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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” (73 reviews)
“oysters” (84 reviews)
“lobster pot pie” (11 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Since the Harbor House opened in this stunning location, the food has finally lived up to the view. Excellent quality and selection of fish. My favorite is the trout, but I've heard good things about many other options. Parking is skimpy. Hint: The driveway leads...More

Thank MBethany
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Milwaukee. You simply can't beat that view of the lake and of course the food is delicious. I love sitting on their patio in the summer. You can sit there and enjoy a drink and appetizers if...More

Thank David E
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for making the Harbor House one of your favorites. Glad you have always enjoyed and we are looking forward to patio season as much as you are. See you soon.

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We went with our son and it was empty. It seems like a place for summer. The lobster roll was just ok.

Thank Newyorktransplant
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Went with a good friend for a Valentines lunch. We both love food and really looked forward to this event. Upon check-in it felt clumsy. We were told to go sit at bar even though it was 11:30 am and the time of our reservation....More

Thank Evanken
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you for celebrating your Gal-entines lunch with us! We're so happy to hear your scallops were amazing. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in my hometown of Milwaukee! My husband took me here for Valentine’s Day! The food, service and views are outstanding! If your in the Milwaukee area, stop in and you will not be sorry!

Thank maryfood123
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you for celebrating Valentine's Day with us, Mary! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 February 2018

The food seems pricey but good quality and tasty, however no way to be comfortable in there They pack the tables so close you cant have a private conversation. Don't ask to move to a table with a little more room; we were told by...More

Thank Jo Ann O
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Wonderful ambiance, conducive to conversation. My group loved their steaks. My gnocchi was OK. Recommend for business or special occasions. Be prepared for attentive but leisurely service.

Thank Badgermimi
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for dining with us! We're happy to hear your group enjoyed their steaks. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 February 2018

We had reservations for New Years Eve and went and got dessert and the waiter was a little short with us when he found out we were not going to be getting dinner. The dessert was amazing but the service was very poor.

Thank Andy F
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for stopping in for a sweet treat with us, Andy!

Reviewed 5 February 2018

My wife took me her for my birthday. Wow what a great place. The food was superb, service was mind blowing, and views awesome.

Thank JDawan
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for dining with us while your celebrated your birthday! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 February 2018

My wife and I had another wonderful dinning experience with friends at the Harbor House Restaurant on Saturday night. We all loved our meals, the atmosphere, the service and the view of Lake Michigan. Our waiter Paul did an excellent job. We are so fortunate...More

Thank John B
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for choosing to dine with us, John. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with Paul, and we hope to see you again in the near future!

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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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
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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