Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant

Seafood | Tavern
Worth a detour

Harry’s looks like a biker bar: beer-sign décor, graffiti on the walls, low light and loud juke box; and longnecks are the drink of choice. But the menu is hardly honky tonk. In fact, it is a prime source of seafood, Dixie-style.

Scallops, shrimp, and haddock, available broiled or lightly breaded and fried, are impeccable. Raw oysters by the dozen sparkle (if a little hard to yank from their shell – house policy is to leave them semi-attached). French fries to accompany the seafood are thick and creamy-centered.

Among locals who eat here three or four nights a week and need a break from excellent seafood, prime rib is a top-of-the-line favorite. During Happy Hour, from 4 to 7, hot wings are served at bargain prices.

Steeler-themed decor in the entryway gives a clue that Harry’s is loyal to Pittsburgh. That means that sandwiches — a Pittsburgh passion — are superb. The haddock sandwich is a foot-long bounty of meaty, moist, nutty-rich fish. It is available broiled, but we always will go for fried, the coating of which is microthin. The “Pittsburgh Sandwich” is a gloss on Primanti’s kitchen-sink Dagwood, containing not only a pile of hacked up beef, but also cheese, French fries, and cole slaw.

If you visit, look high on the wall to the far right of the bar and you will see my marking-pen scrawl from a visit back in February, 2013: “Roadfood.com loves Harry’s… and Harry himself.”

What to Eat
Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant, Oysters (dozen)
Oysters (dozen)
Raw oysters sparkle.
Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant, Haddock Platter
Haddock Platter
Triple-Whammy: haddock, shrimp, scallops
Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant, Broiled Shrimp
Broiled Shrimp
10 good-sized shrimp glistening with butter and electrified by spice.
Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant, French Fries
French Fries
Crisp-edged, creamy-centered logs of fried potato
Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant, Haddock Sandwich
Haddock Sandwich
One-half of a foot-long haddock sandwich
Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant, Coconut Shrimp
Coconut Shrimp
Sweet/hot chili sauce is the right condiment for crunchy coconut shrimp.
Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant, Wings
Happy Hour wings are a bargain. These are Buffalo-style.
Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant, Pittsburgh Sandwich
Pittsburgh Sandwich
Pittsburgh-style steak sandwich: everything in the bun
Harry’s Local Bar and Restaurant, Salt & Pepper Shrimp
Salt & Pepper Shrimp
Lemon pepper shrimp are a zesty alternative to fried fare.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Monday4 pm - 2:30 am
Tuesday4 pm - 2:30 am
Wednesday4 pm - 2:30 am
Thursday4 pm - 2:30 am
Friday4 pm - 2:30 am
Saturday4 pm - 2:30 am
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
10 stops | 48 MILES | 1 hr 22 min

Aiken has long been a vacation destination for the horsey set – back in the 1950s, weekly non-stop train service direct from New York served wintering horses, horse owners, and their staff. It remains a destination for horse people of all kind. If riding (or watching) the four-legged athletes conjures up an appetite, there is…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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