Harry’s Seafood: Word of Mouth
Recently, the husband and I took a little weekend getaway down to St. Augustine, Florida where we stayed at a bed and breakfast (b&b). On the advice of one of my co-workers, we decided to go eat dinner at Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille. They did not disappoint. Thanks for looking out, Brit!
Things Only Locals Know
The front desk attendant at the b&b that we stayed at gave us a coupon for a free appetizer to use at Harry’s Seafood. That’s what I call good looking out! You can rarely go wrong with free food. Wouldn’t you know it, she was a former St. Simon’s Island resident, which is in the same county that we live in. It’s a small world after all. She advised us to do a “call ahead”. She said that Harry’s did not accept reservations, and that if you called to make one, they would hang up on you. Crazy, right? The attendant said to tell them that we were calling ahead for dinner. This made absolutely no sense to my husband and I, because it was still technically a reservation, but we did it anyway.
Harry’s is located in the historic district of St. Augustine, right across from the waterfront at 46 Avenida Menendez. We walked there from our b&b. The restaurant is housed in what appears to be an old, historic home. When we walked up to the restaurant, we were welcomed in by a stone-masoned arch covered in climbing greenery complete with large, green, hinged, wooden gates with lions’ heads attached. It was beautiful. The entrance led to a bricked patio where there were quite a bit of guests enjoying dinner on a breezy Floridian evening. I can only imagine that the patio takes on a romantic glow at night due to all of the stringed lighting, and I may have to test that theory out in the near future. Not being big on eating outside in the warm Spring months of the south due to bugs, we opted to dine inside.
Hooked on Harry’s
The food was sooo very good. We, of course, had our complimentary appetizer of fried green tomatoes. According to the menu, the tomatoes were corn flake crusted with chipotle aioli and crumbled feta cheese. My husband and I both enjoyed an entree of Grouper Meunière: lightly fried grouper topped with shrimp and a brown sauce on a bed of homemade mashed potatoes with a side of french green beans. We could not eat it all! For all of that goodness, we spent about $45 dollars, which is not bad considering that we had grouper, a pricey fish. The great thing about the location of Harry’s is, there are plenty of shops and natural scenery for you to walk to afterwards to burn off some of your meal’s calories.
The experience at Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille was excellent. The customer service was pretty good considering how busy the restaurant was, the location and atmosphere were on point, and the food was delish! I would definitely eat there again, and maybe next time, on the patio…at night.