Harry's Seafood Grill
Harry's Seafood Grill

Harry's Seafood Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.harrysseafoodgrill.com/
  • Phone: 3027771500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: David Lee Banks, CEC, AAC
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Harry's Fish Market + Grill, adjacent to Harry's Seafood Grill, is available to cater your office or personal breakfast and lunch. Contact our Management Team for more information.
  • Entertainment:
    Entertainment We offer live acoustic entertainment from 6-8PM every Wednesday night during the summer. Come join us on our patio!

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking garage also available.
A word from Harry's Seafood Grill
Harry's Seafood Grill is a causal, upscale seafood eatery & a hot spot on the river. Adjacent to the Riverwalk, Harry's Seafood Grill has become THE place for lunch, dinner, cocktails, and late night in the City of Wilmington. The chic atmosphere, fresh raw bar, award-winning crab cakes, outstanding lobsters, and other imaginatively prepared seafood, great martinis, and 50 wines by the glass are some of the keys to an exciting experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Harry's Seafood Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
184 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (114)scenic view (101)special occasion (87)fit for foodies (75)vibrant bar scene (43)romantic (36)notable wine list (33)good for groups (32)great for lunch (32)neighborhood gem (27)hot spot (20)great for brunch (18)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went to your restaurant because the advertisements were so enticing. We invited my daughter & her husband to join us. Had a great booth in the corner, so we were able to drown out the noise and it was as if we had our own little corner of the "world." Service was great & very friendly. Enjoyed the food very much. BIG problem was directions were horrible & drove around & around until my daughter saw our car. We managed to find their car so followed them. Hostess on the telephone was trying to be helpful but could not get us there. Extremely frustrating!!!! You need to somehow put definite directions on line. So, I don't know if we would go back because it was so difficult to find Harry's Seafood Grill. We did enjoy our dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Harry's Seafood Grill
    wwxbee
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Live downstate, so I don't make it there near enough. Six of us for dinner. Great time and a real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Anniversary Dinner
    R1ckster
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Arrived to be welcomed to a pleasant outdoor table on the patio with a nice view of the river. I felt the table was per my request - something intimate. The service was prompt asking if we cared for drinks, menus, etc. Initially service was overbearing and then fell off just before food came. I had wanted to order a bottle of wine to go with dinner but wasn't asked, and server was MIA. I finally flagged down another server for the wine but by the time the wine came the food had been there for a while. Later things got a little better because I think the server I flagged down understood I wasn't thrilled. Food was great and drinks too. Dessert was good as well. Definitely a great place and love it, just a bit of a hiccup on the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish Lovers
    John
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you want creatively prepared fresh fish, Harry's is your place. Menu has mostly original options with a few traditional standbys.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite restaurant
    Seafoodlover
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Harry's has long been my favorite restaurant. Due to a life situation, I had not been there for a few months. I found the experience was not what I remembered it to be. The clams were outstanding for a starter, but both of our main dishes were almost greasy. Desert was very good. We were just slightly disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just good tonight
    Finediner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Visited here for restaurant week and have been here before. Usually excellent food. Not so impressed with the restaurant week food. We checked out the menu online before going and one of the two offered dinner choices was changed to a different fish. I'm sure there was a good reason, just not as impressed with drum fish, it's very tough. The shrimp dish served three shrimp, one was undercooked. We were there on a Friday and the bar was jumping and fun. We just wished they had put a little more into the restaurant week menu dishes. We brought someone along who had never been there before and it was a bit disappointing. The past couple of times we visited before this visit, the servers are attentive but not very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected delight
    AKM77
