For the eighth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, presented by Locavore, the newest restaurant at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2014."
In a year where the readers of the OnMilwaukee.com Best of Dining poll have already picked some new winners, Harbor House maintained its lock on the Best Seafood category, easily taking the crown for the fourth consecutive year.
Located at 550 N. Harbor Dr., just off Lake Michigan, Harbor House was the clear favorite for the readers – nearly doubling up the second place finisher Maxie’s in total votes. The battle between Maxie’s and the St. Paul Fish Company, however, was really tight, as the two were separated by mere percentage points.
From start to finish, lovers of fish and shellfish can satisfy their palates, beginning with appetizers like Maryland crab cake and steamed mussels to the interesting and delectable combo Crustacean Bisque – which is lobster, crab and cream. The entrée list isn’t overwhelming, but you have options – pick from seven fresh fish dishes and six shellfish choices, or combine items with a filet mignon.
Highlights include whole roasted branzino, cioppino, Creole shrimp and Maine lobster, along Alaskan king crab legs, grilled yellowfin tuna. And don’t forget lunch! If you’re looking for a sandwich, go for the great lakes perch or Maine lobster roll.
OnMilwaukee.com editors' choice: Harbor House
3. St. Paul Fish Company
4. Bosley on Brady
5. Barnacle Buds