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“Cajun food with fabulous flavor” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille

Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille
Ranked #6 of 566 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Thank you for visiting Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille! A distinctively different menu, the food of Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille captures the essence of a city not only known worldwide as the birthplace of Jazz but also the birthplace of a unique style of cooking. We've taken the best of Cajun, Creole and Southern flavors infused with a current day twist to create some of our most popular dishes like Shrimp and Scallop Orleans, Grilled Chicken Baton Rouge, Crab Crusted Blackened Red Fish, Bourbon Street Salmon and French Quarter Beef Tenderloin to name a few.
Parkland, Florida
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174 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Cajun food with fabulous flavor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Great food and service. I had the trio and the jambalaya was the best of the sampling. The Bloody Mary was quite good. They garnish the drink with a spicy green bean. The prices were reasonable which is always nice.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food with some cajun flair!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

We dined here two of three nights we were in Gainesville. This restaurant is downtown, right across from the hotel we stayed at, the Hampton Inn. The first night in we were weary from a day of travel, and went here at the recommendation of the desk clerk at our hotel. We were welcomed at the door by staff, and promptly seated. My traveling companion was given a lunch menu by mistake. It wasn't until we were discussing options did we figure out we were looking at two different menus. We both settled on the Jambalaya. This dish was spicy, as it should be, and well appointed with shrimp, chicken and sausage. Basically, it was as I would have expected Jambalaya. Having had this dish in New Orleans, prepared by a 'church lady' from an old family recipe, the bar for me has been set high. This was very competent. Our server on that first night was a bit of a stump, with the enthusiasm of one. I'm not sure why you would constantly ask us if we'd like more water, when we keep draining our glasses. Just fill them up!
Based on the menu, we went back for our last night in the city. We started with a Calamari appetizer, and we well pleased when it arrived cooked in what looked like a light tempura batter. Definitely enough to share! I opted for a Tenderloin Scampi entree, my companion got the red fish. Ordered medium rare, my steak medallions arrived prepared to absolute perfection. It was a really great combination well presented. On this visit we had a different server, who was a great contrast to our first experience. He was very attentive and accommodating, but not overbearing. I tipped accordingly.
The atmosphere is relaxing and casual, just a good vibe in general, the food is solid, prices reasonable.

Visited January 2014
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Coral Springs
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

This was our third visit over the past year. Every diner in our party was happy with their meal each time. Among us, we've had the Jambalaya, Shrimp & Grits, Pasta Chicken Louisianne, Crabcakes, Tilapia Shrimp Meuniére and the Bayou Grilled Shrimp (a few of these were purchased several visits). Service polite and prompt, nice atmosphere, great location. Wouldn't suggest it for kids, though.

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Camarillo, California
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food and music!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

Excellent food and service!! We stopped while passing through town.....we made a great choice. The Shrimp and Grits were outstanding.....the best ever! We also tried the Grit cakes (yummy), fish tacos (tasty) and Shrimp and Scallops (delicious!). We also tried the red beans and rice....wonderful!! For dessert we split a chocolate bread pudding with a white chocolate bourbon sauce.......so very delicious!!! And the coffee was tasty too!! We look forward to dining at another Harry's very soon!!!!

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Newberry, Florida
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Awesome Cajun cooking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best atmospheres in a restaurant I have experienced. It almost reminds me of a house of blues but with better food! The fried green tomatoes is an excellent appetizer. I recommend the Chicken tacos for lunch and blackened redfish or jambalaya for dinner. The deep fried Oreos is also the best desert ever!

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