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Harbor House

550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
+1 414-395-4900
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (55 reviews)
“seafood” (123 reviews)
“branzino” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Harbor House is one of the most consistent favorite places to eat that I frequent. With amazing views of the city and the lake, it is my go-to place to bring visitors to Milwaukee. Food is top notch from seafood to steaks. The only con...More

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant had very good food but the service was lacking because they appeared to be understaffed. It took us forever to be waited but once we were food came out pretty fast. The food was very good also. It appears to be an upscale...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Food poisoning from Tuna and my daughter had Salmon and it had no flavor ! Her Salmon came wrapped in parchment paper and when waitress cut it open it did not look appealing.Salmon should have a crispy outside and more rare inside . This looked...More

Thank Laura B
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

If you'll email us at info@bartolottas.com we'd like the opportunity to follow up with you regarding your experience.

Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a definite must do. The restaurant is brilliant in its own right but put the harbor location into the mix and it's amazing. We were lucky to get a window table and the vista was beautiful. The food was fabulous and the...More

Thank ElizabethDonn
Reviewed June 15, 2017

My wife and I had a nice getaway lunch there before leaving Milwaukee. The setting is perfect right on the lake and the interior is crisp and clean like a well-maintained schooner cabin. We each had a cup of soup and an entree from a...More

Thank cestuart
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

I've been to Milwaukee twice in my life and I've dined at Harbor House on both visits. The food is excellent, the staff attentive and the views are off the charts! Wish I came to Milwaukee more often. Cheers!

Thank rnewcomb33
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

I've been here a couple times now. Service is always good and I've never experienced a bad meal. They know what they are doing. Can't really go wrong here.

Thank Honest1190
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Superlative seafood served in a bright, clean crisp ( though quite large ) environment with stunning views of the lake. Service is good if a bit frenzied. We've been a number of times and tried many dishes and all have been superb. A special occasion...More

Thank abhumphrey
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

First off great views and location. Other than the snobby male host, service was very good and our steaks were cooked perfectly. But there was a definite lack of flavor across the board. We ordered the crab cakes, which was just one flavorless crab cake-...More

Thank Ryan Q
Reviewed June 11, 2017

My wife and I just went here again last Friday during happy hour and I ordered the Filet Mignon and she ordered a dozen oysters. We shared both meals and they were both perfect. Our server Kaysey, was excellent as well. Just can't beat this...More

Thank Rick S
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July 6, 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
April 5, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $52
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • 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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