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440 Clinton Street, Detroit, MI 48226
313-967-9900
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tue 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Long live "live" music!

In a world where restaurant food tends to be average and service spotty or confused when there is a crowd, the Harbor House is a great port to dock at for incredibly fun live music and a raucous Saturday night crowd jamming the tables to hear good jazz and swing music. In the city of Detroit where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Ed Z
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Lincoln Park, Michigan
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Lincoln Park, Michigan
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

In a world where restaurant food tends to be average and service spotty or confused when there is a crowd, the Harbor House is a great port to dock at for incredibly fun live music and a raucous Saturday night crowd jamming the tables to hear good jazz and swing music. In the city of Detroit where the musical heritage... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Harbor House is my go-to restaurant for dinner when I’m staying at the Hilton Garden Inn across the street. My favorite meal is the Low-Country Tilapia with a bowl of Gumbo and a Michigan Salad, but everything I’ve had there has been great. It only matters what you’re in the mood for, even if it is lobster! The kitchen knows... More 

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Marion, Ohio
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Food is fantastic (I recommend the ribeye... best I've ever had anywhere) and good portions. My wife and I along with 2 other couples always stop here when in Detroit for Monster Jam at Ford Field (just down the street... easy walking distance, even in winter). Manager has always had a great personality and very helpful... in fact, she has... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We had good service on the rainy Sunday. The food was good. The place was located in Greek Town, good walking area.

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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Gumbo in Detroit? YES! It was really good. The local beer menu was also extensive and the staff was knowledgeable about the different drafts.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

On Wednesday, April15, 2015 my husband, another couple and I went for dinner around 8pm. The waitress we had was very very polite and apoligeticto us regarding the following list of complaints 1. Service was very slow. 2. Ordered drinks did not get them until we were eating 3. My friend ordered chicken wing apptizer and asked for drumettes and... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There have clearly been some changes here; the menu is more limited and a little strange. The service was fine, the atmosphere was fun, but we were disappointed with the food. Downtown Detroit never disappoints, but this meal did.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A must visit local venue. Great service, decent atmosphere, and plentiful crab legs. One of my favorites. I recommend. Highly!!

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Troy, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Three of us had dinner at the Harbor House Saturday, December 27, prior to the Erykah Badu performance at the Fox. All of us were very pleased with the ambiance (sat in a booth on the bar side of the restaurant); our waiter (#18-- Jose?) was attentive and friendly. Food: I had the crab legs/lobster tail/crab cake combo (delicious). The... More 

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Milford, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went to the harbor house for our 17th anniversary. Our server was Dane and he was a new employee. He was great! Friendly and efficient. The shrimp cocktail was very fresh and yummy. The prime rib was very tasty, I had the smaller portion and my husband ordered the larger portion which was huge. He could not finish it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 Clinton Street, Detroit, MI 48226
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: 313-967-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?