You don’t have to travel all the way to the beach to enjoy a waterfront dining experience – Harborside Restaurant on the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes is just what you need.

Lakeside Dining

This lakeside eatery is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Shipp in Winter Haven and has been a local favorite for over 20 years. They have a spacious dock area which gives customers the opportunity to arrive via car, bike, boat, Jet Ski or sea plane. 

Regardless of your transportation, you will definitely feel the ambiance of sun and sails as soon as you enter through the doors.

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Sticking with their nautical, rustic theme, on one side of the restaurant they have a horseshoe-shaped bar and at the other end is a copper-plated raw bar. If the rustic tiles, brushed copper and gray walls inside the restaurant doesn’t put you in the mood for seafood, the outdoor patio surely will. Sit outside on the deck and enjoy the iconic Florida sunshine and the breathtaking views of Winter Haven’s Chain of Lakes.

Sensational Seafood

While Harborside offers steak and pasta, they are known for fresh seafood dishes during lunch and dinner. 

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Hot and Cold Appetizers

Harborside’s starters will have you hooked before you get the chance to view the entrees. With options like lobster tail and fried gator bites, Bang Bang Shrimp, and seared ahi tuna you won’t second guess whether you really need an appetizer or not. Check out their raw oyster bar – you have the options of eating them raw, steamed, or grilled.

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Lunch and Dinner Dishes

For the main course, entrees include Atlantic salmon, gulf grouper and mahi mahi, all cut in house daily. Crazy about crustaceans? Harborside’s snow crab legs are served dusted with Old Bay seasoning and drawn butter for your dipping pleasure. 

We recommend trying “The” Harborside Fish Sandwich. The white fish filet itself is as big as the plate it’s served on. For the non-seafood lovers, their steak, baby back ribs or pasta won’t disappoint.

Weekly Specials

  • Monday: 1/2 off Select Appetizers at the Bar starting at 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Buy one get one free fish tacos (with purchase of two beverages) starting at 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1/2 off all wines by the glass
  • Thursday: Super Grouper Menu (Gulf Grouper, prepared in a variety of ways all at special pricing)

Every Day is Happy Hour

If you fancy yourself a drink, pull up a seat at their fully stocked bar. Harborside serves an assortment of drinks including draft beer and margaritas, as well as many house wines and wells. Make sure you make it in time for happy hour, which is every day between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The specials can’t be beat – draft beer is a mere $1.99 a pint.

Learn more about the Lakeland and Winter Haven area by watching the video below. (It features Harborside Restaurant.)

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Address / Location

2435 7th St SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
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Contact Info

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info@harborsidefl.com
863-293-7070

Hours of Operation

Sunday - Thursday 11:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 11:30 - 10:00 p.m.
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5 Star Rating

Food, atmosphere, and service were phenomenal. Pricing was very reasonable for the wonderful and fresh seafood fare. Salad was unique and was a surprise for the taste buds and the bread was fresh and... Read Full Review

4 Star Rating

Kerry was our server and she was delightful. She explained what we were not sure about. She was very good and the food was good. My husband had a seafood platter and enjoyed it all. I ordered a... Read Full Review

3 Star Rating

We stopped at Harborside for dinner and were a family party of four. We enjoyed good drinks at the bar while we waited for a table. For dinner we ordered two meat and two seafood meals each with a... Read Full Review

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