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“Location, location, location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Harbor House

Harbor House
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Ranked #8 of 1,503 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $52
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Harbor Dr & N Lincoln Memorial Dr
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.
New Hampshire
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96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Location, location, location”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

Food was good, not great, as you might expect based on the prices. Service was good. Location and ambience are HUGE. Being right on the lakefront is spectacular. If you go into your dining at Harbor House with these expectations, then you will have a wonderful experience.

  • Visited August 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant on the Lakefront”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great food, excellent service and a wonderful view. We were able to observe the full moon rising and the Art museum from our table. The food was excellent and the waitstaff very attentive. A lovely restaurant right on the waterfront.

  • Visited August 2014
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Slinger, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Birthday Dinner”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

Wanted to try this restaurant for my birthday and wasn't disappointed. The ambiance was great with great views of the lake from any table in the restaurant. Arrived a little early for our reservation but were seated immediately. Restaurant was pretty full already for 7pm dinner. Service was great. Wait staff were attentive without hovering. Courses were served timely with adequate time to enjoy each one before dishes were cleared and next course arrived. I had the combination dinner with filet and Alaskan King Crab; my husband went with the Salmon. Both entrees definitely met expectations. We found the prices to be reasonable given that we live in the Great Lakes area and ocean fish are usually expensive. Can't wait to go again.

  • Visited August 2014
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Saint Marys, Ohio
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very Pricey Lunch!”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a good seafood restaurant next to the art museum. However, I thought $17 for a fish sandwich and salad was a bit much. Not that it wasn't good, it really was. Just be prepared to spend some cash here.

Visited July 2014
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Denton, Texas
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great location, good food”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had an afternoon snack of oysters, shrimp cocktail and drinks. Beautiful outdoor setting. Food was good as was the service. Haven't had dinner in the restaurant, but it was very nicely decorated.

Visited August 2014
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