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Harbor House

550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
+1 414-395-4900
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (54 reviews)
“seafood” (114 reviews)
“branzino” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't think the view is all they offer. The food is some of the best in town. Call ahead to get a window seat. The drinks are good, the seafood is prepared/offered in creative memorable ways. This is a great place to go for a...More

Thank kgriotxyz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A patio and dining room overlooking downtown Milwaukee and the Calatrava Art Museum provides a great experience. The seafood fare is superb and the tuna tartare simply perfect. Service could not have been better. You can walk up for patio service but make a reservation...More

Thank Patrick G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great seafood resturant and great service. Disappointed with my wife's Salmon. Very dry, but we did not complain. Could have been a bad night. I had the Robert, bone in and it was perfect. Had a beautiful walk on the lake to cap off a...More

Thank jjmg4423
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Harbor House for lunch and sat in their outside dining area. The area is large with a great view of Lake Michigan. Service is good here, but it is not the type of restaurant where you are going to get in and...More

Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friday before Labor Day was busy but our bartender Ray was attentive and provided great service. Can't beat the 89 cent oysters and $6 drink specials. The mussels in the spicy tomato broth were excellent- had to ask for bread to soak the sauce! Beautiful...More

Thank KWCabinGirl
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for enjoying Happy Hour with us at the Harbor House.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Harbor House is one of my favorite restaurants in Milwaukee; the scallops are to die for and the steak is great too. Request a table by the window, or enjoy a drink on the outdoor patio in summer for great views.

Thank slthomp
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us at the Harbor House. Glad to hear that it is your favorite restaurant in Milwaukee.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous food and service. Memorable dining. Attentive staff. Branzino was outstanding. Very Fresh Oysters.

Thank drm1215
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us at the Harbor House. Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for an anniversary dinner, greeted with champagne... great views and service. Food was wonderful, had shrimp cocktail (however you need to request some horseradish for the sauce). Lobster bisque was tasty as was the red snapper and king crab. We were not rushed...More

Thank Maliea P
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience and happy anniversary!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to treat my daughter and son-in-law to a special dinner on the day she received her PhD from UW-Milwaukee and let her choose the place. I made the call a couple days ahead and was so impressed from that moment on! The lovely...More

Thank Dawn or Gary B
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Congratulations to your daughter on her accomplishments and thank you for celebrating this occasion with the Harbor House. Glad you enjoyed and thank you for sharing. Please stop back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent dinner with my family. Our 4 appetizers, 6 entrees, and 4 desserts were all delicious, and we had great service. I would even come back just for calamari and key lime pie. Nice wine selection. My daughter had the only complaint of...More

Thank Kristen P
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for celebrating the birthday with us. Glad you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you at brunch.

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7 July 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
6 April 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
Theresa S
10 May 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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