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Harbor House

550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
+1 414-395-4900
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (75 reviews)
“oysters” (85 reviews)
“lobster pot pie” (12 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
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1 - 10 of 931 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is my favorite place to eat in the Midwest. The location is amazing and the views are spectacular from every angle. The food is so fresh and good. And the wine they serve is smooth. Service was 5-star. I can't wait to come back...More

Thank 2010MM
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for dining with us! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous restaurant & perfect location. Service = ZERO! We stopped for drinks on a Friday at 1:50pm. NO ONE addressed us until we asked for a cocktail waitress at 2:30pm. REALLY? Then the bartender acted quite overworked although minimal people were there. A manager (?)...More

Thank familysnyder
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

If you'll email us at info@bartolottas.com we'd like the opportunity to follow up with you regarding your experience.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Last month my wife and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary here. This restaurant has an incredible view of the harbor as well as the city. The wait staff and bartenders are awesome! We came early for happy hour and had some great local beers...More

Thank pstover712
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for spending your anniversary at Harbor House! We're happy to hear you and your wife enjoyed your special night.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were seated in the back room which was great! Loved the view & cozy atmosphere! Our servers were very attentive & the food was very tasty!

Thank Cathleen D
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, Cathleen! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated my mother's 85th birthday here at lunch. The food was wonderful and the setting beautiful. I would definintely go back again.

Thank dazzma
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your mother's birthday lunch! Thank you for celebrating with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Harbor House, appropriately named for its location, has been on our list of favorites ever since we dined with friends a couple years back. I am upset that I can’t recall our server’s name, but she was happy, efficient, timely; everything you would want...More

Thank Rich P
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for dining with us, Rich! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone twice this Summer to celebrate birthdays for the Sunday buffet. The restaurant is beautiful boasting beautiful views of the lake and Milwaukee Art Museum's gorgeous architecture. Valet service for a minimal fee. Morning (alcoholic beverages not included in buffet price) Bellini's, mimosas...More

Thank whendee101
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for dining with us over brunch! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really a special place for a special event in Milwaukee. The food was solid if not at the very highest level. The decor was quite pleasant and the service was also good. Again nice all around although not a gourmet food level.

Thank Weism
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harbor House was a perfect end to a busy week. Beautiful setting and we were lucky enough to catch an amazing sunset as we left for the evening. Well staffed, good food, great view!

Thank Moss76
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed winding down with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, food and service. Went for a family celebrating as a group of 7 and we all thought the place and food was wonderful. Already recommended to others.

Thank Rhonda S
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Rhonda, so glad you had a wonderful time and thank you for celebrating with us. Hope to see you again soon.

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Traveler1305
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
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svetapayson
5 April 2017|
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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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Theresa S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$52
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
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.
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