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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
10:00 - 20:00
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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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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, really nice ambiance inside, I actually didn’t like the food. The seared halibut which was supposed to be on a bed of fettucine with mussels, shaved fennel and sliced tomato – the fish was good. The “fettuccini” was like fat round overcooked noodles in what was like a fish soup-like broth - -try eating long noodles on a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Usa
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This one of our favorite places to eat on special occasions. This is where we celebrated on our wedding day. The food is wonderful and the service is the best. If you are a seafood lover there is no better place in the city to enjoy it. Looking out at the Lake Front while sharing a meal with friends and... More 

1 Thank Annette M
Reno, Nevada
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235 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We stopped in for lunch and were very happy with our choice. The location is fabulous and the restaurant is very well maintained, the food was excellent. We loved our server, she was very helpful, there when you needed her and overall we had a great time. As we were sitting there you can't miss the Art Museum next door.... More 

1 Thank TahoeNVTravelers
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Last year we enjoyed a couple of days in the city and discovered the Harbor House Happy Hour with fabulous appetizers and specialty drinks. We repeated the experience this year. First, the bartenders and wait staff are friendly, accommodating and welcoming. The food is to die for. Last year we enjoyed steamed mussels, oysters on the half shell and a... More 

1 Thank Callie C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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191 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

My wife & I had a Saturday mid-afternoon lunch at Harbor House, avoiding the evening crowds & benefiting from free valet parking in a lakefront area where public parking is at a premium. Hostess & table service were both friendly and efficient, and the restaurant interior was bright and elegantly decorated with nautical touches. Diner fashion ranged from business wear... More 

1 Thank JMCSTL
Marathon, WI
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237 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This was my first visit to Harbor House and it was very enjoyable! We stopped for happy hour and had a great time! Lots of specials and it was my first time trying oysters - interesting! The peel and eat shrimp and humus appetizers were very good! The views from the restaurant are amazing and there is a welcoming, relaxed... More 

1 Thank HTCWI
Beloit, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Got there early to take advantage of the Happy Hour specials. Casual dining on high top tables with discounted food & beverage. Interesting to note that once happy hour ended, the high top table (bar) customers cleared out & the low top (dining room) tables filled up quickly.

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants to go to. The food is always excellent. Great fresh oysters on the half shell. I love the cioppino and get it often. The scallops are fantastic too. My wife usually gets the sole fillet that has a lemon butter caper sauce. Always happy to eat here.

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Toronto, Canada
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great dinner here, started with fantasy IPA, continued with 4 kinds of oysters, yum yum, then ordered their halibut special. Everything was delicious, perfect material and cooked just right. Device was great, the waterfront view is fabulous.

2 Thank Feng L
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We go Harbor House time to time and we love it a lot. Their brunches are very rich and superb. Lunches and dinners are excellent. Of course, their location is unbelievable. In the middle of downtown and next to the lake. View is excellent. We recommend it to others.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 52
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
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?