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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” (55 reviews)
“seafood” (123 reviews)
“branzino” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll 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

Taking out a business client after work, I have visited this restaurant many years ago when it was still called Pieces of Eight. It was great back then and still is now. Excellent service in a very clean and welcoming atmosphere. Food is excellent. We...More

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

Thank you for sharing your experience. Glad you enjoyed your business dinner and we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Great menu, superb location, very fresh seafood choices, lots of gluten free options, very good with my shellfish allergy, nice wine list, and great service! It is pricey but well worth the treat to go there. I love the view of the...More

Thank 2UfromMI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This downtown restaurant is on a peninsula out into Lake Michigan, giving diners a great view of the lake, the city skyline and the north shore. The service and food are top shelf, with a focus on seafood.

Thank David N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good: Happy New Years. It was a blisteringly cold night. Dropped off the car with Valet parking. The atmosphere inside was warm and welcoming. And festive. Our first server was kind and informative. SO many menus, so many kinds of oysters! And a really...More

Thank louisellebryan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter, granddaughter and I visited the Harbor House today for our annual holiday get-together. We sat facing the Milwaukee Art Museum and Lake Michigan- a fantastic view! We started by sharing fresh oysters which were superb. I then had the crab cake with salad....More

Thank crownct938
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's just OK. I'd give it a "fair" rating id that was an option. It used to be great, now it is an expensive seafood and fish restaurant that offers the same options as may other places in Milwaukee but at a higher price. The...More

Thank 482JamesS482
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had our anniversary dinner at the Harbor House and it was amazing! The decor is top shelf, the food is the best, and the wait staff are all pros! In my opinion, it's the best restaurant in Milwaukee.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Felt like I was on the ocean in Maine. Fried clams were great, not as good as out East but for Milwaukee nice. The clam chowder was good too. The next time I'm in town I will definitely go back . Loved the crisp clean...More

Thank Debi R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view, the food and the service are all first class. Bartollotta has found a perfect location and established a gem of a restaurant. The only Milwaukee restaurant on Lake Michigan with a view of the Milwaukee skyline from ground level.

Thank Helmut A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Harbor House was an exceptional restaurant with wonderful service! Our table looked out over Lake Michigan as we celebrated our 31st anniversary. Our service was impeccable and the food was delicious! We felt very special and enjoyed the extra care of our sommelier Patrick was...More

Thank joyfulfarm
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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
5 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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10 May 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings
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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