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Harbor House

4.8
4.8
6817 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Milwaukee’s premier lakefront dining destination, Harbor House is a bright, spacious New England-style seafood restaurant on the shore of Lake Michigan. With picturesque lake views, guests will be taken on a journey through New England with its reimagined menu, including a variety of dishes from Cape Cod, Nantucket, New Bedford, Martha’s Vineyard, Newport, and Boston.

Reservations are recommended, and we have a 15-minute grace period, so please call us if you are running late.

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Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 395-4900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Korycki

  • Private party facilities

    Set on Milwaukee’s stunning lakefront, Harbor House offers a premier downtown location and the freshest seafood flown in daily from both coasts. The only lakefront venue to offer daily fresh fish and a raw bar, Harbor House has received numerous rave reviews as a fine dining destination. The Harbor House interior features a private dining room available for special events, and beautiful outdoor patios feature a full bar, Adirondack chairs and unparalleled views of the lake, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee’s skyline. A bright, spacious New England-style seafood restaurant, Harbor House offers a striking lakefront setting for wedding photography and an elegant, comfortable dining experience for guests.

  • Private party contact

    Katelyn Arnold: (414) 395-4900

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Cross street

    Harbor Dr & N Lincoln Memorial Dr

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is offered Wednesday - Sunday. Please self-park in the Harbor House Lot, which can be accessed by entering from the southwest corner of the parking lot.

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy live music on our patio every Sunday and Monday from 4-7 pm from June through August.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,817 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Wisconsin

    Scenic View

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  1. BC

    BuonCbus

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing from start to finish and the service was outstanding. Very knowledgeable on food questions and very nice friendly personality in general. I would definitely recommend to others.

  2. LP

    LindaP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Harbor House is wonderful for an occasion. My sister and brother-in-law were visiting Milwaukee and we wanted a special experience for their anniversary. We made the right choice! The host and servers had been advised and acknowledged the event without being excessive or phony. We received complimentary champagne at the end of the meal. Of course, the seafood entrees were excellent. Service attentive but not intrusive. The setting on Lake Michigan is lovely.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. We haven’t been here since the previous restaurant (going way back) and we’re eager to try it out. Wonderful wait staff and great view of the lake and Calatrava. Food was amazing, as were the cocktails. Would definitely visit again!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    niece’s birthday

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent service Austin was great!

  6. GV

    GaohuaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for our anniversary & had such a good time. Food was amazing, oysters were bomb. Staff even welcomed us with a card and complimentary glass of champagne. Our waiter was amazing.

  7. J

    Jmk123

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall outstanding. Would be nice to have one item for an Appetizer that is non seafood.

  8. B

    Birthday1024

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    40th anniversary

  9. RK

    RosaK

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Evening valet parking $6. Friendly efficient service. Great lakefront city views. Fresh tasty expensive food but worth it. Great place for a special occasion. Nice outdoor patio and bar open weekends. I like to bring out of town guests here too.

  10. MA

    MaryAnneW

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Perfect venue for a sparkling anniversary!

  11. MR

    MieshaR

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Third time here and nothing but good times at Harbor House

  12. KE

    KimE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dined here for Father’s Day late Sunday evening. We had Enrique as our waiter, he was great! I recommend the shellfish bisque, salmon and carrot cake for dessert. All incredible. My partner had the Halibut and I will say, next time that’s what I’m getting! The mint sauce the Halibut was in….*swoons* it was dreamy. Only quip would be that the carrot cake IS very small, so its a one person dessert not meant to be shared. So very Wisconsin of me to complain about portion size, I know. But the views there are also part of the experience. Go at night, around 7, before the sun goes down. You get both. It’s so good.

  13. MH

    MarkeenaH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and staff was amazing

  14. N

    Noach

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Harbor House is the place to dine for me as an international traveler and Seafood lover. The panoramic overview of the Lake , seeing people yachting and also the immediate surroundings leaves one breathless Brenda Noach

  15. MD

    MarkD

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one of my favorite restaurants in MKE and again it was great!

  16. U

    Univore

    Milwaukee

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    This is one of our favorite restaurants. I made Father's Day brunch reservations for my husband and me. Most of our order was excellent, but my snow crabs legs, though plentiful, were so salty as to be inedible. I took them home and have soaked them in clear cold water in the fridge in hopes of diluting or even washing away the salt. Snow crab meat should be sweet, so I am not sure why these legs were steamed in obviously heavily salted water. If I, or any other customer, want the meat to be salted, then we can do that ourselves. I recently had snow crab legs at Red Lobster that sadly were better prepared than at Harbor House on Sunday. They were very sweet and tender. I'm guessing this was an aberration. We had one of the later reservations and perhaps the crab legs sat in the brine the entire day before being served to me. But no matter the reason, they were incredibly salty to the point that I couldn't even taste crab meat- only salt. My husband's halibut was excellent and up to HH's usual standards as were our appetizers and desserts. Too bad about the crab legs.

