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“Picture Window to Ocala Center” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille

Harry's Seafood Bar and Grille
Ranked #5 of 474 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, 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.
Ocala, Florida
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Picture Window to Ocala Center”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

From a Southeast corner, Harry's commands a mighty view of the newly rebuilt Town Square. For those wanting an outdoor experience chairs and umbrella draped tables offer street side seating. Inside, the high ceiling and period lights remind me of my old grade school classroom. The entrance is the bar side and hosts live music (you'll have to check when playing starts). The dining side is enhanced with one huge picture window showing the Town Square. Seating at the window is provided with four roomy booths.

We haven't tried the entire menu because we are ever pressed to repeat our favorite dishes. Start with a loaf of hot bread served with an interesting butter/cream cheese/scallion spread, then order the She Crab Soup. Harry's has a tempting hot sauce, but do be frugal -- it has a kick. Adding a little to the She Crab Soup will 'tang' it up a bit -- if needed! An entree of Pork Tenderloin Medallions topped with portabello mushrooms & cracked black pepper sauce is best accompanied with Fried Grit Cake with tasso ham cream sauce ($1.00 upgrade). -- OR -- Trout Arugula seared and topped with a light lemon beurre blanc, finished with a fresh arugula dill salad and nola rice and add a side dish of Sweet Creamy Southern Corn Grits with a hint of fresh sage. Not wanting to mask the flavors, we always order ice water. This is our taste treat!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Georgia
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good cajun cooking right on the square”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

You can't beat the location. Right on the square in Ocala with outdoor tables overlooking the greenspace. The food lived up to the location. We had a lunch of fried catfish with a crawfish etoufee sauce. The catfish was perfectly fried. The etoufee didn't have much seafood in it, but it had a good taste.

Service was good. We would definitely come back.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Harry's, Without Doubt, Best in Ocala”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

We go to Harry's at least once per week (when home). It's wonderful to have such a fine Cajun cuisine in Ocala. Atmosphere makes you not want to leave, we enjoy spending the early afternoon there, sharing foods and enjoying happy hour. Try it, you'll like it. Gene & Chynna

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank maxangel
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Silver Springs, Florida
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“Always a good time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We can never go wrong at Harry's. The food is always prepared to perfection, and the service is always first rate. They always seem to have a special fresh take on some Cajun dish, but their regular menu is exceptional. We will return often.

Visited May 2014
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Ocala, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“If You Have A Fat Wallet”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is the place most of the middle aged Ocala insiders hang out. The food is good small portions high price but tasty. It is a drinking establishment as well but don't expect any deals on drinks it's a chic establishment ya know.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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