The focus is put on fresh fare at Harry’s Old Place. They serve a diverse array of seafood and dishes with Florida flare in a quaint restaurant with an eclectic collection of nautical décor. A visit to Harry’s is an experience – a tasty experience.

Polk – The Land O’Plenty of Seafood

There is no shortage of dining options in Polk, but when it comes to seafood, Winter Haven is stacked. One of the jewels in its crown is Harry’s Old Place. Fresh, casual and delectable are three words that come to mind when we think about a dining experience at Harry’s Old Place in Winter Haven, Florida.

When you saunter through the doors of this rustic restaurant set on the shore of Lake Ned hungry, one thing’s is guaranteed: you’ll walk out satisfied, and not just with the food, but your overall experience.

Harry's Old Place
Harry's Old Place

Hooked on Harry’s

Harry’s Old Place isn’t just another favorite dining hotspot in Polk County for no reason – it’s addicting. Try it once, and you will understand the hype. Try it twice, and you’ll surely enjoy a meal just as tasty as your first. When you find that the food remains consistently good with every returning visit and you won’t baulk at the idea of standing in a long line of locals on a Friday night to get your Harry’s Old Place fix.

Harry's Old Place
Harry's Old Place

Atmosphere: It’s the Small Things

Knowledgeable and friendly staff makes you feel like family from the moment you walk through the door. Daily specials aren’t sitting on an easel by the front door or only available upon recital by your server, they’re written on chalkboard-covered walls. If you want to order like a local, you’ll pay attention to the writing on the walls.

“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.”

— Harry’s Old Place Staff

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.

Fan-Favorite Fare

You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu at Harry’s Old Place, but there are a few items that are near and dear to a many of Polk County natives. Favorite include 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. Oh, and anything written on the wall.

Non-Seafood Options

Harry’s knows seafood isn’t for everyone. 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. Eureka!

Address / Location

3751 Cypress Gardens Rd
Winter Haven, FL 33884
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Hours of Operation

Lunch Weekdays
Tuesday - Friday 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner All Week
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday Dinner Dec. 2 - May 13
Sunday 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Trip Advisor Logo Reviews

5 Star Rating

We visited for my wife’s bday and as always The “FRESHEST” seafood 🦞 cooked to perfection We will be going back and highly recommend this restaurant Great service too Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

Harry’s is not a fancy place, but it’s the best seafood restaurant in Winter Haven, maybe in Polk County. The fried shrimp is crunchy and delicious and the salmon is very fresh. Service is very good... Read Full Review

4 Star Rating

We were on the lakes enjoying our day. Stopped for a couple drinks and something to eat. The Rum Runners were decent, boneless wings were good with a bottled sauce, and our server was great. It was... Read Full Review

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