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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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“seafood” (123 reviews)
“branzino” (19 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 November 7, 2016

Enjoyed lunch with a friend last week. We asked to be seated at a window table, which we were. The view was wonderful just disappointed that the wings of the Art Museum didn't open at noon as they usually do. Our food was good -...More

Thank Carleen E
Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Whenever we want to celebrate with a special dinner we make this our go to. The twin lobster tails are always done perfectly and the rainbow trout is fabulous with the brown buttered almonds. Of course we always share the crabcake and enjoy a cup...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed November 2, 2016

I remember Harbor House when it was a previous restaurant, so I was pleased to see how it was modernized and freshened up. The views are still stellar, especially as the lights come up over the harbor. We were a little surprised to find mandatory...More

Thank Babu2773
Reviewed November 1, 2016

My husband and I dined here on a Sunday night. The restaurant was half empty and very quiet. Food and service were very good. Many options for fish lovers with a great view of the museums and lake.

Thank Mrs16mbm
Reviewed October 31, 2016

I have eaten at most of the Bartolotta restaurants at one time or another and have always felt that they are overpriced for what is served, with the exception of Lake Park Bistro (still overpriced, but the food is good). Relative to the Harbor House,...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Just had an amazing dinner experience last night. The food and atmosphere was fabulous. However, we all agreed that the professional service we received from Chris was the icing on the cake. Thank you for a wonderful meal, great recommendations and for making our birthday...More

Thank Danelle O
Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful site, building, food, and experience. A real treat to visit. A very enjoyable atmosphere and cuisine. Highly trained chefs and a great craft beer and wine selection. Once you visit the museum a great way to have lunch perched perfectly on the lake.

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed October 26, 2016

I was here with a corporate group and had a good meal. We were provided with a fixed menu that met most everyone's needs. The wine selection was excellent and the appetizers were right on point. The service was good but the entire process of...More

Thank Jarvis R
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Elegant restaurant located on the water's edge. Sophisticated interior could be in Palm Beach. If it were any closer to Lake Michigan it would have to be on a barge. Beautiful lake views all around, lots of white linen and greenery. Food (and cocktails) were...More

Thank Harborcat
Reviewed October 18, 2016

First, this restaurant is beautiful. I was told it was remodeled some years ago and is gorgeous inside with a gorgeous view of the Milwaukee Bay and the harbor/downtown skyline. Everyone at the table had fish and it was cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. Staff...More

Thank Karin 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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May 9, 2016|
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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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Scenic view
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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