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Harry's Local Bar

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1208 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29803-5306
803-649-0082
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Neighborhood Seafood "Joint"

The bar scene is lively and noisy. The decor is sports TV and fishnets, But the seafood, everything from oysters on the half-shell, to steamed clams, to coconut shrimp to broiled or fried seafood platter is fresh, fresh, fresh, and delicious. Waitstaff is mostly family of the owner or have been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Diana S
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Aiken, South Carolina
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The bar scene is lively and noisy. The decor is sports TV and fishnets, But the seafood, everything from oysters on the half-shell, to steamed clams, to coconut shrimp to broiled or fried seafood platter is fresh, fresh, fresh, and delicious. Waitstaff is mostly family of the owner or have been there long enough to be "fixtures"

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Thank Diana S
Atlanta, Georgia
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

This is the funky-ist, fun-ist, best little seafood "dive"... But that's in a Good Way!!! Great local bar, somehow a Pittsburgh Steelers hang-out in the middle of sophisticated horse town Aiken SC?? Dont get that but I didnt ask... Back to the seafood 😊. Great fried shrimp, scallops, oysters, and white fish also live their Cole slaw. Ours was halibut... More 

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Thank tsw50
Aiken, South Carolina
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150 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Harry's is a regular Wed night stop. Why----1 1/2 lbs of crab legs for under $20.00 and the beer is cold. All the seafood dishes are enjoyable and the prime rib is huge! What I really like is the service. Nick & his sister do a great job. I think Nick is one of the best wait staff in Aiken.... More 

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Thank Anthony L
Aiken, South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

good food but, crappy bartender couldn't make a drink to save her life and was expensive on top of that but, the food is awesome but, they could clean a little better. But, it is a bar LOL

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Thank tlcook101
Aiken, South Carolina
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Just so so - - - heavily fried sea food. Later in the night the heavy drinkers can make the atmosphere depressing. It's decor is plywood and old linoleum.

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1 Thank Pharmaretiree
Aiken, South Carolina
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Three hours from the ocean, but Harry's, or Local's, always has good fresh seafood and cold drinks. Casual atmosphere, sports talk.

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1 Thank Anne A
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Not much from the outside, but the bar is very personable and the crab legs and shrimp are excellent. Our waitress Kayla, was extremely friendly, a did an excellent job. No draft beer, but had many brands of bottled beer. Not many people there when we arrived at 5 PM, but by the time we left around 7, the place... More 

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2 Thank Earl W
Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a very casual place and is not a place you would pick just looking at the outside. But the seafood is fresh and good and the service good and friendly. We would definitely go back if we are in the area

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3 Thank Ash2002
Friendswood, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Don't hesitate coming in the door. Get in sit down and Enjoy some really great service and awesome sea food. And ask for Thena hell yeh

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1 Thank Glenn V
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If your looking for a fantastic meal you found it! Prime Rib, oysters, shrimp. Great owners and excellent service.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 1208 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, SC 29803-5306
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Aiken
  • Phone Number: 803-649-0082

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  • Cuisine: American

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