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Harbor House

4.8
4.8
6833 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 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 6,833 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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    Best Ambiance

  • Wisconsin

    Scenic View

  • Wisconsin

    Most Booked

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  1. r

    ridgefieldgirl

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Harbor House has the best seafood in Milwaukee. The preparation and presentation are exquisite. The drinks are great. The service and ambiance are on par with the food. It is worth the price. The views are spectacular.
  2. BA

    BeckyA

    Milwaukee

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Everything was OK, but the restaurant and service are not quite at pre-pandemic levels. Staff was very nice.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening with family celebrating my wife’s 50th birthday. Everyone wished her a Happy Birthday when they came by the table. Food and service was excellent. Waiting for our next trip to Milwaukee.
  4. MR

    MilenaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service with an even greater view of Milwaukee. Will be back for all occassions.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from Colorado have dined here years past with my favorite aunt
  6. C

    Cath

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I went with my friends to enjoy a moms night out and we had Alex as our server. He was wonderful and very attentive. I wanted a margarita that was not on the menu and he was able to deliver. A couple of things I noticed was that the mussels did not smell good and my friends steaks were a little overdone for what they ordered on how they wanted it done. It was windy and our things kept blowing off…it would have been nice if the hostess or server moved us somewhere not as windy but even when things were blowing away they didn’t say anything about moving us to a different table outside…they did mention we could go inside but not about moving us to a different table outside. I bought scallops for dinner and I would not get it again because it was way overpriced for 3 scallops
  7. JW

    JennyW

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time celebrating our mom's 75th birthday with the Harbour House. The service was wonderful. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Several staff members even wished my mom a happy birthday Fantastic cocktails, exceptional food, and gorgeous views. Many thanks for a memorable evening.
  8. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. I really enjoyed every minute of the experience. Thank you!!
  9. SC

    SusanC

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish every employee at Harbor House made us all feel special. The food and views were excellent. Before we leave we talk about when we can come back.
  10. JB

    JaniceB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very delicious. Harbor House, being at the lakefront , provides great views of the skyline, Calatrava and the boat traffic.
  11. FV

    FrankV

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time back after Covid and although I wasn't happy that the buffet was gone. I still thought it was the best place for brunch in Milwaukee, the food was amazing, the value was great and the service was awesome.
  12. s

    stephen

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently fantastic food, service, and views! One of Milwaukee's best.
  13. BB

    BillB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, views, service, and atmosphere! Can’t wait to go back!
  14. MJ

    MelvinJames

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Husband who is a fish critic thought his halibut might have been frozen as it was a tad dry. For me the location and service made up for any food discrepancies
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal and service were excellent. For my Birthday, the additional treats provided helped make it special.
  16. R

    Rolobird

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time trying the Connecticut lobster roll. Just excellent. As was the clam chowder. Harbor House never disappoints!
  17. BC

    BuonCbus

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    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.
  18. LP

    LindaP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    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!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    niece’s birthday
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service Austin was great!
  22. GV

    GaohuaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    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.
  23. J

    Jmk123

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall outstanding. Would be nice to have one item for an Appetizer that is non seafood.
  24. B

    Birthday1024

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    40th anniversary
  25. MA

    MaryAnneW

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Perfect venue for a sparkling anniversary!
  26. RK

    RosaK

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    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.
  27. MR

    MieshaR

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time here and nothing but good times at Harbor House
  28. KE

    KimE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    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.
  29. MH

    MarkeenaH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and staff was amazing
  30. N

    Noach

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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
  31. MD

    MarkD

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in MKE and again it was great!
  32. U

    Univore

    Milwaukee

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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.
  33. MB

    MichaelB

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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.
  34. KD

    KimD

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful view, excellent service, delicious food. Highly recommend the 3-course brunch.
  35. C

    Cake

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day Eve was special
  37. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enrique, our server, was friendly, attentive and competent! The atmosphere is amazing. The food was very good.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect in every way!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 6833 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 58 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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