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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” (69 reviews)
“seafood” (117 reviews)
“branzino” (18 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202-5601
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a fantastic lunch here. My husband had the price fixed - lobster bisque was excellent along with a great chicken Caesar salad. I had a tomato and cucumber salad with a crab cake side. it was fantastic.

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my first time at the Harbor House for Sunday Brunch, took my family, had a wonderful experience, food, atmosphere, and the restaurant staff was excellent, all around great experience.

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is what all seafood restaurants should be. Great location on the lake, clean, well lit, and fantastic views everywhere! This is indeed a very upscale and fine dining experience. We were looking for a restaurant that provided waterfront views and Harbor House did not...More

Thank Karl G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The raw oysters are very good very tender and the service was excellent the best raw oysters in town I wanna go again

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon Harbor House after walking near the Milwaukee Art Museum and hearing music. Upon getting closer we could see outdoor seating and it looked nice, so we stopped for happy hour food and drinks. What a fortuitous find! The food was great, the...More

Thank TravellinWhirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best restaurant for the Milwaukee Skyline. Period. Food is good. Enjoyed the fresh fish and interior design is fresh. Seafood tower was ok - ice was sour. Otherwise, pleasant and wait staff we great.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have frequented Harbor House on numerous occasions, and this most recent visit was just as good as any other. Usually I visit for dinner, but this time I came for brunch and it was GREAT. Probably one of the better brunches in the city....More

Thank travelgirl140
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the lake with amazing views, pricey but well worth it. Abby and Chris were terrific in service. Large menu of well prepared food. Full bar with happy hour specials. A keeper

1  Thank doc491002
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience. Glad you enjoyed and look forward to your next visit during happy hour.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Harbor House always pleases with great food, excellent service, and a waterfront view that can't be matched. Make sure you reserve and ask for a window table. Try the Cioppino, great blend of seafood and flavors.

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

Thank you for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A business associate wanted to have lunch here and we knew it was going to be a wonderful experience, but it was even better than we expected. Valet parking was effortless--a very clean cut, polite young man took our car and was patient as we...More

1  Thank LadyM005
Joe B, Owner at Harbor House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for lunch. Glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to your next visit.

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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
Theresa S
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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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