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“Great location, pricey but good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Harbor House

Harbor House
550 Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202
+1 414-395-4900
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Ranked #40 of 1,409 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Harbor Dr & N Lincoln Memorial Dr
London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great location, pricey but good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Really good location for harbour views particularly in the summer. Food is a good choice of seafood and other styles. My risotto was slightly over seasoned but I couldn't complain as that was being very picky! The portion size is very generous. Service is attentive but beware it closes at 9 pm in the week and staff leave if there is a small clientele!

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Collierville, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful Restaurant Steps from Lake Michigan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We were in Milwaukee for a business convention and our hotel suggested we try Harbor House for dinner. This historical building is all wood, brick and glass with breathtaking views of the water from every table in the place. Very well maintained facility and the seafood and service was ....outstanding ! We ate at several places near downtown and this was by far ...the best. A must do especially if you have never visited Milwaukee.

Visited October 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great location and view, not the best food or drink”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Beautiful setting, open concept. Some tables look directly into the kitchen, some are next to lovely windows. For the price one would expect excellent food, service and drink. Our feeling was this was a nice setting, but the restaurant missed the mark on food-service & cocktails. Our experience started off by being shuffled to our table before we could have a sip of our cocktail-even though we arrived 20 min. early. Our service did not improve, the servers were slow to remove used dishes and glasses. One member of our party of 4 was served a steak very rare when he ordered it medium rare. The rest of the food was only OK. The drinks were VERY weak. We are not drinkers- but I could tell that the cocktails did not have the standard amount of liquor in them-they did not taste right. Perhaps that is another way to make money-little liquor and high prices. Crab cakes were good, lobster pot pie was good, seafood bisque was OK, clams & linguine were OK, chocolate cake was rich and good served warm-really a lava cake with a small amount of ice-cream and a very small size as well. Overall, other restaurants in the area with better food and service for the money you will pay. A summer lunch here is a better choice.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

not very good. Food, for the prices you pay, was not great, just average. Could get the same food at any chain restaurant. Great view, but not enough tables at the windows, and the bar in front is noisy, always too crowded and when super busy, hard to get past to try to check in or be seated. Too many great restaurants in Metro Milwaukee to waste my time and money again on this one.

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“Great establishment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Dined here for a wedding anniversary. Wow it was fabulous. Start with a shrimp appetizer with white bean puree. Husband had oysters that were really good. Dinner was scallops with bacon and mushrooms. Cooked to perfection. Branzino fish was totally consumed. Complimentry glass of champagne was a really nice touch. Can't wait to visit during the summer months to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the lakefront.Service was outstanding too.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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