Local Favorites Highlights Harry’s Old Place
Posted on January 2nd, 2013 by Rebecca Thompson
There are plenty of dining options when looking for seafood in Polk County, but this is one you will not want to pass up! Fresh, casual and delectable are three words that come to mind when thinking about the dining experience at Harry’s Old Place in Winter Haven, Florida.
Walk into this rustic restaurant set on the shore of Lake Ned hungry, and you’re guaranteed to walk out satisfied with your overall experience.
Harry’s Old Place isn’t just another favorite dining hotspot in Polk County for no reason. Try it once, and you will understand. Try it twice, and enjoy a meal just as tasty as the first. Then keep coming back to find that the food remains consistently good with every visit.
Arrive early and arrive with a large appetite because Harry’s Old Place is no secret around Central Florida and portions, here, are generous.
Knowledgeable staff and fresh daily specials on chalkboard-covered walls are what you will find when you’ve made your way to your table. Regulars know that the place to start when deciding upon a dish is located on the walls rather than the menu. Between the numerous daily specials and the menu selections, there are plenty of options to satisfy!
Try favorites like sweet and spicy shrimp, grilled Blue Marlin, Harry’s In a Bag (pecan-crusted Grouper), baked oysters, fried Grouper, blackened Red Fish and fried gator bites cooked to perfection when you make your stop, here.
Even if you are not crazy about seafood, Harry’s still aims to please with their filet mignon, garlic rib eye, New York strip steak or grilled chicken served plain, Cajun or barbecue style along with other sandwich and burger options.
Little touches like sweet tea served in a Mason jar and homemade bread remind you that this casual restaurant remains true to its old southern charm.
The owners of Harry’s Old Place ensure that there is something new for guests to discover every day. Harry’s owners sum it up by stating, “Whether it’s Monkfish from Maine, Steelhead from the Olympic Peninsula or Baked Apalachicola oysters, clams or mussels, we change our menu every day to provide our guests with what’s fresh, what’s in season and well…what just tastes really good.”
Serving lunch and dinner, Harry’s Old Place is open daily from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for lunch and 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Friday, 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Saturday and 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Sunday (December 2 through May 13).
Dishes range in price from about $10-$30.
Find this local favorite on the shore of Lake Ned in Winter Haven at 3751 Cypress Gardens Road, and find more information at http://www.visitcentralflorida.org/destinations/harrys-old-place.