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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 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love seafood and this was absolutely great. Bar is well equipped, service excellent and view superb. Beside the fact the restaurant was very noisy everything was perfect. Next time I'm in Milwaukee I'll be back!

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Thank Bernhard V
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here for lunch with colleagues and was amazed at the beautiful view of the lake from nearly every table in the building. All the food was delicious (including the bread!) and the lunch prices are pretty reasonable. We shared the crab cakes appetizer (emphasis on the crab! Not too much bread crumbs) and I also had a crustacean... More 

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Thank Charlotte L
Hartland
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10 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a reservation for 6:30, the place was pretty empty with many, many tables by the windows that were open. They said our table wasn't ready yet, hard to believe when looking around and then our buzzer went off after our first drink. They took us to the back of the restaurant with ALL these open tables all over... More 

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Thank Debra M
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I always try and bring my out of town guests here to dazzle them with the view of MAM and Lake Michigan, and then they are also knocked out by the great menu.

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Thank Phyllis G
Chicago
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant is well-appointed, serves great food, and the service is pleasant and accommodating. Also has outdoor seating and a great view of the art gallery.

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Thank Jocelyne R
Mequon, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited harbor house during happy hour and seated next to the window area with amazing view. They offer various drinks and foods for less.

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Thank Carlo M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Harbor House to celebrate our anniversary. It was a Wednesday night and we were a bit surprised to learn that their first opening was at 7:45pm, so you definitely want to make a reservation in advance, rather than the same day. The view from our table was great and the service was excellent. I ordered the... More 

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Thank Jennifer A
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was so happy when my friends from Milwaukee said they wanted to meet the Harbor House. I drove from Chicago and was not unhappy for one moment. We started at the bar with a wonderful bartender. They automatically transferred our bill to the table one the last one in our party arrived - a very nice touch. They had... More 

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Naples, Florida
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a large, excellent wedge salad and a bowl of seafood bisque, with tiny pieces of seafood in the bottom of the bowl. One of us had the lobster pot pie, which was very tasty, & the other had a delicious lobster roll with a humongous serving of crispy French fries. We felt rather rushed as we were finished... More 

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Thank Jerome S
South Carolina
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful atmosphere, service, and food. Just don't be in a hurry. Seating was almost 45 minutes after our reservation on a Thursday night. There was 12 of us. The shrimp cocktail was good with giant prawns but the cocktail sauce could have used some horseradish. The Brazino (European Sea Bass) was wonderful! Definitely pricey. The Brazino was $37. Lobster will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $52
Cuisine
American, Seafood
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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
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?