first visit and we came to celebrate our mom’s Birthday! Our waiter, Jack, was so attentive and made sure our...More

Thank jd0l
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for visiting the Harbor House. Glad you enjoyed and happy to know that Jack took great care while helping you celebrate your mothers birthday. See you soon.

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We were visiting in Milwaukee and had many great meals, while there. Harbor house ranks as one of the best. The seafood was outstanding and was bested only buy the view of the city and the art museum building. Definitely a stop for our next...More

Thank Verde1001
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank your for visiting the Harbor House while you were in Milwaukee. Glad you enjoyed and please visit again the next time you make it to town.

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Food was fantastic! View was even better. We were there during their happy hour. Will return if we make it back to Milwaukee. Nice and quiet!

Thank swalton2014
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wonderful Lady Friend and I stopped in 2 weeks ago. They have an outdoor fireplace in a beautiful location. It was not lit. So I asked the Host if someone could light it. He found the manager and they both helped light it--and it...More

Thank Carter D
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you for dining with us at the Harbor House. Glad you had a wonderful experience. Please stop in again soon.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had a fantastic lunch here. My husband had the price fixed - lobster bisque was excellent along with a great chicken Caesar salad. I had a tomato and cucumber salad with a crab cake side. it was fantastic.

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for enjoying lunch with us at the Harbor House. Please stop in again soon.

Reviewed 15 October 2017

This was my first time at the Harbor House for Sunday Brunch, took my family, had a wonderful experience, food, atmosphere, and the restaurant staff was excellent, all around great experience.

Thank Angela B
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

So glad you enjoyed brunch at the Harbor House. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This is what all seafood restaurants should be. Great location on the lake, clean, well lit, and fantastic views everywhere! This is indeed a very upscale and fine dining experience. We were looking for a restaurant that provided waterfront views and Harbor House did not...More

Thank Karl G
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for visiting the Harbor House while you were in town. Next time you are in Milwaukee be sure to stop in and visit.

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The raw oysters are very good very tender and the service was excellent the best raw oysters in town I wanna go again

Thank Shannon R
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Traveler1305
6 July 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
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svetapayson
5 April 2017|
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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
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Theresa S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$52
Meals
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, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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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