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“Fantastic Visit Short on Seafood Options” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Harbour Bar and Fish House - CLOSED

Harbour Bar and Fish House
129 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
404-371-0088
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Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
New Orleans
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic Visit Short on Seafood Options”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I LOVED my family visit on a busy Friday night with a live folk band. Terriffic. Service was great. We had to wait for a table but they got us seated at the bar as soon as possible to sit & have a drink there. They have a cocktail menu always a winner with me. The whole atmosphere was fantastic. I enjoyed the fish & chips but my husband who ate here regularly on business previously, said how the menu has changed. There are now very limited seafood options. Which disappointed him & my daughter both seafood eaters. Which explains the 4 star review not 5. If in town on a Friday night I'm definitely returning for the live folk music night. Parking is tight for a busy night. we got lucky in finding a single space at 8pm.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Beer, atmosphere and great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We picked Harbor Bay because I wanted some seafood. What this place has is a great selection of beer and drinks, comfortable seating in a cozy venue, and friendly efficient service. What they don't have is a large selection of seafood.
We had the calamari starter, which went down well with some drafts. The cod in fish and fries was excessively battered and oily, and only 6 shrimp graced the grits (an improvement on other reviewers' 4) although it is one of the higher priced items on the menu. If you don't mind this, then you will be deeply satisfied with an otherwise tasty meal.
We will come back to drink and be merry, but eat at home beforehand.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Pretzels and Chowder”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This was my first visit. They had a nice beer and some wonderful specialty drinks on their menu. I elected for a beer but will return for brunch so I can try one of their Bloody Mary's.
Since this was our first visit we wanted to sample several items. We started out wit an order of their soft pretzels. They were hot and soft! They were paired with a Beer Cheese Fondue and some great mustard. Both sauces were great.
Next we had the lobster chowder. Magnificent. Nice bite to it, but not too spicy and had an ample amount of lobster.
My friend had the grouper sandwich and I had the Shrimp Po Boy.Both sandwiches were good. French fries were crisp on the outside and creamy in the inside.
We were both pleased with our selections.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stockbridge, Georgia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Tasty, overpriced food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This was our 2nd visit. This was on a weekday, early afternoon, so we had the place mostly to ourselves and, perhaps as a result, got great service. Decor is gently nautical, casual, spacious. The food came quickly and was presented nicely. The Lobster Mac'n'Cheese included ample lobster &/or crab in the thick sauce; I could take or leave the toasted breading on top. It wasn't hot--barely warm, in fact--but that works for me so I didn't complain. The Caesar Salad was tasty but missing the usual creamy dressing; instead it was a clear oil-based dressing (probably healthier!) Why do kitchens insist on serving salads that have to be cut?? Bite-size would be so much more user friendly. The fried okra was good, lightly breaded, mild. The Shrimp'n'Grits was hearty; a bed of grits topped with 4 shrimp and plentiful sauce. The Gumbo was good, a little bit of spice but not too much for the average palate. Drinks, like most menu items, were unnecessarily overpriced so we passed. Conclusion: we would go back but only with another Restaurants.com coupon or equivalent to offset the expense.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Happened upon this spot on Trip Advisor and was very surprised how good it was. Located at the very outskirts of the "cool" Decatur restaurant scene, it proved to be a very good experience. 3 out 4 of us had the Low Country Boil - Holllllaaaaaa !

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