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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
11:30 am - 9:00 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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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

I was invited with a group to a dinner at the Harbor House and like others have said, I would never pass up a chance to go to the Harbor House as a fan of seafood. I love anything from the ocean (except for fish) so in a seafood starved Midwest, I appreciate the quality of food at the Harbor... More 

Thank ReadRibbet
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Usa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

If you are a seafood lover this is the place to go. The food is yummy and the view of Lake Michigan is wonderful. The atmosphere is lively and the service is the best. We have been for dinner and Sunday Brunch. It is one of my favorite restaurants in the city.

Thank Annette M
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

We did the lunch menu. The food was ok, not spectacular. The seating wasn't the best. Our waitress was excellent. Very nice and attentive.

Thank meters
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

I've been keeping a tradition of going to this restaurant for my birthday for the past couple of years because I love seafood. I really appreciate the wide range of different seafoods that are available at Harbor House, and of course all the great wines the entrees pair with. I love a good scallop and have to say that I... More 

Thank Brandi R
Saint Francis, Wisconsin USA
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

To say that the view of the city and harbor from the Harbor House is magnificent would be an understatement. Coupled with an upbeat atmosphere and great view, is good food and fine drink. The clam chowder is outstanding and the fish stew is wonderful. All is prepared fresh so it takes a bit more time than some places, but... More 

Thank ACRector
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

The view was amazing and their happy hour was a great deal. I have been here for dinner too. Soup was a little cold but everything else was delicious!

Thank Annie C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

One of our favorite spots to hang out in the summer, Harbor House has some of the best views in Milwaukee. The patio is relaxing with views of the museums and lake while the expansive windows inside also offer wonderful views. We normally opt to dine at the bar and split the filet/salmon combo with a Cesar salad. Plenty of... More 

Thank Erica K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016

We stopped in for a weekday birthday lunch for a colleague. All of the food was very good. They had a lobster special going on, so I had a lobster roll and a colleague had the same thing but over a salad. The perch and salmon were also good. Service was excellent, the view was amazing. Very expensive though!

Thank Beth W
Milwaukee, WI
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

Patrick Erdman, Asst.GM recently turned our frowns into smiles! We had arrived during Brunch Service on Sunday not realizing we could not order off the menu which was our intent. Their web site doesn't explain that. We decided to do the Brunch and were given a great window table on the lake. Patrick offered us a free drink of our... More 

Thank Jane A
Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

For the prices they charge I was expecting exceptional. The service was great but the appetizers and entrees left a great deal to be desired. I could see coming back for a drink and enjoying the views of the Milwaukee Art Museum and lake shore but I'd be sure to arrive on a full stomach.

Thank Candice L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $52
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, 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
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?