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“Very strong rum punch served here.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smiling Harry's

Smiling Harry's
Half Moon Bay, Freetown, Antigua
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Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Freetown
Cuisines: Caribbean, Hamburgers, Pasta, Chicken Wings
Description: When entering the National Park "Half Moon Bay" just west of Freetown, you cant miss Smiling Harry's Restaurant and Bar.
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Description: When entering the National Park "Half Moon Bay" just west of Freetown, you cant miss Smiling Harry's Restaurant and Bar.
Clear Lake City, Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very strong rum punch served here.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I loved visiting Smiling Harry's. He and his family are very friendly. We ate hamburgers and enjoyed fresh rum punch. And believe me, the rum punch can flatten you quick. It's really strong. If you have a rental car, have a designated driver.
The beach near the eating area (eating area is outdoors, but semi covered) is very clean and quiet. There is usually someone there selling local crafts to tourists. Worth the visit for the rum punch alone.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Palm Springs, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

There is no one quite like Harry.
We love Half Moon Bay and Smiling Harry. For the past eight years we've spent the month of August in Antigua right above HMB. We go to the beach every day, and every day we stop at Harry's for drinks and conversation. Harry is a wonderful person, and his establishment is always full of interesting people from around the world. We even find our way to Harry's place when we stop in Antigua while o a cruise. That should tell you how much we enjoy Smiling Harry!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Watkins Glen, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best Day EVER!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It's been 5 years (though the date I had to select says differently), but I think about our experience at Smiling Harry's almost daily and HAD to write about it! I recall saying to our friend who'd taken us there (who had grown up with a family villa just above Half Moon Bay which he still owns), "I don't think I could be ANY more content and happy than I am right now.....". Harry was an amazing host. The food was fantastic. It was a Sunday and we danced with locals to the music while we enjoyed the BEST rum punch we had had on the entire trip. My hubby was a "tv chef" at the time and Harry graciously allowed us to film. I felt like Antony Bourdain (a fave of mine) being welcomed into local lore! Going back with our grown kids is on my Bucket List!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mississauga
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Local Place for Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great place for lunch and close to a spectacular beach. The atmosphere has great local charm. They serve local food quickly and with a smile. The owner, Smiling Harry is always willing to chat. We also enjoyed the beach front location that Harry also runs. It was also in expensive and great value. We liked it so much we went twice. Highly recommend especially if you are going to spend the day at Half Moon Bay Beach.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great local food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Had lunch here and the views are great, a perfect inexpensive local restaurant and Harry does smile as do his staff. The beach is great, could have stayed there all day.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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