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We'd never been to Harry' Seafood, but we had a gift card, so we thought we'd give it a shot. Over many years we'd b en to Harry's Savoy on Naaman Road, quite close to where we live, and found it unremarkable. So we were quite surprised and delighted to find that Harry's Seafood had much better ambiance, delicious, well-prepared food, and really excellent service. And what a nice setting, to boot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey but just OK food
    live2eat
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Looks like a fun place, but the food was just OK, definitely not on par for the price. Did not try the drinks, but it looks like they would be good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food, particularly the crabcakes and seafood nachos, were disappointing for the price point. Crabcake was overcooked on the outside (black charred) and had more tasteless filling than crab meat. Have had much better experiences at this restaurant than we had during this most recent visit. I hope this was just an off night because this restaurant has been a favorite-- but the food was so off that I would no longer consider this restaurant at the top of my list for future dinners.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • djs1972
    ScubaDave
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was our first visit and though it was a little bit hard to find we certainly enjoyed it once we got there. We ate on the patio overlooking the river and it was quite nice to see all the activity going on around us. our server, Daniel couldn't have been more fun and certainly good at his job. We had a good time and will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodsnob51
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We dined with a friend who has numerous food allergies. The waiter and chef were extremely accommodating to her request for specific preparation of her meal. The service was wonderful and the food delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience As Always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We have always had a great dining experience at Harry's Seafood. The seafood is wonderful (fresh and well prepared), our server was pleasant, professional and attentive and the ambiance is top notch (great decor and a view of the Riverfront if dining outside). We will return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best seafood in Delaware
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great crab cakes and rock fish dinners. Highly recommend. Will return if in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our second visit and everything was great till dessert. My warm apple crisp w/ vanilla gelato came out refrigerator cold and then when it was returned it was so hot that I couldn't eat it and the gelato was melting.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It
    DiningDiana
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food and the service were great and the ambiance was fun and energetic. I particularly liked being able to order half portions of two separate entrees at about half price each so I didn't have to choose between two great options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful find
    snipsVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were visiting the area and found Harry's on Open Table. Great spot - although it was a little hard to find using Google Maps on phone. We were promptly seated at a very nice table overlooking the river and river walk. We both enjoyed our meal of crab cakes and the crab and artichoke appetizer. If we lived in the area we would want to visit regular. We highly recommend Harry's Seafood and Grill to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    Melinda
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Good atmosphere, good food. The Seafood nachos are a great appetizer! The half-off oysters are amazing, if you can find the seating at the bar to get them.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner
    Cliff
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a wonderful meal and the service was great. Harry's was a very welcoming place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful Dining
    tingoldVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    People in the Wilmington area know about the wonders of Harry's but those traveling along I-95 should know that it's only a five-minute detour to have a great lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were seated ahead of time, service and food were great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary and we had a wonderful time! The food was delicious and the service was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tough choices!
    2vivaciousduffers
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great to take non-residents for a seafood experience using only the freshest available. As usual, difficult to choose from a menu loaded with choices. Took us extra long just to decide what to order! Ceviche sampler is a repeated favorite and never fails to please. Same with Thai crab salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood date night
    Skippy9842
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Best softshell crabs we've found all summer. Oysters and sushi were of exceptional quality. Wish they had docking so we could boat in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Experience!
