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Harbor House

550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
+1 414-395-4900
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (50 reviews)
“seafood” (105 reviews)
“branzino” (16 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We come here once a year for our anniversary. The service is always wonderful and the food is excellent. I especially love the béarnaise steak sauce. Not sure what they do different here, but it is a wonderful addition to any steak. All of the...More

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This seems to be one of the BEST locations that I have been to in Milwaukee. What a great view out of the whole restaurant. Walked in (on a Wednesday) with no reservation...small wait..but immediate seating in the "bar" area. No wait and High Tops...More

Thank Damon W
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Excellent restaurant for special occasions - a little pricy for just everyday lunch or dinner. Wide selection of dishes and the view of the museum and skyline is spectacular. Service was good and food came quickly and hot. Soup (clam chowder and asparagus). Reservations are...More

Thank B R
Reviewed 25 September 2016

An attractive location for a beautiful view of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee skyline. However we had been there at night for a sit down banquet. So we had to enjoy the night lights along the shore instead of an Eastern view of the Lake....More

Thank greg151
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We dined this evening at Harbor House with very dear friends. Chef Andrew Fisher hand selected a dozen and a half oysters. We had one dozen west coast oysters and a half dozen Belon oysters from Maine. Exquisite. Two of us had the lobster roll,...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a late night snack. Wonderful oyster selection. Knocked down three dozen in no time. Great spot. Nice atmosphere right on the lake. Wine list was nice too.

Thank James B
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Fantastic view of the Milwaukee Museum of Art and its opening and closing roof if you are there at 12 noon. We had a table by the window on a beautiful September day. Excellent Shrimp Succatash followed by trio of home made sorbets - the...More

Thank HoneyD337
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

It's a good place. Romantic dinner by the lake. Services were excellent. The whole steamed lobster tasted better than I expected!! 30$ is not pricy as well. Restaurant is located by the lake with nice view

Thank Sunny W
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great lakefront dinning. We used to go when it was the "Pieces of Eight" Many years ago. We saw it was open again and went on Labor Day weekend. Food was great! Had raw oysters, many different kinds to chose from, fried clams, not chewy...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here every trip to MKE and always been pleased. Took my son to celebrate graduation and we were all disappointed. Food was just okay. My fish had multiple bones in it, steak was overcooked, food just wasn't to the usual standard. They were...More

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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
5 April 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
9 May 2016|
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Response from KLMMadison | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$52
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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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