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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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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Next time I'm in Milwaukee, I would definitely come back! My boyfriend was craving seafood and this was our first time in Milwaukee so we got a great view of the sky line lit up and some great food. The staff was friendly and helpful with suggestions. I ordered the combination of steak and scallops. The steak melted in my... More 

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Thank Amy L
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Went there for lunch with 5 co-workers the week before Christmas. A beautiful sunny, cold day accentuated the setting right on the lake. As expected, it was busy with large groups at most tables, so the service, although friendly, was very slow. We received our drink orders, and waited an hour for our food. The food was better and more... More 

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Thank 425hillary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

It is a little pricey but is DEFINITELY worth it!! For the price, you surprisingly get very nice sized portions. Everything is just cooked to perfect and the steaks practically melts in your mouth as it explodes with flavor!!

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Thank Jennipher S
Elm Grove, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We went to the Harbor House for a birthday dinner. The views are amazing. The meal was very poor. Fish was greasy and overcooked, everyone was served the same veggies. Service was spotty. Huge bill.

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Thank 134Judy
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Unabelievable food quality, impeccable service, and beautiful setting on the lakefront. I had been at this restaurant in days of old when it was Pieces of Eight. It is now bright, white, modern, and vibrant! I can't say enough about the quality of the food. The menu offered crab claws as an special appetizer which were perfectly delivered on a... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Having booked another mke restaurant and basically been ignored for 15 minutes we booked a table for 3 at Harbor House. Very professional welcome and the only time the attetativeness slipped was towards the end. Very high quality food and wine on offer. At the end of the meal we shared a truly divine carrot cake. What could have been... More 

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Thank Michaelw1295
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Service was excellent, food was good except granddaughter's hamburger was essentially burnt. She couldn't eat it and they didn't offer to replace it. Yes, she asked for no pink but come on! We'd not been there in a couple years. Would go back to give them another try.

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Thank AnnBraun
Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I was walking by the lake at noon and found this place. It was a good finding since I like seafood very much and had a great lunch here. The service, location, view, and of course the food, everything is just perfect. The restaurant is elegant inside but it is not too expensive. There is a wide variety of wines... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This visit did not meet our excellent memories. My husband and I had king crab. We found the service did not live up to our previous experiences. The king crab was excellent however no warmer for the butter.

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Thank Sue H
Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

What a lovely space this restaurant is! Very bright white and immaculate with fantastic views throughout. Great seafood & service. The white bean side dish that is served with their fish tacos is excellent. The raw bar is sizable and you can go and pick out what you'd like. Worth a visit.

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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, 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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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?