    DERene
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went to Harry's Seafood Grill to celebrate my birthday. Everything was perfect. We sat outside on a lovely night and had a wonderful view of the water way. We went mid-week and it was easier to get an outside table. The service was spectacular. Our waiter was attentive, seemed to always know if we needed anything, and was very professional. The food was prepared beautifully with great attention to detail. All of our food looked beautiful (I am always impressed with presentation) and tasted even better. Fresh, seasoned well, and at the right temperature. The timing was impeccable. I really hate when you are still enjoying the appetizer and the entree arrives. Not here, perfect timing, no rushing through a meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Had lunch and it was just ok. Calamari app was great! Mixed grill entre was blah. Service was great and the restaurant is in a great location!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb setting
    WalterHarding
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had a great table on the river and out side. The service was seamless and the food superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Harry's Seafood Grill
    2heartsasone
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The meal was delicous fromthe artichoke & crab dip appetizers, our salads, I had wonderful surf and turf meal: steak was perfect, and the shrimp were large and cooked perfectly. My husband the scallop entree which he truly enjoyed. We complimented our meal with lovely sweet wine. We sat outside and we're treated to opening of drawbridge so tourist ship could pass by. We will come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Retiree
    Willbeback
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Excellent crab cakes. We were a party of four. All enjoyed their dinner selection. Will certainly schedule a return engagement.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special event
    Sheldon
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We enjoyed everything we ordered from cocktails to desserts. The outdoor seating was very comfortable and scenic but we look forward to returning to dine indoors as well. Our entres, scallops, lobster and surf and turf, were delicious. Our waiter, James , was patient and accommodating with our group of 5. We would recommend Harry's Seafood.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very mediocre
    WilmDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food is mediocre and overpriced. We will not return. Food at Harry's Savoy is much better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Outdoor Dine
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Four of us enjoyed dinner here last Saturday. My 4 scallops were excellent. Two of us had the crab cakes, which had outstanding flavor with little to no filler. I'll get them next time! The sangria was very weak in flavor and I won't get it again, but my husband and I enjoyed the wine sampler.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Quite Very Good
    Kiddo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was very tasty -- we had the Brazilian catfish and the grilled Salmon. Go if you are celebrating a special occasion, or want to impress a date. You'll find very high prices and small portions; eat something before you go. The greeting and service were indifferent and the focus seemed to be on the busy bar and outdoor deck instead of our lonely inside table. We had to wait over 20 minutes for a cheese plate for dessert. This was an OK meal but not particularly good value and I expected more food and better service. I will let Harry's survive without our sedate family visits as it further evolves into a hot nightspot for the growing young urban Riverfront crowd.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    KDNov12
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My husband and I have dined here on a few special occasions and have never had a bad meal or service. This most recent visit was on a Sunday evening so the restaurant was less crowded than the other times we went, so a little quieter, which was nice. Scallop & poblano ceviche was great as always and my husband said his oysters were "melt-in your mouth" delicious. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Definitely a place we will visit again for a special occasion, prices do not lead for a every week visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Betsmo
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Harrys has a great bar and the outdoor seating is scenic. Our waitress was nice and friendly, and answered all our questions about the different fish on the menu. Our food was good, although my steamed shrimp was fresh and tasty, it was seasoned with way too much old bay and salt
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing!
    ChooseyOne
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This restaurant has been a favorite of ours for years but this latest visit was a curve ball. Dishes we have had before were not prepared quite as well & our waitress seemed better suited to diner than an upscale establishment. There were far too many empty tables for a Friday night and the atmosphere was morose. My husband said the restroom was dirty. It was really a bummer and I'm hoping it was just an off night and not the new norm.
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  • LUCKY FIND
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Thanks to our friends on the internet we found Harry's and enjoyed a lovely, delicious and hearty seafood dinner. Generous portion of softshell crabs, perfectly prepared and presented. Fresh oysters and good martini. I'm in hog heaven or should I say, angelfish heaven???? Why should I be disappointed????
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    RunningSap
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Excellent food. Got a table outside on a perfect night. Stayed with the Ahi Tuna. Always excellent. Gelato for dessert. Dessert menu lacking, but I come here for the seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    BmoredinerVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Picked this restaurant off of Open Table after visiting Winterthur, what a great find. Perfect cocktails, fresh, delicious seafood and a very nice setting on the water. A little noisy inside but it is a pretty big space. Glad we took a chance on something new-would love to come back if we're ever in the area again! Outside dining was overlooking the river and would have been a lovely choice if the weather was a little cooler(90degrees out!)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    As always food, drinks, service were excellent. Perfect weather For eating outside made the experience A+.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but tasty
    TonyMac
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was served fresh and very well prepared. You have the ability to have the food tailored to your particular taste. All the seafood is caught within 24 hour before being brought to your table. The menu is always changing depending on the seafood available that day. The portion size is generous. The salmon was on the petite side and a bit over cooked. The waiter was very attentive. Great place to go for a first date or a special occasion, During the summer months definitely worth waiting to dine outside,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate