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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 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We make it a point to dine at the Harbor House each time we visit Milwaukee from Chicago. The staff is first class and the seafood is truly exceptional!

1 Thank Chris O
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a must visit in Milwaukee. The views are unmatched and the food is good too. The trout almandine was awesome!

1 Thank MrsOneill426
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had two servers. Both were exceptionally personable and friendly. The Food was excellent as well. This is a more expensive restaurant, but we knew that going in. At the very end, my bf and I chose to split a dessert. I picked what he wanted, which was fine. Our server brought us what we ordered and then surprised us... More 

Thank sbudde2016
West Bend, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome Views. Spent my Valentines Day dinner here and had an overall fantastic experience. Friendly workers, awesome food, and really clean restaurant, and short wait time for food. Loved the caesar salad!!

Thank epmayer25
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a short stop while walking the paths on Lake Michigan. Just had a glass of wine and a dozen oysters. (We sort of ate our way through Milwaukee and did not have room fore more food at the time). This place is a destination point for anyone visiting Milwaukee for both the food and the view.... More 

Thank Jane F
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After our first horrible visit to the harbor house 2yrs ago my husband and I said we would never go back. However, we had received a gift card and decided to give it another try. This time instead of dining room seating we decided to do drinks and apps at the bar. Service was much better but still wasn't over... More 

Thank Michelle M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great for dates. I love bringing my lady here. Food and service is always great. You should come try them out

Thank JamesBrown142
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views, very clean, classic, with a little bit of old school boat house. Food was excellent! Definitely a great spot for any special occasion. Some people were more dressed up than others, but overall on a classy side. Food: we had scallops and maine lobster combo with filet mignon. The stake was tasty but overcooked. We asked for medium,... More 

Thank Svetlana L
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We took friends here for dinner on a cold icy evening, and had an excellent experience. The meals were perfect, Lobster and filets were are choices. Salads fresh and crisp. Waitstaff very friendly and knowledgeable. The view is also note worthy, even on such a lousy night.

Thank Debeatle
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We hosted a dinner part at Harbor House on a Sunday evening, and they did a nice job. The first thing that stands out for Harbor House at night is the view of the Lake Michigan. When making reservations, it is worthwhile to ask for a window seat. The wait staff is professional, though the restaurant policy is not to... More 

Thank Robert 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
US$12 - US$52
American, Seafood, 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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
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?