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“Not the "old" Harry's”
Review of Harry's Place

Harry's Place
Ranked #6 of 40 Restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

Harry's is an open wooden structure that is very busy in the summer...BUT it's not the same "old" Harry's of yore...hamburgs are smaller, rolls different, and prices have SKY ROCKETED!! We use to go 5-6 times a year to get our hamburg fix all the way from Glastonbury(over thirty miles roundtrip)...but no more!!

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Reviewed September 4, 2011

I do not like Harry's food. My chili cheese dog was served on a soggy roll that was not toasted like over places do. The chili tasted like canned Hormel chili and the cheese was a piece of hard cheese about to go bad. So disappointed! the french fries are not bad, the burgers are terrible. This is very low quality food, greasy food that is overpriced.
The ice cream is not bad. I had a fish sandwich, on the same pathetic bread and lousy cheese. Yuck You are better off grilling yourself and getting the real charcoal flavor.

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Reviewed August 12, 2011

The Sweet: Consistently juicy & perfectly cooked burgers. Large, sweet & yummy fried onion rings. Good large cut fries. Fast service considering crowds. Shady, cool, grassy picnic area. Reasonable prices.
The Sour: Corn & Shrimp bisque too hot, curdled & too spicy. Shrimp way over cooked. Lobster roll had generous portion of lobster but it was overcooked & loaded with strange orange oil. So much so it fell apart when picked up (see photo). Hot dogs are unremarkable. If anyone is familiar with the Seinfeld episode of the "Soup Nazi" the signage directing customers to "Wait Here" & not to approach to counter & also the fact that you have to ask for condiments & utensils is reminiscent of the "No soup for you!" mentality.

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Thank Barbara C
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

Every year we begin our love affair with Harry's Place on Mother's Day! From that moment on we can be found there as much as possible throughout the summer! They are an outdoor food stand with outdoor seating. They have a mixture of burgers, hot dogs and seafood. A favorite of mine is thier Hot Lobster Rolls! They are incredibly well priced and made the right way-Hot lobster and butter only!!! That is rare to find! They give you heaping piles of lobster on a grilled hot dog roll. They will make your burgers and hot dogs any way you like and if you are still hungry , they serve ice cream too! They are always busy, but the lines go quickly! It is a must family tradition.

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2  Thank razzberryingrid
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Reviewed August 22, 2010

Going to Harry's is part of the initiation process of becoming a Nutmeg Stater. The onion rings are out of this world, and the ice cream is delicious, but other than that the food is good, not great-and the prices aren't as low as I'd like. You should still go, though, because that's what people in Eastern CT do in the summer!

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2  Thank RJLives
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