  17. MB

    MichaelB

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our sever Zari was great. Attentive, great suggestion not too obtrusive. Christian the GM/Operations MGR. For the Corp. is so professional and Exec Chef John visited our table and we told him the food is outstanding.

  18. C

    Cake

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Harbor House is right on Lake Michigan. Excellent views! In good weather, there is outside seating overlooking the lake, the walking paths, and the beauty of the Calatrava. Dining here is truly an experience. Service, food, ambiance could not be better. inside tables. along the windows, are socially distanced and separated by clear plexiglass. Celebrating something special? This is the place.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day Eve was special

  20. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Enrique, our server, was friendly, attentive and competent! The atmosphere is amazing. The food was very good.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely perfect in every way!

  22. DB

    DennisB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fine food and absolutely beautiful setting overlooking lakefront. Great service.

  23. GD

    GreenDale

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    With Harbor House, the view alone is worth the visit. The city and the lake are magnificent. However, with the Harbor House, it is just the beginning... Oysters are fresh and so good... Wine List is fantastic... the food (Love the halibut!) is top notch. The vibe is very coo, upbeat. Service is first class.

  24. BB

    BrendaB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Beautiful venue, especially with a summer storm rolling in. Prices relatively high for rather average food. Our wait staff was efficient but not particularly friendly or personable and basically didn’t seem to like us at all. Seems like the side dishes like asparagus, spinach & green beans were VERY overpriced considering they were average - nothing special at all about them. Have had better experiences there at the Sunday brunch which is no longer offered.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seated promptly and had a great view of the lake. Hostess was great as well as all the waitresses and waiter. Drinks and food came in a timely matter and staff was very professional and friendly.

  26. FT

    FoodieTed

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service!

  27. JH

    JuliaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous meal and experience. We will definitely be back in the future for special occasions!

  28. MM

    MarthaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful dinner with my family! Staff was wonderful. View is fabulous. Check it out!

  29. d

    dottiedog

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The view is lovely but the food is just average at best. It's not cheap, which is fine, but the steaks are very average and a bit dry. The scallops were tiny and breaded which was unexpected. The soup starters were mediocre also - not flavorful. The staff tried their best to provide good, friendly service. But it's just not worth it based on the food quality.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always the chefs compilation of items on the menu and the serving team’s skills were top notch. We never miss a chance to visit when we come to town each year. Such a great experience overall.

  31. NB

    NoraB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is great. Amazing service, fantastic food and a gorgeous lake view! The brunch is great, even though it is no longer buffet style, it’s still a great selection and the three course menu has options for everyone and generous portions!

  32. LB

    LeonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for an anniversary. We were greeted with a "Happy Anniversary!" by the hostess. They also put a special anniversary card on the table and brought the whole table a cup of Champagne. It was a delicious meal and we were well attended to the entire time. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    The food was excellent but once we were served our food, our waiter did not come back for at least 30-40 minutes. We left without drinks even water. It was disappointing.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Guanajuato

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for dinner

  35. 4

    4goodeats

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Delicious food and a wonderful atmosphere. Our view of the water was great. Overall, the ideal location for any occasion.

  36. JD

    JamesD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bar service was great. The drinks were great. The wait staff were great. The food was fantastic. The menu was great. Great Place!

  37. V

    Vincentl

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening on the Lake!

  38. KB

    KathyB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always a wonderful experience all around. Appreciated the continuation of Covid protocols that are evident. Very accommodating to any questions or requests. Wonderful night!

  39. AM

    AndreaM

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always enjoy dining at the Harbor House! Had a party of six and the service was great. Wonderful food and view of the lake.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great experience, a little expensive however. I especially appreciated the staff taking photos of my wife and I on our anniversary.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Harbor House is rated 4.8 stars by 6817 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Harbor House

550 N. Harbor Dr Milwaukee, WI 53202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Harbor Dr & N Lincoln Memorial Dr

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is offered Wednesday - Sunday. Please self-park in the Harbor House Lot, which can be accessed by entering from the southwest corner of the parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Korycki

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy live music on our patio every Sunday and Monday from 4-7 pm from June through August.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (414) 395-4900

  • Private party facilities

    Set on Milwaukee’s stunning lakefront, Harbor House offers a premier downtown location and the freshest seafood flown in daily from both coasts. The only lakefront venue to offer daily fresh fish and a raw bar, Harbor House has received numerous rave reviews as a fine dining destination. The Harbor House interior features a private dining room available for special events, and beautiful outdoor patios feature a full bar, Adirondack chairs and unparalleled views of the lake, the Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee’s skyline. A bright, spacious New England-style seafood restaurant, Harbor House offers a striking lakefront setting for wedding photography and an elegant, comfortable dining experience for guests.

  • Private party contact

    Katelyn Arnold: (414) 395-4900

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